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In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle writes about the extraordinary life of his friend and top cop John Timoney, an Irish immigrant who curbed crime as Chief of the New York Police Department, Philadelphia Police Commissioner and most recently Miami Police Department Chief. Barnicle juxtaposes Timoney's life and life's work with that of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, writing: "John Timoney was a sentinel of the city. And his life, his accomplishments and his very demeanor stand as a vivid antidote to the toxic behavior of another man from New York City who manages to incite a fear of the future by constantly hinting or even claiming that America is being stolen by some who do not belong here or rigged by some others in political power." Read the rest of the column here on Timoney, who passed away earlier this month in Miami.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/23/south-of-trump-tower-the-nypd-bids-farewell-to-john-timoney-sentinel-of-the-city.html
The top cop’s life, accomplishments and very demeanor stand as a vivid antidote to the toxic behavior of another man from New York City.
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“When your ideology and your beliefs are grounded in Jello it’s fairly easy to do it," says Morning Joe's Mike Barnicle as the conversation on the show centers on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's continuing shifts on a variety of social and political issues. What are the potential motivations behind Trump's "softening" on certain stances? Hear what the Morning Joe panel has to say here.
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Referencing this week's Fox News’ Sean Hannity's town hall interview with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle responds to Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough’s observations about Trump's campaign strategy: “He seems to be the kind of person who hears only the negative refrain…. He’s going to win back that one person who shouted in disagreement with him at the expense of his campaign,” says Barnicle. More of the discussion is here.
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On MSNBC's Morning Joe, panel members reacted to the “breathtaking” report by the Associated Press that shows that donors to the Clinton Foundation gained special access to the State Department “to a large extent.” Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle opines: “If (Hillary Clinton) were running against a more credible opponent, this would perhaps be almost a death note because rather than get to corruption, at first, it gets to judgment. What were they thinking?" Follow the rest of the conversation here.
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Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss the ongoing controversy in Syria and the growing ramifications of the hands-off stance the United States has taken.“Through our inaction we have walked and talked ourselves globally into a situation in Syria that is now the fuse of Syria [and] entwines nearly all of Europe... and a huge part of the civilized world,” says Barnicle, who goes so far as to say that the way in which the United States has handled the instabilities were, in retrospect, “a huge, huge mistake. A huge error.” Watch the conversation here. Only on MSNBC.
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U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joins Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle to discuss the continued investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal. As agencies continue to investigate the issue, Barnicle asks Chaffetz: “Off of what you’ve read, off of what you know, would you be inclined to pursue a perjury indictment against Secretary Clinton?” Hear Chaffetz’s response and the ensuing discussion here on MSNBC.
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With the Clinton Foundation enveloped in ongoing scrutiny and growing uncertainty, veteran columnist and Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle sums up the recent controversy. “I don’t know anyone who questions the good works that have been done by the organization… It gets to judgment, it doesn’t get to corruption as far as I’m concerned.” What's next for the Foundation and how might it restructure if Hillary Clinton were to be elected President? Find out here.
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Following up on former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's statement that “all you have to do to find out about Hillary Clinton’s health is [to] check it out on the internet,” Morning Joe's Mike Barnicle asks former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson his opinion on the situation. “What do you think about [Hillary Clinton’s] health and what do you think about what Rudy Giuliani is doing?” Hear what Carson has to say, here on MSNBC.
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Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe panelists discuss the ongoing relationship between the Clintons and private money, citing the insider access it seems to provide. Barnicle suggests: “To make it easier, prior to (Hillary Clinton's) election we’re going to establish an easy-pass lane so that you can come with your tributes [and] you don’t have to stop at the toll booth.” The rest of the conversation is here.
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Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle is joined by The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and former George W. Bush White House communications chief Nicolle Wallace to discuss what is being described as “a softening” of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s deportation policy, prompting Barnicle to ask: “What happens in the echo chamber that is right-wing talk radio as he begins to ‘soften’ … his position?” Listen in on the conversation here.
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With just more than 10 weeks until the general election, Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle converses with NBC News Correspondent Jacob Soboroff about his recent on-site work with voters in swing states. Barnicle asks: “I wonder, are Jacob and the guy on the bike are still friendly?” Hear their exchange here.
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Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle express their surprise that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has suggested that citizens “google” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s physical fitness as he and other surrogates for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggest Clinton is not healthy enough to run for president. “Rudy says you should google it,” says Brzezinski. Adds Barnicle: “Do 9/11 truth, Rudy, and find out what’s on the Internet.”
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Mike Barnicle is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, radio personality, and social and political commentator. A regular on MSNBC’s highly rated morning program Morning Joe, Barnicle is best known for his street-smart, straightforward commentary and writing style that gives voice to “every man.” With insight, perspective, and an incisive wit, Barnicle can be irascible and colorful, sarcastic and skeptical, but ultimately seeks to find the good in people.

The Massachusetts native has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for The Boston Globe, and New York Daily News, where he rose to prominence with his hard-hitting and often heart-wrenching must-read columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes. Barnicle’s articles and commentary have also been published in Time magazine, Newsweek/The Daily BeastThe Huffington Post, ESPN The Magazine, Grantland and Esquire, among others.

Barnicle previously hosted a popular morning drive-time talk radio program on WTKK-FM in Boston, where he was The Voice of New England. For many years he has also been a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning, where his “Barnicle’s View” was heard three days a week.

Barnicle lends his unique perspective and vivid presence to the screen, page and airwaves. His award-winning television documentaries include Armed and Dangerous, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and Justice on Trial, an exposé on the Massachusetts judicial system.

An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Barnicle often comments on the team and baseball in columns, radio shows, and on TV. He was an integral part of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary The Tenth Inning.

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Mike Barnicle has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for "The Boston Globe," and "New York Daily News."
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