Monthly archives: March, 2017

Democrats’ pick to respond to Trump’s speech was selected for one huge reason

Steve Beshear, the former governor of Kentucky, has been tapped to deliver the Democratic party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to both house of Congress for one big reason.
The move may seem odd. Beshear currently holds no elected office after his second term expired in 2015 (Kentucky has a two-term limit for governors) and is not the traditional idea of a “rising star” in the party that typically uses the spot to launch themselves into the national spotlight.
So why was he selected? The choice of Beshear seems to be aimed at one of the Democrats most important policy goals: the preservation of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Embraced Obamacare During Beshear’s time as governor, he embraced the ACA and its numerous reforms. The government set up Kynect, a state-based Obamacare exchange after the laws passing in 2010 abd expanded Medicaid coverage for lower income people in the state.
Since then Kynect has been relatively popular. Before the state..

Fox News viewers turned their backs on the Oscars this year, which saw its ratings drop

Many Fox News viewers turned against the Hollywood elite on Sunday night, helping to drive down ratings for the Oscars, according to a report by analytics firm Samba TV.
Samba TV did an analysis of which heavy cable news watchers didn’t tune into the Oscars this year, after watching in 2016, and found that 48% were Fox News viewers, 30% were CNN viewers, and 15% were MSNBC viewers.
This changed the makeup of the Oscars audience, Samba TV found. The 2016 audience was 46% Fox News viewers, 32% CNN viewers, and 16% MSNBC viewers. But for 2017, it was 45% CNN, 23% MSNBC, and 30% Fox News.
In all, according to Nielsen ratings data, 32.9 million people watched the ABC broadcast. That’s compared to the 34.4 million viewers who watched last year’s broadcast. So total viewers dropped by 4%, but in the advertiser-coveted 18- to 49-year-old demographic, there was 14% drop in ratings year-over-year.
“New viewers are showing up to the Oscars, but not enough to replace all the Fox News people wh..

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