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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.

June 5th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Christie's decision gets mixed reaction

NJ Gov. Chris Christie upset the GOP and Democrats with his call for an election to fill Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat.

RELATED STORY: Christie opts for special election, says voters should decide


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jim Acosta • New Jersey • Politics • Senate
June 3rd, 2013
06:25 PM ET

Lautenberg's death to test Gov. Christie

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg's death will test Gov. Chris Christie. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED STORY: Lautenberg leaves tricky political question for Christie


Filed under: Chris Christie • Jim Acosta • New Jersey • Politics
April 8th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Perry: background checks a "kneejerk reaction"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Texas Governor Rick Perry expresses his opposition to universal background checks.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: Guns • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
April 8th, 2013
09:43 AM ET

Rick Perry: Open to a 2016 run

Texas Governor Rick Perry tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he's open to a 2016 presidential run.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: 2016 election • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
April 4th, 2013
10:21 AM ET

Obama praises Colorado's gun laws

Colorado now requires background checks for new gun purchases and limits gun magazines to 15 rounds. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama on background checks: 'Practical progress' on gun violence


Filed under: Colorado • Guns • Jessica Yellin • Politics • President Obama
April 4th, 2013
10:18 AM ET

Obama's strategy on gun control

John King and David Gergen discuss if Obama's push for gun control will lead to results.

RELATED STORY: Hutchinson clarifies position on background checks


Filed under: Guns • John King • Politics • President Obama
April 3rd, 2013
03:19 PM ET

Invention could mean end to robocalls

If you never get another robocall, you might want to thank Aaron Foss. CNN's Rene Marsh explains.

RELATED STORY: Two win contest aimed at blocking robocalls


Filed under: Politics • Rene Marsh
April 2nd, 2013
10:40 AM ET

Immigration reform deal in the works

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the immigration reform effort underway in the Senate, and why it's happening now.

RELATED STORY: White House not concerned by Rubio's immigration warning


Filed under: Dana Bash • Immigration • Marco Rubio • Politics
March 28th, 2013
11:18 AM ET

Judd won't be adding this job to resume

CNN's Dana Bash reports on Ashley Judd deciding not to run for the Kentucky Senate seat.

RELATED STORY: Ashley Judd won't run for Senate


Filed under: 2014 • Dana Bash • Kentucky • Politics • Senate
March 22nd, 2013
10:19 AM ET

Gay rights issues dicey for GOP

Some GOP contenders for higher office are re-thinking gay rights issues out of political necessity. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Married same-sex couple awaits epic high court appeal


Filed under: Dana Bash • Politics • Republicans • Same-sex marriage
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