Qatar-Funded Brookings Institution Scraps Annual Doha Energy Conference


The Brookings Institution will not hold its annual Doha energy conference this year amid reports that Qatar and other petroleum-rich countries are cutting spending due to the global oil market collapse.

Brookings, a Washington-based think tank that received nearly $4 million from the Qatar government in 2015, according to disclosure reports, declined to give a reason for why the conference is not being held this year.

Rep. Issa Predicts Clinton Indictment

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said on Wednesday that the FBI has “no choice” but to recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in its investigation of the former secretary of state’s private email server.

Patrick Kennedy to Testify Before Benghazi Committee

U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya / AP

Hillary Clinton’s deputy at the State Department will testify before a closed-door meeting of the House Benghazi Committee on Wednesday, where he will likely be pressed on why the State Department has failed to produce certain documents requested by the committee.

Puerto Rico Non-Profit’s Tax Filings Raise Questions for Governor, Brother

Alejandro Javier Garcia Padilla,

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla urged the public this week to ignore concerns about a corporate-funded charity that lists his brother as the sole employee, even as the media and ethics watchdogs have raised questions about the group’s finances and backers.