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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, 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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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, 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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5 Stars

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Great program! great reporting! Interesting and engaging interviews.

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Jake tapper, you are a best anchorman & best podcast show ever ūüĎć.

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671 Ratings
Average Ratings
404
95
31
23
118

5 Stars

By Gam3rGhoul - Oct 03 2019
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Great program! great reporting! Interesting and engaging interviews.

Daniel Hinojosa

By Danielhinojosa92 - Jul 14 2019
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Jake tapper, you are a best anchorman & best podcast show ever ūüĎć.

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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

Trump sets up 2020 fight over health care with new reversal; Trump: I'll close the border if no deal with congress; Sanders leads in fundraising race, pulling $18.2 million so far

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Trump promises new republican health care plan - after 2020; Trump punts on health care until after 2020 election; WH officials decline to commit he'll release plan before then; Two women accuse Joe Biden of inappropriate touching; Sources: WH aides scrambling over Trump's threat to close border; Trump: there will be an economic impact on border shutdown; Trump: border issue can be solved in 45 mins, Dems don't wait to; Castro first 2020 candidate to detail immigration plan; Pelosi: inappropriate touching allegations against Biden don't disqualify the former VP in race; Sanders campaign: $18.2 raised, donations averaged $20; Woman with Chinese passports arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago; Freshman women in congress call out blatant sexism; Record number of women serving in congress; sexism is still a issue via Knit

Apr 02 2019

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DHS told WH political retribution was not sound basis to transport migrants to sanctuary cities; Redacted report could be released publicly at any moment; Pence: Buttigieg bringing "attacks on my Christian faith"; Atlantic: Trump considered Ivanka for U.N

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Sources: Trump told then-CBP head Kevin McAleenan he'd pardon him is he went to jail for denying entry to migrants; WH told by lawyers in February that proposal to drop migrants in sanctuary cities had legal issues; Former head of U.S. intel on release of public Mueller report; Rosenstein: AG Barr doing the best he can on Mueller report; Washington Post: Russians tried to influence Sanders support in 2016; One-on-one with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Pence, Buttigieg battle over Christianity, LGBT rights; Americans rushing to file tax returns by Monday; Atlantic: John Kelly thought Ivanka was "playing government"; Atlantic: Trump calls Ivanka "baby" during WH meetings; Ivanka pushes family-centric initiatives in WH role; Reporter: Ivanka believes Trump is "good and only good" via Knit

Apr 12 2019

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Pelosi: Barr's letter "condescending" and "arrogant"; New docs reveal Trump may have misrepresented his wealth; Biden leads the democratic pack in new 2020 poll

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Schiff rejects GOP demands to step down as Intel chair; Nadler: Barr won't commit to releasing full Mueller report; Sources: full Mueller report more than 300 pages; Dem staffer: "primary obstacle" to getting full Mueller report is "the presence of Grand Jury information"; Schiff predicts Mueller will testify before congress; Wash Post: Trump inflated value of winery, golf course and apartment buildings in financial documents; WH official: no "fresh" proposal to replace Obamacare; Booker hits "horrible" 90s crime bill backed by Biden, Sanders; Trump talks to reporters as he departs for campaign rally; Trump: we'll have "far better" than Obamacare including pre-existing; Trump: Smollett case "an absolute embarrassment to our country"; Trump: "I've overridden my people, we're funding Special Olympics"; Trump on Mueller: beautiful conclusion...I haven't seen report via Knit

Mar 28 2019

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No charges against people who tried to stop Flynn from cooperating with Mueller; Barr fuels "spy" claim in media blitz, zeroes in on start of Mueller probe; Biden campaign moving into new phase focused on policy

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Mueller Memo: People tied to Trump Admin, Congress discouraged Flynn from cooperating with investigation; Trump: No one told me about Flynn (but Obama did); Trump unleashes on Twitter over "Treason," Flynn, and Clinton; Barr: "Comfortable" with Trump calling Mueller investigation a "Witch Hunt"; Biden to hold first major campaign rally in PA tomorrow; Biden: "I don't yield anybody on my liberal credentials"; Sanders swings through the south as poll numbers slide; Sanders to call for ban on for-profit charter schools; Bullock, Buttigieg, De Blasio trying to woo Iowa voters; Warren calls for congress to protect abortion rights; Mnuchin defies subpoena, won't hand over Trump tax returns; CNN Special: The Trump Family Business, tonight @9pm; Soldiers used to rape to silence women, it didn't work. via Knit

May 17 2019

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Schiff: Impeachment report coming soon after Thanksgiving; Defense Secretary: Trump ordered me to let Gallagher keep his job; Trump allies push debunked conspiracy theory Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in 2016 election

