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John Avlon Countdown to Iowa – GMA

Countdown to Iowa – GMA

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John Avlon GOP Contenders Take Aim – CBS Early Show

GOP Contenders Take Aim – CBS Early Show

John Avlon and Margaret Hoover discuss the GOP presidential canidates on the CBS Early Show. Discussions about Rick Perry, Paul Ryan, mobilizing the Republican base, and what options the Republicans have for the 2012 Elections.

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John Avlon Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast

Exclusive: Congressional Ethics Probe Adds to Michele Bachmann’s Political Woes – The Daily Beast

The Hindenburg. The Titanic. Michele Bachmann. Eighteen months ago, the Minnesota House member was considered an unlikely but undeniable Republican rising star, winning the Iowa straw poll that unofficially begins the primary season. Today, she is embroiled in a litany … Continue reading

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John Avlon John Avlon Hosts – OutFront – CNN

John Avlon Hosts – OutFront – CNN

John Avlon talks about Republican’s efforts to repeal Heath Care and other political topics of the day as he hosts CNN’s Out Front on July 2, 2012.

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John Avlon The Obama Haters Book Club: The Canon Swells – The Daily Beast

The Obama Haters Book Club: The Canon Swells – The Daily Beast

Welcome to the Obama Haters Book Club—a parallel universe of fear mongering for fun and profit. Over the past four years, no less than 89 obsessively anti-Obama books have been published, as now catalogued by The Daily Beast. I’m not … Continue reading

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John Avlon Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In – The Daily Beast

Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In – The Daily Beast

The ex-governor and VP pick railed against political consultants at CPAC. But her latest FEC filings show they took millions of dollars from her in the last election cycle. She’s baaaack. Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and … Continue reading

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What GOP Can Learn from Cuccinelli’s Tanking Bid in Virginia – CNN

Virginia is a cautionary tale for conservatives this year. And those Republicans who always argue that their party wins when it moves further to the right are going to have a lot of explaining to do after Election Day. Polls … Continue reading

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Weiner, Spitzer Out: Thank You New York – CNN.com

Twelve years ago, New York City taught the nation about resilience in the face of a massive attack. On Tuesday, New York again taught the nation that character counts. There is, of course, no comparison between the horror of 9/11 … Continue reading

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John Avlon The Changing Face of the U.S. Electorate – CNN.com

The Changing Face of the U.S. Electorate – CNN.com

John King speaks with Margaret Hoover and John Avlon about how Pres. Obama was able to win despite losing white vote.  

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John Avlon October Game Changers – CNN

October Game Changers – CNN

Brooke speaks with CNN contributors John Avlon and Margaret Hoover about how unexpected events can impact close races.  

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John Avlon Busting Campaign Myths with Margaret Hoover and Errol Louis – OutFront – CNN

Busting Campaign Myths with Margaret Hoover and Errol Louis – OutFront – CNN

CNN contributor John Avlon talks to NY1 anchor Errol Louis and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover about the top three campaign myths that voters should be aware of heading to the polls this November.

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Michele Bachmann Is Done: Her Hostage Tape to Reality – The Daily Beast

Our long national nightmare is over. Well, that’s overstating it. But the congresswoman who represented the worst of modern American politics more than she ever tried to represent her Minnesota constituents has announced that she will not run for reelection. … Continue reading

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How Did ‘Patriot’ Become a Dirty Word? – CNN.com

On Memorial Day, we honor those patriots who gave “the last full measure of devotion” — in Abraham Lincoln’s words — and died defending our freedom and union. But this Memorial Day is partly clouded by the resurgence of partisan … Continue reading

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Hispanic Outreach Director Explains Why He Said ‘Adios’ to the GOP – The Daily Beast

Conservatives should consider this a warning sign. The Republican National Committee’s former Hispanic outreach director for Florida has left the GOP and registered as a Democrat, citing a “culture of intolerance.” Pablo Pantoja is a decorated Iraq war vet who … Continue reading

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With Benghazi Video, Karl Rove Kicks Off 2016 With Hillary Clinton Hit – The Daily Beast

Less than five months after Barack Obama began his second term, the 2016 presidential campaign kicked off this weekend with a Benghazi-themed attack ad that takes direct aim at Hillary Clinton. The 90-second web ad, called “Benghazi”, was issued by … Continue reading

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Mark Sanford Is the Comeback Kid, Winning SC Congressional Seat – The Daily Beast

The redemption tour is over and Congress has a new Comeback Kid. Scandal-laden former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford won back his old congressional seat on Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch by a 54 percent to 45 percent … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Colbert Busch and Mark Sanford Clash at South Carolina Debate – The Daily Beast

There was rolling thunder and rain outside the Citadel on Monday night, but the lightning was inside the packed auditorium where Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch clashed in the one debate of the one congressional race in the country … Continue reading

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Mark Sanford Ditched by NRCC, but Counting Him Out Would Be Unwise – The Daily Beast

Leave it to the National Republican Congressional Committee to take a bad situation and make it worse. After the unwelcome revelation that former South Carolina governor and GOP congressional nominee Mark Sanford has been accused of trespassing by his ex-wife, … Continue reading

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South Carolina Special Election Has All the Makings of a Scandal-Filled Telenovela – The Daily Beast

This is one local election that’s going to get national attention. With Mark Sanford’s victory in the Republican runoff Tuesday night, South Carolina’s May 7 congressional special election will be packed with enough scandal, redemption, and gender-war themes to fill … Continue reading

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Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In – The Daily Beast

Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for Bear,” which presented the former Alaska governor as the new kingmaker for conservative populists in the GOP. … Continue reading

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