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White House braces for James Comey's testimony
John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast, and Sara Fagen, GOP strategist and CNBC contributor, discuss the stakes for President Trump when Comey goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss his firing from the FBI.
Who is Reality Winner? Details about the woman accused of leaking top secret intelligence
Reality Leigh Winner, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, has been charged by the Department of Justice for leaking classified information on a 2016 Russian military intelligence cyberattack to The Intercept, an online news outlet. Winner, who is 25 years old, was not a public figure prior
How the leaking of a secret NSA report on Russia unfolded
Reality Winner, a government contractor accused of leaking top secret National Security Agency intelligence on Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s election, was arrested on Monday, according to court documents filed in the case. Within hours of the arrest, the Department of Justice
'Star Wars' 40th: Everything you probably never knew about the iconic film
"Star Wars" arrived in theaters 40 years ago today and is still considered one of the most groundbreaking films in cinematic history. But there are so many things you may not know about Luke, Han, Leia, Darth Vader and the rest of the gang. For example, did you know Kurt Russell auditioned and was
'First you make them laugh:' Asian-American performers fight for visibility
In the fight against what Asian-American actors see as their underrepresentation in Hollywood, what better weapon than humor? As actress Keiko Agena, of " Gilmore Girls " and "13 Reasons Why" put it: "First you make them laugh, then you make them listen." Agena is a frequent performer at "Asian AF"
Trump contradicts WH spokespeople on Comey firing
ABC News' political analyst Matthew Dowd and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon discuss the contradictory messages emerging from the White House on James Comey's firing.
Congress takes on health care, Russian investigation
ABC News' Jon Karl and The Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon discuss the prospects for a health care bill in the Senate and the latest on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Trump signals compromise to avoid government shutdown
John Avlon, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, weighs in on Trump's efforts to avoid a government shutdown on what would be his 100th day in office, rising tensions with North Korea and former President Obama's return to the spotlight.
Democrat Ossoff falls short of avoiding runoff in Georgia race
John Avlon, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, analyzes what the election results in Georgia's 6th Congressional District mean as a referendum on Trump's first months in office.
Sean Spicer faces calls for resignation
John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, analyzes Spicer's apologies after he compared Syria's president to Hitler and claimed Hitler did not use chemical weapons.