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Wash Post: WH review shows Trump officials wanted justification to withhold Ukraine aid after the fact; Wash Post: WH review of docs on Ukraine could embarrass Trump; Dems reviewing evidence, weighing articles of impeachment; Pentagon chief fires Navy Secretary over SEAL controversy; navy Secretary ousted over handling of SEAL's case; Ousted Navy Secretary: I couldn't obey Trump's orders; Nunes dodges questions on Ukraine meeting for Biden dirt; Attorney for Giuliani associate: client wiling to testify Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official for Biden dirt; Democrats wan investigation into GOP Nunes's reported meetings in Ukraine; Outgoing energy Secretary Perry: Trump the "chosen one"; First major ruling on impeachment witnesses coming soon; Judge will rule on if former WH counsel Don McGahn must testify; Bloomberg drops $37 million in ads as he enters 2020 race; 2020 Dems pile on Bloomberg entering the race; Surveillance video shows thieves break into historic castle, steal jewelry collections; Hunt for thieves who swiped "incalculable" jewels from Germany's historic green vault; Police: appx. 100 pieces stolen from German castle including diamonds, pearls and rubies. via Knit

Nov 25 2019

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Barr: Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy; Barr clears Trump of obstruction after Mueller punts; House Democrats vow to push forward with investigations; Michael Avenatti charged with extortion, bank & wire fraud

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Trump: releasing Mueller report "wouldn't bother me at all"; AG Barr's summary leaves many unanswered questions; Pres Trump says Mueller acted honorably after previously attacking the investigation as a "witch hunt" and a "hoax"; Trump today: I wouldn't mind if Mueller report was released; Pelosi stands by comments Trump may be compromised by Russia; Avenatti charged with trying to extort Nike for $20m; Israel striking Hamas targets as Netanyahu ends visit with Trump via Knit

Mar 25 2019

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Two weeks ago, Trump ordered Nielsen & Pompeo to shut down part of border in 24 hours, backed down; Trump ousts DHS Secy Nielsen & Secret Service director; Sanders yet to release his tax returns; Buttigieg criticizes Pence while addressing his sexuality

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Sources: Trump told border agents not to let migrants in, and to tell judges we don't have room; Sources: Trump has been pushing to not only reinstate, but expand family separation policy; First on CNN: Trump removing Secret Service director; Sources: Nielsen believed President Trump increasingly "unhinged" about border, made likely unlawful requests; Sources: Stephen Miller wants to get rid of more DHS officials; In new email, Secret Service director says he wasn't fired, but was told weeks ago to expect "transition in leadership"; Amy Klobuchar raises $5.2m in first 2020 fundraising haul; Cory Booker raises $5m in first 2020 fundraising haul; Obama warns progressive Dems to avoid "circular firing squad"; 3 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan explosion; Source: safari company paid ransom to free American woman via Knit

Apr 08 2019

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Dow tumbles as markets react to China's retaliating tariffs; Trump Jr. balking at answering more Trump Tower meeting, Moscow project questions; Trump meets with Hungary's far-right prime minister; Biden forcing other Dems to retool, reboot campaigns

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Dow tumbles as markets react to China's retaliating tariffs; Farmers embrace for impact of products slapped with new tariffs; Farmer: Trump is playing footsie with China, American farmers are on the losing end; Sources: Trump Jr. balking at answering more Trump Tower meeting, Moscow project questions; Sen. Graham: Don Jr. should ignore subpoena from GOP led cmte; Trump praises Hungary's PM as "tough" on immigration; Trump welcomes anti-immigrant ally to oval office; Trump says far-right PM of Hungary "highly respected"; Hungarian PM: proud to stand with U.S. against illegal immigration; Biden makes first trip to New Hampshire as 2020 candidate; Sanders to appear with AOC for second time in a week; Saudi Arabia: two oil tankers damaged in "sabotage attack"; Attack on ships comes days after U.S. warned of one coming from Iran or its proxies; U.S. sends military assets, B-52 bombers to Middle East; 4 ships damaged in Middle East port amid increased tensions; President Jimmy Carter breaks hip, now recovering from surgery via Knit

May 13 2019

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Key witnesses tie Trump's personal agenda to Ukraine pressure; Fiona Hill: Bolton told me Giuliani was a hand grenade that was going to blow everyone up; Holmes: "My clear impression" was U.S. aid was connected to Ukraine's investigation of Bidens; Fiona

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Holmes: Trump asked Sondland, "so he's going to do the investigation?" Sondland told Trump Zelensky would "do anything you ask him to"; Fiona Hill: was "very apparent" Guiliani linked Burisma to Bidens; Republicans speak after impeachment hearing; Holmes: U.S. priorities in Ukraine overshadowed by political agenda promoted by Giuliani & officials with direct channel to WH; Fiona Hill: I told Sondland pursuit of his "domestic political errand" would "blow up"; Holmes: Sondland told me Trump cared more about Biden investigations than about Ukraine; Fiona Hill: "fictional narrative" that Russia did not conduct a campaign against our country; Holmes: Sondland told me Trump only cared about "big stuff" that benefits him, like the Biden investigation; Fiona Hilll: "Domestic politics" should not stoop U.S. from defending itself ; Holmes: Ambassador Taylor made clear that Biden probe was a pre-condition for an Oval Office meeting; Fiona Hill: I found Trump-Zelensky call "surprising"; Holmes: "Shocked" when Taylor told me "they're insisting Zelensky commit" to probe in CNN interview; via Knit

