Liveblog - Liveblog – In case you missed it: Headlines 11/02/21

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:

Congress:

House committee to investigate ivermectin racket pushed by two fixtures of right-wing media

Schumer announces deal on prescription drug pricing, a key obstacle to mega-bill

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a key holdout, endorsed the agreement.

Justice:

A judge used the n-word and called George Floyd a ‘thug,’ staffers said. He’s been ousted from his job.

Elections:

Join News Views later this afternoon, early evening, for Live Coverage of Virginia and New Jersey’s election results. Stay Tuned!

Ohio, Florida voters cast ballots in 3 congressional races

COVID-19

Police Behaving Badly:

Raleigh police detective fired after accusations of planting fake heroin on group of Black men

MAGAt World/Wing Nuts:

Breitbart has outsized influence over climate change denial on Facebook, report says

A new report suggests 10 publishers, including Russia Today and the Federalist Papers, are responsible for nearly 70 percent of interactions with climate change misinformation on the platform

The Tucker Carlson test: Social networks leave up clips baselessly calling Jan. 6 a ‘false flag’

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene hit with four more fines for breaking House rule by refusing to wear a mask

The Former Guy:

Sports:

How to Trigger an Ignorant, Illiterate, Racist, and ‘Fullish’ MAGAt: Let him know that we no longer accept ethnic and/or racial slurs. Racism is a mental disorder; seek help.

Indians begin removing scripted name from stadium scoreboard:

The Indians began removing the team’s scripted logo atop the giant scoreboard at Progressive Field on Tuesday as they transition their name to the Guardians.

Crews started dismantling the letters, beginning with the “I” on the 80-foot-long sign. It’s another step in the offseason change for the Major League Baseball team, which has been called the Indians since 1915.

The removal of the letters is expected to take several days. The sign will be placed in storage while the club evaluates options for a permanent spot for it.

A new “Guardians” sign will replace the old one and be erected before opening day 2022.

Deal With It:

State News:

A-Butt Alert: Texas governor decries school library books with ‘pornographic or obscene material’

NC House Democrats walk out on newest Republican member, who participated in Jan. 6

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