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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?

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May 28th, 2014
09:09 PM ET

Is Ben Carson qualified to be President?

Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and a popular figure among conservatives who's considering a run for president, wouldn't say whether he's qualified to be commander in chief.

Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire” on Wednesday, Carson was asked by co-host Stephanie Cutter on the left whether he thinks he has what it takes to lead the country.

"Well, let me put it this way, I'm not sure that anybody is qualified to be the commander in chief by themselves," Carson said. Full story

Ben Carson defends Nazi comparison
Dr. Ben Carson defends his recent comments in comparing Nazi Germany to the power of protest in the U.S.

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America's role in world affairs
May 28th, 2014
05:27 PM ET

America's role in world affairs

President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership.

He told graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point that after the nation's "long season of war and divisions about how to move forward," they now would represent America with the duty "not only to protect our country, but to do what is right and just."

Under fire from the political right for what critics call diminishing U.S. global influence, Obama offered a robust defense of his foreign policy as the pragmatic and most effective expression of America's leadership role in the world.

"I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being," he said, referring to a tenet of conservative ideology.

"But what makes us exceptional is not flouting international norms and the rule of law; it's our willingness to affirm them through our actions," Obama said in arguing that true leadership involves not only having the world's most powerful military, but in doing the right thing.Full story

At 6:30pm ET, Dr. Ben Carson and former Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH) join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter for a debate.

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Do you think America should play a bigger or smaller role in world affairs?

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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?

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