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:
Kyrsten Sinema Won’t Support a Reconciliation Bill Without Passing Infrastructure: Report
US unemployment claims fall to lowest level since pandemic
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since the pandemic began, a sign the job market is still improving even as hiring has slowed in the past two months.
Unemployment claims dropped 36,000 to 293,000 last week, the second straight drop, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the smallest number of people to apply for benefits since the week of March 14, 2020, when the pandemic intensified, and the first time claims have dipped below 300,000. Applications for jobless aid, which generally track the pace of layoffs, have fallen steadily since last spring as many businesses, struggling to fill jobs, have held onto their workers.
With hospitals crowded from COVID, 1 in 5 American families delays health care
But, but, some ‘fullish’ MAGAt ‘thinks’ only white people get jabbed. Oh, so little the ignorant, racist fool knows.
Why Many Black Americans Changed Their Minds About Covid Shots
Black Americans were once far less likely than white Americans to be vaccinated. But a wave of pro-vaccine campaigns and a surge of virus deaths have narrowed that gap, experts say.
Should’ve Got the Vaccine:
GOP lawmaker, banned from flying Alaska Airlines over mask mandate, tests positive for coronavirus
The American Taliban/White ISIS/Wing Nuts/MAGAts/GUNZ!:
Good!: Jan. 6 committee to recommend criminal contempt citation for Trump adviser Steve Bannon
The chairman said that the vote comes after Bannon has refused to hand over documents or testify.
Former Trump officials call for war, harsh punishment to curb border crossings
Ken Cuccinelli and Chad Wolf warned of an “invasion” by undocumented migrants and called for more “immigration consequences” Wednesday.
DC police warned other agencies before January 6 rally that attendees were urged to ‘come armed,’ according to new document
The Former Guy:
Trump to give deposition in lawsuit brought by protesters who claim his security guards assaulted them
- Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to be deposed next week in New York City.
- Protesters filed a lawsuit alleging they were “violently attacked” by his security guards on the sidewalk outside of Trump Tower in September 2015.
- Trump’s videotaped deposition on Monday morning will be held in Trump Tower itself, which is located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s Midtown section.
Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin won’t say if he wants Trump to campaign for him
The Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate also distanced himself from a far-right rally and disavowed political violence.
La Niña has arrived and will stick around. Here is what that means for the dry Southwest and US hurricanes
Bill Cosby accuser files lawsuit against comedian
Lili Bernard filed a civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby regarding an incident in August 1990.