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* The Atlantic: “Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun,”
* Justice Department sues Texas over GOP-drawn voting maps,
* Devin Nunes leaving Congress to head Trump social media venture!

80 years ago today was the “day that will live in infamy”
The front page of The Minot Daily News (MDN) announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago. There was no newspaper published on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, so the first stories about the attack were in the Dec. 8, 1941, edition.” Credit: Eloise Ogden/MDN

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

+ Daily Kos: Washington court accepts redistricting board’s new maps, even though they came late

+ KING-5 TV: Meteorologists attribute the recent strange weather to a stuck jet stream and the effects of a La Nina weather pattern.

+ JOLT News: It’s time for the Port to revive its planning process for the New Market Industrial Campus by former Port Commission candidate Helen Wheatley.

+ South Sound Business: Report: Job Postings on Rise in Washington State

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

NBC News: Justice Department sues Texas over GOP-drawn voting maps

CNBC: Omicron is prompting new rules for international travel to the U.S. Here’s what you need to know

Daily Kos: Former D.C. National Guard official accuses Army general of ‘outright perjury’ over Jan. 6

CNBC: Biden set to warn Putin of ‘substantial’ economic punishment if Russia attacks Ukraine

Truthout: Biden Administration Is Approving Oil and Gas Drilling at Faster Rate Than Trump

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

The Washington Post: As covid persists, nurses are leaving staff jobs — and tripling their salaries as travelers – agreeing to help short-staffed hospitals around the country

Common Dreams: Continuing Vaccine Apartheid Could Herald “Wave After Wave of Variants” – unless rich countries stop blocking a proposed patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

The Atlantic’s Bart Gellman: Trump’s Next Coup Has Already Begun [Ed. note: America has been warned!]

The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: A Party, and Nation, in Crisis

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Trump says a bit too much about James Comey’s FBI firing (again) – Donald Trump seemed to volunteer to Fox News that the FBI was on his trail, so he fired the FBI director in order to save his own skin. [Ed. note: The January 6th Committee should be interested in Trump admitting to Obstruction of Justice!]

The Washington Post: Sidney Powell group raised more than $14 million spreading election falsehoods – “It can bring in cash. Business is good and accountability is low.”

CNBC: Trump SPAC under investigation by federal regulators, including SEC [Ed. note: Surprising no one!]

Reuters: California’s Devin Nunes Leaving Congress to Head Trump Social Media Venture [Ed. note: The same social media venture under investigation by federal regulators noted just above!]

Daily Kos: It’s just a question of class: see how differently Obama and Trump treated Bob and Elizabeth Dole

The Hill: Trump came in contact with 500 people between first positive test and hospitalization: report

CNN Exclusive: Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee

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