‘Morning Joe’ Takes a Third Pass at de Blasio’s Charter Policy

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Mika Brzezinski with some charter school children.

After some bruising coverage of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to cancel a handful of charter school co-locations, MSNBC’s Morning Joe returned to the issue a third time today.

This morning’s show featured a handful of young children learning as they would at their embattled Success Academy charter school: playing chess, solving multi-step fraction problems, making molecular models and, for one student, “doing some writing before she dances.” Continue reading “‘Morning Joe’ Takes a Third Pass at de Blasio’s Charter Policy”

Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio

Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)
Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)

Success Academy Charter Schools founder Eva Moskowitz continued her media tour this morning, slamming “so-called progressive” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to pull the plug on three of her schools.

“We have a mayor in the City of New York who says he’s a progressive on the one hand, but wants to deny poor kids in Harlem an opportunity, a shot at life,” said Ms. Moskowitz, speaking to a receptive audience on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Continue reading “Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio”

Bloomberg Suggests Mayor de Blasio Might Not Be That Devastating After All

Bloomberg on Morning Joe this morning.
Bloomberg on Morning Joe this morning.

After months of warning that a candidate touting mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio’s views would be deeply damaging to the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has turned a new optimistic leaf.

During an appearance this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mr. Bloomberg rejected a suggestion that crime and taxes would spike under a Mayor de Blasio, who has an overwhelming lead in recent polls. Continue reading “Bloomberg Suggests Mayor de Blasio Might Not Be That Devastating After All”

Bill de Blasio ‘Always Had Faith’ in Poll Numbers Turning Around

Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

It may finally be Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s time in the spotlight.

Mr. de Blasio, who has recently received favorable write-ups in Salon and the New York Times, took his pitch to MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to plug his progressive credentials and tout yesterday’s surge in the polls while–of course–being asked questions about former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal.

Continue reading “Bill de Blasio ‘Always Had Faith’ in Poll Numbers Turning Around”

Today Is Now ‘Morning Joe Day’ [Video]

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Mayor Bloomberg reading the proclamation. (photo: msnbc.msn.com)

Earlier today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by Morning Joe to officially declare that this, the 21st of September, 2012, be named in honor of the MSNBC morning news program. What merited the occasion? Why, the show’s five-year anniversary!

“Their guests are always among the most interesting and innovative leaders in the land, especially that young, handsome, tech-savvy northeastern mayor–and no, I’m not talking about Cory Booker,” Mr. Bloomberg said, reading the document aloud. “Together, they tackle the toughest issues of the day … and they do so with both honesty and humor. Whereas more shows are filming here in New York City than ever before, but only one has redefined what a political talk show can be. Morning Joe.”

Continue reading “Today Is Now ‘Morning Joe Day’ [Video]”

Bloomberg Vows To Keep Taking Shots at Obama and Romney

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Mayor Bloomberg (Photo: Getty)

In the wake of last week’s shooting in Aurora, Colorado, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is keeping up his call for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to address the issue of illegal guns in their race for the White House. Hizzoner appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today where he criticized both candidates for running for president “without having a plan” on gun control. He also pledged to keep up his push on gun control and argued that the aftermath of a tragedy like the Aurora shooting is the best time to raise the issue.

“People say it’s bad politics to address the issue. I think the’yre wrong. I’m going to try to stir it up and so is everybody else,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “You ask one of the families, ‘Is this the time to focus on how to keep their other child from getting killed? I think they’d be on the side of–do it now.” Continue reading “Bloomberg Vows To Keep Taking Shots at Obama and Romney”

Rick Perry Can Win Long Island, Says Peter King [Video]

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Perry campaigning for Giuliani in 2008. (Getty Images)

On Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough pressed Long Island Congressman Peter King about whether a very conservative and publicly-prayerful nominee like Rick Perry could really capture large swaths of swing voters.

“I wouldn’t write him off,” said King, who compared the situation to the nay-saying that greeted Ronald Reagan in 1979. “I’ve met Rick Perry a number of times. He has a dynamic personality. He’s a larger than life character. I think people are going to look at the whole picture.”

“So you think Rick Perry can win Long Island?” Scarborough asked. Continue reading “Rick Perry Can Win Long Island, Says Peter King [Video]”