Archive for March 3rd, 2021

March 3rd, 2021 - 8:04 pm § in Biden, Politics

CNN vets key 2022 Senate races

CNN has identified 10 Senate seats it considers mostly like to change hands in 2022. Each party currently holds 5 of them, so if all 10 seats flip, the Senate’s partisan composition will stay the same — 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. That would be a win, of sorts, for the Democrats as [...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 2:42 pm § in Law and Courts

Prosecutors accuse tax swindler of faking dementia

Software tycoon Robert Brockman, 79, possesses the usual billionaire accoutrements: Mansion, yacht, private jet, and Aspen ski cabin. He’s also an accused tax crook. Federal prosecutors have charged him with 39 counts of tax evasion, wire fraud, and money laundering. Brockman (blank stare at l[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 1:43 pm § in Health, Science, UW

Scientists: Covid-19 is here to stay

Impatient Americans want to know when the Covid-19 pandemic will be behind us and life will return to normal.¬†They won’t like the answer. Scientists are increasingly skeptical it will ever end. “A new consensus is emerging among scientists … that SARS-CoV-2 will not only remain wi[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 12:12 pm § in Misc.

GOP balks at Biden’s HHS pick

Senate committee Republicans closed ranks in opposition against Biden’s HHS secretary, Xavier Beccerra (photo, left), holding up his confirmation. For bad reasons. With equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans on the committee, the vote tied at 14-14, and it’s now up to the partiesR[...]

March 3rd, 2021 - 11:27 am § in Law and Courts

Crime news: Canadian car attacker found guilty

A Canadian man who drove a rented van on a crowded Toronto sidewalk in 2018, mowing down pedestrians, is criminally responsible for his actions despite suffering from autism spectrum disorder, a judge ruled on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. She found him guilty of 10 counts of murder, for the people w[...]