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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?

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July 7th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Should undocumented children be returned?

Govs. Ted Strickland and Bob Ehrlich debated immigration tonight with Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Strickland says, "We’ve got a crisis and we’ve got to deal with it." How do you think we should fix this crisis?

Stephanie Cutter: Boehner suing Obama is a waste of tax payer money

We want you to weigh in on today's Fireback: Should undocumented children be returned to their home countries?

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

June 26th, 2014
09:28 PM ET

What should U.S. do with undocumented kids?

Van Jones and Newt Gingrich dissect the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S. and how the government should react. What do you think?

Presidential overreach or GOP grandstanding?
Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate the IRS scandal and government overreach.

Gingrich outraged at Clinton designer gifts
Newt Gingrich is outraged over Bill Clinton's purchases on his last trip.

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Should there be a third major political party?
June 26th, 2014
05:08 PM ET

Should there be a third major political party?

Lots of political news to discuss in the Crossfire tonight.

The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential recess appointments, in which officials are placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

The closely watched constitutional and political confrontation over the practice has accelerated because of partisan gridlock in Congress. Full story

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to sue the President over executive orders. Has Obama exceeded his presidential authority?

Also, Sarah Palin continues to mention her idea of having a third party in politics.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp, Van Jones, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter host a debate on a special episode of Crossfire.

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Does the U.S. need a stronger 3rd political party?

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How long is too long in Congress?
June 24th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

How long is too long in Congress?

It's judgment day for two of the longest-serving members of Congress, both of whom are fighting for their political lives.

The contests involving Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York - who have each served more than four decades on Capitol Hill - are the marquee matchups Tuesday as seven states from the East Coast to the Mountain West hold primaries. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, and Newt Gingrich join forces on a special all-hosts edition of Crossfire.

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Should there be term limits in Congress?

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

June 23rd, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Van Jones: Clinton's 'blowing it'

Van Jones, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich debate Hillary's wealth controversy.

Rand Paul vs. Dick Cheney Divide in Iraq
Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones debate the GOP divide in intervening in Iraq.

Outrage: Why U.S. tied with Portugal
Stephanie Cutter is outraged over something called "stoppage time."

Outrage: VA bill fattening, not fixing
Newt Gingrich is outraged over the new VA bill and says it doesn't fix the problem.

Biden gets his (water) gun
S.E. Cupp is "outraged" over Joe Biden and his water gun.

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Putting their money where their mouth is
June 23rd, 2014
05:33 PM ET

Putting their money where their mouth is

Hillary Clinton said two weeks ago that her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2001. She quickly tried to clean up the comments.

But the clean-up doesn't appear to have been committed to memory.

In an interview with Britain's Guardian published over the weekend, Clinton reignited the debate over her wealth by comparing herself to other wealthy people who Clinton said were "truly well off."

Today, Joe Biden touted his modest finances. He's long joked about his modest financial standing, but on Monday Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged he's come a long way since being listed among the poorest members of Congress.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones, and Newt Gingrich join forces on a special all-hosts edition of Crossfire.

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Who better understands the middle class?

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