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August 16th, 2011
11:15 PM ET

Down, boy! Dogs welcome military masters

CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look at some overzealous greetings by dogs welcoming home their military masters.

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August 16th, 2011
10:26 PM ET

Obama blasts GOP 'rigidity' in CNN interview

PEOSTA, Iowa (CNN) – President Barack Obama placed the blame for Washington's current political paralysis squarely at the feet of his Republican opponents Tuesday, telling CNN that the GOP's "ideological rigidity" is standing in the way of compromises necessary for stronger economic growth.

In a wide-ranging interview with Wolf Blitzer, the president said the inability of GOP leaders in Congress to support a recent $4 trillion deficit reduction deal focused more heavily on spending cuts than revenue increases is evidence of a party placing political considerations before national interests.

WATCH: Video clips of Wolf Blitzer's interview with President Obama


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August 16th, 2011
10:15 PM ET

VIDEOS: Wolf Blitzer interviews President Obama

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down with President Barack Obama today in Peosta, Iowa. In this one-on-one interview, on the second day of the president’s bus tour across the Midwest, Blitzer and the president discussed a variety of topics from domestic economic and international issues to 2012 politics. The complete interview, several video clips and a full transcript are after the jump. What are your thoughts on the interview?
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Situation Room team with Pres. Obama
August 16th, 2011
07:55 PM ET

Situation Room team with Pres. Obama

Staff from CNN's The Situation Room meet with Pres. Barack Obama after his interview with Wolf Blitzer.


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August 16th, 2011
06:42 PM ET

Pres. Obama talks jobs crisis with Wolf Blitzer

President Barack Obama explains to CNN's Wolf Blitzer what he's doing to create more jobs in the U.S. The full interview will replay on CNN Tuesday at 11 pm ET.


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August 16th, 2011
05:26 PM ET

Pres. Obama on the risk of a one-term presidency

Wolf Blitzer asks Pres. Barack Obama about his reelection prospects. Watch the full interview at 6 pm ET on CNN's The Situation Room.


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August 16th, 2011
05:22 PM ET

Obama: I'll cut Perry some slack

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Pres. Barack Obama about his potential GOP challengers. Watch the full interview Tuesday at 6 pm ET on The Situation Room.


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Wolf Blitzer interviews Pres. Obama
August 16th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

Wolf Blitzer interviews Pres. Obama

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer sat down with President Barack Obama today in Peosta, Iowa. In this one-on-one interview, on the second day of the president’s bus tour across the Midwest, Blitzer and the president discussed a variety of topics from domestic economic and international issues to 2012 politics. Tune in to CNN – Blitzer’s interview with Pres. Obama will air on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 5-7 p.m. ET and replay at 11 p.m. ET.


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