Nov 21 2019

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Sources: Trump growing increasingly frustrated with Bolton; Fmr. DOJ legal chief: Democrats are missing the point; CNN reviews Buttigieg's military record in Afghanistan; NY Daily News: Trump admin defends sending $ to Brazilian company

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Congressional Gang of Eight being briefed on threat from Iran; Pres. Trump on going to war with Iran: "I hope not"; Pres. Trump makes clear he wants to talk to Iran; Klobuchar: WH saber-rattling on Iran shows lack of leadership; Fmr DOJ legal chief: Dems should shout about obstruction, not whisper about redactions; Protestors jeer as NYC mayor announces presidential run; NYC Mayor De Blasio battling 22 other Dems for nomination; Gillibrand rallies against Georgia's strict abortion law; Buttigieg reflects on his military service in Afghanistan; NY Daily News: Trump admin gave Brazil-based company $62m that was supposed to go to U.S. farmers hit by trade war; NY Daily News: Trump admin defends sending $ to Brazilian company; Trump's trade war threatens jobs in U.S. economy; Trump barely hides political motives behind pardons via Knit

May 16 2019

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Trump tweets those closest to him weren't called to testify, his son-in-law spoke to Mueller team twice; Dem caucus meets to discuss path forward; US officials: ISIS inspired terror attack in Sri Lanka; Warren unveils plan to wipe out most student loans

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Trump team's evolution: from it didn't happen to it's not wrong to accept help from Russia; Pres Trump today: nobody in White House disobeys my orders; Trump suing to block House Dems from obtaining financial records; Pres Trump says he's not concerned about impeachment; Trump tweets those closest to him weren't called to testify; his son-in-law spoke to Mueller team twice, Mueller said Don Jr. declined to speak; 5p: Democratic caucus talking to discuss path forward; Soon: House Dems conference call on Mueller report next step; Herman Cain withdraws from fed board contention; U.S. officials: ISIS inspired terror attack in Sri Lanka, one of the deadliest since September 11th; Moulton enters 2020 race, Biden expected to launch this week; to visit early primary states after launching campaign; Klobuchar touts her experience winning in Trump country; Sanders leads new NH poll among Democratic voters; Midwest floods highlight climate change's grim reality; Despite suffering, some Midwesterners deny climate change; Gov. Inslee focuses entire 2020 campaign on climate change via Knit

Apr 22 2019

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House Intel Chair speaks after Mueller report released; Mueller found no evidence of collusion; couldn't make obstruction decision; Mueller: Congress still has ability to find that president obstructed justice

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Mueller on collusion: Trump campaign "expected" to benefit from Russia's illegal actions; Mueller on obstruction: "unable to conclude that no criminal conduct occurred"; Mueller: Obstruction by Trump failed because others refused to "carry out orders"; President Trump on Mueller appointment: "this is the end of my presidency. I'm f****d"; Schiff: AG Barr is not the president's personal attorney; Schiff: AG Barr did a grave disservice to our country; Schiff: Trump team's actions dishonest, unethical, immoral, unpatriotic; Trump called then-WH Counsel McGahn to remove Mueller, McGahn refused; Trump takes victory lap: I'm having a good day; Mueller investigated multiple instances of possible obstruction of justice; Mueller describes Trump's attempt to get AG sessions to say Russia investigation was "very unfair"; Mueller referred 14 investigations to other offices; Russians tried to hack Clinton within 5 hours of Trump asking to find her emails; Mueller considered Trump's written answers "inadequate" via Knit

Apr 18 2019

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Trump unveils plan to revamp U.S. immigration system; Trump, Dems focus on Biden as he dominates new PA poll; Abortion rights activists demand nationwide response to AL bill; U.S. cites increasing threats from Iran, allies skeptical

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Graham: WH immigration plan is not designed to become law; Trump's immigration plan does not address Dreamers, family separations and other issues; Harris attacks Biden on his defense of '94 crime bill; New PA poll shows Biden beats Trump in hypothetical matchup; Trump, Giuliani defends Biden amid criticism over 1994 crime bill; Harris: Biden would be great running mate, he's "proven that he knows how" to be VP; 2020 Dems rush to condemn Alabama abortion ban; Chairman Nadler: DOJ "reluctant" to allow Mueller to testify; Chairman Nadler: WH claiming the president is a "king"; U.S. cites increasing threats from Iran, allies skeptical via Knit

May 15 2019

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Dow dives 800 points on warning of looming recession; Sources: Talks ongoing between WH & key Senate aides on guns; WaPo: Russian company invests in Kentucky weeks after McConnell killed sanctions on Russia

