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‘Vote him out!’: Protesters shut down New York GOP congressman’s health care town hall

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Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), like many of his GOP colleagues in the House and Senate, faced angry crowds at his most recent town hall. But unlike his colleagues, Reed managed to put his foot in his mouth when it came to the biggest issue at hand: healthcare.

According to local news station WHEC, Reed said he believes “healthcare and health insurance are two separate things” — a comment made to a crowd already angry about his vote for repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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“You made your decision in spite of your constituents,” a voter said to Reed during the town hall. “And not based upon what your constituents need.”

During the meeting (whose first half was dominated by shouts from the crowd that included chants of “vote him out”), Reed also expressed a desire to increase military spending for new equipment because he believes the country is “sending our men and women into harm’s way with antiquated equipment.”

“His solutions benefit more the wealthy than they do regular folks like myself: middle class,” constituent Eileen Santipadri told WHEC.

Watch Reed’s raucous town hall below, via WHEC.

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Rest in pieces, Redskins. Now here are sports’ other weird, dumb or suspect nicknames

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They are out there. Fans of the Washington football club formerly known as “Redskins” who are genuinely upset that their team is burying some of its tradition and heritage with the nickname change that the franchise officially announced Monday was coming.Which invites the question: Can you be indignant and angry while simultaneously wearing a rubber hog’s nose strapped on your face?Oft times elements of tradition and heritage are lousy things to celebrate. Slavery, for example.Fans angry at the disappearance of Redskins show the same misplaced outrage you see from folks attaching great signifi... (more…)

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Roger Stone, coronavirus and the upcoming months that may destroy America as we know it

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There will be ‘no return to the old normal for foreseeable future’: International health expert

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"If the basics aren't followed, there is only one way this pandemic is going to go. It's going to get worse and worse and worse."

The head of the World Health Organization warned Monday that a "return to the 'old normal'" was not in "the foreseeable future" and urged global leaders to act cooperatively to control the coronavirus pandemic.

"Let me blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction," WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a media briefing.

Tedros's remarks came as the total number of total coronavirus cases continued ticking upward, nearing 13 million globally. More than 570,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded worldwide, over 134,000 of which were in the United States.

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