Feel the Bern? CNBC Hammers Sanders Adviser Over Democratic Socialism

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June 14th, 2019 3:56 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hit the campaign trail promoting “Democratic socialism” and claiming President Donald Trump supports “corporate socialism for the rich and powerful.” CNBC anchor Joe Kernen demanded clear definitions and answers from a Sanders adviser on June 13, attempting to learn whether democratic socialism would really mean more entitlements and…
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Shark Tank Star Destroys Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

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June 7th, 2019 3:52 PM
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and CEO Gerald Storch brought a free market reality check to Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) arguments for a $15 minimum wage on CNBC’s Squawk Box June 6. Sanders went to Arkansas to attack Walmart over wages and demanded at its annual shareholders meeting that it raise wages even more on June 5. O’Leary and Storch both…

Dems’ Wall Street Tax Plans Fall Flat on CNBC

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May 24th, 2019 10:57 AM
Even CNBC's more liberal anchor wasn't thrilled with newly announced plans from Democratic candidates to tax Wall Street transactions. Reporter Ylan Mui told Squawk Box viewers on May 23 about plans from liberal candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) to tax Wall Street to pay for…
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Obama-Era Cheerleader Liesman Downplays Economy's Third-Quarter Growth

December 2nd, 2017 9:41 AM
At CNBC Wednesday morning, just after the release of the government's GDP report, Squawk Box panelist Steve Liesman appeared to do everything he could to downplay the significance, and even the relevance, of the 3.3 percent annualized growth estimate. At the end of the segment, he gave away his ignorance when he expressed outrage that the tax bill currently under consideration in Congress,…

AT&T CEO Tells CNBC Tax Reform Will Spur Investment, Hiring

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May 4th, 2017 3:20 PM
The CEO of AT&T insisted that tax reform spurs business investment, which will lead to hiring and wage growth in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box a week after the president proposed reforms. AT&T CEO and chairman Randall Stephenson sat down with the Squawk Box crew on May 4, to discuss several issues including the possibility and impact of a tax reform plan on the U.S. economy.…
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Hey, Journalists: Another ‘Blowout’ Jobs Report

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April 5th, 2017 3:06 PM
Good things come in threes. This is the third month in a row for a strong jobs report. The question is: Will journalists continue to ignore the good economic news under President Donald Trump? The stock market surged April 5, after news of what CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman called “another blowout” jobs report from the ADP private payroll. According to the…
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CNBC’s Kernen Slams Media Support for Liberal Obstruction

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March 30th, 2017 4:00 PM
One CNBC anchor thinks the media are “in cahoots with the hating party” and it’s hurting the president’s ability to function with Congress. Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen blasted the media for unequivocal support of Democrat obstruction of President Donald Trump’s economic agenda. He specifically criticized the liberal press for ignoring one Congresswoman’s…
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Former Obama Official Tries to Backtrack After Implying Intel Leaks

March 30th, 2017 11:28 AM
On CNBC’s Squawk Box on March 30, a former senior Obama administration official tried to take back her earlier admission that the former administration tried to “get as much information” as possible on Trump and his associates before the transition of power – but she only dug herself in deeper.
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Frustrated CNBC Anchor Says We ‘Need Term Limits’

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March 17th, 2017 5:49 PM
Seeing a conservative and a liberal agree on the idea of term limits is quite unusual. Though they don’t usually agree on much, CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchors Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin both praised the idea of term limits for members of Congress. Frustrated with Congress’s lack of progress on Trump’s agenda, Kernen argued that getting substantial change passed…
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Home Depot Co-Founder Praises Trump Tax Plan

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March 14th, 2017 2:49 PM
Add Home Depot Co-founder Ken Langone to the list of business leaders endorsing Trump’s economic agenda. After blasting the “irrelevant” liberal media for obstructing President Trump, Langone warned Republicans of the importance of advancing Trump’s plans for major tax reform. “Republicans, Democrats, the media, everybody was against Trump,” Langone said Feb.…
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CNBC’s Kernen Says Trumponomics ‘Optimism’ Helped Jobs

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March 10th, 2017 5:09 PM
The economic optimism of Donald Trump’s election is becoming harder to deny, although many liberals are still trying. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced March 10, that the U.S. economy added 235,000 new jobs in February, beating estimates by 38,000.  Following that news, CNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen argued Trump instilled confidence in the economy by…
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CNBC’s Santelli: People Want to ‘Put Cold Water’ on Trump Rally

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February 17th, 2017 3:11 PM
Rather than rejoice over the stock market rally, many people are pushing economic pessimism and that upset CNBC’s Rick Santelli. The CNBC editor and contributor complained about the pessimism on Squawk Box Feb. 16. “Much of the world always finds something to cheer about, always finds hope in every stock market. This particular rally, because of the president, everybody wants to put…
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NYSE Group President Says Trump’s Economic Plans ‘Already Working’

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January 19th, 2017 5:03 PM
It’s working. President-elect Donald Trump’s talk of lowering corporate tax rates and reducing regulation is already helping the economy, according to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Group President Tom Farley. Farley shared his views on the economy and the causes of the recent stock market rally with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Jan. 18. Squawk Box anchors interviewed…

Media Predictably Mock Trump’s HUD Secretary Pick Ben Carson

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December 5th, 2016 10:07 PM
After Donald Trump chose former presidential candidate Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), journalists ridiculed the choice, mocked Carson’s beliefs and labeled him a “scammer.” Squawk Box co-anchor Joe Kernen anticipated the liberal media reaction on Dec. 5, saying, "Let's see, he's not a billionaire, so how's the…