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2:15 AM ET, April 7, 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 …
Paul Szoldra / SoundCloud:
Acting SECNAV Modley criticizing Capt. Crozier to sailors onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt  —  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.
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:
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.
New York Times:
Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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.
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.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘What do you have to lose?’: Inside Trump's embrace of a risky drug against coronavirus
Discussion: ABC7, Redstate, Mediaite, Townhall and Tangle
Donald Shaw / Sludge:
Pharma-Funded Group Tied to a Top Trump Donor Is Promoting Malaria Drug to the President
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
Discussion: and NBC News
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
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues order shutting down Tuesday's election
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Marginal REVOLUTION
Docs: Navarro memos warning mass death circulated West Wing 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.
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”.
New York Times:
Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care; Foreign Minister Deputized
Discussion: Vanity Fair and BBC
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
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
Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:   Sen. David Perdue bought stock in a company that produces protective medical equipment the same …
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.
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
Washington Post:
America's most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward.  But not every model agrees.  —  A leading forecasting model used by the White House to chart the coronavirus pandemic predicted Monday that the United States may need fewer hospital beds …
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 …
Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison  —  Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud, has a pitch to authorities: Let me out of prison and I'll help stop the novel coronavirus.  —  The disgraced biotech entrepreneur is asking for a …
Discussion: Law & Crime
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.
EJ Dickson / Rolling Stone:
Thanks to Trump, There's a Hydroxychloroquine Shortage for People Who Need It  —  People with lupus and other autoimmune disorders rely on the so-called COVID-19 “miracle drug,” and now they're unable to get it  —  Peter Morley was outraged.  Last weekend, President Trump had once again touted …
Black America must wake up to this viral threat  —  Tips to stay safe during coronavirus pandemic  —  CNN host Van Jones is the CEO of the REFORM Alliance, a criminal justice organization for which Jessica Jackson serves as the chief advocacy officer.  The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
Discussion: BuzzFeed News, Politico and The Root
Raheem Kassam / The National Pulse:
FACT CHECK: Trump Asked a Reporter If She Was Working For China... She Is.  —  President Trump asked a reporter at his April 6th press event if she was working for the government of China, following a hostile question.  —  She replied that her company - Phoenix Media - is “privately” owned.
Discussion: Townhall and Big League Politics
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.
The Wrap:
Hollywood Reporter Editor Matt Belloni Steps Down Amid Debate Over Editorial Independence  —  Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni announced Monday he is abruptly stepping down after 14 years at the publication in the wake of recent clashes with the company's leadership over editorial issues.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr / Washington Post:
The pandemic will pass.  Our grief will endure.  —  Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is chair of the department of African American studies at Princeton University.  —  Americans have been told to brace themselves for difficult days ahead.  The numbers are uncertain, but mass death is at our doorstep.
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Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
The Sunday shows have become horror shows
Discussion: Twitchy, CNN and ABC News
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
There Is No Plan for the End of the Coronavirus Crisis
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
Gregory Pratt / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends getting a haircut amid coronavirus outbreak, says stylist wore ‘a mask and gloves’
Discussion: Townhall and Twitchy
Alex Nitzberg / Just The News:
State Department refuses to back Hillary Clinton attempt to avoid deposition
Lucas Nolan / Breitbart:
China Floods Facebook with Ads Blaming Trump for Chinese Virus
Discussion: Telegraph
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Inspector general shows Trump administration is doing a terrible job
Rosa Goldensohn / The City:
Feeling Vulnerable Behind Bars as Coronavirus Spreads on Rikers Island
Discussion: Slate and The Root
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Pelosi seeking at least $1 trillion for next virus bill
 Earlier Items: 
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
‘Let Our People Go’  —  Keep distancing but liberate Americans from shutdown orders.
Washington Post:
Private equity angles for piece of stimulus windfall
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Inside Oakdale Prison: ‘Our Sentences Have Turned Into Death Sentences’
Discussion: Mother Jones
Ted Anthony / Associated Press:
After virus, how will Americans' view of the world change?
OAN: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
News Analysis: The coronavirus crisis will change America in big ways. History says so
Lisa Du / Bloomberg:
Half the U.S. Supply of Trump-Touted Virus Drug Now Cut Off