Seeking a middle ground between calls for tough military action and none at all, President Barack Obama said Thursday he was sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help the embattled government hold off a lightning advance from the north by Sunni militants.
Obama told White House reporters the goal was to prevent a civil war in Iraq that could destabilize the region, and also prevent creation of a terrorist safe haven in northern Iraq and neighboring Syria from which U.S. enemies could plan and launch attacks against American interests. Full story
At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) for a debate.
Should the U.S. send military advisers to Iraq?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry stood by his recent comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
Appearing on CNN's "Crossfire" on Wednesday, Perry was asked by co-host Stephanie Cutter whether he believes homosexuality is a disease.
"I think my position has been fairly clear on that for a substantial period of time," Perry said, pivoting quickly to the economy as a more pressing issue facing the United States. Full story
Gov. Perry: Immigrants told what to say
Perry responds to the immigration issue about unaccompanied children illegally crossing the border.
Gov. Perry on airstrikes: probably not
Texas Gov. Rick Perry left the door open to possible U.S. airstrikes against Iraq.
More chaos in Iraq; what should the President do? What are his options?
Also, thousands of immigrant children are pouring across the nation's southern border from Central America braved predators and harsh elements only to arrive in the United States and walk right into one of the most toxic issues in Washington. Would the governors be making different calls? Full story
At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter are joined by Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) for a debate.
Should the U.S. launch airstrikes in Iraq?
S.E. Cupp lays out her 3 reasons why the U.S. should not trust Iran regarding the recent violence in Iraq.
Who's to blame for Iraq chaos?
Crossfire host Van Jones asks Danielle Pletka who she thinks should take the responsibility for the recent chaos in Iraq.
Outrage: Written permission for sex?
S.E. Cupp is outraged a bill mandates a verbal or written consent before sex.
The United States could end up cooperating with Iran to stop militant gains in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Monday in an interview with Yahoo!News.
But a Pentagon spokesman denied Monday that any military coordination with Iran is in the cards.
In his interview with Yahoo!News, Kerry didn't say that cooperation with Iran is under active discussion inside the administration.
"Let's see what Iran might or might not be willing to do before we start making any pronouncements," he said. Full story
At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones are joined by Vikram Singh of Center for American Progress and Danielle Pletka of AEI, for a debate.
Should the U.S. form a strategic alliance with Iran regarding Iraq?
Tonight on Crossfire, conditions worsening in Syria and defiance from its allies. Should President Obama be doing more to help, or should the U.S. stay out of the way?
At 6:30pm ET former National Security Council Spokesperson Tommy Vietor and Danielle Pletka, Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at AEI, join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate Obama's foreign policy.
We want you to weigh in on Today's Fireback question: Should the U.S. get more involved in resolving the Syria conflict?
Crossfire hosts Newt Gingrich & Stephanie Cutter debate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's motives with fmr. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) and fmr. Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum.
Tonight on Crossfire; is the U.S. keeping Iran from building a nuclear bomb? Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything." Read the full story.
At 6:30pm ET. fmr. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and fmr. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA) debate Iran with Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter.
We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: Is the U.S. getting fooled by Iran?