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This $100,000 Donation by Matt Gaetz Raises All the Eyebrows


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Marjorie Taylor Greene will reportedly go to the Iowa State Fair, raising eyebrows


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Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows With Tweet About Brett Kavanaugh's 'Honor'

Melania Trump Raises Eyebrows With Tweet About Brett Kavanaugh's 'Honor'Melania Trump was criticized after she tweeted about the "honor" of new



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Emmanuel Macron raises eyebrows after calling Australian Prime Minister’s wife 'delicious'

Emmanuel Macron raises eyebrows after calling Australian Prime Minister’s wife 'delicious'Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has raised eyebrows during his visit to Australia by calling prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife Lucy "delicious". At the end of a joint news conference between the two leaders, the 40-year old French president turned to thank Mr Turnbull for his hospitality. “I want to thank you for your welcome,” he said, before raising the Gallic charm a notch by adding: “Thank you and your delicious wife for your warm welcome." Mr Macron's interesting choice of English prompted instant mirth on social media, amid some confusion over his intent. The jury appears to be out over whether it was an odd, but deliberate play on words or a linguistic slip-up. Macron just said he wanted to thank Malcolm Turnbull and his "delicious wife". You can take the man out of France but…— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) May 2, 2018 Some observers thought he may have used the word “delicious” as a deliberate joke, coming just seconds after Mr Turnbull referred to the French president’s imminent lunch with members of Sydney's French community. Others suggested that Mr Macron, who prides himself on speaking fluent English, simply fell foul of a “false friend”. The French word for delicious – délicieux – can also translate as “delightful”, even if it is a rather antiquated – some would argue sexist – term. The potential for linguist slip-ups is not all one-way however, and there is ample potential for English-speakers to fall foul of French. Emmanuel Macron poses with Malcolm Turnbull  and his wife Lucy Turnbull outside the Sydney Opera House  Credit:  AFP One bloomer to avoid at all costs is to use the French word “excité” to describe oneself as excited; in French it means you are sexually aroused. If it was a linguistic slip, Mr Macron is by no means the first leader to experience translation problems.  Arguably the most infamous supposed gaffe was John F Kennedy's legendary claim: "Ich bin ein Berliner", which could mean "I'm a Berliner" or "I'm a doughnut".  Emmanuel Macron is by no means the first leader to experience translation problems Credit: LUDOVIC MARIN/ AFP In 2009, France's Europe minister, Pierre Lellouche, sparked a diplomatic incident by branding Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to reclaim EU powers "pathetic". The term in French is often translated as "moving", "touching" or "poignant". One solution would be to avoid English altogether.  That would clearly be to the liking of France's ambassador to the EU, Philippe Léglise-Costa, who walked out of a meeting with fellow EU envoys last week in Brussels in disapproval at the use of English. He was said to have exclaimed: "Monsieur, Non!"



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Treasury secretary's wife Louise Linton raises eyebrows with latest photo-op

Treasury secretary's wife Louise Linton raises eyebrows with latest photo-opU.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is on the money, literally — and his wife couldn't appear happier about it.



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Melania Trump raises eyebrows on Twitter after anti-bullying speech at middle school

Melania Trump raises eyebrows on Twitter after anti-bullying speech at middle schoolMelania Trump on Monday chatted with students at a Michigan middle school about social isolation and inclusion as part of her anti-bullying agenda, which she has previously said will be a focus of hers as the first lady.



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Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise Eyebrows

Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise EyebrowsRachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions in the districts that would have jurisdiction over Trump's affairs, which isn't illegal but is unusually enough to draw concerned attention.



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Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise Eyebrows

Trump US Attorney Interviews Raise EyebrowsRachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump meeting with candidates for U.S. attorney positions in the districts that would have jurisdiction over Trump's affairs, which isn't illegal but is unusually enough to draw concerned attention.



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