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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.

October 7th, 2013
08:33 PM ET

How to end the government shutdown

Republican Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Democrat Rep. Steve Israel debate how the government shutdown should end and what it would take to reach a compromise.

October 7th, 2013
07:52 PM ET

Obama weighs in on Redskins' name

In comments this past weekend, Pres. Obama weighed in on a long-standing debate over the Washington Redskins' name, saying if he was the team's owner, "I'd think about changing" the name. CNN's Brian Todd reports on the controversy.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Sports • Washington Redskins
October 7th, 2013
07:36 PM ET

Obamacare website still glitchy

When the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges rolled out on October 1, many were unable to enroll because of computer glitches. One week later, CNN's Elizabeth Cohen investigates if the sites are still having problems - and keeping people from getting coverage.


Filed under: Elizabeth Cohen • Obamacare
October 7th, 2013
07:31 PM ET

"Gravity" gets an "A" from one astronaut

It skyrocketed to the top of the box office this past weekend, but many in the scientific community and beyond are asking how accurate is the blockbuster "Gravity"? CNN's Jeanne Moos talks to one astronaut and has him weigh in on star Sandra Bullock's tools, underwear, and hair.


Filed under: Hollywood • Jeanne Moos • Space
October 7th, 2013
07:24 PM ET

Debt ceiling domino effect

Economists are waving red flags about the upcoming debt limit, saying if the U.S. government doesn't raise its debt ceiling before October 17, the world could fall into another recession. CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at how the dominoes would fall.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Economy • Tom Foreman
October 7th, 2013
07:19 PM ET

Twin U.S. raids against terror suspects

New details are emerging on the two Navy SEAL raids that targeted terrorists in Somalia and Libya this past weekend. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the changing American counterterrorism strategy and how successful these raids were.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • Libya • Navy SEALs • Somalia
October 7th, 2013
07:12 PM ET

Lurching from crisis to crisis

One week after the government shutdown began, a new deadline now looms large over Washington– the debt ceiling. CNN's Dana Bash reports on the debt limit and how it is beginning to affect negotiations over the shutdown in DC.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown