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Trump gag order mostly upheld in federal election subversion case

Donald Trump's gag order is mostly upheld in his federal election subversion case. An appeals court admonishes the former president while giving him a green light to attack the special counsel, Jack Smith. Also, a look at the new criminal indictment of Hunter Biden and the legal and political fall-out. The president's son accused of spending millions on a lavish lifestyle instead of paying his taxes. Plus, the Michigan gunman who killed four classmates at a school back in 2021 is now sentenced to life in prison without parole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Trump exits court defiant after attending civil fraud trial

A defiant Donald Trump leaves his civil fraud trial in New York after hearing a key defense witness try and poke holes in the case against him. Also tonight, some of Trump’s GOP rivals hit the campaign trail in Iowa and New Hampshire after their fourth debate without him. Plus, smoke in the air over Gaza and fierce fighting on the ground as new images show Israeli soldiers detaining dozens of men stripped to their underwear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Police: at least three victims in UNLV campus shooting

Police say at least three victims were taken to hospitals and the shooter is dead after a shooting on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. We're standing by for new details. Also, six more allies in Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election were just indicted. Nevada becoming the third state where pro-Trump fake electors now face criminal charges. Plus, new warning signs for Biden as he faces a potential rematch with Trump. His approval rating is sinking to a new low in CNN's new poll. This as Trump claims he won't be a dictator if re-elected, except on his first day in office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Biden: “not sure I’d be running” in 2024 if Trump wasn’t in race

President Biden says he's not sure he'd seek re-election if Donald Trump wasn't running for the White House. We're breaking down the stark revelation about Biden's decision making and what it says about the state of the 2024 presidential race. Also, after Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville finally backs down on his nearly year-long blockade of U.S. military promotions, hundreds of nominees have been confirmed tonight. Also, the Israeli military is claiming new advances across Gaza as the U.N. chief warns conditions in Gaza are apocalyptic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New warnings of Trump’s threat to democracy with 2024 weeks away

New warnings that Donald Trump's re-election could pose a grave threat to American democracy with Republican Liz Cheney sounding the alarm about a potential dictatorship. The urgency heightened with the nation on the brink of 2024 and the lead off Republican contest in Iowa just six weeks away. Also, U.S. aid to Ukrainian forces is about to run out. Plus, the Israeli military now says it's objective in northern Gaza is nearly completed as the ground assault against Hamas expands in the south. The United Nations says the number of civilian deaths is rapidly increasing in this new and intense phase of the war. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New warfare in Gaza after truce expires

Fierce new warfare breaks out in Gaza hours after the Israel-Hamas truce expires. Also tonight, defense lawyers in Donald Trump's election interference case in Georgia argue if Trump is re-elected president he can not be tried until after leaving office. Plus, Republican George Santos has been expelled from Congress as he leaves his divided party with an even slimmer majority in the house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New group of hostages freed as end of truce looms

Six more Israeli hostages were just released hours after two other captives were freed. This comes as Hamas forces have been alerted to be ready for combat as day seven of the Gaza truce is nearing an end. Will there be another last minute extension? Also breaking, indicted U.S. Congressman George Santos remains defiant as the House considers whether to expel him from Congress. Plus, Donald Trump is lashing out after an appeals court reinstated the gag order in his New York civil fraud trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel-Hamas truce due to end within hours

Qatar says 30 Palestinians, 16 minors and 14 women, are being released Wednesday as ten more Israeli hostages are now free and safe in Israel, including a woman who also is a U.S. citizen. We're standing by for new information about their release just a short while ago and their condition after more than seven weeks in captivity. All this comes as the truce between Israel and Hamas is due to end just a few hours from now following a six-day pause in the fighting. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is now in Israel amid urgent negotiations aimed at extending the truce and potentially allowing more hostages to be released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


30 Palestinians released from Israeli prisons, 12 Israelis freed from Hamas

The first group of hostages were released since the temporary pause was extended for two additional days. 12 more hostages are now back in Israel and 30 Palestinians were freed from Israeli prisons. Also, new revelations from Liz Cheney, who is revealing what her Republican colleagues really think of Donald Trump and his election lies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel & Hamas agree to extend truce by two days

