Joe Scarborough
American politician
Joe Scarborough
Charles Joseph "Joe" Scarborough is an American cable news and talk radio host, lawyer, author, and former politician. He is currently the host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, and previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same channel. Scarborough served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican from the 1st district of Florida.
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Best of Late Night: Joe Scarborough Breaks Down Trump for Stephen Colbert
NYTimes - 6 days
Mr. Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe,” said during an appearance on “The Late Show” that he thought President Trump would have to change his approach to governing.
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Mika Brzezinski Says Kellyanne Conway's 'Not Credible' And Won't Be Booked On The Show
Huffington Post - 13 days
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How Donald Trump Made The Cable News Chyron Operator A Washington Power Player
Huffington Post - about 1 month
NEW YORK ― The cable news chyron operator is a midlevel job, usually staffed by a production assistant in his or her mid-20s. A segment producer is higher up on the food chain, but still labors behind the scenes. In the era of Donald Trump, however, both of these posts have taken on monumental importance, wielding as much influence as your run-of-the-mill House member.  The president of the United States is an obsessive cable news watcher, that much is known. But the extent to which his viewing habits are affecting his governing priorities during his first week in office has been shocking to observers.  Trump phoned a congressman on Wednesday shortly after he made a direct appeal to the president on MSNBC. And on two occasions, Trump blasted out statements to his 20 million-plus Twitter followers ― and the world ― that mirrored recent Fox News segments.  Unlike Barack Obama, who made a point of claiming he ignored the cable chatter, Trump doesn’t hide his consumption (and cr ...
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‘Do you have no shame?’: Joe Scarborough lashes out at media after Trump party report
Yahoo News - about 2 months
Trump talks to reporters as he and his wife, Melania Trump, arrive for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Mar-a-Lago. Joe Scarborough is furious with journalists covering President-elect Donald Trump for how they characterized the appearance of both the “Morning Joe” host and his MSNBC co-host, Mika Brzezinski, at Trump’s New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday night. On Sunday and Monday, Scarborough sent a flurry of tweets blasting several reporters, taking particular exception to the suggestion that he had “partied” with Trump.
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Trump team tries to get its signals straight on possible Romney nomination
Yahoo News - 3 months
The ongoing melodrama surrounding Donald Trump’s choice of a secretary of state entered a new phase Monday as “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough reported that the president-elect is “furious” with one of his top aides for comments she made about the rumored leading contender, Mitt Romney. In response to questions in the transition team’s daily press briefing call, communications director Jason Miller simply said the president-elect is considering “a number of very well qualified individuals” for the post. “I’ll leave that to the president-elect if he wants to have any additional commentary,” Miller said of the eyebrow-raising remarks by Kellyanne Conway on “Meet the Press” Sunday.
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Breitbart Isn't Really Mad At Donald Trump For Dropping Hillary Clinton Prosecution Plans
Huffington Post - 3 months
Oh man, have we ever got a hot feud for you today! Yes, sir. Seems that President-elect Donald Trump, after leading crowd after crowd in a lusty chorus of “Lock her up!” during the presidential campaign, isn’t really feeling that whole “prosecute Hillary Clinton for emails” thing anymore. As Politico reported, the news of Trump’s reversal on this matter broke on Tuesday morning’s edition of “Morning Joe.” According to an anonymous source “with direct knowledge of Donald Trump’s thinking,” Trump had all but decided to decline to “pursue criminal investigations against Clinton over her use of the private server or into her family’s charitable foundation.” Trump has since confirmed to reporters from The New York Times that he is going to kinda-sorta drop the matter. “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about,” he said. (And, indeed, he seems to feel much more strongly about extracting all of the benefit he can from the trappings of his office in as quick a time as pos ...
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Tom Cotton lauded for stance on prospect of Clinton nominees to Supreme Court
Yahoo News - 4 months
Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman from Florida who co-hosts “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, comments favorably on a remark by Sen. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, that he is not inclined to ...
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We Are All Eagles: Combating Implicit Bias in Schools with Belief, Hope and Confidence
Huffington Post - 4 months
I was assigned to be a part of the Blackbirds. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it happened many decades ago, at my neighborhood elementary school in Peekskill, NY. I was often considered a precocious child, with parents who valued education and reading. But at school, when our teacher separated my classmates and me into reading groups, she skipped over the Eagles, the Baltimore Orioles and the Robins, placing me in the Blackbirds - a low-level reading group. It was an integrated classroom, but almost all of the Blackbirds were - as the name suggests - Black. And in the very lowest level - the Buzzards - all the children had brown skin. Every one. This was many, many years ago, but I can still feel the blow such a designation had on my self-esteem. I struggled in school for many years afterward. It wasn't until I was a young adult, and a community college professor recognized something in me, that I began to believe in myself again. Those memories came rush ...
