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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
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.
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New York Times:
See Which States and Cities Have Told Residents to Stay at Home
Discussion: CNN
Miami Herald:   FL Gov. DeSantis pushes back against calls for statewide stay-home order
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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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.
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Public Policy Polling:   Majority Think Burr Should Resign; Tillis Unpopular Too
David A. Hopkins / Honest Graft:
Four Reasons to Be Cautious About Trump's Approval Ratings
Discussion: CNN, Breitbart and The Hill
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: CNBC, The US Sun and Econlib
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
The Pelosi-Schumer Coronavirus Contagion  —  Democratic leaders kill a rescue bill under pressure from the left  —  What a spectacle.  Much of America is quarantined at home, the public is so panicked there's a run on toilet paper, the country desperately wants reassurance …
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
 
 
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Foreign Policy:
U.S. Appeals to Aid Recipients for Help in Fighting Coronavirus
Discussion: Washington Post
Allan Smith / NBC News:
Obama logs on amid the coronavirus pandemic
Tyler Olson / Fox News:
Bipartisan House resolution condemns Chinese government over handling of coronavirus response
Discussion: The Hill and israpundit.org
New York Times:
Covid-19's Economic Pain Is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live.
Collin Anderson / Washington Free Beacon:
Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative
Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
Trump Claims U.S. Will See More Death By Keeping Economy Shut Than By Coronavirus
Eric Ting / SFGATE:
California's increase of unemployment insurance claims is absolutely staggering
Bloomberg:
Spain Deaths Surge; Europe Faces Record Recession: Virus Update
Discussion: NPR
 Earlier Items: 
James S. Robbins / USA Today:
Democrats try to hijack coronavirus stimulus for liberal Christmas in March
James Kraska / War on the Rocks:
China Is Legally Responsible for COVID-19 Damage and Claims Could Be in the Trillions
Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Rand Paul's Positive Coronavirus Test Sets the (Still Meeting) Senate on Edge
Politico:
How the House Democrats' stimulus plan compares to the Senate's
Dartunorro Clark / NBC News:
See Trump's reaction when he heard one of his top docs was tested for coronavirus
Discussion: MSNBC and Breitbart
Ben Smith / New York Times:
As Fox News Played Down the Coronavirus, Its Chief Protected Himself
Christine Brennan / USA Today:
IOC member says that 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic