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May 19th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Clinton's "inevitability" problem

DNC comms director Mo Elleithee suggests inevitability for Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy could become a problem.

A midterm challenge for Dems, GOP
GOP messenger Spicer bets his Democratic counterpart Elliethee that the GOP will pick up more seats in the House and Senate.

GOP civil war?
Van Jones questions the unity of the GOP while sparring with Sean Spicer.

Madden outraged over 9/11 gift shop
Kevin Madden is outraged over the gift shop at the 9/11 memorial.

Candidate links Dems to mass shootings
Van Jones is outraged a Congressional candidate linked Democrats to mass shootings.

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February 13th, 2014
09:33 PM ET

Is Ted Cruz leading GOP “cannibalism?”

The communications directors for the RNC and DNC square off on Sen. Ted Cruz's clash with GOP leaders.

Did GOP take wind out of Dems' sails?
Crossfire host S.E. Cupp asks Mo Elleithee if the Democrats have anything left to blame on the GOP after debt ceiling concessions.

Cupp: "Dems are playing small ball"
S.E. Cupp suggests Democrats are using low priority issues to distract voters from Obamacare.

Kohn: Roker stuck shovel where it doesn't belong
Sally Kohn was outraged about Al Roker taking to twitter to criticize NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to not close schools.

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The GOP civil war
February 13th, 2014
04:35 PM ET

The GOP civil war

Tonight on Crossfire, the GOP civil war. Republican leaders abandoned their Tea Party loyalists on the debt ceiling- was placing all their bets on Obamacare the right move?

At 6:30pm ET we have the message chiefs from both parties: Mo Elleithee of the DNC and Sean Spicer of the RNC are joining S.E. Cupp and guest host Sally Kohn.

promo split 2.13

Our Fireback question gives you a little preview on to what Sally's Outrage of the Day will be. We want you to weigh in: Who do you side with in the NYC weather wars?

Vote by tweeting Roker or de Blasio 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 • DNC • economy • Fireback • GOP • In the Crossfire • Mo Elleithee • RNC • S.E. Cupp • Sally Kohn • Sean Spicer • Senate
January 29th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

Are Democrats embarrassed of Obama?

Crossfire host S.E. Cupp asks Mo Elleithee, the Communications Director of the Democratic National Committee, if liberals see President Obama as a liability on the campaign trail.

GOP moving on immigration?
Host Stephanie Cutter asks Sean Spicer, Communications Director of the Republican National Committee, how far the is GOP willing to move on immigration reform.

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Filed under: 2014 Elections • Debates • DNC • Immigration • Mo Elleithee • Obama • RNC • S.E. Cupp • Sean Spicer • State of the Union • Stephanie Cutter • The Final Question
December 4th, 2013
07:26 AM ET

RNC chair: ‘Of course’ I’m supporting McConnell

Washington (CNN) – The head of the Republican National Committee waved off any suggestion he might not rally behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his bid for reelection.

"Of course I'm going to support the leader of the Republican Party," Reince Priebus told the panel on CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.

Asked by host Stephanie Cutter if he would defect from the Kentucky lawmaker’s camp, Priebus did not give any indication that abdication from the longtime establishment Republican's corner was on the table.

McConnell faces a primary challenge from Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin, a Kentucky businessman who has already won the endorsement of key groups in the conservative wing of the Republican Party.

The Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, and current head of the right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation, announced its support for Bevin in October, after McConnell backed a compromise to end the government shutdown.

Read the full story here.

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Filed under: Debates • Reince Priebus • RNC • Stephanie Cutter
August 14th, 2013
11:07 AM ET

Gingrich: Republicans have 'zero' health care ideas

Boston (CNN) – Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.

Gingrich, who was speaking at the opening session of the Republican National Committee's summer meeting, fielded a question about "Obamacare" and recalled that Republicans were able to block Bill Clinton's health care reform effort in 1994 because they had "a positive alternative approach" to health care.


Filed under: Health care • Newt Gingrich • RNC • The Situation Room