The week in 14 headlines
This week, the Senate voted to start debate on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after a bipartisan group of lawmakers finally struck a deal. Meanwhile, the White House moved to mitigate the rise of Covid-19 cases and the CDC rang the alarm over the apparent severity of the Delta variant.
Canada's troubled efforts to resettle Afghan military interpreters 'insulting' to veterans: O'Toole
News/Politics: Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is accusing the Liberal government of making a sloppy and half-hearted attempt to resettle Afghan interpreters who worked alongside the Canadian military.
Biden administration sues Texas over Gov. Abbott's migrant transport order
The Biden administration is taking Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to court over an executive order he issued earlier this week targeting the transport of migrants recently released from US Customs and Border Protection custody.
White House pressed on mask guidance, why scientists didn't brief public
Reporters pressed deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about why the White House skipped its weekly coronavirus briefing with doctors and health experts this week, especially as the CDC released new guidance without including any of the data behind its decision.
California Communist Party leader backs Newsom, urges 'no' vote on recall
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is receiving support from one of the state's communist leaders, who said on Friday that residents should reject the ongoing recall effort in order to prevent one of former President Trump's "clones" governing the state.
Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state's largest county
Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County -- a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state.
GOP senators demand second hearing for embattled ATF nom Chipman over racist comments
Every GOP senator on the Senate Judiciary Committee has demanded a second hearing for President Biden’s embattled nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) over alleged past racist comments.
Senate confirms Biden's pick to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director
The Senate confirmed Ur Jaddou to serve as US Citizenship and Immigration Services director on Friday, delivering the agency a permanent head -- and the first woman to hold that position -- after years of acting leadership.
Pelosi removes mask in violation of Capitol Police guidance
Pelosi ditched her mask briefly while taking a photo with the newly minted Rep. Jake Ellzey, R-Texas, the day after Capitol Police were directed to arrest staffers and visitors who refused to wear masks on the House side of the Capitol.
First Nations and Ottawa agree to $8 billion settlement on drinking water advisories
News/Politics: A proposed settlement agreement worth nearly $8 billion has been reached in two national class action lawsuits launched against the federal government by First Nations under drinking water advisories.
Justice Department advises Biden administration to hand over Trump tax returns to Congress
The Justice Department told the Treasury Department that it "must" turn over former President Donald Trump's tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee, which first requested them more than two years ago.
Fact-checking RNC false tweet about Surgeon General's masks comments
The recent change of mask guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created some confusion and also ample opportunity for political attacks against President Joe Biden's administration, some of which rely on misinterpretations from partisan sources.
Erin O'Toole says he'd let New Brunswick decide how to fund abortions
News/Canada/New Brunswick: Federal Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole visited Fredericton on Friday, where he said he'd let the government of New Brunswick decide how it provides funding for abortions done in the province.