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The Lead with Jake Tapper

Rank #161 in News & Politics category

News & Politics
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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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Fair level headed

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Thank you for your ability to moderate proper discussion.

Podcast sooooooner

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5 stars if you get the podcast up sooner.

iTunes Ratings

444 Ratings
Average Ratings
273
60
19
9
83

Fair level headed

By haroldino - Nov 13 2018
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Thank you for your ability to moderate proper discussion.

Podcast sooooooner

By Dane Carey - Jul 31 2018
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5 stars if you get the podcast up sooner.

Cover image of The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Rank #161 in News & Politics category

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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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Rank #1: Trump: wall or nothing; Trump won't say if he has confidence in intel chiefs; Christie slams Trump associates in new book; Sources: Don Jr.'s blocked calls before & after Trump Tower meeting weren't with then-candidate Trump

Jan 31 2019
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Sen. Graham: Pres Trump shouldn't air dirty laundry in public; Trump: I disagree with what intel chiefs have said; Sen. Schumer: Trump undermining credibility of intel chiefs; Trump casts doubt bipartisan group can find compromise; Christie: New York prosecutors pose biggest threat to Trump; Sources: Don Jr.'s blocked calls before & after Trump Tower meeting weren't with then-candidate Trump; Source: Schultz & team love the attention, even the attacks; Schultz deletes tweet of column smearing Dems; Sen. Brown uses "listening tour" to bash Trump; Christie Biden has best chance to beat Trump in 2020; Beto to WSJ: no talking to reporters until 2020 decision; Military preps troop withdrawal despite intel findings; Fmr U.S. ambassador warns of disaster in Afghanistan; Senate rebukes plan to pull troops from Syria, Afghanistan

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Rank #2: Trump speaks after earlier shouting match with Schumer, Pelosi; Source: "real possibility" of impeachment worries for Trump as search for new Chief of Staff continues; Judge asks Mueller team for more details on Manafort's lies

Dec 11 2018
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Trump: I am proud to shut down govt. for border security; Trump squabbles with "Chuck & Nancy" in Oval Office; Trump on heated meeting: "I think it was very friendly"; Schumer: Trump's temper tantrum will not get him his wall; Source: Pelosi said wall "like a manhood thing" for Trump; Source: Trump interested in Bossie after his experience in the Clinton impeachment; Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $239K in legal fees; GOP's Hatch dismisses Trump crime accusations: "I don't care"; At least 2 killed, several injured by gunman in Strasbourg, France; Source: accused Russian Spy cooperating with Fed Prosecutors; Maria Butina accused of trying to influence U.S. Russia policy; Govt. report: arctic warming "unlike any period on record"

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Rank #3: Polygraph: porn star truthful about unprotected sex with Trump; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on re-election; Data firm brags about winning 2016 campaign for Trump; Unexploded device found in FedEx facility outside Austin

Mar 20 2018
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Ex-Playboy model sues company that didn't publish her Trump story; Stormy Daniels passed lie detector test about affair; Trump faces claims by three women of affairs or assault; Trump loses bid to dismiss apprentice contestant lawsuit; Ex-Playboy model who alleged Trump affair sues; WH won't say whether Putin's re-election was "free and fair"; Trump: I congratulated Putin on electoral victory; WH: "don't believe" election meddling came up in Trump-Putin call; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on "sham election"; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; McConnell: calling Putin "wouldn't be high on my list" ; Board of data firm suspends CEO after undercover video; Whistle-blower agrees to talk to Dems on House Intel Cmte; Data firm that worked for Trump says they won him election; Whistle-blower: data firm may have helped Russian interference; Feds: FedEx blast likely work of Texas serial bomber; Trump on "terrible" Austin bombings: these are sick people; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Trump DOJ battle over AT&T, Time Warner merger

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Rank #4: WH brings out Natl security officials in show of force on Russia; Mueller wants to interview pop star & dad who helped set up 2016 Trump Tower meeting; Prosecutors highlight Manafort's most expensive purchases; Have Democrats gone too far to the left?

