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May 19th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Clinton's "inevitability" problem

DNC comms director Mo Elleithee suggests inevitability for Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy could become a problem.

A midterm challenge for Dems, GOP
GOP messenger Spicer bets his Democratic counterpart Elliethee that the GOP will pick up more seats in the House and Senate.

GOP civil war?
Van Jones questions the unity of the GOP while sparring with Sean Spicer.

Madden outraged over 9/11 gift shop
Kevin Madden is outraged over the gift shop at the 9/11 memorial.

Candidate links Dems to mass shootings
Van Jones is outraged a Congressional candidate linked Democrats to mass shootings.

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Hillary the "inevitable" Dem candidate?
May 19th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

Hillary the "inevitable" Dem candidate?

Hillary Clinton's name was the talk of the town on Sunday, as political talk shows were filled with attacks, speculation and praise.

Could posing Hillary as the "inevitable" candidate end up hurting Democrats? Are both parties so focused on Clinton that they're missing opportunities in 2014?

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At 6:30pm ET we'll have a political party faceoff between DNC communications director Mo Elleithee and RNC communications director Sean Spicer. Van Jones and guest host Kevin Madden will be hosting the debate.

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Are Republicans scared of a Hillary Clinton candidacy in 2016?

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May 14th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Cupp: Biden's like 100, who else is there?

S.E. Cupp asks who the Democrats have besides Hillary Clinton, in case she doesn't run. Hilary Rosen debates with Kevin Madden.

Is GOP too far right?
S.E. Cupp and Kevin Madden get into a heated debate whether the Republican Party is too far right and the internal civil war.

Cutter: Sasse too impractical & extreme
Stephanie Cutter says Nebraska GOP Senate candidate Ben Sasse's comments are outrageous impractical extremism.

Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?
May 5th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Does Clinton need a tough primary fight?

A small edge right now in a key indicator of the midterm elections could lead to a big advantage for the Republicans over the Democrats come November.

That's the suggestion from a new CNN/ORC International poll, that also indicates that President Barack Obama's lackluster approval ratings and pessimistic perceptions about the economy could also make 2014 a good year for the GOP at the ballot box.

Is there a Republican wave coming to Washington? Are Democrats doing themselves a disservice by putting all bets on Hillary?

At 6:30pm ET, Former Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum debates with Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Newt Gingrich and Van Jones will host the debate.
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We want you to weigh in: Would a tough Democratic primary fight make Hillary Clinton a stronger or weaker 2016 candidate?

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Was Sebelius resigning a good move?
April 11th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Was Sebelius resigning a good move?

Washington (CNN) - Shortly after Kathleen Sebelius was tapped to carry out President Barack Obama's signature health care reform effort, the head of Health and Human Services found herself in the crosshairs of Republicans determined to repeal the law.

The two-term Kansas governor-turned-Obamacare-chief-defender is resigning as health secretary. She's leaving after a problem-plagued rollout of HealthCare.gov, the federal website portal critical to the law's implementation, but with the administration taking a victory lap after unexpectedly reaching and then exceeding its sign-up target of 7 million. FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: What do you think of Kathleen Sebelius resigning as Health Secretary?

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Would you vote for politicians who cheat?
April 8th, 2014
03:07 PM ET

Would you vote for politicians who cheat?

On Monday, The Ouachita Citizen in West Monroe, Louisiana, published a surveillance video it says shows Rep. Vance McAllister and his scheduler, Melissa Hixon Peacock, passionately kissing in his office last December.

“It was just a kiss, that was all it was, but it embarrassed me and my family,” Heath Peacock, Melissa's husband said. “This guy has turned my life upside down.”

Melissa Peacock no longer works for McAllister, Heath Peacock said.

McAllister, who is married with five children, issued a statement on Monday saying, “There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness. I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve.”

We want you to weigh in: If a politician is caught on tape having an affair, does it affect your vote?

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March 10th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Santorum questions Christie's sincerity

Marc Lamont Hill asks Rick Santorum about the rifts in the Republican party including with Santorum and Gov. Christie.

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Sen. Sanders on Hillary Clinton 2016
S.E. Cupp says the Democrats have a rift within their own party and Sen. Bernie Sanders responds.

Cupp: Justin Bieber is probably a bad person
S.E. Cupp was outraged at Justin Bieber's behavior at his deposition.

George Zimmerman signs autographs at gun show
Guest host Marc Lamont Hill was outraged that George Zimmerman was signing autographs of himself at a gun show.

March 7th, 2014
10:13 PM ET

Begala: CPAC bans gay groups

Guest host, Paul Begala, was outraged that no gay groups were allowed to sponsor CPAC 2014.


Does attacking Hillary Clinton work?

Newt Gingrich and Paul Begala debate with David Bossie and Stephanie Shriock about conservatives attacking Hillary Clinton.

Begala: Ted Cruz's CPAC comments are appalling
Paul Begala argues that Sen. Ted Cruz's CPAC comments were appalling, however David Bossie does not agree.

Gingrich: Obama's failures travel with him
Newt Gingrich was outraged that others were outraged because Obama will be on vacation this weekend. He thinks Obama will be just as ineffective.

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