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Dem strategist’s tweet about Lindsey Graham’s COVID diagnosis panned

Kate Coyne-McCoy, the chief strategist of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, faced swift criticism late Monday over a tweet about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s COVID-19 diagnosis. The Republican from South Carolina—who had been fully vaccinated—announced earlier in the day that he came down with flu-like symptoms on Sunday. He said he was diagnosed with the virus […]

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Vitaly Shishov, head of Belarusian exile group, found dead in Ukrainian capital

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)Vitaly Shishov, the head of a Kiev-based organization helping Belarusians flee abroad, was found dead on Tuesday, a day after he went missing, according to Ukraine’s National Police. Shishov, the head of Belarusian House in Ukraine (BDU), “was found hanged today in one of Kiev’s parks, not far from his place of residence,” […]

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Analysts react as Randi Weingarten pushes for ‘universal masking’ in schools: ‘Just insane’

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten pushed for universal masking in schools during an interview with CNN on Monday, arguing it’s the safest way to keep schools open this fall. “We see the Delta variant be very transmissible,” Weingarten said. “Masks stop transmission, so universal masking is going to be very helpful to […]

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Rep. McCaul on House GOP’s bombshell Wuhan lab report: ‘Greatest cover-up in human history’

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, shared new findings from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans’ probe into the possible origins of COVID-19 on Monday and accused the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of engaging in the “greatest cover-up in human history.” The committee’s ranking Republican, during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom,” laid out a number of key […]

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Megan Rapinoe: ‘It sucks,’ says forward as USWNT beaten by Canada in semifinals at Tokyo 2020

Carli Lloyd reacts after being defeated 1-0 by Canada during the women’s semifinal soccer match at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (CNN)The United States Women’s National Team narrowly lost to Canada 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals in Japan on Monday, ending the world champion’s bid for the gold medal. Jessie Fleming’s second-half penalty decided the game […]

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Schumer announces bipartisan group has finalized legislative text on infrastructure bill

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the Senate floor Sunday evening that the bipartisan group of senators has finalized legislative text of the infrastructure bill, after hours of last-minute additions and edits to the more than 2,000-page legislation. “The bipartisan group of senators has finished writing the text of the infrastructure bill,” the New […]