Aug 02 2018
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WH says Trump "cares deeply" about meddling despite Helsinki remarks; WH official: Trump instructed security chiefs to hold news conference on election interference; GOP Sen. Lankford: Trump not paying attention to 2018 Russia threat; Coats says Russians exploiting every opportunity regardless of party, after Trump claimed Russia would push for democrats; Coats: can't understand or speak to what happened in Helsinki; NYT: Trump pushing for in-person sit-down against legal advice; Prosecutors: Manafort spent nearly $1 million on clothing; Mueller team: Manafort spent $450,000 on landscaping; Prosecutors: Manafort used offshore bank accounts; Mueller team: Manafort issued fake invoices to hide money; Progressive dems meet less than 100 days before midterms; Ivanka: family separations "a low point" in Trump Administration; Ivanka: the media is not the "enemy of the people"; Trump: just "large percentage of media" is "enemy of the people"; Trump reveals plan to hit Obama-era fuel efficiency rules; Trump Admin. wants to roll back endangered species act

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Rank #5: Michael Cohen surrenders to FBI, plea deal expected soon; Jury reaches verdict on 8 counts in Paul Manafort trial; Michael Cohen plea deal includes possible prison sentence up to five years and three months

Aug 21 2018
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Cohen expected to plead guilty to campaign finance violations, tax & bank fraud; deal includes prison time; Michael Cohen surrenders to FBI, plea deal expected at any moment; Michael Cohen in court right now for plea deal; Jury sends new note to judge in Paul Manafort trial; Manafort judge to interview each juror individually; Paul Manafort guilty on at least one count; Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts; judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts; Cohen admits he violated campaign finance laws in relation to Stormy Daniels payment at direction of Trump

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Rank #6: WH won't apologize after aide's cruel joke about McCain; Kelly: undocumented immigrants "don't have the skills" to assimilate; Why are so many Trump admin officials threatening to resign?; White House sends mixed messages on EPA head Pruitt

May 11 2018
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Biden: decency just hit rock bottom in Trump admin; Kelly: Pres Trump "embarrassed" by Russia investigation; WH chief of staff takes back remark that Trump is "embarrassed"; NYT: DHS Secy was prepared to resign over Trump's scolding; CNN poll: 55% disapprove of Trump's handling of cabinet officials; Companies come clean on Cohen deals after being outed; WH today on AT&T, Cohen deal: proves Trump won't be influenced by special interests; Guy who made 100-million calls gets $120-million fine

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Rank #7: Special episode: Facing the hard questions after Parkland's school shooting

Feb 22 2018
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On February 14, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. One week after the horrific mass shooting, the victims' classmates, parents and community members attended a nationally televised CNN town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper. Listen to "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" in full here.

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Rank #8: Deputy AG on impeachment threat: DOJ won't be "extorted"; Trump has repeatedly stated he wants to sit down with Mueller; NYT: Mueller wants Trump to explain Flynn and Comey firings

May 02 2018
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NYT: Mueller has 40+ questions he wants to ask Trump; NYT: Mueller wants to ask Trump about relationship with Sessions; Deputy AG on impeachment threat: DOJ won't be "extorted"; Trump wrongly declares "no questions on collusion"; WH blames incorrect Iran statement on "clerical error" ; Nuke watchdog: no evidence Iran is cheating on nuclear deal; NYT: Mueller questions focus on collusion & obstruction; Trump Doc says Trump bodyguard & lawyer "robbed" his NYC office, took Trump medical files; Source: Ex-Trump Dox "overreacting" on medical file story; CNN Exclusive: Pence's doctor alerted White House about Dr. Ronny Jackson concerns last Fall; National Enquirer writes story on Trump lawyer's "lies," "secrets"; National Enquirer publisher is longtime ally of Trump; FEC: Trump campaign has spent $228,000 on Cohen's legal fees; Will Michael Cohen flip on President?

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Rank #9: Roger Stone pleads not guilty to 7 criminal charges; "Sex coach"; Russian agents told me not to talk about oligarch; Medicare for all proposal causes turmoil in Dem primary

Jan 29 2019
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Acting AG Whitaker Mueller probe "close to being completed" ; 6 Trump associates have been indicted or pleaded guilty; Roger Stone calls the case against him is "a legal lynching"; WH claims Mueller's indictments have nothing to do with Pres. Trump; Russian oligarch with Manafort tie pictured with "sex coach"; Woman claims she had proof of Russia-Trump campaign ties; CIA Dir.: We try to ensure people understand Putin's efforts; Bloomberg, Schultz attack Harris & Medicare for all; Schultz goes after Harris & Warren as too progressive; Poll: Majority of American support Medicare for all; Schultz: GOP, Dems ignoring most of America on Health Care; With no sign of deal, another shutdown possible in 17 days; Intelligence chiefs contradict Trump on ISIS, N. Korea, Iran; Doctored digital videos posing threat to 2020, security

