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6:10 PM ET, March 23, 2020


 Top Items: 
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump signals an economic pivot on coronavirus shutdowns  —  President Trump and some of his senior officials are losing patience with the doctors' orders.  —  The state of play: Amid dire predictions for jobs and the economy, the White House is beginning to send signals to business …
New York Times:
Trump Says Coronavirus Cure Cannot ‘Be Worse Than the Problem Itself’  —  The president, who has watched the economy plunge amid social distancing measures, says restrictions will be reassessed.  —  President Trump on Sunday night said that the government would reassess the recommended period for …
Washington Post:
Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus.  For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter.
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 …
NBC News:   Tensions brewing inside the White House over economic consequences of coronavirus response
Jon Cohen / Science:
'I'm going to keep pushing.' Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts of the pandemic
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Trump cares more about the stock market than humans
Discussion: CBS News, Raw Story and Mediaite
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.
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
The GOP just smuggled another awful provision into the stimulus  —  With coronavirus cases in the U.S. mounting into the tens of thousands and our economy sliding into recession, Washington is locked in a brutal standoff over a $1.8 trillion economic rescue package.
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
Coronavirus government response updates: Senate Democrats block stimulus bill  —  Here's how the federal government is rolling out its response to COVID-19.  —  The novel coronavirus pandemic is spreading around the globe and in the United States, reaching some 3,500 cases domestically and nearly 500 deaths.
Washington Post:
Democrats again block key vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill as Senate floor erupts with partisan anger
John Parkinson / ABC News:
Senate showdown over pandemic relief stalls as Pelosi preps Democratic bill
Discussion: Townhall
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 …
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.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
Federal Reserve announces extensive new measures to support the economy  —  The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time.  The coronavirus pandemic is causing tremendous hardship across the United States and around the world.
Katie Thomas / New York Times:   Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
New York Times:
Live Coronavirus News and Updates
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:   Democratic Convention Planners Look at Contingency Options
Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi Statement Ahead of Unveiling of Democrats' Third Coronavirus Response Bill  —  Washington, D.C. - Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement ahead of the unveiling of House Democrats' third coronavirus response bill, the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act:
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.
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Save time: Assume Trump is inept and lying
Discussion: Vox, NBC News and Slate
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Trump Won't Order Vital Coronavirus Supplies Because Corporate CEOs Asked Him Not To
Amy Klobuchar:
Statement from Senator Amy Klobuchar  —  I have news that many Americans are facing right now: my husband John has the coronavirus.  We just got the test results at 7 a.m. this morning.  While I cannot see him and he is of course cut off from all visitors, our daughter Abigail and I are constantly calling and texting and emailing.
Fiona Lowenstein / New York Times:
I'm 26.  Coronavirus Sent Me to the Hospital.  —  Millennials: If you can't stay at home for others, do it for yourselves.  —  I'm 26.  I don't have any prior autoimmune or respiratory conditions.  I work out six times a week, and abstain from cigarettes.
Discussion: Raw Story and Althouse
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.
Discussion: Raw Story
Christian Datoc / The Daily Caller:   White House Journalist Has Suspected Case Of Coronavirus, Correspondents' Association President Announces
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Biden: Trump's ‘failure of planning and preparation’ worsened coronavirus crisis  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday accused President Trump of dithering in the early days of the coronavirus, saying that a “failure of planning and preparation” by the White House has worsened the health and economic crises the nation faces.
Annie Linskey / Washington Post:
Powerful union endorses Joe Biden
Discussion: The Hill and Politico
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
Marc Lipsitch / Washington Post:
Far more people in the U.S. have the coronavirus than you think  —  We aren't testing enough to know.  The confirmed count could be less than 10 percent of the total.  —  As an infectious disease epidemiologist who's worked on pandemics for two decades, I've talked in recent days to journalists …
Discussion: Raw Story
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 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.
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Surgeon General has coronavirus warning: 'This week, it's going to get bad'  —  The disease is spreading, the surgeon general said, because many people are not following the guidance to stay at home.  —  WASHINGTON — Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned Monday that the coronavirus outbreak …
Discussion: Fox News and Breitbart
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
Bloomberg sued by aides for stiffing them on yearlong pay promise  —  Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off.
LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis says he won't issue ‘shelter-in-place’ order in Florida  —  WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE LIVE:  —  </div>  —  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he won't issue a shelter-in-place order for the state right now, calling it “not advisable.”
Marisa Taylor / Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
California congresswoman sold stock in travel companies  —  Rep. Susan Davis of California and her husband sold stocks related to travel and tourism less than two weeks after members of the House of Representatives received a closed-door briefing on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement:  —  “Given that my wife and I had traveled extensively during the weeks prior to COVID-19 social distancing practices, and that I am at a higher risk for serious complications …
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Jim Geraghty / National Review:
The Comprehensive Timeline of China's COVID-19 Lies
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
House Judiciary Committee postpones March 31 Barr hearing
Discussion: IJR and Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Claim That Malaria Drugs Treat Coronavirus Sparks Warnings, Shortages
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Root
New York Times:
How South Korea Flattened the Curve
Washington Post:
Wall Street recoils after massive coronavirus rescue bill trips up a second time; Dow sinks nearly 600 points
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Business Anchor Liz Claman Quarantined Amid Possible Coronavirus Contact
Discussion: Raw Story
John Gans / Washington Post:
How can Trump fight the pandemic when he's chasing experts out of government?
Greg Hilburn / The News Star:
Coronavirus: 14 more die in Louisiana as cases spike above 1,000
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Stratford / Politico:
Student debt emerges as sticking point in stimulus debate
Discussion: The Daily Signal
Doctor criticizes Sen. Paul for not self-quarantining
Ann Marimow / Washington Post:
Trump cannot block critics on Twitter, federal court affirms in ruling
Discussion: Fox News and Washington Examiner
Emma Colton / Washington Examiner:
Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg News: Federal stockpile of N95 masks was depleted under Obama and never restocked
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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
The EU Commission fines Apple €1.8B for stifling competition from rival music streaming services, the EU's third-largest antitrust fine; Apple plans to appeal

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