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Kellyanne Mocks CNN Obsession: “Russia, Russia”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00am 6/23/2017 at 10:00am
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Interviewed by Alisyn Camerota on CNN this morning, Kellyanne Conway wanted to discuss the progress that the Trump admin has made on a variety of fronts, from job creation to regulation roll-back to health care.

But Camerota cared about one thing only: Russia, and a just-published Washinton Post 

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Mika: Feels Like “a Dictatorship Developing”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:30am 6/23/2017 at 8:30am
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One of our categories here at Legal Insurrection is “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Over at Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski provides a prime example of the malady.

We noted yesterday how Mika was pushing poor Jon Meacham into drawing parallels between President Trump, the Nazis, and North Korea. Brzezinski ratcheted things up a notch...

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Mika: “Hard not to think” Trump might be in on a Russia “scheme”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski strongly suggested that President Trump is in cahoots with the Russians, saying “it’s kind of hard not to think that [Trump] might be in on some sort of scheme.”

Earlier, Mika recycled the Trump/Nazi card. She invited Jon Meacham to draw a historical parallel to President...

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Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:15am 6/21/2017 at 8:15am
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If Dems were smart, they’d watch and learn from the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe.

In his item of last night, Prof. Jacobson noted how Dems were taking the wrong lesson from the election, claiming that a close loss was a win. The message from Morning Joe was starkly different.

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Dem Strategist: Scalise Shooting “Natural Culmination” of Republican Rule

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00am 6/20/2017 at 10:00am
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James Devine—the Dem strategist who tweeted #HuntRepublicanCongressmen in the hours following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise—was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night. Devine’s rambling...

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Scarborough: Dem Jon Ossoff Looks Like Walk-on in “Reds” Movie (#GA06)

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Posted by    Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00am 6/19/2017 at 10:00am
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Jon Ossoff has some things going for him in tomorrow’s special congressional election in Georgia. He’s raised a ton more money than his Republican opponent, and the race does appear to have become a referendum on President Trump in a district Trump carried by only 1% in November.

But one thing Ossoff...

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Former NYT Editor: Republican “Rage Machine” Responsible For Current Political Climate

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Posted by    Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/18/2017 at 12:30pm
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In the wake of the Scalise shooting, Fareed Zakaria hosted a segment on his CNN show this morning devoted to addressing how Republicans and Democrats can stop their “internecine struggle” and “reconcile.” Two of the guests bought into the premise, discussing the challenges involved and possible approaches to reconciliation.

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Dem Operative on MSNBC: Kushner “Lucky he’s not in Jail . . . Guilty of a Crime”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/17/2017 at 1:30pm
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On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, Democrat operative Scott Dworkin, after saying that Jared Kushner is “lucky that he’s not in jail at the moment,” flatly claims that Kushner is “guilty of a crime.”

Dworkin said, “if I had done that when I was working for Obama,...

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Morning Joe’s Deutsch: Financial Wrongdoing with “Soviet Union” Will “Bring Down” Trump

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Posted by    Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:30am 6/16/2017 at 8:30am
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When in the market for political prognostication, I always like to rely on the conjectures of ad men who still refer to Russia as “the Soviet Union.”

On today’s Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch labeled President Trump a “sleazy businessman,” and said that “financial wrongdoings with the Soviet Union” will “bring this...

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Mika: I’m Not Blaming Trump “Squarely” for Scalise Shooting, But . . .

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Posted by    Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00am 6/15/2017 at 8:00am
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Yes, let’s all come together, hold hands, unite . . . and blame President Trump for the shooting of Steve Scalise and others yesterday. Morning Joe opened today with predictable pieties, Joe Scarborough saying, for example, that “the heated rhetoric in this country has to calm down.”

But before the show’s first...

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MSNBC Expert Blames Scalise Shooting on Gun “Over-Proliferation”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/14/2017 at 3:00pm
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You knew the MSM would turn the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others into a gun-control story.

And sure enough, on MSNBC just now, terrorism expert Malcolm Nance said:

The most important thing that we need to understand from this is, this is what happens when you have an over-proliferation of guns....

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Turley: Trump Tweets on Travel Order “Like a Presidential Version of Death by Cop”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:37am 6/13/2017 at 8:37am
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In the wake of the Kathy Griffin severed-head fiasco, and the Central Park play depicting the assassination of President Trump, you’d think that pundits might have the good sense to lay off metaphors invoking the violent death of the president.

But today comes law prof Jonathan Turley with yet another sanguinary simile....

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Scarborough: Trump a “Schmuck”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:42am 6/7/2017 at 8:42am

We get it. Joe Scarborough doesn’t approve of Donald Trump.

Two weeks ago, we noted the Morning Joe host calling the president a “jackass.”

Th...

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Morning Joe: If Trump Were a CEO, He’d Have Psychiatric Evaluation and be Removed

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00am 6/6/2017 at 10:00am
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Two months ago, we reported on Morning Joe going “Crazy over Trump’s Mental Health.” The show was back on that beat today, with two variations on the theme.

First, panel members were able to cite a Wall Street Journal editorial harshly criticizing President Trump for his tweeting habits, describing him as a...

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Theresa May: We Could Not Have “Predicted” or “Envisaged” Latest Terrorist Attacks

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:30am 6/5/2017 at 11:30am
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British PM Theresa May, in an address to the nation, stated that it wasn’t possible to have “predicted” or “envisaged” the latest terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Here’s her statement, as broadcast on CNN this morning:

We could never have predicted the tragic turn which events would take. We could never have...

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John Kerry: Trump Saying He’ll Renegotiate Paris Accord Like O.J. Saying He’ll Find ‘Real Killer’

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Posted by    Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/4/2017 at 3:00pm
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On today’s Meet the Press, John Kerry compared President Trump’s explanation of pulling out of the Paris climate accord to O.J. Simpson wanting to find the ‘real killer’ of Nicole Simpson Brown:

“When Donald Trump says to the world, well, we’re going to negotiate a better [climate] deal. I mean, you know,...

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Elizabeth Warren says not running for president, but “hold on, hold on, hold on”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/3/2017 at 1:30pm
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Put this one in your political time capsule. On her MSNBC show this morning, Joy Reid played a clip of her recently asking Elizabeth Warren if she was “going to run” for president in 2020.  Her response is interesting, to say the least.

What makes it significant is that Warren did not...

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