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2:50 PM ET, April 8, 2020


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Joe Biden / Medium:
Statement From Vice President Biden  —  Today, Senator Sanders announced he was suspending his campaign.  Bernie has put his heart and soul into not only running for President, but for the causes and issues he has been dedicated to his whole life.  So, I know how hard a decision this was for him to make …
NBC News:
Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race  —  Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday.  —  The Vermont independent senator's 2020 bid started off strong.  He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada.
Bill Barrow / Associated Press:
VP talk could intensify with Harris-DNC fundraising deal  —  California Sen. Kamala Harris has made an unusual fundraising move that's sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden's running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket  —  California Sen. Kamala Harris …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Bernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race for President  —  Mr. Sanders, a democratic socialist making his second run for the White House, withdrew after a series of losses to Joseph R. Biden Jr., who emerges as the presumptive nominee for the general election.
New York Times:   Biden vs. Trump: The General Election Is Here, and Transformed
Walter Shapiro / New Republic:
Stop Panicking About Joe Biden
Discussion: Twitchy
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:   Bernie Sanders Dropped Out Because His Campaign Believed Its Own BS
Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her CEO husband will liquidate individual stock shares after coronavirus trade furor  — Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and CEO husband Jeff Sprecher plan to liquidate their individual stock share positions and related options after weeks of criticism of the couple …
Kelly Loeffler / Wall Street Journal:
I Never Traded on Confidential Coronavirus Information  —  But to end the distraction, my family will divest from individual stocks.  —  While the American people are enduring the impact of Covid-19, I have become a top target of baseless attacks from political adversaries and the media.
New York Times:
Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America.  Not Anymore.  —  Feb. 20This map shows every rural county in America, areas where the coronavirus outbreak initially was slow to spread.  Humboldt County in Northern California was the first rural county to report a case, on Feb. 20, a month after the virus first reached the U.S.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and LewRockwell
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:   U.S. Intel Officials Warned White House of ‘Cataclysmic’ Virus in November, Says Report
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
How Delays and Unheeded Warnings Hindered New York's Virus Fight  —  The federal response was chaotic.  Even so, the state's and city's own initial efforts failed to keep pace with the outbreak, The Times found.  —  A 39-year-old woman took Flight 701 from Doha, Qatar …
Discussion: National Review, The Hill and Mediaite
Aaron Rupar / Vox:
Trump isn't even trying to hide his self-interested reasons for opposing mail-in voting  —  A mask-clad Wisconsin resident waits in line to vote on April 7, 2020.  Scott Olson/Getty Images  —  “For whatever reason, [it] doesn't work out well for Republicans.”
USA Today:
Wisconsin voting mess sends a message for November
Adam Serwer / The Atlantic:
The Coronavirus Has Not Halted Trump's Power Grab
‘Now is not the time’: WHO responds to Trump's threat to cut funding  — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would put U.S. contributions on hold to the Geneva-based organization, saying the body had given bad advice during the outbreak.  — The U.S. is the biggest donor to the WHO …
Discussion: Politico and The Root
Adam Cancryn / Politico:
Kushner's team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system  —  Critics worry about a Patriot Act for health care, raising concerns about patient privacy and civil liberties.  —  Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner during a daily White House coronavirus briefing.  Win McNamee/Getty Images
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Lawmakers demand answers on Kushner supply chain influence
Discussion: The Hill, Axios and POLITICUSUSA
Washington Post:
Big banks took “free money' in 2008.  They're turning their back now on small businesses, SBA official says  —  “What they are saying is 'I don't give ... a hoot about the small businesses,' ” one SBA district director said in a candid call with business owners.
Betsy Klein / CNN:   Ivanka Trump seeks to headline administration's small business recovery effort
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Hannity's latest propaganda actually exposes Trump's epic failures  —  Sean Hannity's latest effort to portray President Trump as a heroic and decisive leader throughout the coronavirus crisis belongs in a time capsule.  It will aid future study of one of the most monumental …
Discussion: Raw Story
William Grimes / New York Times:
John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73  —  John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies  —  The songwriter with a raspy voice and an off-beat sense of humor was revered by the likes of Bob Dylan.  He was 73.  —  Albert Petrocelli, Fire Chief Who Lost a Son on 9/11, Is Dead at 73
QU Poll:
Release Detail  —  April 8, 2020 - Fauci, Governors Get Highest Marks For Response To Coronavirus, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Majority Say Trump's Response Not Aggressive Enough  —  As the number of coronavirus cases spreads throughout the country, Dr. Anthony Fauci …
Discussion: The Hill
Sharon Begley / STAT:
With ventilators running out, doctors say the machines are overused for Covid-19  —  Even as hospitals and governors raise the alarm about a shortage of ventilators, some critical care physicians are questioning the widespread use of the breathing machines for Covid-19 patients …
John Gramlich / Pew Research Center:
5 facts about Fox News  —  Fox News, the influential cable network launched by Rupert Murdoch in 1996, holds a unique place in the American media landscape, particularly for those on the ideological right.  While Democrats in the United States turn to and place their trust in a variety …
Christina Goldbaum / New York Times:
41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways  —  The M.T.A. has been criticized for its response to the outbreak.  Now a staffing shortage has made it difficult to keep even a diminished system running.  —  At least 41 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined.
