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May 20th, 2014
10:41 AM ET

Robots are coming to take your job

Smartphones, tablets, and apps have changed the way we do just about everything. But do these conveniences cost us jobs? Van Jones takes a look.

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May 2nd, 2014
09:06 PM ET

Gingrich: too many of our jobs are low-paying

Reps. Barbara Lee and Andy Harris debate raising the minimum wage with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

Jones: Give the President some credit on the economy!
Van Jones says the GOP is not giving Obama any credit on the economy, Newt debates.

Gingrich: Sell the Clippers to the fans!
Newt Gingrich argues that the Clippers should be sold to the fans instead of another billionaire.

Jones outraged 200 girls kidnapped by terrorists
Van Jones is outraged that about 200 Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by terrorists and no one seems to care.

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Filed under: Andy Harris • Barbara Lee • CNN Opinion • Debates • economy • Jobs • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Unemployment • Van Jones
$15/hour for minimum wage?
May 2nd, 2014
05:22 PM ET

$15/hour for minimum wage?

The U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in April, the strongest month for job growth in two years, the Department of Labor said Friday. That number blew away economists' forecasts, and stocks rose following the news, although they have since fallen back.

The oft-quoted unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, down from 6.7% in March.

Also, today Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his proposal for a $15 minimum wage, a plan he said has broad support across the local government, business and labor communities.

Washington already has the nation's highest state-level minimum wage of $9.32. The Seattle proposal would be more than double the current federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Mayor Murray's plan would take effect over several years and apply first to some large businesses starting in 2017, and ultimately to all businesses by 2021. FULL STORY.

Is Obama leading the U.S. into a healthy economy? At 6:30pm ET on Crossfire, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Andy Harris (R-CMD) go head-to-head in a debate joined by Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

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We want you to weigh in: Do you agree with the Seattle Mayor that the minimum wage should be raised to $15/hour?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: Andy Harris • Barbara Lee • economy • Fireback • In the Crossfire • Jobs • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Van Jones
February 21st, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Rick Perry: Not govt's business to set minimum wage

Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.

Jones attacks red states, Perry defends
Gov. Rick Perry defends Texas against Van Jones' attack on red states.

Van Joes to Rick Perry: Aren't you living in a Texas mirage?
Van Jones questions Rick Perry on the jobs he is bringing to his state.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Debates • economy • Jobs • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Newt Gingrich • Pat Quinn • Rick Perry • Van Jones
In the Crossfire: What is the state of our union?
January 28th, 2014
04:15 PM ET

In the Crossfire: What is the state of our union?

Tonight on Crossfire, as we await the President’s big sales pitch, we’ll debate whether his agenda best for the middle class. Do Republicans have better ideas to get our economy moving?

At 6:30pm ET we have two sets of guests. First up will be Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA).

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Later, Greg Walden, chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and Rep. Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) join S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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We want you to weigh in on tonight’s Fireback question: Is the state of our union strong?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • 2016 • Fireback • GOP • Greg Walden • In the Crossfire • Income gap • Jobs • Middle Class • Minimum wage • Obama • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union • Steve Israel • Tim Scott • Unemployment • Van Jones • Xavier Becerra
December 6th, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Fmr. Chief RNC economist: What are you guys smoking? The economy isn't good

In this episode of Crossfire the debate got fiery over the new job numbers.

Our right guest, Fmr. RNC Chief Economist Nancy Pfotenhauer, debated the quality of these jobs and our left host fmr. Gov. of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm is confident more could have been done sooner if it wasn't for the GOP in Congress.

Who do you agree with?

Granholm: Put minimum wage on state ballots

Granholm defends Michigan record

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Filed under: David Madland • Debates • economy • Jennifer Granholm • Jobs • Nancy Pfotenhauer • S.E. Cupp
Crossfire: Lowest unemployment rate in 5 years
December 6th, 2013
03:42 PM ET

Crossfire: Lowest unemployment rate in 5 years

The November jobs report has just been released and the U.S. has added more than 200,000 jobs, dropping the unemployment rate to 7%. This is the lowest unemployment rate in 5 years.

In the Crossfire: David Madland who is the Director of the American Worker Project at American Progress and Nancy Pfotenhauer who is the former chief economist for the RNC join S.E. Cupp and guest host Jennifer Granholm, the former Governor of Michigan, beginning at 6:30pm ET.

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We want you to weigh in: Does President Obama deserve credit for the drop in unemployment?

Vote by tweeting yes or no using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page if you are on a mobile device.

September 19th, 2013
08:30 AM ET

Perry, O'Malley clash over jobs, healthcare

Washington (CNN) – Red state-blue state governors Rick Perry and Martin O’Malley debated job creation and healthcare on Wednesday, with Perry equating adding people to Medicaid via Obamacare with “putting tens of thousands on the Titanic knowing how it’s going to turn out.”

Both men are thought to be contenders for the White House in 2016 and on CNN’s “Crossfire,” they aired out some of the key issues that are likely to define their campaigns should they run.


Perry: Medicaid broken like the Titanic
CNN's Stephanie Cutter questions Texas Gov. Rick Perry on why his state is refusing help from Obamacare.


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