Mere minutes after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he was a "no" on the Graham-Cassidy bill, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel was tweeting his thanks. Kimmel's rapid response solidified just how invested he is in stopping the GOP health-care bill, which he has been tenaciously criticizing all week.
Thank you @SenJohnMcCain for being a hero again and again and now AGAIN
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 22, 2017
Though McCain hasn't technically completely killed Republicans' latest attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare, as he did in July when he cast the deciding vote, his opposition nudges the Graham-Cassidy bill that much closer to its demise. Already, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has announced his opposition, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Friday she's "leaning against" voting in favor of the bill.
Three "no" votes would kill the bill, and make Kimmel's day. Becca Stanek
Not even a greeting from President Trump could keep this 11-year-old from mowing the White House lawn
On Friday, 11-year-old Frank Giaccio's dreams came true as he motored a lawn mower around the White House lawn. Giaccio was apparently so focused on mowing straight lines in the Rose Garden, however, that he didn't even notice when President Trump came up to say hello:
Frank was all business. Didn't even stop to say hi when POTUS came out. pic.twitter.com/SpB43z1Jwp
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) September 15, 2017
Giaccio's Friday morning of mowing the lawn and mingling with the president happened thanks to a letter the Falls Church, Virginia, boy wrote to Trump last month. In the letter, Giaccio noted his admiration of Trump's business prowess, pointing out that he'd started a lawn-mowing business of his own. He said it would be his "honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend" free of charge, an offer Trump officially accepted this week.
Trump eventually did catch Giaccio's attention to give him a high five for a lawn well mowed. Becca Stanek
President Trump greets Frank, who is the young man that wrote the White House and asked if he could mow the lawn. Awesome moment. pic.twitter.com/dcHHe4gAp2
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 15, 2017
Taking "you snooze, you lose" to heart, two friends in Beaumont, California, have been camped out in front of Best Buy since last Wednesday, hoping to score big screen TVs at low prices when Black Friday finally rolls around in more than two weeks.
Vicky Torres and Juanita Alva take turns sleeping outside of the store at night, and sometimes Alva's husband will take a shift, in case the women both need to be gone at the same time. Torres and Alva have stocked up on food and drinks, and they make sure to wear appropriate clothing, depending on the weather.
Both have their eyes on the Black Friday special of 50-inch high definition TVs for $199. Over the past week, they've met a lot of people; some say they're "dedicated," while others call them "stupid." Alva's husband said that shoppers walk by and call the women crazy, but then return later and ask, "'Can you save a spot in line?' or 'Can you do this for us?' We're not here for that. We're just here to get our stuff and that's it." Catherine Garcia