House Republicans pass bill to limit Strategic Petroleum Reserve movements

On Wednesday, House Republicans passed a bill that would limit the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) from being used to move oil around the country. The bill, which was passed by a vote of 224-189, would restrict the use of the SPR to only be used in cases of emergency or national security. The SPR … Read more

California State Bar decides to disbar Trump ally John Eastman

John Eastman, University of Colorado Boulders Visiting Scholar on Conservative Thought and Politics, speaks about his intention to sue the university during a press conference outside CU Boulder on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Andy Cross | Denver Post | Getty Images The California State Bar on Thursday charged John Eastman, an attorney with close ties … Read more

Santos should be denied classified data, Democrats tell McCarthy

Two congressional Democrats on Wednesday called on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to restrict Republican Rep. George Santos’ access to classified information, arguing the scandal-ridden freshman lawmaker ‘can’t trust’ the documents confidential. “It is clear that Congressman George Santos has repeatedly breached the public trust,” Reps. Joseph Morelle and Gregory Meeks, both of Santos’ New York … Read more

Snapchat’s role in fentanyl crisis probed in House roundtable

BreakSnapchat-owned Snapchat and its role in the fentanyl crisis were the subject of a House roundtable hosted by the Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday that could pave the way for new proposals to protect children on the Internet or limit liability protections for online platforms. The roundtable featured the mother of a child who … Read more