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Listen in as Vanity Fair senior reporter Emily Jane Fox tells Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle about her “stunning” interview with Stormy Daniels’ former attorney, Michael Avenatti, against the advice of his attorney. Avenatti has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Manhattan in two alleged schemes, charged with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike. “Every once in a while in the course of this business that we're all in, you get an interview like this, and I assume that at some point during the interview you had to be thinking, ‘I can't believe he's just talking like this,’ comments Barnicle. Hear more of the interview here.

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Avenatti’s Fall

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Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and former Treasury official Steve Rattner discuss how history may look back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the longest running Majority Leader in the history of the Senate. “Do you think it’s possible that the focus on the most important and dominant figure in this period of history will be Mitch McConnell?” asks Barnicle. Hear Rattner’s assessment. Only on MSNBC.

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McConnell: "The Enabler"

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The Morning Joe team talks with Abrams Media CEO/Founder Dan Abrams about unclear powers of Congress amid the Trump Administration’s refusal to cooperate with subpoenas from House Democrats. “What powers does Congress have historically, and what do they have today, and are they being stripped of that power?” asks contributor Mike Barnicle. Hear Abrams answer here. Only on MSNBC.

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Congress v. Trump

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Watch the conversation between Vanity Fair senior reporter Emily Jane Fox and Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle about how having worked for the Trump Administration might impact the career of former White House communications director Hope Hicks, who has been subpoenaed by the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to testify before the panel and hand over documents relating to her work for President Donald Trump.

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"Trump Taint?"

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U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), vice chair of the Judiciary Committee, joins Morning Joe to talk about the Trump Administration’s refusal to cooperate with subpoenas from House Democrats. Asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle: “Congresswoman, simple question here: How do you proceed with an impeachment inquiry when you can get no witnesses to appear before your panel?” Listen to Scanlon’s response here. Only on MSNBC.

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Impeachment inquiry?

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Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle discuss some of the challenges facing Democratic presidential candidates, particularly former Vice President Joe Biden, in their quest to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 race. “A huge percentage of people in this country are living on a paycheck-to-paycheck economy…and they're not often talked about, they're not often addressed. A big day on the street for a lot of families is the fact that they’ve got enough money to pay the oil bill, or buy a pair of sneakers, or have their kids being able to go to the movies this weekend. Those are the issues that the candidates like Joe Biden have to address going forward,” explains Barnicle. Join the conversation here.

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Democrats’ challenges for 2020

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation between veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and POLITICO senior writer Jake Sherman about a confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo that indicates President Donald Trump's tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president take the rare step of asserting executive privilege, which contradicts Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s statement there must be a legislative purpose for demanding Trump’s tax returns.

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Trump’s Tax Returns

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The conversation continues between Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and NBC News national security analyst Jeremy Bash about the upcoming meetings of House and Senate intelligence committees with top Trump Administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, about the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran. “From your perspective, do you think that the issue of the use and/or misuse of intelligence with regard to the situation in Iran right now will be raised and will we hear anything about it?” asks Barnicle. Listen to Bash’s response here. Only on MSNBC.

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Tensions between the US and Iran continue

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The Morning Joe panel of Willie Geist, Jeremy Bash, Jonathan Lemire and Mike Barnicle discuss the growing distance between President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton on their positions and handling of the escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Hear the latest on Trump’s reversal on the threat posed and what might happen next. Only on MSNBC.

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US v. Iran: What’s next?

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Listen in on this Morning Joe conversation between Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle as they underscore the significance of Democrats being able to reach and connect with blue-collar voters as the 2020 presidential election approaches, following a New York Times report that suggests blue-collar voters in Youngstown, Ohio, are sticking with President Donald Trump despite the lack economic boom in their community. “You have to wonder out there in the country, in Youngstown Ohio, people watching and listening to this, do they really grasp the importance of what’s going on? I think probably at some level they do, but on a day-to-day basis they don’t, and this story for the Democrats: To achieve some sense of victory or standing in this story, they need to improve their narrative. They need a storyteller, and they need Bob Mueller to appear before the House to testify,” comments. Join the conversation here.

