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August 15th, 2014
04:05 PM ET

What millennials want to hear from politicians

Millennials will represent nearly 40% of the voting population by the year 2020, and the race is on to win this crucial voting demographic.

To my eye, neither party has worked particularly hard to woo young people in the past. Democrats have pandered to them and Republicans have barely even acknowledged them.

But now, with so many up for grabs, and millennials shaping our lives in such important ways, pandering and avoidance won't cut it.

They aren't very impressed by government solutions to problems they've watched their idols in Silicon Valley solve, some without even a college degree. And they don't take kindly to being cut out of the political process or treated like children when it's their parents' generation that has created many of the problems (and debt) they will have to carry. Full story

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June 26th, 2014
09:28 PM ET

What should U.S. do with undocumented kids?

Van Jones and Newt Gingrich dissect the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S. and how the government should react. What do you think?

Presidential overreach or GOP grandstanding?
Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate the IRS scandal and government overreach.

Gingrich outraged at Clinton designer gifts
Newt Gingrich is outraged over Bill Clinton's purchases on his last trip.

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Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?
June 25th, 2014
04:32 PM ET

Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?

Heated wins from last night's primaries, what does this mean for the 2014 midterm landscape?

Also, a day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."

Lastly, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Republican Strategist, Kevin Madden.

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We want you to weigh in: Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama over executive orders?

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The Eric Cantor political earthquake
June 11th, 2014
05:21 PM ET

The Eric Cantor political earthquake

It's the earthquake that rocked the GOP.

In a year when mainstream Republicans have mostly bested tea party-backed challengers, a little-known and little-funded tea party challenger in Virginia's 7th Congressional District pulled the upset of the year, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by 10 percentage points.

"I think this is a scale eight earthquake. I think it will shock the Washington establishment; it will shock the House Republicans," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity and Kiki McLean, former Advisor to Hillary Clinton for President.

Will Cantor’s loss make the Republican Party stronger or weaker?

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Are GOP attacks helping or hurting Hillary?
June 10th, 2014
05:37 PM ET

Are GOP attacks helping or hurting Hillary?

No eye-catching achievement at State. No signature doctrine. No strategy.

Those are just some of the buzzwords and phrases national Republicans are going to be using when describing Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be-out memoir "Hard Choices" and her time as America's top diplomat. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Neera Tanden of Center for American Progress and David Bossie of Citizens United for a debate.

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Are Hillary's Republican critics helping or hurting her potential 2016 plans?

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Clinton defends paid speeches
June 9th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Clinton defends paid speeches

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 story

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.

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Was Hillary Clinton an effective Secretary of State?

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May 29th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Michelle Obama vs. GOP on school lunches

Crossfire hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich debate the government's role in dictating school lunch standards with Margo Wootan and Genevieve Wood.

School Lunch Hysteria?
Gingrich questions Margo Wootan's outrage over the of healthy school lunch standards.

Newest threat ...potatoes?
Newt Gingrich is not happy that potatoes are now considered a threat under the eyes of the government. Margo Wootan debates with Genevieve Wood.

Cutter to Paltrow: please stop talking
Stephanie Cutter is outraged that Gwyneth Paltrow said she knows what it's like to be in war because of nasty online comments.

Gingrich outraged over D.C. swarm of taxes
Newt Gingrich is outraged that D.C. now has a yoga tax to add to the list.

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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