Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon index of Puck’s latest reporting.
Today, we lead with Dylan Byers’s peek inside the cable networks’ desperate, behind-the-scenes scramble to host the Republican primary debates. Plus, notes on CNN’s historic ratings slump and Jen Psaki’s promising MSNBC debut.
Then, below the fold: Tina Nguyen pinpoints the fatal flaw in DeSantis’s non-engagement strategy towards Trump. Is the nomination battle over already? And on the latest episode of The Powers That Be, Peter Hamby and Dylan break down why flailing news networks can't wait for the return of the Trump circus.