Friday News Executive Summary

Californians stay at home, foreign travel alert, historic philanthropy, and more.

Jordan Candler · Mar. 20, 2020

Coronavirus Updates

  • 9/11-STYLE PREPARATIONS: Trump eyes grounding jets, halting stock trading, and ordering shelter in place (Washington Examiner)

  • MOST POPULOUS AND LARGEST ECONOMIC STATE SHUT DOWN: California issues “stay at home” order (NPR)

  • TRAVEL ALERT: State Department warns Americans against all overseas travel (AP)

  • “NOT OUR TRADITIONAL MEDICAL MISSION”: Navy readies 1,000-bed hospital ships and Defense Health Agency prepares for civilian support role (Washington Examiner)

  • FOR THE RECORD: The coronavirus is killing far more men than women (The Washington Post)

  • GOOD NEWS: Trump clears way to use malaria drug against COVID-19 (The Daily Signal)

  • AMERICAN SPIRIT: Historic $1.3 billion — and growing — raised to fight virus (Washington Examiner)

Government, Politics, & Economy

  • HISTORIC PACKAGE: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell releases Phase 3 coronavirus stimulus proposal (Axios)

  • GOOD IDEA: Sen. Tom Cotton debuts plan to take pharmaceutical production back from China (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • NOT A GOOD LOOK: Senators Dianne Feinstein, Richard Burr, Kelly Loeffler, and James Inhofe sold off stocks before coronavirus crash (Fox News)

  • ECONOMIC TSUNAMI: Coronavirus layoffs surge across America, overwhelming unemployment offices (Politico)

Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: Flattening the curve of a recession (City Journal)

  • POLICY: California needs to suspend its ban on gig work (The Federalist)

  • HUMOR: Thousands of formerly endangered white rhinos flood city streets mere days after humans quarantined indoors (The Onion)

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