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BLITZER’S BLOG: Has Obama lived up to his 2008 priorities?
Wolf Blitzer interviews presidential candidate Barack Obama in Davenport, Iowa on October 31, 2008
June 28th, 2011
04:36 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Has Obama lived up to his 2008 priorities?

(CNN) - With President Obama back in Iowa today, I went back to look at my interview with then-candidate Obama in Des Moines on October 31, 2008 – only days before his election. He reflected on how far he had come in Iowa.

"There were a bunch of people out here who signed up for our campaign when we had almost no money, very few endorsements," he said. "The polls weren't good for us."
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Nebraska nuclear plant officials reject comparisons to Fukushima
June 28th, 2011
01:50 PM ET

Nebraska nuclear plant officials reject comparisons to Fukushima

Fort Calhoun, Nebraska (CNN) - Tim Nellenbach is on a mission as he shows a small group of journalists around his workplace. The manager of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and his colleagues are bent on dispelling rumors about the condition of their facility: rumors about a meltdown, about a loss of power. The rumors are patently false, they say, and it's frustrating to have to deal with them while also battling a genuine crisis.

These officials are also acutely aware of comparisons to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March, which crippled a nuclear power plant there, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl in 1986.

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RELATED: Flood threatens U.S. nuclear plant

WATCH "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" Tuesday at 6pm ET to see Brian Todd's report from Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant in Nebraska.

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June 28th, 2011
12:59 PM ET

What Wolf's reading: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Iowa finally in the spotlight
President Obama visits a factory in Bettendorf. Sarah Palin attends a movie premiere in Pella. Iowans will go to bed with their political bellies full on this day. A couple of months ago, those bellies were growling. Iowa's notoriously impatient political class was complaining loudly that candidates in the 2012 field were giving this crucial early voting state the cold shoulder.
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June 28th, 2011
10:03 AM ET

Supreme Court rules on violent games

The Supreme Court struck down a California law that would have banned selling "violent" video games to children. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports:

RELATED: Supreme Court sees video games as art


Filed under: Kate Bolduan • Supreme Court • Video games
June 27th, 2011
09:30 PM ET

Who the heck is Huntsman?

Mistaking Huntsman for a half-naked former Congressman, Jeanne Moos reports on the incognito candidate for president.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Jeanne Moos • Jon Huntsman
June 27th, 2011
07:50 PM ET

Violent video games an American right?

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin breaks down the Supreme Court's ruling on violent video games and how free speech influenced it.

RELATED: California ban on sale of 'violent' video games to children rejected


Filed under: Jeffrey Toobin • Supreme Court • Video games
June 27th, 2011
07:47 PM ET

Flood threatens U.S. nuclear plant

Managers at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station in Nebraska are concerned floods could trigger a disaster similar to the one in Japan. CNN's Brian Todd reports from Nebraska.

RELATED: NRC chairman to visit Nebraska nuclear plant surrounded by water

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Flooding • Nebraska • Nuclear • Situation Room
BLITZER'S BLOG: U.S. spends billions but will Iran win?
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai gather in Tehran, Iran on Saturday, June 25.
June 27th, 2011
03:03 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: U.S. spends billions but will Iran win?

(CNN) - The story in “The Wall Street Journal” is disturbing. The headline: “Iran Woos U.S. Allies as Troops Withdraw.”

It notes that Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is aggressively moving to cement ties with the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq and clearly scoring points – at the expense of the U.S.

In recent days, Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari and Jalal Talabani went to Tehran as part of a continuing effort to improve their respective ties with the Iranian regime.
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Filed under: Iran • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad • Wolf Blitzer
June 27th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

What Wolf's reading: Monday, June 27, 2011

Each day, Wolf Blitzer scours several news sources to stay on top of the day's most important stories. Below are some of his top recommended reads for today. Tune in from 5- 7 PM on CNN for the latest on these stories and more.

CNN: Obama intervenes in deficit talks as positions stiffen
President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Democratic and Republican leaders on Monday to keep the negotiations going on a possible deficit reduction deal. The session comes after talks led by Vice President Joe Biden concluded last week without an agreement and as congressional leaders hardened their positions, making a possible compromise more difficult.
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June 26th, 2011
04:30 PM ET

Softball game pits press vs. lawmakers

A team of lady lawmakers takes on female members of the press corps in a friendly game of softball.

RELATED: Congressional women battle the press for a win on a softball field


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • Softball • Washington
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