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House erupts after Dem lawmaker’s COVID-19 speech goes totally off the rails

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The House of Representatives erupted on Friday after Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) delivered a speech about the coronavirus pandemic that went totally off the rails.

Stevens’ speech on the House floor began normally as a rousing call for Americans to be brave in the face of a massive public health crisis.

“Our country faces a battle with the pandemic,” she said. “The biggest battle we have faced as a nation together in generation, amidst uncertainty, we work to keep Americans alive by stopping the spread of COVID-19. In these times, heroes will be made and not selected.”

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Things took a strange turn, however, after it was announced that Stevens’ time had expired, and she responded by yelling incoherently about people in the medical profession.

“Sharing in the profession with those who have not come before you!” she shouted. “Similar times of trying medical need, wars and flus past, you will see darkness. you will be pushed, and our society needs you to stand together at this time! Our country loves you! To our doctors and our nurses, I wear these latex gloves…”

At this time she was informed that her time had once again expired and she responded by yelling unintelligibly while others in the chamber tried to shout her down.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners

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Roughly three-quarters of the benefits from the capital gains tax cut floated by President Donald Trump as part of the administration's coronavirus relief plan would go to the top 1% of earners, according to the Tax Policy Center.

Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.

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By undoing Obama’s nursing home regulations, Trump opened the door for the deaths we’re seeing

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Years before the nation's nursing homes experienced a heavy COVID-19 death toll, the Trump administration rolled back the federal rules and regulations put in place by the Obama administration aimed at improving infection control in these kinds of facilities.

In an October 2016 edition of the Federal Register, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published rules and regulations requiring long term care facilities "to develop an Infection Prevention and Control Program that includes an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and designate at least one Infection Preventionist"

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