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June 13th, 2014
12:32 PM ET

Gingrich: We must use airstrikes in Iraq

Gingrich makes his case for using U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Stephanie Cutter, Rick Santorum and Rep. Adam Smith debate.

Turning a crisis into a war?
Rick Santorum and Adam Smith debate the crisis in Iraq with Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich.

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Filed under: Adam Smith • Debates • Foreign policy • Iraq • Newt Gingrich • Politics • Rick Santorum • Stephanie Cutter • Terrorism
America obligated to help Iraq?
June 12th, 2014
04:15 PM ET

America obligated to help Iraq?

Iraq is going to need more help from the United States and the international community, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday as a militant group gained control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is threatening the takeover of more cities, including the capital, Baghdad.

ISIS wants to establish an Islamic caliphate, or state, stretching across the region.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, the President said the U.S. "will not rule anything out" with regard to the unrest in Iraq. "This is an area that we have been watching with a lot of concern," he said.

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At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter are joined by former Senator Rick Santorum and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) for a debate.

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Does the U.S. have an obligation to help the Iraqis?

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May 5th, 2014
09:05 PM ET

Santorum: No, Rand's not my leader

(CNN) – Rick Santorum said Monday he doubts a Libertarian-leaning candidate, like Rand Paul, could be nominated to lead the Republican Party in a presidential election.

Asked by co-host Van Jones on CNN's "Crossfire" if he could support the Kentucky senator if he winds up running and is nominated in 2016, Santorum said he doesn't think he’ll have to consider that ultimately.

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"Well, first off, I don't think that will happen because a Republican Party is not a Libertarian Party. It is a conservative party and it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian," Santorum said. FULL STORY

Should Dems be running with Obama?
Newt Gingrich asks fmr. Gov. Ted Strickland if candidates should be running with Obama, or as Independents.

Gingrich outraged over liberal fascism on campus
Newt Gingrich is outraged over a "growing liberal fascism on campus" after Rutgers forced Condaleeza Rice to cancel her commencement speech.

Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?
May 5th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?

A small edge right now in a key indicator of the midterm elections could lead to a big advantage for the Republicans over the Democrats come November.

That's the suggestion from a new CNN/ORC International poll, that also indicates that President Barack Obama's lackluster approval ratings and pessimistic perceptions about the economy could also make 2014 a good year for the GOP at the ballot box.

Is there a Republican wave coming to Washington? Are Democrats doing themselves a disservice by putting all bets on Hillary?

At 6:30pm ET, Former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum debates with Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Newt Gingrich and Van Jones will host the debate.
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We want you to weigh in: Would a tough Democratic primary fight make Hillary Clinton a stronger or weaker 2016 candidate?

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March 10th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Santorum questions Christie's sincerity

Marc Lamont Hill asks Rick Santorum about the rifts in the Republican party including with Santorum and Gov. Christie.

Sen. Sanders on Hillary Clinton 2016
S.E. Cupp says the Democrats have a rift within their own party and Sen. Bernie Sanders responds.

Cupp: Justin Bieber is probably a bad person
S.E. Cupp was outraged at Justin Bieber's behavior at his deposition.

George Zimmerman signs autographs at gun show
Guest host Marc Lamont Hill was outraged that George Zimmerman was signing autographs of himself at a gun show.

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?

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Filed under: 2016 • Bernie Sanders • In the Crossfire • Rick Santorum
January 23rd, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Crossfire debates: Is Iran fooling the U.S.?

Crossfire hosts Newt Gingrich & Stephanie Cutter debate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's motives with fmr. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and fmr. Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum.

Santorum: What Huckabee meant
Rick Santorum responds to a question on Gov. Mike Huckabee from Stephanie Cutter.

Is the U.S. getting fooled by Iran?
January 23rd, 2014
04:34 PM ET

Is the U.S. getting fooled by Iran?

Tonight on Crossfire; is the U.S. keeping Iran from building a nuclear bomb? Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." Read the full story.

At 6:30pm ET. fmr. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and fmr. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) debate Iran with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter.

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We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: Is the U.S. getting fooled by Iran?

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