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September 30th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

Government shutdown at midnight

CNN Crossfire host Van Jones and CNN Political Commentator Ari Fleischer break down both sides on CNN's New Day.

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  1. Jeff L

    I am a conservative but enjoy Van Jones and the way he carries himself during debate.
    On the other hand why are Liberals like Eleanor Norton wound so tight?
    It makes it impossible to actually take someone like her, Chris Matthews or Al Sharpton seriously

    October 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  2. Jim Pellini

    I agree. These two knuckleheads have learned NOTHING.

    Nearly every comment by either is beyond disingenuous and includes a personal attack. No one can reasonably resolve any issue when the rhetoric includes some personal affront.

    Learn to compromise. The answer is nearly always in middle.

    NO ONE WON. We all lost. And why do we care about "winning". It should be about what is reasonable under the circumstances recognizing adjustments will be made and the adjustiments are not an indication of a "loss" by one or a "win" by the other but simply the road to the most reasonable result.

    October 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  3. Bubba

    And so the end of the GOP begins. The GOP paid a dear price for the last one, and this one is going to cost more. There are more Democrats than Republicans in the US, but they are typically not interested in voting. This is going to awaken the sleeping giant, and the GOP is never going to be the same.

    October 2, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  4. Rosalind Brinkley, UT journalism major

    What good does it do to have talking heads without names????? Their words mean nothing–and ypu are wasting our time showing this mess. I want to know who is speaking, please!!!

    September 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  5. eileen zimmerman

    Good show today. The grownups took over the asylum. No cross talk.

    September 30, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Reply
  6. Rosalind Brinkley, UT journalism major

    Facebook is saying Obama spent $100 million on vacations. Please bring up this issue...Did Obama "vacate" government when he spent this much on himself on vacation? How could this money have been spent otherwise????

    September 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Reply
  7. Ray Steele

    I have to post my opinion on the stalemate of Congress and the standoff between the President and Congress.
    There is one way to fix all our woes: "You don't work, you don't eat." Now that means you do not have two vehicles, have me (taxpayer) pay for your child care (Early Start), have gas coupons for both of your vehicles, have me pay your rent, groceries and clothes. Basically, my advice to all Americans is get out there and work. Now I know I will get people saying there are no jobs – WRONG. The jobs are available, you just don't want to work for less than you receive in Government (again the taxpayers) subsidies, giveaways. The President's heart is in the right place, but when I don't have money, I don't spend it. Duh!!!!!!!!!! Wake up Americans that are paying taxes – stop all of these giveaways and then we can get down to business on reducing costs that Congress should be worrying about. SHUT IT DOWN UNTIL WE GET A REAL REALITY CHECK.

    September 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  8. thebigderr

    Van Jones is a man who has embraced communism and believes the affordable care act is good. There's no way to pay for it. It does not cover 27 to 30,000,000 people per the Congressional budget office. People aren't able to keep their doctors. People aren't able to keep their health care. Old Soviet Union tactics are working in the Democratic Party. Van Jones knows this and approves of it. I'm not calling them names he has said he embraces communism.

    September 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Reply

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