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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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‘They Hate Texas,’ CNBC Contributor Says of New York Times

June 4th, 2015 11:34 AM
The New York Times is just “one big sort of op-ed” that hates Texas, according to CNBC. Hosts of CNBC’s Squawk Box discussed a New York Times article critical of Texas economy with former Former Dallas Federal Reserve President and current CNBC contributor Richard Fisher on June 4.

NBC's Richard Engel Admits U.S. Relations Have Not Improved With a Sin

May 29th, 2014 2:50 PM
On the May 29 edition of CNBC’s Squawk Box, Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, conceded that he could not name a single nation where relations have improved with the United States since President Obama took office six years ago. Engel generally stays above the political fray, so this admission about the president’s  foreign policy is revealing.…

Former Majority Leader Dick Armey Credits CNBC's Santelli for Sparking

August 19th, 2010 3:33 PM
February 2009 was a pretty dark time for the conservative movement. The arguably most liberal president in the history of the United States has been sworn in to office just weeks early. The Congress had solid Democratic majorities in both chambers. And there were overtures that only way to save the nation from suffering the worst of a downtrodden economy was through an avalanche of costly…

CNBC Elitism: Harwood Claims Public Doesn’t Know Enough to Make Judg

January 22nd, 2010 3:53 PM
CNBC "Squawk Box" co-hosts Joe Kernen and Becky Quick get it. Unfortunately, their CNBC colleague that covers Washington, D.C. for the network doesn't. On the Jan. 22 broadcast, Harwood appeared on the program to give a status report on the current version of health care reform being negotiated in Congress and what it means in the aftermath of Scott Brown's filibuster-proof busting…

CNBC's Erin Burnett's Revelation: Snuggie Sales Prove TV isn't Dead

January 29th, 2009 12:12 PM
Who would have thought a blanket with sleeves, available in a variety of pastel colors, could serve as an economic indicator? While several sectors of industry are seeking bailout money in some form or another, the Snuggie, an oversized fleece blanket with sleeves featured in cable television ads, is one of the good-news business stories of 2009. According to an article in the Jan. 27 USA Today…

Corzine 'Not Going to Say Never' to Treasury Position

November 5th, 2008 2:25 PM
Who's going to be the leader of the financial world in the role of Treasury Secretary under President Obama? It may be Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, who has pushed for an additional economic stimulus package to the tune of $300 billion to support infrastructure projects. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla asked Corzine outright on "Squawk Box" if he would accept a job in the Obama…

CNBC: Obama Win 'Great' for Limbaugh, Hannity

November 4th, 2008 12:38 PM
An Obama victory could boost conservative talk show hosts according to CNBC's "Squawk Box" this election day. The show was more skeptical over the future of left-wing talk. Always with the rhetorical questions, Joe Kernen got things started: Who is going to win in terms of the cable wars? ... Are we going to become totally nonpartisan now? Do you think that we will be able to bury…

CNBC Host: Joe the Plumber 'Would be Huge' Any Other Year

October 16th, 2008 4:37 PM
It may not have been "huge" when CNBC's Joe Kernen said it but the dude has been on practically every news station by now. Kernen told chief Washington correspondent John Harwood that the "Joe the plumber" story "would be huge" and even a "bombshell," in any other election year. Kernen said voters "don't care" because they are buying into Sen.…

CNBC: Congressional Republicans ‘Hate Wall Street

September 25th, 2008 4:04 PM
If you don't give me money, I won't bail you out! Conservative opposition to a federal bailout of financial institutions is over campaign donations, not a desire to uphold sound market principles, according to CNBC. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent John Harwood said Sept. 25 on "Squawk Box" that he had a conversation with "a top Republican member of congress last night…

CNBC Reporters Draw 'Scary' Comparisons Between Lehman, Bear Stearns

September 12th, 2008 2:18 PM
In light of their reporting on the failure of investment firm Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC), it seems CNBC reporters aren't "tip-toeing around on eggshells" when reporting about problems at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LEH). On CNBC's "Squawk Box," reporter Charlie Gasparino told co-host Joe Kernen, "I will say this about the Bear Stearns thing when…

CNBC’S Harwood: ‘Left-of Center Bias’ is Real

September 3rd, 2008 11:09 AM
John Harwood, CNBC's chief Washington Correspondent, admitted this morning "that people who talk about bias in the mainstream press, left of center bias, are not imagining things."  He went on to explain, "It has to do with the kind of people who go into journalism, okay? So I'm not arguing with that general notion.  I think that those of us in journalism have to do our best to try…

CNBC Anchor ‘Embarrassed’ by Media Obsessions with Palin Pregnancy

September 2nd, 2008 12:17 PM
Sex sells, even during a presidential election. But that doesn't mean journalists have to be happy about it. CNBC's "Squawk Box" co-host Joe Kernen took a moment during a panel discussion September 2 to take a shot at the onslaught of coverage over presumptive vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's daughter's pregnancy. You know as a member of the media I'm just kind of…

Barron's: 'It's Almost as if Obama Wants to Repeat the Mistakes of Her

August 25th, 2008 6:21 PM
It seems like a no-brainer: Raising taxes is bad. It's a shame that Barron's is one of the few outlets to pick up on it. An economic plan floated out by Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, Ill., would raise taxes on incomes above $250,000 - with the highest rate at 39.6 percent - and redistribute the wealth to the poor and middle-class. But that would be a big mistake, according…