Tag: announces

Biden Announces Climate Team, Including Gina McCarthy, Deb Haaland and Michael Regan

December 20, 2020
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. introduced key members of his climate change team on Saturday, declaring that his administration will connect the effort to reduce planet-warming emissions with restoring the economy and creating jobs.Mr. Biden, speaking at an event in Wilmington, Del., said the climate team will be “ready on day one, which

LA County announces business curfew to curb COVID-19 case rise

November 18, 2020
Los Angeles County officials on Tuesday announced strict new coronavirus restrictions — including a 10 p.m. curfew on businesses — in an effort to combat spiking coronavirus cases. Beginning on Friday, restaurants, bars and non-essential retail businesses will be required to close between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl told local outlet

Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven Announces He Voted for Biden

October 20, 2020
Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven endorsed Democrat Joe Biden in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal published today. McRaven, who was the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014––and was behind the successful raid of Osama bin Laden––said he has already voted for Biden in Texas. “Truth be told, I am a

Facebook announces new preelection rules for political ads and claims—but will it follow through?

September 4, 2020
In addition to the mere one-week duration, though, there’s a caveat there. Only new advertisements will be refused; if political groups already have ads in the Facebook pipeline, they will be allowed to boost spending on and visibility of those ads during the final week. Facebook will be showing plenty of political ads in that

LeBron James Announces Huge Effort to Recruit Poll Workers in Black Neighborhood

August 25, 2020
LeBron James is not only one of the richest and most successful athletes in the world, he’s also one of the most charitable. The Lakers star has paid for numerous college educations, served thousands of meals and even built a school in his home town of Akron, Ohio. This year, the basketball star has turned

Joe Biden announces vice presidential pick

August 12, 2020
Ending months of speculation, Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee. Harris had been seen as a front-runner for the role since Biden became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate from California in 2016, she served as the state’s attorney general and the district