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Mike Barnicle, the Morning Joe team, and special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, discuss the current state of presidential campaigns and political dynasties in America. “Nobody’s happy being what they are, they’re just looking at that next step ahead, which is a terrible thing,” says Doris Kearns Goodwin of the constant campaign cycle. Watch the discussion here.
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Mike Barnicle, the Morning Joe team, and special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin

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“With all the internal rage that so many people feel toward politics in general, but specifically the Democratic Party, what's the plan to deal with this constituency group, which used to be the core of the party?,” Mike Barnicle asks of NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd in regard to discontent felt among the American working class toward Democratic economic policies. Listen to Chuck Todd's response here.
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Mike Barnicle with NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd on the discontent felt among the American working class toward Democratic economic policies

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On Morning Joe today, Mike Barnicle asks Bruce Klingner, former Chief of CIA operations in Korea, about the likelihood North Korea acted alone in the recent hacking of Sony Pictures. Hear their conversation here.
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Mike Barnicle with Bruce Klingner, former Chief of CIA operations in Korea

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Mike Barnicle asks Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, about the most immediate benefits the people of Cuba might receive from the agreement to open up U.S.-Cuba relations. Listen to the discussion here.
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Mike Barnicle asks Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) about the most immediate benefits the people of Cuba might receive

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“To lift the full embargo, you need congressional action… and I think we all understand that is not going to happen in the short run,” Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) tells Mike Barnicle on whether a timetable for approving medical assistance and similar benefits to Cubans can be determined. Hear his comments on the U.S.-Cuba agreement only on Morning Joe.
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Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) tells Mike Barnicle “To lift the full embargo, you need congressional action…”

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“We deal with the Iranians, why not deal with the Cubans?,” says Mike Barnicle in response to The Washington Post labeling the easing of U.S.-Cuba relations as a bailout for the Castro regime. Watch Mike’s reaction on Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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“We deal with the Iranians, why not deal with the Cubans?,” says Mike Barnicle

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How can police departments be diversified and improve community relations, Mike asks of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D - MI). “We want more resources… and I see these tragedies as an opportunity for a national discussion the depth of which we’ve never had before,” answers Rep. Conyers on Morning Joe, where he appeared with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) to discuss their call for federal hearings on police practices.
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Mike and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. on Morning Joe

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Mike asks Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) whether he supports calling for the resignation of CIA director John O. Brennan in light of the release of the 500-page CIA torture report. Listen in on the conversation here.
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Mike and Sen. Dick Durbin

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Mike and the Morning Joe team respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) protest of provisions in a must-pass spending bill that would roll back gains of the Dodd-Frank Act. “She is giving us a preview of what’s going to happen every day in the next Congress… which is the Republican majority favoring things Elizabeth Warren has been fighting against her entire career,” says Mike. Hear the discussion here.
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Mike and the Morning Joe team respond to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) protest of provisions

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Mike makes a guest appearance on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect, where they talked about a recent poll on the popularity of football in America. The poll highlights the discrepancy between football’s ongoing popularity among viewers and an increasing hesitance among parents to let their kids play the game. “The violence is an aphrodisiac for the telecasters. They love it. They want more of it. They show more of it. And it’s scary,” says Mike of player collisions shown during televised games. Watch the full segment here.
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Mike makes a guest appearance on Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect

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“One of the underlying themes in these reports is a combination of amnesia and hypocrisy, and the report gives very little taste of context of the times,” says Mike about the Senate’s report on the CIA’s post-911 interrogation practices. Watch Mike and NBC News foreign correspondent Richard Engel discuss the report in more detail on Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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Mike and Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel discuss how the Senate’s CIA report might be viewed in the future

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“Who would not go extra lengths if they were faced with another 9-11? I don’t know what my decision would have been had I’d been there,” Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) tells Mike and the Morning Joe team in response to whether he thinks the CIA’s interrogation practices as detailed in the Senate report can be considered torture. Hear his full comments here.
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Mike asks Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) if the CIA’s enhanced interrogation practices were torture

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“What surprised me most was just how unprepared the CIA was for the job it was given of interrogating these suspects,” says The Washington Post’s David Ignatius in conversation with Mike and the Morning Joe team about the damming allegations in the Senate’s CIA torture report and President Bush’s questionable awareness of interrogation practices. Hear his comments here.
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Mike gets The Washington Post’s David Ignatius reactions to the Senate’s CIA report

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“No, legally not!” says Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former NSA and CIA director, in response to Mike’s question on whether post-911 CIA interrogation techniques were torture. “I refer you to [President Bush’s] autobiography in which he says he personally approved the waterboarding,” Gen. Hayden adds in answer to allegations that President Bush was not aware of the interrogation methods employed. Only on Morning Joe.
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Mike asks Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former NSA and CIA director, about torture allegations

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The Morning Joe team discusses Mike’s recent article for The Daily Beast, “The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner.” Hear more of Mike’s first-hand experience here.
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Mike provides additional insight into recent protests in New York City

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Fresh off his Major League Soccer Cup victory, soccer star Robbie Rogers drops by Morning Joe to talk about his recently released memoir “Coming Out to Play” and becoming an unintended but proud role model for gay athletes. Hear his interview here. Only on MSNBC.
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Morning Joe team meets with LA Galaxy’s Robbie Rogers

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Mike on Morning Joe today responds to President Barack Obama’s approval ratings, which is currently below forty percent. “Don’t you get the sense that a big part of [Obama] doesn’t care (about the approval ratings)? asks Mike. Hear the rest of Mike’s reaction here. On MSNBC.
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Mike shares his thoughts on Obama’s low approval ratings

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“[The CIA] knew they were doing something they shouldn’t be doing,” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) tells Mike in response to the Senate Intelligence Committee's recent report on the CIA's interrogation practices. On MSNBC.
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Mike asks Senator Angus King (I-ME) about new Senate report on CIA practices

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In regard to Sec. of State John Kerry’s testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and authorizing the use of military force against ISIS, Mike asks Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): “How do you declare war on an ideology?" Hear Sen. Kaine’s answer on Morning Joe.
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Mike asks Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) about military action against ISIS

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"Peter King is flat out wrong in that observation..." says Mike on Morning Joe in response to King justifying a NY policeman’s actions in the strangling of Eric Garner. Watch the clip and the Morning Joe team's reaction here.
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Mike reacts to NY Congressman Peter King’s statement on Eric Garner