Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 06/24/21

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:

Read more on the bipartisan deal here:

Congress:

  • Prepare yourself for the latest Clown Show: House Republicans to hold own hearing on Covid-19 origins
    • Rep. Steve Scalise said the hearing will feature testimony from doctors, scientists and “members of Congress who’ve been investigating this on their own.”

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

  • Pay attention: Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

Voter Suppression:

Newscasts:

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

Economy:

  • The U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.4% rate in the first three months of the year, setting the stage for what economists believe may be the strongest year for the economy in about seven decades.

Environment/Climate Change:

  • According to a U.S. Drought Monitor map published by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the 11 states experiencing extreme drought conditions are New Mexico; Arizona; California; Nevada; Utah; Oregon; Washington; Montana; North Dakota; Colorado; and Wyoming. Some areas in Idaho and South Dakota are also suffering from extreme drought conditions.

UPDATES:

Other News:

  • As pandemic life recedes in the U.S., people are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. Many are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. It’s leading to a dramatic increase in resignations — a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April alone, according to the Labor Department.
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