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For The Daily Beast: Iowa’s History of Welcom...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle profiles a pocket of diversity in Des Moines, Iowa, leading up to today’s caucuses there. “For weeks now and nearly every day as people finally begin to vote, the one common thread that has united Republicans has been the fear that immigrants are destroying the country, standing in t...
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For The Daily Beast: Bernie Mania is Real and...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle takes a look at a struggling America—from the dwindling middle class comprised of families living paycheck-to-paycheck to the marginalized residents of Flint, Michigan, who don’t have safe water to drink—and the people finding hope in the presidential campaign of a 74-year-old ...
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Trent Lott & Tom Daschle discuss “...

This Thursday, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate in Boston, don’t miss Mike Barnicle in conversation with Senator Trent Lott and Senator Tom Daschle. Click here to RSVP: http://bit.ly/1UatHc8
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For The Daily Beast: Requiem for a Union Boss...

In Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast, he writes about the beloved Boston firefighter and union leader Mike Mullane, who died recently at age 68. Mullane was the longest serving member of the International Association of Fire Fighters. “For more than a decade now, unions in America have been under a more sustain...
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For The Daily Beast: My Christmas Wish: Stop ...

In the most recent column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle hopes that the upcoming holiday serves as a much needed reprieve from the cartoonish, yet dangerous, lowest-denominator presidential campaigns of fear that have consumed American politics this year. “Thankfully, it’s Christmas Week, and the fires of their ambition will be ...
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For The Daily Beast: The Only Thing They’re S...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle examines the current culture of fear that has permeated our everyday lives and the people who are pushing it. “We have ‘a clockwork orange’ parade of candidates seeking to capitalize on the legitimate worry many have about where the world is headed. In the days since a matched ...
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For The Daily Beast: Ground Zero For Election...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike takes a close look at a serious national problem that is overwhelming the small state of New Hampshire—cheap heroin. “The issue of overdoses, death, the availability of heroin and its impact has created a ripple effect on the presidential primary campaign. The immediacy of a needle and a $10 ...
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For The Daily Beast: Will Syria Be Obama̵...

In today’s column for The Daily Beast, Mike ponders whether President Barak Obama’s recent decision to send special forces into Syria will wind up being a lot like the mistake made 50 years ago in another conflict in a far off land. Read the column here. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/01/will-syria-be-obama-s-vi...
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For The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton, Trey Go...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike shines the spotlight on the true consequences of failed politics and war—most recently personified by the death of Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, a 39-year-old, highly decorated Army veteran of 14 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. “It is an old story. Political people give speeches and espouse posit...
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For The Daily Beast: Ben Carson Gives New Mea...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle applies some movie analogies to the latest absurd remarks made by Dr. Ben Carson, the perplexingly popular Republican presidential candidate. “His supporters list several reasons why they would consider voting for him: ‘He seems like a nice man. He speaks softly. He is a ...
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Mike Barnicle’s Advice To Hillary’s Suffering...

Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle tells Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton how to improve her campaign. Read his recommendation here in The Daily Caller. http://dailycaller.com/2015/09/15/mike-barnicles-advice-to-hillarys-suffering-campaign-clean-house-video/#ixzz3lvG0gWPq
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For The Daily Beast: What Will Joe Biden Do?

“It seemed like the welcome mat to 2016 was rolled out for the grieving Vice President this week. Will he go for it?,” ponders Mike Barnicle in his latest column for The Daily Beast. Following a moving and insightful interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this week, Barnicle continues to cover the topic of whether o...
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For The Daily Beast: As Thousands Drown Tryin...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle reflects on the current immigration crisis across the Mediterranean and Europe—embodied by the recent image of a three-year old boy from Syria lying dead on the beach—and questions whether the U.S. could still be considered a guiding light for the most persecuted and endangered peopl...
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For The Daily Beast: When Will We Take Violen...

In his most recent column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle reflects on violence across this country—from this week’s shocking murders of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward during a live morning newscast to the unending homicides witnessed in America’s harshest neighborhoods every day, year after year. “There are blocks upon c...
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For The Daily Beast: Sorry Folks, Donald Trum...