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Dow tumbles as recession indicator flashes first warning in a decade; Officials: Trump watching markets, frustrated at trade team and fed; Trump blames fed, not trade war, after recession warning; Sources: Dem aides skeptical White House, Congress will take action on expanding background checks; Sources: Trump telling aides he thinks he needs to take concrete step on gun reform; Harris unveils new plan to keep guns from domestic terrorists; Warren campaigns in New Hampshire one day ahead of Trump; Warren suggests she would repeal '94 crime bill; 2020 candidates push aggressive gun reform plans; Julian Castro buys anti-Trump ad on Fox News, blames Trump's rhetoric for El Paso shooting; Should some Dem presidential candidates drop out and run for Senate instead?; Houston Chronicle: "Beto come home... Texas needs you"; Rep. King: Might not be humans left if not for incest & rape; WaPo: McConnell campaign says he "was not aware of any potential Russian investor" in KY deal; Chinese military units sit near Hong Kong border after unrest; Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protestors; Former top general on Trump's handling of global issues; Pentagon report says ISIS is "re-surging in Syria"; Navy seals under review after series of alcohol, drug scandals; New lawsuit targets Epstein, alleged madam, 3 associates; NYT: Guards hadn't checked on Epstein for 3 hours before he died via Knit

Aug 14 2019

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Special Edition (2): The White House in Crisis; Combative Trump attacks Schiff, impeachment inquiry "hoax'; State Department IG finishes "urgent" briefing on Hill; Klobuchar talks about impeachment and gun control push;

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Trump: Only "legitimate" whistleblowers should be protected; Trump falsely claims whistleblower is "dishonest" & "inaccurate"; Now: State Dept Inspector General holding "urgent" briefing on Capitol Hill over Ukraine; House Democrats: Stonewalling by Trump Administration may be considered obstruction; Lineup announced for CNN/NYT Dem Presidential Debate; Trump froze Ukraine aid in June, demanded a policy review that baffled officials; via Knit

Oct 02 2019

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AG Barr: will release redacted report within a week; Trump barely acknowledges personnel changes he made at DHS; Sanders acknowledges he's now a millionaire, will release taxes

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AG Barr: Mueller helping to identify areas for redactions; AG Barr: expect report within a week, redactions will be color-coded by reason with explanations; AG Barr vows to try to accommodate congress on redacted info; AG Barr: Mueller declined offer to see summary before release ; Barr: will color-code and explain redactions in report; Trump denies reported plans to reinstate family separations; Some republicans warn Trump against more DHS firings and hardline immigration approach ; Trump wrongly claims Obama had policy separating families, says he stopped it; Romney: I'm troubled by vaccines at DHS, it's dangerous; Rep. Eric Swalwell joins crowded democratic field; How do candidates stand out in largest dem field in decades?; Israel's election too close to call, both sides claim victory; Shocking stat: study shows Native American women 10 times more likely to be murdered via Knit

Apr 09 2019

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Senate GOP introducing resolution to condemn impeachment process; Dems accuse GOP Reps of stunt & violating House rules after rushing secure room; U.S. may start moving battle tanks & troops to Syria to protect other troops near oil fields;

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Sources: Dems aiming for public hearings in November; NYT: WH sent warning letter to Pentagon Official who testified before Congress; GOP Source: Diplomat's testimony "reverberating" among House GOP; GOP tries to downplay damning testimony as "hearsay"; "No quid pro quo" defense may not matter for impeachment; Trump applauds GOP lawmakers who stormed secure room; Sources: Giuliani now searching for a defense attorney; Two Giuliani associates promoted connections to Giuliani and Trump to make money; Lawyer for Giuliani associate links Trump to case by suggesting executive privilege may apply; Right now: Rep. Cummings lies in State at U.S. Capitol; via Knit

Oct 24 2019

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Buttigieg: I'm worried Trump would take foreign dirt; Trump on foreign info: "Of course you have to look at it"; Source: Before tanker attack, Iran shot at U.S. drones; Trump predicts he'll run against Biden, Sanders, or Warren

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Buttigieg: I'm worried Trump would take foreign dirt; McConnell to Dems: Time to move on, "The case is closed"; McConnell: I'm the "Grim Reaper" when it comes to Dem agenda; Warren, O'Rouke, Booker face off in first night of debates, with Biden, Sanders, Harris, Buttigieg set for night two; Justice dept. to weigh in on subpoena for Trump's tax returns; Warren releases minority business plan as she rises in polls; Trump predicts he'll run against Biden, Sanders, or Warren; Trump campaign acknowledges Trump trailed Biden in key states in internal polling in March; Outrage from Flint residents as all charges are dropped against officials accused of causing water crisis; Flint Mayor reacts to charges being dropped against officials charged in water crisis; Some Flint residents "Re-Traumatized," "Horrified" over charges being dropped against officials for water crisis; Trump: "I'm not going to fire" Conway over hatch violations; Trump: "I'm not going to fire" Kellyanne Conway over hatch act violations, "she's a terrific person"; via Knit

Jun 15 2019

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DOJ: Mueller report is nearly 400 pages, released by mid-April; Sources: Linda McMahon to resign, possibly as soon as today; Trump on Mueller report: I have nothing to hide