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Sorry, Chainsaw Guy, That Scream Was For A Poll Showing Trump's Up 2%
Huffington Post - 4 months
I don’t wanna ruin your drunken stumble back to the rickety outhouse, chainsaw guy at this haunted house/backyard corn maze shriek-tacular, but that blood-curdling scream wasn’t due to your performance. I was actually looking at my phone and saw a general poll with Trump edging Hillary by 2 percent.  I know, I’m terrified as well! Sure, every single website has Hillary winning the election. But I was told by all my friends and Hillary herself that we couldn’t let up or we might lose. Seeing as I’ve already donated to Hillary’s campaign, phone banked, and voted early, I took this as “check the status of the election every second of every day or Trump will win.” Also, sorry I gave you literally no reaction while you revved your chainsaw engine in my face. This year, I don’t know — I guess a local actor cradling a blade-less chainsaw isn’t as scary as Trump getting nukes. But it’s not your fault! You couldn’t have known I just re-watched that Joe Scarborough clip about Tr ...
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Scarborough, Brzezinski revise history, claim they didn't accommodate Trump
CNN - 4 months
MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski argued Thursday that they had not been accommodating to Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.
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Watch Ben Carson Go Off The Rails Trying To Avoid Questions On Trump Assault Allegations
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Lester Holt Is About To Take The Biggest Stage Of His Life
Huffington Post - 5 months
NEW YORK  ― Lester Holt didn’t look like a man worried that as many as 100 million people would soon be watching his every move, parsing his every word for signs of bias.   After wrapping up “NBC Nightly News” on Tuesday night, Holt headed west to a rooftop lounge where colleagues were celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Dateline,” the weekly newsmagazine he also anchors. “I like the idea of being 25 again,” he joked with partygoers before jumping on bass for a few songs with his band, the 30 Rockers. The cocktail-sipping crowd, which included NBC News chief Andy Lack and network stars like Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell, requested, and received, an encore. The veteran journalist takes on a much tougher gig Monday night, when he moderates the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and the massive audience at home won’t be as forgiving. The highly anticipated faceoff is expected to rival some of the biggest moments in television history and presumab ...
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Adult son of MSNBC's Joe Scarborough fractures skull in fall
Fox News - 5 months
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough says his son is doing "much better" after suffering a fractured skull Thursday.
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The Media Has Been Pointing Out Trump's 'Basket Of Deplorables' For Over A Year
Huffington Post - 6 months
For the past year and a half, the more responsible elements of the media have endeavored to tell a specific story about the presidential election, to make one thing clear above all others: Republican nominee Donald Trump has widely embraced all manner of bigots, making a home for them in his campaign. This simple fact has been pounded home, over and over again, in print, online and on television. And although these types of stories are, conveniently, good for revenue ― they sell papers, grab eyeballs, drive traffic ― I’ve taken the media at their word that they sincerely believe attention must be paid to this development. Should I have, do you think? I’m starting to wonder, because over the weekend, all of this reportorial effort was echoed and confirmed by the other major-party candidate in the race, Hillary Clinton. At a fundraiser this past Friday, Clinton honored the work of countless reporters when she described “half” of Trump’s supporters as “racist, sexist, homophobi ...
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Failing So Spectacularly, Did Matt Lauer Do America A Favor?
Huffington Post - 6 months
Anyone watching last night's MSNBC "Commander In Chief" presidential forum must have felt pretty perplexed on the conduct of host Matt Lauer. The NY Times wrote: "Lauer, as Moderator, Presses Clinton but Surrenders to Trump" A hashtag named #LaueringTheBar immediately trended on Twitter. He spent almost half of Clinton's time going over the same "email" questions that have been asked and answered and investigated over and over again. And when HRC tried to give a detailed response to other serious questions, Lauer cut her off to move on. And during Trump's segment, it was many of the audience questions that forced Trump to say some truly bizarre things. Yes, it was a shocking example of the beltway media's ineptitude when covering Donald Trump. At first, the only criticisms you heard about Lauer's performance was that he failed to fact check Trump's lie that he never supported the Iraq war. This is correct, especially since Hillary raised the issue during her segmen ...