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What the Democrats need

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Hear from Hana Ali, daughter of the legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali, who joined Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle to share intimate details from her new book “At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness.” “You had many, many hours of spending quiet, reflective time with your father. Talk about who he really was in his essence,” asks Barnicle. Only on MSNBC.

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Muhammad Ali: "He belongs to the world"

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“Where is the United States Senate?" asks Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle of Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) in relation to the Senate’s attempts to put together new legislation for the Authorization for Use of Military Force as the tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate and while the Trump Administration is reportedly mulling a plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to deal with the situation. Listen to Coons’ explanation about the internal turmoil plaguing the Senate. Only on MSNBC.

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Senate setbacks

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"People should be really annoyed at this: When it says the House sends a letter to the Attorney General demanding to know what he's doing with the ACA, and he's been given two weeks to respond, okay. If you have a preexisting condition and you have to go to an emergency room—you, yourself or with one of your children—you don't get two weeks to respond. Your entire income, your entire family's future could be gone in one moment in an emergency room, and we give these clowns two weeks to respond to the potential destruction of an act that has saved hundreds of lives,” comments Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a conversation with Mika Brzezinski and Eugene Robinson about House committee chairs having demanded information from the Department of Justice—within two weeks—on the decision to revert its position on the Affordable Care Act, now holding it as unconstitutional. Listen in here.

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The difference two weeks can make

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Hear Morning Joe’s veteran columnist and contributor Mike Barnicle, President of the Council of Foreign Relations Richard Haass, and Wendy Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs discuss the impact of President Donald Trump's escalating trade war between the US and China, which is causing the market to slide. Only on MSNBC.

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US v. China

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Listen in as the Morning Joe panel discusses the possibility and impact of rising oil prices in the US as a result of the escalating tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration’s consideration of a plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East. “There are so many elements of danger, potential danger…we could spend the whole three hours discussing it,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a conversation with CNBC senior national correspondent Brian Sullivan and the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson.

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US / Iran tensions rising

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Listen in as the Morning Joe panel discusses a New York Times report based on newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994 President Donald Trump reporter over $1 billion in business losses, making him the among the largest individual, taxpaying losers of money at the time. “You could read any biography that's ever been written about Donald Trump, and it wouldn't come close to a portrayal of him as an individual better than this forensic autopsy of his money, his lack of money,” say veteran columnist Mike Barnicle about the New York Times investigation into President Trump’s taxes. Join the conversation here with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and New York Times reporter Susanne Craig, who broke the story with Russ Buettner.

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POTUS: Losses totalled $1.17 billion

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The Morning Joe panel discusses the U.S. economy in the Trump era, the debate between capitalism and socialism, and why income inequality will be a pivotal issue for every candidate in the 2020 presidential race. “We have these wonderful reports about the economy booming…(but) there are still large pockets of the economy in this country where people haven’t received a percentage increase in wages…in 10, 15, 20 years,” explains veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Listen in to the conversation about the perils of income and wealth inequality with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Andy Serwer, editor in chief of Yahoo Finance. Only on MSNBC.

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The US economy and income disparity

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Mike Lupica and Mike Barnicle as they review and discuss the shocking and controversial decision to overturn Maximum Security’s win at the 145th Kentucky Derby, where stewards disqualified Maximum Security for impeding progress around the turn for the home stretch. “A DQ in Kentucky could be different than a DQ in New York or Massachusetts….There’s no national rule governing horse racing,” says Barnicle. Join the conversation here.

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Kentucky Derby controversy

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While Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle talk about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accusing Attorney General William Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and Mueller’s issues with how Barr characterized the special counsel’s findings, Barnicle explains: “Instead of just sitting back and saying, ‘Okay the thing is over,’ and responding with candid truth, the attorney general chose to, as you indicated and as many have indicated, as Nancy Pelosi just indicated, he lied— repeatedly. He's going to keep this story going. This story is not going to go away for a long time now.” Listen to more of the conversation here. Only on MSNBC.

