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March 21st, 2014
07:18 AM ET

Web exclusive: Should college athletes be paid?

Top college basketball teams from across the nation are facing off over the next three weeks during March Madness. The highly-anticipated sporting event is watched by millions and generates over a billion dollars, but none of that goes to the players.

Meanwhile, an attorney representing four college athletes filed a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA on Monday arguing that universities should have the option of paying players. "The reality is that it is already pro sports for everybody but the athletes," Attorney Jeffrey Kessler said in the landmark anti trust suit.

Is it time for student athletes to get paid?
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Is climate change the biggest threat we face?
February 19th, 2014
05:20 PM ET

Is climate change the biggest threat we face?

There are fires in Kiev, chaos in the Middle East and challenges at home and abroad, but is the biggest threat to our national security... something else?

Saying that climate change ranks among the world's most serious problems - such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on all nations to respond to "the greatest challenge of our generation." FULL STORY

In the Crossfire, State Department Adviser Joe Cirincione and The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol join Van Jones and Newt Gingrich to debate.

Crossfire Cirincione Kristol

Gingrich has already been outspoken on the issue, calling for Kerry's resignation over Twitter.

We want you to weigh in: Secretary Kerry says climate change is 'perhaps the most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.' Do you agree?

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Warning on minimum wage
February 18th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

Warning on minimum wage

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers.

But Republicans and Democrats reacted with lightning speed and polarizing conclusions to the report. Which side is right?

In the Crossfire tonight, Former Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean and former Maryland Governor Bob Erlich join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate.

We want you to weigh in on Today's Fireback question: Do you think raising the minimum wage would cost jobs?

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Political battle lines of 2014
December 23rd, 2013
05:55 PM ET

Political battle lines of 2014

Looking beyond the holidays, where are the political battle lines for 2014? Who should we keep our eyes on? What will be the biggest issues?

In the Crossfire tonight, conservative commentator Will Cain and former Obama adviser Neera Tanden join S.E. Cupp and guest host Marc Lamont Hill for a debate.

We want you to weigh in: Do you think Obamacare will be the biggest issue of the 2014 midterm elections?

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December 20th, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Can President Obama bounce back?

In a conversation with Van Jones and Newt Gingrich, political strategists Penny Lee and John Feehery look ahead to 2014 and discuss what President Obama and Republicans need to accomplish.

When asked what President Obama's New Year's resolution should be, Lee offered "no more selfies with world leaders," while Feehery suggested that he appears "at least once on 'Duck Dynasty.'"

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In the Crossfire: Obama's fix for Obamacare
November 14th, 2013
06:10 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Obama's fix for Obamacare

President Obama delivered a stunning mea culpa at the White House by allowing insurers to offer current insurance plans for another year even if they don't comply with Obamacare.

Will he sooth the nerves of Democrats or win any Republican support?

In the Crossfire at 6:30pm ET: Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) join Van Jones and Newt Gingrich to discuss.

Grijalva Scalise

We want you to weigh in: Do you think the President’s fix for Obamacare will work?

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In the Crossfire: Can Congress fix Obamacare?
November 13th, 2013
05:56 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Can Congress fix Obamacare?

The numbers everyone's been waiting for are out: Just over 106,000 signed up for Obamacare in its first month, fewer than 27,000 coming from the healthcare.gov site.

Plus, horror stories from Obamacare website insiders were told at a Congressional hearing today. But was the hearing fair?

Tonight in the Crossfire: Rep. James Lankford and Rep. Loretta Sanchez join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter to debate Obamacare.

Sanchez Lankford

We want you to weigh in: Do you think Congress can improve Obamacare?

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Was Obama's apology sincere?
November 8th, 2013
06:38 PM ET

Was Obama's apology sincere?

The President and his Obamacare team are on an apology tour. Why can some politicians admit they were wrong, while others can't? Was the President's apology sincere?

In the Crossfire, Ruth Marcus and Kevin Madden join host Stephanie Cutter and guest host Kevin Madden.

We want you to weigh in: Did the President's apology matter to you?

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