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Is Morning Joe The Most Influential News Show In The World? Jeffrey Sachs Thinks So

Like the Beach Boys, Jeffrey Sachs gets around. As Director of The Earth Institute and Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, Professor Sachs ceaselessly travels the world in his fight against poverty. After returning from his latest trip overseas, the internationally renowned professor let Joe and Mika in on a little secret about their American news program.

“People love Morning Joe in sub-Saharan Africa, at the Vatican, and all over the world. It is unbelievable. I can be in any place in the world and I hear, “Hey I saw you last week on Morning Joe.” I heard it when I was in Ethiopia, when I was in Rwanda, and I’m just hearing it everywhere.

“I know we’re ironic around here a lot of times,” Joe joined in, “but we are shocked when we hear the same thing all the time.”

Dr. Sachs replied quickly, “No question. Absolutely. They’re watching it and they’re tweeting it out!”

That’s what you call worldwide reach. Maybe they should rename it “Morning Globe!”

Morning Papers: Remembering 9/11

Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, and Willie Geist share the top news headlines of the day. They talk about stories from NFL scandals to Scotland’s possible independence, highlighting a special report about a 13th anniversary 9/11 event where singer Francesca Picerno sang God Bless America as a beautiful tribute to her father who was lost in the towers.

Check out what the team has to say about these top stories.

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Obama ‘Dovish’ and ‘Hawkish’ in Terror Speech

By Friday, September 12, 2014 0 , , , , Permalink 0

President Barack Obama has drawn some criticism in op-eds from the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York times. The articles all focus on President Obama’s speech about military operations in the Middle East. The consensus is that the solution to the ISIS problem will likely involve more than aerial attacks. If that holds true, the President will be faced with the decision of deploying boots on the ground. . Watch the Morning Joe panel opine on President Obama’s perceived ambivalence and the complicated choices he faces going forward.

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Obama Right on ISIL Response

Let’s not argue over counter realities and instead stick to the reality that confronted the White House and Congress. Neither Democrats nor Republicans would have supported a third war against a Muslim country in less than a decade even if Barack Obama wanted to launch a full-scale invasion into Syria.

-Joe Scarborough

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President Barack Obama’s Interview With NBC’s Chuck Todd

By Monday, September 8, 2014 0 , , , Permalink 0

Chuck Todd came prepared for his debut on Meet The Press this Sunday. He delivered an impressive interview with President Barack Obama, confidently navigating through the important topics with some hard-hitting questions. Todd didn’t hesitate to show Obama a folded piece of paper with a chart of Obama’s 2014 State of the Union goals, revealing that only one of the several political objectives—aid to Syrian rebels—has been checked off. It was certainly intriguing enough to boost the public’s interest in a new era of Meet The Press. Todd’s notable performance raises high hopes for the future of the show.

Below is a link to the full interview and transcript.

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Friday Must-reads: Obama and McDonnell

By Friday, September 5, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

Mika Brzezinski reads from Timothy Egan’s latest NYT column on why Barack Obama isn’t a Roosevelt. Does Obama’s seemingly bright, passionate, and likable character carry over to the public’s opinion of him? Brzezinski also reads about the Bob McDonnell verdict in Virginia. Find out what Mika, Joe, and MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart have to say about the recent developments.

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