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Scarborough: Trump May Usher in End of 2-Party System

MSNBC host delivers blistering op-ed, says president is killing the GOP

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joe Scarborough made headlines last week when the former GOP congressman announced he was leaving the Republican party. On Monday, he delivered a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post elaborating on why, with President Trump a prime target. In tandem with Trump, however, are Republican leaders who continue... More »

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving the GOP

Former congressman tells Stephen Colbert he's fed up with party cowing to Trump

(Newser) - It's been a big year for MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe co-anchor got engaged to fellow host Mika Brzezinski, has been in a nasty feud with President Trump, and now is leaving the Republican Party. The former GOP congressman announced it on Stephen Colbert's CBS show... More »

Report: Kushner Demanded Apology to Trump to Kill Tabloid Story

More details in Trump's alleged attempt to blackmail 'Morning Joe' hosts

(Newser) - More details about President Trump's alleged attempt to blackmail the hosts of Morning Joe are leaking out, including the reported involvement of his son-in-law. New York reports Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski found out in March the National Enquirer was planning to run a story about their affair, which... More »

Trump Doesn't Take Advice to Skip Morning Joe

He watches Friday, tweets, 'Bad show'

(Newser) - In a Washington Post op-ed, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough suggested that President Trump stop watching their show. He did not take their advice: "Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time," he tweeted Friday morning. "FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National... More »

Trump on MSNBC's Mika: 'Bleeding Badly From Facelift'

Tweets about what he says was a Mar-a-Lago visit

(Newser) - President Trump has been going after media outlets with a renewed vengeance this week, but things got decidedly personal Thursday morning when he took aim at Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe program. "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," he... More »

‘Morning Joe,’ Mika Get Awkward on SNL

Also, a little game the show likes to call 'Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?'

(Newser) - The long suspected and newly confirmed romance between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough went under the Saturday Night Live spotlight, with Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat poking fun at the pair's awkward sexual tension during the show's Cold Open. As McKinnon needled Moffat about "your Republican party,... More »

Morning Joe Co-Hosts Confirm Romance in Big Way

Rumors about Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski were apparently true

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe have resoundingly confirmed their long-rumored romantic relationship: with an engagement. MSNBC confirmed the news Thursday, per Politico , after Page Six reported the pair had gotten engaged during a weekend trip to France. Rumors of a romance first surfaced last year,... More »

Trump Slams Mika Brzezinski as 'Neurotic,' 'Not Very Bright'

Twitter fight comes day after campaign says he doesn't use personal insults

(Newser) - Donald Trump tuned into MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday and clearly didn't like the negative coverage from hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Thanks to Twitter, we know all about it: "Tried watching low-rated @Morning Joe this morning, unwatchable!" Trump tweeted . He then labeled Brzezinski "... More »

Republicans Need Colin Powell

Joe Scarborough: Embrace Powell, or party may not survive

(Newser) - Colin Powell's criticism of the GOP Sunday did not go over well with many members of his party—but Joe Scarborough thinks moderate, electable Powell is exactly what Republicans need. As the late William F. Buckley put it, conservatives need to take reality into account. Or as Scarborough puts... More »

Scarborough to Nate Silver: I'm Sorry, Sorta

Admits Silver was right, but still calls early predictions a 'fool's errand'

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough is ready to give what he calls a "(semi) apology" to pollster Nate Silver. The two tussled over whether Silver's ultimately accurate early election predictions were appropriate in a race that Scarborough felt was "in flux" at the time. But after talking with Silver on... More »

Nate Silver: Why I'm Right

Polling guru explains why his argument is the simplest

(Newser) - Barack Obama's odds of victory ticked up to 80.9% today in Nate Silver's projection model, a fact unlikely to sit well with Silver's growing legion of Republican detractors. While no one is arguing that Mitt Romney is the favorite, some—like Joe Scarborough—are arguing the... More »

Axelrod Bets His Mustache on Obama Win

He'll shave the 40-year-old 'stache if prez. loses MI, MN or PA

(Newser) - This election's shaping up to be a close shave, and David Axelrod is taking that idiom literally. On Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe, the president's mustachioed adviser vowed to bare his upper lip for an uncurious world to see if Obama loses Michigan, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania, reports Politico... More »

MSNBC Bleeps Out Ann Coulter

Commentator goes a little too far for censors on Morning Joe

(Newser) - Anne Coulter’s lips moved quite a bit on Morning Joe today—but you couldn’t hear most of what she was saying. MSNBC censored her discussion of the GOP race, and she appeared confused by the move, Mediaite reports. “What did I say?” she asked on-air after the... More »

Clinton: Give Presidents 3rd Term

But not him, he tells Joe Scarborough

(Newser) - Bill Clinton thinks presidents should be able to serve more than two terms—not that he’s thinking of himself or anything. Clinton appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this week to promote his new book, and in a brief exchange that caught Politico ’s eye was asked if... More »

Obama Is Just Like LeBron

Joe Scarborough on the president's arrogance, timidity

(Newser) - Before delivering his fateful DNC keynote speech in 2004, Barack Obama offered this assessment of his political skills: “I’m LeBron, baby. I can play on this level. I got some game.” These days, that’s looking like a prescient statement: “Barack Obama is LeBron James,”... More »

Joe Scarborough Honors 9/11 ... in Song

MSNBC releases video for 'Reason to Believe'

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joe Scarborough is taking a unique approach to the 9/11 anniversary: He's released his own music video called Reason to Believe, writes Dan Needham of the Huffington Post , who writes a glowing review. (Not everyone is so kind; see Gawker .) "It's critical that we... More »

Wash Down 'Satan Sandwich' With 'Demon Drink'

Emanuel Cleaver breaks down his colorful remark

(Newser) - Emanuel Cleaver made quite a stir the other day when he called the debt ceiling deal a “ sugar-coated Satan sandwich ,” but he’s sticking by the remark—and even elaborating on it. In an interview this morning on Morning Joe, the host playfully asked what was in the... More »

MSNBC Suspends Halperin for 'D**k' Remark

Commentator calls move 'totally appropriate'

(Newser) - MSNBC has suspended Mark Halperin indefinitely after he called President Obama a “dick” on Morning Joe. “Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the president, the White House, and all of our viewers,” the network said in a statement. “... More »

Halperin on Morning Joe: Obama Was 'Kind of a D**k'

Apologizes after rude remark is aired unbleeped

(Newser) - Political discourse reached a new high this morning, as political analyst Mark Halperin called President Obama "kind of a dick" on the air. Halperin was on Morning Joe, when he was asked to characterize Obama's combative press conference from yesterday . "Are we on the seven-second delay today?"... More »

Washington Loves War

Conservatives can stand up against that without being 'isolationists': Scarborough

(Newser) - There are some ugly truths about Washington that persist no matter which party is in power: Spending always increases, Wall Street donors always get taken care of, and, maybe most troublesome, “the city’s political gears are always greased for war,” writes Joe Scarborough for Politico . Obama has... More »

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