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May 1st, 2014
09:46 PM ET

Jones: America looks weak because of GOP

Van Jones says America looks weak because we have an opposition party who won't help the President. Newt Gingrich debates.

Gingrich: Bush was wrong about Putin
Newt Gingrich says Bush was wrong to think Putin has "changed" and says he has always been this way.

How do we control Putin?
Crossfire guests Senator Ron Johnson and Rep. Karen Bass debate how the President should be handling Vladimir Putin.


Jones: Racism extends beyond Sterling

Van Jones is outraged that people are only outraged about Don Sterling's comments when the racism in sports is apparent.

Gingrich outraged Clinton took credit for 90s
Newt Gingrich is outraged that Bill Clinton took all the credit for the prosperity in the 90s.

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Can the U.S. prevent Putin from taking over Eastern Ukraine?
May 1st, 2014
05:08 PM ET

Can the U.S. prevent Putin from taking over Eastern Ukraine?

The crisis in Ukraine continues and the overwhelming message from Americans is to stay out.

Forty-seven percent of people questioned in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll say the United States should be less active in foreign affairs.

Is the President leading the world stage, or is he stumbling? At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) go head-to-head in a debate joined by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

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Should the U.S. military go into Ukraine?
April 25th, 2014
04:49 PM ET

Should the U.S. military go into Ukraine?

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama threatened Russia on Friday with new sanctions over its actions in Ukraine as the Ukrainian Prime Minister also came out with tough words against Moscow.

Russian attempts to start conflict in Ukraine will lead to military conflict in Europe, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk warned.

He also charged Russia with aiming to occupy his country "militarily and politically," and said Moscow wants to start a third world war.

His strong statement came amid a sharp escalation in tensions.

Russia's defense chief ordered new military drills Thursday near the border with eastern Ukraine after Ukrainian forces said they killed five pro-Russian militants in an operation to clear roadblocks near the city of Slavyansk.

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Gingrich: Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin
March 25th, 2014
09:24 PM ET

Gingrich: Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

(CNN) - "If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles." - Sun Tzu, "The Art of War" (circa 500 BC)

It is time to take Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously. We must develop serious strategies for dealing with a serious man.

Putin has been in charge of Russia since 1999. He is arguably the most effective leader in the world today.

The Obama administration's foreign policy, meanwhile, has variously offered Putin a "reset" photo op, likened him to a "slouch ... like that bored kid sitting in the back of the classroom," and most recently, uttered meaningless protests while he annexed the territory of a sovereign state. Monday's cancellation of the G8 summit in Sochi, Russia, was really the minimum that could be done. Of course the United States and its allies could not go forward with the meeting as if nothing had happened.

The symbolic, tactical approach which is the hallmark of the Obama foreign policy is dangerous, delusional and utterly incapable of understanding or coping with a serious leader like Putin.

Indeed, there is a growing danger that the combination of strong words and weak actions (the essence of symbolic liberalism) will lead Putin to believe he can continue to incrementally rebuild the Russian Empire by gradually absorbing various pieces around the periphery.

In the year in which we mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, danger will grow dramatically if Putin decides to put pressure on Estonia, which is a member of NATO. FULL STORY

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March 5th, 2014
08:52 PM ET

Cupp: Wasn't Romney right on Russia?

Crossfire host S.E. Cupp and Van Jones debate Hillary Clinton's recent comparison of Vladimir Putin to Hitler and Cupp asks why Democrats were making fun of Romney's warning to be worried about Russia.

Jones: Save the guacamole!
Van Jones is outraged about climate change possibly hindering Chipotle's guacamole production.


Cupp on girl suing parents: grow up!

S.E. Cupp is outraged that an 18 year old girl is suing her parents to pay for her college tuition.

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Are Putin's actions Hitler-like?
March 5th, 2014
04:07 PM ET

Are Putin's actions Hitler-like?

Tonight on Crossfire: is President Obama blind to a threat from Russia, or is the administration's tough diplomacy starting to work?

At 6:30pm ET: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones to debate the crisis in Ukraine.

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We want you to weigh in: Hillary Clinton said Putin's actions are like "what Hitler did back in the 30s." Do you Agree? FULL STORY

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March 4th, 2014
09:39 PM ET

Cupp: Kerry's cleaning up Hillary Clinton's mess

S.E. Cupp and Van Jones debate the crisis in Russia and Ukraine and Cupp argues former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton started this debacle.

Wolfowitz urges Obama to cancel G8 trip
Former Deputy Defense Secretary, Paul Wolfowitz urges President Obama to not attend G8 summit.

Cupp outraged boy suspended for gun sign
On Crossfire, S.E. Cupp was outraged a 10 year old boy was suspended for demonstrating a gun gesture.

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Did Obama underestimate Putin?
March 4th, 2014
05:29 PM ET

Did Obama underestimate Putin?

Despite talks between ministers from both sides, a key Ukrainian figure offered little indication Tuesday that there's been movement away from the brink of war threatening to embroil his Eastern European nation. FULL STORY

At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire: Former Presidential candidate Howard Dean and former Deputy Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones to debate the crisis in Ukraine.

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We want you to weigh in: Is President Obama underestimating Vladimir Putin?

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