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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

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@theleadcnn

Language:

English


Episodes

Attorney general speaks out about Oath Keepers convictions

11/30/2022
Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke about the landmark verdict in the Oath Keepers trial, calling the decision a significant victory for the American people. His remarks come after a jury found the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers and his deputy guilty of seditious conspiracy for their role in the Capitol insurrection. Plus, the House passes legislation to avoid a rail strike and shutdown. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:44:10

Rail unions: companies can afford to give workers paid sick days

11/29/2022
Congress is going around labor union negotiations to try to prevent a rail strike that President Biden says would devastate the U.S. economy. Also, a consequential and controversial vote on same-sex marriage legislation is drawing criticism from both the religious right and the LGBTQ community. Plus, how DNA evidence helped a couple find their missing daughter 51 years after she was kidnapped. Then, two Oath Keepers members have been found guilty of sedition. To learn more about how CNN...

Duration:01:41:25

Trump hosts white supremacist

11/28/2022
Republican officials remain largely publicly silent after Trump posted and dined with two antisemites at Mar-a-Lago. Top House Republican Rep. James Comer joins to discuss why Republicans do not speak out about Trump’s actions more often. Plus, Dr. Fauci joins to discuss the protests in China as its citizens fight against new Covid-19 restrictions. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:24:58

Chesapeake Shooting latest - note found on shooters phone

11/25/2022
Tonight we lead with new details about the recent shooting in a Walmart in Chesapeake, VA – a note has been found on the shooters phone that details grievances he had with colleagues and himself. In world news - New clues in a deadly mystery of a North Carolina woman who died on vacation in Mexico and a man vanishes from the Carnival cruise ship Valour and is found alive 15 hours later in the middle of the sea. And Black Friday is upon us again and crowds are as big as ever, despite...

Duration:00:41:00

Idaho Police Investigate Murder of Four University Students

11/23/2022
CNN shares live coverage of a press conference with Moscow, Idaho’s police force, as they update the public about their investigation into the killings of four University of Idaho students. They issue a plea to the public to come forward with evidence. This, as the second mass shooting hits the U.S. in less than a week; a Walmart employee in Virginia shot and killed 6 coworkers. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:48:14

Senator Graham Testifies Before Georgia Grand Jury

11/22/2022
Senator Lindsey Graham testifies before a Georgia Grand Jury in the probe of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. With the 2024 election on the horizon, Biden plans to spend the holiday mulling over whether to run. Plus, CNN talks to army veteran Richard Fierro, who tackled and disarmed the Colorado gunman, saving countless lives in the Club Q tragedy. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:09

Five Killed at an LGBTQ Nightclub

11/21/2022
A gunman opened fire at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing at least five people before patrons confronted and disarmed him. Prosecutors say they are ready to convict the suspect, and CNN talks to a victim. Plus, Biden pokes fun at Republicans at the annual turkey pardon, and Iranians speak out against the assaults and brutality they have endured from the Iranian regime, as the World Cup continues in Qatar. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:17

AG Garland names special counsel to oversee Trump probes

11/18/2022
The Department of Justice has appointed Jack Smith to be special counsel to oversee the criminal investigation into former President Trump regarding the potential mishandling of national secrets. The special counsel will also oversee parts of Trump’s role in the events leading up to the Capitol riots. Plus, a look at why home heating prices have been rising across the country. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:20

Pelosi ends 20-year run leading Democratic caucus

11/17/2022
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is stepping aside as the head of House Democrats while Republicans look to investigate Hunter Biden. Also, a look into the bankruptcy that is throwing the entire crypto market into a tailspin. Plus, Rep. Zoe Lofgren joins to discuss Mike Pence’s comments about testifying before the January 6th committee. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:13

McConnell wins another term as Republican Senate leader

11/16/2022
Mitch McConnell beats Rick Scott to keep his Republican leadership position in the Senate. Plus, the missile which landed in Poland recently may have been an accident from a Ukraine as it defended itself from Russian missile strikes. Also, outgoing Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker joins to discuss former President Donald Trump's impact on Republicans in the 2022 midterm election and lessors he learned as a GOP governor in a blue state. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:01:23:10

2 dead after “explosion” in NATO member Poland

11/15/2022
A reported missile strike beyond the borders of Ukraine hits NATO member Poland. The weaponry and who may be behind the event remain unclear, but the explosions occurred the same time Russia launched its biggest wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities in more than month. Plus, Kevin McCarthy wins the GOP nomination for speaker of the House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:23:44

GOP debates leadership after disappointing election

11/14/2022
19 congressional races remain uncalled as we still do not know which party will control the House of Representatives. Both Republican leaders, McCarthy in the House and McConnell in the Senate, are facing rebellions from within their own ranks. Also, the Republican Governor of Massachusetts sits down to discuss midterm failures within the GOP and where the party should go now. Plus, an Iranian court issues the first death sentence linked to protests. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:01:23:56

Update for November 11, 2022

11/11/2022
There is no new episode of The Lead 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:00:01:45

Update for November 10, 2022

11/10/2022
There is no new episode of The Lead 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:00:00:46

Control of Congress up for grabs in tomorrow’s elections

11/7/2022
It’s the day before Election Day and the last chance for candidates to make their pitch. The big events signaling the races to watch. Plus, where some early ballots are already being challenged in court. Also, a victory lap before Election Day as Kevin McCarthy has big plans if his party wins control of the House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:09

Trump: “very, very, very probably” going to run in 2024

11/4/2022
The last economic report card before Election Day is now out with just enough jobs added to tout and just enough lost that it may start to cool the economy. Plus, Donald Trump says he will “very probably” run again for president in 2024. Also, Kevin Durant tries to talk about the anti-semitic comments that got his teammate Kyrie Irving suspended and now is forced to clarify what he meant. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:12

Top surrogates hit campaign trail today

11/3/2022
The political heavy hitters are out in full force as Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and President Biden rally voters across the country with 5 days left until midterms. Plus, why we may not know results on election night. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:39:00

CNN poll: voters heavily favor Republicans on economy

11/2/2022
With six days until the midterms, President Biden is expected to slam election deniers in a prime time speech as CNN polls show the latest in voter sentiment. Plus, why a Trump lawyer called Clarence Thomas the only chance to delay the 2020 election. Also, North Korea is secretly supplying Russia with weapons. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:56

Sources: Pelosi family to hear 911 call, see bodycam video

11/1/2022
The first court appearance for the man accused of attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband is moments away as CNN learns new information about the call for help from Paul Pelosi and the video captured by police. Plus, Rep. Zoe Lofgren joins to discuss the cause of political violence and her thoughts on how to bring more safety to the country. Also, with 24.3 million early ballots already cast, we examine updates in tight races in the upcoming midterm elections. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:00:38:59

DOJ: suspect told police he planned to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage

10/31/2022
Federal authorities say the man who attacked House Speaker’s husband also wanted to break Nancy Pelosi’s kneecaps. This, as Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, tweets a conspiracy theory about Paul Pelosi. Also, the GOP have growing confidence in key battleground races with a week left until midterms. Plus, President Biden is accusing oil companies of refusing to lower gasoline prices despite record profits. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:00