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Rank #10: CNN poll: Trump approval steady at 41%, while majority believe he had affairs, knew about Stormy payment; Despite Trump's tweets, Melania fights cyberbullying; Trump: I'll announce my Iran nuclear decision tomorrow

May 07 2018
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CNN poll: 30% approve of Trump's handling of cabinet officials; Trump aides can't rule out whether he paid off other women; Giuliani: Trump could plead 5th to avoid testifying; Trump wrongly claims Mueller team is "13 angry Democrats"; Trump urges WV to reject ex-con Blankenship; Melania Trump: adults must "choose their words wisely"; Melania Trump's popularity jumps to 57% in new CNN poll; New Yorker: Israeli operatives dug up dirt on Obama advisers; Authorities in Hawaii: stay away from erupting Volcano!

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Rank #11: Fired FBI Director speaks to CNN as Trump feud escalates; Comey: I could be a witness in case against McCabe; WH Officials: Trump has "weathered Comey," but "wildcard" Cohen is "consuming him"

Apr 19 2018
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Justice dept. submits criminal referral on Andrew McCabe; CNN: Justice Dept. to give Comey's memos to congress; Report: Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target in Mueller probe"; Comey: Trump "clearly not" adhering to our values; Comey on possible Trump obstruction, Russia probe; Comey: "unlikely" but "possible" Trump compromised by Russia; Ex-Trump lawyer warns president: Cohen likely to flip; Comey: I definitely don't hate President Trump; What would Comey have done differently in Clinton probe?; Comey: Kelly said he didn't want to work for "dishonorable" people; McCabe attorney: criminal referral is unjustified; Comey: can't say if Cohen is vulnerable in Russia probe;Comey: can't answer if nation would be better off with Clinton

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Rank #12: Michael Cohen's mystery third client is Sean Hannity; Comey: Trump is "morally unfit to be president"; Albright: Trump is most "undemocratic" U.S. president in modern era; Stormy Daniels & her attorney speak after Cohen raid hearing

Apr 16 2018
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Trump lawyer in court over FBI raid, Stormy also appears; Feds: Cohen investigation is "fast-moving"; DOJ: Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months; Avenatti: Cohen will be indicted within 90 days; Source: Hannity never asked Cohen to assert attorney-client privilege; WH aides, not Trump, take lead on countering Comey INTV; Trump: "disgruntled" Comey "lied," "committed many crimes"; Comey on Trump: "some evidence of obstruction of justice"; Comey: "it's possible" Russians have dirt on Trump; Wash Post: Trump nixes new Russia sanctions announced by Haley; Fmr Secy of State Albright: Trump has "fascist" tendencies; Avenatti: Trump's personal attorney is "radioactive"; Judge adjourns hearing for Trump's personal lawyer

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Rank #13: Students, Politicians & NRA Participate in CNN Town Hall Tonight; Student Survivors to Lawmakers: "We Will Not Be Silenced"; Trump Hears From Students, Families & Teachers About School Shootings

Feb 21 2018
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Trump: We Must Now Focus On Background Checks; Any Moment: WH Listening Session With Gun Violence Survivors; FL Gov: We Must Come Up With Solution to Keep Students Safe; Trump Holds Listening Session On Mass Shootings

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Rank #14: Mueller Indicts 13 Russians For U.S. Election Meddling; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; New Yorker Details Trump System For Covering Up Affairs;

Feb 16 2018
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American Pleads Guilt In Connection To Russian Interference; FBI Admits Information Should Have Been Provided Before Shooting; Sessions: FBI Failures "Tragic," Orders Immediate Review; FL Gov Calls On FBI Chief To Resign After Missed Tip; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; FBI Admits It Failed To Act On Tip In January On Killer; First Lady Skips Walk To Marine One With Pres Trump;

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Rank #15: Sen. Harris to face voters in key early state of Iowa; White House holds first briefing of 2019; Trump to WSJ: odds of border wall deal "less than 50-50"; Pelosi invites Trump to give State of the Union on Feb 5

