John Harwood is Editor at Large for CNBC covering Washington and hosts the CNBC Digital original video series "Speakeasy with John Harwood."
Harwood was born in Louisville, Ky., and grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of the nation's capital. He has been around journalism and politics all his life; his first trip on a presidential campaign press plane came when he was 11 years old and accompanied his father, then a political reporter for The Washington Post.
While still in high school, he began his journalism career as a copy boy at The Washington Star. He studied history and economics at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in 1978. Harwood subsequently joined The St. Petersburg Times, reporting on police, investigative projects, local government and politics. Later he became state capital correspondent in Tallahassee, Washington correspondent and political editor. While covering national politics, he also traveled extensively to South Africa, where he covered deepening unrest against the apartheid regime.
In 1989, Harwood was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he spent the 1989-90 academic year. In 1991, he joined The Wall Street Journal as White House correspondent, covering the administration of George H. W. Bush. Later Harwood reported on Congress. In 1997, he became The Wall Street Journal's political editor and chief political correspondent.
While at The Wall Street Journal, Harwood wrote the newspaper's political column, "Washington Wire," and oversaw the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In March 2006, he joined CNBC as Chief Washington Correspondent.
In addition to CNBC, Harwood offers political analysis on NBC and NPR, among others. Harwood has covered each of the last nine presidential elections.
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Trump and his supporters had hoped the report would back up their claims of political bias from entrenched forces within the government that oppose the president's policies.
Candidate Trump touted negotiating skill as his foremost credential for the presidency. His eagerness did not produce concrete results.
While some fear a return to "fire and fury" and others still hope for a denuclearization breakthrough, the most likely outcome is the start of negotiations without guarantees.
Trump stated no conditions for returning Russia to international favor on the same morning he impugned Canada's honesty.
Republicans, as the party in power now, have bigger challenges. Just 32 percent of voters say their representative in Congress deserves re-election.
Just because Trump's gut-level appeals worked among Republicans doesn't mean Schultz could persuade Democrats.
On the overriding American priority of eliminating Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, there's still no sign of major breakthroughs anytime soon.
Mainstream economists across the political spectrum agree the tariffs will have a negative impact on the economy.
ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne" after its namesake's racist tweet shows the country is moving in the right direction.
The collapse of a scheduled nuclear summit makes it hard to avoid the conclusion that, on North Korea, President Trump didn't know what he was doing, CNBC's John Harwood writes.