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The Daily Beast:
Trump to New York: You've Been Mean to Me, Drop Dead  —  Democratic governors, including Andrew Cuomo, are grappling with a coronavirus-related fear: piss off the president and risk losing his support.  —  As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened, Democratic governors bearing the heaviest burdens …
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Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Trump to New York: Drop Dead  —  Untold thousands will likely die, absent federal intervention.  And it needs to happen this instant.  Why won't the president help?  —  So it's essentially come to this: President Trump is treating each of our 50 states as individual contestants on …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Slow Response to the Coronavirus Measured in Lost Opportunity  —  If the administration had reacted to the ventilator shortage in February, a private sector effort starting now might have made lifesaving equipment in mid- to late April.  Now it is unlikely to be before June.
New York Times:
How Cuomo, Once on Sidelines, Became the Politician of the Moment  —  With his coronavirus briefings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has emerged as an authoritative voice in the crisis.  —  ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo awoke before dawn on Tuesday, emerging after a few hours' sleep to board …
Discussion: IJR and Fox News
New York Times:
Congress and White House Strike Deal for $2 Trillion Stimulus Package  —  The plan would provide direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits and a $500 billion fund to assist distressed businesses, with oversight requirements demanded by Democrats.  —  WASHINGTON — Senators …
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Chelsea Mes / Bloomberg:
Trump-Owned Companies Banned From Virus Aid in Stimulus Bill
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Stimulus bill prevents Trump and his family from benefiting from loan programs
Discussion: NBC News
The Hill:
White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package
Discussion: Redstate
Washington Post:
Senate to vote Wednesday on $2 trillion coronavirus bill after landmark agreement with White House
Discussion: Vox and ABC News
Washington Post:
Live updates: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; White House, Senate leaders reach deal …
Media Matters for America:
Glenn Beck says older Americans should return to work: “Even if we all get sick, I would rather die than kill the country”  —  Beck: “I would rather have my children stay home and all of us who are over 50 go in and keep this economy going”  —  Sean Hannity pushes unproven drugs to fight coronavirus: “What are the risks?
Discussion: The Verge, Mediaite, The Week and HuffPost
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
President Trump's Job Approval Rating Up to 49%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump may be enjoying a small rally in public support as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic.  Forty-nine percent of U.S. adults, up from 44% earlier this month, approve of the job Trump is doing as president.
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Jessica Lustig / New York Times:
What I Learned When My Husband Got Sick With Coronavirus  —  Our world became one of isolation, round-the-clock care, panic and uncertainty — even as society carried on around us with all too few changes.  —  “How are you doing, love?”  I call to my husband from the living-room floor …
David Von Drehle / Washington Post:
I probably have a ‘mild to moderate’ case of covid-19.  I don't think I could survive worse.  —  KANSAS CITY — I am thankful for my mild to moderate symptoms.  —  Are they covid-19 symptoms?  I certainly think so.  I've been reading descriptions of other cases, mild to moderate …
Stephanie Yang / Wall Street Journal:
‘My World Collapsed With a Bang’: How the Coronavirus Ravaged a Family  —  A Lunar New Year dinner left six family members infected; a hallmark of the virus is the way it has spread within families  —  The last message Li Song received from her husband was a hand emoji of the OK sign …
Noah Goldberg / New York Daily News:
NYC paramedic hospitalized with coronavirus sedated, breathing with ventilator as condition worsens, family says  —  FDNY EMS paramedic Christell Cadet ― who shared her coronavirus struggle with the world last week from her hospital bed ― is now unable to breathe comfortably …
Elisha Fieldstadt / NBC News:
New Orleans is a center of coronavirus.  Mardi Gras could be to blame, doctors say.  —  As of Tuesday afternoon, New Orleans had 567 of Louisiana's 1,388 cases of the coronavirus and 20 of the state's 46 deaths.  —  Health experts say it's no surprise that New Orleans is the center …
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New Orleans Times-Picayune:   'It's like a war zone': Fighting coronavirus, limited ICU beds, bracing for chaos in New Orleans
Media Matters for America:
Fox's Brit Hume says it's an “entirely reasonable viewpoint” to expect that grandparents would be willing to die to protect the economy  —  Hume: “We don't shut down the economy to save every single life that's threatened by a wide-spread disease.  We just don't”
ProPublica:
Walmart Was Almost Charged Criminally Over Opioids.  Trump Appointees Killed the Indictment.  —  Even as company pharmacists protested, Walmart kept filling suspicious prescriptions, stoking the country's opioid epidemic.  A Republican U.S. Attorney in Texas thought the evidence was damning.
Lucía Benavides / NPR:
Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors ‘Completely Abandoned’ In Care Homes  —  The Spanish military has found older residents of some care homes “completely abandoned” and even “dead in their beds,” Defense Minister Margarita Robles said in a television interview on Monday.