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Barr: no plans to give President Trump copy of Mueller copy of Mueller before public release; Barr offers to testify on Capitol Hill as early as May; Barr: no plans to give President Trump copy of Mueller report before public release; DOJ: Mueller report is nearly 400 pages, released by Mid-April; Barr: no plans to give President Trump copy of Mueller report before public release; Sources: McMahon to leave post, join Trump's political group; Devos: "most days" I'm glad to be education secretary; Trump threatens to close border as soon as next week; Trump expected to pick another Fox news alum for State Dept. job; 2020 dems in fundraising frenzy ahead of first major deadline; Buttigieg takes midwestern pitch to coastal Democrats; Are the Saudis using U.S. energy information to get nukes?; Trump threatens to shut Mexico border next week via Knit

Mar 29 2019

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WH responds to impeachment inquiry deadline; Dem Rep.: Giuliani is potentially breaking the law; Biden caps off big week with endorsement from John Kerry; Police identify shooter in deadly Navy base attack;

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WH faces 5pm deadline to say if it will participate in hearings; Next public impeachment hearing scheduled for Monday; Democratic leaders prepared for impeachment defections; Minutes way: Deadline for White House to announce if it will participate in impeachment hearings; Giuliani confirms he went to Ukraine to dig or dirt on Bidens; White House spokesman on Giuliani: To my knowledge, Giuliani is still Trump's attorney; White House says it won't participate in impeachment hearing; Biden campaign embraces more aggressive tone as Iowa caucuses gets closer; via Knit

Dec 06 2019

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Pelosi: Dems moving forward with Articles of Impeachment; Trump calls on House to impeach him "fast" so Senate can give him "fair" trial; Biden to voter: "You're a damn liar" about Ukraine claims;

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Pelosi: Trump has left us with "no choice" but to proceed with Articles of Impeachment; Sources: House could vote on four Articles of Impeachment in two weeks; Pelosi fires back over whether she hates Trump: "I don't hate... don't mess with me" on that; Sources: Democrats considering articles on abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress & justice; Sources: White House legal team mounting robust defense for likely Senate trial; Sources: Trump legal team plans to dig in on unproven Biden corruption claims in Senate trial; Ukrainian lawyer claims he met with Giuliani in Kiev today; WH won't say why Giuliani appeared to repeatedly call OMB; Joe Biden angrily confronts voter over age, Ukraine claims; Joe Biden says world is laughing at Trump in new ad; Nearly 700,000 Americans could lose food stamps under new policy; via Knit

Dec 05 2019

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House Judiciary Committee holds first impeachment hearing; Constitutional law experts called by Dems hammer Trump's conduct, testify he abused his power

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Constitutional experts testify at Judiciary impeachment hearing via Knit

Dec 04 2019

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House Intel report accuses Trump of misconduct, obstruction; Sen. Kamala Harris dropping out of 2020 Presidential Race; Trump, France's Macron have combative meeting on camera; GOP's Kennedy once again pushes Ukraine conspiracy theory;

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House Intel Impeachment Report: "Evidence of the President's misconduct is overwhelming; House Intel Report: Trump "placed his own personal & political interests above those of the United States; House Intel Rpt: "Unprecedented" obstruction of impeachment inquiry risks "grave harm" to balance of power; House Intel Rpt: "Months-long campaign" for Trump's personal gain involved Pence, Pompeo, Mulvaney, other senior staff; Trump refuses to commit to defending "delinquent" NATO allies; Romney: Intel shows Ukraine did not interfere in 2016; State Dept Official: Not aware of any evidence Ukraine interfered in 2016 presidential election; New to CNN: GOP Sen. Kennedy says he's done talking about Ukraine after pushing false story; via Knit

Dec 03 2019

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Special Edition: Big week in inquiry: report, vote & first judiciary hearing; Trump: won't send lawyers to participate in "sham" hearing; Trump heads to NATO meeting as impeachment inquiry ramps up; GOP report on Ukraine probe rejects dems allegations

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Nadler: WH should stop blocking witnesses, provide any "exculpatory" evidence; Trump lawyer on participating in hearing: we have no info on dates, witnesses, or rules; Soon: House intel committee members to review impeachment report; House judiciary holds first impeachment hearing Wednesday; WH faces Friday deadline to decide if it will participate in future impeachment hearings; Ukraine's president on aid: "We're at war. If you're our strategic partner, then you can't go blocking anything"; Top judiciary republican calls on Schiff to testify; Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page responds to Trump attacks;

How chief justice John Roberts might oversee impeachment trial; CNN poll: half of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office; Trump praises GOP Sen. Kennedy for pushing debunked claims that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in 2016 election; GOP report: Dems didn't show proof of Trump bribery, extortion; Prosecutors "likely" to file additional charges against Giuliani associates; House judiciary announces witnesses for Wednesday's hearing; Trump heads to NATO, calls on allies to pay more; Trump has no planned meeting with British PM Boris Johnson; Source: NATO not called a "summit" this year to avoid a need for formal joint statement;

