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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.

September 30th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

Jay Carney "optimistic" there will not be a government shutdown

Wolf Blitzer asks the White House Press Secretary about the impending government shutdown and whether Pres. Obama will compromise.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Government shutdown • Jay Carney • Wolf Blitzer
September 30th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

Government shutdown gives us déjà vu

What do Monica Lewinsky and a government shutdown have in common? CNN's Jeanne Moos compares 2013 to 1995.

Filed under: Government shutdown • Jeanne Moos
September 30th, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Obamacare and you: Insurance exchanges open tomorrow

At midnight, the federal government may shut down, but 12:01am also marks the start of something new: Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act begin. CNN's Tom Foreman explains the different Obamacare exchanges and how parts of the health care plan apply to everyone.

Filed under: Health Care • Obamacare • Tom Foreman
September 30th, 2013
07:06 PM ET

Ted Cruz: I want to keep government running

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responds to the potential government shutdown by suggesting specific funding proposals.

Filed under: Government shutdown • Ted Cruz
September 30th, 2013
06:35 PM ET

Moderate House GOP making new plan

News that broke in The Situation Room: CNN's Dana Bash reports that as the clock ticked down to a shutdown, some moderate Republicans are beginning an effort to fund the government with no strings attached.

Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • GOP • Government shutdown
September 27th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Bachmann: Obamacare is an "issue of life and death"

Wolf Blitzer pushes Rep. Michele Bachmann to answer for some of her claims about Obamacare.

Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Obamacare • Wolf Blitzer
September 27th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Iranians "ecstatic" over Obama's call to president

As news spread that Pres. Obama had called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, Reza Sayah reports live from Tehran with reaction from the Iranian people.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran
September 27th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Obama's phone call with Iranian president

It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Hassan Rouhani • Iran • Jim Sciutto
September 27th, 2013
07:40 PM ET

Anti-Obamacare ads create controversy

They've been called "creepy," "cynical," and even "deplorable" and "sexist"– a series of web ads that urge young people to opt out of Obamacare. They've become so controversial, even Pres. Obama weighed in, referencing the ads in a speech on Thursday. But now add to the debate some questions over who funded the campaign. CNN's Brian Todd talks to the president of the organization that launched the viral videos in his first television interview.

Filed under: Brian Todd • Obamacare • Politics
September 27th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Government shutdown impacts thousands of federal employees

"Shut down Blackberry, shut down equipment, and go home." That's the message that federal employees are getting from their bosses today as they prepare for a potential government shutdown. CNN's Chris Lawrence details the possible fate of federal employees during a shutdown.

Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Government shutdown
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