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.

January 21st, 2014
07:52 PM ET

Kenneth Bae's sister: Good to see his face

Wolf Blitzer talks to Kenneth Bae's sister Terri Chung, who hopes the release of his taped "confession" from North Korea is the first step to his release.

If you want to help Kenneth Bae, Terri passed along these four steps:

  1. SIGN the petition and SHARE the linkwww.change.org/FreeKenNow
  2. WRITE letters to Kenneth: Let Kenneth know that he is not forgotten. Send letters to letterforkennethbae@gmail.com
  3. PRAY for Kenneth’s health and his return home soon.
  4. LEARN more and FOLLOW updates on Kenneth’s plight on www.freekennow.com.
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Filed under: Interviews • Kenneth Bae • North Korea
January 21st, 2014
07:21 PM ET

Barbara Bush loves Bill Clinton

Former first lady Barbara Bush talks about the bond that has blossomed between her husband and Bill Clinton - once fierce political enemies - and how Clinton has become part of the family. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: Barbara Bush • Bill Clinton • George H. W. Bush • Joe Johns
January 21st, 2014
07:19 PM ET

Russia's "bin Laden" targeting Olympics

Russia and the U.S. are investigating whether Doku Umarov - the terrorist often called Russia's "Osama bin Laden" - will make good on a threat to attack the Winter Olympics in Sochi. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Olympics • Russia • Terror
January 21st, 2014
07:15 PM ET

GOP to tackle the abortion war

The Republican National Committee will consider a plan pushed by conservatives to tackle the abortion debate head on, stop shying away from their pro-life positions, and challenge the Democrats' narrative of a GOP "War on Women." CNN's Tom Foreman reports.


Filed under: abortion • Republicans • Tom Foreman
January 21st, 2014
07:11 PM ET

Christie begins stormy second term

Gov. Chris Christie began his second term facing both a winter storm and a political storm over the bridge scandal and more. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jake Tapper • New Jersey
January 21st, 2014
06:52 PM ET

Do Christie's scandals help him in 2016?

Wolf Blitzer is joined by an expert political panel - John King, Gloria Borger, and Charles Blow - to discuss Governor Christie's drop in the polls and President Obama's recent comments on race.

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Filed under: Charles Blow • Chris Christie • Gloria Borger • John King • President Obama
January 21st, 2014
06:43 PM ET

Syrians starving, dying without medical care

While the warring parties are set to meet in Geneva for peace talks, the people of Syria face starvation, a lack of medical care, and intensifying violence that blocks life-saving aid from getting to those in need. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen is on the ground in Damascus, visiting one of the most distressed refugee camps.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 21st, 2014
03:18 PM ET

Russia hunts for possible Olympic bombers

The Russian government is advising Sochi residents to be on the lookout for possible terror suspects at the Olympics as some U.S. politicians warn Americans to stay away from a Winter Games that they say will be dangerous. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Jim Sciutto • Olympics • Russia • Terror