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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine  —  The White House coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting economic adviser Peter Navarro against infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.  At issue: How enthusiastically should the White House tout …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: SCOOP: Schumer makes his case to Meadows during a Sunday night call  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  NEW ... For the better part of the last week, Senate Minority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER has been publicly urging President DONALD TRUMP to appoint a military leader to oversee the production …
Politico:
Marco Rubio finds his next act  —  Marco Rubio's political fortunes have gyrated frequently during his 10 years in national politics.  But the coronavirus outbreak may have brought the Florida GOP senator to his most critical moment yet.  —  As chairman of the usually sleepy Small Business Committee …
CNN:
Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine
Discussion: Axios, Talking Points Memo and The Week
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Atkinson: Trump fired me because I handled whistleblower complaint properly
Discussion: The Week and Washington Post
Washington Post:
Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump's ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments
Reuters:
Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
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?
Discussion: Althouse
New York Times:
He Led a Top Navy Ship.  Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.  —  Colleagues say the downfall of Captain Brett E. Crozier was charging headlong into the Trump administration's narrative that it had everything in the coronavirus pandemic under control.
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Aleem Maqbool / BBC:
Coronavirus: Pastor who decried ‘hysteria’ dies after attending Mardi Gras  —  Pastor Landon Spradlin wasn't worried about coronavirus when we went to New Orleans to preach during Mardi Gras.  A month later he was dead.  —  “He loved to laugh.  He loved to play guitar.
Discussion: Informed Comment
The Daily Beast:
Trump Eyes Accused ‘Quack’ Dr. Oz for Coronavirus Advice  —  The president can't stop talking about an unproven COVID-19 treatment — the same one the oft-critized TV doctor keeps pushing and pushing.  —  As the global pandemic and a staggering economic crisis swells, Dr. Mehmet Oz …
Discussion: Raw Story
Fortune:
5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory spurs rash of telecom tower arson fires  —  Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.  Investors are taking note.
NBC News:
Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear, confusing guidance from government  —  An internal government report found that one hospital was so short of thermometers it could screen staff and patients for coronavirus only at random.  —  Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear
Discussion: Raw Story
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'You're basically right next to the nuclear reactor.' … I could be the last person some of these patients ever see, or the last voice they hear.  A lot of people will never come off the ventilator.  That's the reality of this virus.  I force myself to think about that for a few seconds each …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply, as U.S. Braces for Most Challenging Days Ahead  —  U.S. adds more than 33,000 cases; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hospitalized after suffering persistent symptoms of Covid-19  —  Health officials warned Americans to brace for a pivotal week …
The Guardian:
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus  —  Move follows rumours that prime minister's condition had been worsening  —  Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus after suffering persistent symptoms for 10 days.  —  Downing Street insisted it was just a precautionary measure …
Charles Sykes / The Bulwark:
Tuesday's Wisconsin Election Is Our Future  —  Chaos.  A public health disaster.  And partisan trench warfare, too.  —  Normally, there are around 180 polling places in the city of Milwaukee, serving roughly 300,000 registered voters.  Unless there is a drastic, last minute change in plans …
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: Reuters, Mother Jones and Fox News
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Americans hit by economic shocks as confusion, stumbles undermine Trump's stimulus effort  —  Small-business program gets off to rocky start and White House makes hard pivot on $1,200 checks as enormity of task swamps administration  —  The Trump administration has stumbled in its initial push …
L. Brent Bozell III / Washington Times:
How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump  —  ‘Coronavirus now, politics later — please’  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  America faces an existential threat from the COVID-19 virus, but our response is made needlessly more difficult because a partisan media has weaponized the virus as a cudgel against the president.
Politico:
Fried v. DeSantis: the coronavirus edition — Florida builds a mystery app — More pressure over unemployment fiasco — Early voting settlement reached  —  Hello and welcome to Monday.  —  The daily rundown — Between Saturday night and Sunday night, the number of Florida …
New York Times:
As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out  —  Teachers at some schools across the country report that less than half of their students are participating in online learning.  —  Chronic absenteeism is a problem in American education during the best of times, but now …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Detroit News:
Whitmer must make Michigan her priority  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must send an unequivocal message to her constituents that Michigan is her priority in this hour of crisis.  Her running feud with President Donald Trump calls into question whether she's acting in the best interests of this state, or on behalf of the Democratic Party.
Discussion: Fox News
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Wajahat Ali / The Atlantic:   This Is What Happens When the Federal Government Abandons You
Donna Ladd / Jackson Free Press:
SCV: Gov. Tate Reeves Proclaimed ‘Confederate Heritage Month’ on April 3 … As coronavirus spiked across the state, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a copy of an April 3 state proclamation naming this month as “Confederate Heritage Month.”
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE  —  Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to …
Ryan Van Velzer / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
Federal Government Outbids Kentucky For Medical Equipment Amid Shortage  —  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says his administration is doing everything it can to prepare hospitals to be inundated with cases of COVID-19, but nearly every time the state has placed an order for medical protective gear …
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Ryan Grim / The Intercept:   A Little-Known Democratic Governor Is Breaking Out in Kentucky
 
 
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Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
New York City in the Coronavirus Pandemic
Chris Sheldon / New Jersey Online:
Cops break up Pink Floyd cover band's coronavirus concert on home's front lawn
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New York Daily News:
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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore. So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?
Ivan Pentchoukov / theepochtimes.com:
New York Hospital Discharges Outpace New Admissions for 4th Straight Day
Discussion: Redstate
 Earlier Items: 
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Bet Big on Treatments for Coronavirus
Connor Sheets / al.com:
Alabama prison system's COVID-19 plan anticipates widespread infection, deaths, National Guard intervention
Discussion: The Hill
Carlos Barria / Reuters:
Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order
Discussion: The Daily Caller, HuffPost and The Hill
Nadia Schadlow / The Atlantic:
Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China
WBEZ:
In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black