Family farm banned from city farmers market over refusal to host gay weddings awaits ruling in legal battle
Following a bench trial this week a federal court in Michigan is set to rule in the case of a farm that was banned from a city-run market in East Lansing over its owners' refusal to allow same-sex couples to hold weddings on their property.
Singh hopes to build 'momentum' on tour of Indigenous communities
News/Politics: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has been meeting with Indigenous people who have been affected by boil water advisories, forest fires and other threats — stepping away from 24/7 national media coverage just as a federal election call is expected within weeks.
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.
Acting defence chief's notes reveal weeks of intense discussions of how to handle Fortin allegation
News/Politics: Handwritten notes by Canada's acting chief of defence staff before Maj.-Gen Dany Fortin's removal as head of the country’s vaccine rollout reveal weeks of intense discussions between top government and military officials over how to handle the situation that was creating “anxiety” across the government.
Sinema strikes big bipartisan infrastructure deal and suffers a Democratic backlash
When a group of 22 senators negotiates a $1 trillion bill, conversations can go off track. And when they did — "far too many (times) to recount," joked one senior staffer — Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema would urge them to finish the job, even if that required some liquid courage.
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.