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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.

December 4th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

Santa threatens to cancel Christmas

It may seem like a hostage video, but instead of al Qaeda, it's Santa Claus - and he's threatening to cancel Christmas! CNN's Jeanne Moos explain why.


Filed under: Christmas • Jeanne Moos
December 4th, 2013
07:16 PM ET

"Alpha House" actor on show's inspiration

Some of the most powerful men in Washington have been sharing a frat-style house for years. If it sounds like a sitcom, it's because it is. Actor Mark Consuelos is one of the stars of the new show on Amazon.com, but he tells Wolf Blitzer about the real-life inspiration for the show: Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. George Miller.

For more on the true story that inspired the show, check out Dana Bash's report:


Filed under: Chuck Schumer • Dana Bash • Dick Durbin • Hollywood • Interviews
December 4th, 2013
06:50 PM ET

Train engineer may face criminal charges

We know that the engineer of the Metro North train that crashed in New York on Sunday was "in a daze" when he entered a 30 mph-zone at 82 mph, but new questions are being raised as to whether he will face charges for criminally negligent homicide. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

December 4th, 2013
06:37 PM ET

Potential "dirty bomb" material stolen

In Mexico, a truck containing radioactive Cobalt-60 - a substance used in medical treatment - has been reported stolen, and there are new fears that the material could be used by terrorists to craft a "dirty bomb." CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Mexico • Nuclear
December 4th, 2013
06:31 PM ET

Pres. Obama calls for raise in minimum wage

In two speeches Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama addressed the growing inequality in the U.S., calling for new policies to lift up the poor - including raising the minimum wage. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

For more on the president's speech, click on over to CNN.com.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Minimum wage • President Obama
December 4th, 2013
10:29 AM ET

The lighter side of drones

Taking pot shots at Amazon's delivery drone ... CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on tickling the drone's funny bone.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos
December 4th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Thieves steal from Salvation Army

Surveillance video caught thieves who allegedly stole an estimated $10,000 in donations from a Salvation Army in Washington.


Filed under: Brian Todd