Oct
20
2017
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On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy made a speech announcing a naval blockade of Cuba. (AP) By Joe Scarborough  October 19 Fifty-five years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was navigating the treacherous tides of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Day Four found the young president meeting with his joint chiefs and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara to weigh ...

Jun
05
2017

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski in 2015. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)     I’m not sure what I was thinking the first time I met Zbigniew Brzezinski on the set of “Morning Joe,” but 10 years later, I recall that encounter all too well. Mika had strongly warned against inviting her feisty father on our new show, but like ...

May
27
2015

Dead on arrival In a decision announced yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected President Obama's 2014 immigration order - under which the government planned to protect as much as five million undocumented immigrants from deportation, offer work permits and expand eligibility for an earlier program that shields children brought to the U.S. illegally - as unconstitutional. The plan was originally ...

Feb
21
2015

My father offered me this advice once. Actually, he offered it to me thousands of times (as did my mother), as often as the subject came up, or even if it didn’t come up. This started at about the time Star Wars premiered before my sophomore year in high school. It didn’t end until the middle of the next decade, when it became clear that I had other ideas. My father hadn’t followed his own advice. He dropped out of the University of Arizona much like Wisconsin Gov.

Feb
16
2015

Men load hay into a pickup truck with an oil and gas drilling rig in the background at sunset in Texas. (Photo by: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) In the last decade, Texas emerged as America’s new land of opportunity — if you will, America’s America. Since the start of the recession, the Lone Star State has been responsible for the majority of employment growth in the country.

Jan
14
2015

French government unleashes its muscles Ten thousand soldiers and police officers will be deployed to protect more than 700 Jewish schools and ‘sensitive area sites’ in France, with French Defense Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, calling it the “the first mobilization on this scale in our territory.” After a crisis meeting, Le Drian announced the deployment of troops ...