Hamas releases 11 more civilian hostages from Gaza. Hospitals in Israel are preparing to treat them after more than seven weeks in captivity. Israel also freed 33 Palestinians held in Israeli jails. So far, Hamas has released 69 hostages, primarily women and children. Israel has freed 150 Palestinians, mainly women and minors, many of whom were detained but never charged. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Special report: Israel-Hamas truce and hostage release hours away

Wolf Blitzer Anchors a The Situation Room special report live from Tel Aviv. Israel and Hamas appear to be on the cusp of a critical moment in the war, with 13-hostages just hours away from returning home from Gaza if the negotiated agreement holds firm. Plus, prominent celebrities are named in a wave of sexual assault lawsuits. And, Trump spends Thanksgiving posting attacks on social media. Also tonight: Qatar’s crucial role as a Middle East mediator. For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The Situation Room update for Nov 24, 2023

Today's show was preempted by CNN's continuing live coverage of the Middle East hostage release. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


The agonizing wait for the hostage release

As today's show begins, we're just hours away from a truce between Israel and Hamas, with the end of hostilities set to end at 3am Eastern time, followed by the return of 50 captives. The Israeli government says the hostage release won't occur before Friday. Wolf Blitzer anchors live from Tel Aviv, with our coverage beginning with CNN's Jerry Diamond, who joins us not far from the Gaza border. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Netanyahu gives thumbs up to hostage deal

As today's show begins, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging his cabinet to approve a tentative deal to free some of the hostages held by Hamas. Hostage families are anxiously awaiting a final vote and official announcement that could come at any moment. CNN correspondents are in the region and in Washington covering this critical moment in the war. Our coverage begins with correspondent Matthew Chance in Tel Aviv, Israel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


New hope for Al-Shifa newborns

First: Those struggling newborns evacuated from Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital are now in Egypt receiving life-saving care. Meanwhile, as Israel releases video to try and bolster its case that Hamas used Al-Shifa as a command center. Plus: An appeals court signals it may restore Donald Trump's gag order in the federal election subversion case but loosen some restrictions. And: There's uncertainty at one of the biggest AI firms following the firing of their founder/CEO. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


IDF: body of second Israeli hostage recovered near Al-Shifa

New explosions over Gaza as the Israeli military vows it will advance anywhere Hamas is found, sending new signals that a wider offensive in the south may be imminent. Tonight, we await a judge's ruling on whether to bar Donald Trump from the ballot in California. Plus, House Speaker Mike Johnson is promising to release nearly all of the January 6th video security footage at the U.S. Capitol. Will it accomplish his goal of pleasing right-wing lawmakers? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel: tunnel shaft found in raided Gaza hospital complex

The Israeli military says they found a tunnel shaft at the Gaza hospital it raided amid pressure to prove its claim Hamas used the complex as a command center. Also, all the damning details in the House ethics report on Rep. George Santos prompts a new push to expel him from Congress. The bipartisan panel concluded that the Republican used campaign funds for Botox, spa treatments, and other luxuries while telling a litany of lies. Plus, a guilty verdict is issued to the man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul, with a hammer in their San Francisco home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Israel releases video of weapons it claims were seized in hospital raid

The Israeli military says it uncovered Hamas weapons and a command center inside Gaza's largest hospital, releasing video as an attempt to defend the ground operation. Key world organizations are condemning the raid as we are getting dire new accounts from inside the hospital. Also tonight, a rare face-to-face meeting between President Biden and China's Xi Jinping in the United States. Plus, CNN presses Senator Joe Manchin about his next move now that he is not running for Senate reelection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


House passes stopgap bill to avert government shutdown

The new House speaker just cleared a very significant hurdle--getting his plan to avoid a government shutdown approved with the help of Democrats. At the same time, anger amongst some House Republicans is clearly boiling over with one GOP lawmaker accusing another of elbowing him in the back. Plus, we’re following the rapidly worsening healthcare crisis in war-torn Gaza. The United Nations says there's now only one working hospital left in the north as fighting rages and civilians are dying. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Al-Shifa Hospital chief: “no more water, food, milk for children and babies”

President Biden says Gaza’s largest hospital should be protected as Israel insists it is striking medical centers Hamas is using as cover. Hospital officials are reporting catastrophic conditions and increasingly desperate measures to try to keep premature babies and others alive. Also, Donald Trump Jr. wraps up his testimony for the defense in the $250 million civil fraud trial against the Trump Organization. For information on the Israel-Gaza conflict, check out CNN’s podcast ‘Tug of War: Attack on Israel’ here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit