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.

August 21st, 2013
08:18 PM ET

NSA misrepresented scope of program

News that broke in The Situation Room: CNN's justice reporter Evan Pérez tells Brianna Keilar that a secret court ruled the NSA's surveillance program collected more Internet data than it was legally allowed to.


Filed under: Evan Pérez • Internet • NSA leaks • Privacy
August 21st, 2013
08:12 PM ET

Manning attorneys seek pardon from Obama

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning received a 35-year sentence for stealing classified documents and giving them to WikiLeaks. CNN's Chris Lawrence was in the courtroom today.


Filed under: Bradley Manning • Chris Lawrence • Wikileaks
August 21st, 2013
09:16 AM ET

Maine governor denies Obama remark

CNN's Jim Acosta digs into Maine governor Paul LePage's history of controversial comments after he denies making harsh remarks about Pres. Obama last week.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Paul LePage
August 21st, 2013
09:09 AM ET

Growing certainty about global warming

A UN panel says scientists are now 95% sure that human activity is behind the sharp increase in global temperatures since the 1950s. CNN's Tom Foreman shows us at the evidence and the effects.


Filed under: Climate change • Environment • Tom Foreman
August 21st, 2013
09:03 AM ET

White House urged to pay interns

Former White House intern Emily Fox talks about the Fair Pay Campaign calling on President Obama to compensate interns.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jobs • White House
August 21st, 2013
09:00 AM ET

Rising number of dolphin deaths alarm biologists

A measles-like virus could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast - an unusual spike that has scientists concerned.


Filed under: Brian Todd • dolphin • Environment • ocean
August 21st, 2013
08:56 AM ET

DNC to vote on Bob Filner resolution

First on CNN: The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution calling on the embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign after he was supposed to return to work Tuesday.


Filed under: Bob Filner • Casey Wian • Democrats
August 21st, 2013
08:52 AM ET

Saving Dick Van Dyke

Jason Pennington recounts how he had to yank Dick Van Dyke from his burning Jaguar on a California highway, saving the legendary actor and comedian's life.


Filed under: Situation Room
August 21st, 2013
08:45 AM ET

Police: Gunman carried AK-47 into school

News that broke in The Situation Room: Police say the man who opened fire inside an elementary school gained entry by following someone past the locked doors. CNN's David Mattingly reports live from the scene.


Filed under: David Mattingly • Georgia • Guns • School shooting
August 21st, 2013
08:42 AM ET

Biden's son hospitalized at cancer center

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports that Beau Biden entered the facility after a recent episode of weakness and disorientation.


Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Health • Joe Biden