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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.

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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

Republicans brush off questions about ex-informant’s indictment

2/21/2024
The impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden appears to be possibly on somewhat shaky ground after the Justice Department alleged that the former FBI informant who appeared to have dirt on President Biden was actually peddling lies and getting his dirt from Russian intelligence. Plus, at look at the woman with the dual U.S.-Russian citizenship who was detained in Russia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:35

White House: U.S. to impose new sanctions on Russia

2/20/2024
A new warning from the Biden administration is that tough new sanctions are on the way for Russia for both the war in Ukraine and for the suspicious death of Putin's prominent critic Alexey Navalny. This as the Kremlin insists Navalny's remains cannot be released. Why not? Plus, what sources are now telling CNN about President Biden's new aggressive plan to go after the “crazy” statements that Donald Trump makes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:12:00

Kremlin: investigation into Navalny’s death is underway

2/19/2024
The widow of Alexey Navalny shares a new message for Russians to not be silent. She is accusing the Kremlin of hiding her husband's body, alleging that he was poisoned and urging Russians to take to the streets after his death. CNN is in Russia as police are rounding up hundreds of people mourning Putin's fiercest critic. Plus, the late night skit that has disgraced former congressman George Santos coming after Jimmy Kimmel in court. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:06

Judge orders Trump to pay nearly $355 in civil fraud case

2/16/2024
In an absolutely staggering financial penalty for Donald Trump, a New York state judge ordered the former president and his companies to pay nearly $355 million for committing fraud. The judge found that Trump submitted “blatantly false” financial data when he applied for loans allowing him to get more favorable rates. There is one small victory in the ruling for Mr. Trump, the judge is not ordering the dissolution of the Trump organizations as prosecutors had asked for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:27:17

Fulton Country District Attorney Fani Willis testifies

2/15/2024
The Georgia election subversion case against Donald Trump and 14 of his allies took a stunning turn when two top prosecutors testified under oath about their romantic relationship. Allegations of self-dealing have the potential to derail the indictment. However, nothing that happened today undercut the factual allegations against Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, or the other GOP allies who are accused of trying to overturn the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:30

Voters cast ballot to replace George Santos

2/13/2024
A woman was shot five times by deputies after they mistook her for an intruder. She was not. Thankfully, she survived. We have the new body cam video and her attorney, Ben Crump, is in studio. Plus, after nine years away, Jon Stewart is back behind his desk managing to get under the skin of some Democrats. Also, voters in New York's third congressional district are braving today's winter storm in order to replace former congressman George Santos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:24

Biden remarks after recent Israeli operations in Gaza

2/12/2024
Two Israeli hostages were rescued in Gaza by the IDF and new footage shows the early morning raid in Rafah. The White House says they’re concerned about some 100 Palestinians reportedly killed in the joint Israeli operation. President Biden makes remarks with the king of Jordan after calling Israel’s actions over the top just last week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:29:23

Biden defends age, memory after special counsel report

2/9/2024
Kamala Harris is leading the charge to defend President Biden in the wake of a special counsel repot that makes serious allegations about Biden's diminished faculties and faulty memory. He went before cameras yesterday to disprove the point and ended up calling the president of Egypt the president of Mexico. Also, fear grips citizens in in Gaza as Israel signals it is preparing for a new ground incursion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:04

Special counsel report: Biden willfully retained classified information but will not face charges

2/8/2024
A scathing special counsel report released laid out in detail how President Biden's mishandled classified materials. The report includes photographs of documents, showing them kept under his TV in his Delaware home and classified documents about Afghanistan barely stored. However, the special counsel concluded the evidence does not establish Mr. Biden's guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, therefore prosecution would be unwarranted. Also, Colorado’s 2024 presidential ballot will likely include Trump after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:27:48

Senate Republicans block border bill they had demanded

2/7/2024
Republicans in both the House and Senate are in what can be called disarray after failing to keep their party in line on the issues they demanded action on. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin joins to discuss the disfunction. Plus, we are one day away from Donald Trump’s first real case before the Supreme Court. He is trying to keep his name on election ballots in states across country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:04

