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Chad Garland / Stars & Stripes:
‘Captain Crozier!  Captain Crozier!’:  Videos show sailors sending off ousted USS Roosevelt commander with cheers  —  Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.  See other free reports here.  Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here.
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Washington Post:
Navy removes aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about coronavirus response
Discussion: Bloomberg
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Navy fires USS Theodore Roosevelt captain days after he pleaded for help for sailors with coronavirus
Discussion: Steve Gruber
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed  —  Trump's son-in-law has no business running the coronavirus response.  —  Reporting on the White House's herky-jerky coronavirus response, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman has a quotation from Jared Kushner that should make all Americans, and particularly all New Yorkers, dizzy with terror.
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Politico:
'It's a sh— sandwich': Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump  —  TALLAHASSEE — The staggering unemployment exploding on President Donald Trump's watch would worry any incumbent running for reelection, but troubles in Florida are injecting an added dose of fear into a jittery GOP.
Mark Kennedy / Associated Press:
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81  —  Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
The 1,000-Bed Comfort Was Supposed to Aid New York.  It Has 3 Patients.  —  “It's a joke,” said a top hospital executive, whose facilities are packed with coronavirus patients.  —  Such were the expectations for the Navy hospital ship U.S.N.S. Comfort that when it chugged into New York Harbor this week …
New York Times:
Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury  —  It has been about two weeks since the Illinois governor ordered residents to stay at home, but nothing has changed about Adarra Benjamin's responsibilities.  She gets on a bus nearly every morning in Chicago …
Jennifer Ehrlich / Business Wire:
3M Response to Defense Production Act Order  —  ST. PAUL, Minn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—3M issued the following statement in response to the announcements issued by the White House last evening:  —  Over the last several weeks and months, 3M and its employees have gone above and beyond to manufacture …
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USA Today:
Trump hasn't ordered any ventilators from GM, despite saying he was using wartime powers to force production
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
How did covid-19 begin?  Its initial origin story is shaky.  —  The story of how the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, has produced a nasty propaganda battle between the United States and China.  The two sides have traded some of the sharpest charges made between two nations since …
Discussion: Twitchy
Matthew Haag / New York Times:
This Brooklyn Landlord Just Canceled Rent for Hundreds of Tenants  —  Mario Salerno, who has 18 apartment buildings, said he did not want renters to stress about their payment during the coronavirus pandemic.  —  A few days after losing his job in March, Paul Gentile was throwing away trash outside …
Los Angeles Times:
Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses  —  Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China …
Discussion: The Hill and The Week
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Fauci: 'I don't understand' why all states are not under stay-at-home orders  —  As of Friday, 39 states and Washington, D.C., were under stay-at-home orders while 11 states have not issued statewide stay-at-home orders.  —  WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Thursday night …
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
The 11 wildest lines from Donald Trump's utterly childish letter to Chuck Schumer  —  (CNN)On Thursday afternoon — moments before he urged people to take politics out of the coronavirus fight — President Donald Trump sent an absolutely unbelievable letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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David Marcus / The Federalist:
We Cannot Destroy The Country For The Sake Of New York City  —  New York City is being ravaged by the coranavirus, but the rest of the country is being destroyed by a generation of economic collapse.  —  I imagine there are some people who love New York City more than I do, but I do love it.
Washington Post:
Experts and Trump's advisers doubt White House's 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate  —  Inside the White House's effort to create an projected death toll.  —  Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus …
Politico:
Senators clashed over Hunter Biden probe in classified briefing  —  A key Senate committee is vowing to press forward with its investigation targeting former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, despite logistical challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Shannon Bond / NPR:
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  Dennis Johnson fell victim last week to a new form of harassment known as “Zoombombing,” in which intruders hijack video calls and post hate speech and offensive images such as pornography.
