Van Jones and S.E. Cupp host Crossfire tonight at 6:30pm ET. Tune in!
The Senate has reached a deal to end the shutdown and avoid default, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling the agreement “historic.”
House Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for the measure to pass, saying “we fought the good fight, we just didn’t win.” Meanwhile, staunch Obamacare opponent Sen. Ted Cruz said he wouldn’t try to block the measure.
Tonight in the Crossfire, two members of the House, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) debate the details surrounding the making of the deal and a look at what lies in its future.
Reps. Cicilline and Scalise join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones to make their case at 6:30pET.
Hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich weigh in on the deal announced on the Senate floor Wednesday. Gingrich argues that today is a sad day, while Jones says he is proud of President Obama, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.
Stephanie Cutter debates with Rep. Steve King and Rep. Donna Edwards about Congress doing its job regarding the shutdown.
With the Senate halting talks, all eyes are on the lower chamber of Congress to produce a deal to avoid default.
Speaker of the House John Boehner said this morning, “I have made clear for months and months that the idea of default is wrong and we shouldn’t get anywhere close to it.”
The challenge is clear: will Boehner get 217 Republican votes to pass a deal to avoid default?
Tonight, two members of the House, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) join hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich to debate the potential deal.
Join the conversation and tell us what you would ask Edwards and King by tweeting with #Crossfire.
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Washington (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday if House conservatives don't get their way in the congressional standoff over the budget and debt, they'll be more revved up to fight harder in the coming years, not fade away.
The 2012 GOP presidential candidate and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" also predicted Obamacare will become the biggest political issue in next year's midterms, as well as the next presidential election.
Gingrich further weighed in on John Boehner's speakership, as the House speaker in power during the last shutdowns of the federal government, in late 1995 and early 1996.FULL STORY
The shutdown continues as the U.S. inches closer to the debt ceiling. Meetings are happening, and even when they don’t, it seems that it’s simply to hash out more negotiations. There are hopeful signs, but what if they can’t make a deal?
In the Crossfire tonight, Carly Fiorina, a former CEO, and Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser, join hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich at 6:30pET. They’ll debate the possible consequences of a debt ceiling breach and break down the economics of it all.
Join the conversation and tell us what you would ask Fiorina and Goolsbee by tweeting with #Crossfire.