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  • Buttigieg to quarantine after security agent gets COVID-19

    02/08/2021 5:53:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    WPXI ^ | 2/08/21
    WASHINGTON - (AP) - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will quarantine for 14 days after a member of his security detail tested positive Monday for the coronavirus. The agent had been “in close contact” with Buttigieg, including Monday morning prior to the agent’s positive result, the Transportation Department said in a statement. Buttigieg has since tested negative and has had no symptoms. “Secretary Buttigieg will take all necessary steps to ensure there is no spread, including quarantining for a period of 14 days, and will continue to follow all other CDC guidelines,” said Laura Schiller, the department’s chief of staff, referring...
  • Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

    02/02/2021 12:09:30 PM PST · by Coronal · 68 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | February 2, 2021 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg won Senate approval Tuesday as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to be confirmed to a Cabinet post. He’ll be tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change. Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden’s one-time rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, was approved on a 86-13 vote. “I’m honored and humbled by today’s vote in the Senate—and ready to get to work,” Buttigieg tweeted shortly after he was confirmed. Praised by Biden as bringing a “new voice” to the administration, Buttigieg...
  • Incoming Transportation Secretary wants to implement a mileage tax

    01/23/2021 2:40:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRoosterNew · 122 replies
    WND ^ | January 23, 2021
    Incoming Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has suggested taxing Americans for the number of miles they drive, a policy he endorsed as a Democratic presidential candidate. The Biden Administration is actively searching for ways to fund its ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., acknowledged "privacy concerns" related to implementing a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) system but said it should be considered as a potential replacement for the gas tax.
  • New tax on number of miles you drive? Incoming Transportation Secretary Buttigieg likes the idea

    01/22/2021 11:19:13 PM PST · by pilgrim · 93 replies
    Just the News ^ | January 22, 2021 - 11:39pm | Nicholas Ballasy
    Visit site for Getty image. We need to visit John Solomon's site for support! Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg Incoming Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has suggested taxing Americans for the number of miles they drive, a policy he endorsed as a Democratic presidential candidate.The Biden Administration is actively searching for ways to fund its ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., acknowledged "privacy concerns" related to implementing a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) system but said it should be considered as a potential replacement for the gas tax. During Buttigieg's confirmation hearing in the Senate Commerce,...
  • Buttigieg Dismissively Defends Biden's Elimination of Keystone Pipeline Jobs

    01/22/2021 6:11:40 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/21/2021 | Cortney O'Brien
    On Day One of his presidency, President Joe Biden signed an executive order stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, slashing thousands of jobs along with it, because he and his incoming administration deem it an environmental hazard. TC Energy Corp. has already let go 1,000 workers in both the U.S. and Canada. Pete Buttigieg, who ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, is now the president's Transportation Secretary nominee. He was grilled by the Senate on Thursday about Biden's job-killing signatures. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) shared his concern that President Biden just upended 1,200 good paying union...
  • Smoking Gun Biden-Burisma Email [Weekly Update]

    12/18/2020 5:28:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 18, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Ukraine Prosecutor Offered ‘High-Level’ Access to Clinton Campaign Pete Buttigieg Agrees to Search His Personal Email Account to Avoid Testimony in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Attorney General Barr Resigns as Confidence in the DOJ Tanks Seattle May Give Criminals a ‘Poverty Defense’ Ukraine Prosecutor Offered ‘High-Level’ Access to Clinton Campaign It’s almost as though Hillary Clinton couldn’t abide Joe Biden getting all the corruption attention. Her people just had to stick their fingers in the Ukraine cookie jar. It’s all coming out now because of our lawsuit. We received 38 pages of records from the State Department revealing that Ukraine...
  • Team Biden deletes old campaign ad criticizing Pete Buttigieg

    12/17/2020 8:15:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/17/2020 | Mark Moore
    President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team appeared to delete an old campaign ad that criticized Pete Buttigieg for his lack of experience — after the former Indiana mayor was nominated to serve as transportation secretary, according to a report. The ad ran in February before the New Hampshire primary election and contrasted Biden’s long career as a senator and as vice president in the Obama administration with Buttigieg’s time as mayor of South Bend, Ind. — a city of 100,000, Fox News reported.
  • Biden transition team deletes old ad hammering Buttigieg's lack of experience

    12/16/2020 4:07:58 PM PST · by G Larry · 8 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 12-16-20 | Morgan Phillips
    Biden announced Buttigieg was his pick for transportation secretary, calling him a 'leader, patriot, and problem-solver' President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has deleted an ad from earlier this year hammering Pete Buttigieg’s lack of experience after Biden chose the former mayor to serve as transportation secretary.
  • Biden calls Buttigieg’s husband ‘Kirsten,’ snubs gay GOP Cabinet member

    12/16/2020 11:49:04 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 16, 2020
    President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday mangled his rollout of Pete Buttigieg as the “first” gay Cabinet nominee — using a female name for Buttigieg’s husband and omitting mention of President Trump having named the first gay Cabinet-level member. Biden noted his fondness for Buttigieg’s husband “Kirsten” during a speech in Wilmington, Del., as he formally named the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor as his nominee for transportation secretary. Biden also snubbed Ric Grenell, who Trump celebrated this year as the first gay Cabinet member when he worked three months as acting Director of National Intelligence.
  • Black Lives Matter Opposes Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary

    12/16/2020 5:58:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have come out against President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to nominate former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation, recalling his struggles with minority voters. Biden announced Tuesday that Buttigieg was his choice for the transportation post — a plum position for a candidate who dropped out of the presidential race before Super Tuesday and endorsed the former vice president.
  • Biden Taps Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary

