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10:05 AM 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 …
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
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
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
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: Kaiser Health News and Althouse
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
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 …
Mary Ellen Klas / Miami Herald:
DeSantis doing better than Trump in handling coronavirus crisis, Florida poll shows
Discussion: Political Wire and The Guardian
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.
Wall Street Journal:   Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst
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
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
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
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy  —  For most of the presidential campaign, the economy looked like the one thing that could overcome Donald Trump's stubbornly low approval ratings and carry him to a second term.  Even many Democrats acknowledged they had no cohesive economic message of their own.
Adam Goodman / The Daily Caller:   President Trump Is Taking The Lead In The Campaign To Save America
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.”
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
A Michigan congresswoman, a guy in line in China and a global scramble to find N95 masks  —  HOLLY, Mich. — Rep. Elissa Slotkin was trying the governor, the head of a major auto parts supplier and the CEO of a Detroit bicycle company that imports parts from China in a frantic search for someone …
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 …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore.  So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?  —  CNN once prevented Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother on the air.  But that all changed with the arrival of the coronavirus, and now it's changing television, too.  —  At the end of 2013 …
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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
New York Times:
Hungary's Leader Grabbed Powers to Fight the Virus. Some Fear Other Motives.
Jennifer Senior / New York Times:
Donald Trump the Narcissist Is Running the Coronavirus Crisis
Josh Kraushaar / National Journal:
Evaluating the Biden veepstakes
Discussion: Instapundit
Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Pelosi-aligned super PAC books $51M in fall ads
Detroit News:
Whitmer must make Michigan her priority
Discussion: Fox News
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE
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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
Discussion: Fox News
New York Daily News:
Thank you, Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown comes to New York's aid with needed ventilators
Carlos Barria / Reuters:
Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order
Discussion: The Daily Caller, HuffPost and The Hill
Ryan Van Velzer / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
Federal Government Outbids Kentucky For Medical Equipment Amid Shortage
Nadia Schadlow / The Atlantic:
Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China