In the latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike explains Donald J. Trump’s familiarity, contrast with fellow candidates, and accessibility with voters, all of which continue to fuel his campaign for President of the United States. “Donald’s success isn’t that much of a mystery. He says a lot of outrageous things along with some truly absur...
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For The Daily Beast: Authentic Biden Vs. Hill...

Amid new speculation that Vice President Joe Biden will make another run for the presidency, Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast takes a close look at VP Biden’s character—one forged by tragedy, loss, family, and faith—and contrasts it with that of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “He is, perhaps, the lea...
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For The Daily Beast: Our Cynical Politicians ...

In Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast, he describes the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 and the jubilant, all-too-rare example it provides of seeing the world coming together for a common good. Mike reminds us that the greatest disability is fear: “…there were the Iraqis and the Americans, the French, an...
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For The Daily Beast: Trump Awakens Kerry’s Vi...

In Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast, he shines a spotlight on Secretary of State John Kerry’s outrage over Donald J. Trump‘s charge that Senator John McCain is not a war hero. Quoting a conversation with Kerry, Mike writes: “John and I have some serious differences on a lot of things but he is nothing ot...
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For The Daily Beast: The Heroes And Villains ...

In Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike writes of riding the subway train in New York City: “In addition to being the quickest way to travel to different neighborhoods, (it) is also the ultimate democracy,” Mike also points out the dangers faced by subway passengers on any given moment and the uncertainty of...
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For The Daily Beast: Faith and Grace in the F...

For The Daily Beast today, Mike Barnicle references the forgiveness offered by Nadine Collier to the South Carolina church shooter who took the life of her mother. He writes, “It is easier in many places to get a gun or an assault rifle than it is to obtain a credit card or a driver’s license. And it is not much of a problem to get ...
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For The Daily Beast: He’s the Vice President,...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle captures the spirit in which many mourners came out to support Vice President Joe Biden and his family as they grieve the loss of son Beau Biden. “He is a family man who knows what it’s like to lose something you love in life. I’ve always loved him. He’s one of us. He’s a norma...
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For The Daily Beast: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: A Dea...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle juxtaposes the lives and death sentences of Pfc. John Hart, 20, killed outside Baghdad, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the now convicted and sentenced Boston Marathon bomber. Unfortunately, it will be Tsarnaev’s name in the news over the next few years, when our focus should be on reme...
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For The Daily Beast: When Marilyn Mosby’s Cou...

Writing for The Daily Beast, Mike tells us more about Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, who Friday announced that six Baltimore police officers would face felony charges in the death of Freddie Gray. The young lawyer’s own cousin, Diron Spence, was gunned down more than 20 years ago on the street in Boston. Spence and Gray, both y...
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For The Daily Beast: The GOP Clown Show’s Alt...

Writing for The Daily Beast from Nashua, New Hampshire, Mike juxtaposes the priorities of the GOP presidential hopefuls in town for the Republican Leadership Summit with those of some local residents hopeful for a more optimistic future. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/19/the-gop-clown-show-s-alternate-reality-in-new-hampshi...
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For The Daily Beast: Why Is The GOP So Angry ...

For The Daily Beast, this Easter Mike ponders why so many Republicans are hopping mad. “The fury of some like Ted Cruz is understandable. It’s fueled by his massive ego and outsized ambition along with his personal belief that he is so smart and the rest of us are so pedestrian that he can manipulate opinion to win the Republican no...
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For The Daily Beast: A Boston Cop Shooting an...

For The Daily Beast, Mike weighs in on the tragic shooting of a decorated Boston Police Department (Official) officer this weekend by a career criminal and how the gunfight is viewed by bystanders, despite the camera that captured it all. “The truth today is that one young police officer, brave and without fear, fights for his life ...
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For The Daily Beast: Watching MLK from Vietna...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike tells the moving story of one marine who knows all too well the long road President Barack Obama was referring to in his speech yesterday marking the the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/08/watching-mlk-from-vietnam-s-rice-padd...
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For The Daily Beast: How We Know Boehner Does...

From the battle to fund the Department of Homeland Security to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech and the far-right future of the Republican party, Mike Barnicle tries to make sense of the inner turmoil swarming around Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). “Boehner isn’t crazy. He’s just scared and powerless. He’s frightened [House Rep...
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For The Daily Beast: Rudy Giuliani’s Raging B...

