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9:30 PM ET, April 1, 2020

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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
“The Campaign Panicked”: Inside Trump's Decision to Back Off of His Easter Coronavirus Miracle  —  An impulsive promise ("His view was: I need to show people there's a light at the end of the tunnel") led to Fauci pushback.  Poll numbers—and a friend in a coma—pushed Trump to reverse course.
Eli Stokols / Los Angeles Times:
Fox isn't enough: Amid coronavirus crisis, Trump leans on a new media friend  —  President Trump has made contentious exchanges with reporters a feature of his daily coronavirus briefings, often using personal invective to bulldoze past questions about shortfalls with masks, ventilators and testing and his own past statements.
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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
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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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
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
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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Gregg Re / Fox News:
Trump announces enhanced narcotic operations amid coronavirus, deploys destroyers and Air Force assets
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.
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: Mother Jones and Washington Post
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Fox News has succeeded — in misinforming millions of Americans
Discussion: Raw Story
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
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.
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, CBS News and NBC News
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:
New York State Lawmakers Reach Tentative Budget Agreement  —  Gov. Cuomo says falling revenue complicated the process  —  New York state lawmakers reached a tentative state budget agreement that reduces operating spending by roughly $10 billion, an adjustment caused by the economic toll of the state's novel coronavirus crisis.
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.
Washington Post:
Amid virus outbreak, Secret Service signed contract to rent golf carts at home 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 …
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: New Republic and Law & Crime
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
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
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.”
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
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.
The City:
‘ESSENTIAL’ LAUNDROMATS UNDER STRAIN AS CITY'S WASH CULTURE SHIFTS  —  Need to know more about coronavirus in New York?  Sign up for our daily morning newsletter.  —  Laundromats in New York have been deemed essential businesses by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, allowing them to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Politico:
D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country  —  Imagine New York City now, except with hundreds of thousands of federal workers tasked with running the nation's response to coronavirus living there.  —  That's where government officials and health experts across the Washington …
Joshua Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
The Soccer Match that Kicked Off Italy's Coronavirus Disaster  —  Decision to hold Atalanta-Valencia Champions League match in February accelerated spread of pandemic  —  On the afternoon of Feb. 19, Andrea Pontiggia was heading from Bergamo, Italy, to the biggest soccer match of his life—along with 40,000 of his closest friends.
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
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
How COVID-19 Will Hit India  —  Last week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a three-week lockdown of the country, telling citizens that they were not to leave their homes, because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The scope of this order is hard to comprehend: India is a country …
Charles Franklin / Marquette University Law School:
New Marquette Law School Poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact  —  MILWAUKEE - A new Marquette Law School poll of Wisconsin registered voters finds strong support for government actions to control the coronavirus pandemic …
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Politico:
Trump considering some domestic air travel restrictions  —  President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's “certainly looking at” potentially restricting air travel between some U.S. cities, especially those with significant numbers of coronavirus cases, but conceded that would create yet more pain for the already-hobbled airline sector.
Discussion: Associated Press
Rich Lowry / Politico:
We Are All Restrictionists Now  —  When President Donald Trump announced a restriction on travel from Europe in a mid-March Oval Office address, European Union officials erupted in outrage.  —  The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, issued a joint statement …
Dr. Robert M. Wachter / USA Today:
San Francisco is beating the coronavirus odds — so far.  What can other places learn?  —  Our leaders acted early.  But if we get complacent, resume normal life too soon and don't aggressively test and quarantine, we risk future tragedies.  —  Like a wildfire spraying hot embers …
Discussion: Daily Kos and New York Times
 
 
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Bloomberg:
Boeing Max Return at Risk in Major Work-From-Home Challenge
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Wall Street titans lobby for a cut of small business bailout
Discussion: One America News Network and NVCA
Chun Han Wong / Wall Street Journal:
A Wuhan Writer Takes On China's Communist Machine and Becomes an Online Star
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
BREAKING: Georgia governor to order shelter in place to curb coronavirus
Discussion: Miami Herald and The Daily Caller
Reuters:
CORRECTED-U.S. lawmaker seeks inquiry into disappearance of Chinese journalists
Seth Barron / City Journal:
Preparing for the Wrong Emergency
Discussion: New York Post
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Nocera / Bloomberg:
Twitter Is Making the Coronavirus World a Better Place
The Clarion Ledger:
Mississippi coronavirus: Gov. Tate Reeves orders a statewide shelter-in-place
Discussion: Mississippi Today and The Hill
David Mikkelson / Snopes.com:
Did the Trump Administration Send 18 Tons of PPE to China in Early 2020?
Discussion: The Mahablog
Associated Press:
AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response
Nolan Finley / Detroit News:
I believe Tara Reade
Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: Trump's coronavirus bounce fizzles
John F. Harris / Politico:
Trump's Breakdown  —  Before Herbert Hoover earned a reputation …
Discussion: Press Watch and Raw Story