Tuesday News: “Can EVs and solar save the world? The IEA thinks so”; “Joe Biden’s visit to the UAW picket line is historic – and may pay off politically”; “Trump called for executions and media censorship over the weekend”; McCarthy Can “Save his speakership or keep the government open”

Tuesday News: “Can EVs and solar save the world? The IEA thinks so”; “Joe Biden’s visit to the UAW picket line is historic – and may pay off politically”; “Trump called for executions and media censorship over the weekend”; McCarthy Can “Save his speakership or keep the government open”

by Lowell

Here are a few international, national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, September 26.

  • Antarctica just hit a record low in sea ice — by a lot
  • Can EVs and solar save the world? The IEA thinks so
  • “Electricity is the new oil:” IEA lays out new net zero roadmap for 2030
  • Peak Oil Is Near, Energy Agency Says, but Climate Change Is Far From Solved
  • ‘Staggering’ green growth gives hope for 1.5C, says global energy head (“IEA’s Fatih Birol says uptake of solar power and EVs is in line with net zero goal but rich countries must hasten their broader plans” Now, ditch ALL SUBSIDIES to fossil fuels, whether direct or indirect.)
  • Europe’s banks helped fossil fuel firms raise more than €1tn from global bond markets (That’s appalling and 100% unacceptable. There should be ZERO funding for new fossil fuel development.)
  • Russia seeks to rejoin UN’s human rights council (Hell no.)
  • Russia smells blood as Ukraine tries to stop war fatigue spreading among allies
  • Russia Targets Ports in Southern Ukraine for Second Night
  • Abrams Tanks Reach Ukraine. Is It Too Little, Too Late?
  • Teetering China Property Giants Undercut Xi’s Revival Push
  • China says willing to play ‘constructive’ role in APEC’s success
  • US military captures ISIS official in Syria in helicopter raid
  • At least 20 dead in gas station explosion as Nagorno-Karabakh residents flee to Armenia
  • Leader of Canada’s House of Commons apologizes for honoring man who fought for Nazis (Huge f’up.)
  • Dear Supreme Court of Brazil, Use Your Power to Protect Women
  • Video of Sikh leader’s killing shows coordinated attack
  • A New Border Crossing: Americans Turn to Mexico for Abortions
  • Will the economy finally un-weird itself?
  • Biden is headed to Michigan to join the UAW picket line. He’s all-in on showing his union bona fides
  • Joe Biden’s visit to the UAW picket line is historic – and may pay off politically (“The president standing ‘in solidarity’ with striking autoworkers is a powerful gesture that could resonate with key blue-collar voters”)
  • Biden Heads to the Picket Line in Michigan to Court Autoworkers
  • Can the U.S. Make Solar Panels? This Company Thinks So.
  • A Supreme Court case about hotel websites could blow up much of US civil rights law (“The Supreme Court hears a civil rights case straight out of a right-wing fever dream.”)
  • Clarence Thomas Should Not Get Away With It
  • In some states, more than half of the local election officials have left since 2020 (“Election conspiracies have fundamentally changed the job of local voting officials, and many don’t want to take it anymore.” Horrifying.)
  • Biden leaps into general election mode after Trump goes on offense
  • Biden suggests Americans should ‘stop electing’ House Republicans if they shut down government (Obviously.)
  • Biden-Harris 2024 Statement on Donald Trump Once Again Calling for a MAGA Government Shutdown (“House Republicans are gleefully letting Donald Trump function as their chief political strategist at the expense of American families”)
  • Barreling toward shutdown, McCarthy scrambles to get even one spending win
  • McCarthy needs to get a funding deal done — with Democratic votes (“House Speaker McCarthy’s best option now is passing a stopgap bill with Democrats to avert a shutdown.”)
  • McCarthy faces defining moment with GOP shutdown drama
  • Moderate Republicans plot last-ditch shutdown plan with Democrats (There are no “moderate” Republicans, but sure…)
  • As government shutdown looms just days away, no agreement is in sight (“House Republicans have turned their efforts to long-term funding, while the Senate will start moving forward on a short-term solution.”)
  • What It Would Take to Avoid a Shutdown (“How we arrived at the brink of a government shutdown—and how the power to avert it lies with Kevin McCarthy”)
  • McCarthy’s dilemma: Save his speakership, or keep the government open (“Some conservatives say they won’t vote for a short-term bill to keep the government open. If Speaker Kevin McCarthy wants to avoid a shutdown, he’ll likely need help Democrats’ help.”)
  • Hillary Clinton Urges Joe Biden Not to Sleep on Third-Party Spoilers: Report
  • Trump appears to remain worried that 2024 won’t be rigged to his benefit (“Already awash in age-related woes, Biden allies are also apparently worried about vote-splitting from Green Party hopeful Cornel West—or worse: a No Labels candidate.”)
  • Trump’s Strongman Turn “Happened Really, Really Quickly”
  • Trump pledges to investigate MSNBC parent company for ‘threatening treason’
  • Trump Threatens To Go After Comcast, NBC For ‘Treason’ If He Gets Reelected
  • If you want to save democracy in 2024, Biden is the only viable choice (Exactly; and anyone talking about anyone else is really clueless, like David Ignatius – or malicious.)
