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Politico:   Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Source close to coronavirus task force: Despite what White House is saying, tougher measures …
Discussion: Raw Story and HuffPost
Libby Cathey / ABC News:
How Trump has contradicted himself, in his own words, on the coronavirus crisis
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Anthony Fauci's security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response receives threats  —  Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's top infectious-diseases expert and the face of the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, is facing growing threats to his personal safety …
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Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Fauci given security detail after receiving threats
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
OANN threatened with removal from White House press room after correspondent Chanel Rion makes unauthorized appearances  —  This time, it was a fairly routine question that Chanel Rion, a correspondent for One America News Network, posed to President Trump during Tuesday's White House press briefing …
Discussion: Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Trump Literally Laughed at How He Can Game the Press With His ‘New Tone’  —  The president is acutely aware that if he acts in somber fashion, the media will quickly notice and praise him for it.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  As evening fell on Tuesday, Donald Trump did what he's done virtually every …
Discussion: Raw Story
Bloomberg:
China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says  — Report submitted to White House on China's under-count  — U.S. has publicly reported more than twice as many cases  —  China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country …
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Bloomberg:
Many New York Coronavirus Patients Are Young, Surprising Doctors  —  Older patients remain most at risk, but hospitals are being hit with more and more younger cases  —  Younger adults in New York City are being hospitalized with Covid-19 infections at surprisingly high rates …
Discussion: NYC.gov
Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Florida covid-19 cases surge to nearly 7,000 as Ron DeSantis resists statewide restrictions  —  “Longtime University of Miami healthcare employee dies from coronavirus.”  —  “Second man dies from coronavirus after attending Winter Party in Miami Beach.”  —  “Coronavirus cases …
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Mary Ellen Klas / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues statewide stay-at-home order
Discussion: NBC News, IJR and The Hill
New York Times:   Florida Governor, at Long Last, Orders Residents to Stay Home to Avoid Coronavirus
Axios:
Scoop: Netanyahu shared fake video as proof of Iranian virus cover-up  —  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared with his cabinet a video he claimed was evidence of Iran concealing coronavirus deaths by dropping bodies in garbage dumps, two cabinet ministers tell me.
Discussion: The Week
New York Times:
A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work  —  While President Trump has assured states that thousands of ventilators remain at the ready, thousands more are in storage, unmaintained, broken or otherwise unusable.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly assured Americans …
Discussion: Raw Story
Pew Research Center:
Cable TV and COVID-19: How Americans perceive the outbreak and view media coverage differ by main news source  —  Coverage of COVID-19 has dominated the news and resulted in skyrocketing ratings for the nation's cable news networks.  And according to a survey conducted March 10-16, 2020 …
Discussion: Washington Post and Mother Jones
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Fox News has succeeded — in misinforming millions of Americans
Discussion: Raw Story
Heather Long / Washington Post:
The list of who won't get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups  —  Americans on Social Security now have to file a ‘simple’ tax return to receive a stimulus check.  Most high school seniors and college students won't get any money at all.
Doug Maccash / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz piano legend hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, dies  —  Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of one of New Orleans' great musical families has died.  —  The 85-year-old jazz piano legend was hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy's Hospital Ship Mercy  —  LOS ANGELES - A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles was arrested this morning on federal charges for allegedly running a locomotive at full speed off the end of rail tracks near the USNS Mercy.
Washington Post:
Secret Service signs contract this week to rent golf carts in town of Trump club  —  The Secret Service this week signed a $45,000 contract to rent a fleet of golf carts in Northern Virginia, saying it needed them quickly to protect a “dignitary” in the town of Sterling …
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
More than 4,000 coronavirus cases in Washington region, with peak still weeks away  —  The number of novel coronavirus cases in the Washington region climbed past 4,000 Wednesday, as officials in Virginia projected that the peak of the covid-19 crisis is still at least several weeks away.
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Politico:   D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country
CBS News:
Party leaders agree with Joe Biden - the Democratic National Convention cannot proceed as originally planned  —  Democratic Party leaders across the country are calling on party bosses to curtail, postpone or dramatically rethink the party's national convention scheduled for July in Milwaukee …
Discussion: WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Cuomo Is a Media Hero in the Pandemic.  De Blasio Is a Scapegoat.  —  The mayor of New York, who is often disdainful of the media, has become an irresistible punching bag.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York called me this morning a little out of breath, feet pounding in the background, on his daily walk in Prospect Park.
Discussion: CNN, Townhall, New York Post and The Week
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Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Exclusive: The Military Knew Years Ago That a Coronavirus Was Coming  —  The Pentagon warned the White House about a shortage of ventilators, face masks and hospital beds in 2017—but the Trump administration did nothing.  —  Despite President Trump's repeated assertions that the COVID-19 epidemic was …
Discussion: Law & Crime and New Republic
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Pelosi should ‘stand down’ on passing another rescue bill in House, McConnell says  —  One week after the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill aimed at limiting the financial trauma from the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) …
Discussion: The Hill, Bloomberg and CBS News
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Channel's Top Advertisers Silent Over Its Coronavirus Coverage  —  Board members have also kept mum even as some staffers at the network have expressed their disappointment: “Everyone's dumping all over Fox anchors, and rightly so, for not taking this seriously.”
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Republicans: ‘Nobody Expected’ the Coronavirus Pandemic.  So Joe Biden Is Nobody?  —  President Trump, having stopped dismissing the threat of the coronavirus and calling criticism of his laggard response “their new hoax,” has begun insisting everybody was shocked.  “It's something that nobody expected,” he has said.
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say  —  The government's emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other medical supplies is running low and is nearly exhausted due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving the Trump administration and the states …
Denise Grady / New York Times:
Malaria Drug Helps Virus Patients Improve, in Small Study  —  A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.  —  The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helped to speed the recovery of a small number …
Discussion: medRxiv and The Daily Caller
San Francisco Chronicle:
Coronavirus live updates: 127 health care workers in California infected  —  To keep our community informed of the most urgent coronavirus news, The San Francisco Chronicle's critical updates are free to read.  Ongoing coverage is available to subscribers.  Subscribe now for full access and to support our work.
Discussion: HuffPost
Harlan M. Krumholz / New York Times:
If You Have Coronavirus Symptoms, Assume You Have the Illness, Even if You Test Negative  —  Just because a coronavirus test says you don't have the virus doesn't mean you aren't infected — or infectious.  —  You had some exposures that may put you at risk for coronavirus.
Discussion: ABC News and Kaiser Health News
Katie Shepherd / Washington Post:
28 University of Texas spring breakers who flouted public health advice test positive for coronavirus  —  As stores and offices closed throughout March, many people watched with anger as thousands of college students poured into tropical locales, crowding beaches and bars to party during their regularly scheduled spring breaks.
Bloomberg:
Pentagon Seeking 100,000 Body Bags for Civilians in Crisis  — FEMA request sent to Pentagon as civilian casualties mount  — White House has warned as many as 200,000 Americans could die  —  The Pentagon is seeking to provide as many as 100,000 military-style body bags …
Discussion: The Hill
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
Fresh From White House, MyPillow Guy Retweets Post Connecting Company to QAnon  —  QAnon social media personalities who claim to have insights into covert government operations because they've read riddles on anonymous imageboards​ have put forward new proof that their bizarre conspiracy theories are true.
Discussion: KAAL-TV, Raw Story and Twitchy
 
 
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Charles Franklin / Marquette University Law School:
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