Washington (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday if House conservatives don't get their way in the congressional standoff over the budget and debt, they'll be more revved up to fight harder in the coming years, not fade away.
The 2012 GOP presidential candidate and co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" also predicted Obamacare will become the biggest political issue in next year's midterms, as well as the next presidential election.
Gingrich further weighed in on John Boehner's speakership, as the House speaker in power during the last shutdowns of the federal government, in late 1995 and early 1996.FULL STORY
The shutdown continues as the U.S. inches closer to the debt ceiling. Meetings are happening, and even when they don’t, it seems that it’s simply to hash out more negotiations. There are hopeful signs, but what if they can’t make a deal?
In the Crossfire tonight, Carly Fiorina, a former CEO, and Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser, join hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich at 6:30pET. They’ll debate the possible consequences of a debt ceiling breach and break down the economics of it all.
Join the conversation and tell us what you would ask Fiorina and Goolsbee by tweeting with #Crossfire.
CNN's Crossfire host and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks on the state of the Republican party.
Former Speaker of the House and host of CNN’s Crossfire, Newt Gingrich takes us through his experience negotiating a way out of a government shutdown, arguing that a shutdown of the U.S. government isn't a unique situation.
When negotiating the way out, talking is one of the most important factors, he says. Gingrich explains that he and Clinton spent many long hours discussing and listening to each other’s point of views.
Gingrich also suggests for our current leaders to start with what they do agree on to build momentum, otherwise you will “crash and burn” on the more complicated issues.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Ted Cruz really does want healthcare reform, just not Obamacare, the Texas Republican said Thursday night.
The conservative firebrand and self-made arch-foe of the Affordable Care Act was on CNN’s “Crossfire” to defend the tactics he proposed that helped drive the United States to a government shutdown.
And those tactics seem to be working by Cruz’s standards.
We're one week away from the debt ceiling deadline and a temporary solution may be in sight. But is it the right move, and what about the long term?
President Obama will first talk with Senate Democrats today, followed by a meeting with Republican leadership.
In the Crossfire tonight, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who is among the Democrats meeting with the president, and Senator Ted Cruz, who has been at forefront of the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.
They'll join hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich to make their case tonight at 6:30 and 11:30pm ET.
Do you have any questions for Sens. Cruz and Whitehouse? Leave a comment below or tweet us using #Crossfire.
Republican Raul Labrador proposes separating Obamacare from debt limit talks, but Democrat Rosa DeLauro has concerns.
President Obama is meeting with lawmakers about the government shutdown, starting first with the House Democrats. Could a deal finally be in the works, or is it even possible?
In the Crossfire, Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who attended the White House meeting, and Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, who wants the president to negotiate.
Failure to act before the October 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling could lead to the government defaulting and have negative effects on the U.S. and global economy.