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1:15 PM ET, April 7, 2020

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Warned of Coronavirus Pandemic in January  —  A memo from Peter Navarro is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top administration officials.  —  A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January …
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New York Times:
Trump's Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community  —  While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.
Axios:
Navarro memos warning of mass coronavirus death circulated in January  —  In late January, President Trump's economic adviser Peter Navarro warned his White House colleagues the novel coronavirus could take more than half a million American lives and cost close to $6 trillion, according to memos obtained by Axios.
Politico:
Trump's ‘Hail Mary’ drug push rattles his health team  —  Top health officials are increasingly unsettled by President Donald Trump's continued championing of an unproven drug in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, even as some of the president's political and policy advisers and outside allies cheer him on.
Joe Concha / The Hill:
ABC's Karl shuns responding to Trump's personal attacks: 'It's not what matters'  —  Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, says he doesn't want to engage in a “personal back-and-forth” with President Trump, arguing “it's not what matters.”
Discussion: Raw Story
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Trump Has ‘Financial Interest’ in Hydroxychloroquine Manufacturer: NYT
Discussion: Raw Story
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Kudlow leaves door open to more small business funding
Discussion: The Hill
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Trump's ‘shadow coronavirus czar’ will now advise Larry Hogan
Discussion: The Hill
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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Has a New Press Secretary: Kayleigh McEnany, a Campaign Spokeswoman  —  She replaces Stephanie Grisham, who had the job for nine months, and will return to Melania Trump's staff.  —  Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, is rejoining the staff of Melania Trump …
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Stephanie Grisham is out as White House press secretary, will rejoin first lady's team
Discussion: Associated Press and Fox News
Axios:
Kayleigh McEnany replaces Stephanie Grisham as White House press secretary
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart and NPR
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Next Coronavirus Bill Is Democrats' Last Chance to Ensure a Fair Election  —  As House Democrats set to work on the next round of economic relief legislation, they face a more urgent choice than they seem to realize.  If they send that bill to President Trump without measures guaranteeing …
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Washington Post:
Long lines, anger and fear of infection: Wisconsin proceeds with elections under court order
Discussion: Vox, Associated Press, The Hill and Axios
City of Madison, Wisconsin:
Twelve Things for Voters to Know on Election Day
Discussion: Mother Jones
Politico:
Trump removes independent watchdog for coronavirus funds, upending oversight panel  —  President Donald Trump has upended the panel of federal watchdogs overseeing implementation of the $2 trillion coronavirus law, tapping a replacement for the Pentagon official who was supposed to lead the effort.
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Tony Bertuca / InsideDefense.com:
Trump orders DOD watchdog sidelined
Discussion: Raw Story
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
The Real Point of Trump's Coronavirus Press Conferences  —  When she finishes her 12-hour shift in the intensive-care unit at Riverside Community Hospital, Katherine Montanino stuffs her clothes into a dirty-linen bag and swaps out her soiled shoes for a fresh pair.  Arriving home, she takes a shower before she hugs her family.
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Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Rep. John Lewis endorses Joe Biden's presidential bid
Discussion: IJR
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
New Zealand isn't just flattening the curve.  It's squashing it.  —  HAVELOCK NORTH, New Zealand — It's been less than two weeks since New Zealand imposed a coronavirus lockdown so strict that swimming at the beach and hunting in bushland were banned.  They're not essential activities …
Discussion: Fox News
Vox:
The US doesn't just need to flatten the curve.  It needs to “raise the line.”  —  How everybody can do their part to help doctors fight coronavirus, in one chart.  —  Covid-19 deaths in the US have risen dramatically, and experts warn the coming days and weeks will be extremely grim.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona  —  Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials …
Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist:
Staggering Surge Of NYers Dying In Their Homes Suggests City Is Undercounting Coronavirus Fatalities  —  If you die at home from the coronavirus, there's a good chance you won't be included in the official death toll, because of a discrepancy in New York City's reporting process.
David Frum / The Atlantic:
This Is Trump's Fault  —  “I don't take responsibility at all,” said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13.  Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up.  —  Trump now fancies himself a “wartime president.”