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Mueller’s Report has legs

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"What is it about Donald Trump that causes these people to lose their minds and lose their souls?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as the Morning Joe panel discusses Attorney General William Barr’s controversial and contentious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he stumbled to answer questions on whether President Donald Trump or anyone in the White House directed him to investigate certain individuals. Listen to more of the conversation here.

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William Barr: He is not alone

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Listen in as Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle discuss Attorney General William Barr’s controversial testimony in a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where he answered questions on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and was accused of protecting President Donald Trump at the country’s expense. “We had a sitting attorney general of the United States who clearly had not even read the full Mueller report. He had not looked at the underlying evidence within the Mueller report. He went out of his way to disparage members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation who work for this country to protect this country. He went out of his way to damage and disparage Bob Mueller and his effort, and...really at the end of the day, he made Jeff Sessions look like Justice Brandeis,” said Barnicle. Hear more of the discussion here.

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Defending the Constitution or the President?

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Listen in on the conversation with Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Jon Meacham and Mike Barnicle about influential evangelist Christian Franklin Graham calling for South Bend Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to “repent” for the “sin” of being gay. “Don't you think it's about time that we in the media separate Franklin Graham from religion because when he speaks now...he separates himself. We might as well be listening to Congressman Steve King from Iowa when you hear Franklin Graham speak,” says Barnicle, referencing anti-gay remarks made by Rep. King (R-IA) during his campaign last year.

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Franklin Graham to Pete Buttigieg: "Repent"

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Former Vice President Joe Biden officially enters the 2020 presidential race. Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation about what’s next for the 20th Democratic candidate to join the field. “He’s going to be covered enormously well over the next two or three months, and we’re going to find out very quickly whether or not the 2018/'19 version of Joe Biden is up to the task,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Watch Biden’s candidacy video and hear what the Morning Joe panel has to say about it.

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Joe Biden enters the 2020 race for President

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Join the Morning Joe conversation in process about the headline coming from the latest poll of the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary from University of New Hampshire, which shows a surge for South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “He has a resonance with crowds. I mean, a true resonance that I haven’t seen in a while from other candidates.” Listen to more of the discussion here with Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Kasie Hunt and Willie Geist.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the rise

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with Joe Scarborough, Eugene Roberts and Mike Barnicle about some Democrats’ call for the impeachment process for President Donald Trump to begin. “There's no notation, no amendment in the Constitution that says—and it ought to—‘stop wasting our time.’ And I think if (the Democrats) do go forward with impeachment proceedings, a majority of Americans are going to think they are wasting ‘our time’—the voter’s time,” says Barnicle. “Let’s get going to the election."

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Calls for investigation v. Impeachment

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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

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“The sadness for the country at this point in our history, our time here, right now, is that we have a President of the United States who constantly picks at the scab of division, of race and of class, and that's not good for anyone. The Virginia story is just another added burden to our numbness when it comes to race and our inability to handle it,” comments veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a discussion with Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about past racist behavior by Virginia's governor, attorney general and a top state senator that come at a time of deep division over race and privilege in the country.”

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Virginia is just one example

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“At the end of this week if there is no deal, if we have another shutdown...the lack of faith in the system of government, which is already at an all time low, is going to increasingly dip,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle as Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough discuss whether another partial government shutdown is looming.

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Another government shutdown?

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Hear the conversation among Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle with the Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass about President Donald Trump’s controversial military deployment at the U.S.-Mexico southern border and news that California is the latest state, following New Mexico, to pull troops from its state’s border with Mexico. “The public, the average citizen would be stunned by the cost of this mission. We are now talking hundreds of millions of dollars…it’s crazy,” says Barnicle. Listen to more of the discussion here.

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Trump’s border ‘crisis'

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Tune in to hear Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle discuss the developing debacle in Virginia, where three Democratic state officials have come under fire, including Gov. Ralph Northam, who has received calls for his resignation after a recently surfaced racist yearbook photo from 1984. Comments Barnicle: “What kind of a college allows that stuff—Ku Klux Klan pictures—in the yearbook?”

