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Jul 24

GOP congressman isn't sure how to fix health care fiasco, but knows it involves sexism and a duel

GOP congressman isn't sure how to fix health care fiasco, but knows it involves sexism and a duelWith the GOP health care bill on life support in the senate, lawmakers are eager to find someone to blame.  One Texas lawmaker focused his frustrations with “some female senators from the Northeast” and tacked on some beyond out-dated and sexist thoughts in a radio interview. In an interview on “1440 Keys” Friday, Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold spoke about how he wanted to handle the fallout from failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel tweets update on 3-month-old son, calls for action on healthcare “If it was a guy from south Texas, I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style,” he said to talk show host Bob Jones.  Listen to his comments below around the 27-minute mark. Sure sounds like he really wants to duel the GOP health care bill’s opponents, but only the female ones. He can’t, though, because they are women.  I can’t see Lisa Murkowski losing a duel with Blake Farenthold tbh, even if her weapon jammed — southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 24, 2017 He won’t duel women because he knows he’d get shot.  https://t.co/RHnSd3tKpR — Stephanie Renee (@Steph56Renee) July 24, 2017 Cool, that’s a normal response in 2017 to a political fail. And no reason to include male senators. That’d be silly. He could have challenged Rand Paul to a duel. Didn’t. https://t.co/J1Z2N9xIqK — Sam Stein (@samstein) July 24, 2017 Sens. Susan Collins, Shelley Moore Capito and Lisa Murkowski came out against Mitch McConnell’s bid to straight repeal the ACA, but Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran, both men, effectively sank the proposed replacement bill. And Rand Paul was never on board. So color Farenthold confused about a number of things. Farenthold is blaming the female senators for stalling the bill, but he’s not OK with taking this outside. That would not be appropriate or ladylike. If they were men they might be idiots like Rep Farenthold apparently is https://t.co/ekd4KbPNfH — Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) July 24, 2017 Farenthold, for the record, was once photographed wearing ducky pajamas with scantily-clad women. He at one time owned the domain name blow-me.org. And he was sued by a former staffer for alleged gender discrimination and for making an uncomfortable work environment. To recap: Farenthold thinks a man-to-man duel would be the best way to settle health care policy and 2017 gets more ridiculous by the day.
UPDATE
5:01 p.m. PT: Sen. Collins responded to Farenthold’s comments and noted that during her 20 years in the Senate “nobody had ever suggested a duel.” First time for everything. Except Farenthold wasn’t really suggesting a duel with her since she’s a woman and all. Sen Collins responds to Rep @farenthold, says in 20 years in the Senate “until today nobody had ever suggested a duel.” pic.twitter.com/0juw5yvwAe — Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 24, 2017 WATCH: Bizarre moments from Sean Spicer’s short stint at the White House

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Jul 24

Rexit? Rex Tillerson 'to quit as Donald Trump's secretary of state before the end of the year'

Rexit? Rex Tillerson 'to quit as Donald Trump's secretary of state before the end of the year'Rex Tillerson is growing increasingly disillusioned with President Donald Trump and could leave his administration before the end of the year, according to two sources who spoke to CNN. The secretary of state has found himself undermined by the president, who openly contradicts him and appears disinterested in the work of Mr Tillerson’s team of career diplomats at the state department. Friends of Mr Tillerson’s had previously believed he would ride out the rollercoaster at Foggy Bottom – home of the state department. But CNN on Monday reported that the friends had noticed “a change in tone,” and thought that he could well be planning on leaving Washington. Profile | Rex Tillerson “His frustration is hardly a secret and it has spilled out publicly at times,” CNN reported.  “But friends sense a change of late. “Two sources who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity over the weekend said they would not be surprised if there was a ‘Rexit’ from Foggy Bottom sooner that that.” The 65-year-old Texan has made no secret of his struggle with the role. Reluctant in front of the camera, in his first interview he said he had only taken the job because his wife thought it was a good idea. Rex Tillerson at the state department on June 9 The president has made his life harder by blocking a number of people Mr Tillerson wished to appoint, including  stopping the hiring of Elliott Abrams as Mr Tillerson’s second in command, because Mr Abrams was critical of Mr Trump and his policy positions during the 2016 campaign. The state department is described as a hollowed-out and demoralised institution under Mr Tillerson, who has failed to convince his boss that diplomacy is something to be prized. Mr Tillerson reportedly got involved in a heated argument about staffing, in which Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, reportedly called Mr Tillerson “unprofessional”. During his tirade, inside the office of chief of staff Reince Priebus, Mr Tillerson reportedly quarreled with the director of presidential personnel, Johnny DeStefano, and made clear he didn’t want the White House to “have any role in staffing.” Mr Tillerson has also been undermined on policy. Rex Tillerson with his Saudi counterpart He advocated remaining neutral during the Gulf dispute with Qatar, saying: “We call on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt to ease the blockade against Qatar. There are humanitarian consequences to this blockade.” Hours later, Mr Trump went against his position and openly backed Saudi Arabia. “The nation of Qatar, unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” said Mr Trump. “And in the wake of that conference, nations came together and spoke to me about confronting Qatar over its behaviour.” Mr Tillerson unsuccessfully argued against Mr Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate change agreement, and when asked whether he still wishes the US was part of the deal, he replied: “My views haven’t changed.” In June The New York Times spoke to three ambassadors – two in Europe, one in Asia – who said they were so muddled by the lack of leadership from the state department that they had taken to referring their inquiries to the national security council instead. Were Mr Tillerson to resign, he would be far from the shortest-tenured secretary of state. Elihu Washburne only served 11 days under Ulysees Grant, before being made ambassador to France.  