Supreme court hearing first gun case in nearly ten years; Biden's "no malarkey" tour kicks into gear as Buttigieg surges; CNN poll: Biden leads nationally as Buttigieg rises; Sestak and Bullock drop out of 2020 race; Klobuchar lining up surrogates if there's impeachment trial; Iran facing deadliest political clashes in 40 years; More than 200 killed during Iran anti-govt protests via Knit

Dec 02 2019

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Knife attack in the Netherlands, after deadly stabbing in London; WH has a week to tell judiciary committee whether they plan to participate; Trump announces resumption of peace talks with Taliban; N. Korea fires new projectiles as U.S. deal deadline loom

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Several wounded in stabbing in the Hague, Netherlands; Police: two killed in London Bridge terror attack; British PM to meet any moment with top emergency officials; Dutch state TV: "no indication of terrorist motive" in the Hague stabbing; House judiciary Dems prep for huge impeachment hearing Wed; New questions about call Trump says clears him in Ukraine scandal; Admin official: U.S. and Taliban haven't formally reopened peace talks, but Trump says they have; North Korea fires new projectiles as U.S. deal deadline looms; Rep. Meeks calls Trump a "mob boss," says he is involved in a cover-up; NYT: sources detail conflicts, power struggles in Harris camp; Biden campaign hoping bus tout will sway Iowa voters; New Buttigieg as in Iowa targets free college proposals via Knit

Nov 29 2019

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Giuliani & Sondland under new scrutiny; Ousted Navy secretary criticizes Trump in scathing op-ed; Impeachment plays out in members' home districts; Trump signs Hong Kong Human Rights Act, protesters celebrate

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Reports: Giuliani pursued business deal with corrupt Ukranian prosecutor offering Biden dirt; Taylor: Morrison described Sondland-Trump phone call where Pres. asked Zelensky to announce investigations; Report: three women accuse Amb. Sondland of sexual misconduct, he denies all allegations; 2020 candidates hit the trail on Thanksgiving via Knit

Nov 28 2019

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NYT: Trump knew of whistleblower complaint when he released aid; Wash Post: Giuliani was in talks to represent ex-Ukraine prosecutor helping to dig up dirt on Joe Biden; New CNN poll: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg only Dems with over 3% support

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Intel chair Schiff says he wants more time before deciding how to vote on impeachment; Sources: White House deliberating next move, likely won't send lawyer to Dec. 4 impeachment hearing; "Ask that to Rudy": Trump gives Giuliani same treatment as ex-lawyer Michael Cohen; Ex-CIA chief Pompeo refuses to say Russia, not Ukraine, hacked DNC in 2016; Dem congresswoman in swing district avoids talking impeachment, fears it could hut re-election in 2020; GOP super PACs target swing states with impeachment ads, hope it will trigger red wave in 2020; Biden solidly leads Dem field in new CNN national poll; In-depth look at Thanksgiving dinner in war zones; Loss, loneliness, triumph & tragedy: service members share Thanksgiving stories; 2nd explosion at Texas chemical plant via Knit

Nov 27 2019

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First impeachment hearing in Judiciary Cmte set for Dec 4th; CNN Poll: Voters not swayed by public impeachment hearings; New national poll: Biden at 24%, Buttigieg at 16%, Warren at 14%; CNN on the ground in Northern Syria after Trump pulled U.S. troops;

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Judge: McGhan must comply, no such thing as "absolute immunity"; Trump claims he'd "love" WH Officials to testify but he must protect future presidents; Hold put on Ukraine aid same day as July 25th call with Ukraine; Judiciary Dems invite Trump & WH Counsel to participate in hearing; Pompeo on testifying: "When the time is right all good things happen"; Dems consider adding Mueller findings to Articles of Impeachment; Trump to hold rally tonight in his new home state of Florida; Trump uses Turkey pardon event to joke about impeachment; CNN Poll: 50% want Trump impeached and removed from office, public hearings don't impact number; Swing state democrat clarifies position on impeaching Trump; CNN Poll: 61% women, 40% men want Trump impeached and removed from office; Dems eyeing multiple Articles of Impeachment against Trump; New campaign ads bombard airwaves as Iowa caucus nears; New national poll: Biden takes lead among Dems with 24%; Some Kurds tell CNN Trump betrayed them by pulling U.S. troops; Nearly 200K people flee homes after Turkish offensive; Food and water scarce, no electricity in makeshift camps for the displaced; VP Pence in Iraq reiterated "strong bonds" with Kurds after pulling troops from Syria; Teens arrested for murder on Thanksgiving Day 36 years ago now exonerated as men; Three men released after 36 years in prison for a murder they did not commit; Evidence buried in 1983 murder could've cleared teens; Three men maintained their innocence in prison for 36 years; via Knit

Nov 26 2019

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Schiff: Impeachment report coming soon after Thanksgiving; Defense Secretary: Trump ordered me to let Gallagher keep his job; Trump allies push debunked conspiracy theory Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in 2016 election

