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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.

January 14th, 2014
07:26 PM ET

NJ Assembly Majority Leader: Christie aide didn't make this decision independently

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, New Jersey State Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald talks about subpoenas, top Christie aide Bridget Kelly, and the questions his special investigatory committee will be trying to answer as they dig into Gov. Christie's scandal. He tells Wolf he would be “shocked” if Kelly “made this decision independently” to close the bridge lanes last September.

January 14th, 2014
07:08 PM ET

Israeli defense chief apologizes to Kerry

Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya'alon has apologized after offensive comments where he called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "messianic" and incapable of teaching Israelis anything. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Israel • Jim Sciutto • John Kerry
January 14th, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Probe into West Virginia chemical leak begins

The Attorney General's office is probing the chemical leak that tainted the water supply in parts of West Virginia. CNN's Alina Machado reports with the latest.

January 14th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

Third person in Southwest plane cockpit may have distracted pilots

The Southwest plane that landed at the wrong airport in Missouri had a third person in the cockpit, and authorities are investigating whether or not that may have caused the dangerous mistake. CNN's René Marsh reports.


Filed under: Air travel • Rene Marsh • Southwest Airlines
January 14th, 2014
06:38 PM ET

U.S. military was unprepared for Benghazi

Testimony from America's top commanders was just declassified, and it provides a new look at what happened and who's to blame for the attack on the U.S. consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. CNN's Elise Labott reports.

FULL REPORT: Unclassified documents reveal more details about Benghazi attack


Filed under: Benghazi • Elise Labott
January 14th, 2014
12:27 PM ET

Debate: Does the NSA help prevent terror?

A new report by CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen says that the NSA's data collection program hasn't done anything to prevent another 9/11-like terror attack from happening. Bergen and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies president Cliff May sit down with Wolf Blitzer to debate the point.

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Filed under: Interviews • NSA • Terror