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Mike Barnicle congratulates The Boston Globe on its Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. “They [covered] it incredibly well… They covered the city that they are a part of—they gave voice and life to what happened a year ago today.” On Morning Joe on MSNBC. 
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Mike joins Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) at Busch Stadium for the Cardinals Home Opener in a special Morning Joe segment. Mike says: “I’ll tell you what’s really refreshing is to talk to a United States Senator—or a politician, you’re both—… who isn’t a fake fan!” Only on MSNBC. 
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In a special Morning Joe segment, Mike visits Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox Opening Day to talk with the team’s legendary players and lifelong fans. Mike says: “It’s a ball park pretty much like any other ball park, with a couple of exceptions. The memories that you have [from here]… fill the mind with thoughts of when you were young, or thoughts of yesterday, or hopes for tomorrow.” Only on MSNBC.
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“We have a front page story in The New York Times about more deportations following minor crimes—immigrants here illegally are being deported back to their country of origin. The problem is that Congress has not dealt with this. We are not going to be able to deport everyone who is here illegally,” says Mike about problems with enforcing immigration legislation. On Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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“The President addressed NATO… and urged all the NATO component members to increase their defense budgets because many of them have reduced their defense budgets over the last ten years and in order to deal with Soviet aggression, Russian aggression, it [is] going to require them spending more in Europe.” Says Mike about President Obama’s speech at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. On Morning Joe on MSNBC. 
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About party nominees for the 2016 presidential election, Mike says: “[Aren’t] people in Washington—politicians in Washington—looking for a winner [and] not somebody who won’t rock the boat? Their perspective is -- we have to have someone who can win.” On Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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About the Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory's extravagant spending on a $2.2 million mansion, Mike says: “When you have the Pope preaching the gospel of the Church, what the Church is all about—tending to the poor and those less fortunate—it’s not a great idea to have an eighty-foot [heated swimming] pool in the old backyard.” On Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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About President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Mike says: “There’s a huge amount of symbolism involved in this morning’s meeting... Here you have two pivotal figures in history: the first African American President meeting the first Latin American Pope….their arrivals in office and in the papacy are historic and kind of surprising.” On Morning Joe on MSNBC.
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Mike speaks with Morning Joe guest Sen. Charles Schumer, asking: “In December, the United States Senate began discussing an extension of emergency unemployment benefits. It still has not happened. So what do you do in the Senate, take the word ‘emergency’ out of that bill?” On MSNBC.
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Mike Barnicle is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a social and political commentator.
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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, Boston Herald, 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," "Boston Herald," and "New York Daily News."
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