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July 14th, 2014
09:13 PM ET

Racism directed at the President

Paul Begala brings up some of the racism the President has had to endure in light of Attorney General Eric Holder's recent comments. Holder said he sees "racial animus" in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Newt Gingrich, Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden debate.

In the Crossfire: the Perry, Paul duel
Paul Begala and Newt Gingrich debate Gov. Perry and Sen. Paul's dueling op-eds with Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden.

Gingrich outraged Israel under attack
Newt Gingrich is outraged that Israel is under attack and Paul Begala agrees with him.

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'Racial animus' towards Holder and Obama?
July 14th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

'Racial animus' towards Holder and Obama?

First, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is firing back at Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, in an escalation of a war of words between two potential 2016 Republican presidential contenders over U.S. foreign policy and the country's role in the bloody outbreak of fighting in Iraq. What do you make of this infighting?

Then, Attorney General Eric Holder says he sees "racial animus" in strident Republican opposition to some Obama administration policies. Some media conservatives say he's playing racial politics.

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At 6:30pm ET, Newt Gingrich and guest host Paul Begala host a debate with Tim Phillips and Neera Tanden.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Fireback • Foreign policy • In the Crossfire • Neera Tanden • Newt Gingrich • Obama • Paul Begala • Politics • Rand Paul • Rick Perry • Tim Phillips
June 23rd, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Van Jones: Clinton's 'blowing it'

Van Jones, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich debate Hillary's wealth controversy.

Rand Paul vs. Dick Cheney Divide in Iraq
Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones debate the GOP divide in intervening in Iraq.

Outrage: Why U.S. tied with Portugal
Stephanie Cutter is outraged over something called "stoppage time."

Outrage: VA bill fattening, not fixing
Newt Gingrich is outraged over the new VA bill and says it doesn't fix the problem.

Biden gets his (water) gun
S.E. Cupp is "outraged" over Joe Biden and his water gun.

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Filed under: 2016 • Debates • Hillary Clinton • Income gap • Iraq • Joe Biden • Newt Gingrich • Outrage of the Day • Politics • Rand Paul • S.E. Cupp • Sports • Stephanie Cutter • Van Jones • Veterans Affairs
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.

September 9th, 2013
10:20 PM ET

Rand Paul: The president has lost face

Sen. Robert Menendez, Sen. Rand Paul and Stephanie Cutter talk about the creditability of the president and the U.S.

Filed under: Debates • Rand Paul • Robert Menendez • Stephanie Cutter • Syria
September 9th, 2013
09:21 PM ET

Paul and Menendez on Syrian intervention

In the Crossfire, Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) debate whether to intervene in Syria.

Filed under: Debates • Newt Gingrich • Rand Paul • Robert Menendez • Stephanie Cutter
September 9th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Paul: We can't be allies with al Qaeda

(CNN) – The United States should not take action in Syria, because it would appear to be siding with an opposition force that has extremist elements, Sen. Rand Paul said Monday in the debut of CNN's new "Crossfire."

"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels...We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier. So it's not like there's no atrocity on the other side, and al Qaeda is on the other side," he said. "I can't conceive of how we would go in and be allies with al Qaeda."


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