Politico: California doctors’ top brass attended French Laundry dinner with Newsom

Politico: California doctors’ top brass attended French Laundry dinner with Newsom. “California Medical Association officials were among the guests seated next to Gov. Gavin Newsom at a top California political operative’s opulent birthday dinner at the French Laundry restaurant this month. CEO Dustin Corcoran and top CMA lobbyist Janus Norman both joined the dinner at the French Laundry, an elite Napa fine dining restaurant, to celebrate the 50th birthday of lobbyist and longtime Newsom adviser Jason Kinney, a representative of the powerful interest group confirmed Wednesday morning.”

New York Times: For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine

New York Times: For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine. “Photos that surfaced this week of a dinner at the French Laundry, a temple of haute cuisine in Napa Valley where some prix fixe meals go for $450 per person, have sparked outrage in a state where Democratic leaders have repeatedly admonished residents to be extra vigilant amid the biggest spike in infections since the pandemic began.”

Editorial: Wisconsin is being swamped by the coronavirus pandemic. Republican leaders do nothing. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Editorial: Wisconsin is being swamped by the coronavirus pandemic. Republican leaders do nothing.. “After playing politics with the lives of Wisconsin citizens for months, it seemed on Tuesday that Republicans in the state Assembly were finally going to offer new ideas to fight an out-of-control pandemic — one of the worst outbreaks of coronavirus in the nation. And then … they did nothing. During a press conference, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, didn’t offer a single new bill or any concrete proposal that would actually help, even as the state health department reported 7,090 new cases and 92 deaths, the most deaths so far on a single day.”

Anchorage Daily News: Despite his serious coronavirus infection, Don Young still doesn’t support mask mandates or hunkering down

Anchorage Daily News: Despite his serious coronavirus infection, Don Young still doesn’t support mask mandates or hunkering down. “Young, first elected in 1973, said ‘many’ members of his campaign staff also have been infected with the coronavirus, though he did not provide an exact number and his office would not comment, citing privacy concerns. He added that his wife has tested positive but is not symptomatic. Young said he does not know how or when he contracted the virus. But he continued to hold in-person fundraising events during the campaign season and did not require attendees to wear masks or to socially distance.”

Denver Post: Colorado congressman tests positive for COVID-19

Denver Post: Colorado congressman tests positive for COVID-19. “U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Tuesday. ‘As of now, I am asymptomatic and I’m feeling good,’ Perlmutter said in a written statement. ‘I am currently in Washington, D.C., and plan to isolate in my apartment while continuing to work and voting remotely.'”

Detroit Free Press: Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg tests positive for coronavirus, reports mild symptoms

Detroit Free Press: Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg tests positive for coronavirus, reports mild symptoms. “Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and has mild symptoms. Walberg, a Tipton Republican, issued a statement Monday that said he learned of the positive test result Sunday.”

NPR: GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

NPR: GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, 87, Tests Positive For The Coronavirus. “Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has tested positive for the coronavirus, he confirmed in a Tuesday tweet, hours after the Republican lawmaker told the public he had been exposed to the virus. The 87-year-old wrote on Twitter that he was ‘feeling good’ and expected to continue his Senate duties from home while he isolated and recovered.”

News 5 Cleveland: ‘He never takes responsibility’ — Sen. Brown delivers harsh critique of Trump’s response to COVID-19

News 5 Cleveland: ‘He never takes responsibility’ — Sen. Brown delivers harsh critique of Trump’s response to COVID-19. “Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown had some harsh words for President Trump about his response to the coronavirus pandemic in a one-on-one interview with The Columbus Dispatch over the weekend. Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator, Rob Portman, earlier this month defended the administration’s response, saying that the Obama White House would not have been any more prepared.”

Politico: Rep. Cheri Bustos tests positive for Covid-19

Politico: Rep. Cheri Bustos tests positive for Covid-19. “Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) said on Monday she had tested positive for Covid-19. Bustos, via Twitter, said she was experiencing mild symptoms, self-isolating in Illinois and planning to work from home until cleared by her physician. She did not say how she might have become infected, but added that she had contacted all the people she’s interacted with.”

New York Times: Biden Implores Trump to Confront a Surging Pandemic

New York Times: Biden Implores Trump to Confront a Surging Pandemic. “President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. demanded on Friday that President Trump do more to confront the coronavirus infections exploding across the country, calling the federal response ‘woefully lacking’ even as Mr. Trump broke a 10-day silence on the pandemic to threaten to withhold a vaccine from New York.”

StarTribune: Minnesota GOP sent virus alert only to its side of the aisle

StarTribune: Minnesota GOP sent virus alert only to its side of the aisle. “A day after it was revealed that GOP state Sen. Dave Senjem tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a Nov. 5 party caucus, news broke that Republican senators and staffers were informed in a Tuesday memo that ‘a number of [GOP Senate] members and staff have been diagnosed with COVID-19.’ DFLers were not informed of the rash of cases on the other side of the aisle.”

Florida Politics: Rick Scott quarantines after exposure to COVID-19 Friday night

Florida Politics: Rick Scott quarantines after exposure to COVID-19 Friday night. “Florida Sen. Rick Scott has announced via Twitter that he will quarantine immediately after coming into contact with an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday night. The Senator said he was tested Saturday morning, and the result came back negative, but he will still be quarantining ‘out of an abundance of caution.’ Scott said he has no symptoms as of this morning. It is unclear currently if either party was wearing a mask.”

Alaska Public Media: Alaska Rep. Don Young, 87, says he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19

Alaska Public Media: Alaska Rep. Don Young, 87, says he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19. “U.S. Rep. Don Young, 87, has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a tweet Thursday….His campaign and official office spokesmen did not respond to phone calls. They also did not respond to emailed questions about when Young tested positive, whether any members of his staff had been tested for or diagnosed with COVID-19 and whether others had been exposed.”

‘I finally got my wish’: State senator contracts COVID-19 (Lincoln Journal-Star)

Lincoln Journal-Star: ‘I finally got my wish’: State senator contracts COVID-19. “State Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte says he will not be attending the Legislature’s gathering in Mullen this week. He has COVID-19, he told Executive Board Chairman Mike Hilgers and other senators in a Monday afternoon email.”