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10:30 AM ET, April 28, 2020


 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
President's intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat  —  U.S. intelligence agencies issued warnings about the novel coronavirus in more than a dozen classified briefings prepared for President Trump in January and February, months during which he continued to play down the threat …
Matt Viser / Washington Post:
Trump allies highlight new claims regarding allegations against Biden  —  Some allies of President Trump pointed Monday to new claims by a woman who said she was told about sexual assault allegations against Joe Biden decades ago, renewing attention to questions about the past behavior of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
Washington Post blasted for claiming ‘Trump allies’ are ‘amplifying’ Biden accuser Tara Reade
Discussion: The Hill
Amber Athey / Spectator USA:
What Biden's recent endorsers said about Kavanaugh and #MeToo
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden leads Trump in battleground Pennsylvania  —  With most Pennsylvania voters concerned about catching coronavirus and nearly six-in-ten believing the Trump administration was too slow to act, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in that battleground state.
Discussion: CNN
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden tops Trump in Michigan, where Gov. Whitmer is more popular than president  —  Judge Jeanine: Michigan Gov. Whitmer was taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis until she got caught  —  Majorities of Michigan voters are concerned about coronavirus, think President Trump …
Cristina Cabrera / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Says He ‘Never Even Thought Of’ Delaying The 2020 Election
Washington Post:   Americans support state restrictions on businesses and halt to immigration during virus outbreak, Post-U. Md. poll finds
Susan Page / USA Today:
USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Six months out, Biden jumps to lead over Trump amid coronavirus concerns
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell dangles aid to states — with a catch  —  Mitch McConnell is open to cutting a deal to provide reeling states and cities with relief during the pandemic-fueled recession.  But it will come at a price.  —  In an interview on Monday, the Senate majority leader said it's “highly likely” …
Ben White / Politico:
Trump faces the risk of a coronavirus cliff  —  Republicans are trying to pull off a high-wire act over the next three months: Reopen the economy enough to get most jobless Americans back to work and off the public dole, while resisting another giant stimulus package.
The Daily Beast:
McConnell to Move Quickly on Confirming His 38-Year-Old Protégé to the Bench
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
The Daily Beast:
Fox News Cuts Ties With Diamond & Silk, Unofficial Trump ‘Advisers’ Who Spread Bonkers Coronavirus Claims  —  The MAGA superstars lost their Fox gig after pushing absolutely bonkers conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic.  —  Fox News has cut ties with MAGA vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk …
Daniel G. Murphy / New York Post:
I've worked the coronavirus front line — and I say it's time to start opening up  —  I'm an emergency physician at St. Barnabas Hospital in The Bronx.  I have been in the ER every day these last few weeks, either supervising or providing direct care.  I contracted a COVID-19 infection …
New York Times:
N.Y.C. Deaths Reach 6 Times the Normal Level, Far More Than Coronavirus Count Suggests  —  More than 27,000 New Yorkers have died since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in March — 20,900 more than would be expected over this period and thousands more than have been captured by official coronavirus death statistics.
New York Times:
Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide  —  “She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.  —  A top emergency room doctor at a major Manhattan hospital died by suicide on Sunday, according to her father.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign lashes out over 'Don't defend Trump' memo  —  Earlier this month, the Senate Republican campaign arm circulated a memo with shocking advice to GOP candidates on responding to coronavirus: “Don't defend Trump, other than the China Travel Ban — attack China.”  —  The Trump campaign was furious.
Washington Post:
Under pressure to reopen this fall, school leaders plot unprecedented changes  —  From the White House podium to harried homes, pressure is building to reopen the nation's schools.  But the next iteration of American education will look far different from the classrooms students and teachers abruptly departed last month.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Brakkton Booker / NPR:
Tennessee Restaurants Reopen As State Sees Biggest 1-Day Jump In COVID-19 Cases  —  Restaurants across Tennessee are able to welcome dine-in customers Monday for the first time in nearly a month as the state eases restrictions put in place to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Discussion: The Tennessean and The Hill
Jaclyn Reiss / The Boston Globe:
Sunday's Boston Globe runs 21 pages of death notices as coronavirus continues to claim lives  —  As the coronavirus continued to claim lives in the past week, the paid death notices in this Sunday's edition of The Boston Globe surged to 21 pages, up from 16 pages the Sunday before.
CBS Miami:
Joe Biden Confident He'll Turn Florida Blue, Says He'll Restore Obama-Era Cuba Policies In Exclusive CBS4 Interview  —  MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Former Vice President Joe Biden admits he has a bad case of cabin fever as he spends most of his days downstairs in his basement, where he conducts video conferences …
