EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule faces outpouring of opposition during emotionally-charged hearing

A hearing on a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule took on an increasingly urgent and emotional tone on Tuesday, as speakers decried an effort that experts say would have a dramatic impact on the agency’s ability to protect human health and the environment. The morning…

WATCH: Peter Strzok hearing goes off the rails after Gohmert shames him for extramarital affair

During a hearing on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shamed FBI agent Peter Strzok for having an extramarital affair. In an attempt to run interference for President Trump, who benefited from an extramarital affair hush money account during his presidential campaign, Gohmert accused Strzok of…

Trey Gowdy proves he is a complete fraud

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) pleaded with Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to bring Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign to a prompt conclusion, citing the purported damage it is doing the country. “There’s an old…

Jim Jordan tries to attack Rosenstein, the room erupts in laughter

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) tried to ambush Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with a string of pointed questions about his oversight of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the Trump campaign. It went extremely poorly for Jordan….

How the relationship between Russia and the Religious Right began

In a congressional hearing last fall, Glenn Simpson, the man whose research helped lead to the now-infamous dossier on Russia and President Donald Trump, let slip a bombshell revelation about Russian infiltration in the United States. “I would say broadly speaking, it appears that the…

Not even Congress could get USAG to address its sexual abuse problems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Heading into Tuesday’s United States Senate hearing on sexual abuse in Olympic sports, there was one witness whom survivors and their supporters were most curious to hear from: Former USA Gymnastics President and CEO, Steve Penny. Penny resigned last spring under pressure from…

Two of Larry Nassar’s biggest enablers face their moment of reckoning

On Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold its second hearing on Preventing Abuse in Olympic and Amateur Athletics. While the first meeting in April featured interviews with victims of sex abuse in Olympic sports, this hearing will focus on the people in charge…

‘Smoke and mirrors’: Congressional hearing on Olympic sex abuse frustrates survivors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — About two hours into the House Commerce Committee’s hearing on sexual abuse in Olympic sports, decorum was finally thrown out the window. Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) had five minutes to ask questions of the heads of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics,…

Democratic congressman confronts Pompeo over his hypocritical criticism of Hillary Clinton

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) slammed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday — taking him to task for his hypocritical stance on diplomatic security. Meeks referenced a video of Pompeo criticizing former Secretary of State Hillary…

Watch Scott Pruitt accidentally admit to violating federal law

During a Senate Appropriate Committee hearing on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt accidentally admitted to violating federal ethics guidelines by having an EPA subordinate help him house-hunt during her “personal time” without compensation. Pruitt copped to the violation under questioning from Sen….