Sen. Blackburn slams Fauci over COVID-19 lab leak theory dismissal, says he 'shielded' China from scrutiny
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of attempting to deflect criticism of his initial handling of the COVID-19 lab leak theory on Monday following a fiery interview in which he accused his detractors of being “anti-science.”
Senate GOP reelection committee chair says Americans 'scared to death' over inflation
The chairs of the Republican Senate and governors reelection committees say the policies being pushed by President Biden and congressional Democrats are increasingly unpopular and they argue that will benefit the GOP as the party tries to regain majorities in the House and Senate and increase its number of governorships in the 2022 midterm elections.
Singh, Qaqqaq say Liberals have nothing to be proud of on National Indigenous Peoples Day
News/Politics: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes the Liberal government is "hypocritical" for saying it wants to make reparations for past sins against Indigenous people while also facing tough criticism of its handling of a number of key files.
'Fed up' Georgia Gov. Kemp rips ATL mayor who blames crime surges on COVID reopenings
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp responded on Monday to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms blaming the city's crime spike on the GOP-led reopenings during the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that people are “tired of leaders blaming somebody else for problems.”
Biden to continue to attend church despite possible rebuke from Catholic bishops
The White House on Monday said President Biden will “continue to attend church” despite efforts by U.S. Catholic bishops to prevent him and other politicians who support abortion policies from receiving Communion at Mass.
White House insists it has 'highest ethical standards' of any administration amid criticism of family hires
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, responding to reports of alleged nepotism in the Biden White House, said on Monday that the Biden administration has higher ethics standards than any other presidential administration ever.
White House warns of 'pressure' from US, allies on China amid COVID origins probe
The White House said the United States and allies will “work together” to “exercise the necessary pressure on China” amid the global investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, urging Beijing to be a “participant” and provide “transparent data and access” in the probe.
Obama ethics chief: Biden selling art at 'obviously inflated prices' to mystery buyers has 'grifty' feel
Walter Shaub, the former Office of Government Ethics director under Obama, ripped into Biden for selling his art for up to $500,000, saying that, while the issue would not involve his governmental alma mater, “common sense should have steered him away from this sale.”
US, EU, UK and Canada impose fresh sanctions on Belarus
The United States, European Union, United Kingdom and Canada imposed fresh sanctions on Belarus Monday in a coordinated response to the Lukashenko government's forced landing of a Ryanair flight and arrest of an opposition journalist last month as well as the "continuing repression" in the former Soviet state.
Widespread support for voter ID and making early voting easier: national poll
Amid plenty of partisanship over election integrity and voter suppression, a new national poll indicates that most Americans support requiring voter identification to cast a ballot and easier access to early voting.
Schumer faces Democratic divisions and skeptical Republicans as Biden agenda hangs in balance
Chuck Schumer is confronting his most daunting series of legislative landmines in his young tenure as Senate majority leader, navigating conflicting demands from his left and his moderates -- all the while facing wary Republicans after years of partisan brawling with the hard-nosed New Yorker.
Sheldon Whitehouse doesn't denounce super-exclusive beach club his family belongs to
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse last week refused to apologize for his family's membership in a reportedly all-White beach club in his home state of Rhode Island, calling beach clubs "a long tradition" and saying he hopes the club will admit minority members soon.
Supreme Court opens door to significant increase in compensation for college student athletes
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players.