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August 19th, 2014
11:32 PM ET

S.E. Cupp takes ALS challenge

S.E. Cupp takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and nominates Newt Gingrich, Anthony Bourdain, and Mike Rowe. Follow S.E.'s adventures on her Facebook here.

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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We want you to weigh in: Should Jose Antonio Vargas have been detained today?

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July 14th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Racism directed at the President

Paul Begala brings up some of the racism the President has had to endure in light of Attorney General Eric Holder's recent comments. Holder said he sees "racial animus" in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Newt Gingrich, Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden debate.

In the Crossfire: the Perry, Paul duel
Paul Begala and Newt Gingrich debate Gov. Perry and Sen. Paul's dueling op-eds with Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden.

Gingrich outraged Israel under attack
Newt Gingrich is outraged that Israel is under attack and Paul Begala agrees with him.

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'Racial animus' towards Holder and Obama?
July 14th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

'Racial animus' towards Holder and Obama?

First, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S. foreign policy and the country's role in the bloody outbreak of fighting in Iraq. What do you make of this infighting?

Then, Attorney General Eric Holder says he sees "racial animus" in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Some media conservatives say he's playing racial politics.

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and guest host Paul Begala host a debate with Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden.

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We want you to weigh in: Do you agree with Eric Holder that there’s some ‘racial animus’ towards himself and Obama?

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Fireback • Foreign policy • In the Crossfire • Neera Tanden • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Paul Begala • Politics • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Tim Phillips
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 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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In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana
July 8th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

No he doesn't, say Republicans who note Obama doesn't plan to visit the border area when he travels to Texas - the epicenter of the immigrant influx - on Wednesday for a trip that includes a meeting with Gov. Rick Perry. Full story

Also in the political sphere: weed. New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday.

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter host a debate with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tom Coburn (R-OK)

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We want you to weigh in: Do you support legalizing recreational marijuana?

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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