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Does The Today Show Talk to AM Joe Frequently?

I hope Today asks for a quote from Ms Rachel Maddow tonight.

Joe Scarborough had nothing but laughter Monday when asked about recent pushback from Gov. Chris Christie's administration over a negative story about the New Jersey governor. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer alleged on Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki" that Christie withheld Sandy relief funds to force her to approve a certain development plan -- a charge the governor's office has denied.

On Monday, "Today" host Savannah Guthrie asked the "Morning Joe" host about a statement issued by a Christie spokesperson that "MSNBC is a partisan network that has been openly hostile to Gov. Christie and almost gleeful in their efforts attacking him." But Scarborough, who has been open about his close friendship with the governor, had already begun laughing before Guthrie could finish.

"They're obviously not talking about 'Morning Joe,'" he said. "John Heilemann calls our show 'Good Morning Trenton' because we love Chris Christie so much around here."

Flashback - Chris Christie Picked The Wrong Guy to Call A Liar

Bret Schundler, the man New Jersey's governor insulted and fired, is fighting back -- and he's got e-mails

Steve Kornacki - 2010

You can certainly understand why Chris Christie threw his education commissioner, Bret Schundler, under the bus last week. After all, it was Schundler’s department that botched the state’s “Race to the Top” application, costing New Jersey five points on its application — the difference between $400 million in federal money and nothing.

But Christie, the state’s first-year governor, didn’t just fire Schundler for incompetence: He called him a liar. Loudly and repeatedly. He felt this necessary because when the news of the botched application first broke last Wednesday, Christie publicly blamed the Obama administration, claiming that Schundler had supplied the data that was missing from the application — budget numbers for the years 2008 and 2009 — in advance of his formal hearing with the federal Department of Education. The real blame, Christie insisted, was with Obama’s army of inflexible bureaucrats.

“That’s the stuff the Obama administration should answer for,” he thundered. “Are you guys just down there checking boxes like mindless drones, or are you thinking? When the president comes back to New Jersey, he’s going to have to explain to the people of the state of New Jersey why he’s depriving them of $400 million that this application earned.”

This argument quickly unraveled when a videotape of Schundler’s hearing was released, showing that the education commissioner and his team were blindsided by the error and unable to provide the missing data. When that tape emerged, Christie changed gears, branded Schundler a liar and fired him.

“Don’t lie to the governor. That’s the message,” he declared.


Armed Man Threatens Nurses, Kills Self

this time, it's a hospital.

DAYTONA BEACH — A 20-year-old man killed himself with a shotgun inside a patient’s room at Halifax Health Medical Center early Sunday morning.

Daytona Beach police officers were first alerted to the shooter, Jonathan Rodriguez-Jeff, of Deltona, at 3:52 a.m., when they received a call about a moving car being shot at on Clyde Morris Boulevard. Not long after, another call came in about shots being fired inside the hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the Rodriguez-Jeff shot out the glass door at the entrance to the hospital’s Professional Building and made his way to the second floor of the hospital.

Daytona Beach Police Department spokesman Jimmie Flynt said the man confronted a nurse and patient inside a room and asked them, “Do you guys want to die tonight?”

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