Tag: Biden

Biden Told Trans Kids He’s Got Their Back. But States Keep Attacking Them.

On Wednesday, during his first joint address to Congress, President Joe Biden made his support for trans rights clear—but he didn’t exactly provide many specifics about how he plans to translate rhetoric into action. “To all transgender Americans watching at home, especially young people who are so brave, I want you to know your president […]

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QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […]

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A Dozen More States Virtue Signaling Over Vehicle Bans

<img data-attachment-id="1722768" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/05/gas-war-states-sue-trump-administration-over-fuel-rollback/shutterstock_493118098/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,666" 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="abandoned fuel pump, old gas station" data-image-description=" Marc Bruxelle/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1722768″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/shutterstock_493118098.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having noticed that Washington got a bit of publicity for vowing to ban […]

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Barack Obama Calls for Full and Transparent Investigation Into Daunte Wright Shooting, While Biden Talks Tough to Looters

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Black America’s president for life, Barack Obama, took to Twitter to call for a “a full and transparent investigation” into the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright and for America to “reimagine policing,” which in layman terms means to stop shooting unarmed Black people. Advertisement “Our hearts are heavy over […]

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Tesla Caught Short, More Recalls For GM And Honda, Radical MG Concept, And New Hot Hyundai: Your Morning Briefing

Good morning and welcome to our daily digest of automotive news from around the globe, starting with… Teslas Come Up Short Of EPA Estimates In Range Test In news that will only trigger range anxiety, a recent test by Edmunds seems to show that Tesla’s come short of their EPA range. Naturally, Tesla wasn’t best […]

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Georgia Governor Says State’s Voter Suppression Law Isn’t About Fraud

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp speaks as U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams looks on during a press conference announcing expanded statewide COVID testing on August 10, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. . Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images (Getty Images) Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said during an interview with WABE, an Atlanta-based NPR affiliate, that the state’s recent law […]

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4 Migrant Girls Reunited With Their Dad Under This Program, But It Won’t Solve the Border Crisis

Four sisters got off a plane from El Salvador recently, ran into the arrivals hall at Los Angeles International Airport, and hugged their father for the first time in six years.  Their dad, Jesús, was on his knees as Genesis, age 9, ran into his outstretched arms, dragging her pink princess suitcase behind her. Adriana, […]

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There Is Nothing We Can Say About Meghan McCain’s Hypocrisy That Her Hair Isn’t Already Saying for Us

“Is identity politics more important than qualifications for a job?” asked Meghan McCain on Wednesday morning’s episode of The View, as she attempted to clap back at calls made by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) for more Asian American and Pacific Islander appointees in Biden’s cabinet. McCain posed her inane question only […]

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Damian Williams Could Become Manhattan’s First Black U.S. Attorney

Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Attorney’s Office (AP) Damian Williams, a longtime New York prosecutor who currently heads the Securities and Commodities Task Force in the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York, is now being considered to lead the office. Advertisement If confirmed, Williams would be the first African American to serve […]

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Menthol Cigarettes Were Aggressively Marketed to Black People. Now Congress Is Looking to Ban Them

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Kool cigarettes have undergone more makeovers than the Kardashians. Initially they used a cartoon penguin named “Willie,” who was a chef, a soldier and a doctor. Then, in the 1960s, they kicked Willie out into the cold and tried using a country frost approach that included images of water and […]

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President Biden Urged By California Senators To Set End Date For ICE-Powered Vehicle Sales

Two U.S. Senators from California are asking President Biden to set a deadline for the stop-sale of new vehicles with an internal combustion engine. With the U.S. administration currently looking at how to establish new vehicle emissions rules to undo the work done by the previous administration, Democratic Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein called […]

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Black Lawmakers Rally Behind Shalanda Young to Head Office of Management and Budget

Shalanda Young is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Photo: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky (AP) Shalanda Young is the top choice for Black lawmakers in Congress to […]

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‘Kinder, Gentler Cages Are Still Cages’: How Prison Abolitionists Are Working Towards a Less Carceral Future

“We’re not saying that people are not responsible for the harm that they commit. What we’re saying is that prisons aren’t the way to resolve those harms.” — Kim Wilson, Ph.D., Co-host and producer, Beyond Prisons podcast Last summer’s racial reckoning was the first time many people in the United States ever heard of concepts […]

