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Republican Congressional candidate calls attacks on her looks ‘sexist’: ‘This isn’t a beauty pageant’

Westlake Legal Group Sara-Weir Republican Congressional candidate calls attacks on her looks 'sexist': 'This isn't a beauty pageant' fox-news/us/congress fox-news/politics/house-of-representatives/republicans fox-news/politics/2020-house-races fox-news/media/fox-news-flash Fox News Staff fox news fnc/media fnc article 01e03a36-472b-5707-9357-2a121904649f

Republican congressional candidate Sara Hart Weir on Monday called last week’s tweets attacking her appearance “sexist,” and said the focus of a political campaign should be solely about “policy and leadership.”

Weir recently joined Kansas’s 3rd District congressional race against Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids and was faced with attacks immediately following her declaration as a candidate.

WHO IS SHARICE DAVIDS?

Progressive political activist Elizabeth Arnold was quick to enter the fray, claiming it was Weir’s looks that propelled her to run for the seat.

“Do you think it’s a coincidence Kansas Republicans are recruiting attractive young women to run for office? They learned it works in local and state school board races and races, so they’re sticking with a winning strategy,” Arnold wrote on Twitter.

Arnold continued her attacks, calling “seemingly moderate moms” who are in fact conservative, “insidious.”

“They’re insidious b/c they deploy a facade of feminism to lend a veneer of acceptability to the GOP’s racism, corruption, & antisocial policies,” Arnold wrote.

Weir fired back on “Fox & Friends” Monday, calling Arnold’s attacks “sexist,” and “an attack against women everywhere.”

“This isn’t a beauty pageant, Weir said. “The election will come down to policy and leadership.”

Asked whether she felt the Democrats had a double standard, Weir, former CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society, said she hopes people will stop focusing on appearances.

“It’s just unfortunate that this woman felt that it was okay to go after my appearance and not focus on the issues, the substance, and my track record of getting things done,” Weir said.

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“On day two of my campaign, to have Ms. Arnold (a former political candidate and now political consultant), demean my life experiences, achievements and track record of getting things done based solely on my appearance (and being a GOP woman) is sexist, uncalled for and insulting to women everywhere,” Weir wrote in a statement provided to Townhall.

“The November 2020 election in KS-3, Sharice Davids v. Sara Hart Weir, will come down to two things – who is better on the issues and who can lead.”

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Vienna subway riders vote against scented subway cars

Commuters on Vienna subway trains have decided they would prefer their transit rides to remain unscented, according to an online survey released Monday.

Vienna’s Public Transport Authority tested four fragrances, intended to improve travel experience, on two subways cars.They included whiffs of green tea, grapefruit, melon and sandalwood.

6 SCENTS THAT HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL 

The four scents were suffused through the train’s ventilation system for a one-month trial in July.

Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transport company, then asked subway riders to participate in an online survey to determine which fragrance should be the train’s signature scent – but participants nixed the idea altogether.

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Vienna, Austria – May 29 2019: Subway train entering the station of Südtiroler Platz.

The transport company announced Monday that 37,000 participants voted in the online survey, resulting in 21,000 people opposing the initial plan to implement the fragrances.

Agence France-Presse reports Vienna’s public transport network has 2.6 million passengers every day.

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“I want to make sure that passengers feel comfortable in public transport,”  Ulli Sima, Executive City Councillor for the Environment and Vienna Public Utilities, told the news agency.

In January, Wiener Linien enforced a food ban on all subway lines, aimed to improve the air quality and eliminate the scent of smelly foods.

Fox News’ Kira Grant and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Obama calls for stricter gun control in wake of mass shootings: ‘We are not helpless here’

Westlake Legal Group Barack-Obama Obama calls for stricter gun control in wake of mass shootings: 'We are not helpless here' Liam Quinn fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/person/barack-obama fox news fnc/politics fnc article 476d90fe-2769-5503-98b0-900d44c4674a

Former President Barack Obama on Monday called for new gun control measures in the wake of the two shooting massacres in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend, arguing “these tragedies will keep happening” until laws are changed.

In a rare statement posted online, the former president said, “No other developed nation tolerates the levels of gun violence that we do. Every time this happens, we’re told that tougher gun laws won’t stop all murders; that they won’t stop every deranged individual grom getting a weapon and shooting innocent people in public places.”

Continuing, Obama wrote: “But the evidence shows that they can stop some killings. They can save some families from heartbreak. We are not helpless here. And until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening.”

DEM REP FOR EL PASO: TRUMP ‘NOT WELCOME HERE’ AS CITY MOURNS MASSACRE

Obama also referenced the El Paso suspected gunman’s alleged motives, saying: “While the motivations behind these shooting may not yet be fully known, there are indications that the El Paso shooting follows a dangerous trend: troubled individuals who embrace racist ideologies and see themselves obligated to act violently to preserve white supremacy.”

The FBI has identified the El Paso shooting suspect as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas.

The former president closed the statement with a call for tolerance and diversity, saying both “should be the hallmark of our democracy,” before he also seemingly critiqued President Trump.

“We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people,” Obama said.

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“Such language isn’t new — it’s been at the root of most human tragedy throughout history, here in America and around the world,” he said. “It has no place in our politics and our public life. And it’s time for the overwhelming majority of Americans of goodwill, of every race and faith and political party, to say as much — clearly and unequivocally.”

Obama has rarely commented on political matters, or Trump, since leaving office. His comments came after Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D.-Conn., pushed a bipartisan bill Monday that would create a federal grant program to assist states in adopting “Red Flag” laws in response to the mass shootings.

Graham, who also serves as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the plan for legislation, which would “assist and encourage” states to adopt “Red Flag” laws to “timely intervene in situations where there is an imminent threat of violence.”

TRUMP CONDEMNS ‘WHITE SUPREMACY,’ CALLS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND GUN REFORMS AFTER DOUBLE MASS SHOOTINGS

“These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon,” Graham said in a statement. “This grant program also requires robust due process and judicial review. It does allow for quick action.”

Blumenthal n a statement Monday said that he and Graham have been working on developing an “Emergency Risk Protection Order” statute since the last Congress.

“We will be finalizing details for this bill and reaching out to colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the coming days and weeks,” Blumenthal said. “I look forward to introducing final legislation with Senator Graham in the very near future.”

On Saturday in El Paso, a gunman, whom Trump described Monday as a “wicked man,” killed at least 22 people and injured 24 others after he opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso.

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In Dayton, 24-year-old Connor Betts, whom Trump described Monday as a “twisted monster,” opened fire outside a bar around 1 a.m. Sunday, killing his adult sister and eight others. Police say he was fatally shot by officers within 30 seconds, and was wearing a mask, bulletproof vest and earplugs and had at least 100 rounds. He injured more than two dozen people, leaving one in critical condition, police said Sunday.

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Mitch McConnell campaign criticized for photos of tombstones with Dem names

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is facing criticism from his Democratic challenger after his campaign tweeted a photo Saturday of tombstone-shaped signs displaying her name and those of other Democrats with a death date listed as the 2020 election.

The photo was taken at a campaign event in Fancy Farm, Ky and was accompanied by the caption: “The Grim Reaper of Socialism at today. .”

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Among the five tombstones shown were one featuring the name of McConnell’s Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, that read “R.I.P. Amy McGrath November 3, 2020.”

Another displayed the name of Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court nominee of former President Barack Obama. His nomination was blocked by McConnell, leaving the seat open for President Trump to nominate a conservative justice.

Others display the words “Socialism” and the “Green New Deal,” the ambitious climate change plan put forth by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

McGrath, a former Marine combat aviator, found the photo troubling, considering it came hours after a gunman killed at least 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

“Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo. I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it’s appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging,” she tweeted in response.

“It’s symptomatic of what is wrong with our system. I’m fine with the ordinary rough and tumble of politics, but this strikes me as beyond the pale,” McGrath said in a follow-up tweet.

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A few hours after the El Paso mass shooting, a gunman killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio.

McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

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Pipe bomb mailer Cesar Sayoc sentenced to 20 years behind bars

Florida strip club DJ Cesar Sayoc, who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other people opposed to President Trump, was sentenced Monday to 20 years behind bars.

Manhattan Federal Court Judge Jed Rakoff ruled on Monday afternoon that Sayoc would spend two decades in prison.

CESAR SAYOC, WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO MAILING NON-WORKING BOMBS, TELLS JUDGE HE NEVER INTENDED TO HURT ANYONE

Prosecutors had called for a life prison sentence for the amateur body builder from Aventura, saying the sentence is “necessary and appropriate.” Sayoc’s lawyers had argued that a decade in prison was enough.

