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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.

October 16th, 2014
08:25 PM ET

Florida Gov.: Crist clearly broke the rules

Florida Gov. Rick Scott explains why he stalled a debate because his opponent had an electric fan on stage with him. Full story

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Filed under: 2014 • Charlie Crist • Debates • Politics • Rick Scott • Wolf Blitzer
October 10th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Debating the debt ceiling: Will we raise it?

"You want to have this conversation by yourself, or you want to engage here?"

A fiery debate that you don't want to miss: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) go at it over the debt ceiling and the government's potential debt default.

Filed under: Debates • Debt ceiling • Government shutdown
October 10th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

Economists debate how bad it could get

No one knows what exactly would happen if Congress did not raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaulted. Two economists debate the catastrophic forecasts many are predicting: the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore, former president of the Club for Growth, and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.

Filed under: Debates • Debt ceiling • Economy • Government shutdown
October 18th, 2012
10:30 AM ET

Awarding the best oddball debate moments

From nude viewing to finger wagging, CNN's Jeanne Moos awards the best oddball moments from the 2nd presidential debate.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Jeanne Moos
October 16th, 2012
10:05 PM ET

What is the 'Spin Room'?

CNN's Jim Acosta explains the "Spin Room" and why it's the place to be after a debate.

Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Jim Acosta
October 12th, 2012
05:54 PM ET

Opinions differ on Biden's laughter

Republicans and Democrats have different takes on Joe Biden's aggression during the vice presidential debates.

RELATED STORY: <a href="">Feisty Biden, wonky Ryan

Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Jim Acosta • Joe Biden
October 12th, 2012
05:48 PM ET

Do the Libya claims add up?

CNN's Jill Dougherty fact checks the claims made about the attack in Benghazi at Thursday's VP debate.

RELATED STORY: Checking the VP debate facts on Libya and Iran

Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • fact check • Jill Dougherty • Libya
October 10th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

The Battle of Big Bird

It's Big Bird versus The Count as we count down to the election. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the Battle of Big Bird.

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Filed under: 2012 election • Big Bird • Debates • Jeanne Moos • PBS
October 9th, 2012
07:07 PM ET

Romney on debate inspiration from his father

(CNN) – Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday confirmed and elaborated on his wife's revelation, first to CNN, on how he handles his first moments onstage at a presidential debate.

"I write my dad's name at the top of the piece of paper to remind myself of all that he sacrificed to give me the opportunities I now have," Romney said in the interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, which aired on "The Situation Room."


Filed under: 2012 election • Ann Romney • Debates • Interviews • Mitt Romney • Wolf Blitzer
October 5th, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Comedians poke fun at debate

Late-night comedians have some laughs at the presidential candidates' expense.

Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • humor • Late night comedy
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