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GOP caves on debt ceiling
February 11th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

GOP caves on debt ceiling

Tonight on Crossfire, Republicans cave on the debt ceiling and Obamacare is pushed back, again. With the Senate up for grabs, will voters side with the President or with Republicans?

At 6:30pm ET two swing Senators: Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) will join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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Tonight, the President will also be dining with the President of France, Francois Hollande, who is taxing the wealthy 75%. Do you agree with his policies?

We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: Where would you rather live?

Vote by tweeting USA or France using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.


Filed under: 2014 Elections • Dean Heller • Debt limit • economy • Fireback • In the Crossfire • Income gap • S.E. Cupp • Sherrod Brown • Van Jones
In the Crossfire: Senate has a deal
October 16th, 2013
02:19 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Senate has a deal

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.

We want you to weigh in. Who do you think won the shutdown fight? Reply with President Obama, Republicans, or Tea Party below, by replying to our tweet, or by commenting on our Facebook post.


October 16th, 2013
01:29 PM ET

Gingrich: This is a sad day

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.

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Filed under: Debt limit • economy • government shutdown • Newt Gingrich • Van Jones
October 16th, 2013
10:17 AM ET

Cutter to King: This is a fool's errand

Stephanie Cutter debates with Rep. Steve King and Rep. Donna Edwards about Congress doing its job regarding the shutdown.

In the Crossfire: All eyes on the House
October 15th, 2013
03:31 PM ET

In the Crossfire: All eyes on the House

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.

We want you to weigh in. If Congress funds the government for 3 months, do you think there will be another shutdown in January? Reply Yes or No now below, by replying to our tweet or by commenting on our Facebook post.


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Filed under: Debt limit • Donna Edwards • economy • Fireback • In the Crossfire • Steve King
Gingrich weighs in on Boehner, midterms and the 'Kardashian' culture
October 15th, 2013
03:08 PM ET

Gingrich weighs in on Boehner, midterms and the 'Kardashian' culture

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.

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Filed under: Debt limit • economy • government shutdown • Newt Gingrich
In the Crossfire: The economics of it all
October 14th, 2013
12:45 PM ET

In the Crossfire: The economics of it all

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.

We want you to weigh in. Are you optimistic that a deal will pass Congress this week? Reply now below, by replying to our tweet or by commenting on our Facebook post.