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.
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.
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.
Graham, Cuellar suggest new Biden border czar amid surge under Harris' watch: 'Something has to change'
Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Henry Cuellar on Friday called on President Biden to appoint former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to run the administration's border response amid continued problems in Cuellar's border district and surging migrant numbers.
What about social distancing? CDC brings back masks for vaccinated, but not other pandemic restriction
New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for fully vaccinated people in light of the delta variant do not include a social distancing recommendation for most people, as cities and states grapple with how, or whether, to implement the agency's latest proclamation.
House Republicans push CDC for mask guidance data, metrics on when agency will rescind recommendation
A group of House Republicans is pushing for more transparency for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the data behind its most recent mask guidance for vaccinated people and what metrics it will need to see to rescind the controversial recommendation.