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11:30 PM ET, April 29, 2020

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Jeremy Diamond / CNN:
Trump erupts at campaign manager as reelection stress overflows  —  (CNN)As he huddled with advisers on Friday evening, President Donald Trump was still fuming over his sliding poll numbers and the onslaught of criticism he was facing for suggesting a day earlier that ingesting disinfectant might prove effective against coronavirus.
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Axios, The Hill, Slate and Mediaite
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New York Times:
Polls Had Trump Stewing, and Lashing Out at His Own Campaign  —  The president erupted recently at his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, after seeing polling data that showed Mr. Trump trailing Joe Biden in several states.  —  Frustrated by a faltering economy that is out of his control …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump says he does not believe polls that show Biden ahead in presidential race  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Reuters on Wednesday he does not believe opinion polls that show his likely Democratic presidential opponent, Joe Biden, leading in the 2020 race for the White House.
Discussion: Raw Story and Political Wire
Josh Dawsey / Washington Post:
Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden  —  President Trump's advisers presented him with the results of internal polling last week that showed him falling behind former vice president Joe Biden in key swing states in the presidential race …
Associated Press:   Trump erupts at campaign team as his poll numbers slide
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:   Poll shows Trump, Biden in tight race in Texas
Washington Post:
Biden himself should address the Tara Reade allegations and release relevant records  —  TARA READE deserves to be heard, and voters deserve to hear her.  They deserve to hear from Joe Biden, too.  —  The former vice president and probable Democratic presidential nominee has yet to speak publicly …
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Michael J. Stern / USA Today:
Why I'm skeptical about Reade's sexual assault claim against Biden: Ex-prosecutor  —  If we must blindly accept every allegation of sexual assault, the #MeToo movement is just a hit squad.  And it's too important to be no more than that.  —  During 28 years as a state and federal prosecutor …
New York Times:
Democratic Frustration Mounts as Biden Remains Silent on Sexual Assault Allegation  —  Activists and women's rights advocates have urged Mr. Biden to address a former aide's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993.  His lack of response has angered them.
BuzzFeed News:
After One Tweet To President Trump, This Man Got $69 Million From New York For Ventilators  —  We may all be at home, but that hasn't stopped our reporters from breaking exclusive stories like this one.  To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today.
Gregg Re / Fox News:
FBI discussed interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ and ‘get him fired,’ handwritten notes show  —  Explosive new internal FBI documents unsealed Wednesday show that top bureau officials discussed their motivations for interviewing then-national security adviser Michael Flynn …
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Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Explosive New Flynn Documents Show FBI Goal Was To ‘Get Him Fired’
Discussion: Redstate
Kathleen McGrory / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data.  The state made them stop.  —  When the medical examiners' list was available, it showed more deaths than the state's count.  —  State officials have stopped releasing the list of coronavirus deaths being compiled …
Erika Edwards / NBC News:
‘Clear-cut’ evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says  —  Despite conflicting reports over the success of remdesivir, the NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci says there's proof the drug can block the coronavirus.  —  Fauci: Remdesivir trial is ‘opening the door’ to possible coronavirus treatments
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New York Times:
Trump Appointees Manipulated Agency's Payday Lending Research, Ex-Staffer Claims  —  A former economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accused Trump appointees of steering the bureau's reversal on payday lending rules to gut a key provision.  —  Last summer, on his final …
Discussion: Raw Story
KTAR.com:
President Trump coming to Arizona to address industry-related matters  —  PHOENIX — President Donald Trump will be traveling to Arizona next week to address matters regarding industry.  —  “I think I'm going to Arizona next week, and we look forward to that,” Trump said Wednesday during …
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Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump says he will visit Arizona next week, maybe Ohio
Discussion: Politico and Breitbart
CNN:
GOP senator gives activists grim 2020 assessment amid fears over holding Senate  —  (CNN)Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican up for reelection and a close Trump confidant, issued a blunt warning to GOP activists during an off-the-record conference call this week: Democrats are in position to turn his state blue and take the Senate.
Discussion: Raw Story
Wall Street Journal:
Joe Grogan to Resign as Top White House Domestic Policy Adviser  —  The head of the president's Domestic Policy Council has played a key role in the coronavirus response  —  WASHINGTON—Top White House policy adviser Joe Grogan is leaving his post, the latest sign of turnover as the administration grapples with a coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Liel Leibovitz / Tablet Magazine:
The Blood on de Blasio's Hands  —  He bungled his COVID-19 response, plunging the city into a charnel.  Now he is blaming the Jews.
Discussion: Instapundit
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Steve Holland / Reuters:
Exclusive: Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes China's handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.
