Today's Situation Room:

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.

July 31st, 2013
07:40 PM ET

Report exposes secret NSA snooping tool

Rep. Justin Amash and Jane Harman discuss their opposing viewpoints toward the NSA's surveillance programs.

RELATED STORY: Top senator questions need to collect phone records


Filed under: Jane Harman • Justin Amash • NSA leaks
July 31st, 2013
07:31 PM ET

King hammers away at Paul in GOP infighting

(CNN) – Republican Rep. Peter King of New York fired back at Sen. Rand Paul, who accused him of being part of a Republican wing that’s “all for blowing up stuff, but not too concerned with fiscal responsibility.”

The longtime congressman from Long Island argued Paul and his libertarian-leaning views on foreign policy were making “America the enemy.”

“I'm afraid that's what Senator Paul is going to do with us,” King said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “He wants to retreat from the world. He wants to isolate ourselves, go back to a fortress America.”

FULL STORY

RELATED VIDEO: Fighting for the GOP's heart and soul?


Filed under: Peter King • Rand Paul
July 31st, 2013
07:25 PM ET

GOP to FBI: Get aggressive on Benghazi

Rep. Jason Chaffetz discusses his call for the FBI to get more aggressive on the Benghazi investigation

RELATED STORY: Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?


Filed under: FBI • Jason Chaffetz • Libya
July 31st, 2013
12:00 PM ET

Mideast peace deal possible in 9 months?

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren tells Wolf Blitzer he is optimistic about reaching a peace deal in 9 months.

RELATED STORY: Israel, Palestinians to engage in sustained peace talks

July 31st, 2013
11:57 AM ET

Simon still playing 'You're so Vain' game

Who's the "you" in "You're So Vain"? Carly and Taylor tease the question. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Post by:
Filed under: Jeanne Moos
July 31st, 2013
11:54 AM ET

Who is Bradley Manning?

As Pfc. Bradley Manning's sentencing phase began Wednesday morning, the convicted leaker has already tallied 1,274 days behind bars.

The question now is how many more of the potential 136 years he'll serve.

The military will give Manning credit for each of his 1,162 days of pre-trial confinement, plus the judge, Col. Denise Lind, credited Manning with an additional 112 days for the harsh treatment he suffered while being held at a Marine Corps Base Quantico brig.

FULL STORY
Post by:
Filed under: Bradley Manning • Brian Todd • Espionage