Monday News Executive Summary

Dems' political theater, a new chapter at the Fed, at-home test approved, and more.

Jordan Candler · Mar. 23, 2020

Above the Fold

  • POLITICAL THEATER: Senate fails to move forward with “Phase 3” bill amid Democrat machinations (Fox News)

  • A NEW CHAPTER: Federal Reserve pledges asset purchases with no limit to support markets (CNBC)

Coronavirus Updates

  • “WE’RE ALL UNDER QUARANTINE NOW”: Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders most New Yorkers to stay inside (CNBC)

  • VALID UNTIL END OF APRIL: Illinois issues stay-at-home order (NBC Chicago)

  • VALID UNTIL APRIL 7: Massachusetts under stay-at-home order (CNBC)

  • APPROVED BY FDA: At-home tests now available, companies say (Fox News)

  • FIRST SENATOR TO CONTRACT THE VIRUS: Rand Paul tests positive (Axios)

  • WHO’D A THUNK IT? Five Florida college students test positive after spring break trip (Fox News)

National Security

  • TRADE AND COMMERCE EXEMPTED: Trump administration announces U.S., Mexico limiting non-essential travel across border (Fox News)

  • SILVER LININGS: Pandemic measures cut illegal border crossings by half (AP)

Government & Politics

  • “WE WILL PROVE THAT WE CAN MEET THE MOMENT”: Trump delivers powerful message to those who are worried over coronavirus (The Daily Wire)

  • THE PARTY OF DOUBLE STANDARDS: Michael Bloomberg exploits campaign-finance loophole to funnel $18 million to DNC (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • NO WONDER BERNIE SANDERS HASN’T FOLDED: Five more states suspend Democrat primaries, sending nomination race into chaos (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

  • POLICY: We have the technology to address climate change and still use fossil fuels (RealClearPolicy)

  • POLICY: It shouldn’t take a crisis to deregulate healthcare (The Federalist)

  • HUMOR: Chik-fil-A drive-through to provide coronavirus testing; expect to have 300 million tested before lunch (Genesius Times)

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