Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 08/26/21

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.

Afghanistan:

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President Biden/Biden Administration:

Congress:

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COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

Next to TFG, this is the last person anyone should listen to and take their advice:

  • As Florida faces record covid-19 deaths, DeSantis says Biden should follow his lead
    • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said President Biden has failed to “end covid” and should follow his state’s lead, even as Florida experiences record-breaking cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
    • Florida is now reporting an average of 227 covid-19 deaths each day — a state record and by far the highest count in the nation. 

Tallahassee ER doctor ousted from hospital after promoting $50 mask opt-out letters

Texas father strips down to swimsuit to take stance on school mask mandates

“We follow certain rules for a very good reason,” the man said, nearly naked.

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

Wisconsin lawmaker with COVID-19 on ventilator, stable

A Republican state senator from Wisconsin who opposed mask and vaccine mandates and then developed pneumonia after testing positive for COVID-19 was in stable condition Wednesday after being placed on a ventilator, his spokesman said.

In Covid ICUs, doctors see a surge in critically ill pregnant women

At hospitals across the South, doctors report treating more pregnant women than at any point in the pandemic.

84 employees of LAPD test positive for Covid, nearly doubling cases in one week

The Los Angeles Police Department is subject to the city’s vaccination mandate, and less than 50 percent of its employees are fully vaccinated.

The American Taliban/White Supremacists/MAGAts:

Exclusive: Police Lieutenant Who Killed January 6 Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt Finally Identified

AOC Challenger Tina Forte Promoted and Attended Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

In this special investigation, Snopes found that the apparent QAnon believer livestreamed to Facebook Live the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to over 6 years

Prosecutors recommended a reduced sentence for Ty Garbin, 25, saying he cooperated extensively with their investigation.

State News:

Virginia GOP sues to disqualify McAuliffe from governor’s race

And here’s the rub:

The lawsuit comes hours after a new Christopher Newport University poll showed Virginia Democrats up and down the ballot leading Republicans in their respective races.

Other News:

CDC Investigation Notice Regarding Two Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections

Eating a hot dog can take 36 minutes off your life, study suggests

Death sentence upheld for Dylann Roof, who killed 9 in South Carolina church shooting

The June 17, 2015, attack in Charleston was a racially motivated hate crime, a jury found.

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