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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.

December 4th, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Sen. Paul 'shocked' by chokehold decision

Wolf Blitzer speaks to Sen. Rand Paul about the New York chokehold grand jury decision after the death of Eric Garner. Full story


Filed under: Eric Garner • Grand Jury • New York • Politics • Rand Paul • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
December 1st, 2014
10:11 PM ET

GOP aide quits after dissing Obama girls

A senior Republican staffer is resigning after taking heat for comments she made criticizing the Obama girls. Full story

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Dana Bash • Politics • Republicans
November 5th, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Obama tries to move on after big GOP win

Michelle Kosinski looks at what the Democrats loss of the Senate might mean for President Obama's final two years in office.

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Filed under: 2014 • Barack Obama • Democrats • Michelle Kosinski • Politics • Republicans • Senate
November 5th, 2014
06:04 PM ET

Graham: Obama a 'distant figure' in D.C.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) speaks with Wolf Blitzer about the Republicans new Senate majority and his thoughts about the President.

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Filed under: GOP • House of Representatives • Lindsey Graham • Politics • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
November 5th, 2014
05:46 PM ET

What's next for Sen. Mitch McConnell

Sen. Mitch McConnell won re-election last night and promises change if he's elected majority leader. Dana Bash reports.

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Filed under: 2014 • Dana Bash • GOP • House of Representatives • Mitch McConnell • Politics • Republicans
January 21st, 2014
07:15 PM ET

GOP to tackle the abortion war

The Republican National Committee will consider a plan pushed by conservatives to tackle the abortion debate head on, stop shying away from their pro-life positions, and challenge the Democrats' narrative of a GOP "War on Women." CNN's Tom Foreman reports.


Filed under: abortion • Republicans • Tom Foreman
October 10th, 2013
07:20 PM ET

Debt default: Who is right, Democrats or GOP?

There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Democrats • Republicans • Tom Foreman
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
March 19th, 2013
10:25 AM ET

GOP report: Party is too old, too white

A Republican National Committee report calls for strategic changes and rebranding in the GOP. Wolf Blitzer speaks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

RELATED STORY: RNC announces $10 million plan to beef up Republican outreach

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Filed under: Reince Priebus • Republicans • Wolf Blitzer
February 5th, 2013
06:46 PM ET

Republican Party's "civil war"

CNN's Gloria Borger looks at Rep. Eric Cantor's makeover for the GOP and the divide between the two sides of the party.

RELATED STORY: We care: Cantor wants to give GOP a 'makeover', change the message


Filed under: Dana Bash • Eric Cantor • Republicans
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