Jimmy Kimmel returns for Round 3 on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill

Jimmy Kimmel wants you to know that he did not pick this fight. But as long as Republicans keep bringing him up in the fight over the GOP’s Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, he’s going to come back swinging. Thursday night was Round 3 on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and he started with President Trump getting involved on Twitter Wednesday night. Trump probably didn’t know that he was wrong, that Graham-Cassidy doesn’t protect people with pre-existing conditions, Kimmel said. But at this point, “he’d sign copies of the Quran at the Barnes and Noble in Falllujah if it meant he could get rid of ObamaCare.”

“A lot of people have been saying I’m not qualified to talk about this, and that is true: I’m not qualified to talk about this,” Kimmel said. “But I think those people forget, Bill Cassidy named this test after me.” Sen. Cassidy (R-La.), who is a doctor, went on TV again Thursday morning to say Kimmel doesn’t understand the bill, but Kimmel noted that most experts on health-care oppose Graham-Cassidy, too. He put up a list of all the medical groups, full of doctors, opposing the bill to make a point. “We haven’t seen this many people come forward to speak out against a bill since Cosby,” he cracked.

People have been telling Kimmel he should give Cassidy the benefit of the doubt, he said, “and you know what? I do give him the benefit of the doubt. I doubt all the benefits he claims are part of the new health-care bill.” Kimmel took some swings at other Republicans dismissing his concerns and joked that Trump’s qualifications to be president is that “he fired Meat Loaf on television,” then tackled the main GOP argument in favor of the bill, “that it’s better to put these decisions in the hands of the states.” Even if Graham-Cassidy didn’t leave state governments with $200 billion less to work with, he said, “have you seen some of our states? If Florida could make their own decisions, it would be legal to bring an alligator into a strip club.” (Paul Waldman presents a more serious counter-argument at The Week). Watch below.

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Source:: The Week – Lifestyle

Prabal Gurung & Lane Bryant Are Back At It

After their last collaboration practically flew off the shelves, designer Prabal Gurung and retailer Lane Bryant are back with the second installment of their partnership. For fall, the teams have concocted a cozy, classic line-up of chunky knits, statement coats, and patterned skirts — but that’s not all. The collection includes the long forgotten essentials of curve lines: an edited assortment of wardrobe staples. While it’s easy to see how wearable the pieces are, thanks in part to the posing talents of model Candice Huffine, it’s safe to say you’ll be wearing them all beyond next season.

Inspired by the aesthetics of Parisian women, Gurung listened to his romantic side when it came to figuring out what the Lane Bryant woman wants — and did the whole ‘French girl’ thing right. “My fall collection with Lane Bryant is inspired by the creative spirit and romance of Paris. This collection is our ode to you, our muse, as we celebrate self-assurance, and the glamour and sensuality that comes with it,” the designer said in an official press release. “I wanted to offer designer pieces at an accessible price point that all women could feel good in and Lane Bryant gave me full creative freedom to bring this vision to fruition.”

And Gurung’s longtime support of women of different backgrounds and sizes hasn’t gone unnoticed. For several seasons now, the Singaporean designer has included curve models in his shows, including Huffine, and Ashley Graham. And he isn’t afraid to get political either. Earlier this year, Gurung told Refinery29 that we can’t look at beauty in a myopic way, and that “diversity everywhere should become the norm, and it’s not just about plus-size, it’s about trans models, it’s about everything.”

His vision for Lane Bryant, by the way, is pretty affordable, too. The collection comes in sizes 14 to 28, with a price range between $38 to $278, and will be available in Lane Bryant stores and online on September 25.

Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant,$38 to $278, available September 25 in Lane Bryant stores and online.

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Bryant.

Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant,$38 to $278, available September 25 in Lane Bryant stores and online.

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Bryant.

Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant,$38 to $278, available September 25 in Lane Bryant stores and online.

Photo: Courtesy of Lane Bryant.

Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant,$38 to $278, available September 25 in Lane Bryant stores and online.

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Source:: Refinery29

22 Dresses To Buy Now That Summer Clothing Is On Sale

When one season comes in, another goes out. And how do retailers celebrate? Our preferred way — deep discounts. So, we can lament over the arrival of Halloween decorations and an assortment of flavored lattes, or we can celebrate the fact that the dresses we’ve been eyeing all summer long are finally within an affordable grasp. From that striped Mara Hoffman frock that was all over Instagram to the wrap dresses of our rooftop happy hour dreams, no piece is left unmarked in the latest (and potentially last) round of summer discounts.

Plus, fall’s weather is a little less certain than we think, and buying a sleeveless dress this early in the game will ensure you still get a couple of wears out of it before swapping to sweaters and scarves. Forego your premature coat shopping and prepare to save, save, save with our favorite discounted dresses instead. In seven months, you’ll be really glad you planned ahead.

Abercrombie & Fitch Button-up Mini Dress, $58 $37.70, available at Abercrombie & Fitch.

J.Crew Short-sleeve Shirtdress, $98 $40.99, available at J.Crew.

MSGM Flared Ruffle Trim Dress, $568 $455, available at Farfetch.

Eloquii High Low Circle Sleeve Wrap Dress, $119.90 $52.99, available at Eloquii.

Diane Von Furstenberg Colorblock Print Silk Maxi Dress, $498.00 $199.98, available at Nordstrom.

Mango Check Wrap Dress, $79.99 $45.99, available at Mango.

H&M+ Sleeveless Shirt Dress, $34.99 $19.99, available at H&M.

Finery London Acton White Polka Dot Shirt Dress, $125 $89, available at Finery London.

Staud Kongo Dress, $270 $155, available at Staud.

Loft Striped Ruffle Wrap Shirtdress, $89.50 $74.88, available at Loft.

Topshop Ruffle V-neck Midi Dress, $125 $30, available at Topshop.

Mara Hoffman Sheath Midi Dress, $350 $210, available at Shopbop.

Eliza Faulkner Nora Dress, $345 $195, available at Eliza Faulkner.

Madewell Indigo Tie-strap Dress, $118 $69.99, available at Madewell.

Cinq à Sept Petra Floral Silk Midi Dress, $525 $369, available at Intermix.

Side Party Sway Striped Cutout Midi Dress, $100 $49.99, available at Urban Outfitters.

Callahan Fringe Column Dress in Black, $148 $74.99, available at Need Supply Co.

Holding Horses Corseted Midi Dress, $158 $49.95, available at Anthropologie.

AX Paris Plus Stripe V Neck Shift Dress, $73 $48, available at ASOS.

Lacausa Folk Dress, $132 $94.99, available at Lou & Grey.

Forever 21 Satin Slip Dress, $22.90 $12, available at Forever 21.

Opening Ceremony Cody Stripe Flare Dress, $295 $207, available at Opening Ceremony.

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Source:: Refinery29