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12:30 PM ET, March 21, 2020

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Washington Post:
U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic  —  U.S. intelligence agencies were issuing ominous, classified warnings in January and February about the global danger posed by the coronavirus while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat …
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Washington Post:
Former intelligence chiefs: Trump's removal of experts is deeply destructive to our nation's safety  —  Joseph Maguire, John Brennan (interim), Michael Leiter, Matthew G. Olsen, Nicholas Rasmussen, Andrew Liepman (acting and deputy) and Geoffrey O'Connell (principal deputy) are former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center.
New York Times:
How It All Came Apart for Bernie Sanders  —  The Sanders campaign appeared on the brink of a commanding lead in the Democratic race.  But a series of fateful decisions and internal divisions have left him all but vanquished.  —  In mid-January, a few weeks before the Iowa caucuses …
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Kudlow Estimates Coronavirus Package Could Be About $2 Trillion  —  White House adviser meeting with senators on fiscal stimulus  —  WASHINGTON—The Trump administration's top economic adviser estimated that a new financial package being assembled to blunt the economic damage …
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Wall Street Journal:   Lobbyists Pile On to Get Wins for Clients Into Coronavirus Stimulus Package
Politico:
Senate begins second day of negotiations on massive stimulus
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
New York Times:
Without Urgent Action, Coronavirus Could Overwhelm U.S., Estimates Say  —  Three scenarios for how the outbreak could spread.  —  Percent infected byApril 1 … The coronavirus has infected far more people in the United States than testing has shown so far, and stringent measures …
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
How to Survive a Plague  —  It's quite possible that by the end of all this, almost every American will know of someone who has died.  A relative, a friend, an old high-school classmate ... the names will pop up and migrate through Facebook as the weeks go by, and in a year's time …
Vox:
Why we're not overreacting to the coronavirus, in one chart  —  Italy tried to stem its outbreak, belatedly.  We're on the same course.  —  The national mobilization against the Covid-19 coronavirus is now in full swing.  Schools and workplaces nationwide have shuttered.
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Can Trump cancel the November election?  —  President Trump in a press briefing at the White House on March 19, 2020.  Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images  —  No.  —  Earlier this week, Ohio Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton delayed that state's primary election, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. County gives up on containing coronavirus, tells doctors to skip testing of some patients  —  Los Angeles County health officials advised doctors to give up on testing patients in the hope of containing the coronavirus outbreak, instructing them to test patients only if a positive result could change how they would be treated.
Discussion: Mother Jones, Wired and KTLA
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Call Trump's News Conferences What They Are: Propaganda  —  Then contrast them with the leadership shown by Andrew Cuomo, Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel.  —  In a time of global emergency, we need calm, directness and, above all, hard facts.  Only the opposite is on offer from the Trump White House.
Discussion: Raw Story
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David Caplan / 1010 WINS:   Andrew Cuomo, Mike Pence aides test positive for coronavirus
Aaron Ginn / Six Four Six Nine:
Evidence over hysteria — COVID- 19  —  After watching the outbreak of COVID-19 for the past two months, I've followed the pace of the infection, its severity, and how our world is tackling the virus.  While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated …
Discussion: Push Junction
South China Morning Post:
Coronavirus: Nigeria reports chloroquine poisonings after Trump touts drug  —  Health authorities see long queues at pharmacies in wake of US president's remarks Surge in interest raises concerns about people ‘self-medicating without guidance’ Health authorities see long queues at pharmacies …
Windsor Mann / USA Today:
Trump amid COVID-19 pandemic: With great power comes great irresponsibility.  —  Trump created a culture of impunity, buck-passing and blame-shifting in a party that once prided itself on personal responsibility.  —  The president's job is to uphold the Constitution and to see that the laws are faithfully executed.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders is considering several options as he ponders his campaign's future  —  Sen. Bernie Sanders has convened a series of weighty discussions about the future of his presidential campaign with his closest confidants, according to two people with direct knowledge of the conversations …
Discussion: The Hill
CBS New York:
Coronavirus Update: NYC's Javits Center On List For COVID-19 Field Hospital  —  NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - In the race to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced on Saturday that Manhattan's Javits Center tops his list of locations to be turned into field hospitals to test …
Marc Caputo / Politico:
'There's no playbook for this': Biden trapped in campaign limbo  —  Joe Biden reached a new and heady milestone when he shellacked Bernie Sanders in Florida, Illinois and Arizona to become the de facto Democratic nominee for president.  —  But there was no soaring speech to acknowledge the moment.
Zach Carter / HuffPost:
How Did Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden Screw This Up?  —  The Democratic response to the coronavirus has been a political disaster.  —  President Donald Trump has unleashed a humanitarian and economic disaster on his own people.  There is no way to escape this fact.