Mike’s latest article for The Daily Beast. He writes about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his recent self-inflicted knock out. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/22/rudy-giuliani-s-raging-bull.html
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For The Daily Beast: Kayla Mueller: The Best ...

The 26-year-old aid worker taken by ISIS left Arizona to help a people suffering through civil war. Now, her courage should remind us of all the good we’re still capable of. The 26-year-old aid worker taken by ISIS left Arizona to help a people suffering through civil war. Now, her courage should remind us of all the good we’re still capa...
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For The Daily Beast: What ‘American Sni...

Lost in the right/left debate over the new Clint Eastwood film is how few Americans fought this century’s wars, and how the suffering of their families has often gone unnoticed. During the course of any normal day I usually pay more attention to assembling a grocery list than I do to reading movie reviews, although there are a more than a...
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For The Daily Beast: Meet Cardinal Raymond Bu...

Pope Francis demoted the reactionary Burke, but that hasn’t stopped him popping off about how the Church panders to radical feminism. Cardinal Raymond Burke is a 66-year-old guy who lives in Rome, dresses like Queen Elizabeth, and talks like someone who majored in misogyny at some bogus, backwoods, Bible-banging tent school. Until Pope Fr...
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For The Daily Beast: Extremism Is Our Untreat...

It all started back in November 1979. We couldn’t do much about extremism then, and it seems we can do even less now. By early November 1979, America was exhausted. The ever-shrinking president, Jimmy Carter, had been attacked by a rabbit while running and that July had taken to the television to tell us the country was suffering from a b...
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For The Daily Beast: Mario Cuomo, Always Movi...

His ambition for himself wasn’t great enough (he should have run!), but his ambition for America was as noble as a politician’s could be. I looked up to Mario Cuomo the first time I ever met him. He was standing in the batter’s box at Joe DiMaggio Park in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco on the July morning of the day he was ...
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Mike Barnicle tells the story of the Bedford ...

On Morning Joe, marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Mike Barnicle tells the story of the Bedford Boys, 19 young soldiers from a small Virginia town who lost their lives in the battle that spelled the beginning of the end for Hitler’s Third Reich.
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For The Daily Beast: Any Outrage Out There fo...

Will those who protested Eric Garner’s death rush to the side of Rafael Ramos’ two sons, or Wenjian Liu’s widow, married only two months? Now, in New York City, where tourists are often surprised by the relative sense of safety on streets and subways, it is Officer Rafael Ramos, 40 years old, and his partner, Wenjian Liu, 32, who cannot b...
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For The Daily Beast: Dick Cheney’s Creepy Tor...

A new movie and a visit to the 9/11 memorial remind us what’s at stake when America doesn’t live up to its ideals. On a Saturday buffeted by a cold December wind, thousands strolled with somber step through one of New York City’s two historic cathedrals. Outside, hundreds more waited patiently in a long line to enter; once inside, their v...
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For The Daily Beast: Human Moments at the Eri...

The story of a mother, her son, the police who protected them, and the peaceful protest that brought them all together. Alice Domingues came through the big crowd gathered last Wednesday night at New York City’s Columbus Circle, a container of Starbuck’s hot chocolate in her right hand as she held her son Micah’s hand even more firmly wit...
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For The Daily Beast: Freedom From Fear for Dr...

Meet the children at a small Catholic school in Massachusetts who will directly benefit from President Obama’s executive order. So here they were, some of the people Barack Obama was telling the country about Thursday night, seated, smiling, clearly happy, and outfitted splendidly in the first-grade classroom at Lawrence Catholic Academy,...
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For The Atlantic: Postcard From New Hampshire...

Riding around Manchester with Lou D’Allesandro as he rounds up votes and frets over Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s chances against Scott Brown MANCHESTER, N.H.—Here he is in his campaign headquarters, the front seat of his Toyota Camry, driving along downtown Elm Street, past banks reluctant to lend, storefronts somewhat empty, and ...
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‘The Glove’ narrated by Robert Re...

