President Obama is meeting with lawmakers about the government shutdown, starting first with the House Democrats. Could a deal finally be in the works, or is it even possible?
In the Crossfire, Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who attended the White House meeting, and Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, who wants the president to negotiate.
Failure to act before the October 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling could lead to the government defaulting and have negative effects on the U.S. and global economy.
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
Crossfire hosted by Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, SE Cupp, and Van Jones airs weeknights at 6:30 pm ET on CNN.
The classic debate program resembles the show's original format with passionate conversation and focus on topical events on the day. The daily, 30-minute program features two hosts and guests each night, discussing a range of issues from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. In addition to the weekday show the Crossfire co-hosts appear across the network's programming.