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10:10 AM ET, March 24, 2020

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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.”
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: How one Trump tweet put a deal in doubt  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  OK, NOW THIS IS GETTING REALLY INTERESTING.  —  FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS, TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN has been playing shuttle diplomacy between warring factions, hashing out a deal with Senate Minority …
Discussion: Political Wire
Washington Post:
White House agrees to allow oversight of huge coronavirus loan program as $2 trillion Senate deal nears  —  Schumer, Mnuchin voice optimism that deal is at hand, but hurdles remain  —  The White House has agreed to allow enhanced scrutiny over a massive loan program that is a centerpiece …
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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Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
Man Fatally Poisons Himself While Self-Medicating for Coronavirus, Doctor Says
Discussion: Twitchy
KTAR.com:   Arizona man dies after ingesting substance touted by President Trump
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: CNN
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Miami Herald:
DeSantis lets Florida cities take the lead in coronavirus fight.  Good.  They're better at it  —  Municipal governments in Florida are on their own.  Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis said as much.  —  But that might not be a bad thing in the mano a mano fight against the coronavirus.
Miami Herald:   FL Gov. DeSantis pushes back against calls for statewide stay-home order
Public Policy Polling:
Majority Think Burr Should Resign; Tillis Unpopular Too  —  PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that a majority of North Carolinians think Richard Burr should resign, and that his approval numbers have plummeted since revelations last week about his stock sales in the wake of the coronavirus.
Discussion: Contemptor
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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 …
Washington Post:
Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts  —  President Trump, under growing pressure to rescue an economy in free fall, said Monday that he may soon loosen federal guidelines for social distancing and encourage shuttered businesses to reopen …
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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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Anita Kumar / Politico:   Trump works to rewrite narrative on coronavirus response
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 …
Washington Post:
Italy's coronavirus deaths are staggering.  They may be more preview than anomaly.  —  ROME — Italy has become the flash point of the coronavirus pandemic, with a death toll at 6,077 and counting — the highest in the world.  More than 2,000 Italians have been killed by the virus in the past four days alone.
CNN:
Prominent 30-year-old Zimbabwe broadcaster dies of coronavirus  —  (CNN)A prominent 30-year-old television journalist has died in Zimbabwe after contracting the new coronavirus infection, the first person to die in the country from the virus.  —  Zororo Makamba was one of the two people who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump eyes a back-to-work plan despite coronavirus  —  President Trump egged on by a growing number of advisers and business leaders, believes the economy will crater absent a strong signal, and wants to stagger the reopening of work nationwide, people who've spoken to him tell Axios.
Wall Street Journal:
Bezos, Other Corporate Executives Sold Shares Just in Time  —  With the pandemic bearing down on the market, sales by insiders spared them $1.9 billion in paper losses, a Journal analysis shows  —  Top executives at U.S.-traded companies sold a total of roughly $9.2 billion in shares …
Discussion: New York Post
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 …
Discussion: Townhall
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 and Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York Times:
Justin Trudeau in Home Isolation: 'Daddy's on an Important Phone Call'  —  Canada's prime minister has been a housekeeper and single parent to three children while running the nation, after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.  —  TORONTO — He has been stuck inside his house …
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 …
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.
The Intercept:
Coronavirus Treatment Developed by Gilead Sciences Granted “Rare Disease” Status, Potentially Limiting Affordability  —  This afternoon, the Food and Drug Administration granted Gilead Sciences “orphan” drug status for its antiviral drug, remdesivir.  The designation allows the pharmaceutical company …
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Katie Thomas / New York Times:   Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access
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 …
CBS News:
Americans see months-long pandemic fight ahead — CBS News poll  —  Most Americans (57%) say the nation's efforts to combat the coronavirus are going badly right now, most call it a crisis and see a months-long process before it is contained.  But the public is pinning its hopes heavily …
Discussion: National Review
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.
Jon Craig / Sky News:
Coronavirus: Police to hand out fines and most shops to shut as PM locks down UK  —  The prime minister insists the measures - the toughest seen since wartime - are vital to slow the spread of the disease.  —  Chief political correspondent @joncraig  —  Created with Sketch.
Vernon L. Smith / USA Today:
Coronavirus economy: Reports of an economic crash have been greatly exaggerated  —  The economy today lives in suspense, not free-fall.  The pandemic will pass.  Supply chains will refill.  Securities markets will recover, and growth will continue.  —  While on spring break from Chapman University …
Discussion: Issues & Insights
Roger Kimball / Spectator USA:
The Democrats just made a huge mistake  —  ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’ When Rahm Emanuel said that during the economic meltdown of 2008-2009, his Machiavellian cynicism was instantly recognized as the calling card of the new breed of Democrat that he and his boss, Barack ‘Bring-a-gun-to-the fight’ Obama, embodied.
Discussion: Townhall and New York Post
Washington Post:
Election officials in both parties call for emergency funding to expand voting by mail before November  —  A bipartisan push to expand mail-in voting is underway across the country as election officials brace for a spike in demand from voters spooked by the coronavirus pandemic …
Suzanne Gamboa / NBC News:
Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman for vice president.  Why not a Latina?  —  “At the very minimum, Latinas should be a part of this conversation,” Latino Victory Fund's Mayra Macías said.  —  Now that Joe Biden has pledged he'll select a woman as his running mate …
Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
The End of American Exceptionalism  —  The word means different things to different people—but it's gone.  —  A statue of President George Washington stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.  —  The term “exceptionalism” has long been applied to the United States.
Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
Trump Claims U.S. Will See More Death By Keeping Economy Shut Than By Coronavirus  —  The president's downplaying of COVID-19 reached dangerous levels as he threatened to open up the economy despite skyrocketing cases.  —  President Donald Trump's insistence on downplaying …
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
California's increase of unemployment insurance claims is absolutely staggering  —  As California continues its statewide shelter-in-place order in response to the spread of coronavirus, California governor Gavin Newsom stated that the daily number of unemployment insurance claims in the state has skyrocketed dramatically.
 
 
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Foreign Policy:
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Bloomberg:
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James S. Robbins / USA Today:
Democrats try to hijack coronavirus stimulus for liberal Christmas in March
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Ben Smith / New York Times:
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