In light of the Republican’s recent, unexpected rejection of short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security, take a look back at Thursday’s discussion between Mike Barnicle and Congressman Mark Sanford (R-SC) about the House Republicans’ threat to shut down the department over immigration issues, which would force its most visible employees—TSA agents—to work for deferred pay. “How could you sit there in the Capitol, getting paid for working a two or three-day workweek…? How in good conscience could you do that?,” Mike asks Rep. Sanford. Watch his response on msnbc’s Morning Joe.
On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks with former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, friend of the late Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper and the subject of of the film of the same name. Lacz worked with Bradley Cooper, who starred as Kyle, and director Clint Eastwood on the film version of Kyle’s story. “In the movie, one scene stands out to me,” says Mike. “Clearly Chris Kyle, as played by Bradley Cooper, didn’t want his son to ever have to do what he had to do. Did it hit you at all?,” asks Mike. Listen to Lacz share his personal experience on msnbc.
Nancy Gibbs, managing editor for TIME magazine, talks with Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe team about the magazine’s latest coverage of ISIS. Mike asks: “What about the fact that the Iranians are in Iraq and now dealing with Iraqi troops far more than the United States is?” Listen to their conversation on msnbc.
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and NBC News’ Tom Brokaw joined Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe team to discuss recent National WWII Museum honors for their work in telling the stories of World War II. “Your mission is to keep these [WWII] memories alive, but how do you keep doing that in a culture with so many disparate elements?,” asks Mike of Hanks and Brokaw. Hear Tom Hanks’ response here. Only on MSNBC.