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 5-6:30pm 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 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

October 31st, 2013
07:10 PM ET

President Obama's second term troubles

CNN's Athena Jones looks at President Obama's second term troubles and falling poll numbers following Obamacare rollout.


Filed under: Athena Jones • Barack Obama • Obamacare • polls
October 29th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Carney: We didn't mislead on Obamacare

The Obama administration stands by claims that customers will be allowed to keep their plan despite Obamacare.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jay Carney • Jim Acosta • Obamacare
October 8th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

Pres. Obama to GOP: No ransom, no excuses

In an hour-long news conference today, Pres. Obama addressed shutdown negotiations and the looming debt limit. Hours later, House Speaker John Boehner held his own news conference to jab back at the White House. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the dueling addresses.

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 1st, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Obama: It's a "Republican shutdown"

Day one of a government shutdown hit America today, and there is no end in sight. CNN's Jim Acosta looks at the view from the White House and how Pres. Obama responded during his remarks in the Rose Garden, saying, "This Republican shutdown did not need to happen."


Filed under: Barack Obama • Government shutdown • Jim Acosta
September 30th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

Jay Carney "optimistic" there will not be a government shutdown

Wolf Blitzer asks the White House Press Secretary about the impending government shutdown and whether Pres. Obama will compromise.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Government shutdown • Jay Carney • Wolf Blitzer
September 27th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Iranians "ecstatic" over Obama's call to president

As news spread that Pres. Obama had called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, Reza Sayah reports live from Tehran with reaction from the Iranian people.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran
September 27th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Obama's phone call with Iranian president

It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto
September 18th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Obama under pressure as shutdown looms

The crisis in Syria, a looming government shutdown, an economic recovery still considered anemic–President Obama has been taking a lot of heat recently. Nine months into his second term, his domestic agenda appears to be in trouble. CNN's Athena Jones reports on the escalating battle between the White House and House Republicans.


Filed under: Athena Jones • Barack Obama • Congress • GOP
September 12th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

Putin's swipe at Obama increases tension

Tense diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S., including some personal attacks by Pres. Vladimir Putin, appear to complicate the Syria crisis further. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the latest in the negotiations.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Syria • Vladimir Putin
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