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10:15 AM ET, April 10, 2020


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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.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Top Trump ally sounds 2020 election alarm over coronavirus response
Discussion: Raw Story and The Week
JM Rieger / Washington Post:
How Trump has put the onus on states amid the coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: Politico
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 and Mediaite
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
Discussion: Bloomberg
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 …
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 …
Ryan Lizza / Politico:
Barack Obama wins the Democratic primary  —  In the end, the most influential politician of 2020 might be the one who has been the most silent.  —  With Bernie Sanders exiting the race and Joe Biden taking on the mantle of presumptive nominee, the man who hovered quietly over the race for more than a year …
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:   Iowa Was Meaningless  —  We spent a lot of time covering …
Ezra Klein / Vox:
I've read the plans to reopen the economy.  They're scary.  —  Medical personnel from Riverside University Health Systems administer a coronavirus test during drive-through testing.  Bob Riha Jr./Getty Images  —  There is no plan to return to normal.  —  Over the past few days …
Discussion: Washington Post and The Nation
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?”
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 …
Joy Pullmann / The Federalist:
Indiana Governor To Churches: Worship As I Say Or Be Shut Down  —  The governor is telling Christians how worship must be done and with stricter rules than for all other public gatherings.  That is none of his damned business.
Thomas Joseph White / First Things:
Epidemic Danger and Catholic Sacraments
Discussion: National Review
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.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
MGM Ordered to Deliver Unaired ‘Apprentice’ Footage in Marketing Scam Lawsuit Against Trumps  —  The decision comes in an unidentified woman's lawsuit against The Trump Corporation and multiple members of the Trump family.  —  Journalists, litigants and even actor Tom Arnold for years …
Discussion: Bloomberg and The US Sun
Quint Forgey / Politico:
‘He needs to let his experts speak’: Haley offers Trump messaging advice amid pandemic  —  Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested Friday that President Donald Trump should “let his experts speak” at the White House's daily coronavirus briefings.
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Trump might want to get a head start on packing his bags  —  There is only one logical reason President Trump is so desperately trying to cast doubt on the outcome of an election that's still seven months away: He knows he is likely to lose.  —  To use a football analogy …
Discussion: NPR and New York Times
Giovanni Russonello / New York Times:
Trust in Trump's Virus Response Is Falling.  What Does It Mean for November?  —  Polls suggest that faith in the president to handle the outbreak has slipped among some crucial voting blocs in the general election.  —  Americans are rapidly losing faith in President Trump's handling …
Sahil Kapur / NBC News:
Trump approval dips as Americans question his handling of coronavirus crisis
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Times
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 …
ABC News:
White House braces for congressional probes of coronavirus response  —  Multiple oversight entities in Congress are vying to examine the response.  —  Late last month, when asked how the administration will hold the Treasury Department accountable for the $500 billion coronavirus relief fund …
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.
Brent Scher / Washington Free Beacon:
Biden and Trump Agreed to Keep Details of Their Call Private.  Then Biden Told Us Everything He Said.  —  Though President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden said they had agreed to keep the details of their Monday phone call private, Biden appears to have reneged on the agreement.
Discussion: Reason
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Everything Is Awful.  So Why Is the Stock Market Booming?  —  Investors are betting that powerful interventions from Washington will protect the long-term profitability of major companies.  —  What on earth is the stock market doing?  —  Death and despair are all around.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Molly Beck / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin health department tracking whether new coronavirus cases are tied to Tuesday's in-person voting  —  MADISON - The state health department is tracking new cases of the coronavirus to determine whether it was spread among voters during Tuesday's spring election.
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
Battleground North Carolina: The Suburban Vote  —  I have been thinking a lot about North Carolina these days.  While the former “Blue Wall” states get the lion's share of coverage, North Carolina is actually the bigger bang for the buck.  It is one of just two states — the other is Arizona …
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
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
The Best-Case Scenario for Coronavirus Is That It's Way More Infectious Than We Think  —  We're committed to keeping our readers informed. … Over the past few days, some glimmers of relative hope have flickered down the end of what had seemed until recently a possibly endless tunnel.
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 …
Kyle Smith / New York Post:
Stop the sickening ‘Cuomo Brothers Feel-Good Pandemic Variety Show’  —  So how is CNN approaching the two most important elected officials in the country in these days of crisis?  —  At Elected Official One, CNN directs a nonstop barrage of antagonistic questions, along with hostile commentary disguised …
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 …
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 …
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.
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Nonvoters Are Not Privileged.  They Are Disproportionately Lower-Income, Non-White and Dissatisfied With The Two Parties.  —  Not even twenty-four hours have elapsed since Bernie Sanders announced that he was suspending his presidential run, and already a shaming campaign has been launched …
Discussion: Reason
Kendall Karson / ABC News:
More than half of Americans wear masks as coronavirus' new normal takes hold: POLL  —  An overwhelming majority of Americans remain concerned about the virus.  —  More than half of Americans who went out in public in the last week say they've worn a face mask, as an overwhelming majority …
Discussion: ABC7
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CBS News:
Voting in a pandemic: Officials sound alarm about November elections
Gabby Orr / Politico:
To fight coronavirus, Trump and Pence lean into religion — in their own ways
Discussion: Raw Story
Detroit News:
Inside Sinai-Grace ‘war zone’: ‘We started to run out of body bags’
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
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Vigdor / New York Times:
‘How Do I Get Help?’ Dying Coronavirus Patient Asked Alexa
Discussion: Kaiser Health News
Amy Maxmen / Nature:
Thousands of coronavirus tests are going unused in US labs
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Small Businesses Wait for Cash as Disaster Loan Program Unravels
Discussion: The Colorado Sun and Reason
NBC News:
U.S. spy agencies collected raw intel hinting at public health crisis in Wuhan, China, in November
New York Times:
‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York's Virus Epicenter
Joe Biden / Medium:
Joe Biden Outlines New Steps to Ease Economic Burden on Working People