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Jul 24

I Bought a Portable Air Conditioner. Should You?

The alternative to a window unit, explained.

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Jul 24

Kenyan president skips poll debate, gives rival the floor

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was a no-show Monday at a televised debate ahead of August 8 elections, leaving his main rival Raila Odinga alone to field questions. Both candidates had initially pulled out of the final debate, but after a change in f…

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Jul 24

Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream Sandwiches

Frozen S'mores Are This Summer's Hottest Ice Cream SandwichesFall is sneakin’ up, so make these ASAP!

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Jul 24

NATO offers to broker compromise in Turkish-German stand-off

By Paul Carrel and Robin Emmott BERLIN (Reuters) – NATO’s secretary general is offering to broker a visit by German lawmakers to troops serving on a Turkish air base in an attempt to heal a rift between the two allies which is disrupting anti-Islamic …

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Jul 24

Drawing in the customers in Mogadishu

Drawing in the customers in MogadishuSomalian mural artist Muawiye Hussein Sidow, also known as ‘Shik Shik’, is the man responsible for the art that features on more than 100 shops, including barbers, tea shops and supermarkets across Mogadishu. (Reuters)

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Jul 24

Here Are 3 Big Ideas From Democrats' New Agenda

Democrats put forward a mix of populist themes and pragmatic policies Monday as part of a new agenda aimed at winning back Congress in 2018.

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Jul 24

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI PickMatt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump’s pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.

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Jul 24

Report: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be thinking about a major move

There is speculation that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be thinking about stepping down from his job amid reports of mounting conflicts with the Trump White House.

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Jul 24

Learn how dealers use eBay as loophole for Dodge Demon markups

Dealerships have found a way around Dodge’s price-gouging prevention plan for the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon, and it still ensures cars aren’t sold with enormous markups: auctions. No, dealers aren’t auctioning off the cars themselves, but they’re usin…

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Jul 24

Donald Trump tells reporter 'be quiet' when she asks him about healthcare

Donald Trump has derided reporters in front of a group of White House interns, after facing questions on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and healthcare. During a photo opportunity with the White House’s latest group of interns, he was asked by a report…

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Jul 24

Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’

Parents Of Florida Boys Lost At Sea Say Lawsuit Makes Them ‘Relive Nightmare’“Everyone will be forced to relive this horrible nightmare on a daily basis in order to defend this lawsuit and to prepare for trial.”

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Jul 24

Exclusive: Germany wants more EU sanctions on Russia over Siemens Crimea turbines – sources

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc’s sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brus…

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Jul 24

San Antonio truck deaths: Driver could face death penalty after 10 die in back of lorry

The truck driver charged in a Texas human smuggling case in which 10 people died could face the death penalty, the state attorney’s office has said. James Mathew Bradley Jr of Clearwater, Florida, has been charged with one count of transporting illega…

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Jul 24

Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate: report

Swaziland, which bears the world’s heaviest HIV burden, has almost halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country — where one in three adults is infected with the AI…

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