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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 5-7pm ET on CNN.

October 1st, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Sen. Durbin slams "Tea Party" shutdown

On Day One of the government shutdown, Sen. Dick Durbin blames Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others for the "Tea Party" shutdown. The Democrat from Illinois tells Wolf Blitzer a meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders "will probably happen" soon.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Senate
October 1st, 2013
08:16 PM ET

Furloughed federal workers struggle with shutdown

Government workers furloughed because of the shutdown struggle with uncertainty and financial concerns. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Rene Marsh
October 1st, 2013
08:11 PM ET

Government shutdown's architect & the "Suicide Caucus"

They've been called the "Suicide Caucus": The 80 Republican members of the House of Representatives who pushed their Speaker John Boehner to oppose a continuing resolution that funds the government unless it also de-funds Obamacare. Behind it all is one Congressman in particular, a freshman from North Carolina who many say is the architect of the shutdown. CNN's Brian Todd profiles Rep. Mark Meadows.


Filed under: Brian Todd • GOP • Government shutdown • Mark Meadows
October 1st, 2013
08:01 PM ET

Government shutdown blues

Where's the panda cam? John Boehner on Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"? Less than 24 hours in, the government shutdown has lead to lots of shout-downs and plenty of craziness. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Jeanne Moos
October 1st, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Obama: It's a "Republican shutdown"

Day one of a government shutdown hit America today, and there is no end in sight. CNN's Jim Acosta looks at the view from the White House and how Pres. Obama responded during his remarks in the Rose Garden, saying, "This Republican shutdown did not need to happen."


Filed under: Barack Obama • Government shutdown • Jim Acosta
October 1st, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Obamacare exchanges plagued by glitches

The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange program went live online today across the country, but some users faced slow websites and error messages. CNN's Tom Foreman examines what went wrong.


Filed under: Obamacare • technology • Tom Foreman