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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 6p-7p Eastern, Monday through Friday on CNN. Visit






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Death tolls tops 7,700 in Turkey and Syria

Bitter cold and utter devastation slow the search for quake survivors as the death toll in Turkey and Syria climbs past 7,700. Also, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy weighs in on whether Rep. George Santos is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee while some constituents demand his removal. Plus, President Biden gets ready to report on the state of the union in what could also be a preview of his 2024 reelection campaign. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


Death toll rises above 3,400 after devastating earthquake

Mass destruction and more than 3,400 people are dead after a powerful earthquake and dozens of aftershocks in Turkey and Syria. Also, U.S. officials reveal new information on the size, capabilities, and value of the downed Chinese spy balloon. Plus, Ukraine is digging into its battle against Russia in Bakhmut as a top commander says the city has become an unwinnable fortress. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Pentagon: Chinese balloon at 60,000 ft, has ability to maneuver

U.S. officials tell CNN the possibility of shooting down the Chinese spy balloon has not been ruled out. This as the secretary of state warns Beijing that the balloon's brazen flight over the United States is a clear violation and an irresponsible act. Also, President Biden is out touting a blockbuster jobs report, claiming it proves critics of his policies are wrong. We’ll break down the political impact for the president. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


Zelensky: new Russian offensive may already be getting started

A new barrage of missile strikes hit Ukraine as President Zelensky warns Russia’s renewed military offensive may already be getting started. CNN was on the scene of attacks that sent civilians running for cover. Also, Rep. Omar is slamming the House vote to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee calling the vote an act of revenge by Republicans. Plus, the attorney for Tyre Nichols’ family joins to discuss additional footage of the beating being released and questions surrounding the...


Biden, McCarthy wrap high-stakes talk on debt limit showdown

Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy just wrapped up their first high-stakes talks on raising the nation’s debt limit. McCarthy told reporters moments ago that he thinks he and the president can find some common ground. Also, Tyre Nichols is laid to rest three weeks after he was brutally beaten by police. We’ll take you inside the emotional funeral and the urgent outcry for police reform. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Body cam footage doesn’t match up with police report suggesting Nichols was violent

Troubling contradictions emerge in the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols. We break down claims that don’t match up with videos. Plus, CNN interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who reveals if he would consider acting as a wartime mediator between Ukraine and Russia. Also, a look at Donald Trump’s defiant deposition in a fraud investigation in New York. This, as he faces a new criminal probe of hush money payments over his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. To learn more...


Sixth Memphis officer relieved of duty after Tyre Nichols’ death

A sixth Memphis police officer has now been relieved of duty after the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols and the release of chilling videos of his arrest. Our experts break down the evidence and the growing calls for federal police reform. Also, CNN is on the front lines in Ukraine amid fierce fighting in the east and south. Plus, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinking is on an urgent mission in Israel and the West Bank amid a new outbreak of violence. To learn more about how CNN protects...


Memphis “SCORPION unit” under scrutiny after Tyre Nichols’ death

We’re standing by for the expected release of an arrest video showing the fatal encounter between Tyre Nichols and five former Memphis police officers. The Nichols family and officials warn the footage is extremely disturbing. We’re also getting our first look at the brutal attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband last October. A San Francisco court released video of the suspect breaking into the couple’s home and lunging at the 82-year-old Paul Pelosi with a hammer. To learn more about how CNN...


Sources: law enforcement agencies bracing for release of Tyre Nichols’ arrest footage

Five former Memphis police officers are facing murder charges due to the death of Tyre Nichols. Law enforcement agencies across the country are bracing for reaction to footage which a top Tennessee official called sickening. We discuss all the latest developments with the executive director of the Memphis NAACP. Plus, new details emerge on the timeline for western tanks pledged to Ukraine for its fight against Russia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...


Biden: U.S. sending 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

The United States has pledged to arm Ukraine with some of the most sophisticated tanks on the planet. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Wesley Clark (Ret.) joins to discuss strategic objectives in Ukraine. Plus, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has announced Donald Trump will be allowed back on their platforms. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Major breakthrough for military support to Ukraine

The United States and Germany appear poised to deliver sophisticated tanks as they urge Ukrainians to turn the focus from brutal battles in the east to a renewed offense in the south. Plus: Former Vice President Mike Pence is now facing his own document controversy after about a dozen classified records were found in his Indiana home. And: The latest gut-wrenching developments out of California, the scene of back-to-back mass shootings. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...


Update for January 23, 2023

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New U.S. moves against mercenary group aiding Russia’s war

As Ukrainian forces train for the next big battle against Russia, the Biden administration is taking new action against a mercenary group aiding Vladimir Putin’s war. This as the United States and Germany are in a standoff over sending tanks to Ukraine. The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States joins to discuss. Plus, the DOJ signals it won’t comply with House Republican’s demands for information on investigations, including the Biden documents probe. To learn more about how CNN...


Dow falls lower amid recession fears

A high stakes political standoff emerges over rising the debt ceiling after the U.S. hits its $31 trillion limit. The threat of an economically disastrous default is now hanging over Congress, the White House, and every American. Also, a new report that CIA Director William Burns made a secret trip to Ukraine to brief President Zelensky and share U.S. intelligence on Russia’s next move. Also, actor and producer Alec Baldwin now faces criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a crew member on...


Fiery crash kills 14 including Ukraine officials and a child

A fiery helicopter crash near Kyiv kills 14 people including key government officials and a child. A top state department spokesperson joins to answer what the U.S. is learning about the crash. Plus, the Biden White House is sticking to the script as its new strategy for dealing with the classified documents crisis takes shape. Plus, prosecutors reveal chilling new evidence in the case of the Massachusetts man formally charged with killing his wife. To learn more about how CNN protects...


Netherlands PM: will join in sending Patriot missile defense system to Ukraine

Another child’s body is found in the rubble of a Ukrainian residential apartment building as the death toll from a powerful Russian missile attack rises. White House official John Kirby joins to answer whether enough U.S. and western military aid is getting to Ukraine. Plus, the White House is ramping up its damage control as the crisis over classified documents intensifies. The Biden team is defending its delayed and incomplete release of information while accusing Republicans of fake...


New wave of Russian attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukraine is reeling tonight from one of the deadliest Russian attacks since the invasion. At least 40 people have been killed in a cruise missile strike on an apartment building right in the center of the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. Plus, new developments in the classified document scandal looming over the White House. Sources tell CNN that additional searches are possible at locations connected to President Biden. Also, House Minority Leader Rep. Hakeem Jeffries joins to answer if he still has...


Massive explosion in Eastern Ukrainian city

A huge explosion hits the disputed Ukrainian city of Soledar as Russia is claiming it has captured the city and officials in Kyiv insist the battle is not over yet. We have a live report from Ukraine and speak with the Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations about the state of the war. Plus, President Biden faces a growing crisis as a special councel is now in place to investigate his handling of classified records. Also, the death toll is rising in the southeast United States after a...


Biden’s ex-executive assistant interviewed in DOJ documents probe

A special counsel is now set to investigate President Biden’s handling of classified material. The U.S. attorney general launches an independent probe after more documents were found, this time at the President’s home in Delaware. Also, Rep. George Santos is defiant amid growing calls for him to resign over the many lies he told voters. Plus, dangerous tornadoes are ravaging southeastern parts of the United States. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Sources: Biden legal team finds classified docs at second location

According to sources, classified documents are among the records found by the Biden legal team in a search of a second location. Rep. Chris Stewart of the Intelligence Committee joins to discuss the latest events in the House and the Biden documents revelation. Plus, FAA system outages cause massive flight delays and disruptions across the United States. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit