Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 09/20/21

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.

President Biden/Biden Administration:

White House rules out concessions over debt ceiling while GOP refuses to help avert crisis

Republicans raised the debt ceiling with the Trump administration but say Democrats now own the issue.

The Biden Administration Pushes Cities to Get Serious About Homelessness

A federal initiative called House America will ask cities, counties and states to pledge to curb homelessness, in exchange for federal support and resources. 

White House to revoke covid-19 travel ban on international visitors

Still the Badass:

Congress:

Congressman Tim Ryan Tests Positive for COVID-19

Democrats unveil new plan to fund government, suspend debt ceiling as major showdown with GOP looms

Lawmakers have less than two weeks to pass a spending bill to avert a government shutdown, and they are running out of time on the debt limit

SCOTUS:

Supreme Court to hear Mississippi abortion case in early December

Mississippi’s abortion restriction was the first to reach the court from a wave of state laws intended to challenge the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Nearly 900 state legislators urge Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade in major abortion case

Arguments in the case involving Mississippi’s 15-week abortion are scheduled to begin this fall.

Voter Suppression/Voting Rights/Elections:

Trump won these counties big. His supporters question the results there, too.

A push to revisit November’s results is underway or being called for in at least nine counties Trump won by more than 24 points.

Economy:

But it’s NOT the economy: Dow futures tumble more than 600 points as September slide intensifies

The Dow has so far turned in three straight weeks of losses for the first time since September 2020.

Immigration:

U.S. will prioritize single adult Haitians, some families for deportation from Texas bridge throng

Thousands of the 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants who were packed under a Del Rio, Texas, bridge have been removed or deported by U.S. officials.

Environment:

COVID-19 Updates/COVIDIOTS:

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemicaccording to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University, highlighting the extraordinary damage incurred by the current virus.

The U.S. has passed 675,000 deaths, the estimated toll from the 1918 pandemic, which for a century had been the worst pandemic to hit the country.

“The number of reported deaths from Covid in the US will surpass the toll of the 1918 flu pandemic this month,” Tom Frieden, the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tweeted earlier this month. “We cannot become hardened to the continuing, and largely preventable, tragedy.”

Should’ve Got the Vaccine:

The REAL Death Panels: Republicans maneuver to block vaccine mandates, undercutting a policy widely seen as an effective tool to end pandemic

54 Percent Back Vax Requirements for Indoor Activities as COVID Fears Rise Among Republicans

Should’ve Listened to Dr. Fauci, Not Some ‘Fullish’ MAGAt:

The American Taliban/White ISIS/Wing Nuts/MAGAts/GUNZ!:

Threats against members of Congress are skyrocketing. It’s changing the job

The Former Guy:

The Trump Organization Is Back In Court To Fight Tax Fraud Charges In New York:

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Sports:

NFL schedule Week 2: TV coverage, channels, scores for every football game today

World News:

Pro-Putin party claims Russian election as opponents claim fraud

The Communists say they stand to lose a number of races that the paper ballots show them winning.

State News:

What a RINO: A first in Ohio’s GOP Senate primary: A candidate ignoring Trump

Matt Dolan, a state senator whose family owns the Cleveland Indians, is running as a pragmatic conservative — not a Trump acolyte.

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