Jun 29, 2017

Greta Van Susteren out at MSNBC

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The former Fox News anchor tweeted the news of her departure from MSNBC, without providing additional details. Earlier this month, NBC Chairman Andy Lack said that the show wasn't "breaking out" but that he had patience. Sources tell Vanity Fair that the network's chief legal correspondent and weekend host, Ari Melber, will replace Van Susteren in the interim at 6 p.m.

Why it matters: MSNBC hired Van Susteren and her former colleague Megan Kelly from Fox in an attempt to lure a broader, more moderate audience after Trump's election. But neither have created as much audience buzz as Rachel Maddow, one of MSNBC's most progressive personalities, who is leading the network to record primetime viewership.

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Trump to install loyalist Ric Grenell as acting intelligence chief

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President Trump confirmed in a tweet Wednesday night that he will install Richard Grenell, the current U.S. ambassador to Germany and a staunch defender of the president, as the acting director of national intelligence.

Why it matters: The role, which was originally vacated by Dan Coats in August 2019, is one of grave responsibility. As acting DNI, Grenell will be charged with overseeing and integrating the U.S. intelligence community and will advise the president and the National Security Council on intelligence matters that concern national security.

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What to watch in the Nevada debate

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Michael Bloomberg's wealth will fuel rather than shield him from tests and attacks when he makes his Democratic primary debate debut on the stage tonight in Las Vegas.

The state of play: Bernie Sanders is still the front-runner. So the other candidates must weigh which of the two presents a bigger threat to their viability: Sanders, with his combined delegate, polling and grassroots momentum? Or Bloomberg, with his bottomless budget?

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