*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ Idaho Statesman: Washington state trooper who told off governor [Inslee] over vaccine mandate dies from COVID – A GoFundMe page for his family is here.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post via MSN: Companies know what you do inside your email inbox. Here’s how to block them.
Truthout: Manchin Received Record Donations While Killing Democrats’ Signature Legislation – The largest share of corporate PAC donations came from the fossil fuel, finance and insurance industries. [Ed. note: Follow the money!]
Common Dreams via Truthout :Climate Groups Urge Biden Not to Fight Ruling Against Oil and Gas Lease Sale
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The British Medical Journal (BMJ): BMJ editor Peter Doshi, an associate professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has called for the release of the clinical trial raw data on which the emergency use authorizations were based – The delay in releasing raw data is reminiscent of Roche’s handling of Tamiflu and Gilead’s determination to get authorization for remdesivir to treat COVID-19, despite clinical data demonstrating the drug showed little or no positive effect
FOX News: Navy should be held in contempt for violating court order on COVID vaccine exemptions: complaint – Court previously halted Navy’s implementation of COVID-19 vaccine mandate after multiple SEALs sued President Biden
“In a Monmouth University poll released yesterday, 70 percent of Americans said they agreed with the statement, “It’s time we accept that Covid is here to stay, and we just need to get on with our lives.” A growing number of governors, from both parties, seem to agree, The Times reports. “The emergency is over,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has said.”
“Pretending that Covid has disappeared has costs, to people’s livelihoods, happiness and physical well-being. And allowing Covid to continue dominating everyday life has costs, to people’s livelihoods, happiness and physical well-being. The only realistic option is to balance the two and look for a path that minimizes the human damage.”
The Washington Post via MSN: Pfizer and BioNTech seek emergency use authorization of the first coronavirus vaccine for children under 5
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
NBC News: Trump gave $1M to Meadows nonprofit weeks after Jan. 6 panel’s creation – The contribution was made to the Conservative Partnership Institute, where Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, is a senior partner. [Ed. note: Follow the money!]
The Washington Post: N.Y. attorney general subpoenaed Trump D.C. hotel records from feds – The request sought information about whether Trump used false information to secure hotel lease, according to people familiar with inquiry
The New York Times via The Orlando Sentinel: Trump had role in weighing proposals to seize voting machines
Politico: House accuses Trump attorney John Eastman of stalling on Jan. 6 subpoena – The general counsel said Eastman was seeking to “defeat” the summons by reviewing the earliest records first rather than those from around the Electoral College showdown.
MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell via Daily Kos: [Constitutional Scholar] Laurence Tribe weighs in on the Weighty Constitution issues Facing the DOJ
Los Angeles Times: Letters to the Editor: Republicans, how many more authoritarian rants from Trump will you tolerate?
Los Angeles Times: Litman: OK, Justice Department, you have plenty of evidence to indict Trump now