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July 15th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Jones, Bachmann battle on border issue

Van Jones and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) have a heated debate on the immigration crisis.

Bachmann: Clinton should be concerned
Rep. Michele Bachmann says if she were Hillary Clinton, she would be concerned about Elizabeth Warren.

Is Clinton experiencing déjà vu?
Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Reps. Bachmann and Rangel debate Elizabeth Warren's new super PAC.

Outrage: Jose Antonio Vargas detained
Van Jones is outraged that undocumented immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained at the Texas border.

"Documented" star detained
July 15th, 2014
04:56 PM ET

"Documented" star detained

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas suspected he wouldn't get out.

His fear came to fruition Tuesday morning when he was detained at a Texas airport while trying to pass through security en route to Los Angeles, said Ryan Eller, campaign director for Define American, a group Vargas founded in 2011.

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Van Jones host a debate with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Charlie Rangel about the immigration crisis in the United States.

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July 10th, 2014
09:40 PM ET

Cupp: Obama is the photo op President

S.E. Cupp makes her case for President Obama to be one of the biggest photo op President's in history, contrary to his belief. Paul Begala and Reps. Karen Bass and Bill Flores debate.

Begala takes on Rick Perry 'conspiracies'
Paul Begala criticizes Rick Perry's 'conspiracies' about the immigration crisis. Reps. Bass and Flores debate.

Outrage: J.Crew unveils 000 sizing
S.E. Cupp is outraged that J.Crew has unveiled a size 000.

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Texas Governor vs. President Obama on immigration
July 10th, 2014
05:06 PM ET

Texas Governor vs. President Obama on immigration

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others are lashing out at President Barack Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children, saying the U.S. leader needs to see with his own eyes what both sides agree is a humanitarian crisis.

"The American people expect to see their President when there is a disaster," Perry told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview that aired Thursday, citing Obama's trip to the East Coast to tour damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. "He showed up at Sandy. Why not Texas?"

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and guest host Paul Begala host a debate with Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA) and Bill Flores (R-TX).

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We want you to weigh in: Should the President deploy additional National Guard troops to the border?

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Filed under: Bill Flores • Fireback • Immigration • In the Crossfire • Karen Bass • Obama • Paul Begala • Politics • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp
July 10th, 2014
11:14 AM ET

Obama's absurd and expensive border strategy

Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States.

This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum.

The argument on the left is that these three countries have violent gangs and therefore we have a moral obligation to take in their children. One Democratic senator told me that the real key was to end violence in those three countries. Read more

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July 9th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

Gutierrez: 'Bothered' that Obama won't visit border

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, said that he's disappointed in President Barack Obama's refusal to visit the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

"It does bother me,” he said on tonight's show about Obama not visiting the border. “I wish the President of the United States were going down [to the border] and visiting the children and visiting the site tonight."

Democratic Congressman questions Obama's immigration proposal
Rep. Gutiérrez questions the administration's proposal to alleviate the border crisis. Rep. Bridenstein debates with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis
July 9th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis

He will be in Texas tonight, but President Barack Obama has no plans to visit the border area where tens of thousands of young immigrants have illegally entered the country in recent months to create what his administration labels an urgent humanitarian problem.

The trip to the Lone Star State - the epicenter of the immigration influx - includes Democratic Party fundraising events, and after some political squabbling, a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

That's not enough for GOP critics or even some of Obama's fellow Democrats.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

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We want you to weigh in: Should Obama visit the kids at the border while he's in Texas?

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July 8th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach'

Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

"That shows how incompetent [the government] is."

Coburn said providing additional resources for detention spaces and immigration attorneys to the minors is the "wrong approach."

"We can put them all on a first class seat to their homes, that's $8 million,' he added.

Could legalizing marijuana become 'tragedy'?
Senator and doctor Tom Coburn says legalizing recreational marijuana could become a tragedy. Sen. Cardin debates.

82 shot in Chicago? That's an outrage
Newt Gingrich is outraged that the country is desensitized to the mass shootings in Chicago over July, 4th weekend.

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