The first thing we need to do to get serious about student debt? Stop calling it "student debt."
"College debt" or "education debt" might work. Anything but student debt - because not just students but entire families are paying the cost of our broken system for funding higher education.
Case in point: The other day, one of the top stories on CNN.com was about two grieving parents who lost their child but are still stuck with her student loan bills.
This story represents so much about what is wrong with our system of financing higher education - not to mention our national priorities. Full story
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended the fact she's reportedly made $5 million in speaking fees since leaving the State Department in early 2013 by arguing that her family "came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt."
Pressed by ABC's Diane Sawyer in a clip of an interview that will air in full on Monday night, Clinton added that her family had "no money" when they left the White House more than a dozen years ago and "struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education." Full storyFollow @Crossfire
At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and guest host Paul Begala are joined by Tracy Sefl of Ready for Hillary and Tim Miller, who is the co-author of "Failed Choices," a response to Hillary's new book.
Was Hillary Clinton an effective Secretary of State?
We have a trillion-dollar student debt problem. Crossfire's Van Jones wants to get that anvil off the economy's neck.
Smartphones, tablets, and apps have changed the way we do just about everything. But do these conveniences cost us jobs? Van Jones takes a look.
Reps. Barbara Lee and Andy Harris debate raising the minimum wage with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.
Jones: Give the President some credit on the economy!
Van Jones says the GOP is not giving Obama any credit on the economy, Newt debates.
Gingrich: Sell the Clippers to the fans!
Newt Gingrich argues that the Clippers should be sold to the fans instead of another billionaire.
Jones outraged 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists
Van Jones is outraged that about 200 Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by terrorists and no one seems to care.
The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, the strongest month for job growth in two years, the Department of Labor said Friday. That number blew away economists' forecasts, and stocks rose following the news, although they have since fallen back.
The oft-quoted unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, down from 6.7% in March.
Also, today Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his proposal for a $15 minimum wage, a plan he said has broad support across the local government, business and labor communities.
Washington already has the nation's highest state-level minimum wage of $9.32. The Seattle proposal would be more than double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.
Mayor Murray's plan would take effect over several years and apply first to some large businesses starting in 2017, and ultimately to all businesses by 2021. FULL STORY.
Is Obama leading the U.S. into a healthy economy? At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-CMD) go head-to-head in a debate joined by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.
We want you to weigh in: Do you agree with the Seattle Mayor that the minimum wage should be raised to $15/hour?
Tonight on Crossfire, two governors square off for a classic debate on state vs. government rights. Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will argue whether President Obama’s agenda is being frustrated by Republican governors.
We want you to weigh in: Which last name carries more baggage in 2016?
Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.
Jones attacks red states, Perry defends
Gov. Rick Perry defends Texas against Van Jones' attack on red states.
Van Joes to Rick Perry: Aren't you living in a Texas mirage?
Van Jones questions Rick Perry on the jobs he is bringing to his state.