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Scarborough: “Matthew 25 Christians” Can’t Support Republican Health Care Bill

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Posted by    Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:40am 5/8/2017 at 8:40am

On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said he didn’t want to bring religion into the health care debate. But he then proceeded to do just that.

He said that he’s not judging anybody, but then said that the Republican health care bill can’t be defended “morally.”

Scarborough:

“I’m sorry, don’t want to bring religion into...

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Morning Joe Rips GOP in Rose Garden: Fat, Rich White Guys at a Restrictive Country Club

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Posted by    Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30am 5/5/2017 at 8:30am
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When did the word “optics” enter the political lexicon? In any case, the Morning Joe crew today ripped the look of the Republican Rose Garden ceremony of yesterday at which President Trump and House members celebrated the passage of their health care bill.

Donny Deutsch said they were “a bunch of fat,...

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Mika: Huma forwarding emails to Weiner was “everything wrong” with Hillary campaign

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Posted by    Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/4/2017 at 1:00pm
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This isn’t the first time that Mika Brzezinski has said something critical about Clinton world. So maybe it was just a coincidence that on the day it became public that she and Joe Scarborough have become engaged, Mika took a real shot at the decision not to go after Huma Abedin...

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Scarborough: Hillary’s Excuses “Pathetic,” Mika: “Arrogance”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:00am 5/3/2017 at 10:00am

“Pathetic.” “Arrogance.” Those were the key words that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski used on today’s Morning Joe, respectively, to describe Hillary Clinton’s excuse-making for her loss. As our Mike LaChance—the artist formerly known as Aleister—has noted, Hillary was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour yesterday. Clinton paid lip service to her own...

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Scarborough: Trump Statement Sounds Like My Mother, Who “Has Had Dementia for 10 Years”

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:30am 5/2/2017 at 11:30am
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The entire opening segment of today’s Morning Joe was devoted to Joe and Mika’s suggestion that President Trump is, literally, demented.

The show repeatedly cited Douglas Brinkley’s claim that in his recent interviews, Trump showed himself to be in a “confused mental state.” Joe made his view very explicit. Focusing on a...

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Michael Smerconish: CNN’s Chris Cuomo “a Stud”

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Posted by    Monday, May 1, 2017 at 10:04am 5/1/2017 at 10:04am
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During a discussion on CNN this morning of the health care mandate, radio host Michael Smerconish said, “The way in which you can afford to pay for people with pre-existing conditions is if you get a guy who’s a stud like Chris Cuomo who works out and is healthy, and get...

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#ClimateMarch-er: City residents won’t be able “to escape” #ClimateChange flooding (VIDEO)

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Posted by    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00am 4/29/2017 at 10:00am
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Après Trump, le déluge!

There’s a “People’s Climate March” on DC happening today, and CNN put a reporter on a bus traveling to the March from Harlem. A protester explained that he was going to Washington because people in inner-city areas “don’t have resources to escape if we have flooding or other...

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CNN Mocks Trump as “Captain Obvious,” Morning Joe wonders if his “meds have changed”

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Posted by    Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:00am 4/28/2017 at 9:00am
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Whichever poison you picked this morning—CNN or MSNBC—you would have been treated to snide shots at President Trump. On CNN, responding to President Trump’s statement that the presidency has turned out to be more work than expected, David Gregory sneered “thanks, Captain Obvious.”

Meanwhile, over on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, trying to explain...

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7.5 Billion People and NBC Can’t Find One to Say Something Good about Trump

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Posted by    Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:55am 4/27/2017 at 8:55am

It’s unanimous! 7.5 billion to zero! No one in the entire world likes Donald Trump!

That would be the conclusion you’d have to draw if you watched the segment NBC’s Richard Engel prepared for today’s Morning Joe on international reaction to Trump’s first 100 days. From the UK to South Korea, the...

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Mika Mimes Trump’s Border Wall

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:00am 4/26/2017 at 10:00am
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There’s a wall being built on the Mexican border.

You just can’t see it. But Mika Brzezinski could feel it.

On today’s Morning Joe, Brzezinski mimed an invisible border wall.

Mika’s shtick came in the course of a discussion suggesting that the Trump administration might settle for less than a 2,200 mile-long wall, substituting...

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Chris Matthews: Trump Voters Stick To Trump “Like a Bathtub Ring”

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Posted by    Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:30pm 4/24/2017 at 8:30pm

On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said “New polls this week show the president with ocean-bottom job approval. That said, his supporters stick like a bathtub ring. Among those who voted for him, says the Washington Post, 96% said they have no regrets about supporting him.”

The non-stop attacks from Dems and the...

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Sharpton Guest: Jesus was a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist”

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Posted by    Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:30pm 4/23/2017 at 2:30pm

Jesus: social justice warrior? Apparently so, if you believe Jacqui Lewis, senior minister of the very liberal Middle Collegiate Church in NYC. During her appearance on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show this morning, Lewis described Jesus as a “brown-skinned Palestinian man who understood he needed to resist.”

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Joy Reid’s “Conservative Commentator” Wants Ivanka and Jared to Push Trump Left

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Posted by    Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/22/2017 at 1:00pm

As we’ve documented, Joy Reid has a habit of shutting down conservatives on her MSNBC show who say things she doesn’t like. So today, Reid invited on her kind of conservative.

Kirsten Haglund, billed by the show as a “conservative commentator,” was highly critical of the way Ivanka allegedly mixes business and...

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Elijah Cummings Sees Adam Schiff, Barbara Lee, and Tim Kaine as Rising Stars of Dem Party

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Posted by    Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:30am 4/21/2017 at 11:30am

The one sure thing about politics that this Insurrectionist has learned can be summed up in two words: “things change.” So just like James Carville, who was wrong when in 2009 he wrote a book predicting that Dems would rule for 40 more years, it would be a bad mistake for...

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NYT Reporter: Hannity could be next to go at Fox News due to “almost propaganda-like attitude”

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Posted by    Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00am 4/20/2017 at 10:00am

During today’s Morning Joe discussion of the ouster of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, Joe Scarborough asked, “Do they remake over the entire network? Is anybody else in the [Murdoch] family’s crosshairs right now?”

Replied New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters: “I think you have to look at somebody like Sean Hannity,...

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Will Joy Reid Reprimand Tom Perez? DNC Chair Twice Speaks of “Democrat” Party

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00am 4/19/2017 at 10:00am

Is Joy Reid going to rap DNC Chairman Tom Perez on the knuckles for failure to abide by her anointed nomenclature? As we noted this past weekend, MSNBC host Reid reprimanded Republican Katon Dawson for speaking of the “Democrat” party. She warned Dawson that “we’re going to have a talking-to,” she...

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“Good Leak”: Chris Matthews Invites IRS to Reveal Trump Audit Status

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Posted by    Monday, April 17, 2017 at 9:30pm 4/17/2017 at 9:30pm

Chris Matthews has invited liberals at the IRS to leak the audit status of President Trump’s tax return. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews said: “we know there’s no audit [of Trump.] Can’t the IRS just make a statement, he’s not under audit? Just make the announcement. By the way, that would...

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