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10:00 PM ET, March 27, 2020

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Chad Livengood / Crain's Detroit Business:
Whitmer: Feds told vendors not to send medical supplies to Michigan  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggested Friday that a growing rift with the White House is affecting shipments of medical supplies to Michigan amid exponential growth in confirmed coronavirus cases.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and HuffPost
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The Daily Beast:
Trump Says He's Doing a Hell of a Job Getting Medical Supplies.  Reality Says Otherwise.  —  The president tweeted Friday morning that he was embracing authority to force companies to ramp up supply chains.  Except, it's not clear he's doing so.  —  After weeks of resisting pleas …
CNBC:
Trump orders General Motors to make ventilators under Defense Production Act  — President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to make ventilators under the Defense Production Act.  — The Korean War-era statute can force certain American companies to produce materials …
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump ties coronavirus decisions to personal grievances
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and NBC News
Brad Reed / Raw Story:   Michigan governor says vendors ‘being told not to send stuff’ to her state — after Trump bashed her
Associated Press:
Trump, rejecting blame, warns governors to be ‘appreciative’
Discussion: The Hill and Michigan Advance
Kelly Mena / CNN:
Michigan governor says shipments of medical supplies ‘canceled’ or ‘delayed’ and sent to federal government
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Fox Business Ditches Trish Regan After Coronavirus ‘Impeachment Scam’ Rant  —  The Fox Business host was officially let go on Friday more than two weeks after she ranted against the “coronavirus impeachment scam.”  —  Fox Business Network announced on Friday that it has officially “parted ways” …
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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:   Fox Business Parts Ways With Host Trish Regan, Who Said Coronavirus Was ‘Attempt to Impeach’ Trump
Washington Post:
Coronavirus modelers factor in new public health risk: Accusations their work is a hoax  —  In the one month since the first U.S. coronavirus death, America has become a country of uncertainty.  —  New cases of infection and casualties continue multiplying.
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
The Coronavirus Isn't Just A Blue State Problem  —  Washington state was the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.  And New York is now the hardest-hit part of the country so far, with hospitalizations increasing at rapid rates — more than 37,000 people …
Discussion: Washington Post
Anna North / Vox:
A sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy  —  Joe Biden delivers remarks about the coronavirus outbreak on March 12, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images  —  A woman says Biden assaulted her in 1993.  Now #TimesUpBiden is trending.
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Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance  —  A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn't have health insurance …
Discussion: HuffPost, NPR, Vox, CBS Los Angeles and The Root
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Chris Riotta / The Independent:
Coronavirus: Teenage boy whose death was linked to COVID-19 turned away from urgent care for not having insurance
Discussion: Raw Story
Arek Sarkissian / Politico:
Coronavirus spreading in The Villages  —  TALLAHASSEE — At least five residents from The Villages have contracted the coronavirus through community spread or close contact with someone else who had the virus, according to the Florida Department of Health in Sumter County.
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
Some U.S. Cities Could Have Coronavirus Outbreaks Worse Than Wuhan's  —  If the rate of growth in coronavirus cases continues, the New York City metropolitan area will suffer a more severe outbreak than those experienced in Wuhan, China, or the Lombardy region of Italy.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Instacart's Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike  —  Update: This story has been updated to include a comment from Instacart.  —  Instacart shoppers are planning a nationwide mass revolt over the grocery delivery app's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
New York Times:
‘White-Collar Quarantine’ Over Virus Spotlights Class Divide  —  Child care options, internet access and extra living space leave a gulf between rich and poor in coping with disruptions to school and work.  —  For about $80,000, an individual can purchase a six-month plan with Private Health Management …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden leads Trump, wins high marks for female VP pledge  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden bests President Donald Trump by nine points in a 2020 ballot test, in the first Fox News Poll since Biden became the de facto Democratic nominee.  —  In a head-to-head presidential matchup …
Emily Feng / NPR:
Mystery In Wuhan: Recovered Coronavirus Patients Test Negative ... Then Positive  —  A spate of mysterious second-time infections is calling into question the accuracy of COVID-19 diagnostic tools even as China prepares to lift quarantine measures to allow residents to leave the epicenter of its outbreak next month.
Discussion: Inter Press Service
Bloomberg:
Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge  — Cars stopped, homes to be checked to enforce quarantines  — Officers halt cars on the interstate to start the crackdown  —  Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday.
