CNBC's John Harwood speaks to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), about his efforts to pass reform bills and the president's willingness to tackle tough fiscal issues. Ryan says Harry Reid is preventing President Obama from making difficult decisions.» Read More
He hit all the right notes. Overtax. Overspend. Over-regulate. Central planning. Command-and-control of the U.S. economy. All in the name of a dubious global-warming theory.
It has become crystal clear a major political storm is brewing. "Change" is a nebulous rallying cry that by itself doesn't mean much in particular. But it may be an effective one for Democrats nevertheless because of the level of unhappiness with the way things are.
Polls are mixed on the McCain-Obama race for president. But there are some good things coming out of the McCain story. First on the polls: Rasmussen has McCain four points ahead, 46-42.
Sen. Joe Lieberman gave a brilliant speech last night at Commentary magazine’s annual dinner at the University Club in New York. It was one hell of a great talk. Joe Lieberman was incredibly impressive. Absolutely brilliant.
Up until last month, AMGN had been atop the list of pharmaceutical manufacturer donors and PFE was in a close second. But the CRP says they flip-flopped in the most recent month that figures are available. So far, in the 2008 election cycle, Pfizer's given $862,000 to candidates and Amgen has forked over $852,000.
President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain went to bat on energy policy this week. And guess what? They both struck out. Bush went hat in hand to the Saudis to ask for more oil production in order to bring down world prices.
The following is a transcript of my conversation on last night’s Kudlow & Company with Chief Deputy Minority Whip Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on the various ethical and political hurdles facing Republicans.
As good as John McCain’s pro-growth, supply-side tax plan is, his cap-and-trade strategy unveiled this morning is very hard for conservatives to swallow. The whole cap-and-trade experience in Europe and elsewhere reveals that this is a huge government command-and-control operation that taxes, spends, and regulates on a grand scale.
The day after North Carolina and Indiana the Intrade pay-to-play betting odds in the race for president show Obama at 54 percent and McCain at 38 percent. But wait — it gets worse. The Democrats are favored to win the House and Senate by over 90 percent.
It's funny the way politicians in different circumstances and different parties try to surf the same waves. I saw John McCain speak in Baton Rouge last night. He made an argument about government reform that mirrored the successful campaign themes of Louisiana's new governor Bobby Jindal
No, that's not a typo. There's at least one type of alternative energy that will almost certainly benefit from a Republican presidency.
In the three decades that I've been covering politicians, I've rarely met one more in sync with reporters than John McCain. And I don't say that because we wore precisely the same tie today.
I just wrapped up a lengthy interview with Republican presidential nominee John McCain. We spent some time discussing his recent statements on corporate greed and excessive CEO pay. It was a very lively debate. I asked Sen. McCain if he doesn’t sound a lot like Hillary and Obama on all this stuff.
In politics first impressions matter a lot, and John McCain made a good one on the American people in 2000. It still benefits him today now that he has locked up the GOP presidential nomination.
When the 2008 presidential race began in earnest last year, no one could have imagined the Iraq war as a change of subject. But that’s what it was when Congressional testimony took John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama away from the top campaign issue--the slumping economy.
What follows is the transcript of my interview on Kudlow and Company last night with former Republican presidential candidate, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The rapid progress in Washington on bipartisan housing legislation, as on the earlier stimulus legislation, shows how strongly fear can change the mind of politicians. Congressional Republicans, taking cues from their free-market leader at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, had generally been keeping their distance from the idea that further action is necessary on the housing mess.
When I heard a soundbite with Sen. Hillary Clinton on CNBC's "Kudlow & Company" last night, it reminded me to check and see if the Center for Responsive Politics had updated its monthly campaign contribution data.
Pollster Frank Newport, a Kudlow & Company regular and editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll, revealed some very interesting information this morning. These numbers below are a big deal.
Hillary’s fictitious tale of sniper fire in Bosnia might help Obama, but the real winner here is John McCain. The CBS footage making the rounds clearly refutes the former first lady’s claim that she had to run for cover from sniper fire when she got off the plane in Bosnia.