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3:30 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 …
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CNN:
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’  —  Thomas B. Modly addressed the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in a speech that one crew member described as “whiny, upset, irritated, condescending.”  —  The U.S. Navy's top civilian excoriated the fired commander …
Lisa Du / Bloomberg:
Half the U.S. Supply of Trump-Touted Virus Drug Now Cut Off  —  Nearly half the supply of hydroxychloroquine to the U.S. comes from makers in India, a flow that has now been abruptly stanched after the Asian nation banned exports of all forms of the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a …
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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
Discussion: The Nation, Common Dreams and Axios
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine
Washington Post:
Wisconsin governor moves to suspend in-person voting in Tuesday's elections amid coronavirus fears, drawing GOP court challenge  —  Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Monday suspending in-person voting in Tuesday's elections, immediately prompting a legal challenge …
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State of Wisconsin:
Gov. Evers Suspends In-Person Voting, Calls Legislature into Special Session on April 7 Election  —  MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers, in the absence of legislative action, today signed Executive Order #74, suspending in-person voting for the April 7 spring election, moving in-person voting to June 9, 2020.
Politico:
Wisconsin governor orders stop to in-person voting on eve of election  —  Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a last-minute order halting in-person voting in his state on Tuesday, plunging the Democratic presidential primary and state and local elections into uncertainty amid deep concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
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?
Adam Edelman / NBC News:
Trump, Biden trade barbs over possible virtual Democratic convention  —  The exchange came after Biden said he felt the Democrats might have to have “a virtual convention” later this summer amid the coronavirus outbreak.  —  President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential front-runner …
Discussion: Politico, Bloomberg and Vanity Fair
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ABC News:
Biden campaign offers to help state, local officials with coronavirus response
Discussion: IJR
Washington Post:
Trump's coronavirus commentary bolsters attack ads questioning his fitness to lead
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Inspector General Fired by Trump Urges Whistle-Blowers ‘to Bravely Speak Up’  —  Michael Atkinson, who President Trump made clear was dismissed in reprisal for his role in revealing the Ukraine matter, broke his silence.  —  WASHINGTON — The intelligence community inspector general whom …
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Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump's firing of the Intelligence Community IG is so, so egregious
Discussion: The Bulwark
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
Politico:
Schumer taps Warren aide for new coronavirus oversight commission  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will appoint Bharat Ramamurti, a former Elizabeth Warren aide, to a newly created panel meant to police the Trump administration's handling of a $500 billion coronavirus relief fund.
Discussion: The Hill
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:   Trump nominates former GSA watchdog as inspector general for coronavirus response
YouTube:
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.
Discussion: Twitchy
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 …
Fox News:
Supreme Court upholds controversial traffic stop by police  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a warrantless traffic stop by a sheriff's deputy in Kansas that was conducted based on information that the car owner's license had been revoked.  —  Charles Glover Jr. claimed that the deputy …
Discussion: Associated Press
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Justices rule for federal employee over age discrimination
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Dr. Anthony Fauci was correct — more importantly, he was humble  —  In certain political circles, it has apparently become important to knock Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  —  One prominent article at RealClear Politics argues …
Nathan L. Gonzales / Roll Call:
Ratings change: Senate races shift toward Democrats  —  Gardner now an underdog, Shaheen safer, Collins more at risk  —  While coronavirus news is rightfully saturating the headlines, the 2020 elections are going to happen this fall and will arguably be more important than ever.
ProPublica:
How New York City's Emergency Ventilator Stockpile Ended Up on the Auction Block  —  A 2006 pandemic plan warned that New York City could be short as many as 9,500 ventilators.  But the city only acquired a few hundred, which were ultimately scrapped because it couldn't afford to maintain them.
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
ABC7:
LA doctor seeing success with hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19  —  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
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.
Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Democrats' coronavirus voting plan - this is the way to undermine democracy  —  After failing with their first left-wing laundry list disguised as coronavirus relief, Democratic leaders are already plotting their next attempt to use the pandemic for political gain.
Discussion: Washington Times
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: Common Dreams, Daily Kos and Raw Story
 
 
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Meagan Flynn / SFGATE:
Coughing tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus, a ‘first case of its kind’ in U.S.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Pelosi announces new system for submitting House bills electronically
Discussion: The Hill
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
George W. Bush enjoys positive press for tale of pandemic preparation
Discussion: IJR, The Independent and Redstate
Reuters:
U.S. officials brace for ‘peak death week’ in coronavirus
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too
Ethan Epstein / Washington Times:
Coronavirus and the decline of the conservative sensibility
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Boehlert / PRESS RUN:
TV networks air Trump 10 hours a week — in 2014 they refused to air Obama for 10 minutes
Sharyl Attkisson / Just The News:
News media, liberals mock conservatives for early pandemic comments they made themselves
Discussion: Instapundit
Aaron E. Carroll / New York Times:
How Will We Know When It's Time to Reopen the Nation?
Discussion: CNN
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
The young and eventful Senate career of wealthy Georgia businesswoman Kelly Loeffler
Discussion: Big League Politics and Daily Kos
Joel Hay / National Review:
Has Sweden Found the Right Solution to the Coronavirus?
Discussion: Daily Mail and The Penny Press
Politico:
Fried v. DeSantis: the coronavirus edition …
Discussion: The Hill, POLITICUSUSA and The Week
Politico:
Marco Rubio finds his next act
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'You're basically right next to the nuclear reactor.'