Former President Donald Trump’s town hall event felt like a lightning round of false and misleading claims — most of which we’ve heard before — on voter fraud, immigration, classified documents and more.
Issues: gasoline prices
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Major Themes of the Midterms
Voters are about to get a respite from the political attack-ad onslaught: Election Day is tomorrow. That means no more messages from Democrats attacking Republicans over abortion rights or the future of Medicare; no more Republicans blaming Democrats for inflation or crime. At least for a little while.
Altered Video of Exchange Between White House Press Secretary and Reporter on Gas Prices Goes Viral
In an Oct. 19 press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answered Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy’s question about President Joe Biden’s request for U.S. oil companies to help lower gasoline prices. However, a viral video of that exchange was edited to make it appear that Jean-Pierre ignored Doocy’s question.
Crude Oil Prices Down Due to Recession Fears, Contributing to Lower Gasoline Prices
President Joe Biden and members of his administration have touted the falling gasoline prices, suggesting that the decrease was because of the president’s policies. But U.S. presidents have little control over the price that consumers pay for gasoline. We look at the reasons for the decline in gasoline prices.
U.S. Selling Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Highest Bidding Companies
Q: Is the Biden administration selling crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to other countries?
A: The oil is sold to eligible companies that make the highest offers. Some of the companies are U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, and some that purchased oil have then exported a portion to buyers overseas. Exports increase the global supply and still help with U.S. gas prices, experts told us.
‘Liberal World Order’ Is Decades-Old Term Misinterpreted by Social Media Posts
“Liberal world order” is a decades-old term referring to a system of global cooperation. A Biden administration adviser used the term to explain why gasoline prices are tied to the war in Ukraine. But social media posts use the adviser’s comments to misleadingly claim Biden is pushing a “new liberal world order” to make Americans pay “high gas prices forever.”
Gasoline Prices Up Due to Global Supply-Demand Issues, Russian Invasion of Ukraine
U.S. presidents have little control over the price that consumers pay for gasoline. It depends mostly on the price of crude oil, which is set on the global market, based largely on worldwide supply and demand. Yet Republican campaign ads have falsely claimed or suggested that President Joe Biden and Democrats are solely to blame for the prices that motorists are paying at the pump.