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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 28th, 2014
07:38 PM ET

Does Obama have a strategy for ISIS?

Pres. Obama was slammed by critics after saying, "We don't have a strategy yet," on Syrian airstrikes. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, White House press secretary Josh Earnest follows up and explains what the President was trying to say.


Filed under: International affairs • Interviews • President Obama • Terror
August 26th, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Obama on VA: We're going to fix what's wrong

In a speech before the American Legion, President Obama details how his administration will rectify shortfalls in caring for veterans - even as a new report slams the VA for its deadly wait lists. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • President Obama • veteran
August 6th, 2014
07:54 PM ET

Obama: "I have no sympathy for Hamas"

In a lengthy news conference with reporters Wednesday, President Obama defended Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas, saying he had no sympathy for the group classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S.

He does, however, have "great sympathy" for the ordinary people struggling in Gaza, he said, as he laid out the U.S. goals to end the violence.

July 29th, 2014
08:02 PM ET

Obama: New sanctions, not a new Cold War

After accusing Russia of sending more weapons to separatists and violating an arms ban treaty, the United States is slapping Russia with more sanctions. Michelle Kosinski takes a look at the new sanctions President Obama laid out Tuesday.

July 22nd, 2014
07:08 PM ET

Obama to attend fundraisers during crises

Jim Acosta reports that President Obama is set to attend West Coast fundraisers despite the crises in Gaza and Ukraine.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • President Obama • Situation Room
May 26th, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Obama spends Memorial Day in Afghanistan

CNN's Jim Acosta looks at how the President spent Memorial Day weekend.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Jim Acosta • National security • Politics • President Obama • Situation Room
May 21st, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Fact check: Has Obama improved the VA?

Weeks after CNN broke the story of deadly wait times at VA hospitals, President Barack Obama claimed that his administration has improved services for veterans, from job opportunities to VA funding. CNN's Tom Foreman investigates.

RELATED: Obama says Shinseki will stay, but misconduct will be punished


Filed under: President Obama • Tom Foreman • veteran
May 6th, 2014
07:31 PM ET

Dire new warning of climate catastrophe

Scorching heat and stronger hurricanes, floods and fires, torrential downpours and droughts: The White House is warning in a brand new report that the effects of climate change are here and only getting worse. CNN's Brian Todd investigates the report.

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Filed under: Climate change • President Obama • Weather
May 6th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

Obama: 'This is a terrible situation'

President Obama speaks out about Boko Haram, the Islamist extremist organization claiming responsibility for kidnapping more than 270 schoolgirls in Nigeria and threatening to sell them.

RELATED: Extremists groups on rise across Africa


Filed under: Boko Haram • International affairs • Nigeria • President Obama
April 29th, 2014
08:20 PM ET

North Korea's arsenal by the numbers

President Obama continues his tour of East Asia as the U.S. "pivots" to focus on the region. But one country is not laying out the red carpet for the President - and instead escalated tensions by conducting live-fire exercises. North Korea loves saber-rattling, but how powerful is their military? Here's a look at all the firepower they have stockpiled.

MORE: North Korea's live-fire exercises raise tensions


Filed under: National security • North Korea • President Obama
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