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October 24th, 2013
11:02 PM ET

Should SeaWorld free the killer whales?

Experts for and against keeping killer whales in captivity debate the ethics behind the issue on CNN's Crossfire.

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Filed under: Animals • Grey Stafford • Newt Gingrich • Tim Zimmermann • Van Jones
'Blackfish' in the Crossfire: Keep killer whales in captivity?
October 24th, 2013
01:26 PM ET

'Blackfish' in the Crossfire: Keep killer whales in captivity?

Is it okay for killer whales, or orcas, to be held in captivity for public appreciation and education or do they belong only in the wild?

In the Crossfire: Tim Zimmermann, Associate Producer of "Blackfish," who believes killer whales should not be kept in captivity, and Director of Conservation for Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium Grey Stafford, who emphasizes the preservation and educational benefits of zoos.

They join hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich at 6:30 pm ET to make their case.

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We want you to weigh in. Would you take your children to SeaWorld?

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CNN Films presents "Blackfish," which traces the history of killer whales in captivity, particularly the 2010 killing of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau by a 12,000-pound orca.

Tune in for the premiere  of "Blackfish" on CNN tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Filed under: Animals • Fireback • In the Crossfire
October 23rd, 2013
11:54 PM ET

Dean: Rules could change with Obamacare

Former Gov. Howard Dean says the delays with Obamacare could cause the mandates and deadlines to change.

Dean appeared on Crossfire with former Rep. Chris Chocola and hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

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Filed under: Ceasefire • Debates • Howard Dean
Upgrade Obamacare? Dean and Chocola debate in the Crossfire
October 23rd, 2013
05:54 PM ET

Upgrade Obamacare? Dean and Chocola debate in the Crossfire

President Obama wants you to sign up for health insurance, but some people still aren't buying.

As technical issues continue to plague the sign-up process, health insurance executives met with White House officials to address the problems.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Former Rep. Chris Chocola of Indiana join Newt Gingrich and Van Jones in the Crossfire at 6:30pm ET Wednesday to debate Obamacare and whether or not there is a "plan B."

Dean, a medical doctor and former head of the Democratic party, supports Obamacare. Chocola, the president of conservative group Club for Growth, is critical of the law.

We want you to weigh in: Is it okay for the White House to host insurance executives behind closed doors?

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Filed under: Fireback • Health care • Howard Dean • In the Crossfire
October 23rd, 2013
11:32 AM ET

Who is to blame for Obamacare failures?

Reason Magazine editor Nick Gillespie talks with Crossfire hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones about who is responsible for the Obamacare website issues.

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Filed under: Debates • Health care • Nick Gillespie • S.E. Cupp • Tom Perriello • Van Jones
In the Crossfire: Obamacare damage control
October 22nd, 2013
05:50 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Obamacare damage control

We've heard all about what's gone wrong, but can we trust the team that rolled-out Obamacare's website to fix its problems now?

Former Rep. Tom Perriello, the president of the Center of American Progress and Editor-in-chief of "Reason" magazine Nick Gillespie join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to discuss Obamacare damage control.

With Republican calls for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to step down over the troubled rollout, we want you to weigh in: Do you think Secretary Sebelius should resign over the Obamacare website problems? Reply now with Yes or No using #Crossfire.

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Filed under: Fireback • Health care • In the Crossfire
October 22nd, 2013
11:10 AM ET

Did Obamacare response help or harm GOP?

Anne Filipic of Enroll America, Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), and "Crossfire" hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter debate the response to Obamacare registration difficulties.

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Filed under: Andy Harris • Anne Filipic • Health care • Newt Gingrich • Stephanie Cutter
In the Crossfire: Obamacare sign up fiasco
October 21st, 2013
05:57 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Obamacare sign up fiasco

President Obama says there's no "sugarcoating" the problems with HealthCare.gov, and added that tech industry experts were being brought in to help workers to resolve the website issues.

Anne Filipic of Enroll America, an organization that promotes Obamacare insurance sign ups, and Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), who is also a medical doctor, join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter in the Crossfire to discuss who's to blame and what should be done.

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What do you think? Should the requirement to purchase health insurance be delayed due to the Obamacare website failures?

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