From replacing non-qwerty keyboards to killing production of the Hummer, Mary Barra, head of vehicle development for GM, is looking to send a “shock” through that company’s “famously plodding corporate culture.” At a recent meeting with employees in Milford, MI, Barra listened to complaints that GM was “too slow to adopt new technologies” and “wasn’t focused enough on quality,” and assured the people in attendance that that was about to change. Vice Chairman Bob Lutz praised Barra, saying “she’s got good judgement, great common sense and she doesn’t put up with any BS.” This self-proclaimed shake-up could help restart the production of new vehicles for the automaker.
Donald Trump will select U.S. Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court pick Saturday, multiple news outlets confirmed with White House officials on Friday — and the outlook couldn't be more bleak for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration, and the future of health care in the United States.
According to the New York Times, Trump "will try to force Senate confirmation before Election Day."
"The president met with Judge Barrett at the White House this week and came away impressed with a jurist that leading conservatives told him would be a female Antonin Scalia," the Times reported.