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Jordan Candler / March 30, 2020

Monday News Executive Summary

Relief package signed, CV19 guidelines extended, DPA invoked, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Stopgap checks inbound: Trump signs $2 trillion relief package (The Hill)

  • “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end”: President Trump extends coronavirus guidelines to April 30 (Washington Examiner)

The Latest on Coronavirus

  • Trump implements Defense Production Act, says “GM was wasting time” (National Review)

  • Estimates show Wuhan death rate far higher than China’s official reports — perhaps in the tens of thousand (The Federalist)

  • New coronavirus test can deliver results within five minutes (Washington Examiner)

  • FDA issues emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine (The Daily Wire)

  • Meanwhile, Michigan Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer bans hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine (RedState)

Government & Politics

  • Feds rightly add gun companies to “essential” business list (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Hillary “Basket of Deplorables” Clinton under fire for joke about U.S. leading in virus cases: Trump “did promise America First” (Fox News)

  • Predictably, the Kennedy Center tells musicians it will stop paying them hours after $25 million bailout is signed (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Law-enforcement officials are investigating lawmakers’ stock transactions prior to market crash (The Daily Wire)

Rest in Peace

  • A fine example of leadership: Former Sen. Tom Coburn, Tea Party champion and fiscal hawk, dies after years-long cancer battle (Fox News)

  • Joseph Lowery, civil rights leader and MLK aide, dies at 98 (AP)

Closing Arguments

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