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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Mika Brzezinski, Elise Jordan, Rick Tyler and Mike Barnicle about Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez holding tight to his position that the Democratic Party will not reconsider its decision to bar Fox News from hosting a Democratic presidential debate. Says Barnicle: “If you're afraid of Tucker Carlson, how are you going to become President of the United States? Go on Fox News. Reach as many people as you can. Show them that just because you have a ‘D' after your name that you're not ridiculously, ludicrously far left, socialist or whatever—that you speak to the common-sense needs, and problems, and attitudes of most Americans.” Listen to more of the discussion here on MSNBC.

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Democrats on Fox News

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“Elections are choices. It comes down to a choice...‘what do you want?’ And I think an increasing number of Americans—they want calmness, they want a restoration of the spirit of what they think this country is all about. And the spirit of what this country is all about is not lying, it's not malevolence, it's not daily division implemented by the leader of this country—the President of the United States. It’s more to the side of what (Presidential candidate Pete) Buttigieg was talking about,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel talks about President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, a day after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his candidacy. Listen to more of the discussion here. Only on MSNBC.

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Choices for 2020

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle about Sunday's historic moments: Tiger Woods’ win of the 2019 Masters tournament at 43 years old and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, at 37 years old, declaring his candidacy for President of the United States. "It was a remarkable day and two remarkable events,” says Barnicle. “You had two stories that combined to truly represent part of what this country is all about. In Augusta, Georgia, you had a story of resilience...of someone who hurt himself...an epic kind of personal story. And in South Bend, Indiana…young mayor, Pete Buttigieg...talking about the future and basically declaring that the past is the past….The future is here. Hear more of the discussion here.

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Moments in history

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ICYMI: Hear what Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) tells Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle about what could occur in her hard-hit opioid-addicted state and others like it if bipartisan-allocated federal health care funding stops.

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Federal funding for opioid addiction

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Hear what Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Claire McCaskill, Elise Jordan and Mike Barnicle have to say about the mounting criticism surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden’s past affectionate behavior with some women and men, following Biden saying “I get it" and will tone down the touching. Says Barnicle: “Joe Biden...is a genuinely affectionate, caring human being. He is—in a no-contact eye nation, everybody’s staring at their phones—he is an eye-contact guy. He is literally, figuratively. a hands-on guy."

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Barnicle: “Joe Biden is who he is"

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ICYMI: Morning Joe brings us up to date on the developing story about the Chinese woman who was arrested for carrying four cell phones and a thumb drive infected with malware as she illegally entered Mar-a-Lago during President Donald Trump’s visit to the Florida resort. Hear the conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and Miami Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey.

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A breach at Mar-A-Lago

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Following the Morning Joe conversation about a New York Times report that indicates some of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William Barr did not accurately convey how damaging their findings were for President Donald Trump, veteran journalist Mike Barnicle explains: “To put a little perspective on it—we're all kind of flying blind. We’re talking about a report that's well over 300 pages, which was boiled down to maybe two sentence fragments which are in the attorney general's release.” Hear more of the discussion here.

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Perspective on the Mueller Report

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and The New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt about a New York Times report that indicates some of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators told associates that Attorney General William Barr “underestimated" and did not correctly convey how damaging their findings were for President Donald Trump. Listen to Schmidt’s response here.

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NYT on Mueller’s Report

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ICYMI: Hear the Morning Joe conversation about the probability of President Donald Trump and the Democrats resuming their fight over the Affordable Care Act. “Given the drift and the incompetence of this Administration, there will be over 100 million Americans without healthcare, unable to see a doctor or perhaps paying through the nose in higher premiums for their existing health plans because the insurance companies will be able to run amok,” explains veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Listen to more of the conversation with Joe Scarborough about the president’s unkept health care promises.

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POTUS and health care promises

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When you talk about this presidency, it’s what he's done to diminish and/or maybe destroy existing institutions that have stood for 70, 75 years and created at least a welcome mat in Europe, and a system for peace and existing conditions there now,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel talks about President Donald Trump’s possible connection with Russia. Listen to more of the discussion here.

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Trump v. Peace

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Tune in as Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle discuss the House Democrats having postponed a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism amid escalating tensions over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) alleged anti-Semitic remarks. “One of the most offensive tropes that was uttered is this idea that some people because they're Jewish have more of an allegiance to Israel than the United States of America,” said Barnicle. “That is truly, deeply offensive, and it ought to be to every ethnic group in this country. I'm for a united Ireland, but America is where I live. America is my country, not Ireland.” Listen to more of the conversion here.

