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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?

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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
June 11th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Radio show hosts cause Cantor loss?

The Crossfire panel debates whether conservative radio hosts cost Rep. Eric Cantor his primary race.

Is Jeb Bush Dem's worst nightmare?
S.E. Cupp asks Kiki McLean if Jeb Bush is the Democratic Party's worst nightmare because of his stance on immigration.

Brat's non-answer on minimum wage
Stephanie Cutter questions how Dave Brat doesn't have a position on minimum wage. Tim Phillips and Kiki Mclean debate

Cutter outraged: ignoring the gun problem
Stephanie Cutter is outraged over the gun problem in the United States and Washington turning their back on a solution.

Cupp outraged: Planned Parenthood "sex ed"
S.E. Cupp is outraged over what a Planned Parenthood counselor was allegedly telling a young girl.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Debates • Eric Cantor • Guns • Immigration • Jeb Bush • Outrage of the Day • Politics • S.E. Cupp • Stephanie Cutter • Tim Phillips
The Eric Cantor political earthquake
June 11th, 2014
05:21 PM ET

The Eric Cantor political earthquake

It's the earthquake that rocked the GOP.

In a year when mainstream Republicans have mostly bested tea party-backed challengers, a little-known and little-funded tea party challenger in Virginia's 7th Congressional District pulled the upset of the year, defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by 10 percentage points.

"I think this is a scale eight earthquake. I think it will shock the Washington establishment; it will shock the House Republicans," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity and Kiki McLean, former Advisor to Hillary Clinton for President.

Will Cantor’s loss make the Republican Party stronger or weaker?

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Eric Cantor • Fireback • GOP • In the Crossfire • Kiki McLean • Politics • S.E. Cupp • Stephanie Cutter • Tim Phillips
December 12th, 2013
09:09 PM ET

Phillips: Republicans will be held accountable for this deal

Tonight on Crossfire: Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity, said his organization has spent roughly 15 million dollars holding Democrats accountable for Obamacare and he plans to hold Republicans just as accountable for this budget deal.

Do you agree with him? Or were you siding with Democratic strategist Paul Begala during the debate?

WATCH: Is entitlement reform going to cause a riff in the Democratic party?

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Filed under: Budget • Obamacare • Paul Begala • S.E. Cupp • Stephanie Cutter • Tim Phillips
Bipartisan Washington?
December 12th, 2013
03:42 PM ET

Bipartisan Washington?

Washington (CNN) - Ever present but rarely so public, the rift between the tea party wing and less radical establishment Republicans over policy and tactics was on full display Thursday ahead of a House vote on the compromise federal budget worked out with Democrats.

Boehner told reporters on Thursday the deal was "not everything we wanted, but it advances conservative policy and moves us in the right direction." FULL STORY.

In the Crossfire, we have Democratic strategist Paul Begala and president of Americans for Prosperity Tim Phillips hosted by Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp.

We want you to weigh in: Does the budget deal represent a new era of bipartisanship in Washington?

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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