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John Avlon Devin Nunes and the Case of the Offending Cow – CNN

Devin Nunes and the Case of the Offending Cow – CNN

Devin Nunes is suing a cow on Twitter — and now the attempt to silence critics with absurd lawsuits has extended to one of his former staffers working in the White House. If that seems ridiculous, that’s because it is. … Continue reading

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John Avlon Stephen Miller: From White Suprematist Websites to the Whitehouse – CNN

Stephen Miller: From White Suprematist Websites to the Whitehouse – CNN

Stephen Miller: From White Supremacist Websites to White House. President Trump’s chief speechwriter and immigration adviser pushed stories from white nationalist websites. This is not a little nuts.

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John Avlon Divided House Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe – CNN

Divided House Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe – CNN

Poll: Americans Divided on Impeaching & Removing Trump. “This was a vote about the transparency they’ve been asking for,” says Democratic Rep. Jayapal about the GOP criticism of the House impeachment resolution. “We thought they would… be with us when … Continue reading

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John Avlon Americans Divided on Impeachment – CNN

Americans Divided on Impeachment – CNN

President Trump’s latest reelection campaign ad says, “He’s no Mr. Nice Guy. But sometimes it takes a Donald Trump to change Washington.” Michael Smerconish to New Day: “I think that he’s going to replace the Rolling Stones with Alice Cooper’s … Continue reading

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John Avlon Support for Impeachment Weaker in Swing States – CNN

Support for Impeachment Weaker in Swing States – CNN

Nationwide, 48% of Americans support Impeach/Removal of Trump, according to a new poll. But in the six key swing states that Trump won in the 2016 election, the numbers tell a different story.  

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John Avlon New Series on the Fractured States of America – CNN

New Series on the Fractured States of America – CNN

This week, I’m launching a series on the problem of polarization with CNN Opinion. E Pluribus Unum, out of many, one, is literally the opposite of ‘Us Against Them,’ the demagogue’s eternal calling card. Watch now.  

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John Avlon 30 Years Later, Have We Forgotten the Lessons of the Berlin Wall? – CNN

30 Years Later, Have We Forgotten the Lessons of the Berlin Wall? – CNN

30 Years Later: Have We Forgotten Lessons of the Berlin Wall? “Truth and love must prevail over lies and hatred.” – former Czech president Václav Havel.  

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John Avlon Follow the Money, Follow the Ads – CNN

Follow the Money, Follow the Ads – CNN

Less than 90 days out from the Iowa caucuses, we’ve already seen more than $100 million spent on political ads from political candidates. In today’s Reality Check I look at what works, what doesn’t, and what’s got people talking in … Continue reading

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John Avlon How Right Wing Media Pushed Trump Toward Impeachment – CNN

How Right Wing Media Pushed Trump Toward Impeachment – CNN

Right-wing media pushed two discredited Ukraine narratives that President Trump just can’t quit. Congratulations, everybody. This is the first time a president’s belief in a conspiracy theory led to an impeachment inquiry.

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John Avlon One Word That Sums Up the President’s Impeachment Strategy – CNN

One Word That Sums Up the President’s Impeachment Strategy – CNN

President Trump’s impeachment strategy can be summed up in one word: denial. It’s a hell of a drug. It lets you ignore inconvenient facts… and instead just live in a self-serving fantasy land. My latest Reality Check for CNN’s New … Continue reading

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John Avlon Secrets of Mueller Investigation Revealed by CNN – CNN

Secrets of Mueller Investigation Revealed by CNN – CNN

The newly-released, highly-redacted interview notes from the Mueller investigation, obtained as a result of a FOIA request by CNN and BuzzFeed show that Trump was obsessed with obtaining Hillary’s emails and who planted the idea of Ukraine meddling in his … Continue reading

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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 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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