Inspired by an essay by Mike Barnicle. Produced by his sons Nick Barnicle, Colin Barnicle and colleague Jeff Siegel. Narrated by Robert Redford. A winning combination to commemorate the 4th of July holiday only on ESPN.
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IN A SPECIAL MORNING JOE PROGRAM ON D-DAY: A ...

In a special Morning Joe program on D-Day: A Celebration of Heroes, Mike speaks with 94-year-old veteran Lawrence Brannon from Morristown, TN, whose days have been forever shaped by what happened in Normandy seven decades ago. “It was…hell,” says Brannon. “I lived 1,000 years that day.” Adds Mike: “Those who died in Europe ser...
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MIKE JOINED ESPN RADIO’S THE SPORTING LIFE TO...

Mike joined ESPN Radio’s The Sporting Life to reflect upon the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. “There are going to be a lot of poignant moments at the conclusion of this year’s Marathon. Obviously many people will be thinking about those who died…but more specifically [about] the youngest…of the victims. Martin...
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A Year After Bombings, Boston Comes Back R...

> This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I’m Scott Simon. Boston Strong has become an American phrase over the past year after bombs exploded at the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon. Three people were killed – Krystle Marie Campbell, who was 29, Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China, and Martin William Richa...
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The Timeless Beauty of Baseball

Put on a glove, watch a game, and the years fall away, time stands still, and the joy of baseball reminds you again of life’s eternal sweetness. It could be in a bottom bureau drawer beneath some old tee shirts, sweat pants that no longer fit or laundered dress shirts purchased during the first Reagan administration and not worn since the...
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BARNICLE BROTHERS’ ONE FUND CHARITY VID...

By Jason Mastrodonato / MLB.com BOSTON — Brothers Colin and Nick Barnicle have long been in the field of video production, where they’ve found plenty of success and gratification, including “Down the Line,” a behind-the-scenes documentary on Boston’s Fenway Park released in 2011. So when the tragic bombings t...
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IRAQ WAR AT 10

Early Wednesday, the day after the nation paused to remember a war that began exactly a decade ago, the grass and ground in Arlington National Cemetery was still soft as a sponge from the rain that fell Monday evening. As always, it was quiet as a cathedral with the only noise billowing from passenger jets that leaned into the cloudless s...
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A PROMISE TO THE CHILDREN OF NEWTOWN

Now we witness a regiment of the wounded, the survivors, burying a whole company of the young dead in a small New England town filled with a grief that simply cannot be measured. Monday’s dead babies were Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner, both 6 years old. Tuesday’s funerals saw James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos, again, only 6, their small coffi...
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ONE DEATH IN AFGHANISTAN: BEN SKLAVER’S STORY...

Last week, Laura and Gary Sklaver buried their oldest boy, Ben, who was 32 when killed by a suicide bomber in the remote village of Murcheh in the distant land of Afghanistan. Ben was a captain in the U.S. Army. Now he has become one of 804 Americans, 37 from Connecticut, to lose their lives in an expanding war that belongs mostly to the ...
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Tito and Theo – Grantland

Tito Francona is tired. He is sitting at his desk in the manager’s office located at the far end of a small locker room in a ballpark — Fenway Park — approaching its 100th birthday. He is wearing white uniform pants, a red hot-top and black spike-less athletic shoes, a Red Sox cap on his hairless head. And he is staring at a cluster...
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The Afghan War Through a Marine Mother’s Eyes...

Mélida Arredondo, of Roslindale, Mass., center, holds boots worn by her son, Marine Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004, as she joins demonstrators in Boston Dec. 2 in opposition to President Obama’s plan to commit an additional 30,000 troops to the war in Afghanistan. Josh Reynolds / AP Nearly everyth...
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Barnicle on Kennedy: Of Memory and the Sea – ...

Here was Ted Kennedy, 74-year-old son, brother, father, husband, Senator, living history, American legend. He was sitting on a wicker chair on the front porch of the seaside home that held so much of his life within its walls. He was wearing a dark blue blazer and a pale blue shirt. He was tieless and tanned on a spectacular October morni...
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Boston getting used to idea of beating New Yo...

