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How long is too long in Congress?
June 24th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

How long is too long in Congress?

It's judgment day for two of the longest-serving members of Congress, both of whom are fighting for their political lives.

The contests involving Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York - who have each served more than four decades on Capitol Hill - are the marquee matchups Tuesday as seven states from the East Coast to the Mountain West hold primaries. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, and Newt Gingrich join forces on a special all-hosts edition of Crossfire.

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Should there be term limits in Congress?

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Good nutrition or nanny state?
May 29th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Good nutrition or nanny state?

First Lady Michelle Obama argued Tuesday that it's "unacceptable" for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law – a hallmark of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health," she said. "Now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. Our kids deserve so much better than that."

The first lady made her remarks at the White House before meeting with school leaders and experts on child nutrition.

Her comments represented a rare moment for the first lady, who stays far away from public disputes with Congress.

Just today, in a move that assures a further showdown with the White House and first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches, a Republican-led House committee voted down a Democratic amendment that would have allowed schools struggling to comply with nutrition standards a one-year delay.

The House Appropriations Committee voted “No” on an amendment that would have stripped the language in the agriculture appropriations bill that allows the struggling schools a one-year delay in complying with nutrition standards for school lunches. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, Margo Wootan of Center for Science in the Public Interest and Genevieve Wood of Heritage join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter for a debate.

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Should government require healthier school lunches?

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Another budget deal at risk?
December 9th, 2013
03:35 PM ET

Another budget deal at risk?

Can Congress avoid another government shutdown? With end-of-the year deadlines fast approaching, is the battle over extending unemployment insurance putting an overall budget deal at risk? And if Congress is just punting on the tough issues again, what will the impact be back home?

In the Crossfire: Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty join Newt Gingrich and Van Jones tonight at 6:30pm ET.

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We want you to weigh in: Do you support extending unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed?

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October 9th, 2013
08:03 PM ET

Rep. Labrador: Let’s get a deal on debt limit

Republican Raul Labrador proposes separating Obamacare from debt limit talks, but Democrat Rosa DeLauro has concerns.

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October 8th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Thune: Clean debt limit bill won’t pass

Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp grill Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey on what's at stake in the debt limit fight.

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