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
Scramble for medical equipment descends into chaos as U.S. states and hospitals compete for rare supplies  —  With prices rising and supplies uncertain, governors and health-care officials are urging the Trump administration to use the Defense Production Act to bring order
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Post
Washington Post:
Senate aid package quietly carves out billions intended for Boeing, officials say  —  Provision for company ‘critical’ to national security targets airplane maker, despite Max safety lapses  —  Lawmakers have inserted a little-noticed provision in the Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package aimed …
Discussion: Reason
Josh Carter / WAFB-TV:
Waffle House closes 365 locations across the U.S.  —  JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Waffle House has now closed 365 locations across the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic.  —  The breakfast-chain announced the news on their Facebook page Tuesday morning.  —  While more than 300 locations have closed, 1,627 remain open.
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Plans to Participate in Next Debate, Campaign Says  —  It was the strongest sign yet that he plans to keep competing against Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary.  —  Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held …
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Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:   Insiders recount how Sanders lost the black vote — and the nomination slipped away
New York Times:
Oracle Providing White House With Software to Study Unproven Coronavirus Drugs  —  The online platform could allow physicians to upload patient data on how malaria drugs perform on coronavirus patients.  —  WASHINGTON — The White House is preparing to use software provided …
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Michelle L. Price / Las Vegas Sun:   Sisolak bars malaria drugs for coronavirus patients
CNN:
A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance.  Now one of them has coronavirus  —  (CNN)At least one person in Kentucky is infected after taking part at a “coronavirus party” with a group of young adults, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday.
Discussion: The Week
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New York Times:
Coronavirus Is Advancing.  All Americans Need to Shelter in Place.  —  The worst of the pandemic is yet to come.  Listen to the medical experts.  It's time for a national lockdown.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Harvard, Boasting $40 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Dining Hall Workers Due to Coronavirus  —  Harvard University, which has the largest endowment of any school in the country, is cutting its subcontracted dining hall workers without pay as it shuts down in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Michael Kruse / Politico:
The New Trump Show: 'I've Gotten to Like This Room'  —  To anybody suddenly tuning into the president's press conference this Monday evening, it might have seemed like the leader of the free world was channeling an off-hours televangelist, taking advantage of a pandemic to offer a hazy tale of a miraculous cure.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Those who intentionally spread coronavirus could be charged as terrorists  —  People who intentionally spread the coronavirus could face criminal charges under federal terrorism laws, the Justice Department's No. 2 official said Tuesday.  —  In a memo to top Justice Department leaders …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
At the Capitol, palpable fear from a more insidious enemy than past crises  —  For almost two weeks, the Capitol has witnessed a slow-motion version of some of the most terrifying days inside Congress.  —  The atmosphere boiled over with anger as legislative gridlock helped fuel …
Bloomberg:
More Than 750,000 Masks Auctioned for Huge Markup While Hospitals Run Out  — Texas bidding site sells 750,000 of them during dire shortage  — Website owner received cease-and-desist order against auction  —  At a time when shortages of protective gear are putting health-care workers at risk …
Associated Press:
White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion virus rescue bill  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers …
Discussion: KTLA, TheBlaze and KLRT-TV
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
The coronavirus isn't mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection  —  The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying the novel pathogen's genetic code.
Discussion: Redstate, Raw Story and STAT
Rick Rouan / The Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio stops daily reporting of new unemployment claims at request of Trump administration  —  Ohio will no longer release its growing unemployment claim numbers on a daily basis as the economy slumps through the COVID-19 outbreak after the Trump administration told states to hold the statistics for weekly reports.
The Daily Beast:
Falwell Misled Me on Reopening Liberty University, City Manager Says  —  The Lynchburg City manager said that the university's president, Jerry Falwell, was not “totally transparent” with her about opening up the dorms again.  —  When Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. announced …
 
 
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Emma Bubola / New York Times:
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ProPublica:
Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren't Convinced
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
Brooklyn High School Principal, 36, Dies from Coronavirus
Yusra Murad / Morning Consult:
As Trump Eyes Restarting Economy, Nearly 3 in 4 Voters Support National Quarantine
Joshua A. Geltzer / Washington Post:
No, impeachment didn't ‘distract’ Trump from coronavirus
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Catherine Lucey / Wall Street Journal:
Virus Response Gives Mike Pence Prominent but Precarious Platform
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump remains unpopular in swing counties, just like in 2018
Lauren Lantry / ABC News:
Clinical trials for coronavirus treatments begin in New York
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
Rebecca Rainey / Politico:
Trump hasn't yet released disaster unemployment funds
USA Today:
6 things to know if you're living with someone who has coronavirus, or think you might be
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed News:
The Coronavirus Doesn't Just Hurt The Elderly.  Data Shows Younger People Are Getting Severely Sick, Too.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
DHS wound down pandemic models before coronavirus struck
Discussion: ABC News
Rand Paul / USA Today:
Sen. Paul: Why I didn't quarantine after getting tested