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Medicare Chief Says Cuomo Was Wrong When He Blamed Trump for Nursing Home Catastrophe

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is wrong to say his state was following the Trump administration’s guidance when ordering nursing homes to admit coronavirus patients from hospitals, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator (CMS) Seema Verma said Wednesday. “Under no circumstances should a hospital discharge a patient to a nursing home that’s not prepared to take care of those ...

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AG Barr Appoints Federal Prosecutor To Review Obama Admin ‘Unmasking’ Of Trump Associates

Attorney General William Barr appointed a federal prosecutor to review so-called “unmasking” requests that Obama administration officials submitted against Trump associates, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department said Wednesday. Kerri Kupec, the Justice Department spokeswoman, said on Fox News that Barr appointed John Bash, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, to conduct the review. Bash will carry ...

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NY Gov Andrew Cuomo Uses Cooked Numbers To Defend Record On Nursing Homes

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted misleading statistics on nursing home deaths Wednesday to defend his approach to nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo has faced criticism for a March 25 order requiring nursing homes and other adult care facilities to accept recovering coronavirus patients — an order that the governor took six weeks to undo. “In general, ...

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Andrew Cuomo’s Nursing Home Order Deleted From New York Health Department Website

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Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s March 25 order requiring nursing homes and other long-term care facilities to accept recovering coronavirus patients has disappeared from the New York State Department of Health’s website. The webpage for Cuomo’s order now says the document is “not found,” though it can still be seen on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. It took the ...

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California DA Launches Investigation Into Whether Tara Reade Lied While Testifying As Expert

A California district attorney’s office is investigating whether 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Read lied while acting as a witness. Reade testified for many years in domestic violence cases as an expert for the Monterey County District Attorney’s office, Politico reports. Media coverage of Reade’s academic credentials has thrown her years testifying as an expert under the spotlight, ...

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Rod Rosenstein Will Testify Before Senate In Review Of Trump-Russia Probe

Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia probe, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 3, the panel announced on Wednesday. The open hearing will be the first to be held as part of the committee’s sweeping review of the FBI’s investigation and surveillance of the Trump campaign. Sen. Lindsey ...

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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over $2 Million Worth of Methamphetamine at Hidalgo International Bridge

HIDALGO, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a woman from Houston, Texas after discovering $2,446,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle she was driving. “This was an excellent discovery of hard narcotics, amid the travel restrictions we are currently operating under,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Port of ...

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Trump Urges House Republicans To Vote Against Spy Tool Used Against Campaign

President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged House Republicans to vote against reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the surveillance tool that the FBI used to wiretap former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. “I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, ...

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NYC pharmacist charged with hoarding and price gouging of N95 masks

NEW YORK—A New York City pharmacist was charged Tuesday following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York’s Dark Web & Cryptocurrency Task Force, with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Richard Schirripa, a/k/a “the Mask Man,” a licensed pharmacist, was charged with violating the Defense Production Act by hoarding ...

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Grenell Declassifies Document Said To Be ‘Very Significant’ To Origins Of Russia Probe

As one of his last acts in office, Richard Grenell, the outgoing director of national intelligence, declassified a batch of Trump-Russia documents, including one that a senior U.S. intelligence official says is “very significant” to the origins of the Russia probe. According to Fox News, Grenell also declassified transcripts of phone calls between Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. ...

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The Fight To Reshore US Pharmaceuticals

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed a troubling truth: Global supply chains operated by stateless multinational corporations simply aren’t reliable. Americans are learning this in real-time as they see imports from China cut off, particularly for critical medicines and pharmaceuticals. That has put millions of lives at risk since 90 percent of the generic medications that Americans use each day are ...

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Trump Teases New Revelations From Declassification: Chance ‘To Break The Deep State’

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President Donald Trump on Sunday hailed recent disclosures of information regarding government surveillance of the Trump campaign, saying that it has afforded him a chance to “break” the so-called “deep state.” In an interview with journalist Sharyl Attkisson, Trump suggested that additional information is going to come out about the surveillance efforts. “Other things are going to come out, too. ...

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Medal of Honor Monday: Army Staff Sgt. Ron Shurer II

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The events of Sept. 11, 2001, inspired a generation of service members to fight for their country. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II was one of them. After becoming a Green Beret, he went on to save more than a dozen men during a fierce firefight in Afghanistan. Those efforts eventually earned him the Medal of Honor. Shurer was born ...

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Caught Without A Mask At Virginia Beach

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was reportedly caught without a face mask at Virginia Beach on Saturday as the Democrat weighs a statewide order requiring citizens to wear masks. Northam was seen on the beach reviewing security at the beach without a face covering, local NBC reporter Henry Graff reported in a tweet Saturday. The governor’s office later explained in a statement to ...

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