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President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. Listens from left are Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barrm Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, and Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at FEMA, (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Coronavirus briefings are the new campaign rallies for Trump

Mar. 25, 2020 6:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ago: the coronavirus briefing. Standing on the once-abandoned White House briefing room stage flanked by public health experts,...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump?

Mar. 23, 2020 10:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Six television networks began showing President Donald Trump's briefing on the coronavirus outbreak late Monday, but only Fox News Channel stuck it out to the end nearly two hours later. It was a notable turning point in coverage of the president's now-daily briefings. Networks had been...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, actress Annabella Sciorra returns after a lunch break in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4

Mar. 23, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 29-April 4: March 29: Comedian Eric Idle is 77. Composer Vangelis ("Chariots of Fire") is 77. Singer Bobby Kimball of Toto is 73. Actor Bud Cort ("Harold and Maude") is 72. Actor Brendan Gleeson ("Harry Potter") is 65. Actress Marina Sirtis ("Star Trek: The Next...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., steps on stage to deliver a concession speech in St. Louis.  The two-term senator from Missouri lost her seat in the 2018 midterm election but is now making waves as a plainspoken analyst for NBC News. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Claire McCaskill transitions from Senate to television

Mar. 10, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News analyst Claire McCaskill is talking about some of the shows on which she appears — “Morning Joe,” Rachel Maddow or Nicolle Wallace's hours — when a questioner slips in a little test: What's your favorite? She bats it away like an annoying fly....

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Matthews apologizes for Nazi analogy to Sanders victory

Feb. 24, 2020 9:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator's win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France. Matthews' self-described “bad” analogy deepened the discontent that the presidential candidate and his supporters have...

Statuary Hall, near the House floor, is set up for news media for the State of the Union address by President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Fox News has best ratings since Trump election, inauguration

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The week President Donald Trump was acquitted in his impeachment trial was Fox News Channel's best in the ratings since the weeks he was elected and inaugurated. The Nielsen company said Fox News averaged 4.27 million viewers in prime time last week, better than any network except for ABC,...