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Scarborough: Never Trumpers Saying ‘Wow,’ Wouldn’t Have Gotten These Nominations with Jeb or Marco

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00am 12/8/2016 at 10:00am

Donald Trump’s nominations have turned out to be a pleasant surprise for some of his biggest conservative critics. That was Joe Scarborough’s take on today’s Morning Joe. From James Mattis at Defense, to John Kelly at DHS, and now to EPA foe Scott Pruitt . . . at EPA, the President-elect...

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Morning Joe’s Surprising Support for Trump’s China Move: A Way to Get ‘Leverage’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:30am 12/5/2016 at 8:30am

The American foreign-policy establishment is wringing its collective hands over Donald Trump’s phone conversation with the President of Taiwan, and his subsequent tweet in which he took China to task for its currency devaluation, tariffs on American products, and military build-up in the South China Sea.

But there was some surprising support...

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Thatcher Nods: Dems Ran Out of Other People’s Money

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 10:32am 12/1/2016 at 10:32am

Margaret Thatcher once famously said that “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Is that what’s happened to the Democratic party?

Morning Joe devoted a navel-gazing segment today to the question of where Dems go from here given their loss of the presidency, their failure...

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Mika Shockingly Scorches Elizabeth Warren: ‘Tired of this Act,’ ‘Shrill, Almost Unhinged’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:34am 11/29/2016 at 8:34am

Early in this presidential election cycle, Mika Brzezinski was a big Elizabeth Warren booster, repeatedly urging the Massachusetts senator to throw her hat into the ring. So it was nothing short of stunning to see Brzezinski go on a blistering attack against Warren on today’s Morning Joe.

The segment began with a...

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Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne Conway Going ‘Rogue’ With Romney Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:32am 11/28/2016 at 8:32am

When I suggested yesterday that Kellyanne Conway was being “less than loyal” to Donald Trump by sharply criticizing Mitt Romney on the Sunday shows, some readers took issue, surmising that Trump himself had encouraged Conway’s attacks.

But today’s Morning Joe reported as Breaking News that two sources at the top of the transition...

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Morning Joe Continues Anti-Rudy Rampage: Off Camera, People Say He’s ‘a Few Steps Slower’ Mentally

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:30am 11/21/2016 at 8:30am

Last week, we reported on Morning Joe ripping the notion of Rudy Giuliani as Secretary of State, with Joe Scarborough saying “he’s temperamentally not qualified to be, and he’s not qualified to be it based on any experience or training or any contacts.”

This morning, the show was still on its anti-Rudy...

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Morning Joe Rips Rudy, Bolton for SecState, Calls Corker ‘No-Brainer’ for Job

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:30am 11/15/2016 at 8:30am

Morning Joe spent its opening segment scalding the notion of either Rudy Giuliani or John Bolton as Secretary of State in the Trump administration. Giuliani was described as completely unqualified for the job, and someone who has personally profited off national security matters, a la the Clintons. Bolton w...

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NY Times Headline Epitomizes MSM Myopia Over Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8:30am 11/10/2016 at 8:30am

Want to understand the bubble in which the elite, liberal media lives? Check out the banner headline of today’s New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.”

On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin nailed it: “Look at the headline of this story. This is the...

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Princeton Prof: ‘White America has Elected an Ill-informed, Morally and Ethically Bankrupt Racist’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00am 11/9/2016 at 10:00am

We’ll put Eddie Glaude Jr. down as “undecided” about attending the Kumbaya love-in . . . on today’s Morning Joe, Glaude, chair of Princeton’s African-American studies department, said “across the board, white America has just elected to my mind an ill-informed racist who by any standard is morally and ethically bankrupt...

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Star is Born? Donald Trump, Jr.’s Impressive Morning Joe Appearance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:20am 11/8/2016 at 10:20am

Ivanka has attracted attention as the Trump most likely to have a significant political future. But don’t sleep on Donald Trump, Jr. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Trump, Jr. was impressively thoughtful, articulate, substantive and nuanced, without for one second backing down from making his case forcefully and unapologetically.

For a taste...

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James Carville: ‘I’m a Nervous Wreck, Not Impossible’ for Trump to Win

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:30am 11/7/2016 at 8:30am

If Serpent Head is nervous . . . There was an ironic contrast on today’s Morning Joe. On the one hand, Steve Schmidt—former McCain campaign manager turned Trump antagonist—sees no real chance for the Donald. Said Schmidt: “I’ve been in the camp that says it’s been over for some time,” and that...

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MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt: Hillary Events ‘Don’t Feel Like a Winning Campaign in Final Week’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:30am 11/4/2016 at 11:30am

As MSNBC reporters go, Kasie Hunt is among the more even-handed. Even so, no one would confuse her for a covert Trump fan. So it was remarkable that on today’s Morning Joe, Hunt offered up this personal observation born out of her being out on the Clinton campaign trail: “the events...

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Morning Joe Confronts Kellyanne Over Trump Calling Out NBC’s Katy Tur

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:30am 11/3/2016 at 10:30am

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was in the process of wrapping up a bravura performance on today’s Morning Joe. Conway was crisp, pleasant, substantive and nimble. And this Insurrectionist found himself thinking: for once, Conway can focus on the issues as the campaign sees them, instead of having to clean up...

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‘Vote for the Crook, It’s Important!’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:43am 11/2/2016 at 8:43am

Readers will remember the runoff race for governor of Louisiana in 1991 in which the notoriously corrupt Edwin Edwards faced off against ex-Klansman David Duke. The race spawned the greatest bumper sticker in American political history: “Vote for the Crook. It’s Important.”

Now it looks like Hillary might need that same kind...

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Way We Were: Morning Joe Montage Mocks Dem Hypocrisy on Comey

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:30am 11/1/2016 at 8:30am

Readers have likely already seen montages of major Dems lavishly praising FBI Director James Comey after he announced in July that he wouldn’t be recommending the indictment of Hillary Clinton. Those same Dems turned on Comey with a vengeance when this past Friday he announced that the FBI was looking into...

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NYT’s Bruni Whistles Past Graveyard: Comey Letter ‘Won’t Move People Away’ from Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:30am 10/31/2016 at 10:30am

Frank Drebin would be so proud of his namesake . . . It was one of those classic “nothing to see here, move along” moments. On today’s Morning Joe, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, saying that there was no new terrain broached in FBI Director James Comey’s letter of this...

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Mika: Elizabeth Warren ‘On the Warpath’ for Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8:30am 10/26/2016 at 8:30am

About the last person you’d expect to be taking unsubtle shots at Elizabeth Warren’s phony claims of Native American heritage is Mika Brzezinski. Early in this presidential cycle, Brzezinski was Warren’s biggest fan, urging her to get into the race.

But on today’s Morning Joe, after clips were played of Warren on the...

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