Blitzer to co-host American Politics on Film on TCM
October 26th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Blitzer to co-host American Politics on Film on TCM

(CNN) - CNN's Wolf Blitzer, anchor of "The Situation Room," will co-host Turner Classic Movies Friday night to help close out a month-long exploration of politics on film.

Blitzer will join TCM host Ben Mankiewicz at 8 p.m. ET and introduce three politics-infused films: "Advise & Consent," "All the President's Men" and "Seven Days in May."
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Filed under: 2012 • Wolf Blitzer
August 8th, 2012
07:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich: 'No proof today' to back claims in Romney ad

(CNN)-Newt Gingrich again defended the Romney campaign's attacks on President Barack Obama's "gutting" of the nation's welfare system on Wednesday.

Asked by CNN on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," if he believes the ad, released Tuesday claiming a directive issued by Obama would "gut welfare reform," is misleading, the former House speaker declined, further backing-up his former Republican primary opponent.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • The Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
Have a Super Tuesday question? Join in the first-ever CNN Election Roundtable at noon
March 6th, 2012
07:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Have a Super Tuesday question? Join in the first-ever CNN Election Roundtable at noon

(CNN) – As the four major Republican candidates make their final case on Super Tuesday, voters in 10 states get the chance to play their part in the electoral process at the ballot box and now online.

Tuesday, voters will also be able to participate in a special CNN online conversation in the first in a series of exclusive CNN Election Roundtables, a digital-only video chat hosted by Wolf Blitzer and featuring CNN political team.
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Filed under: 2012 • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: Impeach Obama? Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich disagree
October 6th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: Impeach Obama? Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich disagree

Washington (CNN) – When it comes to President Obama’s decision to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul couldn’t disagree more. Gingrich says the president did the right thing; Paul says he’s open to trying to impeach the president.

“The fact is Congressman Paul is wrong about the law,” the former House Speaker told me. “He’s wrong about the Constitution.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Ron Paul • TV-The Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
Biden vs. Blitzer: A situation over the 'Situation Room'
January 21st, 2011
04:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Biden vs. Blitzer: A situation over the 'Situation Room'

(CNN) - It's a turf war between Vice President Joe Biden and CNN's very own Wolf Blitzer, anchor of "The Situation Room." Sort of.

During an address to the Democratic retreat in Cambridge, Maryland Friday, Biden said he's heavily involved in the draw down of troops in Iraq and that "Wolf Blitzer isn't the real guy in the Situation Room," he is.
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Filed under: Joe Biden • TV-The Situation Room • Wolf Blitzer
CNN Poll:  North Korean threat imminent?
December 20th, 2010
05:37 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN Poll: North Korean threat imminent?

(CNN)–Most Americans say that North Korea does not pose an immediate threat to the United States, but a new national survey indicates that more than half say that the U.S. should use troops to help defend South Korea if the country is attacked by its northern neighbors.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research poll released Monday, support for using U.S. troops to defend South Korea crosses political boundaries. More than half of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents believe the U.S. should use troops in the case of an attack against South Korea. More Republicans-68 percent-support the notion than Democrats or Independents, and more men support the hypothetical action than women.

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Filed under: CNN poll • North Korea • Polls • Wolf Blitzer
Blitzer's dispatch: Lighter moments during tense times in North Korea
December 19th, 2010
08:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Blitzer's dispatch: Lighter moments during tense times in North Korea

(CNN) - Even in the midst of incredible tension on the North Korean peninsula, there have been a few lighter moments as I continue covering New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's extraordinary visit here.

He's trying to calm down the tensions and has been meeting with senior North Korean diplomats, generals and nuclear officials, including Kim Gye Gwan, the North Korean who invited Richardson here on this mission.
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Blitzer Dispatch:  Richardson says it's a 'tinderbox'
December 17th, 2010
09:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Blitzer Dispatch: Richardson says it's a 'tinderbox'

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) - It's Saturday morning in Pyongyang and we're getting ready for another intense day. The situation here is very fluid right now and a lot of nerves are being frayed because of the tensions between North and South Korea. New Mexico governor Bill Richardson is getting ready for important talks in the next few hours with Kim Gye Gwan, North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, the man who invited him to Pyongyang.

Richardson is urging restraint everywhere he goes. He's really worried that this situation is, in his words, a "tinderbox" where one miscalculation could lead to all-out war. He says he's never seen the situation so tense in all his visits to North Korea over the years; he agrees it's the most serious crisis since the 1953 Armistice which ended the Korean War.
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Filed under: Bill Richardson • North Korea • Wolf Blitzer
October 1st, 2010
02:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Wolf's Picks: Advice for Rouse

(CNN) - Four former White House chiefs of staff have some specific advice for the new chief of staff, Pete Rouse. I e-mailed them asking for some advice for Rouse, and quickly heard back.

Ken Duberstein, who served President Ronald Reagan, offered this: "Remember you are staff, not chief. The President is elected and you are not. Every time you speak the voice people hear is not yours but the President's. And finally, you have a constituency of one and a half, and do not tell the First Lady who is the half."

Andy Card, who served President George W. Bush, emailed me this:

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Filed under: Pete Rouse • White House • Wolf Blitzer
September 21st, 2010
05:07 PM ET
4 years ago

CNN to broadcast Delaware Senate debate Oct. 13

Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13.
Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell have accepted an invitation to debate on October 13.

(CNN) - Delaware Senate candidates Christine O'Donnell (R) and Chris Coons (D) have accepted an invitation to participate in a debate on October 13.

The 90-minute debate will be anchored by CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer and longtime Delaware public television anchor Nancy Karibjanian.

CNN will televise the debate, which will take place at the University of Delaware.

O'Donnell and Coons are running for the Delaware Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joe Biden.


Filed under: 2010 • Chris Coons • Christine O'Donnell • Wolf Blitzer
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