HHS must investigate alleged Cuomo nursing home deaths cover-up, House Republican urges

EXCLUSIVE – Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., demanded that the Department of Health and Human Services investigate New York nursing home deaths, citing the state attorney general’s report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration may have undercounted nursing home coronavirus deaths by as much as 50%.

Lamborn sent a letter to HHS acting secretary Norris Cochran on Thursday asking for an investigation into nursing home deaths under Cuomo for “a full and public accounting of his administration’s actions.”


“Throughout the pandemic, long term care facilities were ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic,” Lamborn told Fox News. “This tragedy was created and supercharged by terrible policies, like those of Governor Cuomo and President Biden’s assistant secretary of health nominee Rachel Levine, to place COVID-19 positive individuals back into nursing homes and long-term care facilities.”

“I am deeply

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Kevin Isbell Brings New Life to a Spanish Revival Bungalow in L.A

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Isbell and Corna in their new home.

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“As soon as I saw that giant shuttered window, there was no turning back,” says designer Kevin Isbell of the Spanish Revival home in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles that he and his partner, Gianantonio Corna, now call home. But this wasn’t just any switch of street addresses: With the move, Isbell officially relocated his New York design practice to the West Coast. So, that is to say, those shutters were good enough to inspire a cross-country move.

Isbell was immediately smitten with the architecture of the home (“it’s a style you just don’t get in New York,” he says) and set about creating a design scheme that honored those bones while reflecting his own style.

“A lot of these old bungalows are getting sold and knocked down to build behemoth houses,” says the designer. His process was the

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DeSantis crushes Rubio, Scott in Florida GOP poll

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leaves after holding a press conference.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leaves after holding a press conference. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — In Florida’s shadow Republican primary for president, Gov. Ron DeSantis is starting to dominate his once-better-known home state colleagues, Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

DeSantis’s popularity among Republicans has been steadily rising in the state and nationwide amid his handling of Covid, and now a new survey from top GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio gives a clearer picture of just how much the Florida GOP likes what he’s doing.

In a hypothetical three-way primary for president, DeSantis gets 64 percent support compared to 12 percent for Rubio and 10 percent for Scott, according to Fabrizio’s survey, which was conducted last week for a private client and shared with POLITICO.

That 52-point lead over Rubio represents a massive increase since July — the last time Fabrizio polled a matchup between the three and found

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Ben and Erin Napier Reveal a Common Design Detail They ‘Hate’

Home Town” stars Erin and Ben Napier know that sometimes a little goes a long way. In fact, that’s how they approach the renovation of their latest midcentury build. They want to modernize it, but not too much.

On the Season 5 episode “Closer to Mom,” the Napiers meet Brach and Ashley Robinson. These two live in New Orleans but started shopping for a home in Laurel, MS, so that they’d have a comfortable place to stay when they visit Ashley’s mom.

The pair end up buying a beautiful 1961 home for $165,000. Erin and Ben know this old house needs some work, but they don’t want to update it so much that it loses that great retro vibe. So Erin works hard to find design solutions that will repair and update the house, without changing its midcentury style too much or spending over their $100,000 renovation budget.

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NY state Senate set to pass package of nursing home reforms

State Senate Democrats are poised to approve a package of nursing home accountability bills on Monday — taking matters into their own hands with Gov. Andrew Cuomo under fire for the coronavirus’ deadly toll in the facilities under his watch.

Expected to clear the upper chamber Monday, the 10 bills were introduced earlier this month with the goal of reforming nursing home protocols on matters including fatality reporting, patient-to-staff ratio and visitation standards.

“The tragic situation in our nursing homes remains a heartbreaking reminder of the toll this pandemic has taken and has made it clear that real reforms are needed,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

“The Senate Majority is taking action to deliver meaningful results by increasing transparency and raising the standard of care provided at these facilities,” continued the Yonkers Democrat. “I commend the bill sponsors for their work and I am proud that we are passing

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