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Should Obama endorse Biden?
April 17th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Should Obama endorse Biden?

The selfie. The “guys’ trip.” An endorsement?

Not quite.

President Barack Obama, who has never been less than glowing in public praise of his vice president, said in an interview aired Thursday that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history” and has been “a great partner in everything that I do.”

But Obama stopped short – as he’ll likely do until a Democratic nominee emerges in 2016 – from saying he’d support Biden if he makes a third run for the White House.

“I suspect that there may be other potential candidates for 2016 who have been great friends and allies,” he told CBS News. “I know that we've got an extraordinary secretary of state who did great service for us and worked with me and Joe to help make the country safer.”

That “extraordinary” diplomat would be Hillary Clinton, the understood Democratic frontrunner whose every utterance is parsed for signs she’s closer to jumping back into the political fray.

As it happens, the last time Obama sat down with CBS for a joint interview was with Clinton as she prepared to step down as secretary of state shortly after the start of his second term. And just as he did Thursday, Obama heaped praise on the former rival.

“I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had,” he said – but again stopped short of offering his 2016 endorsement. FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: If Joe Biden decides to run for President in 2016, should Obama endorse him?

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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Was Sebelius resigning a good move?
April 11th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Was Sebelius resigning a good move?

Washington (CNN) – Shortly after Kathleen Sebelius was tapped to carry out President Barack Obama's signature health care reform effort, the head of Health and Human Services found herself in the crosshairs of Republicans determined to repeal the law.

The two-term Kansas governor-turned-Obamacare-chief-defender is resigning as health secretary. She's leaving after a problem-plagued rollout of HealthCare.gov, the federal website portal critical to the law's implementation, but with the administration taking a victory lap after unexpectedly reaching and then exceeding its sign-up target of 7 million. FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: What do you think of Kathleen Sebelius resigning as Health Secretary?

Vote by tweeting Approve or Disappove using #Crossfire or by commenting on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Fireback • Health care • Kathleen Sebelius • Obama • Obamacare • Politics
Harmless selfie or shameless promotion?
April 3rd, 2014
04:02 PM ET

Harmless selfie or shameless promotion?

The Boston Red Sox made their trip to the White House on Tuesday, and designated hitter David Ortiz wanted to make sure that he had a way to remember the visit. He took a "selfie" of himself with the President that has been retweeted over 40,000 times!

Later comes word of his promotional deal with Samsung, which had people begging the question- was the spontaneous selfie just another advertising plug? FULL STORY

Samsung released this statement about the picture:

“We were thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit. It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement. Similar to the selfie Ellen was able to capture during the Oscars, this was an opportunity for David to share the incredible moment with his fans.”

So, we want to hear from you. Do you feel duped by Big Papi's selfie with President Obama?

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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Filed under: David Ortiz • Fireback • Obama • Sports
March 7th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

Begala: CPAC bans gay groups

Guest host, Paul Begala, was outraged that no gay groups were allowed to sponsor CPAC 2014.


Does attacking Hillary Clinton work?

Newt Gingrich and Paul Begala debate with David Bossie and Stephanie Shriock about conservatives attacking Hillary Clinton.

Begala: Ted Cruz's CPAC comments are appalling
Paul Begala argues that Sen. Ted Cruz's CPAC comments were appalling, however David Bossie does not agree.

Gingrich: Obama's failures travel with him
Newt Gingrich was outraged that others were outraged because Obama will be on vacation this weekend. He thinks Obama will be just as ineffective.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • 2016 • David Bossie • Debates • GOP • Hillary Clinton • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Paul Begala • Stephanie Shriock
March 6th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Graham Now Says Obama's Done Good Job

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who has been a harsh critic of President Obama's foreign policy, now says in the last 24 hours, Obama has done a very good job in handling the Russia/ Ukraine crisis.

Kohn: GOP undermining Obama's leadership
Sally Kohn asks Sen. Lindsey Graham about his recent criticism on President Obama and if it's undermining him on the world stage.

Is Ukraine related to Benghazi?
Sally Kohn questions Sen. Graham on his connection from Benghazi to the Ukraine crisis.

Kohn: Obama vs. Putin? That's sick!
Sally Kohn was outraged that The Daily Caller put out a survey who would make a better President: Obama or Putin.

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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
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
March 3rd, 2014
09:14 PM ET

Gingrich: Putin's a stone cold killer

Newt Gingrich's Outrage of the Day is that people are surprised President Putin is acting like a "stone cold killer."

Gingrich: Obama's weak foreign policy is the real problem
Sally Kohn and Newt Gingrich debate Obama's foreign policy on Russia with Larry Korb and Danielle Pletka.

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Filed under: Danielle Pletka • Debates • Foreign policy • Larry Korb • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Putin • Russia • Sally Kohn • Ukraine
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