Earlier, in Albertville, Alabama, police said a worker at a fire hydrant plant fatally shot two people and wounded two more, before killing himself later.
Tensions flared in East Jerusalem today over a march by Israeli ultra-nationalists. Hundreds of people paraded with Israeli flags, as some chanted — quote — “Death to Arabs.” Israel’s new government called the slogans a disgrace. Palestinians responded with protests. Some in Gaza launched incendiary balloons that sparked fires in Southern Israel.
Back in this country, former Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has confirmed that he joined pro-Trump protests outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. A Maine newspaper reports that the California Republican entered a restricted zone, but there is no indication he stormed the building. Rohrabacher served in Congress for 30 years, before his defeat in 2018.
The Biden White House has put out word that it is giving Senate negotiations another week to 10 days. Otherwise, Democrats might try to pass the president’s sweeping plan on their own in the 50/50 Senate. Party leaders divided today over a bipartisan plan of nearly $1 trillion.