Saudi Arabia Aims To Raise Price Of Oil, Ignoring Biden's Pleas : The NPR Politics Podcast The White House has accused Saudi Arabia of helping Russia fund its war in Ukraine by pushing up oil revenues after the OPEC+ group of oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, decided to cut oil output by 2 million barrels per day.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby accused the kingdom of strong-arming other oil producing countries to agree to the cut.

And a controversy in Los Angeles is roiling the city's politics: city councilors were caught making racist and otherwise bigoted remarks in a leaked recording. President Biden has called on them to resign.

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Saudi Arabia Aims To Raise Price Of Oil, Ignoring Biden's Pleas

Saudi Arabia Aims To Raise Price Of Oil, Ignoring Biden's Pleas

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Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addresses the 29th annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on May 16, 2022. MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addresses the 29th annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas conference in the Bahraini capital Manama, on May 16, 2022.

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The White House has accused Saudi Arabia of helping Russia fund its war in Ukraine by pushing up oil revenues after the OPEC+ group of oil producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, decided to cut oil output by 2 million barrels per day.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby accused the kingdom of strong-arming other oil producing countries to agree to the cut.

And a controversy in Los Angeles is roiling the city's politics: city councilors were caught making racist and otherwise bigoted remarks in a leaked recording. President Biden has called on them to resign.

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Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
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