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Why Matt Damon's hilarious SNL skit couldn't stop the Kavanaugh confirmation

The Brett Kavanaugh SNL skit didn't demonstrate an ability to sway public opinion in the way the show used to, writes Bill Carter, media analyst for CNN.

Fact check: What Trump gets wrong in his health care op-ed

In an opinion article for USA Today, the president mischaracterized his own record on pre-existing conditions — among other things.

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Democrats denounce 'deceitful' Trump claims of Venezuela-style socialism

President writes inflammatory op-ed in USA TodaySchumer: Trump’s depiction of healthcare policy ‘blatant lies’Democrats have denounced a “deceitful” ...

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If you don’t have an opinion on Trump, that means you like Trump, according to Trump

The president redefines the boundaries of his public support, yet again.

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Trump attacks Democrats as 'radical socialists' and scorns universal healthcare plan

In USA Today op-ed, Trump warns of Democratic midterms win and says party ‘wants to model our economy after Venezuela’Donald Trump put his name to an ...

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Italians warm to their 'Mr Nobody' PM Conte, polls show

When Giuseppe Conte was named prime minister in June, very few Italians had ever heard of him, yet his approval ratings have climbed steadily and he ...

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China trying to sway U.S. vote, poses threat: officials

China is waging an unprecedented campaign to influence American public opinion as November congressional elections approach and presents the greatest long-term counterintelligence threat to the United States, U.S. security officials said on ...

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Kavanaugh vote changes few minds in close Missouri U.S. Senate race

Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's vote against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation appears not to have cost her greatly in conservative-leaning Missouri, where she is in a tight re-election race, a Reuters opinion poll showed.

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Kimmel on Trump, Kavanaugh: 'Nothing means anything anymore'

The comics take on the new justice's swearing-in ceremony in Best of Late Night. Watch our favorite jokes. Vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion.         

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Activist's Art Offers Rare Glimpse Inside Egypt's Prisons

In Yassin Mohammed’s sketches and paintings, he and other Egyptian prisoners are crammed into tiny cells, feet in each other’s faces and their few ...

People will be talking about this week for decades

Online opinion was dominated this week by the fiery debate over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. CNN Opinion looks back at the strongest, smartest takes of the week.

After Kavanaugh, what have we learned?

CNN Opinion asked a group of expert commentators to weigh in with their reactions to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

What did we learn from Kavanaugh?

After a painfully divisive confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh, America must find a way forward. CNN Opinion asked a diverse group of commentators to weigh in with what the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process has taught us. The views expressed here are solely those of the authors.

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Friday US briefing: Republican swing votes lift Kavanaugh as Senate ballot nears

D-day looms for Trump’s supreme court pick … Far-right candidate leads Brazil opinion polls … Joint Nobel peace prize for efforts to end sexual violenceGood morning, I’m Patrick Greenfield with today’s headlines. If you’d like to receive this ...

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The Argument: Introducing ‘The Argument’

A new Opinion podcast featuring Ross Douthat, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt

Former South Korean police chief arrested over cyber operation

A former South Korean National Police Agency Chief was arrested Friday on charges of orchestrating cyber operations to rig online opinion.

How does Calgary stack up with the other finalists for the 2026 Olympics?

What began as a robust group of potential host cities for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been reduced to three remaining candidates. CBC Sports solicited the opinion of three experts to handicap the bids of Calgary, Stockholm and the combined Italian bid of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Milan.

In Cory Booker's call for activism, context matters

Jeff Giertz writes that in Kelley Paul's open letter to Sen Cory Booker, published on CNN Opinion, she takes his words out of context to incorrectly imply that he called for violence against leaders with whom you disagree.

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On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Reality Check

A warning against putting too much faith into polls right now; updates on Flake and Heitkamp; and the latest from the Opinion pages.

Pence presses White House case on China's election 'meddling'

The vice president says China is engaged in an "unprecedented" effort to influence U.S. public opinion.

Dave Anderson, longtime New York Times columnist, dies at 89

Dave Anderson, who spent more than 40 years as a columnist and reporter for The New York Times, has died at the age of 89. Anderson won a ...

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Your Guide to Brazil’s Wildly Unpredictable Election

The country’s most popular politician is in jail. From there, he anointed a candidate who’s soaring in opinion polls. The current front-runner is ...

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VP Mike Pence says ‘China wants a different American president,’ accuses Chinese government of meddling in U.S. elections

Pence accused the Chinese government of orchestrating an “unprecedented effort to influence American public opinion,” the 2018 and 2020 ...

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MoviePass' new funding means it isn't going anywhere just yet

The general opinion of MoviePass has gradually changed over the past year from seeing it as the salvation for movie-goers to waiting for it to shut down. The financially-troubled service has been through a lot of turbulence lately; once it offered a...

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Tokyo’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Moves to New Site Soon

After years of delays Tokyo’s 80-year-old Tsukiji fish market is closing Saturday to move to a more modern facility on reclaimed industrial land in Tokyo Bay. The new, 569 billion yen ($5 billion) facility at Toyosu will open Oct. 11, over the ...

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