- Editor’s note: This is a landmark day, so the numerous headlines below are also for historical and archival purposes.
*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Olympian: Here’s where you can get a COVID-19 vaccination in and around Thurston County
JOLT News: County officials memorialize the 61 Thurston County residents lost in pandemic
McClatchey News: A 51st state? Washington officials introduce bill to create state of ‘Liberty’
South Sound Business: ‘We’ll Come Out of it Stronger’: Thurston County Officials Talk 2021 at State of the Community Event
Kitsup Sun: Two aircraft carriers were named for ardent segregationists. Could they ever be renamed?
KING-5 TV: As part of nationwide memorial Tuesday to honor lives lost to COVID-19, the Kobe Bell at Seattle Center was rung and buildings in downtown Seattle are illuminated.
*** CORONAVIRUS NEWS ***
KOVR-13 TV/CBS Sacramento: California Urges Stop To 300K [Moderna versions] COVID-19 Vaccines After Some Fall Ill
Mercola: Informed Consent for COVID Vaccine
CNBC: Flight attendants play ‘babysitter for adults’ as bad behavior onboard spikes; FAA threatens hefty fines [about not wearing masks]
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
NBC News: Joe Biden consoles country as U.S. tops 400,000 Covid-19 deaths – 400 lights were turned on along the perimeter of Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, each one representing a thousand people lost to the coronavirus. [Ed. note: the country’s first recognition for the loss of fellow citizens!]
USA TODAY: Obama, Bush and Clinton to join Biden for wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington Cemetery after inauguration
CNBC: Trump provoked deadly Capitol riot, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says [Ed. note: As Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial looms, is McConnell signalling he might convict this time?]
CNN: The ‘Trump Baby’ blimp that dogged the President for years will live on in a museum
CNBC: Biden plans immediate executive actions to roll back Trump era after inauguration speech
Newsweek: Jill Biden Urged to Reverse White House Rose Garden Changes Made by Melania Trump [Ed. note: to restore Jackie Kennedy’s grandeur that Melania removed in 2020.]
Slate: Trump Has Quietly Hollowed Out the Government [Ed. note: Inexperienced Trump loyalists installed with little to no experience running government has meant disasters on so many issues.]
Business Insider: 12 National Guard troops were pulled off security for Biden’s inauguration over concerns including suspected ties to far-right groups
The Hill: Society of Professional Journalists asks Biden to end restrictions on agency personnel speaking to press
Reuters: Oath Keepers militia members arrested for role in U.S. Capitol siege
*** THE LAST DAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ***
CNN: Steve Bannon pardon: Trump tells people he’s decided to pardon Bannon as one of his final acts in office
WaPo: Trump grants clemency to 143 people in late-night pardon blast
WaPo: The Trump presidency was marked by battles over truth itself. Those aren’t over.
George Conway: What I really believe – Donald Trump is an enemy of truth. Joe Biden will serve America well.
David Bier: Because I couldn’t find anything comprehensive, I’m just going to post everything I’ve seen in the news/Twitter about Trump’s activities related to the Jan 6th insurrection. I think the timing & context of his actions/inactions will matter a lot for a senate trial. [Ed. note: This is instructive and historically relevant.]
WaPo: Dominion threatens MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell with lawsuit over ‘false and conspiratorial’ claims
CNBC: MyPillow’s CEO, a Trump supporter, says Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s stopped selling his products
NBC News: Trump’s spectacular fall from grace could have serious financial consequences
Rolling Stone: Trump Is Officially the Least Popular President Ever Polled
The Wrap: SAG-AFTRA Board Moves to Expel Donald Trump
The Hill: Poll: Majority of voters want Trump barred from running for office again
McClatchey News: Trump ends historically unpopular presidency with 34% approval rating – weakest average approval rating of any of his predecessors since the survey began in the 1940s
Axios: Jonathan Swan’s “Off the Rails” series documents his coverage from 4 years of Trump
Wall St. Journal: Trump Has Discussed Starting a New Party
CNN: Some Trump supporters think he’s about to declare martial law — and they’re excited.
WaPo: Trump sowed divisions until the bitter end. It may have been his biggest success.
AP: The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material [Ed. note: Will the FBI, NSA, CIA get this declassified under Trump by the time Biden takes office, which will be rescinded?]