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The founding myth of Trumpism is a fake

Former President Donald Trump has always kept a keen eye on the crowd size of his events, but his high-profile debut down an escalator and into the political world may not have been what it seemed. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explores where Trump's crowd size obsession began.

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The single most revealing fact in the new Trump books

The explosive new books about Donald Trump are riddled with insider details about the former president ... and it's partly because he chose to sit down with the authors himself. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza examines Trump's obsession with the media and his efforts to control the narrative.

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Pop star's collecting obsession

Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou tends to excel at whatever he puts his mind to. He's one of Asia's best-known singers, the director of an award-winning movie and a magician with his own Netflix series. But when it came to collecting art, Chou wasn't, by his own admission, instantly successful.

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Opinion: Biden's tricky tango with Congress

"There are men of character in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate. There are women of character, too. But the evidence for 'character' needs to be something other than the iteration of the word itself," writes Marjorie Garber in her book "Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession."

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This might be the most valuable Hot Wheels car in the world

You can buy most Hot Wheels cars for about a dollar at Target, Wal-Mart or pretty much any local drugstore. But for Bruce Pascal, a nearly lifelong obsession with the tiny cars has turned into a collection of mind-boggling value.

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Opinion: What the obsession with the reporter and Martin Shkreli says about us

It takes a rare, compelling story to go viral on a Sunday night the week of Christmas, but managed it with the publication of Stephanie Clifford's "The Journalist and the Pharma Bro," a tale of how former Bloomberg News reporter Christie Smythe torpedoed her career and generally blew up her life for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli, one of the most hated men in America. Shkreli became famous for price-gouging a life-saving drug and magnified his villain status by getting permanently suspended from Twitter for harassing female journalists online. He wound up in prison for fraud, which is where he sits today.

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Opinion: Trump's obsession with overturning vote is out of control

President Donald Trump's latest object of fascination, it seems, is the potential appointment of a special counsel to turn his assorted political obsessions into criminal investigations. CNN reported that Trump has discussed the possibility of appointing lawyer Sidney Powell as special counsel to investigate voter fraud allegations -- yes, the very same allegations that have repeatedly been repudiated by courts across the country, by Trump's own loyal attorney general and by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (to name a few).

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