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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 CNN.com/TheSituationRoom.

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 CNN.com/TheSituationRoom.

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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 CNN.com/TheSituationRoom.

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Episodes

Oath Keepers Leader Pleads Not Guilty To Seditious Conspiracy

1/14/2022
The most high-profile defendant in the January 6th investigation plead not guilty to a rare and serious charge of seditious conspiracy. Although difficult to prove in court, seditious conspiracy charges reaffirm the argument the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection. The CDC just released a highly anticipated update on its mask policies as nearly 800,000 new daily cases emerge due to the Omicron variant. Related, Americans will be able to request tests at COVIDTests.gov beginning on...

Duration:00:42:52

Supreme Court Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate

1/13/2022
President Biden is facing significant new defeats after voting rights legislation appears doomed in the Senate and the Supreme Court blocked his vaccine mandate for big businesses. United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins to give his reaction. The leader of the far right group the Oath Keepers has been arrested and accused of seditious conspiracy along with ten other defendants. Seditious conspiracy charges carry the same possible consequence as an obstruction charge. To learn more...

Duration:00:42:02

Health Officials Shift Tone On Omicron Surge

1/12/2022
A shift in the response to the Omicron explosion here in the United States as health officials double down on the message that most Americans will be exposed. This as the pandemic economy takes another hit with inflation soaring to a four-decade high. The select committee is now asking top House Republican Kevin McCarthy to cooperate voluntarily and turn over information. Sources also tell CNN that former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday appeared before the...

Duration:00:41:54

Biden Vows “I Will Not Flinch” In Defending Voting Rights

1/11/2022
President Biden said he’s tired of being quiet about the threat to voting rights in America during a speech in Atlanta today. Domestic policy adviser to the White House Susan Rice joins to answer if Biden can pass election reforms amidst concerns from the Democratic Party. Dr. Anthony Fauci says the surging Omicron variant will eventually find just about everyone. The acting FDA director agrees, suggesting the United States should focus less on stopping the virus and more on keeping...

Duration:00:42:54

Teachers Union President: Chicago’s Mayor Is “Being Relentlessly Stupid”

1/10/2022
Anger and confusion are growing as America’s schools struggle with reopening plans due to the Omicron crisis. Chicago is cancelling class for more than 300,000 students for a fourth day as the president of the Chicago Teachers Union calls into question the mayor’s plans. Investigations are underway for one of the deadliest home fires in decades. A faulty space heater sparked an inferno in a New York City apartment building that killed 17 people, including 8 children. To learn more about how...

Duration:00:42:07

CDC Chief Under Fire, Vows To “Improve”

1/7/2022
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is under fire as frustrations grow over her decisions and messaging while Omicron cases keep surging. It’s another headache for President Biden, as a disappointing report on jobs growth adds to concerns about the United States economy. Also, the three white men who chased and murdered black jogger Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison, with two of them having no chance of parole. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:40:51

Biden: Trump “Held A Dagger To The Throat Of America” On Jan 6

1/6/2022
Across the United States, Americans mark one year since the deadly insurrection with the wound still deep and democracy still in danger. President Biden seized the moment, directly blaming former President Trump for spinning a web of lies and holding “a dagger at the throat of democracy.” Further, Homeland Security is warning of a spike in extremist threats over the last 48 hours with lawmakers among the targets again. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:42:48

U.S. Attorney General Vows Accountability For Jan 6 Riot

1/5/2022
On the eve of the January 6th commemorations, the United States Attorney General is vowing to hold everyone behind the riot accountable no matter how long it takes. House January 6th select committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin joins to provide updates on the investigation. CDC advisers have just endorsed booster shots for Americans as young as 12. This as the CDC provides confusing updates on isolation guidance. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:45

January 6 Committee Releases Texts Between Sean Hannity And Trump

1/4/2022
The January 6th committee releases texts between Fox News host Sean Hannity and the Trump White House around the time of the Capitol attack. This as the committee chairman reveals to CNN that he also wants to hear directly from the former Vice President, Mike Pence. The CDC just updated its controversial coronavirus isolation guidelines. We’ll break down the new recommendations and whether they clear up the confusion so many Americans are feeling right now. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:00:41:04

NYC Plans To Keep Schools Open Amid Covid Surge

1/3/2022
With Omicron in overdrive, the average number of cases is soaring above 400,000. States, cities, and schools are struggle to move forward despite major disruptions to workplaces, travel, and daily life. New York City Mayor Eric Adams joins to discuss the major pandemic challenges New York City is facing. As cases among children here in the United States explode, the FDA is scrambling to give greater coronavirus protection to younger Americans, including by expanding booster eligibility from...

