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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 5-7pm ET on CNN.

November 21st, 2013
07:55 PM ET

Sen. McCain: Democrats are hypocrites

Senate Democrats took a historic step this afternoon, voting with a simple majority to implement the "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules so that only 51 votes are needed to approve some presidential nominees. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sen. John McCain decries the move, accusing many Democrats of "outright hypocrisy."

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Filed under: "Nuclear option" • Interviews • John McCain • Senate
November 21st, 2013
07:10 PM ET

Grim numbers for Obama's approval rating

The latest CNN/ORC poll numbers show Pres. Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, with only 41% approving of the job he's doing. Wolf Blitzer discusses with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni and CNN's Crossfire co-hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich.

November 21st, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Senate Democrats pass "nuclear option"

It's a historic change to Senate rules that lets a simple majority approve some presidential nominees. Democrats argue it's necessary given the obstructionism of Republicans; Republicans charge it will ruin the Senate. CNN's Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: "Nuclear option" • Dana Bash • Senate