Will Parker / Wall Street Journal:
Nearly a Third of U.S. Renters Didn't Pay April Rent  —  Some tenants will be temporarily protected from eviction by a patchwork of federal and local laws  —  Nearly a third of U.S. apartment renters didn't pay any of their April rent during the first week of the month …
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Week
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
How Hollywood Works Now: MSNBC's Chris Hayes Was “Made For This Moment”  —  A darling of the progressive left has refashioned his nightly political show into an hourlong coronavirus education hour, even as he works from a remote home studio.  —  Shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 …
CNN Poll: Majority of Americans now say the federal government has done a poor job of preventing coronavirus spread  —  11 times Donald Trump downplayed the coronavirus  —  (CNN)A majority of Americans — 55% — now say the federal government has done a poor job preventing the spread …
Discussion: Fox News, Vanity Fair and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Prize-Winning Reporter Writes Book on Melania Trump  —  NEW YORK (AP) — A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The Washington Post has written an unauthorized biography of first lady Melania Trump.  Mary Jordan's “The Art of Her Deal,” which draws upon more than 100 interviews, comes out June 16.
Discussion: Political Wire and The Hill
CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine …
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Baby QAnon Was Just Arrested  —  The feds arrested the self-proclaimed QAnon founder after he posted images of NFL players' brain scans.  —  In the bizarre world of QAnon conspiracy theorists, 29-year-old Austin Steinbart was a rising star.  A segment of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory group believed …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Aides hope to give Trump his economic ‘big bang’ starting in May  —  11 times Donald Trump downplayed the coronavirus  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump's aides have begun intensive discussions on a plan to reopen the US economy as soon as the start of May, according to people familiar with the deliberations …
Discussion: Raw Story
Olivia Messer / The Daily Beast:
The Terrifying Story of an Unwitting Potential ‘Super-Spreader’ in Chicago  —  Before social distancing set in, a funeral, birthday party, and some hugs helped kick off a disastrous cluster, according to a new federal report.  —  The night before a funeral in February …
Joseph Spector /
Richard Brodsky, longtime state assemblyman from Westchester, has died  —  ALBANY - Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, known for his bombastic approach to governing and passion for politics, has died after he is believed to have contracted coronavirus in recent days, his former colleagues and family said.
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Dennis Quaid Believes Trump Is ‘Doing a Good Job’ Handling Coronavirus  —  IN CONVERSATION  —  In a wide-ranging talk, the renowned actor opens up to Marlow Stern about the pandemic, his new podcast “The Dennissance,” and the cocaine frenzy that was 1980s Hollywood.
John Ingold / The Colorado Sun:
Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl who inspired the CBD movement, dies from coronavirus  —  Figi, 13, was the namesake for Charlotte's Web products.  Her story changed the way the public sees marijuana.  —  The Colorado Sun —  —  Credibility Indicators  —  Original Reporting
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Trump claims that his daughter created 10 percent of all the jobs in the United States  —  President Donald Trump speaks as his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump looks on during a news briefing on the coronavirus outbreak on March 20.  Alex Wong/Getty Images  —  Ivanka, the jobs wizard.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Axios and POLITICUSUSA
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Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
Wow: Paul Krugman Thinks There's a Correlation Between Hydroxychloroquine Push and ‘Right-Wing Medical Quackery’
Washington Post:
The coronavirus crisis is devastating the news industry. Many newspapers won't survive it.
Steve Liesman / CNBC:
1 in 4 Americans have either lost their job or had pay cut from coronavirus shutdowns: Survey
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
MSNBC Keeps Airing Trump Press Briefings Despite Host Criticisms
Alexander Nazaryan / Yahoo News:
Coronavirus is ushering in a new wave of racially motivated attacks, warns intelligence bulletin
Discussion: Twitchy
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Tucker Carlson's and Brit Hume's faulty theories about coronavirus deaths being exaggerated
Discussion: Breitbart
 Earlier Items: 
Philip Rotner / The Bulwark:
Stupid Kills: The 5 Worst GOP Governors' Responses to COVID-19
Daniel McGraw / The Bulwark:
COVID-19 and the Electoral Map
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.
NBC News:
The White House chooses its own reality with freewheeling Trump briefings
Discussion: Breitbart
John Cassidy / New Yorker:
Trump's “Light at the End of the Tunnel” Is a Delusion
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate
Victoria McGrane / The Boston Globe:
Ed Markey falling short of signatures ahead of May deadline