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5:55 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: Vanity Fair, The Hill, Axios, Mediaite and Slate
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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
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 …
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
Top House Dem Hakeem Jeffries says Tara Reade's Biden allegation ‘serious,’ deserves investigation
Discussion: TheBlaze and Breitbart
Bloomberg:
Biden Accuser Leaves Democrats Struggling to Reconcile #MeToo
Discussion: Townhall, Twitchy and HuffPost
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.
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
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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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
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
Joanne Kenen / Politico:
End of Trump's social distancing policy spurs fears of virus rebound
Discussion: Raw Story, The Hill and Fox News
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
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.
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 …
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.
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Erika Edwards / NBC News:
‘Clear-cut’ evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says
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
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
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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
Republicans Are Absolutely Deluded if They Think Only Blue States Need a Bailout  —  The economic crisis is coming for GOP strongholds, too. … With the coronavirus crisis threatening to choke state budgets and force massive, economically damaging spending cuts, Republicans have responded …
Discussion: Vox
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 and The Week
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
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: Washington Post
 
 
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Reuters:
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Baltimore Sun:
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Tom Phillips / The Guardian:
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Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
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 Earlier Items: 
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
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
Zeke Miller / Associated Press:
Just in case: Trump to prep for transition in case he loses
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Victoria's Secret Contract That Anticipated a Pandemic
The Times of Israel:
Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign
Mark Joseph Stern / Slate:
Seven States Restrict Mail-In Voting on the Basis of Age. That's Unconstitutional.
 

 
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James Ball / Politico:
The allegations facing Will Lewis and Rob Winnett are not remotely in line with either UK or US journalism ethics; blaming British media culture is wrong

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Kerry Flynn / Axios:
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