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Virginia’s developing debacle

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Hear more of the Morning Joe conversation with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who’s eyeing a presidential bid in 2020 as an Independent and has a new book out, “From the Ground Up.” Asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle: “What are you going to do about restoring the role of unions in this country?” Listen to Schultz’s answers here.

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More with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

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Listen in on the conversation between Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is talking about his new book and his potential presidential bid in 2020 as an Independent. "The problem in America is that we have no leadership that’s trusted. The dignity and respect in the Oval Office is gone. And Republicans and Democrats no longer represent the essence of the American people,” says Schultz. Hear more of the discussion between Barnicle and Schultz here.

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Barnicle talks with former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

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Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle discuss news that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is seriously considering running—as an independent—for president and a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that shows only 32% of people believe that Donald Trump is knowledgable and experienced enough to handle the presidency. “The President of the United States pure and simple is incompetent. He can’t do the job," says Barnicle. As for Schultz: "He’s not going to affect the presidential election because he’s not going to there in the end.” You can hear more of the conversation here.

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What does it take to be president?

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Listen in as Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle discuss the claims made by Roger Stone, longtime confidant to President Donald Trump, that his arrest during a pre-dawn raid following his indictment in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was far worse than what happened to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was fatally shot by US Special Forces during an early morning. “They did not knock on Bin Laden's front door. There was not a knock saying, you know, ‘Bin Laden, FBI, come on out.’ They didn't do that,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. You can watch the exchange here.

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Roger Stone’s Osama bin Laden comparison

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The Morning Joe panel of Mike Barnicle, Willie Geist and Eugene Robinson talk about the ongoing and longest government shutdown in US history and what it might take to bring Republicans and Democrats together and put everyone back to work. Click to listen. Only on MSNBC.

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What will it take?

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ICYMI: Listen in on the conversation among Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle with Axios co-founder and CEO Jim Vandehei about Rudy Giuliani, President Donald J. Trump’s attorney, backpedaling on potentially damaging comments he made about Trump’s involvement with Russia during his campaign for the presidency.

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Rudy Giuliani's jumbles

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Listen in as Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and historian Jon Meacham discuss the tremendous impact to thousands of federal employees being ordered back to work without pay as the partial government shutdown continues. “This is a president of the United States, who clearly lacks an empathy gene. He does not understand that real human beings, whole families—there’s more than 800,000 people who are being hurt here,” says Barnicle. Hear more of the conversation here.

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The shutdown continues

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Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos about the impact of the court filing revealing that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, shared 2016 polling data with a Russian associate. “All of this stuff feeds back to the one word over, and over and over: Russia. What is the legal difference between collusion and conspiracy here?” asks veteran columnist Mike Barnicle. Hear Cevallos’ answer and more on the situation. Only on MSNBC.

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Conspiracy or collusion?

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While the Morning Joe panel reviews President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address last night, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle puts it into context: “It raises the question—an important one...What happens when there is a real crisis? When there is a real emergency? Does he take to the air waves? Do we give him the air waves? Do we believe him? That's a real question that’s going to have to be answered. The president continually...gets right up to the edge of 'this as a national emergency'. Well, there is a national emergency I would submit, and we saw it last night: It’s him.” Listen to more of the conversation here.

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The nation’s emergency

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Today on Morning Joe, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and Nelson Cunningham, former White House Special Advisor to President Clinton and General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under then-chairman Joseph R. Biden, discuss U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ recent decisions to intervene in specific cases—the latest tied to the Mueller probe—especially in light of Roberts' well-known concern for the court’s reputation as an impartial institution, which took a hit during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hyper-partisan confirmation hearings last fall. Hear the conversation here.

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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Listen in on the conversation between Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle and author and history professor Walter Isaacson about the American public’s "exhaustion factor” relating to President Donald J. Trump’s talk about building a wall along the Mexican border and "the fact that nothing gets done in Washington?”

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Barnicle & Isaacson on the exhaustion about Washington