Larry Kudlow Finally Gets the Nod

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard
Larry Kudlow got blindsided in 2017 when President Trump was putting together his White House staff. He was a Trump loyalist, having announced his support at approximately the moment Trump announced his candidacy. And he and his partner Stephen Mooreâ??both longtime advocates of supply-side, or growth, economicsâ??had crafted Trump's tax cut plan during the campaign. It's the plan that went on to become the framework for the sweeping tax measure enacted in December.Kudlow appeared wired to become the top economic adviser at the White House, a job that would put him in closer proximity to the...

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee ...

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