Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:40 AM ET, April 5, 2020

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
‘A searing time for whistleblowers’: Ousted intel watchdog wrote letter to Schumer  —  Two weeks before he was fired, Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson told the Senate's top Democrat that the past six months had been “a searing time for whistleblowers,” …
Discussion: NBC News and The Gateway Pundit
RELATED:
Edwin Mora / Breitbart:   Former CIA Station Chief: DNI Richard Grenell Bringing ‘Much Needed Efficiency’ to ‘Bloated’ Intel Community
Tal Axelrod / The Hill:
Burr says intelligence watchdog should be ‘independent’ after inspector general firing
Discussion: Mediaite, Politico and Vox
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump considers billionaire ally Steve Feinberg for senior intel role
Discussion: Raw Story and The Guardian
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Warns of ‘a Lot of Death’ While Also Revisiting Easter Sunday Services  —  President Trump warns of what could be “the toughest week,” while also saying he would like to consider relaxing social distancing rules for Easter services.
RELATED:
New York Times:
24 Hours in a Pandemic Nation  —  A virtual recovery meeting.  A police officer donned in a face mask.  A pastor without a congregation.  A funeral director trying to bury the dead.  This is a new America.  —  By The New York TimesIllustrations by Joana Avillez … as if everyone suddenly moved out.
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Some top Sanders advisers urge him to consider withdrawing  —  A small group of Bernie Sanders's top aides and allies — including his campaign manager and his longtime strategist — have encouraged the independent senator from Vermont to consider withdrawing from the presidential race …
RELATED:
J. Edward Moreno / The Hill:   Larry David: Bernie Sanders should drop out of 2020 race
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Larry David, Master of His Quarantine
Discussion: Breitbart and InsideHook
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Inside the ouster of Capt. Brett Crozier  —  Civilian control of the military is part of the American bedrock.  Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly used that prerogative unwisely Thursday when he short-circuited a preliminary military investigation and fired an aircraft carrier captain …
RELATED:
Michael Biesecker / Associated Press:
U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used to bolster …
Discussion: Politico, POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Yahoo News:
A small trial finds that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for treating coronavirus  —  Food and Drug Administration approved the use of two antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and a related medication, chloroquine, for emergency use to treat COVID-19.  The drugs were touted by
Discussion: The National Interest
Kansas City Star:
COVID-19 reshuffles 2020 Missouri governor race between Parson and Galloway  —  A little more than a month ago, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson was running TV ads making the case that a booming economy, record-low unemployment and his accomplishments as governor should earn him four more years in office.
Helen Branswell / STAT:
CDC launches studies to get more precise count of undetected Covid-19 cases  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun preliminary studies to try to determine how many Americans have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, an agency official revealed Saturday.
Discussion: Politico
Adam Kilgore / Washington Post:
How long until sports can return?  You might not like the answer.  —  As fields, arenas and stadiums sit vacant and silent, the desire for sports to return far exceeds the capacity among those who oversee them to determine when they will.  Assessing probability is futile …
RELATED:
Jason Easley / POLITICUSUSA:
Trump Is Crashing And Burning With His Own Supporters In New Coronavirus Poll  —  The number of Trump voters who say that he was unprepared for the coronavirus has jumped 17 points to 40% of his supporters in the past week.  —  A new daily tracking poll from Navigator Research found:
Mitchell Willetts / Yahoo News:
Georgia governor opens beaches a day after issuing statewide stay-at-home order  —  Many Georgia beach communities decided to close down their waterfronts due to concerns over coronavirus, but under a statewide stay-at-home order issued Thursday, all beaches are opening back up — whether the communities want to or not.
Discussion: Fox News
RELATED:
Kaelan Deese / The Hill:
Georgia beaches reopen after governor's executive order
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Early on, Cheney and Cotton warned about the coronavirus.  They still face pushback in the GOP.  —  Frustrated by the-cure-is-worse-than-the-pandemic rhetoric, some prominent Republicans have begun to forcefully defend the medical science behind the virtual shutdown of the U.S. economy.
RELATED:
Sophie Lewis / CBS News:
U.S. Postal Service could shut down by June without more funding, Democratic lawmakers warn
Discussion: Business Insider
Politico:
Wisconsin's primary to go forward Tuesday even as coronavirus all but shutters the U.S.  —  The deadly coronavirus pandemic may have closed schools, shuttered businesses, ended sports seasons and postponed the Democratic National Convention, but it hasn't canceled Wisconsin's primary on Tuesday.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Trump, GOP challenge efforts to make voting easier amid coronavirus pandemic
Madeline Holcombe / CNN:
The US enters crucial weeks of coronavirus fight after a grim milestone of most deaths reported in one day  —  (CNN)The US reached a grim milestone with the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths reported in one day, and officials are warning the next two weeks will be crucial in the fight to stop the spread.
Discussion: FOX31 Denver and KTLA
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Sees Coronavirus Peak in Some Cities Next Week as Global Toll Climbs  —  ‘There will be a lot of death unfortunately,’ President Trump says  —  Confirmed coronavirus cases shot past 1.1 million globally, as the U.S. braced for the most challenging days ahead for many of its hardest-hit cities.
Discussion: The Week
Sheri Fink / New York Times:
Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life  —  Even before the I.C.U.'s morning report had started, Dr. Rosenberg and other staff members had to rush to an outpatient unit.  A middle-aged man had come to the hospital for dialysis but was sweating profusely.
Michelle Stoddart / ABC News:
Trump discusses opening the country as coronavirus peak approaches  —  The president would consider a task force focused on the country's economy.  —  President Donald Trump pushed to reopen the country Saturday, despite warning Americans “it's not going to be a good-looking situation” …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:40 AM ET, April 5, 2020.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
Death without ritual
Washington Post:
Unafraid to call out Trump, Hogan emerges as lead GOP voice for urgent action on pandemic
Daniel O'Day / Gilead Sciences, Inc.:
An Update on COVID-19 from our Chairman & CEO
Discussion: The Hill and Bloomberg
Associated Press:
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows
Joseph Wilkinson / New York Daily News:
South Dakota state representative dies from coronavirus, first sitting U.S. lawmaker to die from COVID-19
Katy Stech Ferek / Wall Street Journal:
GM Seeks Tariff Relief for Ventilator Parts
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Boykin / WUSA:
Wharf fish markets packed on a Saturday, social distancing not being practiced
Joshua Zeitz / Politico:
Why the Trump Administration Won't Be Able to Make the Stimulus Work
Bloomberg:
Sweden Girds for Thousands of Deaths Amid Laxer Virus Policy
Discussion: Marginal REVOLUTION and Power Line
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Zoom admits user data ‘mistakenly’ routed through China
Joseph Nunn / The Hill:
Can the president declare martial law in response to coronavirus?
Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Questions remain about who is handling Kelly Loeffler's stock transactions
Discussion: The Mahablog and Raw Story