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Don't call it 'student' debt
August 5th, 2014
11:29 AM ET

Don't call it 'student' debt

The first thing we need to do to get serious about student debt? Stop calling it "student debt."

"College debt" or "education debt" might work. Anything but student debt - because not just students but entire families are paying the cost of our broken system for funding higher education.

Case in point: The other day, one of the top stories on CNN.com was about two grieving parents who lost their child but are still stuck with her student loan bills.

This story represents so much about what is wrong with our system of financing higher education - not to mention our national priorities. Full story

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Filed under: CNN Opinion • economy • Student loans • Van Jones
July 16th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Richardson: Clinton would win over Warren

In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On tonight's show, 52% of viewers who responded to our fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed. Full story

The Warren vs. Clinton debate
Former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Bill Richardson debate over Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton making a Presidential bid in 2016.

Here we go: Warren vs. Clinton
July 16th, 2014
04:31 PM ET

Here we go: Warren vs. Clinton

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not seeking the White House.

"I'm not running for president and I plan to serve out my term," Warren, who's up for reelection in 2018, said in December.

But she sure is acting like a potential 2016 contender. She's traveling around the country, introducing herself to voters, testing her message - the sort of thing that candidates do...

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with former Governors Tim Pawlenty and Bill Richardson.

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Could Elizabeth Warren defeat Hillary Clinton in a Democratic primary?

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

July 15th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Jones, Bachmann battle on border issue

Van Jones and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) have a heated debate on the immigration crisis.

Bachmann: Clinton should be concerned
Rep. Michele Bachmann says if she were Hillary Clinton, she would be concerned about Elizabeth Warren.

Is Clinton experiencing déjà vu?
Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Reps. Bachmann and Rangel debate Elizabeth Warren's new super PAC.

Outrage: Jose Antonio Vargas detained
Van Jones is outraged that undocumented immigrant, Jose Antonio Vargas, was detained at the Texas border.

"Documented" star detained
July 15th, 2014
04:56 PM ET

"Documented" star detained

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas suspected he wouldn't get out.

His fear came to fruition Tuesday morning when he was detained at a Texas airport while trying to pass through security en route to Los Angeles, said Ryan Eller, campaign director for Define American, a group Vargas founded in 2011.

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Van Jones host a debate with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Charlie Rangel about the immigration crisis in the United States.

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We want you to weigh in: Should Jose Antonio Vargas have been detained today?

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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Filed under: Charles Rangel • Fireback • Immigration • In the Crossfire • Michele Bachmann • Newt Gingrich • Politics • Race • Van Jones
July 9th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

Gutierrez: 'Bothered' that Obama won't visit border

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, said that he's disappointed in President Barack Obama's refusal to visit the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

"It does bother me,” he said on tonight's show about Obama not visiting the border. “I wish the President of the United States were going down [to the border] and visiting the children and visiting the site tonight."

Democratic Congressman questions Obama's immigration proposal
Rep. Gutiérrez questions the administration's proposal to alleviate the border crisis. Rep. Bridenstein debates with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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Filed under: Debates • Immigration • Jim Bridenstine • Luis Gutierrez • Obama • Politics • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp • Van Jones
Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis
July 9th, 2014
04:26 PM ET

Obama to meet with Perry on immigration crisis

He will be in Texas tonight, but President Barack Obama has no plans to visit the border area where tens of thousands of young immigrants have illegally entered the country in recent months to create what his administration labels an urgent humanitarian problem.

The trip to the Lone Star State - the epicenter of the immigration influx - includes Democratic Party fundraising events, and after some political squabbling, a meeting with Republican Gov. Rick Perry.

That's not enough for GOP critics or even some of Obama's fellow Democrats.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)

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We want you to weigh in: Should Obama visit the kids at the border while he's in Texas?

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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Filed under: Fireback • Immigration • In the Crossfire • Jim Bridenstine • Luis Gutierrez • Obama • Rick Perry • S.E. Cupp • Van Jones
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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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Debates • Executive order • GOP • Immigration • IRS • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Outrage of the Day • Politics • S.E. Cupp • Stephanie Cutter • Van Jones
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