Most unvaccinated Americans unlikely to get shots, poll finds, as Delta spreads – live

About 16% say they will get the vaccine, according to AP poll Kay Ivey says it’s ‘time to start blaming the unvaccinated’ for rise in cases Covid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts say Philadelphia health officials recommend masks in public indoor settings 7.53pm BST Joe Biden plans […]

Alabama governor joins growing number of Republicans urging Americans to get vaccinated – live

Covid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts say CDC director warns Americans in ‘another pivotal moment’ in pandemic 2.26pm BST Tennessee’s building commission has voted 5-2 to remove a bust of a confederate general with a “brutal” reputation from the capital building. Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of […]

Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics?

Speaker is locked in a battle of wills with Kevin McCarthy who is determined to change the political conversation, critics say It was, Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, one of the darkest days in America’s history – an assault on democracy, Congress and the constitution. “The American people want […]

Pelosi wants ‘Americans to know the truth’ of the Capitol attack – but will we ever really know?

Speaker is locked in a battle of wills with Kevin McCarthy who is determined to change the political conversation, critics say It was, Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, one of the darkest days in America’s history – an assault on democracy, Congress and the constitution. “The American people want […]

McCarthy pulls five Republicans from Capitol attack panel after Pelosi rejects two

House speaker said she would veto two appointed by minority leader because they could threaten integrity of investigation The House speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, announced on Wednesday that she would veto the two top Republicans appointed by the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy, to the new select committee investigating the […]

‘Despicable’: Liz Cheney blasts move to pull fellow Republicans from Capitol attack committee – live

McCarthy removed all GOP members he had appointed to the panel Pelosi denies two GOP members a place on select committee Kevin McCarthy: ‘Republicans will not be party to this sham process’ Committee chair Thompson vows to investigate Donald Trump 8.48pm BST Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney did not hold back […]

White House official and Pelosi aide test positive for Covid, reports say – live

Pair escorted delegation from Texas around Capitol this week President walks back ‘Facebook is killing people’ comment 7.46pm BST In another extraordinary confrontation in Congress today, chief White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci told Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky: “I have not lied before Congress, I have never lied. Certainly […]

White House calls for social media firms to be ‘held accountable’ for Covid misinformation – live

President walks back ‘Facebook is killing people’ comment White House reiterates: ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated’ 2.50pm BST Secretary of state Antony Blinken has designated President Porfirio Lobo Sosa, former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla Avila and their immediate family ineligible for entry into the US for their […]

US stocks plunge amid coronavirus variant fears – as it happened

Major US stock indexes follow European counterparts with sell-offs US says Microsoft Exchange hack shows ‘aggressive behavior’ by China UK and allies accuse Chinese state-backed group of Microsoft hack Explainer: what is the Microsoft hack? 1.01am BST That’s all from me today. Here’s a rundown of the day’s biggest politics […]

US stocks plunge amid coronavirus variant fears – live

Major US stock indexes follow European counterparts with sell-offs US says Microsoft Exchange hack shows ‘aggressive behavior’ by China UK and allies accuse Chinese state-backed group of Microsoft hack Explainer: what is the Microsoft hack? 8.40pm BST The US is set to begin this month “Operation Allies Refuge,” the evacuation […]