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As Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, the show’s senior contributor Mike Barnicle and Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark Halperin discuss President Barack Obama’s legacy — from high marks on the economic side to hits on foreign policy — Barnicle says: “When history is written... saving the economy is going to be a huge, huge story. Much bigger than it is right now.” Tune in for the conversation here.
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“Some of these nominees, the lack of preparation, really good preparation, prior to their appearance at these hearings is kind of surprising. Who would not have guessed that Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut would ask a question about guns in schools...and you don't have an adequate answer for that? I mean, that's surprising,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a discussion about how President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations have underperformed at their Senate hearings, particularly Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Tune in to hear Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin add their opinions to the mix. 
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“The ripples of relief began in Washington and extend around the globe – specifically to Europe with the testimony of General (James) Mattis, General (John) Kelly, and Congressman (Mike) Pompeo. Each three in their own ways in the testimony, in the questions and answers that they were providing to the committees, looked professional, responsible, not crazy. They weren’t going to do anything off the cuff, and I think they gave a great degree of confidence to the people who are going to be voting on their nominations as well as to our allies overseas - especially Mattis on the Iran Treaty,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings happening this week. Hear more of the conversation here. 
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“Yesterday was a new low…for all of us in this nation. When you have the President-Elect of the United States basically comparing intelligence professionals to Nazis. That has taken this into another realm entirely,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a heated discussion with Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough about President-elect Donald Trump’s contentious relationship with the intelligence community and the fresh start he will get next week. Hear more of the conversation here. 
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“Here is the killer quote…from Paul Ryan, when asked about his replacement plan (for Obamacare), he said: ‘You’ll see it as the weeks and months unfold.’ For those who don’t have health insurance that’s a long, long time. Who has a plan?,” asks Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a conversation with MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt about House Speaker Paul Ryan saying Republicans have a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act at a press conference in Capitol Hill but then refusing to provide any specific details when asked by a reporter at the event. Hear which politician Hunt says may hold the answer. Only on MSNBC. 
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As the Morning Joe panel discusses the desire some Republican politicians have for immediately rescinding the Affordable Care Act despite not yet having an alternative program to replace it, senior contributor Mike Barnicle explains: “One of the principal messaging points of the Republicans who want to just repeal Obamacare right now…is that `health care costs have gone up. Instead of $112 a month you’re not going to be charged $175.’ These are people – a huge percentage of them – who have never had healthcare.” Tune in to listen to the conversation and Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough explain why revoking the Affordable Care Act without a replacement program would ultimately hurt the Republicans in coming elections.
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“It seems there is more than a bit of irony here in a commutation for Chelsea Manning from a president who has presided over an administration that has been fierce in its going after leakers – fierce,” says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle to BBC News Washington D.C. correspondent Katty Kay during a conversation about President Barack Obama’s decision to shorten the prison sentence of former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in jail for giving classified info to WikiLeaks. Barnicle suggests the timing was intentional, as President Obama is holding his final press briefing today, during which he is sure to be asked about it.
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Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, during a panel discussion about Mike Allen’s interview with President-elect Donald Trump for the newly launched Axios AM newsletter, says: "It reminds me of something that Mike Barnicle said ...before Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the United States. He said: At some point everybody gets the briefing and when they get the briefing it changes them.” Listen in on more of the conversation here about Trump’s “unusually subdued” nature and “somber tone” during Allen’s interview, which Morning Joe senior contributor Barnicle calls out as "among the more encouraging reports."
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“Wrong venue, wrong time…Important content, but it basically should’ve been given two years from now as he launches his campaign for president,” said Morning Joe senior correspondent Mike Barnicle during a panel discussion about Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker’s decision to break precedent by testifying against his Senate colleague Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) nomination for Attorney General, which led many to believe Booker was using his speech in a calculated attempt to launch his bid for the 2020 presidential election. Listen to more on the situation here. 
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Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle says it was “good parenting” to have children watch President Barack Obama’s Farewell Address from Chicago. "That was a spectacular moment. You had the President of the United States going out the door…and the speech was – I thought – spectacular in the sense that it wasn’t a partisan speech. It wasn’t about yesterday. It was more about tomorrow. And it was directional and optimistic for the country.” Listen in on more of the conversation here. 
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“Stop it,” says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle with a grin as the show’s staff teases him about being “legendary” yet again during the introduction of the panelists. Watch the footage of the “legendary” Mike Barnicle sitting through another round of banter. 
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“One of the principal things that President-elect Trump is going to have to deal with is China’s increasingly growing sphere of influence in Africa, in the south China Sea, in South Asia. They are going to dominate much of Africa. China is back in the game,” explains Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a conversation about the foreign affairs challenges that await President-elect Donald Trump. Listen to more on the situation here. 
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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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