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John Avlon Trump Allies Question Loyalty of Military Heroes – CNN

Trump Allies Question Loyalty of Military Heroes – CNN

President Trump and his allies are questioning the loyalty of military heroes and life-long public servants who have testified in the impeachment inquiry.

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John Avlon The Lock-Them-Up Election – CNN

The Lock-Them-Up Election – CNN

“The ‘Lock Them Up’ Election”: We’re headed for something ugly in the United States — an election in which hard partisans on both sides want to see their opponents jailed. This is banana republic stuff, and it’s happening on our … Continue reading

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John Avlon Trumps Demands Credit for Al-Baghdadi Death, Slams Obama in Process – CNN

Trumps Demands Credit for Al-Baghdadi Death, Slams Obama in Process – CNN

In the history of American presidents announcing the deaths of enemies, President Trump’s speech about al-Baghdadi sticks out. We know that size matters a lot to this President, but we didn’t know it extended to the killing of terrorists.

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John Avlon The Danger or Democrats Lurching to the Left – CNN

The Danger or Democrats Lurching to the Left – CNN

Democrats are still more than capable of screwing up the 2020 election by lurching too far left and playing into Republican hands, despite support growing for Trump impeachment.

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John Avlon The Strange Ukraine Backstory of Impeachment – CNN

The Strange Ukraine Backstory of Impeachment – CNN

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

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John Avlon Disinformation Complicates Syrian Crisis – CNN

Disinformation Complicates Syrian Crisis – CNN

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

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John Avlon That 70s Show: 2020 Election Edition – CNN

That 70s Show: 2020 Election Edition – CNN

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.

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John Avlon Gay Rights: Overcoming Polarization and Prejudice – CNN

Gay Rights: Overcoming Polarization and Prejudice – CNN

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.

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John Avlon Whitehouse Refuses to Cooperate with Congress – CNN

Whitehouse Refuses to Cooperate with Congress – CNN

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.    

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John Avlon Impeachment Then and Now: Comparing Trump to Nixon – CNN

Impeachment Then and Now: Comparing Trump to Nixon – CNN

“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.

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John Avlon Why Does Trump Keep Advancing Putin’s Foreign Policy – CNN

Why Does Trump Keep Advancing Putin’s Foreign Policy – CNN

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

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John Avlon Absurdity Alert: Trump Makes Corruption a 2020 Issue – CNN

Absurdity Alert: Trump Makes Corruption a 2020 Issue – CNN

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%.  

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John Avlon President Trump’s Reality Distortion Field Strategy – CNN

President Trump’s Reality Distortion Field Strategy – CNN

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.  

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John Avlon Protecting Whistleblowers: Almost As Old as the US Itself – CNN

Protecting Whistleblowers: Almost As Old as the US Itself – CNN

Protecting whistleblowers is an idea almost as old as the Republic itself.    

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John Avlon President Trump’s Fact Free Defense on Ukraine – CNN

President Trump’s Fact Free Defense on Ukraine – CNN

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.”  

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John Avlon Whistleblower Complaint Intensifies Debate Over Election Security – CNN

Whistleblower Complaint Intensifies Debate Over Election Security – CNN

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

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John Avlon Impeachment and the Abuse of Power – CNN

Impeachment and the Abuse of Power – CNN

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.  

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John Avlon Threats Against Journalism Increase Under Trump – CNN

Threats Against Journalism Increase Under Trump – CNN

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.

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John Avlon All the President’s Projections – CNN

All the President’s Projections – CNN

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.

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John Avlon Trump’s Whistleblower Woes Are Worse Than He Thinks – CNN

Trump’s Whistleblower Woes Are Worse Than He Thinks – CNN

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

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