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September 30th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Poll: Politicians acting like children

Crossfire hosts talk with Brad Woodhouse and Andy Roth about rhetoric and leaders acting like spoiled children.

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In the Crossfire: will the government shut down?
September 30th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

In the Crossfire: will the government shut down?


(CNN) - Let's start with the obvious question: Will the government shut down this week? Most likely.

Republicans and Democrats can agree on that. It's everything else that has them bickering and blaming. And unless they strike a deal on a spending bill Monday, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

After weeks of congressional back-and-forth, the ball is now in the Senate's court. It meets at 2 p.m. Monday to decide what to do next.

A shutdown, while likely, isn't a foregone conclusion. The deadline is midnight - and one day can be a long time on Capitol Hill.

Here's a quick Q&A to get you caught up on what happened over the weekend and what to look forward to Monday.


Tonight in the Crossfire: hours away from a potential government shutdown, Andrew Roth, Vice President of Government Affairs for Club for Growth, and Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change and former DNC spokesman, join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

We want you to weigh in. Do you think the government will shut down? Vote by responding below, replying to our tweet, or by commenting on our Facebook post.

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September 30th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

Government shutdown at midnight

CNN Crossfire host Van Jones and CNN Political Commentator Ari Fleischer break down both sides on CNN's New Day.

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September 30th, 2013
10:49 AM ET

Carly Fiorina and Ralph Nader debate Obamacare

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and former CEO Carly Fiorina debate Obamacare and alternative health care solutions.

Ralph Nader on Obamacare

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader makes the case that government involvement in health care can work.

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September 27th, 2013
11:44 AM ET

Gingrich: Obama must negotiate with GOP

Newt Gingrich and Rep. Keith Ellison begin with a debate on whether the president and the GOP can negotiate together.

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In the Crossfire: Reps. Ellison and Gardner
September 26th, 2013
05:02 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Reps. Ellison and Gardner

Days from the government shutdown showdown, the Obama administration on Wednesday released the first look at the cost to consumers of the federally run health care exchanges that launch October 1, saying that premiums under Obamacare will be lower than originally projected.

“Five days from now, on Oct. 1, millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance because they’ve been priced out of the market,” Obama said, “they will finally be able to buy quality, affordable health insurance.”

Despite Republican efforts to delay or defund the law, the president pressed, “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”

Tonight in the Crossfire: two members of Congress, Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who supports Obamacare, and Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican who opposes the law, join hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter to debate the costs of health care reform and the debt limit negotiations.

We want you to weigh in do you think the debt ceiling should be raised?

September 26th, 2013
03:06 PM ET

Carney to reporter: Let's go on 'Crossfire'

(CNN) – White House spokesman Jay Carney seems to have a new favorite strategy for ending heated exchanges with reporters in the press briefing room.

For the second time this month, Carney on Thursday challenged a reporter to a debate on CNN's "Crossfire."

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September 26th, 2013
09:58 AM ET

Sens. Casey vs. Chambliss on Obamacare

Casey: GOP has no plan for health care
Sen. Bob Casey says the GOP wants to repeal Obamacare but offers no solution. Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss disagrees.

Casey: More debate needed on Obamacare

S.E. Cupp says Americans are unhappy with Obamacare and asks Sen. Bob Casey why there isn't more debate on the issue.

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