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‘Wrong on every level’: 9/11 first responder John Feal slams Trump administration over FDNY health program scandal

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Reports are emerging that the coronavirus is starting to take a toll on 9/11 first responders, with almost 1,500 infected and 44 dead. Speaking on MSNBC this Friday, first responder John Feal, who survived a bout with the virus earlier this year, talked about making sure the public doesn’t forget the sacrifice he and his colleagues made on that fateful day. He also had some pointed words for the Trump administration.

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“I want to ask them why it took so long to get legislation passed to help Americans … I’m not gonna put on my advocacy hat today, but I’m putting on my humanity hat today and I’m challenging everybody in D.C. and in the state capitols to ensure that the American people get treatment, protection, and hope and confidence that they’re gonna be taken care of,” he said.

Feal said that 9/11 brought people together not just as Americans, but as “human beings.”

“This pandemic should’ve made us all become human beings again and treat each other with empathy and sympathy,” Feal said, adding that the virus is “real — it’s not a hoax.”

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Trump appointee floated plan to move Santa impersonators to the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine: report

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The Wall Street Journal has uncovered information that one of President Donald J. Trump's HHS assistant secretaries, Michael Caputo, was plotting to deliver a super secret COVID-19 vaccine to Santa Claus performers - including Mrs. Claus and the elves - before the general public. The proposed $250 million campaign would have included performers agreeing to promote the vaccine to all the boys and girls who came to sit on their laps at Christmastime.

“This was our greatest hope for Christmas 2020, and now it looks like it won’t happen,” Ric Erwin, chairman of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, told the Journal. 

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Conservative New Hampshire paper breaks 100-year tradition of GOP presidential endorsements with nod to Biden

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In it's first Democratic endorsement in 100 years, a conservative New Hampshire newspaper is breaking tradition by backing Joe Biden for president.

The New Hampshire Union Leader released a statement in their publication on Sunday defending their decision.

"There is no love lost between this newspaper and President Donald J. Trump. The Union Leader was very quickly dismissed by then-candidate Trump after we failed to bestow on him our endorsement in the Republican primary four years ago, "the statement said. "We were hopeful with Trump’s win that he might change, that the weight and responsibility of the Oval Office might mold a more respectful and presidential man. We have watched with the rest of the world as the mantle of the presidency has done very little to change Trump while the country and world have changed significantly."

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Trump refusing to help some embattled GOP senators facing their own re-election woes: report

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Josh Holmes currently serves as a top adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). While much of the GOP's fate is on the chopping block this election cycle with closer races than anticipated and little help from the president himself, Holmes told Politico he thinks "you could have a whole bunch of scenarios play out on Election Day." The worst-case scenario for the GOP, he said, is "potentially catastrophic."

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