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5:30 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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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: War on the Rocks and Defense One
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.
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 …
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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 …
Chandelis Duster / CNN:
Peter Navarro on his qualifications to disagree with Dr. Anthony Fauci on coronavirus treatments …
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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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.
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 …
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen  — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened, according to a statement from the government.  — Johnson was conscious when he was transferred to the ICU around 7 p.m. GMT.
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Politico:
Schumer taps Warren aide for new coronavirus oversight commission
Discussion: Fox News and The Hill
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: Townhall, Redstate and Twitchy
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
Why Donald Trump's firing of the Intelligence Community IG is so, so egregious  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, late on a Friday night amid the coronavirus pandemic in hopes that you wouldn't know what he did.
Discussion: The Bulwark
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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 …
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Jessica Donati / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Labels Russian White Supremacist Group as Global Terrorist
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?
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
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
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Inside Oakdale Prison: ‘Our Sentences Have Turned Into Death Sentences’  —  As coronavirus spread, healthy inmates—six to a cell—weren't always separated from sick ones, say they couldn't get tests, cleaning supplies and masks; coughing echoed through the hallways
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.
YouTube:
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.
Andy Shain / Post and Courier:
SC issues coronavirus stay-at-home order, limits number of shoppers in stores  —  COVID-19: What you need to know now  —  COLUMBIA — South Carolina issued a stay-at-home order on Monday, the last state east of the Mississippi River to tell residents they must limit their travel during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday …
Washington Post:
Private equity angles for piece of stimulus windfall  —  The private-equity industry is pressing members of Congress and senior Trump administration officials, including President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, to help them gain access to billions of dollars of stimulus funds to protect their riskier investments.
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: The Root and Los Angeles Times
Hotair:
IHME Sharply Reduces Projected Hospitalizations As Data Shows NY's Curve Is Flattening; Update: Deaths In NY Flat, Not Rising; Update: Hospitalizations Down  —  A sequel to yesterday's post about glimmers of hope in New York State.  The IHME model, which has influenced the White House's own projections …
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.
The City:
First Rikers Virus-Positive Fatality Was Jailed on Technicality  —  Need to know more about coronavirus in New York?  Sign up for our daily morning newsletter.  —  The first COVID-19 positive city jail inmate died in Bellevue Hospital Sunday as he awaited a hearing on a parole violation, according to multiple sources.
 
 
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Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Poll shows Biden with 6-point edge on Trump in Florida
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Wall Street Journal:
World Health Coronavirus Disinformation
Discussion: Raw Story and Fox News
Dave Boyer / Washington Times:
White House mulling coronavirus ‘war bonds’ to raise money to fight pandemic
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Lawmakers fight for a piece of coronavirus ‘9/11 Commission’
Ted Anthony / Associated Press:
After virus, how will Americans' view of the world change?
Washington Post:
Trump's coronavirus commentary bolsters attack ads questioning his fitness to lead
Meagan Flynn / SFGATE:
Coughing tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus, a ‘first case of its kind’ in U.S.
Reuters:
U.S. officials brace for ‘peak death week’ in coronavirus
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Elizabeth Warren has a plan for this, too
Discussion: The Week
Ethan Epstein / Washington Times:
Coronavirus and the decline of the conservative sensibility
Ronna McDaniel / Fox News:
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: Democrats' coronavirus voting plan - this is the way to undermine democracy
Discussion: Washington Times
Aaron E. Carroll / New York Times:
How Will We Know When It's Time to Reopen the Nation?
Politico:
Fried v. DeSantis: the coronavirus edition …
Discussion: The Week