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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.
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.
Something for you to sip on this Sunday: a new study says that up to 25 cups of coffee isn’t bad for your heart. How is this possible? John Avlon break through the buzz in this CNN Reality Check.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
“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
In today’s Reality Check, and in anticipation of tonight’s Democratic debate, I review the top 5 greatest hits and misses from presidential debates in the last 40 years (including THAT time the Gipper was pissed…)
I break down the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate by the numbers in today’s
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.
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
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.
CNN’s John Avlon examines Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s policy on climate change.
CNN’s John Avlon analyzes Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) college plan that would make public colleges free and offer student loan debt relief.
CNN’s John Avlon fact checks US Attorney General William Barr’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.