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Fueled by Donald Trump opponents, Rachel Maddow’s popularity rises

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Rachel Maddow can trace the mood of her audience by looking at the ratings. Her MSNBC show’s viewership sank like a stone in the weeks following Donald Trump‘s election, as depressed liberals avoided politics, and bottomed out over the holidays. Slowly, they re-emerged, becoming active and interested again. Maddow’s audience has grown to the point where February was her show’s most-watched month since its 2008 launch. Maddow has emerged as the favorite cable news host for presidential resistors in the…

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David Jolly camp rejects allegation that he’s considering backing Hillary Clinton for president

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Although David Jolly has at times been ambiguous regarding his support (or lack there of) for Donald Trump, his senate campaign manager insists he’s never considered voting for Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic presidential nominee this November. At issue is a Facebook posting by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Tampa Bay, which posted a story on May 3 from the Conservative Review website headlined, “GOP Rep doesn’t know if he’ll support Trump or Clinton.” The story was written after the Pinellas County Congressman and U.S. senate candidate said…

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Donald Trump skipping Fox News debate Thursday night

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Here are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, one week out from the Iowa caucuses. All times local. 6:20 p.m. Donald Trump‘s campaign manager says Trump is skipping the next Republican debate. The Republican candidates are set to square off in the Fox News debate Thursday night, their final debate before Monday’s Iowa caucuses. Trump previously had said he may not show up. But campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said during a Tuesday evening news conference in Marshalltown,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.12.16 – SOTU time, baby!

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OK, let’s not pretend that anyone out there is really all that interested, much less excited, that Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address tonight. I would say that it’s an antiquated relic that the country has transcended, and in fact, last year’s SOTU was the least viewed since 2000. Having said that, nearly 32 million people still opted to tune into the annual ritual, broadcast up and down your cable package. That’s not bad in…

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David Jolly bashes Hillary Clinton again on VA, tries to draw in Alan Grayson

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David Jolly once again is criticizing Hillary Clinton for her previous remarks about problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He’s also trying to draw in Alan Grayson — his potential opponent in the 2016 U.S.  Senate race — into answering Clinton’s comments as well. The Pinellas County Republican congressman appeared on Boston Herald radio Thursday morning for the second time in recent weeks to again tout his proposed “Freedom Card” medical plan for veterans. It would allow them to receive hospital care…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.12.15 — Does the DNC want anyone to watch their debates?

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Overnight returns give Fox Business Network’s prime-time GOP presidential debate showing a 8.9 rating among households and 13.5 million viewers in prime-time. That’s just shy of the 9.5 rating and 14 million viewers earned by CNBC’s recent coverage for the third. And while it’s not nearly as large as the gaudy ratings numbers that Fox and CNN reaped this summer (24 million and 23 million. respectively), it should be noted that the Fox Business Network is in a lot less…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.26.15 – Iowa

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome to the working week. Well, we’re 98 days until the Iowa caucuses, a political lifetime away, right? Well, yes and know. The trend there had been set, but that turned upside down last week when Ben Carson swooped over Donald Trump in two polls taken from the Hawkeye State. Now, I know this is anecdotal, but check out this New York Times story by Trip Gabriel about why Iowans like the retired pediatric neurosurgeon. “He is kind…

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