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Donald Trump Can't Resist Slamming 'Morning Joe' Hosts On Twitter
Huffington Post - 6 months
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump just won’t stop attacking MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. On Friday morning, Trump tweeted that Scarborough was “a mess” and accused Brzezinski of having “a mental breakdown” on air: Just heard that crazy and very dumb @morningmika had a mental breakdown while talking about me on the low ratings @Morning_Joe. Joe a mess! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2016 Trump regularly attacks the MSNBC hosts. In August, he suggested the two were in a relationship and called Brzezinski an “off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!” The two hosts have routinely criticized Trump on their show over the last few months, highlighting his “completely racist” remarks and saying his “stupidity is breathtaking.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=575c4df1e4b0ced23ca83e57,56006018e4b00310edf819e2,57011b48e4b0daf53aefe877 Editor’s note: Donald Tr ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Scarborough
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 52
    In an op-ed for The Washington Post in August 2016, Scarborough argued that the Republican Party must "dump Donald Trump" as their presidential candidate.
    More Details Hide Details Drawing attention to Trump's remarks about Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment, Scarborough wrote: "A bloody line has been crossed that cannot be ignored. At long last, Donald Trump has left the Republican Party few options but to act decisively and get this political train wreck off the tracks before something terrible happens."
  • 2014
    Age 50
    On February 10, 2014, Scarborough said New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had become a "distraction" to the Republican Governors Association.
    More Details Hide Details Christie chairs the influential group of Republican governors. On December 8, 2008, Scarborough and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski began hosting a two-hour late-morning radio show on WABC (770 AM) in New York City, replacing 12-year veteran host John Gambling. As of April 26, 2010, the radio show has been put on "hiatus" to redevelop its format into a new three-hour show. Scarborough released his first book, Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day: the Real Deal on how Politicians, Bureaucrats, and other Washington Barbarians are Bankrupting America, on October 4, 2005. In his second book, The Last Best Hope, released on June 9, 2009, Scarborough outlines a plan to help guide conservatives back to a political majority after their defeats in the 2006 midterm elections and the 2008 Presidential election.
  • FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 49
    On November 12, 2013, Scarborough released his third book, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics – and Can Again.
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    Scarborough and Waren were divorced in January 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 48
    Scarborough made a number of comments in support of gun control on his show and in other media outlets after the December 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, shootings.
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    On July 23, 2012, Joe Scarborough speculated on The Morning Joe that James Eagan Holmes, the perpetrator of the 2012 Aurora shooting, could be on the autism spectrum.
    More Details Hide Details The National Autistic Advocacy Organization expressed "deep concern" over Scarborough's comment.
  • 2010
    Age 46
    MSNBC suspended Scarborough without pay for two days on November 19, 2010, for violating NBC News' policy against making contributions to political candidates without prior notification and approval, two weeks after NBC suspended then MSNBC host Keith Olbermann for the same offense.
    More Details Hide Details Scarborough had donated $4,000 to Republican candidates in Florida.
  • 2008
    Age 44
    On November 10, 2008, Scarborough made headlines when he said "fuck" live on his show.
    More Details Hide Details In discussing Barack Obama's transition team, Scarborough contrasted the reputation of Clinton-era staffers with Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel by saying "These were decent steady men who don't go around flipping people off or screaming 'fuck you' at the top of their lungs." The comment was not bleeped out, and while Scarborough's guests and cohosts reacted with amusement, he continued with his point, apparently oblivious to what he had said, until co-host Mika Brzezinski broke in and informed him of his mistake. Scarborough apologized, saying that he thought he had only "said the letter, not the word" and commented that "my wife's going to kill me." Morning Joe has subsequently been broadcast with a seven-second broadcast delay.
  • 2007
    Age 43
    Scarborough, with his morning show, won the slot permanently in July 2007.
    More Details Hide Details According to Nielsen Ratings, Morning Joe consistently ranks 3rd. Scarborough also is a regular guest on NBC news programs, MSNBC news programs, and has appeared on Meet the Press numerous times. In April 2012, Scarborough guest hosted Meet the Press.
    In May 2007, Scarborough became one of the rotating hosts auditioning for the slot vacated by Imus in the Morning on MSNBC.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    Scarborough briefly hosted a three-hour radio show in 2005.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 39
    In April 2003, he embarked upon a television career with the launch of Scarborough Country on MSNBC, until he began hosting Morning Joe full-time.