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Wash Post: WH review shows Trump officials wanted justification to withhold Ukraine aid after the fact; Wash Post: WH review of docs on Ukraine could embarrass Trump; Dems reviewing evidence, weighing articles of impeachment; Pentagon chief fires Navy Secretary over SEAL controversy; navy Secretary ousted over handling of SEAL's case; Ousted Navy Secretary: I couldn't obey Trump's orders; Nunes dodges questions on Ukraine meeting for Biden dirt; Attorney for Giuliani associate: client wiling to testify Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official for Biden dirt; Democrats wan investigation into GOP Nunes's reported meetings in Ukraine; Outgoing energy Secretary Perry: Trump the "chosen one"; First major ruling on impeachment witnesses coming soon; Judge will rule on if former WH counsel Don McGahn must testify; Bloomberg drops $37 million in ads as he enters 2020 race; 2020 Dems pile on Bloomberg entering the race; Surveillance video shows thieves break into historic castle, steal jewelry collections; Hunt for thieves who swiped "incalculable" jewels from Germany's historic green vault; Police: appx. 100 pieces stolen from German castle including diamonds, pearls and rubies. via Knit

Nov 25 2019

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Key witnesses tie Trump's personal agenda to Ukraine pressure; Fiona Hill: Bolton told me Giuliani was a hand grenade that was going to blow everyone up; Holmes: "My clear impression" was U.S. aid was connected to Ukraine's investigation of Bidens; Fiona

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Holmes: Trump asked Sondland, "so he's going to do the investigation?" Sondland told Trump Zelensky would "do anything you ask him to"; Fiona Hill: was "very apparent" Guiliani linked Burisma to Bidens; Republicans speak after impeachment hearing; Holmes: U.S. priorities in Ukraine overshadowed by political agenda promoted by Giuliani & officials with direct channel to WH; Fiona Hill: I told Sondland pursuit of his "domestic political errand" would "blow up"; Holmes: Sondland told me Trump cared more about Biden investigations than about Ukraine; Fiona Hill: "fictional narrative" that Russia did not conduct a campaign against our country; Holmes: Sondland told me Trump only cared about "big stuff" that benefits him, like the Biden investigation; Fiona Hilll: "Domestic politics" should not stoop U.S. from defending itself ; Holmes: Ambassador Taylor made clear that Biden probe was a pre-condition for an Oval Office meeting; Fiona Hill: I found Trump-Zelensky call "surprising"; Holmes: "Shocked" when Taylor told me "they're insisting Zelensky commit" to probe in CNN interview; via Knit

Nov 21 2019

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Sondland ties Trump, Pence, Pompeo to Ukraine pressure campaign; Sondland, "yes" there was quid pro quo in Ukraine scandal; Breaking down key witness' testimony

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Sondland: Giuliani pushed for "quid pro quo" with Ukraine, as "desired" by Trump; Trump legal team: Sondland testimony "a draw"; Next: breaking down key witness' testimony; Coming up: key Pentagon & State Dept officials testify; Sondland moments ago: "absolutely not" resigning via Knit

Nov 20 2019

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Special Coverage: Impeachment Hearings; Four witnesses publicly testifying in high-stakes hearings today; Trump: Republicans "absolutely killing it" in impeachment hearings;

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McConnell: Hopefully Senate works through "not too lengthy of a process" of impeachment trial; White House: "We have learned nothing new in today's illegitimate impeachment proceedings" via Knit

Nov 19 2019

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Trump attacks witnesses ahead of huge week of testimony; Aide who overheard Trump-Sondland call to testify Thursday; Swing state voters torn on who they will back in 2020; New poll: 0% of SC Dem black voters support Buttigieg

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Eight witnesses expected to publicly testify this week; Amb. Sondland, who spoke to Trump about Ukraine, set to testify; House investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller; CNN goes to Kiev restaurant where Sondland called Trump; New CNN poll: Buttigieg leaps to first place in Iowa; New poll: 0% of SC Dem black voters support Buttigieg; White House stands by Stephen Miller after emails showed he pushed white nationalist conspiracies via Knit

Nov 18 2019

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Trump's firs reaction since public testimony by ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; Yovanovitch: Trump's attacks "very intimidating"; Republicans push ousted U.S. Ambassador on bribery argument for Democrats;

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Ousted U.S. Ambassador testifies about smear campaign against her & fear of comments made by Pres. Trump; Aide who overheard Sondland's phone call with Trump now in closed-door deposition; Trump defends Yovanovitch tweet, says "I have freedom of speech"; Schiff: We saw witness intimidation in real time by Pres. Trump; Yovanovitch: No explanation given for why I was removed; Trump attacks ousted Ukraine Ambassador as she claims she felt threatened by attacks; WH releases transcript of first call with Ukraine Pres which has no mention of fighting corruption; Ousted U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: I do not understand Giuliani's motives for attacking me; Republicans dodge questions on Giuliani and smear campaign against ousted U.S. Ambassador; Yovanovitch: U.S. Policy on Ukraine "thrown into disarray"; More public testimony set for next week in impeachment inquiry; via Knit

