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July 16th, 2014
10:21 PM ET

Richardson: Clinton would win over Warren

In the hypothetical battle of Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton in 2016, one former Clinton opponent is putting his money on the former secretary of the state, but not without caveats.

On tonight's show, 52% of viewers who responded to our fireback question said they believe Warren could beat Clinton in a Democratic primary.

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who ran against Clinton (and Obama) in 2008 in the Democratic presidential primary, disagreed. Full story

The Warren vs. Clinton debate
Former Govs. Tim Pawlenty and Bill Richardson debate over Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton making a Presidential bid in 2016.

June 18th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Perry sticks by alcoholism and homosexuality comparison

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

What Gov. Perry would do in Iraq
Govs. Perry and Chafee debate what they would do in Iraq with S.E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter.

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.

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Rove's dig at Clinton's health
May 13th, 2014
05:04 PM ET

Rove's dig at Clinton's health

Karl Rove's suggestion that Hillary Clinton suffers from a brain injury is coming under attack.

Rove, the mastermind behind George W. Bush's two presidential election victories, appeared at a conference last Thursday, where he discussed a 2012 incident that sent the then-secretary of state to the hospital, according to the New York Post's Page Six, the newspaper's well-known gossip column.

"Thirty days in the hospital?" asked Rove, a Fox News Channel contributor, according to the report. "And when she reappears, she's wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury? We need to know what's up with that." FULL STORY.

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We want you to weigh in: Will Karl Rove speculating about Hillary Clinton’s health backfire?

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

May 5th, 2014
09:05 PM ET

Santorum: No, Rand's not my leader

(CNN) – Rick Santorum said Monday he doubts a Libertarian-leaning candidate, like Rand Paul, could be nominated to lead the Republican Party in a presidential election.

Asked by co-host Van Jones on CNN's "Crossfire" if he could support the Kentucky senator if he winds up running and is nominated in 2016, Santorum said he doesn't think he’ll have to consider that ultimately.

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"Well, first off, I don't think that will happen because a Republican Party is not a Libertarian Party. It is a conservative party and it will nominate a conservative, not a libertarian," Santorum said. FULL STORY

Should Dems be running with Obama?
Newt Gingrich asks fmr. Gov. Ted Strickland if candidates should be running with Obama, or as Independents.

Gingrich outraged over liberal fascism on campus
Newt Gingrich is outraged over a "growing liberal fascism on campus" after Rutgers forced Condaleeza Rice to cancel her commencement speech.

Should Lois Lerner be held in contempt?
April 10th, 2014
03:53 PM ET

Should Lois Lerner be held in contempt?

Washington (CNN) – The Republican-led House Oversight Committee voted 21-12 Thursday to charge former IRS official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions about the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups. The vote sets up a full debate on the House floor, followed by possible court battle over the Fifth Amendment and a potential standoff with the Justice Department.

"This is not something that I take lightly,” said Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa of California. “We cannot tell the American people we have done all we can do to get to the truth in this investigation if we give a pass to a critical witness like Ms. Lerner.” FULL STORY

We want you to weigh in: Do you think Lois Lerner should be held in contempt over the IRS scandal?

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

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October 10th, 2013
10:27 PM ET

Ted Cruz says he’s for health care reform, just not Obamacare

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.


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.


September 15th, 2013
12:57 PM ET

Gingrich: The U.S. is 'following from behind'

Washington (CNN) – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich knocked President Barack Obama on foreign policy Sunday, saying the president is "leading from behind" in the United States-Russia negotiations over Syria's chemical weapons.

"Russian influence just increased in the Middle East dramatically. We are now relying on the Russians. We're now following from behind," said Gingrich, who's now a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire." "This is not a good long-term position."

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