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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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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 Something to Sip On, A New Study for Coffee Drinkers – CNN

Something to Sip On, A New Study for Coffee Drinkers – CNN

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.

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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 History Greatest Debate Hits and Misses – CNN

History Greatest Debate Hits and Misses – CNN

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…)

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John Avlon Democratic Debate By the Numbers – CNN

Democratic Debate By the Numbers – CNN

I break down the first 2020 Democratic presidential debate by the numbers in today’s  

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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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John Avlon Breaking Down Beto O’Rourke’s Big Bet on Climate Change – CNN

Breaking Down Beto O’Rourke’s Big Bet on Climate Change – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon examines Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s policy on climate change.

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John Avlon A Look Into Elizabeth Warren’s College Plan – CNN

A Look Into Elizabeth Warren’s College Plan – CNN

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.

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John Avlon William Barr Conveniently Forgot a Lot – CNN

William Barr Conveniently Forgot a Lot – CNN

CNN’s John Avlon fact checks US Attorney General William Barr’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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