Jan 28 2019
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Sen. Kamala Harris: "America, we are better than this" ; Sen. Harris presents contrast to Trump in campaign kickoff; Ex-Starbucks CEO may run as independent, angering Dems; Sen. Harris to face Iowa voters as Dems urge ex-Starbucks CEO to ditch idea of independent run; Clock ticking to make a deal to avoid shutdown; Sen. Collins: "shutdowns are never a good policy" ; NYT: Kushner was confident he could handle immigration talks; NT: Kushner told Dems he could "land this plane"; Fmr. WH Aide: Stephen Miller said he "would be happy if not a single refugee" ever came to U.S.; White House won't rule out pardon for Roger Stone; Trump Admin. source: Pentagon continuing plan for withdrawal of up to 50% of U.S. forces from Afghanistan; U.S. envoy U.S, Taliban agree to framework of peace deal; Hundreds pay final respects to veteran without family

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Rank #16: Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison; AMI admits hush money payment to influence election; Theresa May survives no-confidence vote to remain British PM; Flynn's lawyers request no jail time citing Mueller cooperation

Dec 12 2018
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Cohen: felt "need" to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"; Source: Trump "seething" about Cohen, says "he's a liar"; Cohen adviser: Trump's former lawyer open to testifying publicly before Dem-controlled House; Election fraud will likely force special election in North Carolina

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Rank #17: Chaotic first day of hearings for Trump's Supreme Court pick; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivers opening statement

Sep 04 2018
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Bob Woodward book reveals "Crazytown" inside White House; CNN: Trump irritated he wasn't interviewed for Woodward book; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Trump called Woodward to complain he wasn't interviewed for book; Woodward says he made several requests; Bob Woodward: Senior White House Aides stole papers off Trump's desk "to protect country"; WH on Woodward book: "nothing more than fabricated stories"; Bob Woodward book: John Kelly called Trump an "idiot" Mattis said Trump has understanding of "a sixth grader"; Woodward: Trump lawyer staged Mock Mueller interview, feared testimony would mean "orange jump suit" for Trump; Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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Rank #18: Sources: President Trump, During December Meeting, Asked Deputy AG Rosenstein If He Was "On My Team"; FBI Expresses "Grave Concerns" About "Material Omissions Of Fact" In GOP Memo;

Jan 31 2018
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FBI Chief Clashes With Trump Over Release Of GOP Memo; Sources: Trump Asked Rosenstein If He Was "On My Team"; WH Chief Of Staff: Memo To Be Release "Pretty Quick"; One Dead After Train Carrying GOP Members Hits Truck; GOP's Trey Gowdy Not Running For Re-Election; CNN Exclusive: FBI Agent Who Sent Texts Mocking Trump Co-Wrote Draft Letter Reopening Clinton Email Probe;

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Rank #19: DOW plummets on fears of Trump's trade plan; Trump's lead lawyer in Russia investigation quits; Pres. Trump responds on Twitter to Biden's verbal jabs; Source: Trump meets with Bolton, possible McMaster replacement

Mar 22 2018
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Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe, John Dowd, resigns; Trump: "I would like to" testify before Mueller in Russia probe; CNN: 4 attorney's reject Trump offer to join legal team; Trump's lead lawyer in Russia investigation quits; CNN: Mueller identifies 4 topics to discuss with Trump; Trump's advice to 25-year-old self: "don't run for president"; House Intel GOP end collusion probe; Dems vow to continue; Zuckerberg to CNN: "I'm happy to testify"; Facebook facing questions over data security; Whistleblower: "I'm worried we gave info to Russia"; Biden takes aim at Trump on campaign trail; Does Biden want to challenge Trump in 2020? ; Flake, Booker face off in bipartisan snowball duel; Avenatti: Daniels has been subjected to "thuggish behavior"; Avenatti: Stormy Daniels has been physically threatened; Stormy Daniels: Trump broke laws to cover this up; Ex-Playboy model to discuss alleged affair with Trump on CNN; Police body-cam footage shows deadly shooting; Police kill man holding cell phone in his grandmother's yard

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Rank #20: Shooting suspect fired from govt. job over "security concerns"; NY Times: Rosenstein felt used by White House in Comey firing; Trump summons swing vote senators to White House; Mom reunites with 7-year-old son after month-long separation

Jun 29 2018
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Exclusive: Trump appointee disputed idea that leaders need to condemn hate speech in edits to U.N. documents; Trump appointee disputed that leaders need to condemn hate speech; Mueller says in court docs Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced; Court docs: Mueller wants more time before sentencing Michael Flynn; Source: Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9 ; NYT: WH launched a campaign for supreme court opening; Congress not close on passing immigration legislation; Unclear when thousands of kids will see parents again; Comedian claims he prank called Trump on Air Force One; "American Jail" premieres Sunday at 8pm ET/PT; Sen. Rand Paul on how to fix America's criminal justice system

