Entries from Apr 2015
Mike Barnicle on donations received by The Clinton Foundation

Mike Barnicle, the Morning Joe team, and former DNC chief Howard Dean discuss the latest accusations against Hillary Clinton over donations received by The Clinton Foundation. “[The Clintons] are awash with money stories. Wouldn’t you advise her to address this at some point?,” Mike asks of former Gov. Dean, a Clinton supporter. Watch the conversation here. On MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle talks to the Rev. Jamal Bryant

As residents of Baltimore continue to demand answers surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Mike Barnicle talks to the Rev. Jamal Bryant, community leaders. “What would be the most important elements of information that you think are critical right now on the sidewalk level?,” Mike asks. Listen to the Reverend’s concerns about possible reactions to an official report. Only on Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on the U.S. economy’s sluggish growth this year

On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks with CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera about the U.S. economy’s sluggish growth this year and the prospect of higher interest rates. “What happens on Wall Street if the Federal Reserve does raise interest rates? What kinds of stocks, if any, take-off and what kinds plunge?,” asks Mike. Listen to Michelle’s response and description of market intricacies here. On MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on Harvard University’s comprehensive survey results

On MSNBC this morning, Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe team discuss Harvard University’s comprehensive survey results on millennials’ views on politics and policy. Mike asks John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, about connections between changing political ideologies and the current job market. Hear the discussion here.

Mike Barnicle on the game played at an empty Camden Yards

Ahead of today’s Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox game, closed to the public due to the protests and rioting over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, and to be played at an empty Camden Yards, Mike Barnicle talks to Dan Duquette, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Orioles. “What impact have the last three or four days—with portions of the city of Baltimore in flames—had on the team? Do the players talk about it?,” asks Mike. Hear Dan Duquette’s answer here. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Mike Barnicle on the daily struggles in poor communities

As the country focuses on the protests and rioting over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe discusses the disconnect between public officials and their understanding of the daily struggles in poor communities. “How many of the people you served with know one fundamental thing (about) how hard it is to be poor in the United States of America? How many of the people you served with know how hard it is to take six bus rides to get to a job that might be 15 miles from your home?,” Mike asks of the Morning Joe guests. Watch the whole conversation here. Only on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle talks with U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings

On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks with U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MA), whose district includes more than half of the city of Baltimore, about the lack of progress and development in that city. “…I’m looking out the window of that train when it stops in Baltimore, and it’s May 1968, and I’m looking out the window, and it’s May 2015. Why am I looking at the same burned-out block, the same busted buildings, the same sense of hopelessness on that right side of the train? Why?” Mike asks. Hear Cummings’ response on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on the viral video of Baltimore mother Toya Graham

On MSNBC this morning, Mike Barnicle, the Morning Joe team and The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson share their reactions to the viral video of Baltimore mother Toya Graham pulling her son from the protesting crowd after recognizing him from the television coverage. “When she looks at her son, she is one of millions of mothers across this country who live with a fear of the street. What’s beyond that apartment door?,”asks Mike. Listen to the conversation here.

Mike Barnicle on the “us versus them” mentality with Raymond Kelly a...

Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe talks with former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the Rev. Al Sharpton about the “us versus them” mentality that plagues many high crime communities and the police that patrol them. Mike asks: “What can be done …to slowly change that mentality?” Communication is key, Kelly and Sharpton agree. Hear their entire exchange here.

Mike Barnicle on the future plans of Baltimore’s poverty stricken teens

On MSNBC this morning, Mike Barnicle talks about the future plans of many of the teens living in the poverty stricken neighborhoods we saw burning in Baltimore over the last day.
“They won’t have the big answers,” Mike says. Hear the rest of the Morning Joe conversation here.

Mike Barnicle talks with author and Army veteran Wes Moore

On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks with author and Army veteran Wes Moore of Baltimore about how difficult it is to rebuild a city after a riot like we witnessed this week in protest to the death of Freddie Gray. Moore explains that some Baltimore neighborhoods damaged in the riots of the late 1960s have never recovered. “People who are hopeful of their future are not looting,” Moore says.

Mike Barnicle on the Baltimore Riots

On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks about the uniqueness of the city and the 620,000 residents of Baltimore, following a night of rioting in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.
No matter what the issue, Mike says, the job of the police and the National Guard today is to protect the 99% of residents who were not out clashing with police, and destroying and looting businesses.

Mike Barnicle and Sallie Krawcheck on the country’s retirement savings cri...

Ellevate Network topper Sallie Krawcheck joins Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to discuss how women are disproportionately impacted by the retirement savings problem in America due to discrepancies in pay between women and men. Mike asks Sallie: “Women save less than men (do). Is that because women, obviously, make less than men so that their Social Security check is less than men’s.” Hear what the former president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and the U.S. Trust had to say about the country’s retirement savings crisis.

Mike Barnicle on the future of Syria and Iraq

Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski discuss the growing refugee crisis in the Middle East as government forces are hit with a series of setbacks and growing unrest in the region. Hear the whole conversation here, and what Mike has to say about the future of Syria and Iraq.

For The Daily Beast: The GOP Clown Show’...

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.

The GOP Clown Show’s Alternate Reality in New Hampshire

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/19/the-gop-clown-show-s-alternate-reality-in-new-hampshire.html

Mike Barnicle on presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy

Mike Barnicle, The Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski discuss presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy and her Iowa coffee shop stop. Mike says: “This is her first week of spring training.” Listen to the rest of the conversation about how Hillary Clinton is stacking up against other potential presidential candidates.

Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe team on Gov. Chris Christie’s recent Town Hall...

On Morning Joe this morning, Mike Barnicle and the team discuss Gov. Chris Christie’s recent “get personal” Town Hall in New Hampshire and whether Christie’s moment has passed. Mike and Joe Scarborough have a lively exchange around The New York Times’ headline on a story about the event: “Even in New Hampshire ‘Bridgegate’ Dogs Christie.” See the entire discussion here.

Mike Barnicle on presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s recent Iowa campai...

Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe crew discuss the events surrounding presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s recent Iowa campaign stop. Mike weighs in on a key issue she faces saying: “She’s basically been living in a protective cocoon for 30 years.” See the entire exchange here, only on MSNBC.

Mike Barnicle on President Obama meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro

Focusing on President Obama’s historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, Mike Barnicle asks Chris Jansing, NBC Senior Whitehouse Correspondent: “What does the United States hope to get from the meeting of these two leaders?” See the MSNBC Morning Joe discussion here.

Mike Barnicle and Hardball’s Chris Matthews discuss Hillary Clinton’...

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle and Hardball’s Chris Matthews have a lively discussion on how Hillary Clinton should announce her candidacy for the Presidential run. Mike begins the conversation by asking: “What if she just went into a diner in Iowa and said….”. See the rest of their exchange here.