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9:45 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: 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 …
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
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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Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
So, Tara Reade . . .  For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.  —  Did Joe Biden sexually assault Tara Reade in 1993, as she claims?  I don't know.  As is so often the case, there were no witnesses and no physical evidence, so it's literally her word against his.
Bloomberg:
Biden Accuser Leaves Democrats Struggling to Reconcile #MeToo
Discussion: Townhall, HuffPost and Twitchy
Washington Free Beacon:
Joe Biden (Still) Hasn't Faced A Single Question on Sexual Assault Allegations
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Twitchy
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Raw Story
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC:
Gilead says early results of coronavirus drug trial show improvement with shorter remdesivir treatment  — Gilead said preliminary results of a coronavirus drug trial showed at least 50% of patients treated with a five-day dosage of remdesivir improved.  —  Dr. Fauci's positive comments …
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Erika Edwards / NBC News:
‘Clear-cut’ evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says
Discussion: Associated Press, NPR and Roll Call
New York Times:
Coronavirus Live Updates: F.D.A. Plans to Announce Emergency Use of New Drug After a Trial Showed Shortened Recovery
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 …
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Associated Press:
Drug proves effective against virus as economic damage rises
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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
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 …
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
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
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
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” …
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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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New York Times:
De Blasio Breaks Up Rabbi's Funeral and Lashes Out Over Virus Distancing
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 …
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 …
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
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.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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
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 and Political Wire
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 …
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.
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 …
Isabel Holloway / emersonpolling.com:
April National Poll: Trump Down But Not Out, as Enthusiasm and Expectation Favor the President  —  A new Emerson College Polling national poll finds President Trump's approval rating at 41% approval, with 50% disapproval.  This indicates a 5 point swing in both directions since March …
The Times of Israel:
Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign  —  Affidavit quotes Trump confidant Roger Stone being told by a Jerusalem contact: ‘He is going to be defeated unless we intervene.  We have critical intell.  The key is in your hands!’
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.
Inquirer News:
Tests in recovered patients in S. Korea found false positives, not reinfections, experts say  —  SEOUL — South Korea's infectious disease experts said Thursday that dead virus fragments were the likely cause of over 260 people here testing positive again for the novel coronavirus days and even weeks after marking full recoveries.
W.J. Hennigan / TIME:
Trump Says U.S. Will Run 5 Million Daily Virus Tests ‘Very Soon.’ His Testing Chief Says That's Impossible  —  President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the U.S. will be able to carry out five million coronavirus tests per day, but the top official overseeing testing strategy told TIME earlier …
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?
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Police say death of Arizona man is not being investigated as a homicide  —  A Mesa Police spokesman refuted reports circulating in conservative media outlets, calling them “inaccurate.”  —  PHOENIX — Police said Wednesday that the death of an Arizona man who consumed a form of chloroquine phosphate …
 
 
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Baltimore Sun:
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Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
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Joanne Kenen / Politico:
End of Trump's social distancing policy spurs fears of virus rebound
Discussion: Fox News, Raw Story and The Hill
John A. Farrell / New York Times:
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Tom Heneghan / Washington Post:
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Victoria Guida / Politico:
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Paul D. Shinkman / US News:
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
More than 80 percent of hospitalized covid patients in Georgia were African American, study finds
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