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May 27th, 2014
09:30 PM ET

Kristol: Obama's announcement "unbelievably irresponsible"

Bill Kristol calls President Obama's announcement on troop withdrawals in Afghanistan "unbelievably irresponsible." What do you think?

America's global responsibility?
S.E. Cupp asks Peter Beinart if President Obama has mishandled threats overseas.

McDonald's: I'm not lovin’ it
Van Jones is outraged McDonald's CEO said their employees make a fair and competitive wage.

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May 2nd, 2014
09:06 PM ET

Gingrich: too many of our jobs are low-paying

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.

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Filed under: Andy Harris • Barbara Lee • CNN Opinion • Debates • economy • Jobs • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Unemployment • Van Jones
$15/hour for minimum wage?
May 2nd, 2014
05:22 PM ET

$15/hour for minimum wage?

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.

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We want you to weigh in: Do you agree with the Seattle Mayor that the minimum wage should be raised to $15/hour?

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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Will increasing minimum wage cost significant job loss?
April 30th, 2014
04:18 PM ET

Will increasing minimum wage cost significant job loss?

(CNN) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a top legislative and political priority of Democrats, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The measure failed to gain enough support in a procedural vote to open debate.

In framing the issue ahead of November's midterm elections, Democrats have portrayed the GOP as insensitive to the needs of low-wage workers.

Polls show a strong majority of Americans surveyed back raising the minimum wage, which currently stands at $7.25.

Even if the Senate had moved ahead with the legislation, there was little chance the House, which is led by Republicans, would have taken it up.

Still, Democrats are vowing to return to the issue, which would boost the wage over time.

"This is an uphill fight, but it isn't over yet," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren after the vote.

FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: Do you think an increase in the minimum wage would cause significant job loss?

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

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February 24th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Are GOP govs. frustrating Obama's agenda?

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.

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We want you to weigh in: Which last name carries more baggage in 2016?

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

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • 2016 • economy • Fireback • In the Crossfire • Jay Nixon • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Pat McCrory • Van Jones
February 21st, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Rick Perry: Not govt's business to set minimum wage

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.

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February 20th, 2014
09:04 PM ET

Jones: You're radical if you don't want a min. wage!

On tonight's Crossfire, Van Jones says to Chief Economist at the Heritage Foundation, Stephen Moore: You don't want a minimum wage, that makes you the radical! Ralph Nader and Newt Gingrich jump in.

What are your thoughts about raising the minimum wage?

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Do Americans need a raise?
February 20th, 2014
04:46 PM ET

Do Americans need a raise?

Tonight on Crossfire, is it time Americans got a raise? The President and other Democrats say so, but will employers be able to afford it, or will it cost jobs?

At 6:30pm ET, economist Stephen Moore of Heritage and former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader join Newt Gingrich and Van Jones to debate.

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We want you to weigh in: Do you think the minimum wage should be raised to $10.10 an hour?

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: economy • Fireback • In the Crossfire • Income gap • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Ralph Nader • Stephen Moore • Unemployment • Van Jones
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