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Morning Joe: Democrats Have Forgotten How To Win

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00am 4/17/2017 at 10:00am

Today’s Morning Joe had some good advice for Democrats if they want to start winning again, particularly at the House level. They need to stop imposing ideological purity tests on their candidates and nominate candidates who resonate culturally in swing districts.

The good news for Republicans is...

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Morning Joe Going Soft on Trump?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:00am 4/14/2017 at 10:00am

Looks like President Trump’s dropping of the MOAB might have had an even bigger impact on Morning Joe than it did on ISIS. In March, the show was in full Apocalypse Now mode about President Trump. Take this excerpt from my item of March 6th: “Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming...

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Halperin on Bannon: One of Few in White House “Who is Creative, Innovative, Takes Risks”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:30am 4/12/2017 at 11:30am

Morning Joe has been on a Steve Bannon-bashing spree the last couple of days, with various panel members predicting his departure from the White House. As Mika Brzezinski put it yesterday, “the end is nigh” for Bannon.

But Mark Halperin made a strong case for Bannon on today’s show, saying that being...

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Morning Joe: Syria was Obama’s ‘Defining Moment’ and ‘History Going to be Rough’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 10, 2017 at 10:00am 4/10/2017 at 10:00am

Surprising consensus on today’s Morning Joe that Barack Obama blew it bigly in Syria by punting on his redline. Even Obama fan Mike Barnicle admitted, “Syria was a serious mistake that the Obama administration made.” Foreign policy honcho Richard Haass said “history’s going to...

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Morning Joe Goes Crazy Over Trump’s Mental Health

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00am 4/3/2017 at 10:00am

Kibitzing about Donald Trump’s mental health is a favorite MSM parlor game. But Morning Joe took it to a new level today, devoting its long, opening segment to the matter.

Donny Deutsch and Joe Scarborough were the ringleaders, playing Drs. Freud and Jung, respectively. Excerpts:

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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.

 
 
 

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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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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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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Mika: probably time for Kellyanne to ‘pack it up’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 8:30am 3/10/2017 at 8:30am

Last month, Mika Brzezinski in essence banned presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway from Morning Joe. Saying she doesn’t believe in “fake news,” Mika declared that Conway has tried to book herself on MJ, but “I won’t do it.”

Brzezinski took things a big step further this morning, seeming to call for Conway to...

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Steve Schmidt: Trump’s ‘non-stop lying’ will destroy presidency, ‘precipitate international crisis’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00am 3/9/2017 at 10:00am

Shortly before the presidential election, GOP public relations worker Steve Schmidt saw Hillary Clinton “trending over 400” electoral college votes. He also predicted that Dems would retake the Senate and were “close” to retaking the House. We know how all that played out. So you probably want to take this morning’s...

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WaPo’s Ignatius: 300 Possible Terrorists Travel Ban Would Have Stopped is a ‘Tiny Number’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:30am 3/7/2017 at 8:30am

For David Ignatius, what is an acceptable number of terrorists and terrorist attacks in the United States? The question arises because on today’s Morning Joe, Ignatius, of the Washington Post, was discussing the Trump admin statement that since 9/11, 300 people admitted from countries on the reissued executive order have been...

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Morning Joe questions Trump’s ‘stability,’ says US ‘in crisis’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 10:00am 3/6/2017 at 10:00am

Morning Joe suffered a split personality today over President Trump’s tweets alleging that President Obama had tapped his phones. On the one hand, Joe and Mika waxed apocalyptic, claiming the country is “in crisis” and questioning President Trump’s “stability.” At one point, Mika even seemed to choke up as she said, “th...

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Kasie Hunt Warns Dems on Sessions: ‘Americans Sick of Faux Outrage’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 8:30am 3/3/2017 at 8:30am

Joe Scarborough and John Heilemann were leading an overheated charge against Jeff Sessions on today’s Morning Joe, when a surprising note of caution came from an unexpected source: Kasie Hunt. Hunt is an MSNBC correspondent, not a commentator, nor someone suspected of harboring hidden conservative leanings.

Yet Hunt issued a blunt assessment...

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Morning Joe Praises Trump Address: ‘Best Speech He’s Given’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/1/2017 at 1:30pm

At the beginning of the primary season, the Huffington Post infamously consigned coverage of Donald Trump’s campaign to its entertainment section. So it was striking that on today’s Morning Joe, it was HuffPo‘s Sam Stein who chided his fellow liberals for refusing to acknowledge the obvious: that President Trump gave a...

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