Jordan Candler / April 22, 2020

Wednesday News Executive Summary

Senate passes relief aid, clarity on immigration pause, Harvard chided, and more.

Above the Fold

  • Senate passes $484 billion relief package; $310 billion will go toward the Paycheck Protection Program (The Hill)

  • Runaway spending: Mitch McConnell slams brakes on fifth round of coronavirus aid (Politico)

  • Trump’s 60-day immigration pause, which exempts temporary foreign workers, falls well short of full ban, but the White House’s goal is to allow more jobs to be filled by U.S. citizens (Politico)

The Latest on Coronavirus

  • U.S. deaths top 45,000, doubling in a little over a week (Reuters)

  • The first stateside death was in California on February 6 — weeks earlier than initially believed (NBC News)

  • CDC chief warns second wave may be worse, arriving with flu season (Reuters)

  • Hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit, more deaths in VA virus study (Fox News)

  • NIH panel recommends against combining the drugs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (NPR)

  • “An appalling campaign of deceit, concealment, misfeasance, and inaction”: Missouri becomes first state to sue China over coronavirus (The Washington Free Beacon)

Government & Politics

  • Trump says he will ask Harvard, which boasts a $40 billion endowment, and big businesses to return relief funds (The Hill)

  • For the record: Filthy-rich Harvard isn’t the only university taxpayers shouldn’t bail out (The Federalist)

  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer awards (then rescinds after being busted) coronavirus contract to Democrat consulting firm (The Washington Free Beacon)

National Security

  • Iran saber-rattling in the Persian Gulf despite coronavirus woes (Washington Examiner)

  • Trump instructs Navy to “destroy” any Iranian gunboats harassing U.S. ships (Fox News)

  • Navy deploys two ships to South China Sea amid tensions (The Hill)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: The world’s bad actors see coronavirus as an opportunity (Bloomberg Opinion)

  • Policy: How public transit makes the nation more vulnerable to disasters (The Federalist)

  • Humor: Gov. Whitmer changes name to “Karen,” wants to speak to the manager of coronavirus about rude protesters (Genesius Times)

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