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10:00 PM ET, April 6, 2020


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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 …
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
Acting Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted aircraft carrier captain ‘stupid’ in address to ship's crew  —  (CNN)Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly apologized Monday night for calling the now-ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in an address to the ship's crew Monday morning.
Emily Goodin / Daily Mail:
‘Shut the F*** up’: What one sailor shouted when Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly flew to Guam and told fired aircraft carrier's captain's crew their hero ‘was too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer’  — Thomas Modly, President Trump's acting Navy secretary …
New York Times:   Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’
New York Times:   How a Ship's Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military
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.
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed  —  Wisconsin's state 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 …
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Roberts Gang Attacks the Right To Vote Again  —  What an absolute disgrace this Supreme Court is:  —  Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wisconsin Republicans on a separate issue, voting along ideological lines 5-4 to overturn a lower federal court's decision to extend the deadline for absentee balloting.
Discussion: NBC News and
New York Times:
Wisconsin Election Fight Heralds a National Battle Over Virus-Era Voting  —  MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin voters will face a choice between protecting their health and exercising their civic duty on Tuesday after state Republican leaders, backed up by a conservative majority on the state's Supreme Court …
Discussion: Fox News, The Hill and Common Dreams
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court splits along ideological lines in Wisconsin ballot case
Discussion: Politico
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:   Supreme Court votes 5-4 to halt order extending absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin
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
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.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘What do you have to lose?’:  Inside Trump's embrace of a risky drug against coronavirus  —  As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may have found a silver bullet: hydroxychloroquine.  —  He hears about the controversial …
Discussion: Redstate, Townhall, ABC7 and Tangle
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”.
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen
Discussion: The National Interest
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Trump ‘saddened’ over Boris Johnson's coronavirus condition, offers ‘help’ of ‘brilliant’ companies
Associated Press:
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care
Discussion: Twitchy
New York Times:
Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care; Foreign Minister Deputized
Discussion: Deseret News
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 …
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.
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.
Paula Dwyer / Bloomberg:
Gasping for Air, Delusional and All Alone: One Survivor's Story  — Shivering under two blankets in flannel pajamas and a ski cap  — A frightening, frustrating odyssey with a happy ending  —  I wasn't scared.  Until I started gasping for breath.  —  I took deep gulps, trying desperately to get some air.
Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
David Perdue's stock trading saw an uptick as coronavirus took hold  —  U.S. Sen. David Perdue's financial portfolio saw heavy trading during the month of March, a period during which Congress passed three different spending bills to address the spread of COVID-19 and the markets took a turn for the worse.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Including Crypt, Will Become a Hospital  —  The Manhattan church, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, will be able to care for at least 200 patients during the coronavirus outbreak.  —  The vast interior of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine …
Discussion: The Hill
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 and Daily Kos
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?
Rosa Goldensohn / The City:
Feeling Vulnerable Behind Bars as Coronavirus Spreads on Rikers Island  —  Need to know more about coronavirus in New York?  Sign up for THE CITY's daily morning newsletter.  —  Victor Chapman cleaned the Rikers Island cell where he was recently moved in the middle of the night as best he could …
Discussion: Slate and The Root
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.
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.
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 …
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
‘Let Our People Go’  —  Keep distancing but liberate Americans from shutdown orders.  —  Today's headline is a message from one of our readers and no doubt the fervent hope of millions of Americans.  President Donald Trump has wisely noted that the cure for coronavirus must not be worse than the disease.
Patrick Wintour / The Guardian:
Former world officials call on US to ease Iran sanctions to fight Covid-19  —  Group of former diplomats and ministers says shifting rules on medical trade could save hundreds of thousands of lives  —  The call has the backing of the former EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini …
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Inspector general shows Trump administration is doing a terrible job  —  The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services issued a report on Monday that paints a dismal picture of the response to the coronavirus.  The findings are from the period of March 23 to March 27 …
Behind the scenes, private equity angles for a piece of stimulus  —  WASHINGTON - The private-equity industry is pressing members of Congress and senior Trump administration officials, including President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, to help them gain access to billions of dollars …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Barr says bail decisions should consider virus risks
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Pelosi seeking at least $1 trillion for next virus bill
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump, Biden speak by phone amid coronavirus
Discussion: Associated Press
Washington Post:
Worried that $2 trillion law wasn't enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need …
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press:
California to loan 500 ventilators to national stockpile
Caitlin O'Kane / CBS News:
After Trump bans mask exports, “infuriated” Canadians remind U.S. they helped during 9/11
 Earlier Items: 
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida
Discussion: Politico and POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Inside Oakdale Prison: ‘Our Sentences Have Turned Into Death Sentences’
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Advertiser
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump's firing of the Intelligence Community IG is so, so egregious
Discussion: The Bulwark
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Dr. Anthony Fauci was correct — more importantly, he was humble
Nathan L. Gonzales / Roll Call:
Ratings change: Senate races shift toward Democrats
Ethan Epstein / Washington Times:
Coronavirus and the decline of the conservative sensibility