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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

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Washington, DC

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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

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@theleadcnn

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English


Episodes

Sen. Sinema Will Not Commit To Biden Agenda

12/2/2021
Senate Democrats may not yet have the votes to pass one of the party's top legislative priorities: the Build Back Better Act. Senator Kyrsten Sinema sits down with CNN to share her plans for negotiating the social spending bill and why her vote remains uncertain. President Biden announced a new strategy at combating Covid-19 this winter that does not involve lockdowns. The new approach includes expanding vaccinations to the remaining Americans who have resisted getting shots, providing...

Duration:01:22:01

Supreme Court Deciding Fate Of Roe v. Wade

12/1/2021
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case to determine the fate of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision in which the Supreme Court protected a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion. This week, the nine justices will sit alone in a conference room and go over the case. The United States' first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California. Senator Tim Kaine joins to discuss the new covid variant as it slows down global markets...

Duration:01:18:26

20 Countries Confirm Cases of Omicron

11/30/2021
20 nations have have now identified cases of the new coronavirus variant, “Omicron," which is already having an impact on the global economy. Top US public health experts lay out what we do and still do not know about this new strain as we learn details from the very first patients. Former President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, is now cooperating with House insurrection investigators. What does he know? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:00:41:10

US Faces New Variant & Supply Chain Shortages

11/29/2021
Americans are paying higher prices on everything from groceries to gasoline as inflation continues to rise. President Biden hosted a group of CEOs at the White House to discuss ways to make sure shelves are fully stocked and prices are reasonable as holiday shopping ramps up. Earlier today the President addressed the new coronavirus variant, "Omicron", saying this new strain first detected in South Africa is “cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” Chief Medical Advisor to the President...

Duration:01:21:44

Ahmaud Arbery Killing: All Three Men Guilty Of Murder

11/24/2021
The jury has arrived at their verdict for the three men involved in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery: guilty. Crowds gathered outside the courthouse chanting Arbery's name, saying, "We've got justice." There were screams of relief and yelling when the first verdict was read. A survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation states holiday meals will cost 14% more this year due to more Americans expected to cook at home as well as economic disruptions. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:38:59

"Unite The Right" Organizers Liable For $26 Million

11/23/2021
A jury has awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the White nationalists who organized and participated in a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. The jury in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery began deliberating today on the charges facing Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their co-defendant William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:06

Defense Gives Closing Arguments In Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

11/22/2021
The defense delivered their final arguments today in the trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the three men charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Defense attorney Jason Sheffield filed for a mistrial over protests outside the courthouse. The suspect in Sunday's fatal parade incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been identified at Darrell Brooks. Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle drove into a Christmas...

Duration:00:58:49

Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty On All Counts

11/19/2021
The jury handed in their verdict today in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial: not guilty on all five counts. President Biden later commented that he stands by the verdict and that he believes the United States jury system works. The House passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Act which would expand social services for Americans, work to mitigate the climate crisis, and increase access to health care and aid to families and children. Today’s House vote marks a major victory for...

Duration:00:41:34

Defense Rests In Ahmaud Arbery Trial

11/18/2021
The man who shot unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery took the stand today as prosecutors tried to punch holes in his story. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan Jr. face charges including malice and felony murder in the death of Arbery. New revelations are sparking scrutiny over a controversial document known as the Steele Dossier nearly five years after it first made headlines. Written by a retired British spy, the dossier claimed Donald Trump and...

Duration:00:45:39

House Censures GOP Rep. Gosar Over Violent Video

11/17/2021
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill passed a censure resolution largely along party lines for Republican congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona after he posted an anime video depicting him kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attack President Biden. This will be the first time in more than ten years the House has taken this most severe form of punishment. Now, Gosar will be removed of his committee assignments. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:54:40

Build Back Better Faces Hurdles

11/16/2021
President Biden wraps up the first stop of his infrastructure bill road tour in New Hampshire selling his legislative accomplishment. Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss how the infrastructure law will impact public transit and how Biden’s Build Back Better act will affect childcare, drug costs, and more. With the independent Congressional Budget Office yet to provide an official scoring of the bill, some moderate votes are still uncertain. To...

