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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Jones Interviews Gingrich on Breakout
November 21st, 2013
08:50 PM ET

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Jones Interviews Gingrich on Breakout

Now this is something you don't see everyday. Liberal Van Jones interviews conservative Newt Gingrich about his new book, Breakout. Gingrich defends his case on why America is poised for a Breakout, and Jones questions him on why liberals would care to read his newest book.

Watch the full interview:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

You can get a copy of Breakout here.

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In the Crossfire: The nuclear option
November 21st, 2013
03:50 PM ET

In the Crossfire: The nuclear option

The Senate has gone nuclear. Senate Democrats have taken drastic action by changing the rules of the legislative body, enabling judicial and executive nominees to be confirmed with just 51 votes instead of 60.

Is the "nuclear option" good for either party, or the country?

In the Crossfire: two members of that body, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and John Hoeven (R-ND).

They'll join hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter to debate the dysfunction in Washington.

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We want you to weigh in. Do you think dysfunction in Washington is curable?

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Filed under: Fireback • In the Crossfire
November 20th, 2013
07:04 PM ET

Sen. Tim Scott passes on Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsement

(CNN) – Sen. Tim Scott is passing on throwing his support behind Lindsey Graham, his fellow South Carolina Republican senator, who faces four conservative primary challengers as he runs for re-election next year.

Instead, Scott, who was appointed to the Senate late last year, said he would focus on his own election next year.

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Filed under: Debates • Lindsey Graham • Newt Gingrich • Tim Scott • Van Jones
In the Crossfire: Obama's legacy
November 20th, 2013
04:38 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Obama's legacy

Today, a tribute to a President whose killing affected a generation. Later, the Medal of Freedom awarded to another. Is there a chance to learn from legacies past? Or has Washington changed too dramatically since the Kennedy and Clinton presidencies?

In the Crossfire: Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tim Scott (R-SC).

They'll debate President Obama's Washington with hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

scott cardin

We want you to weigh in. Which President will history view more favorably?

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November 19th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Cupp: Cheney feud reflects GOP divide on same-sex marriage

Conservative strategist Ralph Reed says S.E. Cupp is out of step with the GOP by supporting same-sex marriage.

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In the Crossfire: the President's waning popularity
November 19th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

In the Crossfire: the President's waning popularity

Is President Obama experiencing a sophomore slump? His signature health care law's rollout turned from glitches to a debacle. Now, blocked judicial nominees and record low poll numbers.

How can the President come back?

In the Crossfire: Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

They join hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones at 6:30pET to debate President Obama's waning popularity.

crowley reed

We want you to weigh in. Do you think President Obama can make a comeback from his low approval ratings?

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Living People on U.S. Postage Stamps… They’re Brits!
November 19th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Living People on U.S. Postage Stamps… They’re Brits!

It's Magic! Today, November 19th, the U.S. Postal Service issues stamps showing identifiable living people. Will they be prominent U.S. politicians? Inventors? Philanthropists? Sports heroes? No, they’re characters from the “Harry Potter” movies.

At first glance, this appears to reflect a recent and very major change in policy. Until now, you had to be dead to be on a stamp. Even the images on the 1960’s and 1970’s “Spacewalk” and “Moon Landing” stamps showed “idealized” astronauts - rather than specific pictures of living people. The Harry Potter stamps seem to be the first living people under the new policy.

However, the Postal Service contacted us to point out the 2007 “Star Wars” stamps also showed actors. They make the point that while both sets show real, identifiable people, they’re portraying characters rather than themselves. So technically, we’re still waiting for a living person to be honored on a stamp.

The Harry Potter stamps show, among others, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry, Emma Watson as Hermione, Michael Gambon as Dumbledore and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort. (By the way, what does it mean if you send or receive a letter with a Voldemort stamp on it?)

The stamps will be good for first-class mail and come in booklets of 20 that sell for $9.20 each. The Postal Service is hoping they’ll be popular. The specialty magazine Linn’s Stamp News reports 100 million stamps – in five million booklets – have been printed. While they won’t be available at every post office, they can be ordered from the Postal Service’s website, usps.com.

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November 18th, 2013
08:43 PM ET

Crossfire: Support for Biden and Christie in 2016

(CNN) – As 2016 chatter heats up, two political insiders spill their potential picks for their respective party's presidential nominee.

CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said if Hillary Clinton doesn't run, Vice President Joe Biden might just take the cake.

"I would love to see a woman in the White House and so my money right now would stay on Hillary," Brazile said Monday on CNN's Crossfire.

"But if Joe Biden, I got to tell you, he's been a champion for women's' equality, and I would toss my support to Joe Biden,' she told Crossfire co-host S.E. Cupp.

For his part, former Minnesota governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, given a choice between GOP favorites Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, would pick Christie.

"Christie would be a stronger candidate," Pawlenty said to Crossfire co-host Van Jones. "No question in my mind."

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Brazile on Hillary: 'She's like Elvis'

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