  • Trump Floats the Idea of Executing Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley
  • Trump Tells Gun Store He’d Like to Buy a Glock, Raising Legal Questions
  • Indicted Trump Asks to Buy a Glock at Campaign Stop—Which Would Be Illegal (“A spokesperson later corrected himself and said the transaction hadn’t actually gone through.”)
  • Cassidy Hutchinson Begs GOP to Stop Donald Trump Before It’s Too Late
  • Ex-aide says Trump privately admitted to losing in 2020
  • Trump Tells South Carolina ‘This Country Is Finished’ if He Doesn’t Win 2024: ‘I Hate To Say It. It’s Horrible’ (What Trump means is HE is PERSONALLY finished if he isn’t elected in 2024, because he’ll almost certainly go to prison for his MANY crimes and not be able to pardon himself.)
  • Georgia judge orders jurors’ identities to stay secret during Trump election interference trial
  • Asa Hutchinson misses out as seven candidates qualify for second GOP debate
  • This week’s debate is a critical chance for Trump’s rivals to make him pay for ignoring them
  • Ask the GOP Debaters if They Support Trump’s Open Fascism (“Trump called for executions and media censorship over the weekend. Make his Republican opponents stand up and choose a side.”)
  • Seven GOP presidential candidates are set to debate Wednesday night
  • Donald Trump’s Rivals Are Once Again Hitting the Fox Debate Stage. Will Anything Change? (“The GOP’s JV squad didn’t make ‘much of a dent’ in the front-runner’s lead in the first debate, says Dana Perino, co-moderator of next week’s Fox Business debate. Whether one has a ‘breakout moment’ this time, she says, ‘remains to be seen.’”)
  • Majority of Americans continue to favor moving away from Electoral College
  • U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown calls on indicted Sen. Bob Menendez to resign
  • Fetterman Plans to Give Back Menendez Donation In Cash-Filled Envelopes (Exclusive)
  • History Offers Democrats a Way Out of the Menendez Problem
  • Pelosi Says It Would Be A ‘Good Idea’ If Menendez Resigned (“Menendez has insisted he will be ‘exonerated and continue to be the senior senator from New Jersey.’”)
  • Merrick Garland’s DOJ indicted a Democratic senator. MAGA pundits responded with wild conspiracy theories.
  • Newsom and DeSantis agree to debate on Fox News (Yuck. Why?)
  • Watchdog files open meetings lawsuit against secret panel studying Wisconsin justice’s impeachment
  • New Yorker Slammed For Cover Depicting Biden, Trump With Walking Frames (Utterly disgusting by the New Yorker.)
  • Meta’s Threads struggles to grow amid rivalry with Elon Musk’s X, ranking ahead of only Tumblr
  • Steve Bannon praises Fox’s Maria Bartiromo: “She’s actually true MAGA; there’s been no better supporter of President Trump or the MAGA movement”
  • With Rupert Murdoch leaving Fox News, an even more deranged MAGA media is making its move (“Joe Rogan, Steve Bannon, and Charlie Kirk are ready to rot the brains of GOP voters even more”)
  • A Drop in Emissions, and a Jobs Bonanza? Critics Question Benefits of a Proposed Hydrogen Hub for the Appalachian Region (“The potential gains for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio have not been clearly spelled out, and the science is being challenged, as the Department of Energy prepares to announce the builders of six to 10 federally funded hubs across the country.”)
  • The Incredible Mystery of Where This GOP Congressional Candidate Lives (“Congressional candidate Derrick Anderson is running in a Virginia district outside of where his supposed primary residence is. But he won’t say that—creating more questions.”)
  • As shutdown looms, Va. leaders urge Congress to ‘get their act together’ (This headline is really misleading and irresponsible; in fact, the shutdown would be caused 100% by House Republicans, and overwhelmingly, it’s been Democrats calling to avert it.)
  • Editorial: Don’t wait until the deadline. Register in order to cast a ballot this year.
  • Virginia voter removals raise concerns among rights groups (“At least one person was removed from the rolls after having their rights restored, raising fears of a broader problem.”)
  • $100 million heads to Virginia passenger rail project
  • With Nearly 300,000 Virginians’ Paychecks at Risk, GOP State Legislative Candidates Remain Silent on Their Party’s Shutdown Brinkmanship
  • Full Disclosure Briefing: UAW strike repercussions could be felt in Virginia
  • Former VA House Dems Leader David Toscano Argues That We Need to “[Reinvigorate] Virginia’s Article XI” to Protect Our Environment…and Also Elect Pro-Environment Candidates!
  • Dominion proposes pilot to test longer-lasting battery storage
  • Amazon expansion to Virginia Beach expected to create more than 1,000 jobs
  • Despite storm surge and heavy rain, Virginia weathers Ophelia without major damage
  • ‘It was a miracle of God’: Virginia man arrested while armed in Haymarket church
  • ‘A thwarted, diabolical plot’: Man arrested ‘minutes’ before mass shooting at Northern Virginia church
  • Richmond to name street for VCU student killed in tragic accident
  • Richmond places restrictions on Airbnb, short-term rentals to curb affordable housing crisis
  • D.C.-area forecast: Clingy clouds continue with slight light shower chances

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