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Behind Trump’s Reversal on Reopening the Country: 2 Sets of Numbers

March 31, 2020
Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman | The New York Times
The numbers the health officials showed President Trump were overwhelming. With the peak of the coronavirus pandemic still weeks away, he was told, hundreds of thousands of Americans could face death if the country reopened too soon. But there was another set of numbers that also helped persuade Mr. Trump to shift gears on Sunday and abandon his goal of restoring normal life by Easter.
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Is the U.S. Headed Toward a Short British-Style Election?

March 30, 2020
Jonathan Martin, Maggie Haberman, Reid Epstein | The New York Times
Many Democratic leaders now doubt their national party convention will take place as planned in July, while President Trump’s determination to hold the Republican convention could collide with life-and-death realities.
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Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House

March 30, 2020
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are in a tightly competitive race for the White House in the November general election, with the president gaining ground on his likely challenger over the past month as the coronavirus pandemic convulses the country, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Biden mounts behind-the-scenes mission to win over wary progressives

March 28, 2020
Laura Barrón-López , Holly Otterbein | POLITICO
Joe Biden’s campaign is mounting an aggressive behind-the-scenes effort to address the biggest weakness of his candidacy: A lack of enthusiasm among the liberal base, particularly young voters.
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The presidential race isn't on hold -- it's playing out right before us

March 26, 2020
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
The campaign rallies are a distant memory. The final chapter of the primary calendar is awash in uncertainty. The summer political conventions are in doubt. Yet it would be a mistake to think the 2020 presidential race is on hold. In fact, it's unfolding right before our eyes.
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Biden Speaks From Home, Critizing Trump's Response, And Plans On Greater Visibility

March 24, 2020
Asma Khalid | NPR
Joe Biden gave a speech from his home in Delaware, streamed online, criticizing President Trump's response to the coronavirus. Biden plans to be more visible while campaign events are on hold.
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Trump works to rewrite narrative on coronavirus response

March 24, 2020
Anita Kumar | POLITICO
Faced with endless video clips of Donald Trump downplaying the escalating outbreak, Trump aides and allies are working furiously to instead highlight the president’s recent actions and comments.
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Coronavirus and the 2020 election

March 20, 2020
In this week’s Extra, the discussion at the table centered on the state of a 2020 election campaign as COVID 19 spreads. Some states canceled their primaries and candidates adjusted to the measures like social distancing. The panel discussed how the virus could reshape how voters view issues at the heart of the campaign.
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