Helen Branswell / STAT:
Americans are underestimating how long coronavirus disruptions will last, health experts say  —  Public health experts are increasingly worried that Americans are underestimating how long the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt everyday life in the country, warning that the Trump administration's timelines …
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump taps former Kavanaugh clerk to fill vacancy on powerful D.C. appeals court  —  President Trump is tapping a young district judge and former clerk to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Discussion: The Hill and Law & Crime
Axios:
Mark Meadows considers new White House press secretary  —  White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has privately discussed bringing on Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah or Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany as a new White House press secretary, two sources familiar with the talks tell Axios.
Justin Wolfers / New York Times:
The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent  —  It's almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression.  Here's how we estimated it.  —  The jobless rate today is almost certainly higher than at any point since the Great Depression.
Discussion: Daily Kos
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
New U.S. Chamber - MetLife Poll: One in Four Small Businesses on Brink of Permanent Closure, Half Eyeing Temporary Shutdown  —  Poll reveals provisions in the CARES Act are among those most likely to offer relief to small businesses  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
The Doctor Came to Save Lives.  The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.  —  When an emergency room doctor traveled from New Hampshire to battle the coronavirus in New York, he moved into his brother's building ... but not for long.  —  At the end of seven hours in mask …
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
NYPD's Aggressive Policing Risks Spreading the Coronavirus  —  New York City police officers arrested three people in Brooklyn over the weekend after they allegedly “failed to maintain social distancing,” court documents reviewed by The Intercept show.  The three individuals appear to be among …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Facebook Wanted NSO Spyware to Monitor Users, NSO CEO Claims  —  Facebook representatives approached controversial surveillance vendor NSO Group to try and buy a tool that could help Facebook better monitor a subset of its users, according to an extraordinary court filing from NSO in an ongoing lawsuit.
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: 'I Don't Think There Is an Easy Answer'  —  Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views  —  The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Americans at different times, as infections rise …
Ben Jacobs / GEN:
Your Most Paranoid Pandemic Election Questions, Answered  —  If the 2020 election is canceled, a Vermont senator (no, not that one) could become president  —  he coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life across the United States, forcing more than 297 million people into obeying stay-at-home orders.
ProPublica:
How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.  —  Dire shortages of vital medical equipment …
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Stephanie Ruhle Confronts Rubio for Saying Journalists Are Giddy About Coronavirus: ‘I Need to Understand Why on Earth You Did This’  —  MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle confronted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) over a comment he made earlier in the week in which he claimed that some media figures …
USA Today:
Here's how to safely reopen America when coronavirus pandemic wanes  —  It's important that we assess the threat of the virus region by region and consider reopening in phases or by industry  —  The Problem Solvers Caucus — 50 members of Congress, half Democrats and half Republicans …
Washington Post:
Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis  —  In the three weeks since declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, President Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to cast blame on others.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 5,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work.
The Daily Beast:
The Coronavirus Just Made Joe Biden's Money Problems Even Worse  —  The pandemic has forced Democrats to push back their convention, and that means the nominee will now have to wait longer to tap into general election funds.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  Joe Biden's campaign is already struggling for money.
Juana Summers / NPR:
‘Mike Borrowed My Credibility And Abused It’: Fired Bloomberg Campaign Workers Speak  —  When Amol Jethwani interviewed for a job on Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign in December, the benefits were unlike anything he had heard of for political campaign field workers.
Discussion: Fox News
 
 
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Impeachment Is Not a Valid Excuse for Trump's Slow Coronavirus Response
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Bloomberg:
Georgia Senator Sold Travel Shares Ahead of Trump Flight Ban
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
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Frances D'emilio / Associated Press:
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity
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Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
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USA Today:
U.S. exported millions in masks and ventilators ahead of the coronavirus crisis
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign declares war on Dems over voting rules for November
Discussion: CNN, KTLA and Exponents
NBC News:
Trump administration's lack of a unified coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
Fewer than half of Americans believe their daily routine will return to normal by June …
Discussion: Politico and Daily Kos
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CNN: Fauci advises all states issue stay-at-home orders
Politico:
Inside the National Security Council, a rising sense of dread