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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, lead U.S. nuclear negotiator with Iran, joins MSNBC’s Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about details of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement and concerns over the separate Iran-IAEA deal. “If this deal goes sour in the U.S. Senate, does not come to fulfillment, and the sanctions collapse, what would the time frame be for Iran get a nuclear weapon?,” asks Mike. Listen to Ambassador Sherman’s response on the consequences of a failed agreement with Iran here and hear her reaction to Senators who aggressively oppose the deal, such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).  
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As divisive hearings on Iran continue in Congress, R. Nicholas Burns, former U.S. Ambassador and current director of Harvard University’s The Future of Diplomacy Project, talks with Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle about the complications Iran’s separate deal with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) poses for approving the U.S.’s nuclear agreement. “What elements within the Iran-IAEA agreement, that we don’t know about, would upset you if we found out about it?,” asks Mike. Listen to Ambassador Burns’ response here and statement of support for approving the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. 
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Continuing the conversation about Donald Trump’s continued popularity as a Republican presidential candidate, the MSNBC Morning Joe panel discusses the results of a New Hampshire focus group of likely voters and their favorable views toward Trump. “Donald Trump is approachable in a way none of the other candidates are,” says Mike Barnicle. Watch the conversation here and listen to why Mike thinks average Republican voters feel Donald Trump is one of them.
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“What happens now? The New England Patriots can’t understand why the NFL is going out of its way—and it does seem to be going out of its way—to destroy the reputation of one of its premiere players,” comments Mike Barnicle to NBC Sports’ Bob Costas on the NFL’s decision to uphold Brady’s four-game suspension over the Deflategate controversy. “Do you think this issue is being used to distract from the real problems the NFL has image-wise?,” asks Mike. Hear what Costas has to say about the nature of football and why he thinks the NFL’s punishment is excessive. Only on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
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As media scrutiny increases over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s history, The Daily Beast’s Tim Mak joins MSNBC’s Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about why his exposé on Trump’s past divorce, which included allegations of spousal rape, are more than relevant in the current presidential race. 
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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle and Joe Scarborough continue the discussion about Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee’s controversial use of Holocaust comparisons in opposition to the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement. “You have to separate the deal with what’s going on with Mike Huckabee and the others. You have a handful of Republican candidates clinging to relevancy right now,” says Mike. Watch the conversation here.
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Following the tragic death of Sam Dubose at the hands of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who has now been indicted on murder charges, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle highlights the importance of body cameras in this case. “The cop’s own body camera refutes the tale that the cop originally told. He was not being dragged by the car. Within five seconds, he shot and killed that man,” says Mike. Watch the full report and conversation on recent police violence here. On MSNBC.
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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of New York George Pataki talks with Mike Barnicle about his disillusionment with the “politics of division” and opposition to fellow candidate Donald Trump’s discriminating remarks. Hear what Governor Pataki has to say about Trump's qualifications for the presidential run.
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New York Times’ food writer Mark Bittman joins MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss his new book “A Bone to Pick,” a collection of his best food columns, and discusses with Mike Barnicle the importance of supporting farmers’ markets. “What can we do in this country to encourage more commerce in local farm stands rather than your supermarket?,” asks Mike. Watch the full conversation with Bittman here on everything from the lack of adequate food policy in the U.S. to the return of butter's popularity.
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Following news that the NFL will uphold the four-game suspension of New England Patriots’ Tom Brady over the Deflategate controversy, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle asks; "What is this punishment for? Is it for the deflated footballs or is it for the destructed cellphone?” Watch the conversation and hear Mike’s blunt assessment of the Boston mindset here. Only on MSNBC.
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“Understand, I’m not the Secretary of State, I just play him on TV,” jokes Mike Barnicle after providing his in-depth take on the significances of the U.S.-Iran deal. “Here’s the deal on this deal: If the Senate votes it down, Iran will have a nuclear weapon within a year and a half,” predicts Mike. Watch the rest of the conversation on the “cosmic gamble” behind the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement here. Only on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
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As service, education, and healthcare industries in the U.S. continue to grow and technology continues to evolve, Fortune Magazine’s latest cover story takes a look at where human skills remain underrated. “As the proficiency of technology increases, is it that those fields that have been most impacted by robotics will be even more impacted?,” asks Morning Joe's Mike Barnicle of Fortune’s Leigh Gallagher. Watch the entire discussion on technology and human advantages here. Only on MSNBC.
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+Mike Barnicle iM SUPRISED Mika let you lowly males talk without cutting you off as always ....now wonder joe can no longer stand to be at the table with her ......(love the show hate how she stops intelectual debate these past few months..then asks can not articulate her own stoppage of the conversation by saying WHAT AM I THINKING SOMEONE HELP ME ,,,,gezzz longtime fan complaining) that aside ...our ladies get very one dimensional for us women while at the same time complaining about equality...Leigh spoke of humans only when speaking about the benefits for women ...and addressed the males as labor...what does she think IBM`s big blue is training to do his chessboard ..training to be creative and reason that kills her own argument
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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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