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“Grandpa and grandma are coming home to live on the couch downstairs. They’re going to be thrown out of the nursing home,” Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle says with sarcasm as the panel discusses the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, which includes “devastating” Medicare and Medicaid cuts that will hurt older, middle income Americans. Listen to more of the conversation here with Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough.

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Health Care Not For All

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“The people who need health care the most – the elderly, the poor, the truly ill – are going to be without health care, without heath care policies. That’s the way it looks. This bill is basically immoral in its foundation,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the panel discusses the Senate Republicans’ heath care bill, which the Congressional Budget Office predicts will leave 22 million more Americans uninsured. Listen to more of the discussion on the GOP health care bill here from hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.

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Barnicle: GOP Health Care Bill is “Immoral"

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“This has the potential to be a defining moment in the Senate because the vote on this bill – if there is a vote on this bill – is going to be a test of conscience and character for these Senators,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a panel conversation about the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, which the Congressional Budget Office just predicted will leave 22 million more Americans uninsured. Listen to the discussion that ensues after the panel watches clip after clip of President Donald Trump’s previous promises of a health care plan with heart, that is less expensive with premiums and deductibles coming down, as well as no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Health Insurance Woes

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“Congressman, it's our understanding that your caucus rejected the opportunity to go to the White House and meet with President Trump. What's the reasoning behind that?” asks Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle of Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) during a conversation about the Congressional Black Caucus declining to meet with President Donald Trump after not receiving any response to letters and policy suggestions sent to POTUS. Hear Richmond’s rationale here.

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Declining POTUS’s Invitation

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“We have some sad news to report. Legendary, and that's really what we mean here, legendary New York reporter Gabe Pressman has died. A New York icon and pioneering reporter; Pressman's local broadcast career spanned six decades. He's credited with being the first television reporter in New York,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as he pays tribute to the illustrious journalism career of New York icon Gabe Pressman, who has passed away at 93 years old. Tune in to the story here.

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Gabe Pressman’s Legacy

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“Germany's role seems to be more important, more critical, to Europe and to the world today than perhaps ever before. What role will Germany play in the world vis-a-vis the United States?” asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig during a conversation about Germany’s expanding role on the world stage and the concern about Russian meddling in their upcoming elections. Listen in on the discussion here.

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Germany on the World Stage

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“So, back home, there are a lot of people who call you doctor, because you’re a doctor. What you've read and what you’ve heard about it so far, what does this do positively or negatively for access to care and quality of care?” asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) during a panel conversation about the Senate Republicans’ health care bill. Listen to Cassidy’s response here.

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The Doctor Is In

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“'The Call of History’ taking a look at President Obama, taking your knowledge of him, having covered him for years. What do you think is going through his mind with regard to past presidents not interfering with current presidencies? How eager is, if he is, to jump in on what's going on?" asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of The New York Times White House correspondent and author of the book “ Obama: The Call of History” Peter Baker during a conversation about former President Barack Obama reaction to the actions of his successor, President Donald Trump. Listen to Baker’s response here.

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The Call of History

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During a Morning Joe discussion with former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson about how the Obama administration dealt with Russian meddling in the presidential election, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle asks: “On October 7th, you and Jim Clapper issued the statement, the warning, about what Russia was up to. But they come across the bridge from Langley in early August with devastating information about a foreign power literally declaring some form of warfare, cyber warfare, against the United States. What took so long?” Listen to Johnson’s explain why and when the information was released to the public. “It’s not like waking up one morning and issuing a tweet."

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Access Hollywood Trumped Russian Meddling

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“The CIA is very, very obviously trying to keep you from finding out sources and methods. But sources and methods within the Kremlin -- can you address that? Did they have sources within the Kremlin?” asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of The Washington Post’s national security correspondent Greg Miller in reference to an article that posted just moments earlier about the Obama Administration’s handing of Russia’s meddling in the U.S. elections. Watch the breaking news account here.