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In this undated photo released by the Broward County Sheriff’s office, Cesar Sayoc is seen in a booking photo, in Miami. Federal authorities took Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Fla., into custody Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages, the FBI and Justice Department said. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The onetime pizza delivery man faced a mandatory decade in prison after pleading guilty to explosives charges on March 22 for mailing 16 inoperative pipe bombs days before the midterm elections last fall.

Sayoc admitted the devices he sent were capable of exploding and causing injury.

However, in two letters sent to Judge Rakoff in March after the plea hearing, he maintained that the devices were never meant to explode and he didn’t intend to inflict harm.

Sayoc pleaded guilty to sending 16 rudimentary bombs to targets including Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden, several Democratic members of Congress, former President Barack Obama, actor Robert De Niro and billionaire George Soros. Devices were also mailed to CNN offices in New York and Atlanta with former Obama administration intelligence bosses as the intended recipients.

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At the time of his arrest, Sayoc had been living in a van plastered with stickers of President Trump and images of Trump opponents with crosshairs over their faces.

Fox News’ Robert Gearty, Tamara Gitt, Bryan Llenas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dem rep for El Paso: Trump ‘not welcome here’ as city mourns massacre

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Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, has told President Trump to stay away from El Paso while the community mourns the massacre that left at least 22 dead.

Escobar, who represents the district that is home to the Walmart store where Saturday’s shooting took place, lashed out at the president on Monday morning — placing some of the blame for the weekend’s tragedy at his feet.

“The president has made my community and my people the enemy,” she told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated.

2020 DEMS UNLEASH PROFANE ATTACKS ON TRUMP, REPUBLICANS OVER MASS SHOOTINGS

“I would ask his staff and his team to consider the fact his words and his actions have played a role in this.”

She continued: “All of this has happened because Hispanic people have been dehumanized. They have been dehumanized by the president, by his enablers, by other politicians.

“This is one of the lowest points in American history.”

After being asked about a tweet Trump sent on Monday morning, Escobar said: “From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.”

TRUMP CONDEMNS ‘WHITE SUPREMACY,’ CALLS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND GUN REFORMS AFTER DOUBLE MASS SHOOTINGS

The comments came prior to Trump’s comments on Monday morning, in which he condemned the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes “against all humanity” and called for bipartisan cooperation to respond to an epidemic of gun violence. He blamed mental illness and video games but made no mention of more limits on sales of firearms aside from so-called “red flag laws.”

Trump tweeted that he wanted legislation providing “strong background checks” for gun users, though he has not followed through with comprehensive legislation following prior attacks.

“We vow to act with urgent resolve,” Trump said, speaking from the White House about shootings that left 31 dead. His scripted remarks came after two days of muted response to the shootings.

“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,” Trump said, adding that he had directed the FBI to examine steps to identify and address domestic terrorism. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” he said.

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Trump’s remarks did little to quell the anger from 2020 Democratic hopefuls who are blaming his rhetoric as well as inaction on gun control in part for the violence.

“Listening to the president,” New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Monday after Trump’s speech, in comments shared on Twitter by his campaign manager. “Such a bulls—t soup of ineffective words.”

Another candidate, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, on Monday, tweeted “Fck me” after Trump mistakenly, at one point in his speech, said the Ohio shooting took place in Toledo. (It happened in Dayton.)

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For Ryan, the language appeared to be part of a deliberate approach: Earlier Monday, the longshot candidate went on CNN and tore into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, saying, “Mitch McConnell needs to get off his a– and do something.” On Sunday, he also tweeted, “Republicans need to get their s— together and stop pandering to the NRA. Period.”

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Google employee’s viral memo alleges discrimination against pregnant women: report

A memo written by a Google employee that alleges discrimination against pregnant women has gone viral at the tech giant, according to Motherboard.

Entitled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” the memo has reportedly been seen by over 10,000 employees at the tech giant. Google employees have posted memes in support of the author on an internal message board, Motherboard reports.

The memo’s author alleges that she suffered retaliation and discrimination while she was pregnant, according to Motherboard. “I reported on several occasions my manager’s ongoing retaliation and how it was impacting my health,” she writes.

