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Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski  

Hosts of "Morning Joe"

Former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough hosts Morning Joe, a weekday newscast on MSNBC. He also provides on air political commentary for the network, as well as CNBC and NBC's Today Show.

Scarborough was first elected to the US Congress in 1994, becoming the first Republican elected in Florida's First District since 1872. He was re-elected three more times, in landslide victories.

While in Congress, Scarborough worked with a small group of his fellow freshmen congressmen, whom the National Journal once cited for having acquired "unusual power and influence" given their short time in Washington.

During his tenure, Scarborough served on the Armed Services Committee, the Judiciary Committee, Government Reform and Oversight and the Education Committee. In 1998, he was named Chairman of the Civil Service Committee and while on that committee, Scarborough drafted a bill on Long Term Care, which President Clinton called "landmark legislation."

Scarborough championed a balanced budget, human rights, religious freedom, and environmental causes while in Congress. In 1996, he led the effort to relocate hundreds of minority families whose homes were located over a superfund site. US News and World Report called Scarborough's action "groundbreaking."

Scarborough , along with Joe Kennedy, Joe Moakley, and Tim Roemer, introduced legislation to rename the Justice Department building after Robert. F. Kennedy to honor the late Kennedy Administration Attorney General.

In 1999, Scarborough founded and published the award-winning newspaper The Florida Sun. In May, 2001, Joe retired from Congress to spend more time with his children and return to his law practice.

After leaving office, he was named by President Bush as a member of the President's Council on the 21st Century Workforce, where he served with Labor Secretary Chao, national labor officials, and business leaders.

In 2004, Scarborough published the critically acclaimed Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day, which gives an insider's view what goes on behind closed doors in Washington, and how that contributes to reckless federal spending.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Scarborough received his bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1985 and his law degree from the University of Florida in 1990.

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and a best-selling author. Her memoir All Things At Once became a New York Times bestseller in January 2010 and her second book, Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list for business books in spring 2011. She also writes "Getting What You Want" for Cosmopolitan, a monthly column about career confidence and empowerment.

Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11, 2001 attacks.

A native of New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. She attended Williams College and received a degree in English.

Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

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