Mar 23, 2018

Blumenthal: Zuckerberg will be subpoenaed if he fails to appear

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal told Axios' Mike Allen on Friday that if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg does not testify in Congress, he will face a subpoena: "My message to Mark Zuckerberg is: You are the right person. There is nobody better than you, in fact you have an obligation to testify."

The bigger picture: On Wednesday, Zuckerberg said on CNN that he would be "happy" to testify if it was "the right thing to do," and if he was the person with "the most knowledge" about what happened with Cambridge Analytica.

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The oil stakes of Trump vs. Biden

Reproduced from Rapidan Energy Group; Chart: Axios Visuals

U.S. oil production is in a steep decline, but one question is how much November's elections will affect how much it does — or doesn't — bounce back.

Why it matters: The powerful price and demand headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic are creating a financial crisis in the oil patch.

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A closer look at how colleges can reopen

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Masks in class, sports on hold, dorm life without roommates and summer 2021 classes for some: Brown University President Christina Paxson tells "Axios on HBO" it's all in play as colleges consider whether and how to safely reopen campuses in the fall.

Why it matters: An extended shutdown of U.S. colleges and universities would leave nearly 20 million students and 3 million employees with an uncertain future, but premature reopenings without proper coronavirus safeguards could jeopardize lives and force more closings.