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Maddow ratings surge against Fox in the Trump era as O’Reilly is booted from the network

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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has been seeing a rating boom since the election of President Donald Trump bypassing the Fox News network and looking to increase now that the conservative news network has booted popular host Bill O’Reilly.

According to CNN, Maddow’s nightly show was already surpassing the ratings of Fox host Tucker Carlson who replaced former personality Megyn Kelly after she left to join MSNBC.  For the month of March, The Rachel Maddow Show surpassed Tucker Carlson Tonight in March for ratings supremacy seeking the desirable 25- to 54-year-old demographic that helps set advertising rates.

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With star O’Reilly off the network following advertisers fleeing his show over revelations that the network paid out over $13 million in sexual harassment settlements, Fox has had to reshuffle their nightly line-up. Carlson, who is already lagging behind Maddow at 8PM now moves to O’Reilly’s key 9PM spot, with the even lower-rated The Five leapfrogging into prime time from its 5PM spot.

According to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, Maddow’s focus on President Donald Trump’s Russian connections has led to her ratings jump.

“She’s a talented storyteller who’s helping her audience cut through all the confusion coming out of Washington. She’s connecting dots in ways no one else is,” Griffin explained.

MSNBC has long trailed Fox News in the ratings, however after losing two of its biggest stars, O’Reilly and Kelly.  The conservative outlet, which is still under fire and reeling, now has to right its ship as Trump provides Maddow and company with nightly fodder.

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Trump refusing to pay for New Mexico security and barricades — while trying to change the state from blue to red

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President Donald Trump thinks he will win New Mexico. He's repeated the factoid multiple times, including to a group of oil and gas workers and executives Wednesday at a conference in Pittsburgh, PA. But he also made two significant mistakes to put that support in jeopardy.

First, the president indicated he was building his "wall" on the border of Colorado, which is north of New Mexico. It would mean that New Mexico was now part of Mexico.

Second, it was reported by the Albuquerque Journal that their city is yet another one Trump's campaign is refusing to pay for security costs.

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Intel Committee has ‘recent evidence’ Ukraine witnesses are working together to ‘coordinate’ their stories

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House investigators have "recent evidence" of witnesses working to coordinate their testimony before Congress, a Democratic congressman revealed on MSNBC on Wednesday.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who sits on the Intelligence and Judicial committees, was interviewed by MSNBC Chris Hayes.

"Final question, what is the timeline here?" Hayes asked. "There is some transparency argument that at some point this can’t be behind closed doors, the American people, all of us, Republicans, Democrats, citizens and journalists have to hear what’s happening."

"You’re absolutely right and there will be a public phase," Swalwell replied.

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Rudy Giuliani is looking for a lawyer — after saying he didn’t need one: report

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On Wednesday, CNN reported that President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney to represent him.

This report comes after Giuliani said last week that he would not seek legal representation unless he believed he needed it.

Giuliani is currently under criminal investigation for the scheme he apparently helped facilitate in the Ukraine, where Trump withheld military aid in the fight against Russia while demanding their leaders investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee.

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