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Soon, you might be able to get your Morning Joe on the weekend, too. “Persons close to” MSNBC’s morning news show have reportedly been saying that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are looking to expand Morning Joe into the network’s Sunday morning slot. No comment yet from MSNBC. (The New York Post)
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It may finally be Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s time in the spotlight.
Mr. de Blasio, who has recently received favorable write-ups in Salon and the New York Times, took his pitch to MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to plug his progressive credentials and tout yesterday’s surge in the polls while–of course–being asked questions about former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal.
There wasn’t a drop of red wine at the New York Historical Society’s perennial Strawberry Festival luncheon last week, and Shindigger was left to wonder: wasn’t it five o’clock somewhere? Sure, there was a delicious quinoa, truffle and herb salad, but that wasn’t why everyone had turned out. It was to see Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski receive the Women in Public Life award.
The New York Times reports that Willie Geist, a co-host of MSNBC’s kaffeeklatsch Morning Joe and host of its wee-hours lead-in, Way Too Early, will be setting the alarm ever-so-slightly later; he’s moving to the 9am hour of Today on NBC. Mr. Geist will likely stop hosting the 5:30am Way Too Early but may well stay on Morning Joe, writes the Times.
Though he’s jumping Read More
This just in from today’s DNC coverage: Tom Brokaw accidentally ate half an Ambien before appearing on Morning Joe. He’s O.K., though!
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The cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe put out another goofy, mock behind-the-scenes promotional video today. This one showing the team’s pre-show routines. Willie Geist shares a bottle of champagne with some models; Joe Scarborough smokes and plays dice; Mike Barnicle rides a Rascal scooter to work after sleeping in a park, and Mika Brzezinski, Read More
Chuck Schumer made a football analogy while talking government shutdown on Morning Joe today.
“We are on the one-yard line, but Republicans in the House are making a goal-line stand on women’s health,” he told the hosts.
And Schumer, who has gotten into some trouble with his messaging recently, laid the blame entirely Read More
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Andrew Cuomo has been in office fewer than 100 days and the ink is still not dry on his first budget, but the political pundits are already discussing a possible 2016 presidential run in earnest.
On today’s Morning Joe, New York magazine writer Chris Smith, who wrote a big profile of Cuomo’s first 100 Days Read More
Tom Golisano continues his push for the elimination of the electoral college system.
Earlier today on Morning Joe, Golisano said, “the candidate who gets the most votes in a presidential race, should always win the White House.”
Pat Buchanan countered, calling the Read More
Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates spoke on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today about the editorial process behind the magazine’s explosive profile of General Stanley McChrystal. Mr. Bates emphasized that the general and his aides knew they were on the record for all of their candid remarks — including a now viral Read More