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11:10 AM ET, March 29, 2020

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Washington Post:
Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House  —  President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are in a tightly competitive race for the White House in the November general election, with the president gaining ground on his likely challenger over the past month …
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump camp targets Obama's Ebola czar  —  Joe Biden has had limited success with his live-from-Wilmington coronavirus briefings.  His longtime adviser, Ron Klain, is a different story.  —  The nation's former Ebola czar recently cut a video for the Biden campaign making an animated case …
Discussion: Raw Story, The Guardian and Power Line
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce  —  Three polls released over the last week show Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump among voters nationwide, despite the uptick in Trump's approval rating as his administration confronts the coronavirus outbreak engulfing the U.S.
Discussion: CNN, Blue Virginia and Mediaite
Sofi Sinozich / ABC News:
Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Mitch Albom / Detroit Free Press:
Hey, President Trump: Her name is Gretchen Whitmer  —  First of all, she has a name.  Gretchen Whitmer.  She is not “the woman” or “all she does is sit there” or “you know who I'm talking about” — all phrases President Donald Trump has used besides saying the actual name of the person Michigan voters elected to govern us.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
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Eric Bradner / CNN:
‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan  —  Trump admits telling Pence not to call governors  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has lashed out at several Democratic governors who are responding to the coronavirus crisis …
Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Governors warn shortages will put their states in ‘dire straits’ as early as this week
Discussion: Politico
David Smiley / Miami Herald:
Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference  —  A reporter for the state capital bureau operated jointly by two of Florida's largest newspapers was denied access Saturday to a press conference by Gov. Ron DeSantis detailing the state's latest efforts …
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Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   BUSTED: Florida's GOP governor illegally denied Miami Herald access to coronavirus briefing
New York Times:
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators.  The Mission Failed.  —  As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America's acute shortage.  —  Thirteen years ago, a group of U.S. public health officials came up with a plan to address what they regarded …
Washington Post:
Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile  —  On Feb. 5, with fewer than a dozen confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States but tens of thousands around the globe, a shouting match broke out in the White House Situation Room between Health …
Kathleen McGrory / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida coronavirus cases are growing fast.  Here's what that means.  —  Experts say the epidemic in Florida is already past the point of easy containment. … •  •  •  —  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida is doubling every three days …
Adia Robinson / ABC News:
La. governor warns state's health care system could be overwhelmed by early April  —  The La. governor talks about how coronavirus cases are expected to surge there.  —  Gov. John Bel Edwards said cases of novel coronavirus are expected to surge in Louisiana and overwhelm hospitals.
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CNN:
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump considering ‘enforceable quarantine’ for N.Y., N. J. and parts of Connecticut
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
N.Y.C.'s 911 System Is Overwhelmed.  'I'm Terrified,' a Paramedic Says.  —  With coronavirus cases mounting, emergency workers are making life-or-death decisions about who goes to a hospital, and who is left behind.  —  The first of many calls that night involved a 24-year-old man who had a fever …
American Enterprise Institute - AEI:
National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening  — This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  It outlines specific directions for adapting our public-health approach away from sweeping mitigation strategies as we limit …
Discussion: National Review
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘Anything good I could say about this would be a lie.’ … She's dead, and I'm quarantined.  That's how the story ends.  I keep going back over it in loops, trying to find a way to sweeten it, but nothing changes the facts.  I wasn't there with her at the end.  I didn't get to say goodbye.
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Pelosi on Trump's coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’  —  Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying “his denial at the beginning was deadly” and that as he “fiddles, people are dying.”
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David Cohen / Politico:   Pelosi: ‘As the president fiddles, people are dying’
DW.COM:
German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead  —  Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden.  He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany's financial center Frankfurt lies.
David Lat:
I don't want to be presumptuous, since my condition is stable but still serious.  I require 24/7 oxygen, I need a nurse's help for even the simplest tasks, and I only just now progressed to solid foods.  So I'm not out of the proverbial woods yet.  A number of patients released from the hospital …
Politico:
Inside the White House during ‘15 Days to Slow the Spread’  —  An eerie quiet crept over the White House.  —  Desks were empty.  Office lights were turned off.  Many staffers had been told to work from home.  The bustling Navy Mess was closed, and the usual stream of visitors rushing …
Discussion: Raw Story
National Geographic:
How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic  —  Social distancing isn't a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic.  Here's how it worked.
Byron Tau / Wall Street Journal:
WSJ News Exclusive |  Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic  —  Government officials across the U.S. are using location data from millions of cellphones in a bid to better understand the movements of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and how they may be affecting the spread of the disease.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
AMI Tabloids, Including National Enquirer, ‘on a Ventilator’ After Pecker Enforces Brutal Staff Pay Cut  —  David Pecker sent a memo to staff on Saturday, claiming coronavirus was the reason for slashing their pay by 23 percent.  —  Supermarket tabloid king and longtime Donald Trump acolyte David Pecker …
Taryn Luna / Los Angeles Times:
Coronavirus patients in California's ICU beds double overnight  —  The number of coronavirus patients in California's intensive care unit beds doubled overnight, rising from 200 on Friday to 410 on Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.  —  The number of hospitalized patients testing positive …
Suzanne Smalley / Yahoo News:
Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made on Feb. 5 during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus.
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Elie Levine / WBUR:
Secretary Of Interior Orders Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation ‘Disestablished,’ Tribe Says  —  The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that their reservation will be “disestablished” and their land taken out of trust, per an order from the Secretary …
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Ezekiel J. Emanuel / New York Times:
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Washington Post:
Live updates: Pence to bring recommendations to Trump on when to reopen the U.S. economy …
Discussion: Scroll.in
Washington Post:
After $25 million stimulus, stunned NSO players receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center
Associated Press:
‘Off the charts’: Virus hot spots grow in middle America
Discussion: Michigan Advance
Anya van Wagtendonk / Vox:
Trump says he won't comply with key transparency measures in the coronavirus stimulus bill
Discussion: HuffPost and Raw Story
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Infant dies after testing positive for coronavirus in Chicago
Discussion: LiveScience and The Independent
Tim Prudente / Baltimore Sun:
Coronavirus outbreak infects 66 at Carroll County nursing home, Maryland governor says
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Hyung-jin Kim / Associated Press:
North Korea fires missiles into sea, criticized by South
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
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Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72
Discussion: Vox and Washington Post
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Jared Kushner is demanding his tenants keep paying rent — while asking for leniency from his creditors: WaPo reporter
Discussion: New York Daily News
New York Times:
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox