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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 16th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

Budget ax looming over veterans

Veterans could face reductions in benefits as a result of the new budget deal, sparing the government around $6 billion.


Filed under: Budget cuts • Military • Tom Foreman • veteran
April 11th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Political opposites on the same side

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Grover Norquist, who both oppose Obama's Social Security changes.

RELATED STORY: What's in Obama's budget

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Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Budget cuts • Economy • Grover Norquist
April 5th, 2013
09:21 AM ET

Cancer patients turned away from clinics

Forced spending cuts are reducing Medicare payments and resulting in cancer patients being turned away by clinics. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama to propose changes to Medicare and Social Security in new budget

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Filed under: Budget cuts • cancer • Health • Lisa Sylvester • Medicare
March 29th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

How to save government money: goats!

CNN's Tom Foreman details a few of the 86,000 ideas submitted to the White House that could save the government money.

RELATED STORY: White House budget coming April 10


Filed under: Budget cuts • Tom Foreman • virtual studio
March 16th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

Student: Obama won't let us see his house

Students no longer able to take White House tours are only some of those affected by cuts. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: From tours to tuition assistance, the faces of the cuts


Filed under: Budget cuts • Jim Acosta • White House
March 11th, 2013
10:04 AM ET

Gingrich: Let children tour White House

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich bashes White House plan to save money by canceling tours.

RELATED STORY: White House tours stop running, families disappointed


Filed under: Budget cuts • Newt Gingrich
February 27th, 2013
07:05 PM ET

How to define a devastating budget cut

Take a look at the $85 billion that's expected to be cut from the federal budget and how it effects the entire economy. Tom Foreman reports.

RELATED STORY: Two days to cuts: What's Congress doing?


Filed under: Budget cuts • Magic Wall • Tom Foreman