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12:25 PM 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
Discussion: CNN, Blue Virginia and Mediaite
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 …
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.
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Ben Kamisar / NBC News:
Governors warn shortages will put their states in ‘dire straits’ as early as this week  —  The Coronavirus Task Force coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, advised states to pursue all options to procure equipment.  —  WASHINGTON — Two governors of states seeing a surge in coronavirus cases sounded …
Discussion: Politico and The Guardian
Eric Bradner / CNN:   ‘That governor is me’: Gretchen Whitmer takes on Trump as coronavirus cases rise in Michigan
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 …
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
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 …
Nicky Robertson / CNN:
Fauci says Trump agreed not to invoke a strict quarantine after intensive White House discussions  —  (CNN)Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that President Donald Trump decided not to impose a strict quarantine on parts of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut after officials had …
Discussion: Vox and VICE
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David Cohen / Politico:   Pelosi: ‘As the president fiddles, people are dying’
Chandelis Duster / CNN:   Pelosi on Trump's coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
‘Hard to know’ if imperfect stimulus bill will help everybody: Larry Kudlow  —  He faces criticism after claiming last month new coronavirus was “contained.”  —  National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow touted President Donald Trump's signing of “the biggest assistance package in history” …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Fauci says coronavirus deaths in US could top 100,000  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's foremost infection disease expert says the United States could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN's …
Discussion: HuffPost, NBC News and The Hill
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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
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 …
Discussion: California Governor and The Hill
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Jon Passantino / CNN:
NRA sues California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials over gun store closures
Discussion: The Hill and The Gateway Pundit
WBNS-TV:
DeWine ‘stunned’ FDA limiting Ohio company's mask-sterilization technology  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted say they are disappointed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to limit the use of an Ohio company's new technology to sterilize much-needed surgical masks.
Axios:
Inside the start of the great virus airlift  —  A plane from Shanghai arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Sunday morning carrying an extraordinary load: 12 million gloves, 130,000 N-95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers.
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.
Kelly Mena / CNN:
Cuomo on possible New York quarantine: 'I don't think it's legal' and it would be a ‘federal declaration of war’  —  Washington, DC (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday in an interview with CNN that he didn't believe a possible New York quarantine was legal and that it would be a …
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CNN:
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
 
 
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Washington Post:
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Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn't Working: Poll
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Associated Press:
Stimulus billions can't buy hospitals out of shortage crisis
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Coronavirus cripples voter registration efforts. Millions could be denied.
Discussion: MSNBC
New York Times:
The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here's How.
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 …
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Anya van Wagtendonk / Vox:
Trump says he won't comply with key transparency measures in the coronavirus stimulus bill
Discussion: HuffPost
Tim Prudente / Baltimore Sun:
Coronavirus outbreak infects 66 at Carroll County nursing home, Maryland governor says
Hyung-jin Kim / Associated Press:
North Korea fires missiles into sea, criticized by South
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