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Teri Weaver / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Cuomo's coronavirus fight: 87% of New Yorkers approve, poll shows  —  Syracuse, N.Y. — Nearly 9 in 10 New Yorkers approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to fight the coronavirus, a Siena College poll out this morning shows.  —  The governor's strategy to stop COVID-19's spread has closed thousands …
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Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Trump says of N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: 'I wouldn't mind running against Andrew'  —  Cuomo is not running for president, and the race for the Democratic nomination is down to just two candidates: Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday …
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders says he's staying in the presidential race.  Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat.
Discussion: The Hill, NBC News and Mediaite
ABC News:
The Note: Biden battles perceptions as campaign's pause stirs concerns
Discussion: Fox News and Redstate
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.”
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.
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
Christopher Rowland / Washington Post:
FDA authorizes widespread use of unproven drugs to treat coronavirus, saying possible benefit outweighs risk  —  Millions of doses of the anti-malarial drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine will be distributed to hospitals across the country to try to slow the disease in seriously ill patients.
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Robert Zaretsky / Slate:   The Trumpian French Doctor Behind the Chloroquine Hype
Dan Diamond / Politico:
FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care
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 …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker's stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S.  —  The Justice Department is investigating stock trades made by at least one member of Congress as the U.S. braced for the pandemic threat of coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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CNN:
Exclusive: Justice Department reviews stock trades by lawmakers after coronavirus briefings
New York Times:
Jobs Aren't Being Destroyed This Fast Elsewhere.  Why Is That?  —  It's not too late to start protecting jobs or to make medical care for Covid-19 free.  —  The authors are economists at the University of California, Berkeley.  —  The coronavirus pandemic is laying bare structural deficiencies in America's social programs.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mollie Hemingway / The Federalist:
Media Reaction To Yamiche Alcindor Dustup With Trump Shows Why Their Approval Ratings Are Low  —  Her peers rushed to defend her, but Alcindor has a track record of partisan commentary and unnecessarily hostile and silly questions.  —  The ongoing dysfunctional codependent relationship between …
Discussion: YouTube
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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 …
Joe Biden for President:
Here's The Deal  —  On “Here's The Deal,” former Vice President Joe Biden provides a voice of clarity during uncertain times.  Each episode will feature in-depth conversations about pressing issues with some of the nation's top experts — paired with the heart, compassion, and wisdom only Joe can deliver.
Discussion: CNBC, POLITICUSUSA, Althouse and Politico
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Marianna Sotomayor / NBC News:
Biden debuts podcast in his virtual campaign for president
Discussion: Fox News and The Week
James Poniewozik / New York Times:
President Trump's Prime-Time Pandemic  —  The coronavirus briefings have given Donald Trump a regularly scheduled reality show again — or, rather, a create-your-own-reality show.  —  “I've gotten to like this room,” President Trump said March 23 in the White House briefing room.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump's 'Don't Blame Me' Message Is Going to Wear Terribly  —  Over the last 24 hours, President Trump has aggressively widened the circle of people or countries that are making it impossible for Donald Trump to handle the coronavirus.  In a Thursday night interview with Sean Hannity …
Discussion: CNN
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 and The Week
Zoltan Simon / Bloomberg:
Orban Takes Sole Command of Hungary With Emergency Law  — Parliament hands PM extra powers indefinitely to fight virus  — Cabinet rejects accusations of power grab as scaremongering  —  Hungary's parliament handed Prime Minister Viktor Orban the right to rule by decree indefinitely …
Discussion: The Week
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The Guardian:   Hungary passes law that will let Orbán rule by decree
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
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 …
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Naaman Zhou / The Guardian:
Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device  —  Australian Dr Daniel Reardon ended up in hospital after inserting magnets in his nostrils while building a necklace that warns you when you touch your face  —  An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted …
Discussion: Gizmodo and New York Post
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 …
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
What Happens in November if One Side Doesn't Accept the Election Results?  —  The November 2020 presidential election won't be run perfectly—we have never had a perfect election conducted in this country or elsewhere—but the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic add special stress …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Workers Facing the Coronavirus: 'We're Up Here Risking Our Life for Chicken'  —  Workers around the country are walking off the job to protest a lack of protective equipment, safety measures, even soap.  —  Mr. Greenhouse writes about labor.  —  Millions of white-collar workers are telecommuting …
Discussion: NPR, Slate, USA Today and Raw Story
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 …
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Pompeo's pandemic performance ensures his place among the worst secretaries of state ever  —  Let's recall how the U.S. secretary of state has historically behaved at a time of grave international crisis: circling the globe (at least telephonically); formulating a coherent multilateral response …
Discussion: American Thinker and Bloomberg
Aaron Lorenzo / Politico:
IRS orders office evacuation, affecting most agency employees  —  The IRS issued a nearly blanket evacuation order to its workforce beginning today, the latest in a series of steps to shrink the number of on-site employees due to the coronavirus pandemic.  —  An agency-wide email …
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines  —  The pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City's medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals.  —  A supervisor urged surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center …
 
 
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Ben Cohen / Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Fauci Was a Basketball Captain. Now He's America's Point Guard.
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Jessie Yeung / CNN:
A police officer is wearing a coronavirus helmet to warn people to stay inside during India's lockdown
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
No one will win the U.S. and China's coronavirus contest
Discussion: The Atlantic and CNN
Samantha J. Gross / Miami Herald:
DeSantis' executive order to urge Southeast Floridians to stay home through ‘mid-May’
Discussion: The Hill
Morgan Chalfant / The Hill:
Trump calls Pelosi a ‘sick puppy’ over coronavirus criticism
Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Super PAC stakes out Democrats' Senate strategy with $70 million ad plan
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 Earlier Items: 
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Jonathan Cohn / HuffPost:
Why That ‘Woman In Michigan’ Keeps Drawing Donald Trump's Wrath
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Fear in Bulk  —  Dear Washington,  —  There's an old trick …
Discussion: Raw Story
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic
Financial Times:
Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads | Free to read
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too