Liberals from White House to Hawaii push for mask mandates but data is underwhelming
Democratic leaders from the White House down are mulling or enacting new coronavirus mask mandates following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – even as new infections vary widely in different areas.
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.