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Rank #1: Trump: wall or nothing; Trump won't say if he has confidence in intel chiefs; Christie slams Trump associates in new book; Sources: Don Jr.'s blocked calls before & after Trump Tower meeting weren't with then-candidate Trump

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Sen. Graham: Pres Trump shouldn't air dirty laundry in public; Trump: I disagree with what intel chiefs have said; Sen. Schumer: Trump undermining credibility of intel chiefs; Trump casts doubt bipartisan group can find compromise; Christie: New York prosecutors pose biggest threat to Trump; Sources: Don Jr.'s blocked calls before & after Trump Tower meeting weren't with then-candidate Trump; Source: Schultz & team love the attention, even the attacks; Schultz deletes tweet of column smearing Dems; Sen. Brown uses "listening tour" to bash Trump; Christie Biden has best chance to beat Trump in 2020; Beto to WSJ: no talking to reporters until 2020 decision; Military preps troop withdrawal despite intel findings; Fmr U.S. ambassador warns of disaster in Afghanistan; Senate rebukes plan to pull troops from Syria, Afghanistan

Jan 31 2019
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Rank #2: Trump speaks after earlier shouting match with Schumer, Pelosi; Source: "real possibility" of impeachment worries for Trump as search for new Chief of Staff continues; Judge asks Mueller team for more details on Manafort's lies

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Trump: I am proud to shut down govt. for border security; Trump squabbles with "Chuck & Nancy" in Oval Office; Trump on heated meeting: "I think it was very friendly"; Schumer: Trump's temper tantrum will not get him his wall; Source: Pelosi said wall "like a manhood thing" for Trump; Source: Trump interested in Bossie after his experience in the Clinton impeachment; Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $239K in legal fees; GOP's Hatch dismisses Trump crime accusations: "I don't care"; At least 2 killed, several injured by gunman in Strasbourg, France; Source: accused Russian Spy cooperating with Fed Prosecutors; Maria Butina accused of trying to influence U.S. Russia policy; Govt. report: arctic warming "unlike any period on record"

Dec 11 2018
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Rank #3: Polygraph: porn star truthful about unprotected sex with Trump; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on re-election; Data firm brags about winning 2016 campaign for Trump; Unexploded device found in FedEx facility outside Austin

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Ex-Playboy model sues company that didn't publish her Trump story; Stormy Daniels passed lie detector test about affair; Trump faces claims by three women of affairs or assault; Trump loses bid to dismiss apprentice contestant lawsuit; Ex-Playboy model who alleged Trump affair sues; WH won't say whether Putin's re-election was "free and fair"; Trump: I congratulated Putin on electoral victory; WH: "don't believe" election meddling came up in Trump-Putin call; McCain slams Trump for congratulating Putin on "sham election"; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; McConnell: calling Putin "wouldn't be high on my list" ; Board of data firm suspends CEO after undercover video; Whistle-blower agrees to talk to Dems on House Intel Cmte; Data firm that worked for Trump says they won him election; Whistle-blower: data firm may have helped Russian interference; Feds: FedEx blast likely work of Texas serial bomber; Trump on "terrible" Austin bombings: these are sick people; Ryan: I've been assured firing Mueller not under consideration; Trump shakes up legal team as he escalates Mueller attacks; Trump DOJ battle over AT&T, Time Warner merger

Mar 20 2018
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Rank #4: WH brings out Natl security officials in show of force on Russia; Mueller wants to interview pop star & dad who helped set up 2016 Trump Tower meeting; Prosecutors highlight Manafort's most expensive purchases; Have Democrats gone too far to the left?

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WH says Trump "cares deeply" about meddling despite Helsinki remarks; WH official: Trump instructed security chiefs to hold news conference on election interference; GOP Sen. Lankford: Trump not paying attention to 2018 Russia threat; Coats says Russians exploiting every opportunity regardless of party, after Trump claimed Russia would push for democrats; Coats: can't understand or speak to what happened in Helsinki; NYT: Trump pushing for in-person sit-down against legal advice; Prosecutors: Manafort spent nearly $1 million on clothing; Mueller team: Manafort spent $450,000 on landscaping; Prosecutors: Manafort used offshore bank accounts; Mueller team: Manafort issued fake invoices to hide money; Progressive dems meet less than 100 days before midterms; Ivanka: family separations "a low point" in Trump Administration; Ivanka: the media is not the "enemy of the people"; Trump: just "large percentage of media" is "enemy of the people"; Trump reveals plan to hit Obama-era fuel efficiency rules; Trump Admin. wants to roll back endangered species act

Aug 02 2018
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Rank #5: Michael Cohen surrenders to FBI, plea deal expected soon; Jury reaches verdict on 8 counts in Paul Manafort trial; Michael Cohen plea deal includes possible prison sentence up to five years and three months

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Cohen expected to plead guilty to campaign finance violations, tax & bank fraud; deal includes prison time; Michael Cohen surrenders to FBI, plea deal expected at any moment; Michael Cohen in court right now for plea deal; Jury sends new note to judge in Paul Manafort trial; Manafort judge to interview each juror individually; Paul Manafort guilty on at least one count; Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts; judge declares mistrial on 10 other counts; Cohen admits he violated campaign finance laws in relation to Stormy Daniels payment at direction of Trump

Aug 21 2018
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Rank #6: WH won't apologize after aide's cruel joke about McCain; Kelly: undocumented immigrants "don't have the skills" to assimilate; Why are so many Trump admin officials threatening to resign?; White House sends mixed messages on EPA head Pruitt

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Biden: decency just hit rock bottom in Trump admin; Kelly: Pres Trump "embarrassed" by Russia investigation; WH chief of staff takes back remark that Trump is "embarrassed"; NYT: DHS Secy was prepared to resign over Trump's scolding; CNN poll: 55% disapprove of Trump's handling of cabinet officials; Companies come clean on Cohen deals after being outed; WH today on AT&T, Cohen deal: proves Trump won't be influenced by special interests; Guy who made 100-million calls gets $120-million fine

May 11 2018
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Rank #7: Special episode: Facing the hard questions after Parkland's school shooting

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On February 14, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. One week after the horrific mass shooting, the victims' classmates, parents and community members attended a nationally televised CNN town hall moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper. Listen to "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" in full here.

Feb 22 2018
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Rank #8: Deputy AG on impeachment threat: DOJ won't be "extorted"; Trump has repeatedly stated he wants to sit down with Mueller; NYT: Mueller wants Trump to explain Flynn and Comey firings

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NYT: Mueller has 40+ questions he wants to ask Trump; NYT: Mueller wants to ask Trump about relationship with Sessions; Deputy AG on impeachment threat: DOJ won't be "extorted"; Trump wrongly declares "no questions on collusion"; WH blames incorrect Iran statement on "clerical error" ; Nuke watchdog: no evidence Iran is cheating on nuclear deal; NYT: Mueller questions focus on collusion & obstruction; Trump Doc says Trump bodyguard & lawyer "robbed" his NYC office, took Trump medical files; Source: Ex-Trump Dox "overreacting" on medical file story; CNN Exclusive: Pence's doctor alerted White House about Dr. Ronny Jackson concerns last Fall; National Enquirer writes story on Trump lawyer's "lies," "secrets"; National Enquirer publisher is longtime ally of Trump; FEC: Trump campaign has spent $228,000 on Cohen's legal fees; Will Michael Cohen flip on President?

May 02 2018
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Rank #9: Roger Stone pleads not guilty to 7 criminal charges; "Sex coach"; Russian agents told me not to talk about oligarch; Medicare for all proposal causes turmoil in Dem primary

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Acting AG Whitaker Mueller probe "close to being completed" ; 6 Trump associates have been indicted or pleaded guilty; Roger Stone calls the case against him is "a legal lynching"; WH claims Mueller's indictments have nothing to do with Pres. Trump; Russian oligarch with Manafort tie pictured with "sex coach"; Woman claims she had proof of Russia-Trump campaign ties; CIA Dir.: We try to ensure people understand Putin's efforts; Bloomberg, Schultz attack Harris & Medicare for all; Schultz goes after Harris & Warren as too progressive; Poll: Majority of American support Medicare for all; Schultz: GOP, Dems ignoring most of America on Health Care; With no sign of deal, another shutdown possible in 17 days; Intelligence chiefs contradict Trump on ISIS, N. Korea, Iran; Doctored digital videos posing threat to 2020, security

Jan 29 2019
42 mins
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Rank #10: CNN poll: Trump approval steady at 41%, while majority believe he had affairs, knew about Stormy payment; Despite Trump's tweets, Melania fights cyberbullying; Trump: I'll announce my Iran nuclear decision tomorrow

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CNN poll: 30% approve of Trump's handling of cabinet officials; Trump aides can't rule out whether he paid off other women; Giuliani: Trump could plead 5th to avoid testifying; Trump wrongly claims Mueller team is "13 angry Democrats"; Trump urges WV to reject ex-con Blankenship; Melania Trump: adults must "choose their words wisely"; Melania Trump's popularity jumps to 57% in new CNN poll; New Yorker: Israeli operatives dug up dirt on Obama advisers; Authorities in Hawaii: stay away from erupting Volcano!

