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11:10 AM ET, March 25, 2020

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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:
How Cuomo, Once on Sidelines, Became the Politician of the Moment
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and IJR
Washington Post:
Stimulus bill prevents Trump and his family from benefiting from loan programs  —  Businesses controlled by President Trump and his children would be prohibited from receiving loans or investments from Treasury Department programs included in a $2 trillion stimulus plan agreed to early Wednesday …
Discussion: NBC News and Althouse
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Paul Kane / Washington Post:   At the Capitol, palpable fear from a more insidious enemy than past crises
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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The Hill:
White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package
Discussion: Redstate
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: HuffPost, Raw Story, CNN and New York Post
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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.
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.
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
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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:   Glenn Beck Says He'd ‘Rather Die Than Kill the Country’
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 …
Boston Herald:
We will remember Dems' stimulus holdup  —  Some of our leaders have acquitted themselves well during the coronavirus pandemic, like Gov. Charlie Baker, who issued a stay-at-home advisory this week in Massachusetts to curtail the disease's spread.  —  And then there are the Democrats on Capitol Hill …
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CNN:   A restless Trump wants to end the country's isolation — and his own
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
'It's like a war zone': Fighting coronavirus, limited ICU beds, bracing for chaos in New Orleans  —  With hospital beds quickly filling up, workers being forced to ration critical supplies like N95 masks and Gov. John Bel Edwards warning federal officials that a rising tide of coronavirus patients …
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Wall Street Journal:
Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?  —  Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude.  —  If it's true that the novel coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines, then the extraordinary measures being carried …
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Insiders recount how Sanders lost the black vote — and the nomination slipped away  —  Bernie Sanders reached the pinnacle of his campaign inside Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio on Feb. 22.  He pumped his fist to punctuate a triumphant speech.  He'd just won the Nevada caucuses and was sitting …
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
Eric Felten / RealClearInvestigations:
Accused in Justice Dept.'s Upper Echelon, and Innocent Until Scot-Free  —  Above, a crime lab depicted in the trailer for 1959's “The F.B.I. Story”  —  It wasn't the first time the FBI attorney had been in the Marine Corps Base Quantico Exchange.  Nor was that day in February 2018 …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
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.
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
ProPublica:
Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren't Convinced  —  More than 160 million Americans have been urged to stay home in what the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic.  Nonessential businesses and schools in states like New York, Illinois and California have shuttered.
Steve Vladeck / NBC News:
Trump's back to work dreams are a coronavirus nightmare.  Good thing he can't enforce them.  —  But even for those to whom a million deaths is only a statistic, there's a second problem with this approach: It won't actually work.  —  Reacting to the growing array of local and statewide shelter …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Reason
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 …
USA Today:
Coronavirus response so far sidelines CDC, and former CDC chief feels ‘less safe’: Q&A  —  Dr. Tom Frieden, one of the nation's leading experts on public health and infectious disease, spoke with USA TODAY's Editorial Board on Tuesday as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that the new coronavirus is …
Discussion: The Intercept and WND
Chelsea Mes / Bloomberg:
Trump-Owned Companies Banned From Virus Aid in Stimulus Bill  —  The $2 trillion stimulus plan agreed to by White House and Senate leaders would ban any company controlled by President Donald Trump or his children from receiving loans or investments from Treasury programs.
Discussion: Raw Story
Yusra Murad / Morning Consult:
As Trump Eyes Restarting Economy, Nearly 3 in 4 Voters Support National Quarantine  —  Majority of Democrats, independents and Republicans back pause on nonessential trips  —  People stand in freshly painted circles, six-feet-apart, as they wait in a two-hour line to buy marijuana products …
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 …
 
 
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Madeline Osburn / The Federalist:
Inaccurate Virus Models Are Panicking Officials Into Ill-Advised Lockdowns
CNN:
Trump repeatedly praised China's response to coronavirus in February
Michael Goodwin / New York Post:
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Caroline Kelly / CNN:
Texas and Ohio move to limit abortion as part of coronavirus response
Discussion: Breitbart, Politico and Rewire.News
Emma Bubola / New York Times:
Death of Store Clerk in Italy Highlights Contagion's New Front Line
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
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Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
The coronavirus isn't mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection
Discussion: Redstate, Raw Story and STAT