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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.

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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

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.

iTunes Ratings

647 Ratings
Average Ratings
395
85
30
20
117

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.
Cover image of The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Updated 5 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: Trump allies attack Purple Heart recipient who says he twice reported alarm over Ukraine scandal; House Rules Committee releases impeachment resolution; New CNN NH poll: Sanders & Warren neck & neck in lead

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WH official says he sounded the alarm on Trump's Ukraine call; First WH official who was on Trump-Ukraine call testifying; New testimony raises questions about credibility of EU ambassador Sondland's testimony; Sources: tense moment in deposition as Dems accuse GOP of trying to "out" whistleblower; Thursday House vote may force Republicans to rethink strategy; Trump attacks career diplomats testifying in impeachment inquiry, without evidence they are partisan; Kushner to Biden: I've spent 3 years "cleaning up your messes"; Kushner: impeachment is nothing but "silly games"; New CNN NH poll: Sanders & Warren neck and neck in lead; Biden drops 9 points in new CNN poll of NH Dem voters via Knit

Oct 29 2019

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: Summit negotiations fall apart; Trump leaves empty-handed; Cohen's testimony may pose damaging legal problems for Trump

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Santorum: Trump taking Kim's word on Warmbier "reprehensible"; Trump: I trust Kim's "word" he didn't know about Warmbier; Source: Trump disappointed Kim wouldn't budge on sanctions; House Oversight Cmte Democrats may call others from Trump org to testify including Don Jr.; Meadows denies racism claims as videos surface showing him pushing Obama birtherism in 2012; O'Rourke says he's made decision on presidential run; Bloomberg team looking for HQ space as he mulls 2020 run; Iowa Dem Chair worries Biden has missed his chance to run; Nuclear powers India and Pakistan near brink of war; "The Bush years: family, duty, power" airs Sunday 9p ET/PT via Knit

Feb 28 2019

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Rank #4: AG Barr: I never misled Congress on Mueller's frustrations; Some 2020 Dems call for AG to resign or face impeachment; Barr defends his handling of Mueller report; Democrats call for special counsel Mueller to testify

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AG Barr: Mueller's letter objecting to summary was "a bit snitty"; Sen. Van Hollen calls on AG Barr to resign; Sen. Hirono to Barr: "you lied to Congress"; Barr refuses to hand over notes of Mueller call to Senate; Unclear of Barr will testify tomorrow before House committee; White House: Dems "humiliate" themselves by attacking Barr via Knit

May 01 2019

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Rank #5: Sources: Vindman believed Trump personally withheld aid as a way to force Ukraine to announce probe into Bidens; Bolton among 3 new major impeachment depositions; Gold Star families fight to repeal military "widow's tax"

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Two State Dept. officials testifying today on Capitol Hill; House impeachment investigators want Bolton to testify; Source: key witness Bill Taylor willing to testify publicly; Vindman testifies about missing words, despite Trump saying it was an "exact word-for-word" transcript of Ukraine call; Testimony: Bolton abruptly ended meeting with Ukraine officials after Soundland brought up investigations; July 10th WH meeting with Ukraine is first report of possible quid pro quo; Hurricane force winds stoke CA fires, 26 million under red flag warnings via Knit

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #6: Trump suggests reading Ukraine call transcript on TV; Pelosi: Public impeachment hearings will begin "soon";  Warren insists $20.5 Trillion health care plan won't raise taxes on middle class

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White House: Trump "Is the war room" on impeachment; Poll: Americans split on impeachment & removal of Trump; Life-long New Yorker Trump making Florida primary residence; Biden camp: Warren's health care plan is "mathematical gymnastics"; Warren releases new $20.5 Trillion plan to fund "Medicare for all", hopes to silence Dem rivals; U.S. troops guardian Syrian oil could confront Russian forces; Russia fills gaps as U.S. steps back, widening power globally; Russia expanding military & economic influence across
the globe via Knit

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #7: President Trump's so-called love story with Kim Jong Un continues; Trump's former fixer set to testify before congress; and more

