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9:35 AM ET, May 11, 2020


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Mary B. McCord / New York Times:
Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case.  Here's the Truth.  —  The F.B.I.'s interview of Mr. Flynn was constitutional, lawful and for a legitimate counterintelligence purpose.  —  Ms. McCord was an acting assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department from 2016 to 2017.
Jonathan Kravis / Washington Post:
I left the Justice Department after it made a disastrous mistake.  It just happened again.  —  Jonathan Kravis was a federal prosecutor for 10 years.  —  Three months ago, I resigned from the Justice Department after 10 years as a career prosecutor.  I left a job I loved because I believed …
Chuck Rosenberg / Washington Post:   The long list of people who thought Flynn's lies were material
Mary Papenfuss / HuffPost:
CEOs, Farm Bureau President Told To Remove Face Masks Before Meeting With Mike Pence  —  The vice president walked in soon afterward — without a mask — shortly after learning his press secretary had tested positive for COVID-19.  —  Four CEOs of food companies and the president …
Discussion: Slate, Political Flare and Raw Story
Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday  —  (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence is not planning to enter self-quarantine after his press secretary tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and plans to be at the White House on Monday, his office said on Sunday.
USA Today:
White House adopts new safety precautions as coronavirus moves closer to Trump's inner circle  —  WASHINGTON - With coronavirus exposure arriving in the West Wing, the White House is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of the president and his staff after two administration aides tested positive for the coronavirus.
New York Times:
White House Races to Contain Virus in Its Ranks: ‘It Is Scary to Go to Work’
Benjamin Fearnow / Newsweek:
White House Economic Adviser Says ‘It Is Scary to Go To Work’ After Staffers Test Positive for Coronavirus
Discussion: CBS News, NBC News and Slate
Kamala emerges as early Biden VP favorite as sting of debate attack fades  —  Kamala Harris was written off as a possible vice presidential pick for Joe Biden last year after a cutting debate performance where she seemed to suggest he was racially insensitive.
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:   Kamala Harris Is Weighing Her Next Step. Could It Be Vice President?
Wall Street Journal:
Barack Obama on Michael Flynn  —  The lawyer President misstates the crime and the real threat to justice.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  Barack Obama is a lawyer, so it was stunning to read that he ventured into the Michael Flynn case in a way that misstated the supposed crime and ignored …
Matt Margolis /
FLASHBACK: Barack Obama Pardoned a Former General Who Lied to the FBI
Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Trump administration cuts funding for coronavirus researcher, jeopardizing possible COVID-19 cure  —  An American scientist who collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology had his grant terminated in the wake of unsubstantiated claims that COVID-19 is either manmade or leaked out of a Chinese government lab.
Dion Rabouin / Axios:
Despite polling disadvantage, betting markets see Trump winning re-election  —  Even after the White House's delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak, unprecedented job losses and a bruising recession, investors and betting markets are still putting their money on President Trump to win re-election in November.
USA Today:
Ben Crump: Ahmaud Arbery killing reminiscent of lynching  —  Imagine for a moment that two black men with rifles jumped out of a pickup in a residential neighborhood and shot to death a white jogger because they suspected him of committing a crime.  —  Imagine the fury of justice that would rain down upon them.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Big Tech Has Crushed the News Business.  That's About to Change.  —  News organizations have long hoped that tech platforms would pay them for news.  Now regulators abroad are moving to make that happen.  —  It reads like a coroner's report on the news business, 623 pages filled with charts …
Tim Dickinson / Rolling Stone:
The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster  —  The White House's inability to track the disease as it spread across the nation crippled the government's response and led to the worst disaster this country has faced in nearly a century  —  Dr. Robert Redfield …
Discussion: Raw Story
Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Biden Is Planning an FDR-Size Presidency He thinks he'll survive Tara Reade's accusation.  But he knows he can't be an average-Joe Democrat anymore.  —  When fourth-term senator Joe Biden built his Wilmington, Delaware, home in 1996, he had no plans to turn it into a backup office …
Washington Post:
Does Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis know what he's doing?  We're about to find out.  —  Florida Man is devil-may-care and slightly oafish, beloved but not admired, newsworthy above all.  Florida Man — christened as a meme in the previous decade but perhaps as old as the state itself …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic:
Take the Shutdown Skeptics Seriously  —  Should states ease pandemic restrictions or extend lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders into the summer?  That question confronts leaders across the United States.  President Trump says that “we have to get our country open.”
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body … PLEASE NOTE  —  The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free.  For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.
Discussion: The Week
Joe Biden / Washington Post:
How the White House coronavirus response presents us with a false choice  —  Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States.  —  The coronavirus, to date, has taken the lives of more than 79,000 Americans.  One of every 5 U.S. workers has filed for unemployment …
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
Associated Press:
Virus Outbreak  —  The latest news on the worldwide virus pandemic.  —  The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic.  The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people.  For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can...
Shelly Bradbury / Denver Post:
Castle Rock restaurant reopens to Mother's Day crowds in defiance of statewide public health order  —  A Castle Rock restaurant drew crowds Sunday when it reopened fully for Mother's Day in defiance of Colorado's public health order that limits restaurants statewide to takeout and delivery services.
Discussion: The Hill, Twitchy and
New York Times:
U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks  —  Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security …
Soumya Karlamangla / Los Angeles Times:
A nurse without an N95 mask raced in to treat a ‘code blue’ patient.  She died 14 days later  —  The decision that Celia Marcos made, the one that would ultimately steal years from her life, had been hard-wired after decades working as a nurse.  —  On the ward that she oversaw …
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David R. Lurie / The Daily Beast:
The Supreme Court Can't Help Trump Now Without Hurting Itself
Discussion: Raw Story and Associated Press
Sarah Owermohle / Politico:
Why the U.S. isn't prepared to meet overwhelming demand for a coronavirus vaccine
Nectar Gan / CNN:
China hits back at so-called coronavirus ‘lies’ by US politicians as war of words escalates
John J. Pitney, Jr / The Bulwark:
Trump, Reagan, and “Mourning in America”
Discussion: Daily Kos
New York Times:
Questions of Bias in Covid-19 Treatment Add to the Mourning for Black Families
Coronavirus NJ: Hard-hit nursing homes failed infection control, staffing | Investigation
Discussion: Politico
Adam Playford / Tampa Bay Times:
How Florida slowed coronavirus: Everyone stayed home before they were told to
Discussion: The Week
Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran Says It's Ready for Unconditional Prisoner Swap With U.S. Amid Coronavirus Fears
 Earlier Items: 
NBC News:
Meet the Press - May 10, 2020  —  CHUCK TODD:  —  This Sunday: Health and the economy.
Discussion: Washington Post
Marcy Oster / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:
Republican Jewish Coalition will support primary challenger to Rep. Steve King of Iowa
James McAuley / Washington Post:
France mandates masks to control the coronavirus. Burqas remain banned.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
Gowdy Identifies Reporters Who Allegedly Peddled Misleading Adam Schiff Leaks
Discussion: Washington Examiner and Redstate
Joe Lockhart / CNN:
Why aren't editorial boards screaming: Trump has to go?
Norman Chad / Washington Post:
The pandemic has reminded us: We don't need more sports in our lives — we need less