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July 9th, 2014
09:29 PM ET

Gutierrez: 'Bothered' that Obama won't visit border

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, a strong proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, said that he's disappointed in President Barack Obama's refusal to visit the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

"It does bother me,” he said on tonight's show about Obama not visiting the border. “I wish the President of the United States were going down [to the border] and visiting the children and visiting the site tonight."

Democratic Congressman questions Obama's immigration proposal
Rep. Gutiérrez questions the administration's proposal to alleviate the border crisis. Rep. Bridenstein debates with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

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July 8th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Coburn: Obama's border funding 'wrong approach'

Sen. Tom Coburn said Tuesday he opposes President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of unaccompanied minors across the southwest border.

"That's $60,000 per child we will spend, in emergency money," the Oklahoma Republican said on CNN's "Crossfire."

"That shows how incompetent [the government] is."

Coburn said providing additional resources for detention spaces and immigration attorneys to the minors is the "wrong approach."

"We can put them all on a first class seat to their homes, that's $8 million,' he added.

Could legalizing marijuana become 'tragedy'?
Senator and doctor Tom Coburn says legalizing recreational marijuana could become a tragedy. Sen. Cardin debates.

82 shot in Chicago? That's an outrage
Newt Gingrich is outraged that the country is desensitized to the mass shootings in Chicago over July, 4th weekend.

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In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana
July 8th, 2014
04:27 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Immigration and medical marijuana

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

No he doesn't, say Republicans who note Obama doesn't plan to visit the border area when he travels to Texas - the epicenter of the immigrant influx - on Wednesday for a trip that includes a meeting with Gov. Rick Perry. Full story

Also in the political sphere: weed. New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday.

At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter host a debate with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tom Coburn (R-OK)

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We want you to weigh in: Do you support legalizing recreational marijuana?

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July 7th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Should undocumented children be returned?

Govs. Ted Strickland and Bob Ehrlich debated immigration tonight with Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich. Gov. Strickland says, "We’ve got a crisis and we’ve got to deal with it." How do you think we should fix this crisis?

Stephanie Cutter: Boehner suing Obama is a waste of tax payer money

We want you to weigh in on today's Fireback: Should undocumented children be returned to their home countries?

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June 26th, 2014
09:28 PM ET

What should U.S. do with undocumented kids?

Van Jones and Newt Gingrich dissect the influx of undocumented children crossing the U.S. and how the government should react. What do you think?

Presidential overreach or GOP grandstanding?
Stephanie Cutter, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate the IRS scandal and government overreach.

Gingrich outraged at Clinton designer gifts
Newt Gingrich is outraged over Bill Clinton's purchases on his last trip.

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Should there be a third major political party?
June 26th, 2014
05:08 PM ET

Should there be a third major political party?

Lots of political news to discuss in the Crossfire tonight.

The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential recess appointments, in which officials are placed in top government jobs temporarily without Senate approval.

The closely watched constitutional and political confrontation over the practice has accelerated because of partisan gridlock in Congress. Full story

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House John Boehner is planning to sue the President over executive orders. Has Obama exceeded his presidential authority?

Also, Sarah Palin continues to mention her idea of having a third party in politics.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp, Van Jones, Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter host a debate on a special episode of Crossfire.

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Does the U.S. need a stronger 3rd political party?

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: Fireback • In the Crossfire • John Boehner • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Politics • S.E. Cupp • Sarah Palin • Stephanie Cutter • Supreme Court • Tea Party • Van Jones
June 25th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Brazile: Clinton still has her 'street cred'

Donna Brazile says Hillary Clinton can still appeal to the average American. Kevin Madden debates.

Madden: Clinton's 'a really bad candidate'
Kevin Madden and Donna Brazile debate whether Hillary Clinton is out of touch with S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

Should GOP court minority votes?
S.E. Cupp and Van Jones debate the GOP's vision and strategy for future elections with Kevin Madden and Donna Brazile.

Outrage: Vasectomy plea deal?
S.E. Cupp is outraged a judge ordered a vasectomy as part of a plea deal.

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Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?
June 25th, 2014
04:32 PM ET

Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?

Heated wins from last night's primaries, what does this mean for the 2014 midterm landscape?

Also, a day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."

Lastly, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Republican Strategist, Kevin Madden.

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We want you to weigh in: Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama over executive orders?

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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