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11:50 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
Discussion: CNN, Blue Virginia and Mediaite
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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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
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 …
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
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 …
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’
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.
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 …
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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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.
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
Suzanne Smalley / Yahoo News:   Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February
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 …
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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
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.
Associated Press:
Stimulus billions can't buy hospitals out of shortage crisis  —  The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks.
New York Times:
The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections.  Here's How.  —  Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician.  —  From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 elections.
 
 
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Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn't Working: Poll
Discussion: Ipsos
Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Coronavirus cripples voter registration efforts. Millions could be denied.
Discussion: MSNBC
Associated Press:
The Latest: Fauci warns U.S. could see some 100,000 deaths
Discussion: WGN-TV
Ezekiel J. Emanuel / New York Times:
We Can Safely Restart the Economy in June. Here's How.
Discussion: Althouse
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: Bloomberg and Michigan Advance
 Earlier Items: 
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
AMI Tabloids, Including National Enquirer, ‘on a Ventilator’ After Pecker Enforces Brutal Staff Pay Cut
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
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
More than 700 New Jersey police officers test positive for the coronavirus
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