Although the governors of Mississippi and Texas who this week lifted mask mandates in their states in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic may have been Republicans, the moves were not supported by all of their Republican counterparts.
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo's troubles with sexual harassment allegations against him mount -- putting in serious jeopardy a political future that just last year appeared on the rise amid what seemed steady leadership during some of worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
Senate Democrats should overrule Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough's decision that legislation to raise the federal minimum wage cannot be included as planned as part of President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, according to a chorus from the left.
Officials from President Biden on down to the local level are criticizing decisions by governors of Mississippi and Texas to lift their statewide mask mandates in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
As they regroup following a parliamentary setback in the Senate, congressional Democrats say that they remain committed to passing into law an increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The Biden administration and its allies continue to fight against worsening odds to keep alive Neera Tanden's nearly moribund nomination to head up the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).