*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Washington state prohibits Texas-style abortion lawsuits – Gov. Inslee signed a measure that prohibits legal action against people seeking an abortion and those who aid them.
+ CNBC: [Seattle-based] Amazon closes deal to buy MGM movie studio – MGM bolsters Amazon Prime Video’s offering with more than 4,000 film titles.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
*** UKRAINE NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
Rep. Eric Swalwell Tweet: Good reminder that if Trump were president and Kevin McCarthy were speaker, Putin would have addressed Congress [instead of Zelensky].
MSNBC’s The Reidout Blog: Every American should listen to Schwarzenegger’s viral message to Russians – Invoking his family history, the actor and former California governor pleaded with Russians to reject disinformation. Click here for the video message.
MSNBC’s Frank Figliuzzi: I was head of counterintelligence at the FBI. Here’s how I think Biden is helping Ukraine.
The Washington Post: Inside Russia’s propaganda bubble: Where a war isn’t a war
The Washington Post: Why the Kremlin is still active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – Social media companies are tolerating Russian officials unless their posts violate specific rules, as some lawmakers call for tougher stands
The Washington Post: Computer programmers are taking aim at Russia’s propaganda wall
The New York Times: ‘They’re Willing to Risk Ruining Their Lives.’ Putin’s War Is Driving Russians Out.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Jimmy Dore Show: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla is an unlikely candidate for spreading vaccine hesitancy, but he recently came pretty close when he acknowledged to an interviewer that he was initially skeptical about plans to develop an mRNA vaccine to combat COVID-19. He was persuaded, he said, by company scientists, despite Pfizer’s lengthy track record with traditional vaccines, and only two years of research producing zero products with mRNA vaccines.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***