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8:45 AM ET, April 10, 2020


 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Trump Keeps Talking.  Some Republicans Don't Like What They're Hearing.  —  Aides and allies increasingly believe the president's daily briefings are hurting him more than helping, and are urging him to let his medical experts take center stage.  —  WASHINGTON — In his daily briefings on the coronavirus …
Joe Biden / Medium:
Joe Biden Outlines New Steps to Ease Economic Burden on Working People  —  Two important steps we can take to help ease the economic burden on working people — and that I will take when I am President.  —  The news this morning of another enormous number of unemployment claims …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Barack Obama wins the Democratic primary
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:   Iowa Was Meaningless  —  We spent a lot of time covering …
Francis Wilkinson / Bloomberg:
Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’
Carla Marinucci / Politico:
Steyer endorses Biden while prodding him on young voters
Discussion: The Hill and The Daily Beast
Tucker Carlson / Fox News:
What exactly is Joe Biden's position on the coronavirus pandemic?
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Trump administration pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month  —  The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month, raising concerns among health experts and economists of a possible covid-19 resurgence if Americans return to their normal lives before the virus is truly stamped out.
New York Times:
Does Vote-by-Mail Favor Democrats?  No. It's a False Argument by Trump.  —  Even some Republican officials, disagreeing with president, say that vote-by-mail has not hurt the G.O.P. in elections.  —  President Trump said that if the United States switched to all-mail voting …
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Trump might want to get a head start on packing his bags
Discussion: NPR and New York Times
Robert J. McCarthy / The Buffalo News:
Cuomo OKs expanded absentee ballot use for June 23
Josh Boswell / Daily Mail:
Changed name, alleged fraudster dad: Meet Trump's favorite reporter  — reveals questions over how OAN's Chaneil Rion obtained a White House ‘hard pass.’ She refuses to socially distance and has been dubbed Trump's favorite reporter.
Travis Gettys / Raw Story:
Bizarre background of Trump's new favorite White House reporter exposed in wild tabloid investigation  —  President Donald Trump's favorite White House reporter has murky background, a name change, a notorious fiancé, an accused fraudster dad and a TV psychic grandmother.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Associated Press:
Barr says Russia probe was started ‘without basis’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to …
David Lat / Washington Post:
I spent six days on a ventilator with covid-19.  It saved me, but my life is not the same.  —  David Lat is the founding editor of Above the Law, a website covering the legal profession, and a managing director at Lateral Link, a legal recruiting firm.  —  The ventilator has become an object …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags?  —  A Silicon Valley C.E.O., Jared Kushner, and the race to get P.P.E. for America's hospitals.  —  On Saturday, March 21st, while Donald Trump was tweeting about the “Chinese virus” and circulating praise for the “great job we've done …
Pelosi warns Trump not to reopen country too soon  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Thursday that the House is unlikely to return to session later this month, her clearest indication yet that Congress — like the rest of the country — could remain shuttered for weeks or even longer as the coronavirus crisis continues.
ABC News:   White House braces for congressional probes of coronavirus response
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Trump approval dips as Americans question his handling of coronavirus crisis  —  After rising to some of the highest levels of his presidency, Donald Trump's approval ratings have leveled off in recent surveys.  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's job approval has taken a negative turn …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Washington Times and CNN
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Trust in Trump's Virus Response Is Falling. What Does It Mean for November?
Exclusive: Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, in solitary confinement  —  (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws …
Discussion: Fox News
Memo: The Staggering Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic  —  It is important for policymakers to understand the toll this is taking on the public, as well as noting the racial disparities that are being further exacerbated by this situation.  And they need to act now because …
People are luring Instacart shoppers with big tips — and then changing them to zero  —  New York (CNN Business)In late March, Instacart worker Annaliisa Arambula accepted a grocery order that came with a big tip: $55.  The store was just down the street, everything the customer wanted was available …
Jason Koebler / VICE:
The Viral ‘Study’ About Runners Spreading Coronavirus Is Not Actually a Study  —  In the last 24 hours, a computer simulation by a team of Belgian engineers that tracks the “spread droplets” and “slipstream” of the exhalations, coughs, and sneezes of people who are running, walking, or cycling has gone viral.
Jim Tankersley / New York Times:
Virus Throws Millions More Out of Work, and Washington Struggles to Keep Pace  —  Federal efforts to keep businesses operating and workers employed have so far failed to stop the bleeding as the coronavirus tears through the economy in devastating ways.  —  WASHINGTON — When the federal …
CBS News:
Views of Trump's handling of coronavirus outbreak slip again - CBS News poll  —  Most Americans continue to think the battle against the coronavirus outbreak is going badly, and few would feel comfortable being out in crowded spaces now.  There's a collective uncertainty about where things are headed next …
Discussion: Political Wire
Tim Alberta / Politico:
‘The Woman in Michigan’ Goes National  —  The phone rings once.  —  “Hello?”  —  It's a man's voice: gruff, impatient.  —  “Hi there,” the female caller says.  “May I please speak with John?”  —  “Who's this?”  —  “Gretchen Whitmer.”  —  A three-second pause.  —  “Governor Whitmer?”
