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8:35 AM ET, April 30, 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: The Hill, Vanity Fair, Axios, Mediaite and Slate
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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
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 …
Discussion: The Hill
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 (AP) — President Donald Trump erupted at his top political advisers last week when they presented him with worrisome polling data that showed his support eroding in a series of battleground states as his response to the coronavirus comes under criticism.
Discussion: Axios
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:   Trump to launch first 2020 ad blitz after erupting over reelection woes
Rebecca Klar / The Hill:   Poll shows Trump, Biden in tight race in Texas
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 …
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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 …
Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Here's who's helping Joe Biden select a running mate
Discussion: ABC News, Politico and The Hill
CNN:
Kirsten Gillibrand on Tara Reade allegation: ‘I support Vice President Biden’
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Top House Dem Hakeem Jeffries says Tara Reade's Biden allegation ‘serious,’ deserves investigation
Discussion: TheBlaze and Breitbart
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.
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Politico:   Documents show FBI debated how to handle investigation of Michael Flynn
Sean Davis / The Federalist:
Explosive New Flynn Documents Show FBI Goal Was To ‘Get Him Fired’
Discussion: Redstate
New York Times:
Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks at Brooklyn Funeral Home  —  Neighbors complained of a foul odor coming from trucks parked outside the home, which had a broken freezer, a law enforcement official said.  —  2,500 Mourners Jam a Hasidic Funeral, Creating a Flash Point for de Blasio
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: Fox News, The Hill and The Week
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
Gal Beckerman / New York Times:
What Do Famous People's Bookshelves Reveal?  —  In quarantine, people are inadvertently exposing their reading habits — embarrassing, surprising and impressive.  —  Bibliophiles do not approach bookshelves lightly.  A stranger's collection is to us a window to their soul.
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 …
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Corky Siemaszko / NBC News:
Florida governor announces plan to slowly reopen Sunshine State on Monday after coronavirus shutdown
Discussion: Florida Politics and Redstate
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Bill de Blasio's new low: blaming the Jews  —  Well, Bill de Blasio, you certainly showed us Jews, didn't you, on Tuesday night?  Yep, you called us out, all 1.2 million of us New York City Jews, and I really hope you enjoyed it.  Because I know it's not fun being mayor right now.
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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:
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
Jessica Taylor / The Cook Political Report:
South Carolina Senate Moves to Likely Republican  —  It's hard to think of a politician who has undergone a bigger evolution over the past four years than South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham.  But could that very political makeover hurt him at the ballot box in 2020, even in a reliably red state?
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 …
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.
Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
House says it wants to keep investigating Trump for possible impeachable offenses  —  Washington (CNN)The House Judiciary Committee says it needs grand jury secrets from the Mueller investigation as soon as Friday, so it can keep investigating President Donald Trump for potentially impeachable offenses …
Discussion: American Greatness
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The Times of Israel:   Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign
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.
Discussion: Redstate
Agence France-Presse:
Germany bans Hezbollah, raids mosques  —  Odd ANDERSEN with Michelle FITZPATRICK in Frankfurt  —  A police officer walks out of Al-Irschad Mosque during a raid in Berlin, as dozens of police and special forces stormed mosques and associations linked to Hezbollah in Bremen, Berlin, Dortmund and Muenster early Thursday
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Many field hospitals went largely unused, will be shut down  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Gleaming new tent hospitals sit empty on two suburban New York college campuses, never having treated a single coronavirus patient.  Convention centers that were turned into temporary hospitals in other cities went mostly unused.
New York Times:
Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs  —  Some analysts are worried that the pressure from senior officials could distort assessments about the coronavirus and be used as a weapon in an escalating battle with China.  —  WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration officials …
Discussion: Raw Story, ABC News and Just The News
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
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden up 50-42 over Trump in New Hampshire: poll  —  A new general election survey in the battleground state of New Hampshire indicates Joe Biden with a single-digit lead over President Trump if the November election was held right now.  —  The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee tops …
Discussion: Washington Post
 
 
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New York Times:
Trump's Disinfectant Talk Trips Up Sites' Vows Against Misinformation
Discussion: Raw Story
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Republicans Are Absolutely Deluded if They Think Only Blue States Need a Bailout
Discussion: Vox
Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
‘So what?’: Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll
Discussion: Foreign Policy
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19
Pete Williams / NBC News:
Appeals court, in blow to Kobach, strikes down Kansas law requiring proof of citizenship to vote
Discussion: Breitbart
New York Times:
Elite Prep Schools, Set Back by Virus, Face a Quandary on Federal Aid
 Earlier Items: 
Mehdi Hasan / The Intercept:
Sen. Josh Hawley Is Cast as a GOP Leader After Trump. But Like Trump, He's a Faux-Populist.
Daniel Lippman / Politico:
Bolton book release pushed back again, to late June
Discussion: The Hill
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Victoria's Secret Contract That Anticipated a Pandemic
New York Times:
Trump Appointees Manipulated Agency's Payday Lending Research, Ex-Staffer Claims
Discussion: Raw Story
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely
Discussion: CNBC and The Week
Amanda Mull / The Atlantic:
Georgia's Experiment in Human Sacrifice
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