Year 6, Week 21 (June 5-11)

The January 6 hearings have started, and so far the theme of both of them has been “You knew it was bad, but you probably didn’t know it was this bad.” Needless to say, that’s not the light reading I was hoping for last week. Nonetheless, it’s better to know this stuff than to be bitten by it later, so the NNR is here to ruin your Monday again. (You’re welcome.)

Standard standing reminders still apply: I guess after six years I’m conceding that I’m a journalist, but I summarize news within my areas of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not a hearing!–but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. And, of course, for the things that are within my lane, I’m offering context that shouldn’t be considered legal advice. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers.  Onward to the news!      

Cleanup in Aisle 45:

Basically half the news this week is January 6 hearings on the Election Rejection front.  Here’s what I have for you:

In light of his instructions on this issue last week, I’m going to go ahead and consider the current Congressional work on responsible gun legislation to be part of Biden Rebuilding.  Here’s what has happened:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

  • Recent Medical Advancements. There was a cancer drug trial that was in the news this week because, incredibly, 100% of subjects went into remission after the drug was administered. Obviously this is still early, but I can’t overstate how amazing that is! I look forward to reading more about this drug as trials continue.

So that’s what I have for this week, and I’m sorry, there are no news refunds. For making it through, you deserve this judgy doggo and a more functional government.  I’ll be back next week with more restructured and improved news, and I hope you will be back as well–but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments.  Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me more hours in the day!

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