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Trump’s Attempt To Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards Continues To Blow Up In His Face

The Trump administration formally proposed rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards in August 2018, but two new reports suggest that the rollback may not end up happening at all. That’s thanks to some remarkable—even for this crew—incompetence.

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Nissan Is Absolute Shambles

You ever wake up and realize that the past 11 years of your life have been treading water, and you’ve been in stasis the whole time? You’re not alone! Nissan will share a beer with you, and talk resolutions, too. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

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The U.S. Is ‘Getting Out of the Mideast’ By Sending 3,000 Troops To Saudi Arabia

The Trump Administration, determined to “get out of the Middle East” and its “endless wars”, is deploying 3,000 troops, including fighter jets and missiles, to Saudi Arabia. This being October 2019, the irony doesn’t stop there: the weapons the Pentagon is sending to protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would have…

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Someone Tell The President He Can’t Actually Buy A New LeCar

I know we sometimes give President Trump a hard time on here, but this time I gotta say he’s right. How can any American car company expect to compete against those sweet, sweet Alliances, LeCars, Encores, and Fuegos?

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America’s Betrayal Of The Kurds, Explained

Over the past two weeks America’s power, prestige, and moral authority abroad have taken a body blow: President Donald Trump abruptly decided to withdraw U.S. forces from key a region in Syria. The decision to withdraw resulted in America’s Kurdish allies, one of Washington’s most loyal allies in the region, exposed…

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GM Has Lost Over Half A Billion Dollars Because Of The Strike

The UAW strikes are costing GM hundreds of millions, Trump’s tariffs are costing Michigan jobs, and Europe is pivoting away from airline travel. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Shit About Cars

Right off the bat, I’d like to remind everybody that’s considering banging out angry emails about “politics” and “bias” that I’ve also written about how a prominent Democratic presidential candidate didn’t know shit about cars. I think it’s important to revisit the idea that powerful politicians don’t know shit about…

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California And Nearly Two Dozen States Sue Trump Administration As Emissions Fight Escalates

For decades, California’s been able to set its own emissions standards, but the Trump Administration moved this week to end that ability as it seeks to create one national standard for (very debatably) cheaper, safer cars. But California’s not going down without a fight, and nearly two dozen other states are getting…

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GM’s Plant Closures Might Have Broken Its Union Deal

Trump’s tweeting into the void, General Motors is pulling new words out of a hat, and a mainstream automaker just dissed Tesla again. All that and more in The Morning Shift of Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

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The Carlos Ghosn Story Has About Ten Million Subplots

The Carlos Ghosn story is still not gone, same with Trump and GM, and BMW says they might expand operations in the U.S. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.

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