McFaul, former ambassador to Russia, apologizes for DM about ‘giant house,’ big salary
Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Obama, apologized Sunday after a private Twitter message surfaced online where he boasted about his “giant house in paradise” and annual income of nearly a million dollars.
Drone footage of migrants at Texas bridge an ‘absolute catastrophe' from Biden, Republican says
Troubling drone footage emerged online Sunday that reportedly showed up to 1,000 migrants being held by border patrol in Mission, Texas, prompted criticism from Republicans who said the footage underscores the crisis at the border.
White House touts 'strongest week' of first-time vaccinations since early June
President Biden’s administration is highlighting an increase in COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, amid a surge in new coronavirus cases in parts of the country due to the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.
AOC blames Democrats for eviction moratorium expiring: 'We cannot in good faith blame the Republican Party'
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Sunday blamed Democrats – both in the House of Representatives and at the White House – for allowing the eviction moratorium to expire, as millions of American families are at risk of being kicked out of their homes.
Kinzinger supports Jan. 6 commission subpoenas for McCarthy, Jordan
GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday said he supported issuing subpoenas for members of Congress who might have had conversations with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 before rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol – even if that includes fellow Republicans Kevin McCarthy or Jim Jordan.
Manchin: No filibuster exception for Democrats’ voting rights bill
Sen. Joe Manchin says he “can’t imagine” supporting making an exception to Senate filibuster rules in order to pass the Democrats’ wide ranging elections and campaign finance reform bill, which is a top priority for his party.
Rep. McCarthy facing calls to resign after reportedly joking about hitting Pelosi with gavel
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is facing calls to resign after he reportedly joked about hitting Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., with a giant gavel he was gifted at a dinner in Nashville Saturday evening.
WA sergeant on why new police reform law caused deputies to called off K9 search for murder suspect
Sgt. Darren Moss Jr., with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in Washington state, said on Sunday that officers have been “unclear on whether they’re going to be OK to use force” in certain situations given the new police reform law and have been advised to take a “conservative approach” in those cases.
NIH Director Collins: Masks on children under 12 'is a really smart thing to do'
National Institute of Heal Director Dr. Francis Collins said that the coronavirus delta variant poses a new threat to the population compared to previous forms of COVID-19, and that all effective measures should be used to slow the spread, including a return to wearing masks indoors in some areas.
Senate ends Saturday session -- with infrastructure bill still in limbo
Unable to produce the final text of a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure bill, the Senate wrapped up a rare Saturday session making little visible progress on the legislative package, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed the work would get done.
Grand jury indicts 9 MS-13 members on charges including murder, kidnapping
A federal grand jury has indicted nine MS-13 gang members on a 60-count indictment with charges including murder, kidnapping and assault -- after a federal investigation led to their arrests, government officials announced this week.