Discussion: Wired and The Gateway Pundit
Mike Baker / New York Times:
A ‘Liberty’ Rebellion in Idaho Threatens to Undermine Coronavirus Orders  —  Even some public officials have challenged social-distancing requirements, calling them assaults on the Constitution.  One group wants to gather up to 1,000 people for Easter.  —  SANDPOINT, Idaho …
Public Policy Polling:
JBE Outpaces Trump by 43 Points on Virus Handling  —  PPP's newest survey in Louisiana finds John Bel Edwards running 43 points ahead of Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus in the state.  —  68% approve of the job Edwards is doing handling the virus to 16% who disapprove for a net rating of +52.
Discussion: Political Wire
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
Who's running Britain?  —  LONDON — With Boris Johnson in intensive care with coronavirus, someone needs to look after Britain.  —  Famed for its unwritten and bendable constitution, the U.K. does not have in its chain of command any clear instructions or precedent for what happens if the prime minister becomes incapacitated.
Lis Smith / Vanity Fair:
“Go Everywhere”: How Dr. Anthony Fauci's Media Strategy Is Revolutionizing Coronavirus Messaging  —  The strategic playbook for political communications is being remastered in the most unlikely of places: Donald Trump's White House.  No, not by the president during his highly rated, often bizarre media briefings.
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Trump's top health officials predict diminished coronavirus death toll  —  Senior health officials within the Trump administration are now predicting the total number of Americans to die as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could be significantly fewer than models previously estimated …
Discussion: Breitbart
Matthew Herper / STAT:
The U.S. gets a D- in the coronavirus fight.  That stands for ‘disorganization,’ and it's fixable  —  NEW YORK — Leora Horwitz has seen other disasters.  Now the director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at New York University Langone Medical Center …
Discussion: Raw Story
NBC News:
Key Trump coronavirus task force must work at home after positive COVID-19 test  —  The positive test for coronavirus, announced in an email to Federal Emergency Management Agency staff Monday night, will empty the supply chain war room.  —  A critical White House unit that is getting …
Discussion: The Hill
Beth LeBlanc / Detroit News:
734 Henry Ford workers test positive for COVID-19; Beaumont has 1,500 ill employees  —  Two of Metro Detroit's largest hospital systems are reporting significant numbers of employees suffering from symptoms of COVID-19 infections.  —  Beaumont Health, the state's largest health care system …
Roge Karma / Vox:
Michael Lewis explains how the Trump administration puts us all at risk of catastrophe  —  President Donald Trump signs a document in 2018 reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images
Discussion: Political Wire
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump blew it — not the WHO, Fauci or the Jews  —  One of my few pleasures during the current misery is the Zoom religious service, a weekly chance in my home to greet the Sabbath and to pray for healing.  —  But some are so sick as to be beyond the reach of prayer — and it has nothing to do with a virus.
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Richard Haass / Foreign Affairs:
The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It  —  Not Every Crisis Is a Turning Point  —  We are going through what by every measure is a great crisis, so it is natural to assume that it will prove to be a turning point in modern history.  In the months since the appearance of COVID-19 …
Washington Post:
Treasury preparing to seek more than $200 billion to replenish small business coronavirus program  —  Development comes amid surging demand for small business loans under coronavirus rescue bill  —  Treasury Department officials are preparing to ask Congress to swiftly commit another $200 billion …
Discussion: The Hill, The Guardian and Raw Story
 
 
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Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon:
Kennedy Center Strikes Deal to Pay Orchestra
Discussion: The Hill
NBC News:
U.S. reports 1,200 coronavirus deaths in one day as China lifts lockdown
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate Democrats propose $25,000 hazard-pay plan for essential workers
Discussion: Associated Press and IJR
Associated Press:
‘A lot of pain.’ NY has biggest 1-day jump in virus deaths
Politico:
Senate eyes Thursday action on billions more in funding for small businesses
Discussion: The Hill
Lisa Friedman / New York Times:
New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates
Andrew Langer / Townhall:
Time for the Supreme Court to ‘Reopen’
Discussion: CBS News and SCOTUSblog
 Earlier Items: 
Gabriel Schoenfeld / The Bulwark:
The Coronavirus Truther Elite
New York Times:
Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States
Discussion: Washington Post
Graham Gremore / Queerty:
Fox News is officially being sued for peddling coronavirus misinformation
Allan Sloan / Stamford Advocate:
U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout. They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.