Tag: Government

Trump Edges Closer to Invoking Defense Production Act

One should never pay too close attention to social media, but sadly, that’s where a lot of diplomacy takes place these days. Especially today. Since dawn broke over the nation Friday, President Donald Trump has chastised General Motors and Ford for their perceived foot-dragging in getting much-needed ventilators into production, urging them to pick up […]

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National Real ID Deadline Delayed Until 2021

<img data-attachment-id="1715224" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/03/national-real-id-deadline-delayed-until-2021/shutterstock_1433374124/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,750" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="California DMV los angeles" data-image-description=" Alex Millauer/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1715224″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124-800×600.jpg 800w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/shutterstock_1433374124.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced that the Real ID deadline — which […]

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Making Elections Resilient Against Pandemics

photo: Rob Crandall / Shutterstock.com Major cities and states have faced challenges with poll workers and voter turnout as this year’s election season unfolds; people are worried about the coronavirus. In Israel, some election employees refused to count ballots cast by voters who were quarantined just because they might have the sickness. The list of states delaying their primaries is quickly increasing, with […]

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Trump Invokes Defense Production Act, Which Would Force American Industry to Make Medical Supplies

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) The world is changing day by day. On Wednesday, Trump invoked something called the Defense Production Act (DPA), which would basically force “American industry to manufacture medical supplies that are in short supply in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.” Advertisement According to the Hill, hospitals, health workers and emergency […]

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New Senate Bill Doesn’t Want Federal Employees Doing the #FlipTheSwitch Challenge, Would Ban TikTok on Work Phones

Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Getty Images) Two Republican senators sure know how to kill a good time. On Thursday, Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Rick Scott of Florida introduced the No TikTok on Government Devices Act, which would basically prevent federal government employees from doing the #FlipTheSwitch challenge on their work phones. Advertisement Yes, the […]

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The Law Comes for ex-UAW Boss Gary Jones

Federal authorities have charged former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones with embezzling more than $1 million of union funds. It’s the latest round of charges and the highest-profile target thus far in the ongoing investigation into corruption among the union’s upper ranks. A criminal information reveals Jones, who resigned as president last November, plans […]

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NTSB: Autopilot Partly to Blame for Fatal Tesla Crash; Video Game Was Playing on Driver’s Phone

A report from the National Transportation Safety Board concludes that a fallible driver-assist system, and the driver’s overreliance on it, were the main causes of a fatal March 2018 crash on US-101 in Mountain View, California. The violent crash of a Tesla Model X that killed a 38-year-old Apple software engineer is a perfect example […]

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‘It’s Still a Pig’: Colorado Dealers Association Cold on Direct Sales Model, But Rivian Sees Promise There and Beyond

<img data-attachment-id="1650256" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/11/rivian-reveals-all-electric-pickup-with-some-serious-specs/rivian-r1t-dirt/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Rivian R1T dirt" data-image-description=" Rivian ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1650256 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Rivian-R1T-dirt.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With production of its R1T pickup scheduled to commence later this year, upstart EV maker Rivian is […]

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Get Busy Logging, German Court Tells Tesla

<img data-attachment-id="1689884" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/09/tesla-close-to-unlocking-one-million-miles-per-battery/shutterstock_1503415655/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="tesla logo tesla charger tesla motors" data-image-description=" JL IMAGES/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1689884 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1503415655.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Tesla won its day in German court Thursday, with the Berlin-Brandenburg judiciary brushing […]

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Japan Readies Auto Industry for Coronavirus Complications

<img data-attachment-id="1597558" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/10/nissan-subaru-faulted-decades-improper-inspection-procedures/new-infiniti-q60-sports-coupe-starts-production-at-tochigi-plant/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292.jpeg" data-orig-size="750,455" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"Nissan","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"New INFINITI Q60 sports coupe starts production at Tochigi Plant in Japan","created_timestamp":"1465302509","copyright":"\u00a9 2016 Nissan","focal_length":"75","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"New INFINITI Q60 sports coupe starts production at Tochigi Plant","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="infiniti nissan factory japan" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan Group ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292-450×273.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292-610×370.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1597558″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292-610×370.jpeg” alt=”infiniti nissan factory japan” width=”610″ height=”370″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292-610×370.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/inifniti-factory-japan-e1509114567292-75×46.jpeg 75w, […]

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UK Expedites the Internal Combustion Car’s Death Sentence

<img data-attachment-id="1659874" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/02/junkyard-find-1992-jaguar-xj6-vanden-plas-majestic/38-1992-jaguar-xj6-vanden-plas-majestic-in-colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/38-1992-Jaguar-XJ6-Vanden-Plas-Majestic-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas Majestic in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/38-1992-Jaguar-XJ6-Vanden-Plas-Majestic-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/38-1992-Jaguar-XJ6-Vanden-Plas-Majestic-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1659874 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/38-1992-Jaguar-XJ6-Vanden-Plas-Majestic-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1992 Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas […]

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Fresh Lordstown Product Bound for Detroit

No, General Motors hasn’t snatched back its mothballed Lordstown, Ohio assembly plant and restarted production of the Chevrolet Cruze. Clearly, those angry letters from yours truly fell on deaf ears. Instead, the plant’s new owner, Lordstown Motors, will reveal the model it hopes to build at the former GM site at this summer’s Detroit auto […]

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Voice cloning experts cover crime, positive use cases, and safeguards

Deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness using AI, are multiplying quickly. In recognition of the threat that deepfakes pose to privacy, civility, and democratic processes, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop yesterday examining a subcategory of […]

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Driving Dystopia: License Plate Readers Are Becoming Increasingly Common

<img data-attachment-id="1706790" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/driving-dystopia-license-plate-readers-are-becoming-increasingly-common/shutterstock_146320457/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="license plates" data-image-description=" Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1706790″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_146320457.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Policing a population is expensive. Law enforcement departments around the globe have long sought a way to […]

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Lucky Break: All Northern Ireland Car Owners Get a Pass on Safety Tests After Test Centers Deemed…Unsafe

Northern Ireland has called off all mandated MoT inspections of passenger vehicles after it discovered that its state-run test centers are in worse condition than many of the cars undergoing testing. It’s a black eye for the Driver & Vehicle Agency, the body tasked with ensuring vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards, but it’s a […]

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Trump touts logo for new Space Force, with nod to Star Trek

(Donald Trump/Twitter) The new U.S. Space Force is not Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity. President Donald Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which features an arrowhead shape centered on a planetary […]

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Senate Approves USMCA Trade Deal Replacing NAFTA

<img data-attachment-id="1622992" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2018/04/pruitt-house-subcommittee-talks/capital-hill-2645396_1920/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1279" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"20","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"24","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="United States – Capitol Hill" data-image-description=" Public Domain ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1622992″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/capital-hill-2645396_1920-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The U.S. Senate approved changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement […]

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