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2:15 AM ET, March 24, 2020

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Associated Press:
Analysis: Trump struggles to adjust to crisis presidency  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span.  —  Now, as the coronavirus crisis threatens his presidency, and upends his campaign for reelection, Trump is rapidly losing patience …
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He's Losing His Patience  —  The president has become increasingly concerned as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has grown bolder in correcting his falsehoods about the spread of the coronavirus.  —  President Trump has praised Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as a “major television star.”
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“He Can't Make Any Big Decisions”: As the Crisis Escalates, Trump Experiments With a Pivot  —  As the death toll from the coronavirus accelerates across the country—by Monday there have been more than 400 domestic fatalities—Donald Trump is grasping for a strategy before the crisis destroys his presidency.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump Is Back to Waging War on Science, at the Worst Possible Moment  —  Earlier this month, the White House became aware of studies showing the coronavirus, if unchecked, could kill 2 million Americans, and Trump suddenly reversed his public stance.  After having minimized the dangers of the virus …
Discussion: HuffPost, CNN and The Daily Beast
Washington Post:
Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials
Bob Herman / Axios:
Man dies after self-medicating with chloroquine  —  “A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate,” one of the anti-malaria drugs that President Trump has mentioned in recent days, according to Banner Health, the hospital system that treated both patients.
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New York Times:
The Coronavirus Bailout Stalled.  And It's Mitch McConnell's Fault.  —  Senate Republicans are blocking passage of an economic bailout plan that protects jobs and wages.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
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Politico:
How the House Democrats' stimulus plan compares to the Senate's  —  Democrats are following through on their threat to go rogue with their own stimulus plan, unveiling a more than 1,400-page bill Monday night, packed with policy differences compared to the proposal Senate Republicans laid out.
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Coronavirus government response updates: US, Trump says, not built to be ‘shut down’
William Feuer / CNBC:
CDC says coronavirus survived in Princess Cruise ship cabins for up to 17 days after passengers left  — The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 17 days, a study published Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.  — The study examines two public health responses …
Politico:
Top Democrat recommends passing relief package without returning to Washington  —  The chairman of the House Rules Committee is recommending against bringing lawmakers back to Washington to vote on the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.  Instead, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Washington Post:
Before Trump called for reevaluating lockdowns, they shuttered six of his top-earning clubs and resorts  —  President Trump's private business has shut down six of its top seven revenue-producing clubs and hotels because of restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus …
Discussion: The Week
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order  —  As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered  —  Major U.S. airlines are drafting plans for a potential voluntary shutdown of virtually …
Discussion: The US Sun and Econlib
New York Post:
Brooklyn principal dies from coronavirus complications  —  A Brooklyn principal has died due to complications from the coronavirus — the first known death of a city public schools staffer tied to the pandemic, officials said Monday.  —  Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville …
Katie Thomas / New York Times:
Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access  —  The company says it will switch to a broader approach for its experimental drug, remdesivir.  But it was overwhelmed by demand for a potential treatment promoted by President Trump.  —  Overwhelmed by demand …
Discussion: The Week
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The Intercept:   Coronavirus Treatment Developed by Gilead Sciences Granted “Rare Disease” Status, Potentially Limiting Affordability
Reuters:
Exclusive: Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike  —  WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
See Trump's reaction when he heard one of his top docs was tested for coronavirus  —  Side by side at the podium with the president, task force member Dr. Deborah Birx broke the news about her fever.  —  Trump jokingly walks away as doctor says she had fever over weekend
Discussion: MSNBC and Breitbart
Benjamin Wermund / Houston Chronicle:
Sen. Cruz calls on Trump to address medical supply shortages by invoking Defense Production Act  —  WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump suggests the response to the coronavirus may be going too far, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is urging his administration go further.
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Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Trump Won't Order Vital Coronavirus Supplies Because Corporate CEOs Asked Him Not To
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Christine Brennan / USA Today:
IOC member says that 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic  —  Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA TODAY Sports Monday afternoon that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going to be postponed, likely to 2021, with the details to be worked out in the next four weeks.
New York Times:
See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home  —  In a matter of days, millions of Americans have been asked to do what might have been unthinkable only a week or two ago: Don't go to work, don't go to school, don't leave the house at all, unless you have to.
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Party Zero: How a Soirée in Connecticut Became a ‘Super Spreader’  —  About 50 people gathered this month for a party in the upscale suburb of Westport, then scattered across the region and the world, taking the coronavirus with them.  —  About 50 guests gathered on March 5 at a home …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
As Fox News Played Down the Coronavirus, Its Chief Protected Himself  —  The cancellation of an 89th birthday party for Rupert Murdoch highlights a disconnect between his family's behavior and statements made on air by some Fox commentators.  —  If you were watching some of the commentators …
Aliza Nadi / NBC News:
‘Lifesaving’ lupus drug in short supply after Trump touts possible coronavirus treatment  —  The publicity surrounding hydroxychloroquine has fueled shortages across the country, NBC News found.  —  For nearly 30 years, Bonnie Lieberman has relied on a drug called Plaquenil to prevent a flare …
New York Times:
Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear For Their Safety  —  As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the “Chinese virus,” many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.  —  WASHINGTON — Yuanyuan Zhu was walking to her gym …
Monmouth University Polling Institute:
Governors Get High Marks for Handling COVID-19 Crisis  —  Majority feel major impact; slight uptick in Trump job rating  —  West Long Branch, NJ - The nation's governors get better marks than the President for handling the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Monmouth ("Mon-muth") University Poll.
Myah Ward / Politico:
White House reporter suspected to have coronavirus, WHCA says  —  The White House Correspondents Association on Monday said a reporter who was at the White House multiple times over the last two weeks is suspected to have coronavirus, according to an email from the organization.
New York Times:
Biden, Struggling for Visibility During Crisis, Faults Trump's Response to Virus  —  Any public health expert will tell you that in a crisis like this, you can't move too fast — you can only move too slowly.  Let me be clear: Donald Trump is not to blame for the coronavirus, but he does bear responsibility for our response.
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
The Latest Cook Political Report Electoral College Map  —  With the country on the precipice of a major health and economic crisis, we are clearly headed into uncharted waters.  At the same time, when it comes to politics and an election that's just eight months away, we can only work …
Discussion: CNN and Political Wire
James Kraska / War on the Rocks:
China Is Legally Responsible for COVID-19 Damage and Claims Could Be in the Trillions  —  As the novel coronavirus incubated in Wuhan from mid-December to mid-January, the Chinese state made evidently intentional misrepresentations to its people concerning the outbreak, providing false assurances …
Jessie Van Berkel / Star Tribune:
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's brother dies of COVID-19  —  He was the second person to die from the virus in Tennessee.  —  TEXT SIZE  —  Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's brother has died after contracting COVID-19.  —  The lieutenant governor said her brother Ron …
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
One Nursing Home, 35 Coronavirus Deaths: Inside the Kirkland Disaster  —  This account shows how Life Care Center management missed opportunities to launch a more aggressive response  —  KIRKLAND, Wash.—It seemed a curious day for the Life Care Center to throw a Mardi Gras party.
James Griffiths / CNN:
Hong Kong appeared to have the coronavirus under control, then it let its guard down  —  Hong Kong (CNN)Only a week ago, Hong Kong seemed like a model for how to contain the novel coronavirus, with a relatively small number of cases despite months of being on the front lines of the outbreak.
Discussion: New York Times
 
 
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If the Senate can't pass a stimulus package today, vote out every stinking one of them
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Ezra Klein / Vox:
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California congresswoman sold stock in travel companies
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
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Wall Street Journal:
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
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