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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?

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: 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
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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Filed under: Bill Flores • Debates • Immigration • Karen Bass • Obama • Outrage of the Day • Paul Begala • Politics • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp
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?

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: Bill Flores • Fireback • Immigration • In the Crossfire • Karen Bass • Obama • Paul Begala • Politics • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp
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?

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 • Immigration • In the Crossfire • Jim Bridenstine • Luis Gutierrez • Obama • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp • Van Jones
June 18th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Perry sticks by alcoholism and homosexuality comparison

Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood by his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire" on Wednesday, Perry was asked by co-host Stephanie Cutter whether he believes homosexuality is a disease.

"I think my position has been fairly clear on that for a substantial period of time," Perry said, pivoting quickly to the economy as a more pressing issue facing the United States. Full story

What Gov. Perry would do in Iraq
Govs. Perry and Chafee debate what they would do in Iraq with S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter.

Gov. Perry: Immigrants told what to say
Perry responds to the immigration issue about unaccompanied children illegally crossing the border.

Gov. Perry on airstrikes: probably not
Texas Gov. Rick Perry left the door open to possible U.S. airstrikes against Iraq.

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Governors face off in the Crossfire
June 18th, 2014
05:41 PM ET

Governors face off in the Crossfire

More chaos in Iraq; what should the President do? What are his options?

Also, thousands of immigrant children are pouring across the nation's southern border from Central America braved predators and harsh elements only to arrive in the United States and walk right into one of the most toxic issues in Washington. Would the governors be making different calls? Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) for a debate.

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Should the U.S. launch airstrikes in Iraq?

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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