Detroit Free Press:
New Whitmer order bans ‘travel between residences,’ with a few exceptions  —  LANSING — After Friday, Michigan residents will no longer be able to jump in the car — or cross the street — to visit friends and relatives inside the state, or to go to the cottage Up North, with limited exceptions.
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Small Businesses Wait for Cash as Disaster Loan Program Unravels  —  Owners were supposed to be able to get up to $2 million.  Now they're being told the cap is $15,000 — if they can get any answers at all.  —  Flooded by requests for help like never before, a federal disaster loan program …
Discussion: The Colorado Sun and Reason
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
‘How Do I Get Help?’  Dying Coronavirus Patient Asked Alexa  —  Lou Ann Dagen, 66, was one of six residents who died from the virus at one nursing home outside Grand Rapids, Mich., a spokesman for the center said.  —  They lived about 20 minutes apart in Michigan, but when a cousin gave …
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘He needs to let his experts speak’: Haley offers Trump messaging advice amid pandemic  —  She praised the president's willingness to “over-communicate.”  —  Nikki Haley.  John Lamparski/Getty Images  —  Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested Friday …
Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump contradicts experts, says widespread coronavirus testing not needed to reopen the country  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus.  For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter.
Noah Goldberg / New York Daily News:
A Brooklyn courthouse was still packed as coronavirus spread.  Judges, their staffs and lawyers are paying the price.  —  Dozens of lawyers, court officers and clerks crowded onto the wooden benches in Judge Johnny Lee Baynes' courtroom on March 12 as they waited for the judge to hear cases …
Florida governor falsely claims the coronavirus hasn't killed anyone under 25  —  (CNN)Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falsely claimed Thursday that the novel coronavirus hasn't killed anyone under 25 nationwide while discussing a timeline for reopening schools in the state.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
RNC launches digital ads praising Trump on coronavirus  —  The Republican National Committee is launching a seven-figure advertising campaign lavishing praise on President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, as the president confronts a sustained assault from liberal groups over his response to the crisis.
Detroit News:
Inside Sinai-Grace ‘war zone’: ‘We started to run out of body bags’  —  Detroit — Medical workers at Detroit Medical Center's Sinai-Grace paint a grim picture of the hospital's emergency department these past weeks as they scrambled to care for coronavirus patients: patients dying in hallways …
Gabby Orr / Politico:
To fight coronavirus, Trump and Pence lean into religion — in their own ways  —  As the nation's coronavirus death toll continues to climb, millions of religious Americans have been left to observe Holy Week in isolation: no Passover gatherings with relatives who flew in for the occasion …
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York's Virus Epicenter  —  In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.  —  Anil Subba, a Nepali Uber driver from Jackson Heights, Queens, died just hours after doctors at Elmhurst Hospital thought he might be strong enough to be removed from a ventilator.
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Kendall Karson / ABC News:
More than half of Americans wear masks as coronavirus' new normal takes hold: POLL
Discussion: ABC7
Thomas Joseph White / First Things:
Epidemic Danger and Catholic Sacraments
Discussion: National Review
Marty Johnson / The Hill:
FDA warns Alex Jones to stop promoting false coronavirus cures
Matt Welch / Reason:
3 Ways New York Botched the Coronavirus Response in March
Discussion: New York Post
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘The Good Fight’ Stages Surreal Return: A Hillary Presidency, “Trump TV” and a Free Weinstein
Sam Dorman / Fox News:
James Carville says Republicans ‘will kill people to stay in power, literally’
Discussion: Associated Press and WTOP
Jorge Fitz-Gibbon / New York Post:
China to reclassify dogs as pets, not livestock, in wake of coronavirus
 Earlier Items: 
Shawn Cohen / Daily Mail:
EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein beats coronavirus: Rapist, 68, is released from his 14-day quarantine …
Discussion: Page Six and The Wrap
Amy Maxmen / Nature:
Thousands of coronavirus tests are going unused in US labs
Zahra Hirji / BuzzFeed News:
At Least 5,400 Health Care Workers Have Been Infected By The Coronavirus. …
Discussion: BuzzFeed
NBC News:
U.S. spy agencies collected raw intel hinting at public health crisis in Wuhan, China, in November
Washington Post:
At White House coronavirus briefings, rescue efforts are extensive but often aspirational