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The Ilhan Omar anti-Semitism controversy

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Listen in on the conversation between Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and The New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker about President Donald Trump and his team of one. “With the thinning out of the White House staff, how many people surrounding the President of the United States does he listen to? Or are we into a process where it's only the President whose opinion and view counts and he carries forward with very little insight from anybody else?” Find out what Baker has to say here.

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POTUS: Team of One?

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ICYMI: The Morning Joe panel, headed by Willie Geist and including Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle, discuss the latest comments by Ty Cobb, a former White House attorney for President Donald Trump, who said that special counsel Robert Mueller is a hero and that Mueller’s probe is not a witch hunt. Listen to the conversation here.

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Ty Cobb: Mueller is a hero

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and The Atlantic national correspondent Graeme Wood about Wood’s recent time spent with national security adviser John Bolton. “We are approaching 20 years at war in Afghanistan—soon to be like 7,000 days at war in one country. Did this come up in the course of your conversation? And if not, do you have any sense of Bolton's feeling about our role in Afghanistan?” asks Barnicle. Listen to Wood’s response here.

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Bolton on Afghanistan?

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“You would think from the outside looking in that this means the end—really—of the day-to-day operation of the Trump Administration. They’re going to be so tied up in responding and reacting to these requests internally in the White House...given a staff that does not get exactly high marks to begin with and the thinness of the staff—so many people have departed. How do they function, Jonathan, on a day-to-day basis with all of this hanging over their heads?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Associated Press White House reporter Jonathan Lemire as the Morning Joe panel talks about the House of Representatives launching a sweeping abuse of power investigation into President Donald Trump. Listen to Lemire’s response here.

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White House under siege

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation among Joe Scarborough, Donny Deutsch, Mike Barnicle and the Daily Beast’s Sam Stein about President Donald Trump and the GOP remaining silent about authorities having arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist who had more than a dozen firearms, ammunition, and a hit list of Democratic lawmakers, activists and media personalities in his Maryland home. Barnicle, recalling the violent attack on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that targeted Republican members of Congress: “Within hours after (Congressman) Steve Scalise and other Republicans were shot and shot at on a softball field during practice for the congressional baseball game the Democrats had a prayer session, multiple numbers of Democrats issued statements. Where are the Republicans today on this? Where are they?” Listen to more of the discussion here.

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Where are the GOP?

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ICYMI: Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Mike Barnicle and Willie Geist discuss the societal problems of gun violence and social media in the wake of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett being charged with a felony for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack to promote his career. "Superintendent Johnson in Chicago gave us the lead. And the lead isn’t Smollett—the lead is life on the street. The lead is the hundreds and hundreds of families, people, young people, old people in Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston–you name the city–who live under the threat of the gun each and every day, each hour of every day. And young people being killed, shot on alleyways, on sidewalks for whatever: For wearing the wrong hat, wearing the wrong gang colors, things like that. These young people, many of them are immediately forgotten, their names never even appear in the paper,” says veteran columnist Barnicle. Listen to more of the conversation here.

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The lead: “life on the street"

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"Words are also weapons—and especially when framed by the President of the United States—they are potentially lethal weapons. In this climate, in this country, at this time, with the ocean of guns that are out there and people's access to weapons, this is a lot more than just playing with fire,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Elise Jordan discuss the escalation of violent rhetoric in the era of President Donald Trump, following news that federal authorities arrested a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist who had more than a dozen firearms, ammunition and a hit list of Democratic lawmakers, activists and media personalities in his Maryland home. Listen to more of the discussion here.

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Words are weapons

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“Sometimes…the weight of all these issues have to be set aside for just a moment to engage in something that is vital to American life….February 14th, it's a huge day. Pitchers and catchers have reported, and we're beginning to think about real issues like lack of bullpen strength in Boston and how the Yankees are going to do,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel shares its final thoughts before Valentine’s Day.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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“The wall is kind of a metaphor for Donald Trump’s presidency. The foundation of the wall is hate, it's fear. And as you build his wall over the course of his political career, you build on that hate and that fear, and it becomes fear of the other, and then it becomes fear of brown people, and it becomes fear of caravans, and fear of invasions, and fear of MS-13. That's the root of Trump's presidential election and that’s going to be the root of his reelection campaign,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist discuss President Donald Trump’s much-promised border wall and the funding for it. Listen to more of the conversation here.

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A Wall of Hate and Fear