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Breaking News on Russia

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“He's the President of the United States. He says: ‘There may be tapes out there, government tapes, who knows.’ He is the President of the United States. He should find out,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the panel reacts to a “rambling" interview with President Donald Trump during which he confesses he does not knowingly have tape recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, but hints they could exist. Watch the interview with POTUS and listen to the reactions from Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and guest Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard.

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Trump v. Comey Continues

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“Senator, I want to read a letter to you that is in The New York Times, written by a Martin Platt from New York City. It reads: ‘I would propose passing the Republican health care bill without amendment on the condition that all members of the House and the Senate be required to have health insurance as laid out by this plan, and only by this plan, for themselves, their wives or husbands, and their children. This would also apply to the President, the Vice President and their families, as well as all members of the cabinet and all federal employees.’ My question to you sir is: Would you and your family sign up for the bill as proposed right now?" asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Listen to Paul’s answer here.

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Health Care for All

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The Weekly Standard Editor at Large Bill Kristol joins the Morning Joe panel to talk about the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and how soon it might see a vote. “Do you think McConnell will put this on the floor for a vote before July 4th?” asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Listen to Kristol’s response here on MSNBC.

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The Summer of Health Care

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As the Morning Joe panel discusses President Donald Trump and comparisons being made to President Richard Nixon, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle says about Nixon: “He was a tragic, historic, and an incredibly flawed figure in American history, but he had a certain level of respect for the government, for the Constitution and for the way it applies to the government. And he turned over the tapes, packed his bags, and left." Listen in on more of the discussion here with show hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

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Nixon v. Trump

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While the Morning Joe panel talks about President Donald Trump’s corner-cutting tactics as a businessman and now as President, including his most recent tweet that he has no tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle explains: “Once again, we are going to go back to the old standby: He is who he is. He's a 70-year-old guy fixed in his habits. He has been doing this all of his life – all of his life. Real estate deals: Cutting a deal with you. He will try to intimidate you into signing the deal and to short change you in the deal.” Listen to more of the discussion on President Trump here with Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Donny Deutsch.

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Trump’s Ongoing Troubles

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“You have rich people with the specific intent of damaging the free press. Now, it's not going to work with the Times or The Washington Post or NBC, but there are a host of medium-sized papers and websites around this country that could be ended with this,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle to Brian Knappenberger, director of the new documentary “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press,” during a conversation about the wave of hostility toward the press. Listen in on the discussion here and see a few clips from the film.

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The Press Under Siege

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“Senator, let's stipulate that the health care bill is critically important to this country's future, and let's stipulate that everyone ought to be concerned about the potential collusion with regard to Russia in the past election. But, what is your level of concern about the Cardinals: They're 33 and 37. They're four games under 500. You're approaching the all-star break. You need a power bat in the outfield,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) as he teases the Missouri Senator about the St. Louis Cardinals struggling to win ballgames in the first half of the 2017 MLB season. Hear what McCaskill has to say here. Only on MSNBC.

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Health Care, Russia and Baseball

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“Congressman, we understand and respect your commitment to this investigation and to getting to the truth of what happened last fall so that all Americans know about it publicly. But why not focus all of these investigations into one? Into the Mueller investigation which seems to be more independent, less reliant on politics, more focused. Why not do that?” asks Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, during a conversation about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election that are taking place in the House, Senate, and special counsel probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Listen to Swalwell’s response here. Only on MSNBC.

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How Many Russian Investigations?

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“Congressman, let's talk a bit about part of the disappearing base of the Democratic party: Unions. Every election year and every off-election year, you have the heads of unions show up with people like you saying: ‘Yeah, we're with the Democratic Party.’ The membership flees, large portions of the membership flees, when it comes to actually voting for a Democrat. How did you lose them?” asks Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle of Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) during a conversation about the strained relationship between the Democratic Party and unions. Listen to Ryan’s response here. Only on MSNBC.

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Disappearing Democrats

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During a Morning Joe panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s stance on the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle adds: “The true oddity here is that if (Trump) had won the popular vote and lost the electoral college, he'd be a far happier man today.” Listen in on the conversation with host Mika Brzezinski and historian and Random House executive editor Jon Meacham here.

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POTUS on Russia