*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ Thurston County Auditor’s Office: Seeks Citizens to Serve on “Against” Committees for Ballot Measures in February Special Election
+ Forbes: [Seattle-based] Starbucks Workers Vote To Unionize In New York—A 2nd Store Votes No—As Coffee Giant Faces Labor Pressure
+ The New York Times: The Crash of Two Airplanes and the Crisis at Boeing [Ed. note: Fascinating insights into when and how Boeing’s leadership lost their way.]
+ Better Pet: How to properly care for your dog or cat during the winter
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Forbes: FDA Approves Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibodies For The Vaccine Insensitive Immune Suppressed Population
MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes: Buzzfeed News’ Dan Vergano uncovered records from a secret CDC investigation about the first failed Covid test—and one of the most pivotal mistakes of the pandemic.
The Defender: FDA Now Wants 75 Years to Release Pfizer Vaccine Documents – “… it is dystopian for the government to give Pfizer billions, mandate Americans to take its product, prohibit Americans from suing for harms, but yet refuse to let Americans see the data underlying its licensure.”
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Truthout: Supreme Court Says Abortion Providers Can Challenge Texas’s Restrictive Law
NBC News: Chief Justice John Roberts warns Supreme Court over Texas abortion law – says the Court risks losing its own authority if it allows states to circumvent the courts as Texas did with its near-total abortion ban.
Common Dreams: Press Freedoms Threatened as British Court Rules Assange Can Be Extradited to US
CNN: New York City Gives 800,000 Noncitizens Right to Vote in Local Elections – The legislation approved by the City Council will set up a system for legal residents to vote in municipal elections.
The New York Times Morning report: Why do Americans say the economy is in rough shape? Because it is.
The Washington Post: White House officials grow exasperated by media coverage as public sours on Biden economy, rising prices [Ed. note: The White House has not acknowledged the public’s exasperation!]
The Verge: 5G now means some flights won’t be able to land when pilots can’t see the runway – A new FAA rule may lead to flight delays
CNBC: Inflation surged 6.8% in November, even more than expected, to fastest rate since 1982
CBS News: New FDA-approved eye drops could replace reading glasses for millions: “It’s definitely a life changer”
MSNBC: “Until we meet again” – Brian Williams “sign-off” from NBC News after 28 years.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Truthout: Trump’s Revenge Against Georgia Republicans Could End Up Boosting Stacey Abrams
NBC News Opinion: Trump’s Jan. 6 privilege argument just got laughed out of court — again – Biden’s message to Trump: Don’t try to subvert the Constitution and then use it as protection.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Chris Christie says it is ‘undeniable’ that Trump gave him Covid
Daily Kos: The Trump purge is going on at every level, making sure that Republicans never lose another election
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