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12:10 PM ET, April 6, 2020


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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 …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Peter Navarro on his qualifications to disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on coronavirus treatments: 'I'm a social scientist'  —  Washington (CNN)White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Monday said he was qualified to engage and disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on the use of an anti-malarial drug …
Discussion: Axios, Political Wire and POLITICUSUSA
Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine  —  (CNN)There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine — but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President Donald Trump's …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Gina Yu / CNN:
Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19.  Researchers say there's no evidence of that
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Acting Navy chief fired Crozier for ‘panicking’ — and before Trump could intervene
New York Times:
He Led a Top Navy Ship. Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.
Wall Street Journal:   Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst
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?
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 …
NBC News:
Wisconsin's election clash is a warning for November
Discussion: Vox
Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Democrats' coronavirus voting plan - this is the way to undermine democracy
Discussion: Washington Times
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
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
U.S. Is Nowhere Close to Reopening the Economy, Experts Say  —  Here's what economists say the United States needs to start returning to normal amid the coronavirus outbreak — and how the economy can survive in the meantime.  —  WASHINGTON — How long can we keep this up?
Discussion: Washington Post
Aaron E. Carroll / New York Times:
How Will We Know When It's Time to Reopen the Nation?
Discussion: CNN
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 …
Discussion: The Week
Mary Ellen Klas / Miami Herald:
DeSantis doing better than Trump in handling coronavirus crisis, Florida poll shows
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
Sharyl Attkisson / Just The News:
News media, liberals mock conservatives for early pandemic comments they made themselves  —  Analysis of three months of public comments shows health officials, liberals and media personalities made comments similar to conservatives now being mocked.  —  A video entitled “Heroes of the Pandumbic” …
Discussion: Instapundit
L. Brent Bozell III / Washington Times:   How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump
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
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 …
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 …
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
Joel Hay / National Review:
Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?  —  Unlike other countries, it has so far avoided both isolation and economic ruin.  —  If the COVID-19 pandemic tails off in a few weeks, months before the alarmists claim it will, they will probably pivot immediately and pat themselves …
Discussion: The Penny Press and Daily Mail
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: The Week, Raw Story and Reuters
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.
Associated Press:
Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters.  As the turmoil deepens …
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
The young and eventful Senate career of wealthy Georgia businesswoman Kelly Loeffler  —  The young and eventful Senate career of Kelly Loeffler, a wealthy Georgia business executive and political neophyte, was born in a maelstrom and was barely three months old when it entered another.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Vincent Manancourt / Politico:
EU data regulator calls for pan-European COVID-19 app  —  Call for common EU approach comes amid proliferation of country-specific apps.  —  The European regulator in charge of overseeing privacy for EU institutions on Monday called for countries to develop a common COVID-19 app.
Jenna Ellis / The Federalist:
Why It's Unconstitutional To Keep Grocery Stores Open While Closing Churches  —  It's a dangerous precedent that government could consider itself the arbiter of private essential services.  —  In response to the Wuhan coronavirus, state governors and local leaders have issued wide-ranging …
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 …
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Wall Street Journal:
Spies, Unable to Telework, Adapt Their Access to U.S. Secrets
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
TV networks air Trump 10 hours a week — in 2014 they refused to air Obama for 10 minutes
Lloyd Green / The Guardian:
‘Trump is killing his own supporters’ - even White House insiders know it
Discussion: Raw Story and The Daily Beast
Jonathan Capehart / Washington Post:
Susan Rice on Trump's coronavirus response: ‘He has cost tens of thousands of American lives’
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Raw Story
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Donald Trump the Narcissist Is Running the Coronavirus Crisis
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
A Michigan congresswoman, a guy in line in China and a global scramble to find N95 masks
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Evaluating the Biden veepstakes
Discussion: Instapundit
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
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Donna Ladd / Jackson Free Press:
SCV: Gov. Tate Reeves Proclaimed ‘Confederate Heritage Month’ on April 3
Marco Rubio finds his next act
Detroit News:
Whitmer must make Michigan her priority
Discussion: Fox News
Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy
Discussion: PJ Media Home
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore. So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?