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Which party is ready for 2016?
March 10th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Which party is ready for 2016?

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Sen. Rick Santorum disagree on just about everything when it comes it politics. But the two also each have big differences with their parties' establishment.

Santorum is at odds with Gov. Chris Christie & others in the Republican party, arguing they need to elect an apologetic conservative, not a moderate candidate. After saying that winning the White House "...may be a win for the Republican candidate but it will be a devastating loss for America," Christie hit back, saying "we don't get to govern if we don't win."

Meanwhile, Sanders tells The Nation that leadership needs to explain to the American people why they are hurting and how to grow the middle class, but doesn't think "that is the politics of Senator Clinton or the democratic establishment."

Sanders and Santorum will face in the Crossfire, joined by S.E. Cupp and guest host Marc Lamont Hill.

We want you to weigh in: If Hillary Clinton runs, will she get a significant primary challenge on the left?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or by commenting on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.


Filed under: 2016 • Bernie Sanders • In the Crossfire • Rick Santorum
Who can beat Hillary?
March 7th, 2014
05:26 PM ET

Who can beat Hillary?

Republicans have been shopping for their 2016 Presidential candidate at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference. Is it time for Hillary Clinton to be worried?

Tonight on Crossfire at 6:30pm ET: David Bossie of Citizens United and Emily Schriock of Emily's List join Newt Gingrich and guest host Paul Begala to debate.

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We want you to weigh in: Which party has deeper divisions heading into the election?

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

Are Republicans undermining Obama on world stage?
March 6th, 2014
04:19 PM ET

Are Republicans undermining Obama on world stage?

President Obama signed an Executive Order Thursday allowing the U.S. government to impose a host of sanctions on both individuals and entities deemed to be violating Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. FULL STORY

Is the President's Ukraine diplomacy paying off or failing? At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) go head-to-head in a debate joined by Newt Gingrich and guest host Sally Kohn.

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Sen. Graham has been highly critical of the President’s foreign policy, calling him "weak and indecisive" and going as far as blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Benghazi.

In a CNN Opinion column, Kohn argues that the Republican attacks on Obama are hurting America’s global standing.

We want you to weigh in: Do you think GOP criticism of Obama undermines him on the world stage?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: Ben Cardin • Debates • Fireback • Foreign policy • In the Crossfire • Lindsey Graham • Obama • Putin • Russia • Sally Kohn
Are Putin's actions Hitler-like?
March 5th, 2014
04:07 PM ET

Are Putin's actions Hitler-like?

Tonight on Crossfire: is President Obama blind to a threat from Russia, or is the administration's tough diplomacy starting to work?

At 6:30pm ET: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones to debate the crisis in Ukraine.

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We want you to weigh in: Hillary Clinton said Putin's actions are like "what Hitler did back in the 30s." Do you Agree? FULL STORY

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.


Filed under: Adam Kinzinger • Eliot Engel • Fireback • Foreign policy • Hillary Clinton • In the Crossfire • Putin • Russia • S.E. Cupp • Ukraine • Van Jones
Did Obama underestimate Putin?
March 4th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Did Obama underestimate Putin?

Despite talks between ministers from both sides, a key Ukrainian figure offered little indication Tuesday that there's been movement away from the brink of war threatening to embroil his Eastern European nation. FULL STORY

At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire: Former Presidential candidate Howard Dean and former Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones to debate the crisis in Ukraine.

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We want you to weigh in: Is President Obama underestimating Vladimir Putin?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: Fireback • Foreign policy • Howard Dean • In the Crossfire • Obama • Paul Wolfowitz • Putin • Russia • S.E. Cupp • Ukraine • Van Jones
Does Obama or Putin have the stronger hand?
March 3rd, 2014
04:34 PM ET

Does Obama or Putin have the stronger hand?

Tonight on Crossfire, President Barack Obama said the United States is examining a series of economic and diplomatic steps to "isolate Russia," and he called on Congress to work with his administration on an economic assistance package for Ukraine. But Republicans think Obama is mishandling Russia. FULL STORY

At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire: Larry Korb, who supports the President, and Danielle Pletka, one of Obama's harshest critics, join Newt Gingrich and guest host Sally Kohn to debate the crisis in Ukraine.

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We want you to weigh in: Who has a stronger hand in the Ukrainian crisis?

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


Filed under: Danielle Pletka • Fireback • Foreign policy • In the Crossfire • Larry Korb • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Putin • Russia • Sally Kohn • Ukraine
Is America turning into a nanny state?
February 27th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

Is America turning into a nanny state?

Choosing healthier foods at the grocery store may soon be a little easier, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you see on packaged foods and beverages. If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium. FULL STORY

Is the first lady’s initiative going too far, or is it the government's job to help regulate what we eat?

At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire: Margo Wootan, a health and nutrition activist, and Rick Berman, who opposes government overreach, join Newt Gingrich and Sally Kohn to debate.

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We want you to weigh in: Should government have a role in reducing obesity?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.


Filed under: Fireback • Health • In the Crossfire • Margo Wootan • Michelle Obama • Newt Gingrich • Rick Berman • Sally Kohn
Religious freedom vs. discrimination
February 26th, 2014
04:17 PM ET

Religious freedom vs. discrimination

What's more important, protecting religious freedom or avoiding discrimination? The pressure is growing as Governor Jan Brewer has yet to make her decision whether to sign or veto the Arizona "religious freedom" bill.

At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire: Neera Tanden, who is against the bill, and Peter Sprigg, who supports it, join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate.

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We want you to weigh in: Should businesses be allowed to refuse service based on religious beliefs?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.


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Filed under: Fireback • Gay rights • In the Crossfire • Neera Tanden • Peter Sprigg • Religion • S.E. Cupp • Van Jones
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