WH Coronavirus Task Force Holds Briefing At 5:45 PM ET

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force are scheduled to hold a briefing at 5:45 p.m. ET. Trump is likely to discuss Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s screed about firing former Capt. Brett Crozier, who raised concerns over the spread of COVID-19 on his ship, as well as the HHS watchdog’s report that found the federal government partially responsible for medical supply shortages. Follow along with the TPM staff below: [Author: Summer Concepcion]
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Trump aide Peter Navarro says 'second opinion' needed on Fauci's view of anti-malaria drug

Navarro's comments come a day after reports of a heated argument during a White House coronavirus task force meeting on Saturday about the drug.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Schumer Urges Meadows To Push Trump To Appoint COVID-19 Czar

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said in a tweet Monday that he spoke with newly appointed White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to help him push President Trump to appoint a coronavirus czar. Politico Playbook reported Monday that Schumer called up Meadows the night before to help him convince Trump to fully invoke the Defense Production Act and to appoint a czar who would be in charge of the production and distribution of medical supplies and equipment to help combat the coronav...
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Pelosi Says Next Stimulus Round Will Be $1 Trillion or More

(Bloomberg) -- Congress‘s next stimulus bill to prop up the U.S. economy during the coronavirus crisis will be at least another $1 trillion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a private conference call.The next stimulus package would be focused on replenishing funds for programs established in Congress’s $2.2 trillion virus relief bill signed into law last month, according to people on the call. Pelosi said there should be additional direct payments to individuals, extended unemploymen...
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Where Things Stand: Trump Speaks For Himself

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is returning to the first lady’s team as chief-of-staff, leaving behind a likely calculated legacy of not once holding a press briefing. White House chief-of-staff Mark Meadows is reportedly appointing Kayleigh McEnany, who serves as a spokesperson for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, to replace Grisham. But is the replacement just a formality, at least for now? Since the coronavirus task force began holding it’s daily briefings, Pres...
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Revealed: Wisconsin's black and student populations at highest risk of voter purges

Guardian analysis finds those expected to vote Democrat nearly twice as likely to be flagged for removal from voting rollsLaquesha Ellis couldn’t figure out why her voter registration could be stricken. The 31-year-old has lived with her two sons in the same gray shingled duplex in a majority black neighborhood for years.Yet when the Guardian told her her name was one of one in 14 Wisconsin voters at risk of being removed from the voter rolls for potentially having changed addresses, Ellis was s...
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Amid ‘critical’ coronavirus period in LA County, picture begins emerging of impact by ethnicity

An early picture began emerging this week of how COVID-19 is coursing though the diverse contours of Los Angeles County’s populations. For weeks, that as-yet unrevealed breakdown had been defined by a limited number of tests, where they are taken and who was deemed eligible to take them. But the data will grow — and the data mosaic will grow more complete — in the weeks ahead, as the scope of testing expands and the resulting demographics are scutinized. The limited scope of testing has been a s...
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With hospitals stressed, U.S. enters 'peak death week' in coronavirus crisis

The United States entered what an official called the "peak death week" of the coronavirus on Monday while a watchdog report said hospitals were struggling to maintain and expand capacity to care for infected patients. The U.S. death toll, which topped 10,000 on Monday, was rapidly closing in on Italy and Spain, the countries with the most fatalities to date at nearly 16,000 and about 12,500 respectively, according to a Reuters tally of official data. "It's going to be the peak hospitalizati...
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'I have a PhD': The spotlight is now on Peter Navarro's role in White House coronavirus response

Peter Navarro has a Harvard degree, and he isn’t shy about letting it be known. "You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much,” Navarro joked after President Trump introduced him last week as director of supply-chain issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Nations flood economies with aid; airlines retreat from NYC

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. CENTRAL BANKS AND GOVERNMENT: The White House is considering coronavirus “war bonds” to fund the federal response to the pandemic.
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Trump has a 'small personal financial interest' in hydroxycholorquine drugmaker. Allies have bigger stakes.

President Trump has been promoting the malaria and lupus drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 "with all of the enthusiasm of a real estate developer," even as the medical experts on his coronavirus task force have repeatedly "warned against overselling a drug yet to be proved a safe remedy, particularly for heart patients," The New York Times reports. Some hospitals in Sweden stopped using hodroxycholoriquinine to treat the coronavirus due to adverse side effects, and the International Soci...
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Trump lashes out at reporter during coronavirus briefing: 'You will never make it'

President Trump on Monday berated a reporter during the White House coronavirus task force briefing.
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WH Trade Adviser Claims He’s Qualified To Speak On COVID-19 Treatment Because He’s A ‘Social Scientist’

On Monday morning, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro argued that his background in social science means he has the aptitude for handling the COVID-19 outbreak. CNN anchor John Berman asked Navarro about his stormy argument with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Situation Room meeting, during which the adviser had insisted that a flawed study proved that hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, would treat COVID-19. As Fauci pointed ou...
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California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced earlier the nation's most populous state would share some of its ventilators, a necessary tool to keep struggling patients breathing, with the national stockpile even as it hunts for more of its own supplies...
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Inspector General Michael Atkinson believes Trump fired him over the Ukraine scandal

President Trump informed Congress late Friday that he intends to fire Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson after a mandatory 30-day period but also said he was placing Atkinson on immediate administrative leave. "Inspectors general are traditionally removed for 'cause' — usually involving misconduct," The Washington Post notes. "In Atkinson's case, there was no apparent misconduct. Rather, Trump said in a letter to Congress on Friday night that it was 'no lon...
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The hydroxychloroquine debate: Donald Trump has advertised it as a coronavirus treatment. Here's what we know about the malaria drug.

The anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness against COVID-19 is stirring up more drama in the White House.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus sheds light on how many Southern Californians still lack internet access

Jessica Lopez’s struggle to afford home internet service has always been inconvenient, making it tough for her 6-year-old daughter to do school assignments or for Lopez to complete online forms occasionally required by her employers at the Hilton of Anaheim. Now the coronavirus pandemic has moved her daughter’s kindergarten entirely online and shuttered her hotel, eliminating her job busing tables. And Lopez said her lack of internet access is forcing some tough decisions. Though she’s trying to...
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Trump's White House wrestles with clashes, drama as he battles coronavirus pandemic

From the debate over hydroxychloroquine to the firing of an inspector general, Trump continues to fight internal divisions while battling coronavirus.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A new 22-page report details how the coronavirus has changed livestream viewer habits on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms. Here are the 4 key takeaways.

As consumers spend time at home in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many are tuning into livestreams on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.  Tubular Labs, a social-video analytics firm, put together a 22-page report on livestreaming behavior during March.  The company saw a significant uptick in livestream viewership, noting that real-time news, music, gaming, and animal content were particularly popular last month.  Here are four key takeaways from Tubular's re...
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A new 22-page report breaks down how livestream video has surged in the last month on YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms. Here are the 4 key takeaways.

As consumers spend time at home in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, many are tuning into livestreams on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.  Tubular Labs, a social-video analytics firm, put together a 22-page report on livestreaming behavior during March.  The company saw a significant uptick in livestream viewership, noting that real-time news, music, gaming, and animal content were particularly popular last month.  Here are four key takeaways from Tubular's re...
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How To Fight A Politicized Supreme Court The American Way

The following is the first installment in a TPM series, “Not Safe At Home: Solutions For Our Democratic Crisis.” As America battles the coronavirus, this series takes a look at fixes the next Congress and President should consider to how our democracy works — ideas that predate the coronavirus, and that will resurface after it has passed. This essay  is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis.    Many smart progressives today argue for various plans aimed at depoliticizing ...
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Trump Keeps Fuming Over HHS IG’s Time In Obama Admin

President Trump on Tuesday continued airing his grievances against the HHS inspector general, who authored a new report finding “severe” shortages of testing supplies. During the White House coronavirus task force briefing Monday evening, Trump grew increasingly exasperated as reporters pressed him about the testing shortages mentioned in the HHS inspector general’s report. Trump then took aim at the the author of the report, HHS principal deputy inspector general Christi Grimm, by falsely acc...
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Peter Navarro Touts His Qualifications on Unproven Coronavirus Drug: ‘I’m a Social Scientist’

Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro roundly dismissed concerns from the nation’s top infectious-disease expert on an unproven coronavirus drug while touting his own qualifications as a “social scientist” on Monday, adding that he knows “how to read statistical studies.”Over the weekend, it was reported that Navarro clashed with Dr. Anthony Fauci over the efficacy of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Navarro reportedly attacked the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases dire...
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U.K. Premier Hospitalized; Japan Set for Emergency: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The daily death toll from the novel coronavirus declined in some global hotspots, and President Donald Trump said he sees signs the U.S. outbreak is beginning to level off.Stocks climbed as New York State fatalities fell for the first time and Italy had the fewest deaths in more than two weeks. Germany saw a fourth straight day of declines in new cases, though government officials have warned the worst of the crisis is yet to come.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to a h...
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White House Adviser Argued With Dr. Fauci Over Anti-Malaria Drug

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro reportedly had a heated dispute with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Anti-Coronavirus Task Force, over the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, against COVID-19 on Saturday. An unnamed source told Axios that Navarro had claimed the drug showed a “clear therapeutic efficacy” during a meeting in the Situation Room, prompting Fauci to point out that adviser did not have hard data on the matter. “What are you talking abou...
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New US Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ran a racist, right-wing conspiracy blog

I’m about three hours into a deep wallow in new US Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s blog and – spoiler alert – it’s a hot mess full of racism, Islamophobia, and right-wing conspiracy theories. The website – whose name changed from RealReaganConservative.Com to PoliticalProspect.com – appears to have gone into “maintenance mode” back in 2016, which of course coincides with Trump’s election. It appears McEnany had a lot to say about African Americans, liberals, Muslims (with a specific emphasis ...
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Coronavirus checks: White House halts Democrats' call for more cash payments

The Trump administration is pumping the brakes — for now — on calls for the Treasury Department to issue a second round of checks of up to $1,200 to American taxpayers to mitigate economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.The administration's position puts it at odds with Democrats in Congress, who have been eager to begin negotiating a fourth bill aimed at economic "recovery," but is in lockstep with the argument from House and Senate Republicans that the government should first see how ...
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HHS Official Agrees With Birx: ‘Don’t Go Every Day To The Grocery Store’

Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir on Monday agreed with White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx about the “peak week” ahead for COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths. When asked during an interview on the “TODAY Show” about Birx advising against going to the grocery store or even the pharmacy during a White House briefing on Saturday, Giroir said she is “absolutely right.” “We’re all saying the same thing,” Giroir said. “It’s that you really need to keep your phys...
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Stephanie Grisham stepping down as White House press secretary, will return to role as Melania Trump's aide

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her role and returning to the East Wing as chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, dates models, and just said he's pouring $1 billion of his own wealth into a coronavirus relief fund (TWTR)

Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and activist investors Elliott Management have threatened to oust him from Twitter. The CEO announced that he was putting an estimated 28% of his total wealth, or $1 billion, into relief efforts for the global coronavirus pandemic. Vi...
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