Duration:00:41:44

Defense Delivers Closing Argument In Rittenhouse Trial

11/15/2021
CNN airs the closing arguments of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial live on the final day before the jury begins deliberations. The defense argued Kyle acted in self-defense, was not looking for trouble, and that his actions are protected under Wisconsin law. President Biden signs his $1.2 trillion infrastructure package at the South Lawn of the White House with congressional members of both parties in attendance. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:20:04

Grand Jury Indicts Steve Bannon

11/12/2021
A federal grand jury has indicted former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced Friday. Bannon faces two charges: one count related to his refusal to appear for a deposition and another related to his refusal to produce documents. Bannon’s charges may push other Trump allies to appear before the January 6th committee to avoid similar charges. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:35:36

White House Says Inflation Not Temporary

11/11/2021
The White House announced that recent inflation is not temporary and will likely continue through the start of 2022. With the cost of gas, food, and some commercial items continuing to inflate, passing the social safety net legislation may prove more difficult with moderate senators expressing economic concerns. The trial of three men charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery began today in Glynn County, Georgia. Arbery was on a jog when the men pursued him to conduct a citizen's arrest. The...

Duration:01:22:48

Biden Speaks Out On Rising Inflation

11/10/2021
With consumer prices rising to levels unseen since 2008, Biden speaks live from Baltimore, Maryland about rising inflation concerns. Biden noted that his infrastructure bill will generate jobs as it addresses infrastructure issues within the country. How long will it take before the economy rebounds? Defendant Kyle Rittenhouse testified today giving his account of the night he fatally shot two people during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The case stems from Rittenhouse's actions in the wake...

Duration:01:46:43

House Subpoenas 10 More Trump Associates

11/9/2021
The House committee investigating the deadly January 6th riots has subpoenaed 10 new Trump loyalists including Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller and former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Testimony for this new group of Trump associates remains uncertain as the DOJ has yet to pursue criminal charges against Steve Bannon for failing to appear before the House. New research shows thousands of medical devices are vulnerable to hackers. Patient monitors, blood collection systems,...

Duration:01:21:58

Horror In Houston

11/8/2021
Police are in the early stages of a criminal investigation to determine what caused eight people, ages 14-27, to die when a crowd surged at a music festival in Houston, Texas on Friday. Dozens more were injured with concertgoers describing a chaotic scene of people being trampled. It could be weeks before the official cause of death is known for the victims. Six new close Trump associates have been issued subpoenas to render documents and appear before the House January 6th committee....

Duration:01:21:40

Pelosi Says House Will Vote On Infrastructure Tonight

11/5/2021
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the House will vote tonight on Biden’s infrastructure bill. But, the back-and-fourth amongst congressional Democrats continues as six moderates are calling for the Congressional Budget Office to analyze the bill before the vote while progressives say the review of 17 Nobel prize-winning economists should have sufficed. Pelosi then announced her compromise: a vote tonight on infrastructure and then later a procedural vote on the social safety net...

Duration:01:33:17

How The Virginia Elections Could Shape Midterms

11/4/2021
Congressional Democrats are debating if Terry McAuliffe lost the Virginia Governor's race because of a comment he made suggesting parents should not be telling schools what to teach, a line which would later be taken out of context. Now, chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Pramila Jayapal suggests education could become a central fixture in the 2022 midterms. The criminal case in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery has finished selecting nearly an all-white jury. Arbery, a 25 year-old...

Duration:01:19:01

Virginia Governor’s Mansion Swings Republican

11/3/2021
The 2021 election results are in: Republican Glenn Youngkin seizes control of the Virginia Executive Mansion, Democrat Eric Adams wins the mayoral race in New York City, Minneapolis rejects an initiative to replace the city’s police department, and New Jersey is still awaiting to determine the winner of a tight gubernatorial race. President Biden speaks live on the FDA authorized and CDC recommended Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. He says this is a “day of relief” for parents across...

Duration:00:55:56