May 07 2018
38 mins
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Rank #11: Fired FBI Director speaks to CNN as Trump feud escalates; Comey: I could be a witness in case against McCabe; WH Officials: Trump has "weathered Comey," but "wildcard" Cohen is "consuming him"

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Justice dept. submits criminal referral on Andrew McCabe; CNN: Justice Dept. to give Comey's memos to congress; Report: Rosenstein told Trump he's not a target in Mueller probe"; Comey: Trump "clearly not" adhering to our values; Comey on possible Trump obstruction, Russia probe; Comey: "unlikely" but "possible" Trump compromised by Russia; Ex-Trump lawyer warns president: Cohen likely to flip; Comey: I definitely don't hate President Trump; What would Comey have done differently in Clinton probe?; Comey: Kelly said he didn't want to work for "dishonorable" people; McCabe attorney: criminal referral is unjustified; Comey: can't say if Cohen is vulnerable in Russia probe;Comey: can't answer if nation would be better off with Clinton

Apr 19 2018
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Rank #12: Michael Cohen's mystery third client is Sean Hannity; Comey: Trump is "morally unfit to be president"; Albright: Trump is most "undemocratic" U.S. president in modern era; Stormy Daniels & her attorney speak after Cohen raid hearing

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Trump lawyer in court over FBI raid, Stormy also appears; Feds: Cohen investigation is "fast-moving"; DOJ: Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months; Avenatti: Cohen will be indicted within 90 days; Source: Hannity never asked Cohen to assert attorney-client privilege; WH aides, not Trump, take lead on countering Comey INTV; Trump: "disgruntled" Comey "lied," "committed many crimes"; Comey on Trump: "some evidence of obstruction of justice"; Comey: "it's possible" Russians have dirt on Trump; Wash Post: Trump nixes new Russia sanctions announced by Haley; Fmr Secy of State Albright: Trump has "fascist" tendencies; Avenatti: Trump's personal attorney is "radioactive"; Judge adjourns hearing for Trump's personal lawyer

Apr 16 2018
43 mins
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Rank #13: Students, Politicians & NRA Participate in CNN Town Hall Tonight; Student Survivors to Lawmakers: "We Will Not Be Silenced"; Trump Hears From Students, Families & Teachers About School Shootings

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Trump: We Must Now Focus On Background Checks; Any Moment: WH Listening Session With Gun Violence Survivors; FL Gov: We Must Come Up With Solution to Keep Students Safe; Trump Holds Listening Session On Mass Shootings

Feb 21 2018
55 mins
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Rank #14: Mueller Indicts 13 Russians For U.S. Election Meddling; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; New Yorker Details Trump System For Covering Up Affairs;

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American Pleads Guilt In Connection To Russian Interference; FBI Admits Information Should Have Been Provided Before Shooting; Sessions: FBI Failures "Tragic," Orders Immediate Review; FL Gov Calls On FBI Chief To Resign After Missed Tip; FBI Never Acted On Tip About High School Shooter; FBI Admits It Failed To Act On Tip In January On Killer; First Lady Skips Walk To Marine One With Pres Trump;

Feb 16 2018
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Rank #15: Sen. Harris to face voters in key early state of Iowa; White House holds first briefing of 2019; Trump to WSJ: odds of border wall deal "less than 50-50"; Pelosi invites Trump to give State of the Union on Feb 5

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Sen. Kamala Harris: "America, we are better than this" ; Sen. Harris presents contrast to Trump in campaign kickoff; Ex-Starbucks CEO may run as independent, angering Dems; Sen. Harris to face Iowa voters as Dems urge ex-Starbucks CEO to ditch idea of independent run; Clock ticking to make a deal to avoid shutdown; Sen. Collins: "shutdowns are never a good policy" ; NYT: Kushner was confident he could handle immigration talks; NT: Kushner told Dems he could "land this plane"; Fmr. WH Aide: Stephen Miller said he "would be happy if not a single refugee" ever came to U.S.; White House won't rule out pardon for Roger Stone; Trump Admin. source: Pentagon continuing plan for withdrawal of up to 50% of U.S. forces from Afghanistan; U.S. envoy U.S, Taliban agree to framework of peace deal; Hundreds pay final respects to veteran without family