Discussion: Breitbart
Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
In Kayleigh McEnany, Trump Taps a Press Fighter for the Coronavirus Era  —  Kayleigh McEnany saw Donald J. Trump as her ticket to stardom.  She has been fighting for him for much of her adult life, now as the president's fourth press secretary.  —  WASHINGTON — Kayleigh McEnany …
Discussion: Mediaite
Americans on Cusp of Meat Shortage With Food Chain Breaking  — ‘The food supply chain is breaking,’ Tyson chairman says  — Almost a third of U.S. pork capacity is down after outbreaks  —  The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the food supply chain to its limits.
KK Ottesen / Washington Post:
Jeff Flake on Trumpism: 'I don't know anyone who thinks that this is the future of the party'  —  Jeff Flake, 57, served Arizona in the U.S. Senate from 2013 to 2019, and for six terms in the House of Representatives before that.  He is a contributor at CBS News and lectures around the world.
Discussion: Raw Story
Mihir Zaveri / New York Times:
‘Quarantine Fatigue’ Has More People Going Outside  —  New research shows that people are venturing out more frequently, and traveling farther from home.  —  For more than a month, governors in a vast majority of states have urged people to stay indoors and away from one another …
Discussion: Althouse
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
In Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, an Oxford Group Leaps Ahead  —  As scientists at the Jenner Institute prepare for mass clinical trials, new tests show their vaccine to be effective in monkeys.  —  In the worldwide race for a vaccine to stop the coronavirus, the laboratory sprinting fastest is at Oxford University.
Sarah Owermohle / Politico:
Trump cuts U.S. research on bat-human virus transmission over China ties  —  The Trump administration abruptly cut off funding for a project studying how coronaviruses spread from bats to people after reports linked the work to a lab in Wuhan, China, at the center of conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 pandemic's origins.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Cuomo wishes he “blew the bugle” sooner on coronavirus  —  In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told me he wishes he had sounded the alarm sooner about the coronavirus.  —  Why it matters: The coronavirus has now killed more than 22,000 New Yorkers …
Oppo dumps and behind-the-scenes lobbying: Biden's VP search heats up  —  Joe Biden's advisers and allies have become torn over whether it is more important to choose an African-American or a progressive running mate.  —  While the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive …
Discussion: CNN, Fox News and Daily Kos
Tim Alberta / Politico:
‘Smoke-Filled Zoom’: Handicapping Trump vs. Biden in the Middle of a Lockdown  —  The Covid-19 pandemic is changing a lot of things, fast—and one of them is American politics.  Everything from campaigning to the way we vote is suddenly up in the air.  And that's on top of a primary season …
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
How a Digital Ad Strategy That Helped Trump Is Being Used Against Him  —  A former Facebook employee is using a tool he employed to help President Trump win to conduct tests for a progressive group, Acronym, dedicated to ousting Mr. Trump from office.  —  Facebook users in five key swing states …
Discussion: Raw Story
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Dossier Author Christopher Steele Had Previously Undisclosed Meetings With Lawyers For DNC, Clinton Campaign  — Christopher Steele shed new light on his work for the Clinton campaign and DNC, revealing in testimony last month that he met with two lawyers for the Democrats as part of his investigation into Donald Trump.
Stefan Becket / CBS News:
Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing “unidentified aerial phenomena”  —  Washington — The Pentagon on Monday formally released three unclassified videos taken by Navy pilots that have circulated for years showing interactions with “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Trump said he takes no responsibility for any spike in people using disinfectants improperly  —  Tapper: Trump's musings were there for all to see and hear  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he takes no responsibility for any spike in people using disinfectants improperly …
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Andrew C. McCarthy / National Review:
Explosive Revelations in the Flynn Case
Discussion: Power Line and
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Rose Garden / The White House:
Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing
Discussion: Politico, Breitbart and HuffPost
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Ohio holds congressional, presidential primary Tuesday after postponing voting due to coronavirus
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 Earlier Items: 
Zach Griff / The Points Guy:
Breaking: JetBlue becomes first US airline to require passenger face coverings
Ursula Perano / Axios:
IRS calls 10,000 employees back to work, must bring their own masks
Discussion: NPR and Raw Story
NBC Chicago:
Judge Issues Restraining Order Exempting Downstate Lawmaker From Pritzker's Stay-at-Home Order
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Josh Wingrove / Bloomberg:
White House Nods to Possible Transition to New President in 2021
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Paramount CFO Naveen Chopra says the company expects to take about a $1B charge in Q1 due to ongoing programming shifts and previously announced layoffs

Oliver Darcy / CNN:
The White House calls on Fox News to correct coverage of bribery claims against Biden by an informant now charged with lying; source: Fox declines to make fixes

Morgan Sung / Rest of World:
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