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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic  —  A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses.  It is the most direct warning known to have circulated …
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Axios:
Navarro memos warning of mass coronavirus death circulated in January  —  In late January, President Trump's economic adviser Peter Navarro warned his White House colleagues the novel coronavirus could take more than half a million American lives and cost close to $6 trillion, according to memos obtained by Axios.
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: Scoop: Trump's ‘shadow coronavirus czar’ will now advise Larry Hogan
Discussion: The Hill
Dominique Mosbergen / HuffPost:
Trump Says ‘Nobody’ Knew Pandemic Was Coming. His Adviser Warned Of It In January.
Discussion: Raw Story and New York Times
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Politico:
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:   Supreme Court votes 5-4 to halt order extending absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin
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.
New York Times:
How a Ship's Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military  —  In a profanity-laced reprimand, the acting Navy secretary criticized sailors aboard the Theodore Roosevelt for cheering their fired captain, who had requested more assistance to fight the infection.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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James Hamblin / The Atlantic:
Why Does the President Keep Pushing a Malaria Drug?  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  Two weeks ago, French doctors published a provocative observation in a microbiology journal.
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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 …
Politico:
Trump's ‘Hail Mary’ drug push rattles his health team
Discussion: Raw Story and CNN
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico:
Who's running Britain?  —  LONDON — With Boris Johnson in intensive care with coronavirus, someone needs to look after Britain.  —  Famed for its unwritten and bendable constitution, the U.K. does not have in its chain of command any clear instructions or precedent for what happens if the prime minister becomes incapacitated.
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BBC:
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen
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
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Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:   Sen. David Perdue bought stock in a company that produces protective medical equipment the same …
Peter Nicholas / The Atlantic:
The Real Point of Trump's Coronavirus Press Conferences  —  When she finishes her 12-hour shift in the intensive-care unit at Riverside Community Hospital, Katherine Montanino stuffs her clothes into a dirty-linen bag and swaps out her soiled shoes for a fresh pair.  Arriving home, she takes a shower before she hugs her family.
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Marc Caputo / Politico:
John Lewis endorses Biden
Discussion: CNN and IJR
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Rep. John Lewis endorses Joe Biden's presidential bid
Discussion: Associated Press and Axios
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Raheem Kassam / The National Pulse:
FACT CHECK: Trump Asked a Reporter If She Was Working For China... She Is.
Discussion: Big League Politics
Matthew Herper / STAT:
The U.S. gets a D- in the coronavirus fight.  That stands for ‘disorganization,’ and it's fixable  —  NEW YORK — Leora Horwitz has seen other disasters.  Now the director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at New York University Langone Medical Center …
Discussion: Raw Story
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB, union focused on plan that could allow season to start as early as May in Arizona  —  Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials …
Discussion: Mediaite and Fox News
David Frum / The Atlantic:
This Is Trump's Fault  —  “I don't take responsibility at all,” said President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden on March 13.  Those words will probably end up as the epitaph of his presidency, the single sentence that sums it all up.  —  Trump now fancies himself a “wartime president.”
Discussion: Wired, Vox and The Gateway Pundit
Allan Sloan / Stamford Advocate:
U.S. airlines want a $50 billion bailout.  They spent $45 billion buying back their stock.  —  We don't know yet which companies are going to get how much in federal bailout money and what the bailout terms will be.  —  But it's a sure bet that a ton of money will be earmarked …
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 …
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.
Graham Gremore / Queerty:
Fox News is officially being sued for peddling coronavirus misinformation  —  Last month, rumors that Fox News was bracing itself for a potential “legal bloodbath” after misleading its millions of viewers about the coronavirus pandemic began circulating.  Now, it's finally happening.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
Newly launched daily virtual campaign events compound Trump media dominance  —  President Trump is launching a daily schedule of online campaign programming that, combined with daily White House briefings, is part of a double-barreled strategy to woo voters virtually after the coronavirus canceled live events.
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
Associated Press:
Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’  —  SEATTLE (AP) — A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst …
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
America Is Thirsty for Anthony Fauci  —  “If you don't have a crush on this man, do you even care about public health?”  —  It's a question that wouldn't have made even the slightest bit of sense before the coronavirus pandemic, and it doesn't make a ton of sense during it either.
Alex Nitzberg / Just The News:
State Department refuses to back Hillary Clinton attempt to avoid deposition  —  Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills are seeking to avoid depositions ordered by a judge earlier this year  —  The State Department on Monday rejected Hillary Clinton's effort to avoid depositions for herself …
Aminda Marqués González / Miami Herald:
We're working nonstop to provide critical coronavirus coverage.  But we need your help  —  It has been quite a stretch for our newsrooms.  —  The novel coronavirus crisis has been an all-hands drill unlike any we've seen.  In the past month, our journalists at the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald …
Discussion: The Hill
 
 
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Trump blew it — not the WHO, Fauci or the Jews
Discussion: The Times of Israel
Politico:
Health professionals warn of ‘explosion’ of coronavirus cases in minority communities
Ben Conarck / Miami Herald:
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EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
Thanks to Trump, There's a Hydroxychloroquine Shortage for People Who Need It
The Wrap:
Hollywood Reporter Editor Matt Belloni Steps Down Amid Debate Over Editorial Independence
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Sunday shows have become horror shows
Discussion: Twitchy
 Earlier Items: 
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
There Is No Plan for the End of the Coronavirus Crisis
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
STAT:
Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison
Discussion: Gizmodo and Law & Crime
Washington Post:
America's most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward.  But not every model agrees.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr / Washington Post:
The pandemic will pass. Our grief will endure.
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Janine Puhak / Fox News:
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