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‘Rearranging the Deck Chairs on the Titanic’: Why This Abolitionist Believes Biden’s Executive Order on Private Prisons Isn’t the Progressive Measure He Thinks It Is

“If we want to transform society, we can’t just shun [incarcerated folks] and pretend that they don’t exist and lock them up and throw away the key. That kind of thinking is really at the root of reform.” — Kim Wilson, Ph.D., Co-host and Producer, Beyond Prisons podcast Kim Wilson, Ph.D., is the living embodiment […]

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QAnon and the Far-Right Are Already Spreading Atlanta Shooting Conspiracies

A police officer watches as a body is taken from the Gold Spa massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Within hours of the Atlanta massage-parlor massacres, […]

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If Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Cuomo Prove True, Biden Believes the Governor Should Step Down: ‘He’ll Probably End Up Being Prosecuted, Too’

Joe Biden (center), Dr. Jill Biden (left) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) attend a 9/11 memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2020 in New York City. Photo: Amr Alfiky (Getty Images) During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, President Biden stated that […]

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Black Farmers Ask Lindsey Graham to Apologize for Being Lindsey Graham

Photo: Susan Walsh (Getty Images) The Department of Agriculture is supposed to help farmers. Full stop. The problem is that America is built on white supremacy and as such, the Department of Agriculture not only helped white farmers, “…it systematically denied Blacks and other people of color access to the same loan and grant programs […]

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Auto Lobbyists Attempt to Soften USMCA, Look to White House

<img data-attachment-id="1694982" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/10/trade-war-watch-report-claims-white-house-wants-to-dictate-where-cars-are-manufactured/shutterstock_114757342/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,662" 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="white house more like night house" data-image-description=" Orhan Cam/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-768×508.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Lobbyists are reportedly seeking to soften the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) now that […]

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Auntie Unfiltered Talks Politics With Zerlina Maxwell

America finally ended her abusive-ass relationship with Donald Trump—who, if you look back on all my writings about him, I never referred to as “president”—and I couldn’t be more grateful. While I am sure there are some people who think the coast is clear now that Biden is in office, that couldn’t be further from […]

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President Biden’s Refusal to Eliminate Student Debt Is Out of Touch With Black Voters Who Helped Get Him Elected

Photo: Eric Broder Van Dyke (Shutterstock) Last month, President Biden declared that he would not support student debt forgiveness and took a huge step backwards in fulfilling the pledges he made to Black voters and Black women during his campaign. When asked about Senator Schumer, Senator Warren and other lawmakers’ proposal to wipe out $50,000 […]

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Senate Confirms Biden Admin Pick to Head EPA

<img data-attachment-id="1755028" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/03/senate-confirms-biden-admin-pick-to-head-epa/michael_regan/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan.jpg" data-orig-size="600,500" 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="Michael_Regan" data-image-description=" white house ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan-420×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-1755028″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan.jpg” alt width=”600″ height=”500″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan.jpg 600w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan-75×63.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan-420×350.jpg 420w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Michael_Regan-120×100.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px”> On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 66-34 to confirm Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Biden campaign […]

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Reintroduces People’s Justice Guarantee for Wide-Ranging Criminal Legal System Reform

Photo: Tom Williams-Pool (Getty Images) Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Wednesday reintroduced a resolution aimed at driving decarceration and making the criminal legal system more equitable and just. Advertisement The People’s Justice Guarantee, first introduced in 2019, is being put forward again by Pressley at a time when the Democratic-led Congress seems ready to acknowledge and […]

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Marcia Fudge Confirmed as First Black Woman to Lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 40 Years

Rep Marcia Fudge (D-OH).Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) It’s official: Marcia Fudge has been confirmed as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by a Senate vote of 66-34. Advertisement While she was only confirmed Wednesday and has yet to take office, Marcia Fudge has already done more than Ben Carson, the former head […]

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Can Someone Get The Door? The Stimmys Are Here!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a news conference with House Democrats before the upcoming vote on the American Rescue Plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2021.Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Getty Images) In what can only be called the most glorious day since Simba flipped Scar off that fiery […]

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Former Trump State Department Employee Arrested in Relation to Capitol Attack

Trump State Department appointee, Frederico Klein, captured on body-cam at the Jan. 6 Capitol attackPhoto: FBI via New York Times Though Congress failed to hold Trump legally accountable for his role in fomenting the Jan. 6 Capitol debacle, connections to the former president keep showing up as federal investigations continue. A former State Department employee […]

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