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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The Trump administration just changed its description of the national stockpile to jibe with Jared Kushner's controversial claim  —  The Trump administration on Friday changed the description of the Strategic National Stockpile on a government website after journalists noted that it contradicted …
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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.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Strategic National Stockpile description altered online after Kushner's remarks  —  The official government webpage for the Strategic National Stockpile was altered Friday to seemingly reflect a controversial description of the emergency repository that White House adviser Jared Kushner offered at a news conference Thursday evening.
Jeet Heer / The Nation:
Trump Helps Big Business Profiteer Off Our Misery
Discussion: IJR, Mediaite and The Week
Kim Chandler / Associated Press:
County Received 5,000 Rotted Masks From National Stockpile
Discussion: The Hill
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.
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Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
Florida GOP Realizes Deliberately Impoverishing the Unemployed Has Downsides
Discussion: Discourse.net and Raw Story
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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Washington Post:
Pelosi calls Trump's criticism of Democrats ‘chicken feed’ that should be ignored
Discussion: Breitbart
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.
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: Raw Story and POLITICUSUSA
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Stars Now Pretend They Never Said What They Said About the Coronavirus  —  Democrats and the media are the real downplayers of the coronavirus, claim two of Fox's biggest stars who spent weeks peddling dismissive talking points about the pandemic.  —  After spending weeks downplaying …
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The Daily Beast:
Fox News Moguls Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch Stockpile Attorneys Against Coronavirus Lawsuits
Discussion: Times of San Diego
Paul Bond / Newsweek:
Sean Hannity defends Fox News after journalism professors publish critical letter about coronavirus coverage
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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
ProPublica:
Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate  —  No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.”  Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates.  Here's what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.
Discussion: Morning Consult and The Guardian
Washington Post:
Member of Kennedy family and her son identified as missing boaters in Chesapeake Bay  —  Two boaters who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis on Thursday evening have been identified as Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and her 8-year-old son Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean.
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 …
Nancy H. L. Leung / Nature:
Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks  —  Nature Medicine (2020) Cite this article  —  Abstract  —  We identified seasonal human coronaviruses, influenza viruses and rhinoviruses in exhaled breath and coughs of children and adults with acute respiratory illness.
Discussion: The Verge
Emma Dumain / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Mitch McConnell champions coronavirus relief bill but warns of ‘glitches’  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday there are “bound to be plenty of mistakes” with implementing the massive coronavirus economic relief package he helped negotiate and get signed into law.
Discussion: Fox News and Roll Call
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Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Trump nominates McConnell ally to powerful appeals court  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a 37-year-old judge and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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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 …
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 …
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.
Minxin Pei / Foreign Affairs:
China's Coming Upheaval  —  Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping  —  Over the past few years, the United States' approach to China has taken a hard-line turn, with the balance between cooperation and competition in the U.S.-Chinese relationship tilting sharply toward the latter.
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.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign declares war on Dems over voting rules for November  —  President Donald Trump's political operation is launching a multimillion-dollar legal campaign aimed at blocking Democrats from drastically changing voting rules in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Discussion: Breitbart, Vanity Fair, KTLA, CNN and Exponents
Ben White / Politico:
Trump's biggest 2020 pitch disintegrates  —  The fundamental pillars of Donald Trump's presidency — a hot economy, strong job growth and a rocking stock market — are all being smashed to splinters by the ravaging coronavirus, which has shuttered much of the nation and now officially ended …
David Marcus / The Federalist:
We Cannot Destroy The Country For The Sake Of New York City  —  New York City is being ravaged by the Wuhan coronavirus, 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.
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 …
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 …
Anne Applebaum / The Atlantic:
Creeping Authoritarianism Has Finally Prevailed  —  In Hungary, the pandemic was just an excuse.  —  Staff writer at The Atlantic  —  Viktor Orbán is the prime minister of Hungary.  He has been in power since 2010.  During that time, he has underinvested in hospitals.
Discussion: The Guardian
Julia Davis / The Daily Beast:
There's Nothing Generous About Putin's Coronavirus Aid to US  —  Russian state media make it clear Putin's “humanitarian aid” to the U.S. is anything but.  It's meant to show Russia's superiority over an America in disastrous decline.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  The Kremlin's highly publicized …
Discussion: Associated Press
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
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers calls lawmakers into session days before election to stop in-person voting  —  Governor Tony Evers supports having the spring primary election.  The state Democratic Party advocated for a delay.  —  CONNECT  —  MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers is calling lawmakers …
 
 
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Washington Post:
Chinese families should be sweeping graves now. But thousands still haven't buried their dead.
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Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Sen. Kelly Loeffler Dumped Travel Stock Immediately Before Trump Flight Ban
Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
WaPo's Glenn Kessler Caught in Embarrassing Self-Own After RTing Dr. Critical of Trump's Wuhan Virus Response
Discussion: Instapundit
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Mobilizes the White House to Tackle Coronavirus but Adds to the ‘Fog of War’
Stephanie Armour / Wall Street Journal:
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Helen Branswell / STAT:
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