Duration:00:42:23

Betty White Dies Weeks Before Her 100th Birthday

12/31/2021
Beloved across Betty White has died just shy of her 100th birthday. We’ll look back at her remarkable life, her iconic roles, and how she became a pop culture phenomenon late in life. COVID-19 cases soar to another unprecedented level amid fears that New Year’s Eve celebrations could become super spreader events. Experts are warning the Omicron variant’s assault on this country may not ease up for weeks. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:22:10

Child Covid Hospital Admissions Hit Record High

12/30/2021
The United States has just set another alarming pandemic record with hospital admissions for children soaring to a new high as cases explode nationwide. The FDA is expected to green light COVID-19 booster shots for 12 to 15-year-olds soon. As the United States nears one year since the Capitol attack, the January 6th committee is asking the Supreme Court to not thwart the investigation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:57

Jury Finds Ghislaine Maxwell Guilty On 5 Of 6 Counts

12/29/2021
A jury has just found Ghislaine Maxwell guilty on five counts related to her role in Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of young girls. Maxwell now faces up to 65 years in prison. Public schools in the nation’s capital are taking a dramatic step to stop the rapid spread of coronavirus. Washington, D.C. is requiring a negative Covid-19 test for students and staff returning to school next week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:42:45

U.S. Hits All-Time High Average Of New Covid Cases

12/28/2021
The United States has just shattered a pandemic record for COVID-19 cases. As the Omicron variant sweeps the nation, the number of children hospitalized is skyrocketing as well. The January 6th committee is standing down after the Biden administration convinced the panel to scale back its pursuits. The change to the investigation will mean the committee will not be receiving hundreds of pages of National Security Council records. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:43:03

CDC Shortens Covid Isolation Period From 10 To 5 Days

12/27/2021
The CDC just updated its guidelines for people who get Covid-19 or are exposed to it, shortening quarantine times for many Americas as the Omicron variant surges across the country. Dr. Anthony Fauci joins to explain the new changes. This comes during a perilous week in the pandemic with new cases exploding, tests in short supply and high demand, and any more flights being cancelled. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:43

Update for December 24, 2021

12/24/2021
There is no new episode of the The Situation Room showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:01:07

Ex-Cop Kim Potter Guilty Of Manslaughter In Daunte Wright’s Death

12/23/2021
Former Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has been found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. Our experts will break down the verdict and its significance for the fight to hold police accountable. The Omicron surge worsens as the holiday travel rush gets into full swing. Across the United States the demand for Covid-19 tests is intensifying and New York City just scaled back its New Year’s Eve bash. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:01:21:37

WH: Pfizer Pill Takes Months To Produce, 200K+ Available In January

12/22/2021
The White House is touting the benefits of the first FDA authorized pill to treat the coronavirus, saying it dramatically reduces hospitalizations and deaths as Omicron spreads. Will the pill be available fast enough? The January 6th committee is asking to talk to a top Trump ally, Republican representative Jim Jordan. They are demanding details about Jordan’s communications with Trump. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:20:56

Biden Vows To Distribute 500 Million Free At-Home Rapid Tests

12/21/2021
President Biden just announced new steps, including free at-home rapid tests, to combat the surge in Covid-19 cases now dominated here in the United States by the Omicron variant. He is warning unvaccinated Americans they have good reason to be worried. Despite Senator Joe Manchin's rejection of the spending bill, President Biden insists that he and Manchin can still get something done. They are about to hold a critical meeting tonight on how to move forward. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:01:22:01

DC Mayor Declares State Of Emergency As Omicron Spreads

12/20/2021
Washington D.C. reinstated its mask mandate after Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency with citywide cases the highest since the pandemic began. The pace of the spread continues to increase with ICU beds across the country reaching almost 80% full. Nearly one year after the Capitol riots, the United States military is confronting extremism in the ranks. Will new guidance for service members combat the problem? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:01:23:14