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.
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.
The data shows the unvaccinated don't fear the virus, even as they are most at risk
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are again rising in the US. All the evidence we have suggests that vaccines help prevent most cases, and those who are unvaccinated are putting themselves at major risk.