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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.

November 15th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

Democrats defect, back GOP Obamacare fix

CNN's Dana Bash reports on a Republican bill to permanently reinstate canceled insurance policies that passed the House with Democratic support - and struck a big blow to the Obama administration.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Obamacare
October 17th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Pres. Obama prepares for more fights

The day after the shutdown showdown finally ended, Pres. Obama is trying to refocus his energy on his second term agenda. Will he be able to make progress on issues like immigration reform, a budget agreement, or the farm bill? CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

October 15th, 2013
07:18 PM ET

Senate women to the rescue?

Female lawmakers play a key role in trying to end the current partisan gridlock in Washington. Could having more women leaders solve our problems? CNN's Athena Jones reports.


Filed under: Athena Jones • Congress • Government shutdown • Women
October 15th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

The system is broken

Short-term bandages have become the new norm in Washington, and a political expert says the environment in Washington has become so toxic that there is little chance of a grand bargain - now, and going forward. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Congress • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown
October 11th, 2013
01:28 PM ET

Drunk dialing Congress

Fed up with Congress? CNN's Jeanne Moos says give 'em a piece of your mind - after a couple of beverages.


Filed under: Congress • Jeanne Moos
October 10th, 2013
11:50 AM ET

Shutdown outrage: The pain and the perks

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been furloughed, but Congress's gym, declared "essential," remains open. CNN's Erin McPike takes a look at the pains and perks of the government shutdown.


Filed under: Congress • Erin McPike • Government shutdown
September 30th, 2013
06:35 PM ET

Moderate House GOP making new plan

News that broke in The Situation Room: CNN's Dana Bash reports that as the clock ticked down to a shutdown, some moderate Republicans are beginning an effort to fund the government with no strings attached.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • GOP • Government shutdown
September 19th, 2013
08:16 PM ET

Threat of a shutdown fuels GOP tension

CNN's Erin McPike reports on dissension in the Republican Party as the deadline for the government shutdown approaches.


Filed under: Congress • Erin McPike • GOP • Obamacare
September 19th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

GOP's internal debate over a government shutdown

With a government shutdown just days away, Congressional Republicans are fighting among themselves: Some, like Rep. Sean Duffy (WI), will vote to avoid a government shutdown only if Congress defunds Obamacare. Others, such as Rep. Peter King (NY), are calling that tactic a lost cause.


Filed under: Congress • GOP • Government shutdown
September 18th, 2013
07:56 PM ET

GOP Obamacare stance may cause shutdown

A House Republican bill to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown includes one hurdle– it defunds Obamacare. The White House and Senate Democrats say it's a nonstarter. CNN's Dana Bash reports on where things stand in the negotiations.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Government shutdown • Obamacare
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