How did this happen? Was there a specific date, a single event that erased the burden of history and allowed the weight of municipal inferiority to be lifted from the shoulders of every fan in New England who has been witness to decades of humiliation delivered by New York teams? Think about it. Saturday, the Patriots play the Giants at e...
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When murder’s not enough; Grim details just w...

  This time, homicide came to a quiet cul-de-sac in a peaceful suburb, apparently driven by a growing wave of debt built on delusion that collapsed into a despair so deranged that the only escape route Neil Entwistle could allegedly think of was to grab a gun and kill his wife and 9-month-old daughter as both slept in a rented home o...
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A Bit of Humor Goes A Long Way – Boston Globe...

BELFAST — It is a balmy, lemon-yellow evening and I am standing outside a large glass and cement structure called Waterfront Hall, completed last year along the River Lagan in Belfast where people have the capacity to loathe a stranger based solely on beliefs or a baptism. Community input here means a funeral or a fire, yet it occurs to m...
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Getting a fix on the real thing – Boston Glob...

  Like most major American cities, Boston is like a layer cake. Some elements are as obvious to the eye as frosting while others remain obscured by simple geography. Yesterday, for example, a gray Monday, if you walked from the Public Garden to Kenmore Square and back along Newbury Street you could easily think the city was filled by...
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Silent Dreams Coming True – Boston Globe

  Hong’s incredible journey began on the day 11 years ago when he sat confined to the dust of his fishing village near Can Tho in Vietnam and suddenly heard someone mention America. Of course, Hong did not actually hear what the person was saying because he has been deaf since birth. But he sure did understand the primitive sign lang...
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Firefighters’ heroic effort in blaze that cla...

“I was driving the chief,” Walter Cobe was saying. “We got there just as Engine 48 pulled up. It was maybe three or four minutes after the alarm was sounded. I jumped out of the car and one of the people standing outside said there was kids still inside so I went right up the ladder.”     Walter Cobe is 5...
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A HERO IS FOREVER

When the old man swung the imaginary bat through the fresh air of a clear, sunlit afternoon, the weight and dust of all the years fell away like marbles toppling off the edge of a three-legged table. Adults clapped. Little kids hung from the rail and sat atop a parent’s shoulder. Some men and women, of a certain age, and with a cert...
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We died for the 4th of July – Boston Globe

  It’s the Fourth of July weekend. A time when much of America marches and sings and stops to do all sorts of different things for all kinds of reasons. Where are you today? At the beach? On the front step? Down the Cape? Up in Vermont? Just sitting around the house hoping the sun will clear that clutter of clouds and provide you wit...
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The clock takes a holiday at Fenway – Boston ...

  Baseball is a game of memory, and it returns tomorrow to a place where grass has not yet given way to a carpet. It comes home to a green haven filled with reminders of both heartbreak and happiness, a ballyard called Fenway Park where the cargo of past athletic time refuses to yield to sports’ current themes of greed and arrogance....
 
 
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You can bump into a lot of people in the lobby at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire at the height of a frenzied primary season. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan would know. They’ve set up shop there to broadcast live primary coverage through Tuesday evening, and today, none other than famed Boston-based broadcaster Mike Barnicle—former Boston Globe columnist and contributor to “Morning Joe” on MSNBC—joined them on set to give his perspective on this year’s colorful presidential race.

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Mike Barnicle says: “Caucuses are so different than an election.”

During the Morning Joe comparison of last night’s Iowa caucuses and the upcoming New Hampshire primaries, Mike Barnicle says: “Caucuses are so different than an election. The coverage last night of the caucuses was extraordinary… young people back and forth in a gym.” Listen to the rest of the conversation on whether Republican presidential candidates with gubernatorial experience, such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, might fare any better in New Hampshire. On MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on Elizabeth Warren’s influence on the race for the White House

On the heels of a virtual tie in Iowa between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe crew discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) influence on the Democratic race for the White House and Clinton’s persistent flaws as a candidate. “Hillary Clinton is a very strong candidate, there’s no doubt about that, but she does have a couple of weaknesses that she seems unable to deal with: the lack of attraction to younger voters and the fact that Bernie Sanders has captured a message for the disaffected Democrats. And that’s not going to go away,” says Mike of Clinton’s campaign struggles. Watch the discussion here on Hillary Clinton and the “what ifs” surrounding Senator Warren’s decision not to run in 2016. On MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on Donald Trump and the way he handled a second-place finish