Discussion: Townhall and In These Times
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
MSNBC's Maddow wants Trump kept off TV, blasts ‘fairytale’ news briefings  —  MSNBC host Rachel Maddow urged television networks not to air White House updates on the coronavirus outbreak, claiming “misinformation” from President Trump will “cost lives.”  —  “I know we ought to be getting used …
Discussion: Althouse
Politico:
House members, Senate aides traded stocks in early days of coronavirus  —  While Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) sought on Friday to explain sales of stock made at a time when they were reassuring the public about the coronavirus threat, they weren't the only elected officials …
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Cases Strain New York City Hospitals: 'We're Getting Pounded'  —  Swiftly rising number of patients, sooner than expected, leads to supply shortages and concern about what is to come  —  New York City hospitals are already straining under the onslaught of novel coronavirus cases …
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Breaking: Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open  —  President Trump, moving with haste to slow the spread of the coronavirus, is preparing a plan to mobilize the National Guard to help enforce a two-week quarantine of the public if his tough-love efforts so far fail.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
How to Avoid Complete Economic Destruction  —  To limit mass unemployment, the government needs to provide companies with the money they are temporarily unable to earn.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Washington Post:
U.S. economy deteriorating faster than anticipated as 80 million Americans are forced to stay at home  —  Already, it is clear that the initial economic decline will be sharper and more painful than during the 2008 financial crisis  —  The U.S. economy is deteriorating more quickly …
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Flare
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  How many people are sick with the coronavirus in the United States, and when did they get sick?
The White House:
Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the C oronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We're working on various elements of the deal …
Discussion: Power Line
Dipti S. Barot / HuffPost:
I'm A Doctor.  The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Has Been Nothing Short Of Criminal.  —  “With every crucial delay, with every blunder and misstep, the toll is going to be measured in lives lost.”  —  I am a doctor.  And I am immunocompromised.  I am safe at home screening patients …
Discussion: LiveScience and KTLA
CNN:
Biden to Trump on coronavirus: ‘Stop saying false things that will make you sound like a hero’  —  John King: Joe Biden is running the table  —  (CNN)Joe Biden on Friday lambasted President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, telling Trump to “stop swerving between over-promising …
Discussion: KTLA
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
There's a reason America often elected presidents who were governors  —  There's a reason Americans have often turned to governors when they elect presidents, and it's been on display almost every day recently.  As the coronavirus pandemic has been spreading across the country …
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The day has come  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  IT'S BEEN SAID BEFORE, through self-inflicted crises and global tumult.  But now, it's truer than ever: the next two days are the most pivotal in DONALD TRUMP'S presidency.  —  WITH ONE-THIRD OF THE COUNTRY relegated to their homes …
Discussion: Washington Post
Chloe Schama / Vogue:
“They Ignored the Warning Signs”: A New York City ER Doctor Explains What She's Up Against  —  Dara Kass is a doctor but she is also a public speaker, a political activist, and a Park Slope mother of three.  Over the course of the past few weeks, however, she has reoriented her life …
Discussion: New York Times
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Voters Are Warming to Trump's Handling of Coronavirus  —  Net approval of Trump's response to the pandemic jumped 10 points in less than a week  —  President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence look on during a March 20 news briefing …
Foreign Affairs:
The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order  —  China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters  —  With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event.
Discussion: Foreign Policy and Defense One
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance  —  Amid the spreading pandemic, thousands of employees of businesses in the airports around New York City may have their benefits cut off.  —  Maria Campos had worked as a waitress at La Guardia Airport …
Discussion: UPI
 
 
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Jessie Hellmann / The Hill:
Coronavirus testing faces new challenge as key supplies run low
New York Times:
As Iran Reels, Trump Aides Clash Over Escalating Military Showdown
Zachary B. Wolf / CNN:
Trump will be judged on one thing now — and it won't be impeachment
Alex Wickham / BuzzFeed:
10 Days That Changed Britain: “Heated” Debate Between Scientists Forced Boris Johnson To Act On Coronavirus
Nahal Toosi / Politico:
World leaders are fighting the virus. And each other.
Paul Campos / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
The pure evil of the Republican caucus
Discussion: Center on Budget …
Kaamil Ahmed / The Guardian:
Locust crisis poses a danger to millions, forecasters warn
Discussion: Redstate
 Earlier Items: 
CBS Philly:
Coronavirus Latest: Lakewood Police Arrest Homeowner For Hosting Pop-up Wedding With More Than 50 People
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
'If coronavirus doesn't get us, starvation will': A growing number of Americans say they can't afford …
New York Post:
De Blasio's senior staff in near revolt over his coronavirus response
Discussion: Breitbart and Althouse
Stuart Ramsay / Sky News:
Coronavirus: Italy's hardest-hit city wants you to see how COVID-19 is affecting its hospitals
Discussion: NPR and Breitbart
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Majority of NYC's coronavirus cases are men between 18 and 49 years old
New York Times:
Coronavirus in N.Y.: ‘Deluge’ of Cases Begins Hitting Hospitals
Discussion: Eater and Gothamist