Jan 28 2019
42 mins
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Rank #16: Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison; AMI admits hush money payment to influence election; Theresa May survives no-confidence vote to remain British PM; Flynn's lawyers request no jail time citing Mueller cooperation

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Cohen: felt "need" to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds"; Source: Trump "seething" about Cohen, says "he's a liar"; Cohen adviser: Trump's former lawyer open to testifying publicly before Dem-controlled House; Election fraud will likely force special election in North Carolina

Dec 12 2018
42 mins
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Rank #17: Chaotic first day of hearings for Trump's Supreme Court pick; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh delivers opening statement

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Bob Woodward book reveals "Crazytown" inside White House; CNN: Trump irritated he wasn't interviewed for Woodward book; Woodward: Trump's own lawyers told Mueller that Trump couldn't testify because he was incapable of telling the truth; Trump called Woodward to complain he wasn't interviewed for book; Woodward says he made several requests; Bob Woodward: Senior White House Aides stole papers off Trump's desk "to protect country"; WH on Woodward book: "nothing more than fabricated stories"; Bob Woodward book: John Kelly called Trump an "idiot" Mattis said Trump has understanding of "a sixth grader"; Woodward: Trump lawyer staged Mock Mueller interview, feared testimony would mean "orange jump suit" for Trump; Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 04 2018
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Rank #18: Sources: President Trump, During December Meeting, Asked Deputy AG Rosenstein If He Was "On My Team"; FBI Expresses "Grave Concerns" About "Material Omissions Of Fact" In GOP Memo;

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FBI Chief Clashes With Trump Over Release Of GOP Memo; Sources: Trump Asked Rosenstein If He Was "On My Team"; WH Chief Of Staff: Memo To Be Release "Pretty Quick"; One Dead After Train Carrying GOP Members Hits Truck; GOP's Trey Gowdy Not Running For Re-Election; CNN Exclusive: FBI Agent Who Sent Texts Mocking Trump Co-Wrote Draft Letter Reopening Clinton Email Probe;

Jan 31 2018
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Rank #19: DOW plummets on fears of Trump's trade plan; Trump's lead lawyer in Russia investigation quits; Pres. Trump responds on Twitter to Biden's verbal jabs; Source: Trump meets with Bolton, possible McMaster replacement

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Trump's lead lawyer in Russia probe, John Dowd, resigns; Trump: "I would like to" testify before Mueller in Russia probe; CNN: 4 attorney's reject Trump offer to join legal team; Trump's lead lawyer in Russia investigation quits; CNN: Mueller identifies 4 topics to discuss with Trump; Trump's advice to 25-year-old self: "don't run for president"; House Intel GOP end collusion probe; Dems vow to continue; Zuckerberg to CNN: "I'm happy to testify"; Facebook facing questions over data security; Whistleblower: "I'm worried we gave info to Russia"; Biden takes aim at Trump on campaign trail; Does Biden want to challenge Trump in 2020? ; Flake, Booker face off in bipartisan snowball duel; Avenatti: Daniels has been subjected to "thuggish behavior"; Avenatti: Stormy Daniels has been physically threatened; Stormy Daniels: Trump broke laws to cover this up; Ex-Playboy model to discuss alleged affair with Trump on CNN; Police body-cam footage shows deadly shooting; Police kill man holding cell phone in his grandmother's yard

Mar 22 2018
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Rank #20: Shooting suspect fired from govt. job over "security concerns"; NY Times: Rosenstein felt used by White House in Comey firing; Trump summons swing vote senators to White House; Mom reunites with 7-year-old son after month-long separation

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Exclusive: Trump appointee disputed idea that leaders need to condemn hate speech in edits to U.N. documents; Trump appointee disputed that leaders need to condemn hate speech; Mueller says in court docs Michael Flynn is not ready to be sentenced; Court docs: Mueller wants more time before sentencing Michael Flynn; Source: Trump wants to make Supreme Court pick by July 9 ; NYT: WH launched a campaign for supreme court opening; Congress not close on passing immigration legislation; Unclear when thousands of kids will see parents again; Comedian claims he prank called Trump on Air Force One; "American Jail" premieres Sunday at 8pm ET/PT; Sen. Rand Paul on how to fix America's criminal justice system

Jun 29 2018
39 mins
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