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‘Morning Joe’ host Joe Scarborough explains why he’s leaving GOP

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“Morning Joe” host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough is blaming the GOP’s loyalty to President Donald Trump and its failure to live up to its promises for his decision to leave the party and become an independent.

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MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ sets viewership mark after tweets

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Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski reached their biggest audience ever when they talked Friday about President Donald Trump’s tweets about their show. The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 1.66 million people watched the MSNBC morning show the day after the tweets. That narrowly beat the show’s previous record, which came the day after Trump was elected last year. Trump, in denouncing the show last week, wrote that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a facelift” when he saw them around the New Year. Friday’s “Morning…

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Florence Snyder: Joe ‘n Mika get married as NBC’s credibility gets screwed

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Joe Scarborough and his Morning Joe sidepiece Mika Brzezinski certainly deserve each other, but viewers deserve better from NBC News. The left wing’s answer to Fox & Friends took their relationship “to the next level” by admitting that their “crackling chemistry” has moved them to make marital plans. After being scooped on the story by Page Six, Scar ‘n Mika copped to being shacked up in the south of France when Joe popped the question. But nobody gets fired at…

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Kellyanne Conway coy on special prosecutor for Hillary Clinton

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Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump‘s campaign manager, appeared to leave the door open as to whether the president-elect would make good on his promise to name a special prosecutor to investigate Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Conway appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. Early Wednesday, Trump — the real estate tycoon-turned-reality TV star — captured 276 electoral college votes, more than the 270 needed to win the White House. “We did not discuss (a special prosecutor) last night since his victory, and he certainly didn’t address…

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Chris Christie says he ‘can’t control’ Trump campaign

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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s just a “surrogate” who’s not “in control” of Donald Trump or his campaign. Christie, who unsuccessfully ran for president and now supports Trump as GOP nominee, spoke with NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell Monday. The interview ran Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. O’Donnell asked Christie, “Are you proud of the campaign he’s running?” The two-term governor didn’t answer directly. “Listen, it’s — for me, the person who needs most to be concerned about the kind of campaign…

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Donald Trump campaign head says jail threat was a quip

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The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 8:55 a.m. Mike Pence is standing by Donald Trump, saying he never considered leaving the Trump ticket. Following the latest presidential debate, Pence said Monday that he believes Trump is sorry for the crude and predatory language about women captured in a 2005 video that became public last week. Pence told Fox News that Trump “stepped up” during the debate: “He showed humility. He showed strength. He expressed genuine contrition…

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Libertarian Gary Johnson badly fumbles Aleppo question on ‘Morning Joe’

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Sitting with the prospect of showing a Libertarian view of foreign affairs that might make Donald Trump‘s brash non-commitment and Hillary Clinton‘s nuanced status quo look out of touch, presidential nominee Gary Johnson instead stumbled face-first Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show. Johnson was unable to answer his first question, from columnist Mike Barnicle, who asked what he would do about Aleppo, and then spent the rest of his appearance trying to recover. “What is Aleppo?” Johnson responded to Barnicle’s question, while looking like…

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