Analysis: Talk of vaccine mandates accompanies Covid resurgence

New York City and the state of California issued a form of vaccine mandate for city or state workers or else they must submit to masking and testing. The answer to the Covid problem, almost everyone -- from doctors and health experts to Republican governors...

The Point: Ron DeSantis' 2024 road just hit a major Covid-19 bump

(CNN) For the past year or so, Ron DeSantis has been on a roll. The Florida Republican governor's laissez-faire approach to Covid-19 -- and the relatively low number of cases and deaths in such a large and elderly state -- turned him into a celebrity in the...

White House hasn't given up on imperiled ATF nominee

(CNN) The White House and Democratic Senate leaders are trying to salvage President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but it's not clear whether enough senators will get behind a nominee who has faced intense...

Celina Sotomayor, mother of Supreme Court justice, dies at 94

(CNN) Celina Baez Sotomayor, the mother of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, died on Sunday at 94 of complications from cancer, according to a family friend. "I have often said that I am all I am because of her, and I am only half the woman she is," So...

DOJ defends 2 Texas teens in fight with school district over long locs

(CNN) The Justice Department has stepped into a legal dispute on behalf of two Texas male students who say their school district discriminated against them when they were not allowed to attend classes because they refused to cut the length of their hair tha...

More federal workers expected to telework in the future, feds say

(CNN) The Biden administration's human resources agency expects some federal workers will continue teleworking regularly in the future, as government agencies finalize their offices' reentry and post reentry plans. The Office of Personnel Management is enco...

Trump ally Tom Barrack pleads not guilty in foreign lobbying case

Tom Barrack Jr., founder of Colony Capital Inc., right, arrives at criminal court in New York, on July 26, 2021. CNN —Tom Barrack, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump and chairman of the Trump 2016 Inaugural Committee, pleaded not guilty throug...

See what Biden said about today's infrastructure vote

Pool/Getty Images North America/Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters with Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office at the White House July 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump hosted Republican Congressional...

Bipartisan infrastructure talks sputtering along with little time left

(CNN) After spending the weekend negotiating, lawmakers have yet to clinch a bipartisan infrastructure deal , a precarious sign for senators who have months trying to cement a massive, bipartisan win for President Joe Biden. The talks are "inching along" an...

US to maintain existing Covid-related travel restrictions

(CNN) The White House has decided to maintain existing coronavirus travel restrictions amid surging cases triggered by the Delta variant, a White House official told CNN Monday. "Given where we are today with the Delta variant, the United States will mainta...

'What you're doing is unprecedented': McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over

(CNN) The relationship between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was never very warm. In a heated phone call last week, Pelosi informed McCarthy that she would reject two of his selections to the special House committee investiga...