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.
Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Sunday evening that the bipartisan group of senators has finalized legislative text of the infrastructure bill, after hours of last-minute additions and edits to the more than 2,000-page legislation.
Biden officials say US is still better off than earlier in pandemic despite new steps to fight Delta variant
Biden administration officials on Sunday sought to message urgent steps taken last week to contain an increase in Delta variant Covid-19 cases as necessary to keep Americans safe, even as they said the country remains in a far better place than earlier in the pandemic.
Democratic heavyweights converge on Cleveland as 11th District primary stokes intra-party heat
The final weekend of campaigning for the primary in Ohio's 11th Congressional District brought to life the divisions that still exist deep inside the Democratic Party, despite broader signs of unity during the first six months of the Biden administration.
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.
McCarthy jokes 'it will be hard not to hit' Pelosi with gavel if he becomes House speaker
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker.
Democrats increase pressure on party leadership to act on eviction moratorium as White House shifts focus to federal aid
Congressional Democrats are increasing pressure on their party's leadership to act on the now-expired federal eviction moratorium as the White House shifts its focus to unspent housing assistance hours after the order ended and left millions of renters in limbo.
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.
John Lewis aide hopes young Americans use lessons in posthumous graphic novel to change lawmakers' minds on voting rights
As the fight over voting rights intensifies, a longtime aide to late Congressman John Lewis hopes young Americans will use the lessons in the civil rights leader's posthumous graphic novel to change lawmakers' minds on the issue.
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.
Senators confident trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure deal will be introduced Sunday
A key Republican and Democrat involved in negotiating a roughly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal that will fulfill key priorities in President Joe Biden's agenda say they expect the bill will be introduced in the Senate on Sunday and that the chamber could move to approve it as early as this week.