“Let’s get this f***ing thing done!” former combat fighter pilot, Air Force Colonel and Arizona Rep. Martha McSally exhorted her colleagues in a private pre-vote pep rally on Capitol Hill, as House Republicans entrusted their futures to fate and agreed to vote to repeal Obamacare.
Nearby, House Speaker Paul Ryan was “giddy,” said one colleague, sensing the narrowest of reputation-saving wins after a trial by political fire. Down Pennsylvania Avenue, as Thursday’s vote neared, President Donald Trump settled in front of a TV, his Twitter account poised, but slipping into the unusual state of calm that aides say envelops the hyperactive commander-in-chief when moments of history beckon.
It’s hard to imagine President Donald Trump, a very rich man, envying the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns who take oaths of chastity and poverty.
But the President joked Thursday during a White House ceremony that the sisters have something he deeply desires: smart attorneys.
“Do you mind if I use your lawyers?” Trump said with a grin, as a nun in a gray habit laughed. “I could use some good lawyers, too.”
The Little Sisters are represented by the Becket Fund, a nonprofit firm that focuses on religious liberty, who helped the nuns gain a key exemption from the Affordable Care Act.
Vogue India Cover Lands Kendall Jenner In More Trouble:
Vogue India has been blasted online for its decision to feature Jenner, a white American, instead of an Indian model on the cover of its 10th anniversary issue.
Many people have said it’s yet another example of a missed opportunity to celebrate women of color.
A spokeswoman for Vogue declined to comment on the controversy. Representatives for Jenner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Canadian health authorities have launched a nationwide recall of Bombay Sapphire gin after bottles containing nearly double the advertised amount of alcohol were discovered.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said the bottles were found to contain 77% alcohol by volume rather than the typical 40%.
Bombay Sapphire is produced by the private firm Bacardi, which is well know for its rum products and Grey Goose Vodka.
The company said that up to 6,000 Bombay Sapphire bottles may be affected. The 1.1 liter bottles were sold only in Canada.
Kentucky Derby 2017: One-Eyed Patch Aiming For Glory In $2.4 Million Race:
When three-year-old thoroughbred Patch takes to the starting gate at this year’s Kentucky Derby Saturday, many people — be it in the stands or watching on TV — probably won’t be aware that this is a very special horse.
At the left-hand side of Patch’s head is a dark hole — about the size of a golf ball — where his eye used to be
As a two-year-old, Patch developed an ulcer in his left eye that, despite the best possible medical care, didn’t respond to treatment.
Eventually, in June 2016, the colt had his eye removed after trainer Todd Pletcher decided nothing more could be done to save it.