Court rules Trump does not have immunity in Jan. 6 case

2/6/2024
Donald Trump's presidential immunity claim was rejected today by three federal judges. A conservative former judge is taking us inside the ruling and shares his take on what may play out if Donald Trump takes the case to the U.S. Supreme Court where he appointed three of the justices. Plus, frustration from Capitol Hill all the way to the border with a bipartisan immigration bill on the brink of collapse. Independent Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema helped write the bill and she joins to discuss what options, if any, are left. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:14

Tonight: Senate Republican leadership meets on bipartisan border deal

2/5/2024
Migrants risking their lives crossing the Rio Grande river underscore the need for urgent action at the border. This morning, Texas authorities pulled a woman and child from the cold waters. Meanwhile, Republicans are set to meet one week after a bipartisan compromise deal was put on the table which now appears to be on the brink of collapse. We speak with a House Republican who has tough words for the deal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:10

CNN poll: Trump narrowly ahead of Biden

2/1/2024
Brand-new CNN polls on the 2024 race. Has the Republican contest changed at all since Donald Trump swept Iowa and New Hampshire? Which GOP candidate fares better in head-to-head matchup against Joe Biden? Also, a scary warning ahead of the November election about artificial intelligence. Plus, the mother of the Oxford, Michigan school shooter takes the stand in her defense and shares what her son told her when she asked why he carried out the massacre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:23

Big tech CEOs face tough questions at child online safety hearing

1/31/2024
The heads of Facebook, TikTok and other social media companies were pummeled today with bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill over what the companies are and are not doing to protect your kids. We look at what led Mark Zuckerberg to stand up in the hearing and apologize. Also, a Pennsylvania man is accused of decapitating his father then posting a political rant online. Why was the horrifying video left up online for hours? Plus, we are expecting a major ruling at any moment from a judge that could have serious repercussions for Donald Trump and his future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:24:23

Hospital officials: IDF enters hospital complex in Khan Younis

1/30/2024
President Biden says he has decided how the U.S. will respond after the the deadly drone strike which killed three U.S. soldiers in Jordan. A Pentagon spokesperson joins. Plus, Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) is under federal investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds and hiring her husband for security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:19:10

Biden meets with national security team on deadly drone attack

1/29/2024
The Biden administration vows the U.S. shall respond after a drone attack killed three U.S. service members in Jordan. Plus, Israel spells out the actions of 13 United Nations aid workers accused of participating in the October 7th terrorist attacks including kidnapping Israelis. We examine what the allegations mean for this major relief group still operating in Gaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:05

Jury finds Trump must pay $83.3 million to E. Jean Carroll

1/26/2024
A jury said that Donald Trump should pay $83.3 million in damages. The verdict was the second time over the past year that a jury has awarded E. Jean Carroll millions of dollars in damages from Trump for his defamatory statements disparaging her and denying her rape allegations. Donald Trump's legal team said they will "immediately appeal" the verdict. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:44:22

Trump pressures Republicans to block border deal

1/25/2024
A bipartisan Senate border deal is at risk of death with Donald Trump urging senate Republicans to kill it so he can use the border as a central campaign issue against Joe Biden. Also, CNN is on the ground in the streets of Ecuador where gang violence plagues the country. This month gunman took over a TV station. Also, what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly said on a hot mic that could ruin negotiations to free hostages held by Hamas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:52

UAW endorses Biden as he prepares to fight Trump for union votes

1/24/2024
Nikki Haley gets ready to make her new pitch in South Carolina about why she believes she should stay in the race despite losses in both Iowa and New Hampshire. Plus, a big endorsement for President Biden today as his campaign sees 2024 closing in on a two-man race between Biden and Donald Trump. Also, Russia accuses Ukraine of shooting down a military plane, allegedly killing all 74 on board. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:22:23

One-on-one with Dem primary challenger Rep. Dean Phillips

1/22/2024
Dean Phillips, Democratic congressman of Minnesota, joins to discuss what a successful result in the New Hampshire primary would look like and the importance of a large Democrat field of candidates. Plus, Donald Trump and Nikki Haley face off in New Hampshire tomorrow. CNN's John King asks Trump loyalists why they're so eager to vote for him again in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:23:49