*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ Thurston County: Priority Snow Routes for Plowing & Sanding
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Military is cracking down on ‘questionable tattoos’ to combat extremism. Here’s how – It’s part of the Pentagon’s plan to ferret out recruits with potentially dangerous extremist ideologies.
+ The Olympian: WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson tests positive for COVID-19, even though vaccinated
*** NATIONAL/INT’L NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
MSNBC’s Deadline White House: Biden confirms more judges than Trump during first year in office
NBC News: Biden administration to lift travel restrictions on 8 African nations [Ed. note: A ridiculous over-reaction in the first place.]
Truthout: A Year in, Biden Hasn’t Fulfilled Promise to Repair Refugee Resettlement Program – Trump left the system in shambles, but Biden let in a record low number of refugees over the last fiscal year.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
Associated Press: Carnival Freedom becomes 3rd Florida-based ship to report COVID outbreak; Passengers were required to be vaccinated and they were tested before leaving Dec. 18, according to Carnival. “We’re sailing on a petri dish,” said a passenger.
Associated Press: More Marines discharged over vaccine refusal, total at 169
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
Daily Kos: The Lincoln Project does it again – uses Trump’s own words for an ad
The Washington Post: A year ago, Fox News considered a breakup with Trump. 2021 changed those plans. Going into 2022, the network’s alignment with Trump has it grappling with a pair of potentially catastrophic lawsuits. But its ratings are on top again
MSNBC Opinion: Trump just can’t stop losing. And it’s set to continue. Trump’s lawsuit against New York AG Letitia James sets him up for another loss – By one estimate, Trump and his allies have a 0-40 record in post-election lawsuits.
Daily Mail (UK): Donald Trump’s Scottish golf courses, which claimed £3million in furlough cash from the UK Government, had combined losses of more than £6 million last year, new figures have revealed.