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Jon Stewart's face as Mitch McConnell walks by him is priceless

Jon Stewart's face as Mitch McConnell walks by him is pricelessEvery so often a photograph captures a facial expression so priceless that you feel compelled to print it out, frame it, and do something really dramatic like sneak it into the Louvre. Today I am pleased to announce that I had one of those moments.The museum-worthy photograph to which I'm referring was taken on Tuesday afternoon by Roll Call photojournalist Bill Clark. He happened to be standing by the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol at the absolute perfect time, and was able to capture the smug grin on Jon Stewart's face seconds after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked past. The photograph is especially powerful because it was taken hours before the Senate voted on HR 1327, the renewal of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.> .@McConnellPress walks past Jon Stewart at the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol. The Senate will be voting later today on HR 1327: Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. pic.twitter.com/bZ0FaOhTSl> > — Bill Clark (@billclarkphotos) July 23, 2019SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart went on Fox News to slam Rand Paul for blocking 9/11 first responders billThe comedian and former The Daily Show host has been publicly supporting the reauthorization for months, as it would extend funding of health care for first responders through 2090. Back in June, Stewart made a special appearance on The Late Show to directly address Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and urge him to meet with first responders and get the bill passed as a standalone.Instead, since Stewart made an emotional speech before Congress the bill has gone up for a full House vote, and was blocked in the Senate by Republican senators, Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Stewart recently called Paul and Lee out on Fox News alongside first responder John Feal, and has yet to see action from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.With the fate of the bill scheduled to be decided on later today, the photograph made quite an impression on social media.> This picture does not need a caption. t.co/19jlDBhA4X> > — Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 23, 2019> Can he just run for public office already? I think we would all collectively breathe a sigh of relief. t.co/tyxF9Fh50m> > — Taras U. (@TarasU_13) July 23, 2019> … some pictures are worth more than 1,000 words. t.co/FW0PgkcdiO> > — fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) July 23, 2019> 2020 election mood t.co/NrKguyloC8> > — Hillary Wasserman (@hillwass) July 23, 2019> Jon Stewart is giving me life. t.co/cQBT6Tu2KF> > — Liz Allen (@LizMarieAllen) July 23, 2019Stewart's smile must have grown much larger since the photo was taken because the Senate passed the bill 97-2 on Tuesday afternoon. President Donald Trump is now expected to sign it. WATCH: Jon Stewart has a message to all Trump supporters.



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Iran's top diplomat walks back from remark on missile talks

Iran's top diplomat walks back from remark on missile talksIran’s foreign minister said Wednesday that his country has no choice but to manufacture missiles for defense purposes — comments that reflect more backtracking after a remark by the top diplomat suggesting the missiles could be up for negotiations. Iran has long rejected negotiations over its ballistic missile program, which remains under the control of the Iranian paramilitary Revolutionary Guard that answers only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The foreign minister’s remarks suggested a possible opening for talks as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.



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Canada ambassador walks back comments on Huawai executive

Canada ambassador walks back comments on Huawai executiveCanada’s ambassador to China on Thursday walked back comments that Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has a “strong case” against extradition to the United States, following a political backlash. Meng was arrested on December 1 while changing planes in Vancouver at the request of the United States, which says she committed fraud by lying to bankers about allegedly violating American sanctions on Iran.



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Trump walks out of shutdown talks after Pelosi refuses to give in on wall funding

Trump walks out of shutdown talks after Pelosi refuses to give in on wall fundingPresident Trump tweeted: "I asked what is going to happen in 30 days if I quickly open things up, are you going to approve Border Security which includes a Wall or Steel Barrier? Nancy said, NO. I said bye-bye, nothing else works!



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Donald Trump Gets Fact-Checked By Reporter Right To His Face, Walks Away

Donald Trump Gets Fact-Checked By Reporter Right To His Face, Walks AwayA reporter earned praise Monday after she called out President Donald Trump,



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Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: Cops

Man Walks Into Police Station, Confesses to Killing Connecticut Jogger in 2014: CopsWilliam Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan.



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US police officer walks into wrong apartment, kills man

US police officer walks into wrong apartment, kills manProtesters in Texas are demanding immediate jail for a Dallas police officer who entered the wrong apartment mistaking it for her own and shot dead the black man who lived there. The officer, who police have yet to identify and has been placed on leave pending official charges, will face criminal charges for the fatal shooting, officials said Friday. A racially-mixed crowd gathered near the crime scene for a candlelight vigil late Friday to honor the victim, identified as Botham Shem Jean, 26, an immigrant from the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia.



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Woman Mauled By Bear in Montana Walks Miles to Safety With Skull Fracture

Woman Mauled By Bear in Montana Walks Miles to Safety With Skull FractureA 28-year-old woman who finally earned her “dream job” working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals



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Rudy Giuliani walks back on Stormy Daniels payment remarks

Rudy Giuliani walks back on Stormy Daniels payment remarksIn new statement on the Stormy Daniels case, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says, "My references to timing were not describing my understanding of the President’s knowledge, but instead, my understanding of these matters."



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Van goes off California cliff, man walks away from wreckage

Van goes off California cliff, man walks away from wreckageSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A minivan driver plunged in the vehicle off a California cliff Friday and into the ocean but managed to get out of the wreckage and walk on rocks to a rescuer who rappelled down to him, authorities said.



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