Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blames city's crime spike on GOP-led reopening
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blames a crime wave in her city on lax gun laws, young people being out of school and GOP Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to make Georgia one of the early states to begin reopening.
Dem Rep. Cuellar says he has not heard from VP Harris on border visit
Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar on Saturday said he had not heard from the office of Vice President Kamala Harris after he invited her to visit to the southern border -- while suggesting the administration’s policies were at least partly to blame for the crisis.
Clock ticking on bill to curb mandatory minimums as Parliament winds down
News/Politics: The Liberal government's bill to eliminate mandatory minimum penalties on some drug and firearm offences is stuck at second reading in the House of Commons. With just a handful of sitting days left before MPs leave Ottawa, advocates are warning its failure may delay much needed change.
White House unlikely to hit COVID-19 vaccination mark by July 4, instead touts new milestone
The White House seems unlikely to meet its goal of having 70% of Americans with at least one COVID-19 vaccine by July 4, so President Biden is shifting focus onto a new milestone while also warning those who haven’t received their shot of spreading variants.
ICE arrests remain low in May amid controversy over narrowed enforcement rules on illegal immigration
Arrests of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in May remained low for yet another month -- amid an ongoing controversy over narrowed enforcement rules implemented by the Biden administration.
Nearly 60 House Democrats call on Catholic bishops to stop targeting pro-abortion pols in Communion dispute
Nearly 60 House Democrats are calling on Catholic bishops to cease the "weaponization" of Holy Communion and urged them to stop targeting Democrats who support abortion as being unworthy of the sacred sacrament of the Eucharist.
Iran dissidents blast 'sham' election after hardliner tied to executions becomes President
Iranian dissidents on Saturday slammed what they described as a "sham" election, after the election of a notorious hardliner who was tied to mass executions was elected president of the theocratic regime.
Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu accuses Catholic bishops of hypocrisy, 'dares' the Church to deny him Communion
Rep. Ted Lieu went on a rant this weekend against the Catholic Church calling U.S. bishops "hypocrites" and "nakedly partisan" for seeking to update Communion guidance that could rebuke politicians like President Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for supporting abortion policies.
First on CNN: Biden administration moves to make gender confirmation surgery available through Veteran Affairs health care system
Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough is moving to make gender confirmation surgery available to transgender veterans through Veterans Affairs health care coverage, according to a VA department spokesperson.
New York City's chaotic mayoral campaign is jolted by a late twist
The race to become New York City's 110th mayor began in a pandemic-enforced bubble, with the campaign playing out in drab Zoom forums, on social media and through the press, where email statements took the place of live exhortations to swells of supporters.
Analysis: How Trump turned Russia into a partisan issue
This week's high profile summit between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin was markedly different from the meetings between Putin and Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump. The former President was largely seen as friendly toward Putin, while Biden is definitely not.
Transport minister condemns Iran over shootdown of Flight PS752
News/Politics: For the first time, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra publicly condemned Iran in a speech at a session of a UN aviation agency's council on Friday, more than 17 months after the deadly shootdown of Flight PS752.
CBC Radio's The House: Border restrictions and a new face on the Supreme Court
Radio/The House: On this week’s show: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair discusses the continued restrictions at the border. The Conservatives' foreign affairs critic Michael Chong talks about fighting the government over document disclosure. An expert panel analyzes the controversies and challenges facing the Green Party and its leader, Annamie Paul. Plus: a look at the new nominee to the Supreme Court.