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Larry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow
Senior Contributor, CNBC

Trump Has Putin Over A Barrel

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany in this still image taken from video, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Steffen Kugler/Courtesy of Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS

A few years back, in one of his finest moments, Senator John McCain said on a Sunday talk show that “Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country.” It was right when he said it, and it’s even more right today.

Keeping Freedom And Growth In The Fourth

6:09 PM 07/03/2017

What is the Fourth of July? It’s a wonderful time. We’re outdoors. We’re with family and friends. We’re playing golf or fishing. There are barbecues and baseball and fireworks and all that good stuff.

Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi, And A Return to Civility

5:58 PM 06/16/2017

Sometimes terrible tragedies can bring us together, and I’m hopeful that somehow a lasting good will come out of the ballfield shooting in Alexandria, Va. Maybe even a rebirth of civility, which has virtually disappeared from politics, and perhaps our culture as well.

Three Easy Pieces: A Simple Get-It-Done-Now Economic Plan

10:22 PM 06/08/2017

Now that the Jim Comey hearing is complete, it’s time for everybody to roll up their sleeves and go back to work on returning the country to prosperity. The most populist policy would be to restore a long-lasting, deep-rooted prosperity for every single American.

President Trump’s Growth Budget

10:24 AM 05/29/2017

When OMB director Mick Mulvaney unveiled the new Trump budget, he used language that is so important -- although we haven’t heard it in so many years.

Tactical Nuclear Option Inside Reconciliation

11:19 AM 04/10/2017

“Drain the swamp.” It was one of President Trump’s most powerful messages on the way to victory. Shake up Washington. Break a few eggs to create a new omelet. Overturn the establishment.

To Make The AHCA Better, The GOP Has To Practice Bipartisanship Within Itself

11:19 AM 03/15/2017

The good should never be the evil of the perfect. The Paul Ryan health-care bill is a very good first step. Massive repeal of Obamacare tax hikes will be great for the economy. Getting rid of the Affordable Care Act mandates will be great for health care. Private-sector competition and choice are always better than government-run anything. The GOP has to practice bipartisanship within itself.

Optimism Reigned In Trump’s First Address to Congress

9:49 PM 03/01/2017

The mark of great presidents is optimism -- visionary optimism and transformational optimism. During Tuesday night’s remarkable speech before Congress, Donald Trump was brimming with optimism, from start to end. My guess is that his marvelous speech will imbue and inspire new optimism and confidence throughout the entire country.

Why Not 100-Year U.S. Treasury Bonds?

10:07 AM 12/12/2016

If President-elect Donald Trump’s economic growth plan -- slashing business and personal marginal tax rates and rolling back costly business regulations -- is achieved next year, the economy could break out with 4 to 5 percent growth. And that means much higher interest rates.

Just the Facts, Ma’am

12:16 PM 10/31/2016

We knew there could be a big October surprise before this bizarre and unpopular election finally came to an end. But who knew it would come from e-mails found on a device used by former Rep. Anthony Weiner that was confiscated by the FBI after he sexted an underage woman -- an act that cost him his job, his income, and his marriage?

Finding Strength In Melania Trump

12:05 PM 10/19/2016

When the now-infamous Donald Trump/Billy Bush audio feed was released, my confidence in Donald Trump all but evaporated. The so-called locker-room conversation -- about kissing, groping, and fondling women -- was worse than locker room. It was vile, vulgar, and inexcusable for a grown man.

Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth: From JFK, To Reagan, To Trump

4:26 PM 09/19/2016

Fifty-four years ago, at the Economic Club of New York, President John F. Kennedy unveiled a dramatic tax-cut plan to revive the long-stagnant U.S. economy. He proposed lowering marginal tax rates for all taxpayers and reducing the corporate tax. He advised lowering the top tax rate from 91 to 65 percent and closing tax loopholes. Five times during the speech he used the word “incentives.”