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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.

August 20th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Attorney General tries to reassure Ferguson

The Attorney General Eric Holder visits the town slammed by protests and promises justice amid new accusations that police have been harassing protesters. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.


Filed under: Ferguson • Jake Tapper
January 21st, 2014
07:11 PM ET

Christie begins stormy second term

Gov. Chris Christie began his second term facing both a winter storm and a political storm over the bridge scandal and more. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Filed under: Chris Christie • Jake Tapper • New Jersey
January 8th, 2014
06:58 PM ET

'Bridgegate' snarls Christie's rise

Governor Chris Christie's political path has been abruptly slowed by the bridge traffic scandal in New Jersey.

December 30th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Train derailment causes fiery explosion

A train carrying oil in North Dakota derailed, causing a massive explosion.

Filed under: Disaster • Jake Tapper • North Dakota
August 20th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Police chief: Some of teens have records

Three teens in Duncan, Oklahoma, face charges in the death of an Australian college baseball player. The small town's chief of police tells CNN's Jake Tapper about the teens' prior records and other details from the crime.

Filed under: Crime • Jake Tapper • Law Enforcement
June 22nd, 2013
11:33 AM ET

Pastor: Paula Deen is not a racist

Pastor Gregory Tyson Sr. defends Paula Deen after her admitted use of a racial slur affected her ties with Food Network.

RELATED STORY: Celeb chef Paula Deen admits using 'N word'

Filed under: Jake Tapper • Paula Deen • race
June 20th, 2013
12:14 PM ET

Ex-official: Nothing supports TWA theory

Former NTSB official Peter Goelz responds to new claims made by a documentary about the cause of TWA Flight 800's crash.

RELATED STORY: Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800

Filed under: Air travel • Jake Tapper • NTSB
June 18th, 2013
11:56 AM ET

Unruly passenger: They are poisoning me

CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with a passenger who helped subdue a man making poison claims during a United Airlines flight.

RELATED STORY: Man disrupts flight, screams about CIA, poison, passengers say

Filed under: Air travel • Interviews • Jake Tapper
June 13th, 2013
11:51 AM ET

Hayden: Bush aides satisfied Obama continued policies

National Security Agency Director Gen. Army Gen. Keith Alexander told Congress on Wednesday dozens of potential terror attacks were prevented because of secret surveillance of phone records and other similar programs.

Current and former government officials are coming forward to defend the NSA's tactics, which a former agency contractor, Edward Snowden, said he leaked to the media.


Filed under: Interviews • Jake Tapper • NSA leaks
May 15th, 2013
05:28 PM ET

First on CNN: White House releases 100 pages of Benghazi e-mails

By Jake Tapper, CNN Chief Washington Correspondent

(CNN)– The White House released more than 100 pages of e-mails on Wednesday in a bid to quell critics who say President Barack Obama and his aides played politics with national security following the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

The exchanges detailing discussions between top Obama administration officials from multiple agencies suggest the CIA took the lead in developing talking points to describe the attack last September 11 that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.


Filed under: Jake Tapper • Libya
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