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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.

February 12th, 2014
07:36 PM ET

Ted Cruz's debt ceiling drama

Dana Bash reports on the last-minute drama the freshman Texas Republican caused over the Senate's vote to raise the debt limit.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Debt ceiling • Senate • Ted Cruz
February 12th, 2014
11:26 AM ET

House votes to raise debt ceiling

A divided U.S. House voted to raise the debt limit. The measure now goes to the Senate, which will vote Wednesday.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Debt ceiling
October 16th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

GOP top brass: We went too far

Sen. John McCain and other leaders in the Republican party question the GOP's tactics on the shutdown battle, saying it was a fight the party could never win - and one that may damage them long-term. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Debt ceiling • GOP • Government shutdown
October 16th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Done-deal follies: Bunny sex to mirrors

From bunny sex to mirrors to presidential psychoanalysis, CNN's Jeanne Moos has "Let's Make a Deal: D.C. Edition."


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Government shutdown • Jeanne Moos
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 15th, 2013
07:01 PM ET

Fitch puts the U.S. on warning

News that broke during The Situation Room: Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit rating agencies, put the U.S. credit rating on watch for downgrade because of the gridlock in Congress over the debt limit. Wolf Blitzer asks Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger and CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza what this means.

October 15th, 2013
06:53 PM ET

When will the House vote?

With little more than 24 hours until the U.S. debt ceiling deadline, House Republicans struggle to get the votes for a spending bill that would reopen the government and raise the debt limit. CNN's Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown
October 11th, 2013
11:31 AM ET

Sen. Sanders: Reopen the govt., pay our bills

Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about ending the government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling, and fighting Washington's political stalemate.

October 10th, 2013
07:20 PM ET

Debt default: Who is right, Democrats or GOP?

There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Democrats • Republicans • Tom Foreman
October 10th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Debating the debt ceiling: Will we raise it?

"You want to have this conversation by yourself, or you want to engage here?"

A fiery debate that you don't want to miss: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) go at it over the debt ceiling and the government's potential debt default.


Filed under: Debates • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown
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