Nov 15 2019

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Explosive Testimony Further Implicates Trump In Ukraine Scheme; Revelation About Trump Phone Call Was A Surprise To White House; One-on-one with newest 2020 Dem Deval Patrick; Sheriff: Two Teenagers Killed, Three Injured In California School Shooting;

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More impeachment witnesses to testify in just Hours; Dems question Sondland's truthfulness as new info emerges; Former Republican Rep. Amash: Why won't Trump let officials with first-hand knowledge testify?; Trump showed GOP Senators transcript of First Ukraine call; Official: WH Staff caught off guard by testimony Trump overheard talking Ukraine probes on phone; Bill Clinton's message to Trump on impeachment & guns; Deval Patrick Jumps Into Crowded Dem 2020 Field; Newest 2020 Dem Talks Big Corporations, guns and impeachment; Sheriff: Two teenagers killed, three Injured in California school shooting; Gunman in custody; Victims describe hearing gunshots, escaping school shooting; Sheriff: gunman killed classmates on his 16th birthday; CNN: Trump DC Hotel sales pitch highlights foreign govt. business; RNC to host annual meeting at Trump Doral Resort; Putin-controlled media relishes impeachment chaos; via Knit

Nov 14 2019

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Democrats & Republicans speak after first public impeachment hearing; Impeachment witnesses further tie Trump to Ukraine pressure; Trump holds news conference after first impeachment hearing

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Taylor: Sondland said Trump cared more about investigations of Biden than about Ukraine via Knit

Nov 13 2019

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Witnesses who described quid pro quo testify publicly tomorrow; Roger Stone's defense rests without Stone testifying; Top Russian Official jokes about interfering in U.S. elections in 2020; Buttigieg, Biden, Warren in top tier of new Iowa poll;

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House GOP lays out defense strategy ahead of public hearings; Televised impeachment hearings begin in less than 24 hours; Schiff warns GOP about outing whistleblower in hearings; NYT: Trump has considered firing intelligence Inspector General; Testimony at Roger Stone trial contradicts what Trump told Mueller about Wikileaks; Top Russian Official on 2020 elections: We'll resolve the problem, don't worry; Transcripts show Trump repeatedly tried not to anger Russia; Transcript: Mulvaney held up Ukraine missiles over concerns about Russia's reaction; Biden renews attacks on Warren and an "elitist" attitude; New Iowa poll: Buttigieg up 14 points since August; Supreme Court justices struggling with DACA after hearing arguments today; Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue gun maker; via Knit

Nov 12 2019

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Dems to make their case in public hearings this week; Biden holds narrow lead in new NH poll; Klobuchar suggests women candidates held to "different standard"; Trump honors vets: "it's our duty to serve and protect them"

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GOP tries to shape strategy ahead of public hearings; Trump says he'll release transcript of second Ukraine call; Trump warns GOP: Don't say call wasn't perfect, but not impeachable... "nothing was done wrong"; Haley claims John Kelly & Rex Tillerson tried to recruit her to "save the country" from Trump; Haley: Tillerson & Kelly's push to undermine Trump was "offensive"; Haley: Tillerson & Kelly should've quit instead of trying to undermine Trump; Official: Mulvaney working with WH counsel on lawsuit; Biden: Trump's attacks "helping me in every way"; Biden talks Trump, Warren on campaign trail; New testimony transcript of impeachment witness released; Klobuchar says women candidates with Buttigieg's experience would not reach debate stage; Warren on winning over male voters: "How about we give them a tough, smart woman to vote for"; Beekeeping program used as therapy for veterans with PTSD; via Knit

Nov 11 2019

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Special Edition: White House in Crisis; Witnesses: Quid pro quo connected Mulvaney; Michael Bloomberg expected to enter Dem race; Sessions announces Senate run: Trump "has my strong support";

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Witness: "No Doubt" what Trump was demanding on Ukraine call; Trump says there should be no public impeachment hearings; Mulvaney ignores subpoena, skips deposition on Capitol Hill; Bolton's lawyer says he has "relevant" info on Ukraine probe not yet disclosed; Sources: Trump and Giuliani remain in touch; Wash Post: "Anonymous" author said Trump officials considered resigning "en masse"; White House blasts anonymous book as "a work of fiction", calls author "coward"; Former NYC Mayor & billionaire expected to enter Dem 2020 race; Bannon: I viewed Stone as access point to Wikileaks; Witness: Top Trump Amb. implicated Mulvaney in withholding aid; Trump says he's not concerned about testimony so far; Bolton's lawyer says he has information on Ukraine meetings but he won't testify until court resolves subpoena question; Biden on Bloomberg: "He should jump in the race"; Trump on if he will endorse Sessions: "We'll have to see"; Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces Senate bid; Bon Jovi's org donates $500,000+ to new homeless vet housing; New Jon Bon Jovi song "Unbroken" honors veterans service; Go to Ebay.com/HFOT to bid on action items;  via Knit

Nov 08 2019

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