“He did something last night that I bet surprised a lot of people—he made the turn successfully,” says Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the way he handled a second-place finish in last night’s Iowa caucus. Watch the Morning Joe discussion on MSNBC about the high turnout of Iowa caucus-goers and the Republican presidential race between Donald Trump and last night’s winner, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Lindsey Graham talks with Mike Barnicle about Ted Cruz winning in Iowa

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former 2016 presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks with Mike Barnicle about last night’s Republican winner in Iowa, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). “If Ted Cruz were to win the nomination, what would be your estimate of his chances in the fall against any Democrat?,” asks Mike. Listen to Senator Graham’s unenthusiastic response here and what he has to say of his preferred candidate, former Governor Jeb Bush, who finished sixth in the Iowa caucus.

Mike Barnicle on Bernie Sanders’ campaign fundraising momentum in January alone...

Live from Des Moines, Iowa, on a special broadcast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the panel discusses the influencing factors in the close race between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. “The $20 million from over 700,000 individuals is stunning!,” says Mike of Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign fundraising momentum in January alone. Watch the discussion here and listen to Mike’s comments on serious pending developments surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.

Donald Trump talks about the “surprising” thing he has learned about himself

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump phones into a live broadcast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe from Des Moines, Iowa, and talks with Mike Barnicle about the “surprising” thing he has learned about himself and the people of the United States during his run for the White House. Hear what he has to say here.

Mike Barnicle and Morning Joe panel discuss likely scenarios ahead of tonight’s ...

Live from Des Moines, Iowa, Mike Barnicle and Morning Joe panel discuss likely scenarios ahead of tonight’s caucuses. “What happens if Ted Cruz’s people in the caucus can wean away Ben Carson supporters?,” asks Mike of the GOP presidential race in Iowa, which the latest poll has Donald Trump leading Senator Ted Cruz by five points. Watch the conversation here and listen to the various roads to possible victory for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Only on MSNBC.

For The Daily Beast: Iowa’s History of W...

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, Mike Barnicle profiles a pocket of diversity in Des Moines, Iowa, leading up to today’s caucuses there. “For weeks now and nearly every day as people finally begin to vote, the one common thread that has united Republicans has been the fear that immigrants are destroying the country, standing in the way of America’s own children from landing lucrative positions like cleaning offices, emptying hospital bed pans, toweling off a Lexus at the car wash, mowing lawns and picking up lunch trays at Panera Bread,” writes Mike. Read Mike’s column on one Catholic community in Iowa that, despite the latest political rhetoric, continues to shine a beacon of hope for the American immigrant experience here.

Iowa’s History of Welcoming Refugees

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Mike Barnicle on the late legendary journalist Tim Russert

Ahead of another Morning Joe broadcast from Java Joes CoffeeHouse in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday, Mike Barnicle, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist, and Joe Scarborough recall the special moment when legendary journalist Tim Russert showed up unannounced in 2008. “He always brought fun and insight to everything he ever did—and he did that day,” says Mike of the late Russert, then host of NBC’s Meet the Press. Watch the highlight here. Only on MSNBC.

Vice News’ Ben Anderson talks with Mike Barnicle

Joining MSNBC’s Morning Joe is Vice News’ Ben Anderson, who talks with Mike Barnicle and panel about his experience traveling to the front lines of ISIS in Iraq, as well as investigating Russia’s role in the fight. “The West has tried to come up with propaganda devices to prevent young people from most of Europe from being attracted to ISIS and we’ve been incredibly lame in our attempts to do this. Do you think there is anything we can do to come up with some propaganda devices to slow this down?,” asks Mike. Listen to Anderson’s response on the battle for hearts and minds between ISIS and the West and watch the full conversation on HBO Vice’s upcoming report on the fight against ISIS here.

