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* Trump set to leave The White House, Biden to be # 46,
* Biden/Harris led the first national covid mourning,
* Obama, Bush, Clinton join Biden for wreath-laying after Inauguration!

200,000 Field of Flags on the National Mall
Credit: Eric Baradat, AFP via Getty Image via Yahoo
Incoming second gentleman Doug Emhoff, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, incoming first lady Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden watch as a Covid-19 Memorial is lit at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Tuesday.
Credit: Jim Watson, AFP – Getty Images via NBC News
  • Editor’s note: This is a landmark day, so the numerous headlines below are also for historical and archival purposes.


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.


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]


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


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?]

Posted by Steve on January 20, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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