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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 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

August 22nd, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Ben Stein: Nixon "best friend Jewish people ever had"

The last of the Nixon tapes were released this week, and they include remarks the former president made that some consider controversial. Jessica Yellin speaks with Ben Stein, former Nixon speechwriter, about whether Pres. Nixon was really racist or anti-Semitic.


Filed under: Jessica Yellin • Richard Nixon
August 22nd, 2013
07:52 AM ET

Mother moose unleashes road rage

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a mama moose who hogs the road, rams a truck, and keeps on truckin'.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos
August 22nd, 2013
07:48 AM ET

School safety standards since Newtown

After Tuesday's school shooting in Georgia where no one was killed or injured, Brian Todd looks into what measures schools have taken to protect students from shootings and how effective they have been.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Georgia • Guns • School shooting
August 22nd, 2013
07:44 AM ET

Australia shocked, outraged by "boredom" killing

Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Michael Vincent explains his country's reaction to the murder of Chris Lane.


Filed under: Australia • Guns • Law Enforcement
August 22nd, 2013
07:35 AM ET

Bill Kristol on the GOP's future

Prominent conservative commentator Bill Kristol joins Jake Tapper to discuss the GOP's battle against Obamacare and some of the party's rising stars.


Filed under: Bill Kristol • GOP • Jim DeMint • Sarah Palin • Ted Cruz
August 22nd, 2013
07:32 AM ET

Playing chicken over Obamacare

Some GOP lawmakers appear willing to shut down the government in their fight to defund the president's health care law, but not everyone is on board. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: GOP • Jim Acosta • Obamacare • Ted Cruz
August 22nd, 2013
07:26 AM ET

Is Zuckerberg for real?

Tom Foreman investigates how realistic are plans by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to expand Internet access by 5 billion people.


Filed under: Facebook • Mark Zuckerberg • Tom Foreman
August 22nd, 2013
07:21 AM ET

Dr. Phil gets heat over drunk sex tweet

Dr. Phil is in hot water after he tweeted about drunken sex, prompting a petition. CNN's Tory Dunnan reports.


Filed under: Entertainment • Tory Dunnan