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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-7pm ET on CNN.

June 7th, 2011
08:28 PM ET

Shirtless Congressmen: Enough already

Rep. Weiner is the latest politician to bare his chest. As CNN's Jeanne Moos reports, some have seen enough.

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June 7th, 2011
08:10 PM ET

Reaction from Rep. Weiner's district

CNN's Mary Snow heads to Rep. Anthony Weiner's district a day after his stunning admission.


Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Politics • Situation Room
June 7th, 2011
08:08 PM ET

Would Weiner ethics charges stick?

CNN's Dana Bash looks at what rules Rep. Anthony Weiner may have broken and if it really warrants ethics charges.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Politics • Situation Room
June 7th, 2011
07:32 PM ET

2012 hopeful Herman Cain: His stance

GOP 2012 contender Herman Cain lays out where he stands on abortion, gay marriage and how to fix the economy.


Filed under: Politics • Situation Room
June 7th, 2011
07:30 PM ET

The women of Weiner's scandal

CNN's Lisa Sylvester sheds a light on some of Rep. Weiner's online girlfriends, as details continue to emerge.

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June 7th, 2011
07:17 PM ET

Weiner: 'I'm not resigning, no'

CNN caught up with Rep. Anthony Weiner and asked his response to Rep. Eric Cantor's call for his resignation.

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Filed under: Politics • Situation Room
June 7th, 2011
07:06 PM ET

Former Secret Service agent becomes political challenger

Washington (CNN)- Not long ago, he was willing to give his life to protect President Barack Obama, as a Secret Service agent on the presidential protection detail. But last month, Daniel Bongino quit his job as an agent ready to take a bullet for the president, to become a potential political adversary.
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Blitzer’s blog: Most politicians are honest
June 7th, 2011
01:26 PM ET

Blitzer’s blog: Most politicians are honest

We know politicians lie. Anthony Weiner is the latest example. He follows in the footsteps of many others. But as a reporter who has covered Washington for more than 30 years, I must say this: Most politicians, Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, are honest, hard-working public servants.
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June 7th, 2011
12:05 PM ET

What Wolf's reading

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Roland Martin: Weiner's lies, not tweets, did him in
If anyone can qualify for the phrase "stuck on stupid," it's Rep. Anthony Weiner. This story was a benign and silly one for me from the beginning. OK, the New York congressman said his Twitter account had been hacked, that he really wasn't the one who sent that picture to the woman in Seattle. It has happened before.

CNN: Tribal fighters take over major city in Yemen, eyewitnesses say
Tribal fighters took control of a top Yemeni city on Tuesday, a setback for an embattled government whose injured president is confined to a hospital in Saudi Arabia. More than 400 tribal gunmen took over Taiz in southwest Yemen, eyewitnesses there said.

CNN: Obama's top economist returning to classroom
President Obama's top economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, is leaving the administration to return to the University of Chicago, the White House announced Monday night. Goolsbee has been an outspoken defender of Obama's policies as the U.S. economy struggles to find its footing following the steep recession of 2007-09.

CNN: Romney: Sarah Palin's the 'best thing' that could happen to me
For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn't offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president.

New York Times: Roger Cohen: The Spirit That Binds
The United States is no longer interested in Europe per se. That's not a bad thing. It reflects the fact that Europe is whole, free and at peace. But of course the deflection of American attention always prompts a measure of unease, as was evident at a meeting here of the Council for the United States and Italy. The question arises: Can some new galvanizing trans-Atlantic goal or institution be found?

Washington Post: Obama loses bin Laden bounce; Romney on the move among GOP contenders
The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans' disapproval of how he is handling the nation's economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

Der Spiegel: What's Gone Wrong with German-US Relations?
[President Barack] Obama and [Chancellor Angela] Merkel have not established a close personal bond, but that's not the only problem. Merkel's reputation in Washington has been hurt by Germany's decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022, Berlin's abstention in a United Nations Security Council vote on imposing a "no-fly" zone in Libya and the country's economic and financial policies. Looking at things from the opposite perspective, Obama's standing has also taken a hit in German government circles. In the Chancellery, he is viewed as a president who fails to deliver on lofty pronouncements.


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