Aaron Blake

Aaron Blake

Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix at The Washington Post. aaron.blake@washpost.com

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Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee. Here are 11 women who could be his running mate.

Pelosi calls for acting Navy Sec. Modly to be removed

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My sister-in-law works at this hospital. They are asking people to make them masks because they don’t have enough real ones to protect them.

ABC: "As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region ..."

Tucker Carlson’s and Brit Hume’s faulty theories about coronavirus deaths being exaggerated

Tucker Carlson suggested Tuesday that the coronavirus death toll may be inflated, because pneumonia deaths are being wrongly attributed to covid-19. The data he cited don't support that, though.

Fox News is starting to promote the theory that the coronavirus death toll is exaggerated. I'd wager it will soon be everywhere. But the arguments offered don't make sense.


The Trump administration just changed its language about the Strategic National Stockpile on an HHS website to jibe with Jared Kushner's claim that this isn't for the states. (h/t @LEBassett ) Before vs. After:

84,000 people right now are reading this vital WaPo illustration of the importance of social distancing. That's a virtually unheard-of number, but let's push it higher. Send it to your coronavirus-skeptical friends and family. It could save lives.

"Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, one of the country’s leading experts on viruses and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases, told associates that the White House had instructed him not to say anything else without clearance."

Former OSU wrestling captain: "Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling … begging me to go against my brother. …That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there."

Trump asks a reporter what the population of Seoul, South Korea, is. "I know South Korea better than anybody," he says. "You know how many people are in Seoul?" "38 million," he says. It's about 10 million.

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a photoshopped image of Obama with Rouhani, apparently believing Rouhani is actually Soleimani. The actual image is of Obama and Indian PM Manmohan Singh.

@jaketapper  on Defense Production Act: "Has the president, as of now ... ordered any companies to make more of any of these critical supplies?" FEMA head Peter Gaynor: "No. We haven't yet." Trump said twice Friday that not only had he invoked DPA, but he had begun using it.

"FL has promptly received 100 percent of its first two requests ... States including OK and KY have received more of some equipment than they requested, while others such as IL, MA and ME have secured only a fraction of their requests."