Politics The week in 12 headlines
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.
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)
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