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 23rd, 2013
07:33 PM ET

DHS employee's racist, homophobic video

A Southern Poverty Law Center report accuses a Homeland Security employee of going online to promote a race war on whites. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: homeland security • Joe Johns • race
August 23rd, 2013
07:19 PM ET

"Take that red line and toss it in the garbage"

American allies are outraged at an alleged chemical attack in Syria, and some wonder when or if the U.S. will intervene.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • Chris Lawrence • Military • Syria
August 23rd, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Bob Filner: I had no intention to offend

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is set to resign August 30. He apologized to the women accusing him of sexual harassment.


Filed under: Situation Room
August 23rd, 2013
01:06 PM ET

Mueller: U.S. not a 'big brother' state

Outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller talks to Joe Johns about the NSA surveillance program, Edward Snowden's leaks, and U.S. security after Sept. 11.


Filed under: Edward Snowden • FBI • Joe Johns • National security • NSA leaks
August 23rd, 2013
01:01 PM ET

Diplomat: Lane's death not about race

Kim Beazley, the Australian ambassador to the U.S., says Australians don't think the death of Christopher Lane was motivated by racism; they simply mourn his passing and pray for his family.


Filed under: Australia • Guns • Oklahoma
August 23rd, 2013
12:56 PM ET

What are the U.S.'s options in Syria?

CNN's Tom Foreman explains what the U.S. might do to help stop the civil war raging in Syria after an alleged chemical attack killed more than one thousand people.


Filed under: Syria • Tom Foreman • weapons