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Motherboard has published the text of the memo with the author’s name and other identifying details redacted. The news site says that it has verified the authenticity of the memo. However, Motherboard has not been able to verify the allegations made in the memo.

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The memo’s author declined to comment to Motherboard.=

“We prohibit retaliation in the workplace and publicly share our very clear policy,” said a Google spokeswoman, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “To make sure that no complaint raised goes unheard at Google, we give employees multiple channels to report concerns, including anonymously, and investigate all allegations of retaliation.”

ORGANIZER OF #GOOGLEWALKOUT QUITS ALLEGING RETALIATION BY THE TECH GIANT

Earlier this year two Google employees who helped organize the mass global walkout that took 20,000 workers away from their desks also alleged retaliation from the tech giant. The November 2018 walkout was prompted by the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm’s response to claims of sexual harassment.

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Claire Stapleton, one of the walkout’s lead organizers, subsequently resigned after alleging that she was retaliated against. Google denied the allegations.

Fox News’ Christopher Carbone contributed to this article.

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Spirit Airlines passengers scream as stowaway bat causes commotion on flight

A bat caused quite a scene when it was discovered on a Spirit Airlines flight last week.

According to a Spirit Airlines spokesperson, the stowaway mammal was discovered about 30 minutes into a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Newark, N.J.

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“It is believed the bat started its journey in Charlotte, flying into an overhead bin while our crews were doing overnight maintenance,” read a statement sent to Fox News by Spirit.

Passengers tweeted video of the bat flying overhead in the plane. In the video, passengers can be heard screaming and one woman asking “It’s not a bat, is it?”

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The stowaway mammal was discovered about 30 minutes into a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Newark, N.J. (iStock)

The bat was eventually caught in the lavatory and removed by animal control officers after the plane landed, Spirit confirmed to Fox News. The aircraft was then disinfected and searched.

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“No one was hurt in this incident, including the bat,” the statement from Spirit read.

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70-year-old John Force wins 150th NHRA Funny Car race

Living NHRA legend John Force won his 150th Funny Car race on Sunday, resetting a record that will likely stand for decades.

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Force, 70, beat Ron Capps in the finals of the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Kent, Wash., with a 3.971-second run to Capp’s 4.018. It was Force’s first win since his 149th at the Denver event in July 2018, and it took place in his 700th Funny Car event.

“Give me a good race car, I can race,” Force said. “I may not be as young as these kids and a hot shot on that tree, but I can still get it done. I’m glad it’s over and I can calm down now and not live with that, thinking you’d never get it. I know I’ve only got a few years left. I want to enjoy it. I want to have fun. And when you can’t win … I’ve been trained to win and it’s just, it’s just not fun.”

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Capps wasn’t just second in the race, but remains a distant second in the all-time standings to Force with 63 career wins.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says ‘when are we going to do something about this senseless violence’

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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said Monday that following the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, she wants to know “when is enough, enough.”

Whaley said it is not her job to decide what Congress should do, but she wants federal lawmakers to do something.

“When are we going to do something about this senseless violence?” Whaley told “America’s Newsroom.”

A mass shooting occurred in Dayton where the gunman killing nine people, including his sister, was armed with a .223-caliber rifle. The shooter, identified as Connor Betts, was shot dead within 30 seconds of the first gunshot being fired, according to police.

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“This person, the shooter, bought this gun legally and did so much damage in the course of 30 seconds. It really begs the question why anyone needs to have this sort of gun.”

Whaley also said that she spoke to President Trump shortly after the tragic shooting. “We did have a discussion around why this kind of gun even exists in our communities,” Whaley said.

Whaley detailed the discussion she had with president further, “He asked what other people in the community were thinking about it. He agreed that the amount of damage someone could do in the space of 24 seconds was pretty horrific. We had police officers at the scene so six officers that were acting heroically running toward the shooter and if they had not been there, the shooter would’ve gotten into an establishment and hundreds would’ve been dead instead of nine and I think the president recognized that.”

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Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl released the videos during a news conference on Sunday that showed the officers having a shootout with Betts, 24, seconds after Betts opened fire at 1:05 a.m. in Dayton’s popular nightlife district.

“Dayton is a gritty, resilient city and this tragedy will not define us. But how we respond is what will be defined by Dayton,” Whaley concluded.

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