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Trump chips away at Congress' role in coronavirus relief oversight  —  The $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill establishes a “special inspector general” to review and investigate loan decisions made by the treasury secretary.  —  President Donald Trump.  Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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David Freedlander / New York Magazine:
When New York Needed Him Most, Bill de Blasio Had His Worst Week As Mayor  —  “For the vast majority of New Yorkers, life is going on pretty normally right now,” Bill de Blasio said on Morning Joe March 10, as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped 1,000.  “We want to encourage that.”
Discussion: New Republic and Eschaton
Leslie Josephs / CNBC:
United Airlines warns aid isn't enough to avoid workforce cuts  — United said it will not furlough or cut the pay of its U.S. workers through Sept. 30, as outlined in a government aid package.  — A bill allows U.S. airlines to access $25 billion in aid so they continue paying workers through that date.
New York Times:
Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander  —  A secret Pentagon directive orders planning to try to destroy a militia group backed by Iran, but America's top general in Iraq cautions of the risks.  —  WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders …
Jordan Libowitz / CREW:
Kushner's Shadow Task Force Appears to Violate Multiple Laws  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Washington—Jared Kushner's shadow coronavirus task force appears to be violating both the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by using private email accounts …
Politico:
Trump's push for risky malaria drugs disrupts coronavirus response  —  President Donald Trump's all-out push to advance unproven coronavirus treatments is deepening a divide between the White House and career health officials, who are being pulled away from other potential projects to address …
Discussion: VICE and vdh.virginia.gov
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Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:
Alabama Gov. Refuses To Issue Shelter In Place Order: ‘We Are Not California’  —  Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said during a new conference on Thursday that she would not issue a shelter in place order that 21 other states have enacted to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
Discussion: The Root
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Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Alabama governor won't issue stay-at-home order because ‘we are not California.’ By population, it's worse.
New York Times:
We're Sharing Coronavirus Case Data for Every U.S. County  —  As the coronavirus has spread across the United States, killing hundreds of people and sickening tens of thousands more, comprehensive data on the extent of the outbreak has been difficult to come by.
Congressman Mike Kelly:
Representative Kelly Tests Positive for COVID-19  —  Washington, D.C. - Earlier, this week, U.S. Representative Mike Kelly began experiencing flu-like symptoms and consulted his doctor, who ordered a test for COVID-19.  His test came back positive this afternoon.
Jeremy Egner / New York Times:
I Am Hospitalized With the Coronavirus  —  As a generally healthy 45-year-old, I didn't seem like a probable Covid-19 candidate.  —  On March 12 I got a fever that didn't go away.  —  It hovered around 101 or 102 degrees for the next week, accompanied by severe fatigue and body aches.
Washington Post:
Trump promised scores of big-box retailers would offer parking lots for covid-19 testing.  There are only five of them.  —  Two weeks ago, President Trump promised a network of drive-through covid-19 testing sites across the country where people could be tested “very safely, quickly and conveniently.”
Katherine Stewart / New York Times:
The Religious Right's Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response  —  Trump's response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.  —  Ms. Stewart is the author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism.”
Politico:
Republican fundraiser looks to cash in on coronavirus  —  A longtime Republican fundraiser sent an email to his clients on Thursday abruptly announcing that he would no longer be working for them.  —  The reason: He saw an opportunity to capitalize on the coronavirus response.
Discussion: Raw Story
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Trump Chooses Disaster as His Re-Election Strategy  —  It's a massive bet that political polarization is a more powerful force than the virus's body count.  —  Mr. Warzel is an Opinion writer at large.  —  Donald Trump's re-election strategy had two potential paths this week.
 
 
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White House advisers push Trump to avoid more date-specific timelines
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
‘Dreamers’ Tell Supreme Court Ending DACA During Pandemic Would Be ‘Catastrophic’
Discussion: Daily Kos
Wall Street Journal:
House Lawmakers Race to Washington to Ensure Coronavirus Stimulus Passes
David Marchese / New York Times:
David Chang isn't sure the restaurant industry will survive Covid-19.
Washington Post:
Global evacuation crisis tests the State Department — and the patience of Congress
Zach Carter / HuffPost:
Coronavirus Is A Defining Test And American Government Is Failing It
Discussion: CNN, New York Times and Mediaite
 Earlier Items: 
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
The House Democrats' Coronavirus Extortion Gambit Backfires
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Daily Signal
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Four factors will determine Trump's fate
Discussion: CBC News and NPR
Jason Grant / New York Law Journal:
‘Mild Improvements’ for David Lat, but Prognosis Still Uncertain
Andrew Sullivan / New York Magazine:
America Is Trapped in Trump's Blind Spot
Greenville News:
Greenville to ‘re-evaluate’ proposed COVID-19 stay-at-home order in light of SC AG opinion
Nesrine Malik / The Guardian:
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