Sarah Smith Life story
Sarah Smith is an English film director, broadcast producer, and screenwriter. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Locksmith Animation. She is writer and director of the animated feature films Arthur Christmas and Ron's Gone Wrong.
Four things we learned from the Biden-Xi meeting
... 4) Talks will continueWhile there were several specific points of agreement, the mere fact that a meeting happened - and that Mr Biden and Mr Xi shook hands - is a positive sign, according to the BBC s North America editor Sarah Smith...
Ohio votes to enshrine abortion rights in state constitution
...By Holly Honderich in Washington & Sarah Smith in OhioBBC NewsOhio voted to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution on Tuesday, marking a major victory for pro-choice campaigners in the state...
Trump and Biden woo striking workers in preview of 2024
...By Natalie Sherman in Wayne & Sarah Smith in Detroit, MichiganBBC NewsDonald Trump is heading to Michigan to woo striking car-workers, a day after President Joe Biden turned up on the picket line in the Midwestern state - an early skirmish in the battle for the blue-collar vote ahead of next year s White House election...
UAW workers deserve wage raises, Biden says at picket line
...By Bernd Debusmann Jr, Sarah Smith & Natalie ShermanBBC News, in Washington DC & MichiganUS President Joe Biden has backed striking cars workers in Michigan during a visit to their picket line - a first for a sitting US president...
Could Trump go to prison and other key questions
... But in terms of the gravity of the charges, these are the most serious and consequential, says our North America editor, Sarah Smith...
Rivals' silence at Iowa dinner shows Trump's dominance in 2024 race
...By Sarah Smith, North America editorDes Moines, IowaOn the night a dozen of Donald Trump s Republican rivals spoke at the same event in Iowa, only one challenged the former president head on - and he was roundly booed...
Mike Pence tears into Donald Trump at 2024 campaign launch
...By Sarah Smith, North America editor, & Max MatzaBBC NewsFormer US vice-president Mike Pence has offered his most forceful repudiation of Donald Trump to date during a speech launching his 2024 campaign...
Confusion and fear at US border as law change looms
...By Sarah Smith, North America editorReporting from Ciudad JuarezAs the hours count down to a dramatic shift in US immigration policy and an expected surge of migrants at the southern border, those already waiting to enter from Mexico are increasingly desperate...
Trump and Biden woo striking workers in preview of 2024
By Natalie Sherman in Wayne & Sarah Smith in Detroit, MichiganBBC News
Donald Trump is heading to Michigan to woo striking car-workers, A Day after President Joe Biden turned up on the picket line in the Midwestern State - an early skirmish in The Battle for the blue-collar vote ahead of next year's White House election.
The former president is skipping tonight's televised Republican Debate over in California to deliver primetime remarks at a non-unionised car parts supplier just outside Detroit.
But clusters of red-shirted car workers on the picket line in the Detroit suburb of Wayne on Wednesday had few illusions about what's driving these back-to-back visits by the two men most likely to contest the 2024 polls.
One of the striking car workers at Ford, 38-year-old Tony Branner, said he had voted for neither candidate in 2020.
But with the two rivals practically at his doorstep, he was ready to listen.
" Whoever is fighting to help my job be better, I will support, " He Said . " I'm interested in what both of them have to say. "
Mr Trump 's visit provides a perfect example of how dramatically he has reshaped American politics. The traditional labels of left and right don't fit anymore.
He has succeeded in winning over many, mostly white, working-class voters who felt economically Left Behind and ignored by mainstream politicians.
He will assail Mr Biden's efforts to tilt the industry towards electric vehicles (EVs). It takes far fewer workers to build battery-operated cars than those with combustion engines.
Concerns about the Democratic president's push to phase out petrol-powered cars has provided further inroads for Mr Trump among union workers.
" He's [Biden is] threatening the auto industry with EVs, " said car worker Kevin Puckett, who voted for Mr Trump in 2016 and 2020, and expects to do so again.
" To mandate them and go full steam ahead - it's putting The Car companies in a bad way. "
As Mr Biden cautiously endorses The Car workers' demands for a 40% pay rise, Mr Trump wrote on his Social Media platform in an all-capital-letters post to union workers: " I will keep your jobs and make you rich. "
Though unemployment remains low and wages are rising, American voters' dissatisfaction over the economy remains high.
The issue, driven by stubborn price inflation, is underscored by The Strike .
Mr Biden has cast himself as The Most pro-union president in history.
Mr Biden has also backed provisions in his signature spending bills encouraging the use of made-in-America materials and requiring companies That receive federal money to offer certain levels of pay.
But on the picket line, he is still seen by some as suspect.
He used his power Last Year to block a potential strike by freight rail workers. And he cancelled the Keystone XL oil pipeline, drawing criticism from unions worried about lost jobs.
But for Biden supporter Lillian Dunson, one of hundreds of workers put on temporary layoff by Ford after The Strike began on 15 September, those kinds of gestures were important.
The Republican calls himself pro-worker, reflecting a conservative belief That unions make businesses less competitive, ultimately hurting employees.
Mr Trump - who is visiting Michigan without a union invite, unlike Mr Biden - has been critical of the UAW leadership in this strike.
Some car workers said it was hard not to be seduced by Mr Trump 's call to Make America Great Again.
As recently as the 1990s, the average worker in the industry commanded some of the highest pay in the country.
But That guarantee of a comfortable middle-class life has steadily eroded.
He was rueful about his decision, noting what he described as " personal" shortcomings by Mr Trump , who has been found liable by courts for business fraud, defamation and sexual assault.
But he expressed disappointment with the White House's handling of issues such as immigration and inflation.
He is also concerned about money being spent to support Ukraine, and feels divided from Democrats on issues such as abortion.
Democrats solidified their gains in midterm elections Last Year .
Source of news: bbc.com