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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 23rd, 2014
08:24 PM ET

Watchdog report: NSA surveillance illegal

CNN's Brian Todd combs through a new report from a privacy watchdog board commissioned by the government that says some of the NSA's surveillance is illegal - just as Edward Snowden speaks out in an online chat session.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Edward Snowden • NSA
January 23rd, 2014
08:13 PM ET

North Korea's new attempt at unity

News that broke in "The Situation Room": North Korea sends a letter of reconciliation and unity in an apparent attempt to soften relations with South Korea. CNN's Barabara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • North Korea
January 23rd, 2014
08:10 PM ET

GOP struggles to redefine itself

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the RNC's efforts to redefine itself amidst new controversial comments from former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.


Filed under: Dana Bash • GOP • Mike Huckabee
January 23rd, 2014
08:07 PM ET

Virginia Attorney General explains his shift on same-sex marriage

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring was just sworn in days ago, but today he announced his decision to no longer support the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law is unconstitutional and that Virginia needs to be on the 'right side of history.'

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Filed under: Interviews • Same-sex marriage • Virginia
January 23rd, 2014
07:58 PM ET

Iran's rhetoric raises doubts about nuke deal

Tough talk from Iranian leaders contrasts with what the White House says is in the nuclear deal, so why won't the Obama administration release the text to set the record straight? CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Iran • Nuclear • President Obama
January 23rd, 2014
07:55 PM ET

Syrian Christians fear Islamists rebels

Some Christians in Syria say they are targeted by Islamist rebels, who accuse them of siding with Pres. Bashar al-Assad. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen has a rare report from inside the civil war-torn country.


Filed under: Frederik Pleitgen • Syria
January 23rd, 2014
12:33 PM ET

Anti-abortion activists retool message

Conservatives are shifting the focus from Washington to individual states in their fight against abortion as they combat the "War on Women" rhetoric. CNN's Joe Johns reports.


Filed under: abortion • Joe Johns
January 23rd, 2014
12:30 PM ET

U.S. offers to help secure Sochi games

Several countries, including the U.S., are setting up their own plans to protect their own athletes and tourists at the Winter Games in Sochi. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Olympics • Russia • Security
January 23rd, 2014
12:27 PM ET

Sr. al-Assad adviser goes on fiery rant

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Bouthaina Shaaban, Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad's senior adviser, rails against foreign meddling in Syria's civil war.

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Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Interviews • Syria