CNN Audio

5 PM ET: NY & CA shootings, US sends troops to Somalia, gas prices jump & more
5 Things
Listen to
CNN 5 Things
Mon, May 16
New Episodes
How To Listen
On your computer On your mobile device Smart speakers
Explore CNN
US World Politics Business

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world.

School Officials: Buffalo Suspect Made An “Ominous” Threat Last Year The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Officials are now revealing chilling new details of the Buffalo supermarket killer's planning, saying he intended to continue his rampage. Also tonight, Ukrainian forces are claiming major gains on the battlefield amid significant Russian losses. Plus, a deal has been reached to reopen a plant to help with the nationwide infant formula shortage.
May 17, 2022
Russian Withdrawal Near Kharkiv Reveals New Atrocities The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The battlefield in Ukraine shifts once again as Russia’s northern retreat reveals new atrocities. Also, the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier begins in Kyiv. Plus, President Biden is on the defensive as he struggles to tame a baby formula shortage which has many parents in crisis.
May 13, 2022
Finland Races Toward NATO Membership The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The battlefield in Ukraine is in constant flux as Putin’s historic miscalculation comes into sharper focus. President Zelensky’s chief of staff joins to discuss Finland taking a key step toward joining NATO. Also, President Biden remarks on the one million Americans who have now died of Covid-19. Plus, the January 6th select committee has now issued subpoenas to five Republican lawmakers.
May 13, 2022
Ukraine Pushes Russian Forces Out Of Key Towns Near Border The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Ukraine is retaking key territory from Kremlin forces in towns around the major northern city of Kharkiv. Also, a Democrat-led bill aimed at preserving access to abortion nationwide just failed in the Senate. Then, new details on an astonishing emergency landing by an untrained airplane passenger who was forced to take the helm after the pilot was incapacitated.
May 12, 2022
U.S. Gas Prices Climb To Record High The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
U.S. gas prices hit their highest level ever in the latest sign that soaring inflation is taking a very serious toll on the U.S. economy. President Biden says the price hikes are now his top domestic priority, laying out new efforts to tame the surge. In Ukraine, the key city of Odesa is under intense bombardment of hypersonic missiles. The U.S. Director of National Intelligence warns Putin is planning for a prolonged conflict and that Putin’s ambitions extend beyond eastern Ukraine.
May 11, 2022
Escaped Prisoner & Prison Guard In Custody The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The Alabama fugitive and corrections officer are now in custody after a chase in Indiana. Authorities say the corrections officer is currently hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Plus, Russian missile strikes rock Odesa in the latest barrage as Kremlin forces launch new attacks against civilians across Ukraine. Dozens are now feared dead after a Russian bomb obliterated a school where nearly 100 people were sheltering.
May 10, 2022
Moscow Official: Russia To “Stay Forever” In Kherson Region The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
War-ravaged Ukraine is on heightened alert as new warnings emerge that Russia may increase its attacks on Monday. This as fighting ranges on in Mariupol amid new rescue efforts. President Zelensky is calling the ongoing blockade a form of torture that’s left innocent people starving. Our correspondents are standing by in the war zone and at the Pentagon.
May 7, 2022
U.N.: New Evacuation Convoy Heading To Mariupol As Battles Rage The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
As bloody battles rage on, a new evacuation convoy is heading to the besieged city of Mariupol on a mission to rescue civilians trapped in the city’s bombed-out steel plant. Ukraine says attacks on the complex have been nonstop as Russians try to wipe out Mariupol’s last defenders. Also, Chief Justice John Roberts is calling the leak of the Supreme Court draft opinion absolutely appalling and stressed the leak will not affect the decision of the court.
May 6, 2022
Commander: “Enemy” Inside Mariupol Plant The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
A Ukrainian commander says enemy troops have broken into the steel plant where Mariupol’s last defenders and hundreds of civilians are holed up. We’re getting new details on the fighting and whether it could be a final showdown in the besieged city. Also, CNN’s new poll shows most Americans are casting blame on President Biden as their view of the economy is worse than it has been in a decade.
May 5, 2022
Supreme Court: Draft Decision To Strike Down Roe v. Wade Is Authentic The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
A bombshell development at the United States Supreme Court as a leaked draft decision reveals the court’s conservatives are now poised to strike down Roe v. Wade.

Plus, as missile strikes hit western Ukraine, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby joins to discuss a possible formal declaration of war by Vladimir Putin.
May 4, 2022
Show more episodes