Discussion: The Hill
Bloomberg:
Trump's ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Aims to Rush Coronavirus Vaccine  — Secret project has goal of 100 million doses by year's end  — Fauci has said vaccine will take 12 to 18 months to develop  —  The Trump administration is quietly organizing a Manhattan Project-style effort …
New York Times:
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported, C.D.C. Data Suggests  —  Total deaths in seven states that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are nearly 50 percent higher than normal for the five weeks from March 8 through April 11, according to new death statistics …
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
Israel nears a point of no return  —  Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.  —  The coronavirus pandemic may be ravaging the world, but it proved the ultimate boon to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  The public health emergency helped Netanyahu delay his corruption trial …
Discussion: Al Jazeera
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Devastated by the coronavirus, the U.S. economy is sinking.  And the plunge is accelerating.  —  Now, as some businesses in a few states start to trickle back to work, hopes are beginning to arise that the economy …
Discussion: CNBC, The Week and Politico
Tim Miller / The Bulwark:
The Stories Dan Crenshaw Tells Himself  —  The pathos of Trump's most effective defender.  —  In a new book out this month, a Republican member of Congress offers one of the most brutal and surgical eviscerations of President Trump's leadership style that has been put to print.
Discussion: The Bulwark Podcast and Twitchy
Emma Tucker / The Daily Beast:
Jared Kushner Calls Coronavirus Response ‘a Great Success Story’ as Death Toll Nears 60,000  —  UM, WHAT?!  —  President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has been largely absent amid the coronavirus crisis in recent weeks, said on Wednesday that “this is a great success story” …
Amanda Mull / The Atlantic:
Georgia's Experiment in Human Sacrifice  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  At first, Derek Canavaggio thought he would be able to ride out the coronavirus pandemic at home until things were safe.
Jackie Salo / New York Post:
WHO lauds lockdown-ignoring Sweden as a ‘model’ for countries going forward  —  The World Health Organization lauded Sweden as a “model” for battling the coronavirus as countries lift lockdowns — after the nation controversially refused restrictions.  —  Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO's top emergencies expert …
Discussion: TheBlaze, IJR and CNN
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Fleming never got to say goodbye to his father.  He didn't know his dad was fading away on a ventilator, diagnosed with coronavirus at the federal prison where he was serving time for a drug charge.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Bolton book release pushed back again, to late June  —  The publication of former Trump national security adviser John Bolton's tell-all book has been pushed back again to at least late June, according to a notice from Amazon.com, amid an extensive prepublication review by the National Security Council.
Discussion: The Hill
The Daily Beast:
Trump Encouraged Sean Hannity to Go After the New York Times  —  Trump thought it was a good idea for Hannity to explore legal action against the news outlet for its critical coverage of how Fox News handled the coronavirus crisis.  —  Over the past month, as Fox News personality Sean Hannity seethed …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Victoria's Secret Contract That Anticipated a Pandemic  —  A buyout firm is trying to back out of its deal for Victoria's Secret, citing the coronavirus.  The contract's wording will make that tricky.  —  It's no wonder the buyout firm Sycamore Partners is trying to back out of its $525 million deal …
Gavin Evans / Complex:
Georgia Drops Driving Test Requirement for License Due to Pandemic  —  Under a new executive order given by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, teenagers within the Peach State will no longer need to pass a formal driving test in order to secure a driver's license.  Instead they'll just have to get the ‘A-okay’ from their parents.
CNN:
Meat plant workers to Trump: Employees aren't going to show up  —  New York (CNN Business)Meat-processing plant workers are concerned about President Donald Trump's executive order that compels plants to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.  Meat plant employees are among America's …
Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
‘So what?’:  Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll  —  Outrage at president's response to news that more than 5,000 people have lost their lives  —  Play Video  —  More than 5,000 Brazilians have lost their lives to the coronavirus - even more people than in China …
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Sen. Josh Hawley Is Cast as a GOP Leader After Trump.  But Like Trump, He's a Faux-Populist.  —  Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images  —  What if Donald Trump loses in November, but the Republicans come back in 2024 with a smarter, slicker, savvier version of Trump?
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Seven States Restrict Mail-In Voting on the Basis of Age.  That's Unconstitutional.  —  The 26th Amendment takes on newfound importance in the pandemic. … The 26th Amendment is often viewed as a relic of the Vietnam War era, when 18-year-olds protested the fact that they were old enough to be drafted but not to cast a ballot.
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Appeals court, in blow to Kobach, strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote  —  Advocates hailed the ruling, a setback for former GOP secretary of state Kris Kobach, as a big win for ballot access.  —  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Wednesday declared unconstitutional …
Discussion: Breitbart
 
 
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Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Republicans Are Absolutely Deluded if They Think Only Blue States Need a Bailout
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Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden up 50-42 over Trump in New Hampshire: poll
Reuters:
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Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
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John A. Farrell / New York Times:
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Tom Heneghan / Washington Post:
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Inquirer News:
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Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Just in case: Trump to prep for transition in case he loses
Isabel Holloway / emersonpolling.com:
April National Poll: Trump Down But Not Out, as Enthusiasm and Expectation Favor the President
The Times of Israel:
Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
More than 80 percent of hospitalized covid patients in Georgia were African American, study finds
W.J. Hennigan / TIME:
Trump Says U.S. Will Run 5 Million Daily Virus Tests ‘Very Soon.’ His Testing Chief Says That's Impossible