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#EndorseThis: Trump REALLY Wants To Know: ‘Why Can’t We Use Nukes?’

Ask any on-the-fence Hillary Clinton supporter why it is that they can’t throw their weight behind The Donald, and their answer usually comes down to one thing: Nukes. “I can’t image his stubby, paranoid little fingers on the nuclear trigger,” they’ll say. And they’re right.

August 3, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Morning Joe’s Scarborough Challenges Trump: Prove You’re Not A Bigot!

“You’re acting like a bush league loser,” Scarborough starts. And it doesn’t get nicer from there.

June 8, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump Tweets Insult To Joe Scarborough Live On Air

Imagine Vladimir Putin in Joe Scarborough’s place — or David Cameron, or Xi Jinping, or Raul Castro, or, for that matter, Mitch McConnell, or Tim Cook, or Ban Ki-moon. Will this man be the executive and diplomatic voice of the federal government?

May 9, 2016
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Endorse This: Morning Joe Crew *Shocked* That Some Trump Supporters Are Racist

This morning, MSNBC’s Morning Joe crew invited director and Hillary Clinton supporter Rob Reiner on for what became a wide-ranging discussion on the media’s role in creating Donald Trump, and the success Trump has had with one formally-marginalized segment of the Republican base. Namely: racists. But when Reiner dared to say that treacherous r-word, the show went […]

May 5, 2016
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Endorse This: Jorge Ramos Challenges Bill O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism

You have to be tougher on Donald Trump,” Ramos said. “You let him get away with anything.”

March 17, 2016
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Endorse This: Florida Man Won’t Condemn Trump’s Muslim-Hatred

This went on and on, until Gov. Rick Scott actually got politely kicked off the show.

March 10, 2016
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‘Morning Joe’: Yes, I Have Been Tough On Donald Trump!

The ‘Morning Joe’ host hit back at widespread accusations that he and his show had gone easy and helped to facilitate the rise of a political demagogue.

March 1, 2016
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Against Fascism: For Honest Conservatives, The Only Answer Is #NeverTrump

For too long, right-wing pundits and politicians seemed much more disturbed by Donald Trump’s past positions on healthcare, abortion, and guns than his current appeals to racism, xenophobia, and violence.

February 29, 2016
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From Impossible To Inevitable: Trump Must Choose His Veep

I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.

February 24, 2016
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Endorse This: Sarah Palin, Go Home (And Go Away)

The gang on “Morning Joe” all felt very dirty this morning.

January 21, 2016
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Endorse This: ‘Morning Joe’ Vs. Ben Carson

Scarborough: “You’re lying, and you need to come out front, and you need to admit it — because it’s only gonna get worse from here.”

November 9, 2015
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Debate Fallout: Even Conservatives Are Appalled By Republican Mendacity

The Republican candidates constantly insult Clinton, but how would any of these slippery blowhards survive something like the 11-hour Benghazi grilling she breezed through on Capitol Hill? If you want to understand who they are, just listen to them whine.

October 30, 2015
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Lindsey Graham: ‘How Am I Losing To These People?’

Graham delivered a Don Rickles-style take on the major players in the presidential campaign — and a Rodney Dangerfield perspective on his own campaign.

October 26, 2015
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Trump Gets Testy After ‘National Review’ Editor’s Remark

Trump’s war against traditional Republican media outlets won’t get fixed any time soon.

September 24, 2015
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Trump: Megyn Kelly Should Apologize To Me — And I’m The ‘Pure’ One

Trump also described Kelly’s question to him about past misogynistic comments as “gibberish” and “her stupid question.”

August 10, 2015
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Trump Getting Positive Coverage — On Rape Allegation?

It took a while, but Donald Trump has finally gotten hit by a story that is actually eliciting some sympathetic commentary in the media — unfortunately, it’s the past allegation of spousal rape.

July 29, 2015
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Trump: I’ll Win The Hispanic Vote — Thousands Of Them Work For Me!

” I have hundreds and hundreds of Mexicans working for me. I *love* Mexican people. I love their spirit.”

July 15, 2015
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Iran Deal: Why Would We Heed The Same Voices That Are Always Wrong?

Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.

July 14, 2015
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Endorse This: Thanks For Your Opinion, Haley Barbour!

The gang on Morning Joe asked former Mississippi governor and onetime RNC chairman Haley Barbour how he feels about his home state’s own flag and its prominent Confederate emblem. See what happened when they tried to get a straight answer from him.

June 23, 2015
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Endorse This: Romney vs. Hillary — Really?

Watch Mitt’s take on Clinton’s speech — and afterwards, you might just want to go out and buy a latte.

June 15, 2015
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Endorse This: Brace Yourself!

Watch a morning news show shamelessly devolve into a 4th grade classroom.

May 21, 2015
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What I Learned On ‘Morning Joe’ Today

There is simply no possibility that Joe, who generously noted that we are “friends” before I left the set, believes I called him “a Nazi” or would ever do so.

May 20, 2015
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Endorse This: Mika Brzezinski Knows How To Roll

Watch the priceless reaction from Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe,” after Piers Morgan said that men don’t want to take paternity leave.

May 7, 2015
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On ‘Morning Joe’: High (GOP) Anxiety About Hillary Clinton

Denigrating Hillary Clinton makes the right feel a little better about 2016. For now.

February 24, 2015

Axelrod: ‘Ask Osama Bin Laden’ If Obama Was Prepared To Be President

In a wide-ranging Tuesday morning interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” David Axelrod pushed back against charges that Barack Obama was too inexperienced to be president. In response to host Joe Scarborough’s charge that Obama was unprepared to be president at the beginning of his first term, Axelrod shot back “maybe you should go ask Osama […]

October 18, 2011