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Scarborough: MSM Ignoring Unmasking Of Trump Aides by Obama Admin

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Posted by    Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00am 3/31/2017 at 10:00am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough argued that the MSM is failing to cover the story of the Obama admin “unmasking”and leaking the names of Trump campaign people caught up in the intercepts of Russians.

According to Scarborough, 95% of the story is the attempt by the Russians to influence the election....

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Scarborough Calls Devin Nunes a ‘very thick lug’

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:30am 3/28/2017 at 10:30am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough called Devin Nunes, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a “very thick lug.”

Scarborough’s crack came in the context of his criticism of Nunes’ handling of the disclosure of possible monitoring of Trump campaign members.

 
 
 

CNN’s Cuomo: Obama EPA Regs Key to Keep US “from looking like Shanghai”

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:30am 3/28/2017 at 8:30am
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Hot stock tip: invest in companies producing anti-smog surgical masks. That is, if you buy into Chris Cuomo’s environmental alarmism.

On CNN this morning, the panel discussed the Trump admin’s announcement yesterday that it plans to roll back some of the Obama-era EPA regs viewed as overly restrictive on the coal industry.

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Scarborough: Bannon “blew this”—”hack, stupid, biggest loser, idiot”

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Posted by    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00am 3/27/2017 at 10:00am

Joe Scarborough spent the first half-hour of today’s Morning Joe blasting White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon for the failure of the health care bill. Excerpts:

  • “I will call Steve Bannon a hack. When you go in and threaten members, you’re not only a hack, you’re stupid at your game . . ....
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Obama Speechwriter: @SeanHannity has “a little beachhead on half the shows” on CNN

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Posted by    Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/26/2017 at 3:00pm

About the last accusation you’d expect to hear leveled at CNN is that it is too accommodating to Sean Hannity and Donald Trump.

But that’s the charge that former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett has made.

Appearing on Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources on CNN today, Lovett first praised Stelter as a “bulwark,” noting “you go...

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Clinton collaborator John Harwood: Republicans “radically opposed to government itself”

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Posted by    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00pm 3/25/2017 at 2:00pm
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John Harwood is the CNBC journalist who advised Hillary’s campaign on how to handle Ben Carson and later bragged to Hillary campaign chairman John Podesta about the rude questions he posed to Donald Trump during a debate.

Harwood’s attacks on Republican candidates as a moderator of a Republican primary debate were met...

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Scarborough: Pulling Health Insurance Bill Would be Best for GOP

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Posted by    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00am 3/24/2017 at 10:00am

Should conservatives be rooting for the health care bill to pass the House today, or be defeated or withdrawn? Joe Scarborough made an interesting observation today, quoting the late Senator Paul Simon at the end of his career on the biggest lesson he had learned: “sometimes when you win, you lose....

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Scarborough Suggests White House Used Intel Chair to Change Headlines, ‘Blow up’ House Investigation

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Posted by    Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00am 3/23/2017 at 10:00am

Did the Trump White House use the House intel committee chairman to divert attention from the committee’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russians? That’s what Joe Scarborough suggested on today’s Morning Joe.  Scarborough said that his reporting suggests that the White House “shoved” committee chairman Dev...

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Of All People: Susan Rice Pens Op-ed on Importance of White House ‘Credibility’

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:40am 3/22/2017 at 8:40am

You say “Susan Rice,” any sentient being says “lied about a video being the cause of Benghazi.” So who was the mastermind at Dem Central who decided that Rice was the right person to make the case that, when it comes to foreign affairs, the credibility of an administration’s statements is...

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Halperin: ‘Completely Improper’ for Comey to Reveal Trump campaign/Russia investigation

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 10:30am 3/21/2017 at 10:30am

As the rest of the Morning Joe panel remained in three-alarm, apocalyptic mode this morning, there was one lonely voice bringing some balance to the discussion.

MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin said it was “completely improper” of FBI Director James Comey to have revealed the existence of an ongoing investigation into possible ties...

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Rand Paul: McCain ‘past his prime,’ may be ‘unhinged’

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Posted by    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:13am 3/16/2017 at 9:13am

Payback is a . . . Rand Paul. After John McCain, speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, accused Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin,” Paul had a crushing comeback on today’s Morning Joe.

Said Paul of McCain, “he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past...

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Maddow tax return source: “I suspect” Trump leaked “pornographic” Melania photos

http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/johnston-trump-manifestly-unfit-to-be-president-898934339874
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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:35pm 3/15/2017 at 8:35pm
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Appearing on this evening’s Hardball, David Johnston, who received part of Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 tax return, said “I suspect” that Trump leaked “pornographic” photos of Melania to the New York Post.

DAVID JOHNSTON: At first I thought Donald might have leaked it [the tax return], but his reaction in turning what...

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CNN’s Cuomo spins $33 million tax hit to Trump as a ‘benefit’

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:30am 3/15/2017 at 10:30am

You might think that—given the chance to chide the star of a competing network—CNN would have called out MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow over her failed, overhyped “scoop” on Donald Trump’s taxes. But nary a discouraging word about Maddow could be heard on CNN this morning.  Liberal media solidarity more important than beating...

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney makes mincemeat of CBO scoring of health care plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10:00am 3/14/2017 at 10:00am

If you haven’t seen OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in action, do yourself a favor and watch the video here. On today’s Morning Joe, Mulvaney showed himself to be smart, well-spoken, undefensive and down-to-earth as he systematically demolished Mika’s, and by extension, the CBO’s, claims about the Trump admin’s health care proposal.

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Planned Parenthood Official Won’t Tell Tucker Feelings about Aborting Baby with Detectable Heartbeat

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:30am 3/14/2017 at 8:30am

It was the most infuriating, heartbreaking, conversation on abortion this Insurrectionist has seen. On his Monday night Fox News show, Tucker Carlson asked Planned Parenthood Executive VP Dawn Laguens six ways to Sunday how she feels about aborting fetuses after five-and-a-half weeks, at which point the baby’s heartbeat can be heard.

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Who Made this Montage: CNN or DNC?

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:33am 3/13/2017 at 8:33am

CNN’s 7 a.m. ET hour today began with a news montage. Have a look, and see if you don’t agree that the hit parade of horribles for the Trump administration could just about as easily have been put together by the DNC as by CNN. Here’s what was included:

  • McCain calls out...
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Maddow: Melania libel lawsuit over escort allegations part of “assault” on media

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Posted by    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 10:30am 3/12/2017 at 10:30am
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Looks like Rachel Maddow’s feminist solidarity doesn’t extend to Melania Trump . . . Appearing on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, did Maddow express outrage over a newspaper report on the possibility that Melania Trump had in the past worked as an “escort?” Not at all. To the contrary, Maddow...

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