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Apologies to the Talking Heads, but you might ask yourself… how did we get here? I’m talking, of course, about Ukraine becoming Ground Zero for America’s impeachment inquiry. And it’s a good question! It begins long before President Trump asked … Continue reading
Deunking the misinformation coming out of the White House following President Trump’s order to withdraw US troops out of northern Syria. As Trump’s own former special envoy Brett McGurk said, “Mr. President: With all due respect, none of this is … Continue reading
The 2020 election can be called “That 70s Show.” All the top-tier presidential candidates are over 70 years old for the first time in modern US history. My latest Reality Check for CNN New Day.
On the eve of CNN’s presidential town hall on gay rights, I chart America’s gains on gay rights and the obstacles that still exist. We’re still capable of bridging deep cultural divides and making progress, however fitfully and imperfectly.
There’s no White House ability to determine the order or process of an impeachment inquiry. They are careening towards a Richard Nixon situation of: obstruction, abuse of power, and contempt to Congress. This is a stonewall stall strategy.
“I want you all to stonewall it.” That’s what Nixon said during the Watergate impeachment inquiry and now the Trump administration is echoing his approach.
Trump has undone decades of Republican warnings about Russia as a bad actor on the world stage. In today’s I look at how the President’s recent foreign policy decisions, including pulling US troops from northern Syria, have helped advanced Russia’s … Continue reading
President Trump’s attempt to “reframe his re-election around being an anti-corruption crusader” doesn’t add up. They’ve proposed cutting the budget devoted to “fighting corruption” by 40%.
A “very stable genius” who “watches his words carefully” wouldn’t be talking about coups and treason and civil war. None of this is normal.
Protecting whistleblowers is an idea almost as old as the Republic itself.
In today’s Reality Check, I look at the signature moves by some of President Trump’s allies in their attempts to defend him, including the “Deep State Dodge” and “the Ron Burgundy.”
Last week, acting DNI Joseph Maguire told Congress that election security was the biggest challenge the US faces. We can’t allow anyone to undermine the integrity of our election system. And that includes the President
There are principles at stake set out by the Founding Fathers. Problem is they’re likely to get obscured under an avalanche of partisan theatrics and situational ethics.
I look at the growing list of threats against journalists since Trump took office. No American President has so consistently threatened the media … The damage to our democracy is real.
All The President’s Projections – these projections may be absurd but they serve a serious political purpose… they muddy the waters between fact and fiction.
In today’s Reality Check, I talk to legal analysts and government experts to put the latest Trump scandal in perspective. “It’s a mistake to look at this through the narrow lens of criminal statutes. This is bigger than that. We … Continue reading
Mr. President, it’s not that we’re too dumb to believe you said something inappropriate to a foreign leader. It’s that we’re too smart to forget that you’ve done it before.
Look at what he does rather than listen to what he says. Because when it comes to his promises of clean air, President Trump is all hot air.
A House committee launched an investigation looking into whether Transportation Secy. Elaine Chao is using her office to benefit a business run by her family. It’s happening against the backdrop of an administration that is eroding ethical norms.
I explain why today’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th District is a test of the Trump re-election playbook that paints Democrats as radical socialists.