Politics The week in 12 headlines

04:08  24 july  2021
04:08  24 july  2021 Source:   cnn.com

Tennessee top vaccine official received muzzle in mail at office before she was fired

  Tennessee top vaccine official received muzzle in mail at office before she was fired The top Tennessee vaccination official targeted in a contentious firing was sent muzzle days before she was fired, Dr. Michelle Fiscus' family said.Fiscus was fired from her role as the state's top vaccination official Monday in a move she believes was politically-motivated.

This week, Senate Republicans blocked a key vote to start debate on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill long sought by President Joe Biden, leaving his political agenda potentially on the brink. Meanwhile, the White House toughened its tone regarding Covid-19 as the Delta variant continued to spread and some cities reassessed their relaxed mask mandates.

Liz Cheney standing in front of a building © Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images


  • Bipartisan infrastructure deal on life support as key Senate test vote looms
  • US blames China for hacks, opening new front in cyber offensive


  • Trump ally Tom Barrack jailed on charges of acting as an agent of a foreign government
  • Federal judge blocks Arkansas' near-total abortion ban


The week in 14 headlines

  The week in 14 headlines As Texas Democratic legislators fled the state to try to block a voting measure in the state Capitol in Austin, President Biden made an impassioned pitch for voting rights, but it's not clear his words alone will break Capitol Hill's impasse over the filibuster. Biden's administration later reversed a particularly noteworthy piece of former President Donald Trump's time in office: showerhead rules. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images MondayBiden calls on Cuban regime to 'hear their people and serve their needs' amid rare protestsTexas House Democrats leave state to block Republicans from passing voting restrictionsBiden's bipartisan infr

Video: Key GOP senator rejects 'arbitrary' infrastructure deal deadline (CNN)

  • Republicans block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing for more time to write it
  • Biden says he believes kids under 12 will be able to get Covid-19 vaccines 'soon,' but it's up to scientists
  • McCarthy pulls his 5 GOP members from 1/6 committee after Pelosi rejects 2 of his picks


  • Biden officials shift to an urgent tone as Covid-19 fight enters troubling new phase
  • Biden administration sanctions Cuban regime in wake of protests
  • Mississippi asks US Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade


  • Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots
  • Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change's toll on US infrastructure

And that was the week in 12 headlines.

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. © Bill O'Leary/Pool/The Washington Post/AP MondayBiden announces end of combat mission in Iraq as he shifts US foreign policy focusFederal law doesn't prohibit Covid-19 vaccine requirements, Justice Department saysTuesday'January 6 still isn't over for me': Officers testify about mental health and lingering wounds from US Capitol attackCDC updates g

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