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House Republicans concerned about the politicization of climate science recently subpoenaed emails from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


According to the Wall Street Journal, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, sought emails related to a May 2015 study revised temperatures and eliminated a roughly 15 year “pause” in warming. The study adjusted temperature readings from ocean buoys upward, to match shipboard measurements and conveniently remove the 15 year pause of global temperature increases.



The media love a good scare and a sensational headline, but new research indicates the fear they spread about the dangers of sitting too much may be overblown.


In recent years, media outlets compared sitting to health risks like smoking, and even warned “Sitting will kill you.” Today told viewers sitting was “literally killing us” back on Sept. 18, 2015. ABC’s Deborah Roberts even claimed sitting was “one of the greatest risks to our health.” One expert CBS turned to went so far as to claim “any” sitting was “too much.”



Recent rulemaking by the EPA, if found to be constitutional, will regulate levels of carbon dioxide produced by power plants in each state.

However, CNBC Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen reminded viewers of carbon dioxide’s popularity in an Oct. 9, discussion with the CEO of SodaStream.



Although there is not an openly avowed socialist in the White House yet, one banking expert told CNBC “we’re well on the road to socialism.”


Richard Bove, vice president of equity research with Rafferty Capital, did not mince words on CNBC’s Squawk Box Oct. 12, and he criticized government meddling in the banking system.



Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen lit into writers at The Huffington Post Tuesday morning for their poor understanding of basic economics..


While The Huffington Post celebrated a record low in global poverty, it also decried the Trans-Pacific Partnership, proving to CNBC’s Kernen that the site’s staff have no idea what they write about.



The September jobs report turned out to be a disappointment with fewer than anticipated jobs gains and labor force participation at its lowest rate since October of 1977.


CNBC’s Squawk Box discussion of the disappointing report quickly turned to Federal Reserve policy and whether it vindicated the Fed’s decision not to raise rates, or just proved they missed their chance to do so.



Candidate Donald Trump recently released his tax plan and the media were all over it. However, CBS seemed to suffer a case of amnesia between two broadcasts on its network.


During the morning of Sept. 28, CBS found support for the plan, but by evening (when far more people were watching), CBS seemed to have forgotten all about it.



Associated Press (AP), the arbiters of style for journalism, issued new rules related to global warming and climate change coverage, infuriating liberal environmentalists.


Their anger stemmed from AP’s guidance which said to use the label “climate change doubters” or “those who reject mainstream climate science” when discussing those that do not accept man-made climate change, rather than “skeptics” or “deniers.”



The left is up in arms over the pharmaceutical CEO who raised prices for a drug mostly used by AIDS patients by more than 5,000 percent, but experts CNBC interviewed said regulatory barriers helped make it possible.


Founder and CEO of Turing Pharmaceutical, Martin Shkreli bought the generic drug Daraprim, which is used for parasitic infections in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals. He hiked its cost from $13.50 a pill to $750, a whopping 5,455 percent.



Paul Krugman’s anti-austerity, pro-Keynesian views sounds like a broken record, even to the left-wing publications that agree with him.


Mike Pesca, who has a daily podcast for Salon called “The Gist,” said that the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s opinion columns for The New York Times are getting tiresome because he mostly talks about the same three things. Pesca noted, “He says austerity is bad, inflation fears are overblown and Keynes was right. I get it. I agree.”



Businessman and reality TV star, Mark Cuban, seems to be jealous of the attention Donald Trump has received while campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination. In an email exchange with CNBC, Cuban discussed how presidential campaigning has changed and how he would structure his own campaign.


When he was asked whether he would run for president, he responded: “I get asked every day. It's a fun idea to toss around. If I ran as a Dem, I know I could beat Hillary Clinton. And if it was me vs. Trump, I would crush him. No doubt about it."



This morning, on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison urged the government to stay out of the railroad industry and allow businesses to upgrade the infrastructure and manage the system themselves.


Harrison also called into question the railroad’s common carrier obligation, which forces railroads to haul goods, even if it is not profitable. His comments also fly in the face of the media’s ongoing push to spend billions on infrastructure. Whenever there are bridge problems, train crashes and more, journalists push hard to spend.



As part of its HighTaxHillary campaign, Americans for Tax Reform has rediscovered video of Hillary Clinton supporting a 25-percent tax on gun sales. She lent her support for the gun tax during a Senate Finance Committee hearing back in 1993, while she was First Lady.

ATR released a story and accompanying video on Sept. 8, but the major media have yet to cover the story in the two days since.



You know there’s a problem when a former CEO of a major American company says American CEOs are probably closer to the Chinese premier than they are to President Obama.

This morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the hosts and guest were discussing the upcoming visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to meet with President Obama and a number of American CEOs. They were explaining how there may be mixed messages and difficulties with the premier meeting with the president, and then business executives.



The seas are rising and Sandy-like storm surges are going to be a “new normal,” according to Slate.

Slate’s Bad Astronomy writer Phil Plait highlighted a NASA study that showed a rise in sea levels since 1992 in his Aug. 31 article. Repeated the fears of many climate alarmists, he blamed that rise on global warming and warned, “[w]e’ll see beaches disappear, coastlines changed.”



The Huffington Post wrote  about claims the Koch brothers “exacerbated the impact of Hurricane Katrina and stalled the Gulf Coast’s recovery.”

The Aug. 27, article was based off of a new report by the Bridge Project. Bridge is, according to HuffPost, part of the “Democratic opposition research group American Bridge” and is “dedicated to opposing the conservative movement’s extreme ideology and exposing its dishonest tactics.”