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  • 2002
    Age 38
    He was appointed to the President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In August 2005, Scarborough confirmed reports that he had been asked to consider a challenge to U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris for the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Bill Nelson's reelection bid. However, he announced later that month that he was renewing his contract with NBC. In July 2006, former aides to Harris's 2006 Senate campaign claimed that Harris had called potential Scarborough supporters and raised the death of an aide in his home district office as a means to prevent his entry into the race. Scarborough, who had never intended to enter the race, initially considered suing Harris but decided to let the incident pass. He later told Nelson that drawing Harris as an opponent in the race made Nelson "the luckiest man in Washington." In early 2009, Scarborough confirmed reports that he had been approached by Florida Republicans who wanted him to run for the Senate seat vacated by Republican Mel Martinez. Scarborough said he was not likely to run as he believes he can have more influence over public policy as the host of Morning Joe than as a U.S. Senator. However, he has not ruled out a political career in the future.
  • 2001
    Age 37
    In October 2001, Scarborough married his second wife, Susan Waren, a former aide to Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a former congressional committee staffer.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter was born in August 2003; their son was born in May 2008.
  • 1999
    Age 35
    While still serving in Congress, Scarborough founded the free weekly Pensacola-area newspaper The Florida Sun in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details The paper later merged in 2001 and is now known as the "Independent News."
  • 1998
    Age 34
    In 1998, he was named Chairman of the Civil Service Committee.
    More Details Hide Details Scarborough was one of a group of about 40 freshmen Republican legislators who dubbed themselves the "New Federalists" after The Federalist Papers. Scarborough was elected Political Director of the incoming legislators. The New Federalists called for sweeping cuts in the U.S. government, including plans to "privatize, localize, consolidate, or eliminate" the Departments of Commerce, Education, Energy and Housing and Urban Development. Gingrich tapped Scarborough to head a Republican task force on education, and Scarborough declared, "Our goal is to get as much money, power and authority out of Washington and get as much money, power and authority into the classroom as possible." Rep. John Kasich (R-Ohio), then Chairman of the House Budget Committee, adopted Scarborough's language eliminating the federal Department of Education in the 1996 House Budget Resolution. The budget passed the House by a vote of 238–193.
    In 1998 and 2000, he was opposed by only a write-in candidate.
    More Details Hide Details He received a 95 percent lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. He signed the Contract with America. Scarborough served on the Armed Services, Judiciary, Government Reform, and Education committees.
  • 1996
    Age 32
    Scarborough was reelected with 72 percent of the vote in 1996.
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  • 1994
    Age 30
    In 1994, Scarborough won the Republican Party primary for Florida's 1st congressional district.
    More Details Hide Details The seat had come open when eight-term Democratic incumbent Earl Hutto announced his retirement. In the general election Scarborough defeated the Democratic candidate, Pensacola attorney Vinnie Whibbs, with 61 percent of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent this part of Florida since Reconstruction. Whibbs was the son of former Pensacola mayor Vince Whibbs. The district had not supported a Democratic candidate for U.S. president since 1960. However, Democratic candidates had continued to hold most local offices well into the 1990s. Scarborough's win, however, coincided with a massive Republican wave that swept through the Florida Panhandle. Republicans swept nearly all of the region's seats in the state legislature, and have held them ever since.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 29
    Scarborough's political profile was also raised when he assisted with a petition drive, in late 1993, opposing a proposed 65-percent increase in the City of Pensacola's property taxes.
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    Scarborough's most high-profile case was briefly representing anti-abortionist Michael F. Griffin, the accused killer of doctor David Gunn, in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details He made several court appearances representing Griffin, before removing himself from the case, later saying: "There was no way in hell I could sit in at a civil trial, let alone a capital trial", referring to the prospect of prosecutors seeking the death penalty against Griffin. Scarborough assisted Griffin in choosing other counsel from the many who offered their services, however, and helped shield the family from the media exposure, pro bono.
  • 1991
    Age 27
    Scarborough was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991, and practiced law in Pensacola.
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  • 1986
    Age 22
    In 1986, Scarborough married Melanie Hinton. They had two sons and divorced in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details While interviewing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in June 2005, Scarborough expressed concerns about the possibility that one of his sons may have suffered vaccine damage: "My son, born in 1991, has a slight form of autism called Asperger's. When I was practicing law and also when I was in Congress, parents would constantly come to me and they would bring me videotapes of their children, and they were all around the age of my son or younger. So, something happened in 1989."
  • 1985
    Age 21
    Scarborough graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida. He earned a B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1985 and a J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details During this time he wrote music and produced CDs with his band, Dixon Mills, and taught high school.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on April 9, 1963.
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