Monday News Executive Summary

Light at the end of the tunnel, "most effective" drug, ICIG fired, and more.

Jordan Candler · Apr. 6, 2020

The Latest on Coronavirus

  • “We see light at the end of the tunnel”: Trump says U.S. near peak of pandemic (Washington Examiner)

  • In the meantime, public health officials warn of grim days ahead: “This next week is going to look bad” (The Hill)

  • Bending the curve? Italy, Spain, and France report declines in daily death tolls (Business Insider)

  • CDC advising Americans to cover faces with cloth (Fox News)

  • Doctors rate hydroxychloroquine — a drug Democrats love to hate — “most effective” coronavirus treatment (The Daily Wire)

  • I’m from the government and I’m here to help… Federal agency USAID shipped face masks overseas as VA hospital in the same city rationed them (National Review)

  • Feds investigate aborted deal for 39 million masks in California (Fox News)

Government & Politics

  • Trump fires Michael Atkinson, the grossly negligent intelligence IG who told Congress about Ukraine phone call (Fox News)

  • Supreme Court cancels oral arguments for rest of the term, leaving nine cases in limbo (NBC News)

  • “Let’s do the same bill we just did, make some changes”: Pelosi abandons sweeping legislative agenda, agrees to narrowly tailored Phase 4 relief bill (National Review)

  • Young, inexperienced, but probably a Mitch McConnell guy: Trump nominates 37-year-old Kentucky judge for DC Circuit (Power Line)

  • Biden flip-flops, now supports Trump’s China travel ban he once called “hysterical xenophobia” (PJ Media)

  • After threat of lawsuit, New York Times issues corrections on article defaming Sharyl Attkisson (The Daily Wire)

National Security

  • Due to exemptions, more than 40,000 people have arrived in the U.S. from China since Trump restricted travel (The Daily Caller)

  • Trump administration weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE (New York Post)

  • Zoom admits some calls were “mistakenly” routed through China (SmarterAnalyst)

Other Notables

  • Nurturing the lawbreakers: California providing millions of dollars for illegal-alien business owners not covered by federal relief package (The Daily Caller)

  • Economist Stephen Moore warns U.S. could be headed toward a Great Depression “if we go much past May 1” with lockdowns (New York Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: Why Russia is playing oil-price hardball (Washington Examiner)

  • Policy: Destroying the economy will create a different public health crisis (The Federalist)

  • Humor: New York to raise taxes on coronavirus causing it to flee state (The Babylon Bee)

For more of today’s editors’ choice headlines, visit In Our Sights.

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