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11:00 AM ET, March 30, 2020

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Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration  —  President Trump, who at one point called the coronavirus pandemic an “invisible enemy” and said it made him a “wartime President,” has in recent days questioned its seriousness, tweeting, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Biden Goes After ‘Reckless’ Trump Claim That Hospitals Are Using Too Many Face Masks  —  “This is ridiculous and completely false,” the former veep said of the president's claims that medical workers were misusing protective supplies.  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden castigated President Donald Trump …
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CNN:
Fact check: A breakdown of false and misleading statements at Trump's Rose Garden briefing  —  Trump berates reporter for ‘threatening’ question during briefing  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump has made numerous false and misleading statements at the near-daily White House coronavirus briefings.
Discussion: The Week and The Moderate Voice
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, IJR and New York Post
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Media Reaction To Yamiche Alcindor Dustup With Trump Shows Why Their Approval Ratings Are Low
Discussion: YouTube
TODAY.com:
Dr. Deborah Birx predicts up to 200,000 deaths ‘if we do things almost perfectly’  —  Joining TODAY from Washington, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Deborah Birx, says, “We're very worried about every city in the United States” and that …
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality  —  The Debrief: An occasional series offering a reporter's insights  —  For six days straight, President Trump talked about reopening the country quickly.  He wanted people filing into offices again …
Discussion: Politico, Daily Kos and The Hill
Richard Read / Los Angeles Times:
Choir practice turns fatal.  Airborne coronavirus strongly suspected  —  With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal.  —  The virus was already killing people in the Seattle area, about an hour's drive to the south.
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
Trump: I'm Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die  —  Seriously, literally, things that Trump touches are dying, and he's still just making shit up to get him through each day, and then making up different shit the next day.  —  BEAST INSIDE
Discussion: Raw Story
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too  —  The decision by the school's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.  —  LYNCHBURG, Va. …
Dan Diamond / Politico:
FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care  —  The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence.  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration building.  The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued …
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Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Response Sends Cuomo's Popularity Surging  —  Almost nine in 10 New Yorkers approve of the governor's handling of the crisis  —  ALBANY, N.Y.—Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval ratings soared this month as he responded to the surging outbreak of the novel coronavirus, a new poll shows.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Raw Story
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Nick Reisman New York / Spectrum News Central NY:   Siena Poll: New York Voters Give Cuomo Top Marks For Pandemic Handling
CNN:
Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings  —  (CNN)The Justice Department has started to probe a series of stock transactions made by lawmakers ahead of the sharp market downturn stemming from the spread of coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the matter.
CNN:
Trump administration sent protective medical gear to China while he minimized the virus threat to US  —  Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio's daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast.  Follow him @DeanObeidallah.
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Ana Swanson / New York Times:
White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight
Discussion: HuffPost
Politico:
AOC breaks with Bernie on how to lead the left  —  Soon after her upset primary victory against a Democratic Party boss in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez traveled to St. Louis to prove her victory wasn't a one-off by campaigning for Cori Bush, who was similarly taking on a longtime Democratic congressman.
Discussion: National Review
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
GOP Plows Forward on Plans to Kill Obamacare, Pandemic Be Damned  —  Despite the virus hitting their states, attorneys general say they aren't bending on the idea that the Affordable Care Act must go.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  The worsening coronavirus outbreak may be stretching the limits …
Jill Lawrence / USA Today:
Trump's chaotic coronavirus presidency: Historically divisive and, for some, fatal  —  Trump is stoking division even amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Has he misjudged his country?  We'll know for sure in November, but history suggests yes.  —  It has been clear for weeks …
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  For Geoff Frost, the first sign of the coronavirus culture war came last weekend on the golf course.
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
Robert Tracinski / The Bulwark:
The Federalist's Dangerous Coronavirus Trutherism  —  WTF happened?  The publication's reactionary turn and the hollowing out of conservatism.  —  Coronavirus Truthers are now a thing, and I regret to inform you that a publication I used to work for has taken the lead in spinning crazy …
Discussion: PJ Media Home
Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders says he's staying in the presidential race.  Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat.  —  Behind the growing fear among many Democrats that Sen. Bernie Sanders's continued presence in the presidential race could spell doom in November is the belief that they've seen it happen before — in the last campaign.
Discussion: NBC News
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Douglas Schoen / The Hill:   Coronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden
Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Why That ‘Woman In Michigan’ Keeps Drawing Donald Trump's Wrath  —  One governor is listening to public health experts on coronavirus; another isn't.  Guess which one Trump is trashing?  —  ANN ARBOR, Michigan ― Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) is following the advice of public health experts.
Discussion: MLive.com and Detroit Free Press
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic  —  After 9/11 there was much talk of the “death of irony,” along with calls for mandatory national service and widespread support for the idea that it was time to put away childish things.  Then Rudy Giuliani went on …
Alaa Elassar / CNN:
Armed vigilantes blocked a neighbor's driveway with a tree to force him into quarantine  —  (CNN)A Maine man said armed neighbors descended on his home and chopped down a tree to block his road and prevent him from leaving because they believed he may have coronavirus.
Zoltan Simon / Bloomberg:
Orban Takes Sole Command of Hungary With Pandemic Emergency Law  — Parliament gives premier emergency powers indefinitely  — Cabinet rejects accusations of power grab as scaremongering  —  Hungary's parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely …
Financial Times:
Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads |  Free to read  —  The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact  —  The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 719,000 people infected globally.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Chad Livengood / Crain's Detroit Business:
State Rep. Isaac Robinson dies of suspected coronavirus infection  —  State Rep. Isaac Robinson died Sunday morning at Detroit Receiving Hospital from a suspected coronavirus infection, hours after being transported to the hospital for breathing problems, his mother confirmed Sunday night.
 
 
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Richard Bernstein / RealClearInvestigations:
Unpacking China's Viral Propaganda War
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Rich Calder / New York Post:
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Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
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Politico:
From distraction to disaster: How coronavirus crept up on Washington
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Tim Alberta / Politico:
Fear in Bulk  —  Dear Washington,  —  There's an old trick …
Kimberly Kindy / Washington Post:
An explosion of coronavirus cases cripples a federal prison in Louisiana
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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon workers plan strike at Staten Island warehouse to demand coronavirus protections
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 Earlier Items: 
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Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Pompeo's pandemic performance ensures his place among the worst secretaries of state ever
Discussion: American Thinker and Bloomberg
New York Times:
Trump Said He Was the President of Manufacturing. Then Disaster Struck.
MarketWatch:
Trump wants his signature to appear on coronavirus stimulus checks
Mike Baker / New York Times:
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CBS News:
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