John Avlon

John Avlon appears in the following:

On a President's Farewell

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How does George Washington’s farewell address offer solutions to the problems that plague modern politics?


Political News Roundup

Monday, October 12, 2015

John Avlon, editor in chief of the Daily Beast, discusses the latest political news, including what's happening in Congress and in the 2016 presidential race.

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Where Rudy's Coming From

Monday, February 23, 2015

Is there a sober point behind Rudy Giuliani's claim that Obama doesn't love America? Giuliani's former speechwriter unpacks the comments, and listeners share why they love their country.

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What Cuba Relations Have to Do With Jeb Bush and 2016

Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's a Thursday morning presidential politics round-up, from Jeb Bush's exploration to other 2016 contenders. Plus: day-after Cuba news analysis.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general, whose tenure was marked by civil rights advances and national security threats, plans to announce his resignation today. 

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Political Extremes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

John Avlon discusses today's political climate of hyper-partisanship.

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America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

Friday, September 30, 2011

Errol Louis, host of "Inside City Hall" on NY1, John Avlon, senior political columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of The Daily and executive editor of the New York Post, all co-editors of Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns, discuss the influence of the newspaper column on America's culture and history.

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No Labels: Searching For A Moderate Alternative

Monday, December 13, 2010

A high-profile conference today in New York is drawing lots of big names and hoping to start a conversation about the role of moderates and Independents in the US political system. The No Labels organization’s stated mission is to get over party labels, push past ideological gridlock and "solve problems." WNYC’s Azi Paybarah reports from the conference, plus Congressmen Bruce Braley (D-IA), Bob Inglis (R-SC) and Joe Sestak (D-PA), as well as John Avlon, one of the founders of No Labels and the author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America.

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'No Labels' Political Movement Launches

Monday, December 13, 2010

Today a new political movement is launching in New York City called “No Labels.” It’s ambitious. It’s inclusive. The crème de la crème of analysts and strategists are on board, as are former and current politicians of both parties as well as independent. But what exactly is "No Labels?"

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After the Rally: The Constitution, Taxes ... and God

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Tea Party movement has billed itself as "grassroots libertarian," and has focused on government over-spending and attention to the Constitution in its rallies to date. Glenn Beck's ostensibly non-political "Restoring Honor" rally this weekend turned to religion, invoking God as a force of change. How will religion play a role in the movement from here on out — and will it be a force of growth or a dividing line?

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Anti-Incumbent Fever as Primaries Get Underway

Friday, May 14, 2010

Anti-incumbent fever has taken down two Washington heavyweights in less than a week. First, there was the surprising caucus defeat of three-time Republican Senator Robert Bennett in Utah last Saturday. Then fourteen-term Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan, from West Virginia, became the first House incumbent to lose his primary race this year. Now, many are wondering if incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, Republican-turned-Democrat, will be the next to lose his primary.

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Militia Matters

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Southern Poverty Law Center's director of research, Heidi Beirich, and John Avlon, author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, talk about the Hutaree militia and its place in the American militia movement.

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