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John Avlon Journalism During the Disinformation Age – Reliable Sources – CNN

Journalism During the Disinformation Age – Reliable Sources – CNN

I believe we will look back on this as one of the best times to be a journalist.  Not because it was easy, but because it was hard and our mission is clear.  

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John Avlon Battle for North Carolina House Seat Cracks Open in Trump’s 2020 Playbook – CNN

Battle for North Carolina House Seat Cracks Open in Trump’s 2020 Playbook – CNN

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.  

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John Avlon Pompeo Defends Trump’s Foreign Policy Stumbles – CNN

Pompeo Defends Trump’s Foreign Policy Stumbles – CNN

Trump inviting the Taliban to Camp David days before 9/11…as well as offering up some fact-challenged statements on North Korea and Iran. Secretary Pompeo defended the worst ideas from a President –that’s full of them.  

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John Avlon Sharpie-gate is not about the Sharpie – CNN

Sharpie-gate is not about the Sharpie – CNN

Sharpie-gate is not about the Sharpie. It’s about the President’s refusal to recognize reality. Imagining Trump without a Sharpie and a grudge is like imagining Picasso without a paintbrush or John Wayne without a gun.

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John Avlon Stunning House Turnover Under President Trump – CNN

Stunning House Turnover Under President Trump – CNN

Republicans strongly support President Trump, but I see a counter-trend — an exodus away from the Party of Trump with a 38% turnover in the House GOP. It’s not a sign of strength or stability. It’s a sign of moral … Continue reading

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John Avlon How Popular Are Democratic Candidates in there Own States – CNN

How Popular Are Democratic Candidates in there Own States – CNN

I analyze whether the 2020 candidates are as popular in their home states as they are in the national headlines. In recent in-state polls, only Amy Klobuchar, Steve Bullock and Cory Booker are at or above 50% among their home … Continue reading

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John Avlon When Trump Says It’s Not About the Money… It Is – CNN

When Trump Says It’s Not About the Money… It Is – CNN

By holding the G7 at the Doral, the President would be forcing foreign leaders to spend their taxpayers dollars at his resort. In today’s I show how President Trump might say it’s not about the money, but it really is.  

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John Avlon President Trump takes credit for Obama-era Deals -CNN

President Trump takes credit for Obama-era Deals -CNN

From the entire steel industry to the Veteran’s Choice Program, John Avlon dives into all the initiatives and policies that President Trump has claimed credit for, despite the fact they happened before he took office.

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John Avlon The Ugly Attempts to Rollback Redistricting Reform – CNN

The Ugly Attempts to Rollback Redistricting Reform – CNN

You change the rules, you change the game and that’s threatening to partisan politicians who gamed the system for decades.

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John Avlon President Trump is Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief – CNN

President Trump is Conspiracy Theorist-in-Chief – CNN

President Trump retweets baseless theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide pointing finders at political opponents. The president is fomenting hate, division and disinformation.

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John Avlon August is a Busy Month, Congress Not So Much – CNN

August is a Busy Month, Congress Not So Much – CNN

Don’t believe the hype, either that August is a quiet month or that reasonable gun reform is mission impossible.

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John Avlon Tracking a World in Turmoil – CNN

Tracking a World in Turmoil – CNN

With horrific mass shootings and political food fights here at home, you might have missed the fact that the world is on fire.

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John Avlon People Kill People, But the Gun Helps – CNN

People Kill People, But the Gun Helps – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon reviews firearm legislation throughout US history and ineffectiveness of gun control efforts, despite 90 percent of Americans supporting universal firearm background checks.

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John Avlon Where do 2020 Democrats Stand on Gun Control – CNN

Where do 2020 Democrats Stand on Gun Control – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon says there is more agreement in mainstream America on guns than the partisan political state in Washington would indicate, and reviews some of the 2020 Democratic candidates’ records on gun reform

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John Avlon President Trump’s American Carnage – CNN

President Trump’s American Carnage – CNN

White nationalist terrorism and hate crimes are on the rise in America but I say that President Trump has too often fanned the flames of fanaticism by using the rhetoric of “invasion” that resonates with white supremacists.

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John Avlon Where the GOP got talking points for Mueller hearing – CNN

Where the GOP got talking points for Mueller hearing – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon explains where GOP lawmakers got their questions and talking points for hearings with former special counsel Robert Mueller.

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John Avlon Why China Wants to Access Your Cell Phone – CNN

Why China Wants to Access Your Cell Phone – CNN

China, Russia and North Korea are taking an interest in your cell phone, according to reports. I explain why that’s so dangerous in my latest Reality Check.

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John Avlon Trump’s Social Media Summit – CNN

Trump’s Social Media Summit – CNN

  President Trump’s Thursday social media summit reportedly excludes digital leaders such as Facebook and Twitter and includes conspiracy theorists, some even recently banned by social media platforms for trying to spread toxic nonsense.

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John Avlon Trump Brags About His Leadership on the Environment – CNN

Trump Brags About His Leadership on the Environment – CNN

After President Trump’s speech touting his administration’s record on the environment, I fact-check Trump’s actual actions on the climate crisis.

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John Avlon Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Claims on Busing – CNN

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Claims on Busing – CNN

Here’s a way to gauge the sudden reappearance of busing as an issue – its been mentioned more in the past month on cable news than in the last 10 years. I explore the issue in today’s Reality Check.

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