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Ricky Gervais Reveals How He Would Have Avoided Will Smith Fiasco At Oscars


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Putin’s advisors are ‘on edge’ as the Ukraine war has turned into a fiasco for the Russian military, expert says


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Top Hong Kong official resigns over birthday party fiasco


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Europe’s COVID vaccine fiasco continues


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“Georgia was a fiasco”: McConnell indicates he may get involved in Republican primaries


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Political bloodbath behind closed doors in Germany as tempers fray over vaccine fiasco


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France denies EU Covid vaccine fiasco is ‘best advertisement for Brexit’


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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.  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. 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 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.
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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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After beach fiasco, Christie and N.J. lawmakers reach deal to end shutdown

After beach fiasco, Christie and N.J. lawmakers reach deal to end shutdownNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers reached a deal that would end a government shutdown and reopen state beaches following his controversial trip over the weekend.



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Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiasco

Britain's May reaches 'outline' power deal after election fiascoBritish Prime Minister Theresa May reached an “outline agreement” on Saturday with the ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party in order to be able to govern after a humiliating election that has left her authority in tatters. May’s Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday’s vote and need the support of the 10 MPs from Northern Ireland’s DUP to have a majority. “We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative government,” a spokesman for May said.



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