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Marathon Oil paring back Eagle Ford operations ahead of Harvey to protect worker safety

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Marathon Oil Corp said on Thursday it is paring back operations in the Eagle Ford shale region of Texas ahead of Hurricane Harvey.

“We have released non-essential personnel and are in the process of suspending operations where appropriate in the Eagle Ford,” spokeswoman Lee Warren said.

(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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New Trump rules give his own golf courses freedoms to pollute Florida — and 6 other states

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President Donald Trump's golf courses could end up polluting streams and wetlands under a new rule by his administration.

"The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to strip away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate developers who said Obama-era rules had shackled them with onerous and unnecessary burdens," The New York Times reported Wednesday.

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‘Where’s Justice Roberts?!’ Internet explodes after GOP senator flouts trial rules to give interview to Fox News while in session

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On Wednesday evening, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) appeared to break the rules of the Senate impeachment trial by stepping out of the chamber to give an interview to Fox News' Tucker Carlson:

Ummm Tucker Carlson got Josh Hawley to step away from the impeachment hearing about an hour ago to give him an interview. Notice how Tucker says “you’re just taking a break from a trial in progress” pic.twitter.com/dH5Jjwmofg

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 23, 2020

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GOP senators only have three options for Trump’s impeachment trial: conservative Naval War College professor

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Naval War College Prof. Tom Nichols broke down the only three ways Republican senators will come off if they vote against removing President Donald Trump from office following the Senate's impeachment trial.

Nichols, an undefeated five-time "Jeopardy!" champion, praised House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his success in prosecuting the commander-in-chief.

As one of America's top Russia experts, Nichols has been closely following the proceedings, and concluded that the political perception of the trial was incredibly damning for Republicans.

"Schiff is laying out a narrative that is so clear - and undeniable, because it is rooted in a huge amount of documents and testimony - that the President’s defenders only have the choice now of looking complicit, stupid, or immoral (or all three) in rejecting it," he wrote.

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