    12/15/2020 7:52:30 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    usnews.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2020, | Susan Milligan
    Buttigieg, who mounted a failed bid for the Democratic presidential primary, is set to be nominated as transportation secretary by the man who did win the primary and the general election, President-elect Joe Biden, several news organizations reported Tuesday. Buttigieg, 38, attracted attention during his 2020 bid for president with his combination of progressivism and pragmatism – his health care plan was called "Medicare for All Who Want It," a move toward a single payer plan without forcing people to give up their private insurance. His hyper-intellectualism contrasted with his "Mayor Pete'' accessibility. He kept his sexual orientation private until...
  • BREAKING: Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department

    12/15/2020 11:09:19 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies
    BREAKING: Biden has chosen Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department - Reuters
  • Buttigieg: ‘There’s No Uncertainty That Joe Biden Will Put His Hand on a Bible on January 20’

    11/19/2020 12:43:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2020 | Trent Baker
    Thursday, former South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg pushed back against President Donald Trump contesting election results amid allegations of voter fraud. Buttigieg called on Trump to have his administration provide information to former Vice President Joe Biden, who was named the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the media, and his transition team because “there’s no uncertainty that Joe Biden will put his hand on a Bible on January 20” to take the Presidential Oath of Office.
  • WATCH: CNBC Cuts Buttigieg Donor Off When He Says Nation ‘Repudiated’ Far Left

    11/04/2020 2:07:58 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 1 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 11/4/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It’s not often when you see a Democratic presidential donor actually concede on live television that America really doesn’t want anything to do with leftist politics. During the November 4 edition of CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNBC co-anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin questioned Starwood Capital Group Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht regarding exit polls allegedly showing that Americans favored leftist policies: “[A]re you surprised that some of the polls on the way out — when they asked Americans about things like, you know, a government-controlled healthcare — that a majority of Americans said they were in favor of things like that?” Sorkin...
  • Pete Buttigieg stands in as Mike Pence for Kamala Harris's debate practice

    10/01/2020 7:52:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/2020 | BY J. EDWARD MORENO
    Pete Buttigieg, a former Democratic presidential hopeful, has played the role of Vice President Pence in mock debates with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), according to Bloomberg. The choice to cast Buttigieg reportedly came because of his familiarity with Pence, who was governor of Indiana when Buttigieg was mayor of South Bend. After virtually tying with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Iowa caucuses, Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic primary days before Super Tuesday, promptly throwing his support behind now-Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Harris and Pence will debate on Oct. 7 in Salt Lake City, which...
  • Two different cases of PrEP failure despite high adherence underline that such events are rare, but should not be ignored

    09/21/2020 11:41:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    AIDS Map ^ | 4 September 2020 | Gus Cairns
    Two reports of HIV infection occurring despite apparent adequate adherence to PrEP, confirmed by drug level testing, are the first reliably documented cases to be published in peer-reviewed journals since 2018. The most recent case was reported by Dr Matthew Spinelli in Clinical Infectious Diseases. It concerns a 44-year-old gay man in Texas and appears not to be due to poor adherence, but to infection with an HIV virus with an unusual combination of resistance mutations. Two characteristics of the case make it hard to argue against this being a genuine case of PrEP breakthrough. Firstly, samples of blood and...
  • Buttigieg: Trump Has a ‘Dim View’ of the ‘Intelligence of His Own Supporters’

    09/17/2020 1:34:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 17 2020 | PAM KEY
    Former South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Fox News Wednesday that President Donald Trump has a “dim view” of the intelligence of his own supporters.” Anchor Martha MacCallum said, “Do the American people sort of need to see that the former vice president can handle the very tough demanding schedule of what it takes to be the president of the United States?” Buttigieg said, “You know, the best way to see who can handle that demanding schedule is to see who can handle it on the campaign trail. I’m in my 30s. The presidential trail beat me up....
  • Buttigieg says Trump 'must think we're all suckers' by denying report he disparaged fallen soldiers

    09/05/2020 12:04:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/04/2020 | Sam Dorman
    President Trump must think the American people are suckers if he expects them to believe he didn’t insult fallen soldiers during his 2018 trip to France, former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told “The Story” Friday. “I mean, look, the president today lied on Twitter about never calling John McCain a loser,” Buttigieg, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve who served in Afghanistan, told host Jon Scott. “Now, he’s asking us to believe that, OK, he’s lying about that today, because we can check and see the footage, but he’s not lying about the other stuff? He must think...
  • Biden & Harris Praise NBA Boycott [semi-satire]

    08/29/2020 10:07:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 August 2020 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential nominee former Vice-President Joe Biden praised the NBA basketball players who refused to take the court in their playoff games after the latest police shooting of a black man in Kenosha Wisconsin this week. "This moment demands moral leadership," Biden said. "And these players answered by standing up, speaking out, and using their platform for good. The sacrifices they made foregoing their salaries and forfeiting their games touch us all in very profound ways. It's an example I wish our current president would have followed." Vice-presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif) seconded Biden's take and hailed the decision...
  • Buttigieg Blames Kenosha Unrest on Trump — ‘No Reason’ to Expect Improvement if President Re-Elected

    08/27/2020 6:27:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/26/2020 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” former South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg, formerly a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, tied President Donald Trump to the civil unrest in Kenosha, WI and other places around the country. He argued there would be no reason for the situation to change or get better should Trump be re-elected in November.