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Jeff Schogol / Task & Purpose:
Acting Navy Secretary blasts USS Roosevelt captain as ‘too naive or too stupid’ in leaked speech to ship's crew  —  Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly made an unhinged speech to the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he lashed out at former Capt. Brett E. Crozier …
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Winona Ruth / SoundCloud:
SoundCloud  —  Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly made an unhinged speech to the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he lashed out at former Capt. Brett E. Crozier and told sailors to stop complaining and do their jobs.  Full story here: https …
Discussion: Defense One and War on the Rocks
CNN:
Acting Navy secretary blasts ousted aircraft carrier captain as ‘stupid’ in address to ship's crew  —  (CNN)The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly blasted the now ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt as “stupid” in an address to the ship's crew Monday morning, in remarks obtained by CNN.
New York Times:
Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’  —  Thomas B. Modly addressed the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in a speech that one crew member described as “whiny, upset, irritated, condescending.”  —  The U.S. Navy's top civilian excoriated the fired commander …
Discussion: Raw Story
Emily Goodin / Daily Mail:
‘Shut the F*** up’: What one sailor shouted when Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly flew to Guam …
Donald Shaw / Sludge:
Pharma-Funded Group Tied to a Top Trump Donor Is Promoting Malaria Drug to the President  —  Founded by one of Trump's top donors, the Job Creators Network has been pushing Trump to approve the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19.  —  EDITED BY
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Lisa Du / Bloomberg:
Half the U.S. Supply of Trump-Touted Virus Drug Now Cut Off  —  Nearly half the supply of hydroxychloroquine to the U.S. comes from makers in India, a flow that has now been abruptly stanched after the Asian nation banned exports of all forms of the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Peter Navarro on his qualifications to disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on coronavirus treatments …
Washington Post:
Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks order by governor to stop Tuesday's elections in state's latest whipsaw  —  BREAKING: The decision by the court came hours after Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an executive order suspending in-person voting, citing the intensifying health threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Politico:
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed  —  The Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers' late executive order postponing in-person voting in Tuesday's elections, meaning the state's presidential primary and hundreds of local elections …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen  — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened, according to a statement from the government.  — Johnson was conscious when he was transferred to the ICU around 7 p.m. GMT.
Discussion: The National Interest
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BBC:
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen  —  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said.  —  A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”.
Associated Press:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
Discussion: Twitchy
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus  —  At least four people - who had worked at Walmart, Trader Joe's and Giant - have died from covid-19 in recent days  —  Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths …
Janine Puhak / Fox News:
Quarantine cravings: Uber Eats reveals most popular takeout orders in America  —  French fries and miso soup just might be the new bread and butter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Uber Eats.  —  Uber's food delivery service said that orders in the U.S. and Canada have increased …
YouTube:
Alyssa Milano explains silence on Joe Biden allegation … Alyssa Milano tells Andy why she's staying quiet about the sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden.  —  Hear Andy Cohen Live every Monday & Wednesday at 10amET/7am PT, only on Radio Andy.  SiriusXM 102, and anytime on the SiriusXM app.
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Has Anyone Found Trump's Soul?  Anyone?  —  He's not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.  He's shriveling into nothingness.  —  Do you remember President George W. Bush's remarks at Ground Zero in Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump vs. Biden on coronavirus: The timeline is utterly damning  —  We're now learning that President Trump's efforts to promote an anti-malarial drug for use against the coronavirus is causing internal administration tensions.  Anthony Fauci, the administration's own leading expert …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time  —  The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected …
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John Hudson / Washington Post:   U.S. labels a white-supremacist group ‘terrorist’ for the first time
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump's firing of the Intelligence Community IG is so, so egregious  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, late on a Friday night amid the coronavirus pandemic in hopes that you wouldn't know what he did.
Discussion: The Bulwark
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Politico:
Congress flummoxed by firing of top intel watchdog
Discussion: New York Times, Just Security and IJR
Washington Post:
Trump, congressional leaders converge on need for new coronavirus economic package, concerned recent $2 trillion law wasn't enough  —  Political leaders believe more aid is needed to confront mounting economic problems.  —  Congressional leaders and the White House are converging on the need …
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit rep says hydroxychloroquine, Trump helped save her life amid COVID-19 fight  —  LANSING - A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
News Analysis: The coronavirus crisis will change America in big ways.  History says so  —  The Social Security check that arrives each month.  The unemployment benefits that help tide workers over between jobs.  The security lines snaking through airports, back when millions of Americans were still flying.
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press:
California to loan 500 ventilators to national stockpile  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations …
Ethan Epstein / Washington Times:
Coronavirus and the decline of the conservative sensibility  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  Donald Trump's presidency has brought its fair share of partisan and ideological inversions: The Democrats are now the party of Russia-hawkishness, free trade, and, rhetorically at least, fiscal probity.
Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
SC issues coronavirus stay-at-home order, limits number of shoppers in stores  —  COVID-19: What you need to know now  —  COLUMBIA — South Carolina issued a stay-at-home order on Monday, the last state east of the Mississippi River to tell residents they must limit their travel during the coronavirus outbreak.
YouTube:
OAN: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) … One America News, or OAN, is a far-right news network being embraced by President Trump at his coronavirus press briefings.  John Oliver takes a look at who they are, how they report, and why they could be a big problem during the pandemic.
Nathan L. Gonzales / Roll Call:
Ratings change: Senate races shift toward Democrats  —  Gardner now an underdog, Shaheen safer, Collins more at risk  —  While coronavirus news is rightfully saturating the headlines, the 2020 elections are going to happen this fall and will arguably be more important than ever.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis  —  Young people who entered this financial downturn with fewer resources than previous generations are enduring pain.  —  The last time a serious economic downturn hit in 2008, Evan Schade was in high school and the crisis seemed …
New York Times:
New York City Considers Mass Graves in Park for Virus Victims  —  If morgues fill up, a city councilman says that New York City is preparing a contingency plan to bury victims in a public park.  —  New York City officials are starting to lay chilling contingency plans if deaths …
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump, Biden speak by phone amid coronavirus  —  President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden spoke over the phone Monday afternoon, Fox News has learned.  —  The call comes after Fox News first reported last week that Biden offered to have a phone call with Trump directly to discuss a strategy to combat coronavirus.
Discussion: Associated Press
Associated Press:
Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday …
Caitlin O'Kane / CBS News:
After Trump bans mask exports, “infuriated” Canadians remind U.S. they helped during 9/11  —  Some “infuriated” Canadians are questioning President Trump's ban on exports of N95 masks to America's neighbor to the north.  One Canadian leader responded to Mr. Trump's restriction by reminding …
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Dr. Anthony Fauci was correct — more importantly, he was humble  —  In certain political circles, it has apparently become important to knock Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  —  One prominent article at RealClear Politics argues …
 
 
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Fox News:
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New York Times:
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