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MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ sets viewership mark after tweets

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Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski reached their biggest audience ever when they talked Friday about President Donald Trump’s tweets about their show. The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 1.66 million people watched the MSNBC morning show the day after the tweets. That narrowly beat the show’s previous record, which came the day after Trump was elected last year. Trump, in denouncing the show last week, wrote that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a facelift” when he saw them around the New Year. Friday’s “Morning…

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Rick Kriseman bashes Donald Trump (once again) over Mika Brzezinski tweet

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Rick Kriseman is taking to social media once again to express displeasure with Donald Trump. The St. Petersburg Mayor wrote a short statement on his Facebook page Friday morning, blasting the President for his egregious tweet from Thursday where he took a shot at MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. “As a husband & as a father to a wonderful daughter & as a mayor to a diverse community & a City Hall filled with talented woman & also as…

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Kathy Castor: Latest Donald Trump tweet ‘beneath dignity required of the office’

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Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor added her voice to Twitter condemning President Donald Trump’s tweet from earlier in the day, where he mocked Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC. “President is a poor role model for America’s children, all of us,” Castor tweeted Thursday afternoon. “His tweets, actions are far beneath the dignity required of the office.” President is a poor role model for America's children, all of us. His tweets, actions are far beneath the dignity required of the office https://t.co/O4Q0UZe8CG — US Rep…

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If David Jolly runs again in 2018, would rank-and-file Republicans support him?

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Unless you’ve been boycotting cable news, former Pinellas County GOP Congressman David Jolly has been a ubiquitous presence, thanks to his unflinching takedowns on Donald Trump, the titular head of the Republican Party. “Donald Trump is done,” Jolly opined on “11th Hour with Brian Williams” last month after the Justice Department named Robert Mueller as the special counsel to oversee the investigation into ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. While that independence from GOP orthodoxy makes the former lawmaker a desired quantity on MSNBC and CNN, the feelings among some rock-ribbed Republicans toward him…

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Florence Snyder: Joe ‘n Mika get married as NBC’s credibility gets screwed

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Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe sidepiece Mika Brzezinski certainly deserve each other, but viewers deserve better from NBC News. The left wing’s answer to Fox & Friends took their relationship “to the next level” by admitting that their “crackling chemistry” has moved them to make marital plans. After being scooped on the story by Page Six, Scar ‘n Mika copped to being shacked up in the south of France when Joe popped the question. But nobody gets fired at…

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Ballard Partners going national, opens D.C. office

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Ballard Partners is extending its reach, announcing it is opening an office in Washington, D.C. Brian Ballard, the firm’s president, announced this week Ballard Partners has opened an office in the nation’s capital. The announcement comes just weeks after President Donald Trump, who Ballard supported, took the oath of office. “There is great enthusiasm with President Trump’s new administration in Washington. We are thrilled to be part of this excitement with the opening of our new Ballard Partners office in…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.20.16 – Vetting Paul Manafort

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A political convention is often called “the Super Bowl” of politics, and that’s true in this respect: There are a sh*tload of reporters on hand around, and not that many storylines that are unique. Hence, the constant discussion of Melania Trump’s speech on Monday night. Donald Trump’s top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, said early Tuesday that the claims that the possible next First Lady in America had cribbed portions of Michelle Obama’s 2008 RNC was all about …..Hillary Clinton? “This…

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