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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 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 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 Orwell, China and Trump – 1984 All Over Again?

Orwell, China and Trump – 1984 All Over Again?

Orwell, China & Trump: “1984” all over again? For the 70th anniversary of 1984’s publishing date, it’s the perfect time for a Reality Check.

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John Avlon Who Has Done More for America’s Farmers? – CNN

Who Has Done More for America’s Farmers? – CNN

Joe Biden unloaded on President Trump in Iowa yesterday, and he tailored his attacks to a core Trump constituency: American farmers. So has Trump’s bailout really benefitted farmers? Turns out federal aid is a lousy substitute for trade. I explain … Continue reading

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John Avlon US Funded Trolls Go After Journalist – CNN

US Funded Trolls Go After Journalist – CNN

Welcome to a new chapter in the disinformation wars… In today’s CNN Reality Check, I review why the US State Department has suspended funding of an anti-Iran group targeting American journalists. Tensions with Iran are escalating fast.

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John Avlon GOP Hell-Bent on Blocking Election Security – CNN

GOP Hell-Bent on Blocking Election Security – CNN

Any senator who’s blocking election security efforts is playing short-term politics with the integrity of our election. I explain why the US must pass legislation for election security—and how key GOP leaders are blocking it in today’s Reality Check.

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John Avlon Fact Checking Trump’s 2020 Kickoff Speech – CNN

Fact Checking Trump’s 2020 Kickoff Speech – CNN

President Trump’s reelection kick off was the political equivalent of an arena rock revival tour: the freshness has faded, but the audience is feeding off familiarity. Trump loves to accuse his political opponents of the sins he’s credibly been accused … Continue reading

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John Avlon President Trump’s Gut Tells Him He Doesn’t Need Swing States – CNN

President Trump’s Gut Tells Him He Doesn’t Need Swing States – CNN

No matter what President Trump’s gut tells him, swing voters and swing states will determine the winner of the next presidential election. Is the Trump base big enough to win? I provide a Reality Check.

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John Avlon Campaign Strategies Revealed Through Digital Ad Spending – CNN

Campaign Strategies Revealed Through Digital Ad Spending – CNN

Get ready to fumigate your Facebook feed as negative ads start to drop and the Trump campaign laps Democrats in digital ad spending. I follow the money in today’s Reality Check.

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John Avlon Pompeo Solution to Climate Change: Move – CNN

Pompeo Solution to Climate Change: Move – CNN

“The climate’s been changing a long time.” Sec. of State Mike Pompeo downplayed climate change as a longstanding trend, suggesting ‘people move to different places’. In today’s CNN Reality Check, I look at why that’s wrong and how it could … Continue reading

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John Avlon Trump’s Nixon-Like Numbers on Impeachment – CNN

Trump’s Nixon-Like Numbers on Impeachment – CNN

The percentage of people who want to impeach a president, and his approval rating, shouldn’t be the same thing. But President Trump’s is.

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John Avlon The Truth About the Trump Administration and Immigration – CNN

The Truth About the Trump Administration and Immigration – CNN

While President Trump has demonized illegal immigration… the numbers have actually gotten worse under his watch. I discuss the President’s latest decision to delay ICE raids and his approach to undocumented immigrants in today’s CNN Reality Check

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John Avlon Senate May Show Bipartisan Spine Over Saudi Arms Deal – CNN

Senate May Show Bipartisan Spine Over Saudi Arms Deal – CNN

Several Senate members are crossing the aisle in an attempt to block President Donald Trump from bypassing Congress in order to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology. CNN’s John Avlon reports.

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