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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 6th, 2013
06:46 PM ET

Jobless rate is lowest in 5 years

The stock market has continued to hit new highs as new unemployment numbers showed 203,00 jobs created and the lowest jobless rate in 5 years. But many across the country are still feeling pinched. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the Obama administration and the economy.


Filed under: Economy • Jim Acosta • Jobs • President Obama
December 4th, 2013
06:31 PM ET

Pres. Obama calls for raise in minimum wage

In two speeches Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama addressed the growing inequality in the U.S., calling for new policies to lift up the poor - including raising the minimum wage. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

For more on the president's speech, click on over to CNN.com.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Minimum wage • President Obama
October 30th, 2013
07:31 PM ET

Obamacare trouble vs. Romneycare rollout

President Obama compared Obamacare troubles to the Romneycare rollout, while opponents say comparisons are "pathetic."


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Massachusetts • Mitt Romney • Obamacare
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 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 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
September 4th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Can Pres. Obama win international support?

"I didn't set a red line," Pres. Obama said in Sweden on Wednesday as he travels to the G-20 in Russia. "The world set a red line." CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the president's stop in the Scandinavian country as he makes the case for international military action in Syria.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Military • Syria
August 22nd, 2013
07:32 AM ET

Playing chicken over Obamacare

Some GOP lawmakers appear willing to shut down the government in their fight to defund the president's health care law, but not everyone is on board. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: GOP • Jim Acosta • Obamacare • Ted Cruz
August 21st, 2013
09:16 AM ET

Maine governor denies Obama remark

CNN's Jim Acosta digs into Maine governor Paul LePage's history of controversial comments after he denies making harsh remarks about Pres. Obama last week.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Paul LePage
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