Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 04/29/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION:

  • CNN Poll: 7 in 10 who watched say Biden’s speech left them feeling optimistic

CONGRESS:

  • Congressional Democrats are planning to pursue a massive expansion of Medicare as part of President Biden’s new $1.8 trillion economic relief package, defying the White House after it opted against including a major health overhaul as part of its plan.

Cancun Cruz has another meltdown:

  • The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $35 billion bill designed to bolster states’ water infrastructure with a bipartisan 89-2 vote.
  • The only two senators to vote against the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act were Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Ted Cruz of Texas.

COVID-19 Updates and COVIDIOTS:

White ISIS/MAGAts/ White Supremacists/Wing Nut Watch/GUNZ!:

  • Kris Kobach, Former Trump Adviser, Announces Run For Kansas Attorney General
  • One lie after another:

Other Headlines:

  • Four people were shot and killed, including two North Carolina sheriff’s deputies, during a welfare check at a home that turned into a 13-hour standoff, authorities said.
  • Florida House Passes Bill Banning Businesses From Requiring COVID ‘Vaccine Passports’
  • In must be Opposite Day: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) has signed a bill into law reforming the state’s sex education standards, removing anti-LGBTQ language that previously required teachers to condemn homosexuality and portray it in a negative light.
  • An Idaho lawmaker accused of rape by a 19-year-old legislative intern has resigned after an ethics committee found he should be formally censured.
  • The investigation into Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger began in March after a young staffer reported he raped her in his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant. Von Ehlinger has denied all wrongdoing and maintains he had consensual sexual contact with the young woman. He resigned Thursday after an ethics committee unanimously agreed that he engaged in “behavior unbecoming” and recommended that he be suspended without pay for the rest of the legislative session.

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