Mike Barnicle on Ferguson Police Department’s agreement to use body cameras

“Body cameras do a couple of things: They helpfully point out any wrongdoing by police officers and, on the other side, they point out that 99 percent of police officers perform their jobs admirably and legally,” says Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle in support of Ferguson Police Department’s agreement to body cameras and new firearm guidelines as part of a sweeping deal with the Justice Department resulting from investigations into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. Watch discussion of the report here on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver talks with Mike Barnicle

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager Jeff Weaver talks with Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle about a recent Washington Post editorial critical of Sanders and the possibility of more debates with fellow candidate Hillary Clinton. “Given the tone of the editorial, why the hesitation of jumping into another debate next week before the New Hampshire primary?,” asks Mike of Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) decision to sit out an upcoming, unsanctioned debate sponsored by MSNBC and The New Hampshire Union Leader. Listen in on the conversation here.

Mike Barnicle on the ongoing feud between Donald Trump and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly...

“It’s all beyond me. I can’t figure anything out anymore when it comes to (Republican presidential candidate) Donald Trump, but Fox News should have never issued that statement that they issued,” says Mike Barnicle of the latest blows in the ongoing feud between Trump and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Listen to Mike’s comments here and watch the Morning Joe discussion on Trump’s refusal to participate in tonight’s Republican debate to be aired on Fox.

Mike Barnicle shares his thoughts comparing Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump

On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle shares his thoughts on comparisons between then Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan’s defining “I am paying for this microphone” moment in New Hampshire in 1980 and Donald Trump’s refusal to participate in Fox News’ next Republican debate. “Reagan, off that one moment, became the dominant figure in those primaries and certainly Donald Trump is the dominant figure in these primaries. And you’d have to think that what happened yesterday with the whole debate flap played strongly into his hands,” explains Mike. Watch the Reagan moment and listen to the discussion here. On MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on the cult of personality in American presidential elections

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham brings Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s unprecedented campaign into historical context on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, when he joins the panel’s Mike Barnicle to discuss the cult of personality in American presidential elections. “Have you ever heard of, read about, researched, or have any comprehension of a prior campaign where one person has been such an obsessive focus by the news media and nearly everyone?,” asks Mike of Meacham in reference to the media’s nonstop coverage of Trump. Watch the conversation here.

Mike Barnicle talks with former Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle

“Can either of you think of any other position in the United States—private or public—where you… are going to have your hands on the tools of power and only work three days a week?,” asks Mike Barnicle of former Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Tom Daschle (D-SD) about the diminished sense of public service in the U.S. Congress. Watch Lott and Daschle discuss their new book, “Crisis Point: Why We Must—and How We Can—Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. And watch their previous conversation with Mike at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate at http://bit.ly/1PTwO4C.

Bob Moritz joins Morning Joe to discuss what’s on the minds of the world’s top C...

Following the release of PricewaterhouseCooper’s 19th annual Global CEO Survey, PwC’s Chairman Bob Moritz joins Morning Joe to discuss what’s on the minds of the world’s top CEOs. “What’s the level of concern about the political uncertainty/paralysis in Washington?,” Mike Barnicle asks Moritz of American CEOs. Listen to the conversation and view the list of expectations and top-three concerns for CEOs here. On MSNBC.

Donald Rumsfeld talks with Mike Barnicle about the ongoing fight against ISIS

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talks with Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle about the ongoing fight against ISIS. “Last week we had your successor in, Robert Gates, and we asked him for his view on the things some of the candidates running for president are saying in regard to how they would handle the growth of ISIS and increasing tumult in the Middle East. His view was that some of the candidates just didn’t know what they were talking about. What’s your view?,” asks Mike of Rumsfeld. Hear the former Secretary describe the “known knowns” and “known unknowns” in the asymmetrical fight against enemies who are willing to die. Rumsfeld also talked about his new game — a video game app called “Churchill Solitaire.”

Justin T. Bamberg joins Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle

South Carolina state Representative Justin T. Bamberg (D), the lawyer who represented the family of police-shooting victim Walter Scott, joins Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about switching his support from Hillary Clinton to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the race for the White House. “Once you educated yourself as to Sen. Sanders’ positions you changed your mind and decided to support him. Which positions specifically caused you to change your mind?,” asks Mike. Listen to Rep. Bamberg’s response here on why he now, as someone who represents a poor and rural constituency, better identifies with Bernie Sanders. On MSNBC.