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Santas scrooged by Trump admin after bizarre vaccine deal goes south

Enlarge / Even Santas are not safe during the pandemic. Getty | Kristy O’Connor The Department of Health and Human Services has abandoned a deal to vaccinate Santa Claus performers as part of a $250-million taxpayer-funded public relations blitz, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the nixed Santa plan, performers would have received special …

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Celebs back away from Trump admin.’s $300M COVID-19 ad campaign

Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson / Getty Images The Trump administration’s more-than-$300-million “public advertising and awareness campaign” on the COVID-19 pandemic is floundering as A-list celebrities back away …

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After ranting about armed uprising, top Health Dept. spokesperson takes leave

Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, on May 1, 2018, in Washington, DC. Getty | Mark Wilson Michael Caputo—the controversial spokesperson for the US Department of Health and Human Services, most recently known for watering down federal reports …

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Bonkers federal podcast downplays COVID-19, blasts health restrictions

Enlarge / Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers, on May 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Getty | Mark Wilson In a stunning podcast released by the Department of Health and Human Services, two top officials at the department repeatedly downplayed …

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