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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
You change the rules, you change the game and that’s threatening to partisan politicians who gamed the system for decades.
President Trump retweets baseless theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide pointing finders at political opponents. The president is fomenting hate, division and disinformation.
Don’t believe the hype, either that August is a quiet month or that reasonable gun reform is mission impossible.
With horrific mass shootings and political food fights here at home, you might have missed the fact that the world is on fire.
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.
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
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.
I take a look at why Republicans are blocking election security bills. Too many Senate Republicans seem far more interested in defending our President than defending our democracy.
CNN’s John Avlon explains where GOP lawmakers got their questions and talking points for hearings with former special counsel Robert Mueller.
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.
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.
After President Trump’s speech touting his administration’s record on the environment, I fact-check Trump’s actual actions on the climate crisis.
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.