John Harwood

John Harwood


a Dad who covers Washington, the economy and national politics for CNBC. Find my Speakeasy interviews at https://t.co/1W6sZssXTB

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revered wartime presidents have displayed unshakeable will Trump has flip-flopped throughout coronavirus battle - on whether threat even existed, whether hospitals need requested equipment, whether to use wartime powers, whether to back off the fight

libertarian law professor defending his claim that health officials have “gone overboard”: EPSTEIN: Bill Gates agrees with me. CHOTINER: What does he agree with you on? EPSTEIN: He thinks you have to relax the economic lockdown restrictions. too severe.

the big picture: Trump’s behavior just now - wildly targeting medical providers as well as journalists - lacked dignity, maturity and composure but it covered a huge presidential retreat away from easing coronavirus restrictions, toward extending them as health advisers wanted

@aedwardslevy  @jbenderyvery  best of all versions is Bonnie Raitt live at Madison Square Garden on album cut from 1979 No-Nukes concert achingly beautiful

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it happened in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 under President Obama

her husband is a billionaire coal-mining magnate

it did happen. 2014 Q2/Q3: 4.6%/5.2% which actually is higher than: 2017 Q2/Q3: 3.1%/3.0% magic

the Dow increased more in Obama’s first 11 months (29%) than Trump’s (24%)

if you wonder why some NFL players take a knee, watch this

President Trump on US coronavirus cases Feb 27: “the 15, within a couple of days, is going to be down to close to zero” public health authorities ten days later: 550 US cases in 34 states and DC

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