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Trump heads to NK summit as wild week in Washington begins; Pompeo contradicts Trump: N. Korea remains a nuclear threat; Cohen to testify publicly about Trump business & actions; House to vote tomorrow on blocking emergency order; 58 former security officials: Trump's emergency unjustified; Trump downplays expectation ahead of Kim Jong Un meeting; Pompeo: We've got work to do for North Korea to denuclearize; South Korea: U.S. - North Korea could declare end to Korean war; Trump on Kim Jong Un relationship: "We fell in love;" Don Jr. claims Robert Mueller has not found "actual crimes" in probe; Manafort team faces deadline of midnight to respond to scathing Robert Mueller memo; Ron Rosenstein: We can trust United States Attorney General William Barr to "do the right thing" with Mueller's final report; Steve Bannon: Potential obstruction allegations will be in report; Pence: "It's time" for action against Venezuela's Nicol√°s Maudro; Pence: "It's time" for action against Venezuela's Nicol√°s Maudro; Tonight: CNN hosts town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders; Sanders urges supporters to avoid attacking opponents, focus on "talking about the issues;" Politico: Ex-Clinton staffers slam Sanders for private flights; Sen. Warren vows no fundraisers, dinners with wealthy donors; Harry Rein warns 2020 demos: Stop focusing on Trump; "Green Book" takes best picture Oscar despite controversy via Knit

Feb 25 2019

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Rank #8: Trump blasts Dems as they step up investigations beyond Russia; Dems raise red flags as Barr's nomination advances; Wash Post Op-Ed: Ralph Northam must resign

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Pelosi responds to attacks: "he's a projector" ; Trump lashes out: Dems going "nuts" with investigations; Source: Schiff hires former national security council aides; Now: House Dems hold hearing on presidential tax returns; Swalwell: believe witnesses lied to congress to protect Trump;Acting AG won't testify unless Dems drop subpoena threat; Attorney General Nominee Barr won't commit to publicly releasing Mueller report; Negotiators: Border funding deal must be reached by tomorrow; Sen. Shelby: Trump is being reasonable about funding talks; Mulvaney: Trump can legally executive authority on wall; Can top three VA Dems stay in office despite controversies?; Long list of politicians refused to resign amid controversy; Kennedy, Clinton, Sanford, Vitter all defied calls to resign; Can top three VA Dems stay in office despite controversies?; Humanitarian crisis worsens as Maduro refuses to leave; Maduro blocks desperately needed aid from entering; via Knit

Feb 07 2019

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: Whitaker: WH didn't ask, I didn't promise to influence Mueller probe; Feds now investigating Bezos' claims against Nat'l Enquirer; WH refuses to meet Congress' deadline on Khashoggi killing; Second woman accuses VA lieutenant governor of sexual assault

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Acting AG won't say whether Mueller probe a "witch hunt"; Whitaker to Cmte Chair: I see your five minutes are up; Acting AG: "I have not interfered in any way" in Mueller probe; Ivanka: "I have zero concern" about jeopardy of my family; Ivanka on Moscow project: It's Russia, not Iran; Ivanka: WH staffers are leaking to hurt the president; Sources: lawmakers negotiating deal around $2b, not $5.7b for border "barrier" not wall; Will Trump accept deal with no border wall funding?; CNN gains rare look at Facebook's inner workings in new doc via Knit

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: Kushner: Mueller probe worse for U.S. than Russia interference; Former Trump transition official calls for impeachment; Dems split after Bernie Sanders backs voting rights for felons; Sri Lanka PM: there are "people on the run with explosives"

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Oversight Chair: WH stands in "open defiance" of subpoena; Trump administration minutes away from deadline to release Trump tax returns; Kushner claims investigations worse for U.S. than "couple of Facebook ads" which Mueller says; Kushner claims investigations worse for U.S. than "couple of Facebook ads" which Mueller says reached 126 million; Pelosi pushes investigations, not impeachment; 2020 candidates split on whether to impeach Trump; Sources: Biden set to announce presidential run on Thursday; Harris promises executive actions if Congress doesn't pass gun control legislation; Klobuchar says Warren's free college plan not a reality; Sanders: "even for terrible people" like Boston Marathon bomber, felons should be able to vote; Official: attack was retaliation for New Zealand shooting; Sri Lanka PM: attacks could have been prevented; ISIS claims responsibility for bombings, offers no proof; Trump to make first state visit to UK in June via Knit

Apr 23 2019

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Rank #13: Official: "not a good idea" to bring up Russian threat with Trump; Trump: "we're fighting all the subpoenas" from Dems; Biden faces tough, progressive primary challenge; Acting DHS secretary: family separations "not worth it"

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Official: feeling among WH senior staff that it's "not a good idea" to bring up Russian threat with Trump; Source: Homeland Security "kept getting the Heisman" from Bolton when they tried to meet on Russian interference; Dem candidates court women of color voters; Source: Biden moved launch to not step on "She the People"; Harris backtracks on whether felons have the right to vote; Biden will announce presidential run tomorrow; NYT: Buttigieg doubts Sanders could win general election; Kushner says he's working on "detailed" immigration plan; Russia welcomes Kim Jong Un with military greeting; Feds shift tactics to target big pharma in opioid crisis via Knit

Apr 24 2019

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Rank #14: Trump calls McCabe's actions "illegal and treasonous"; Nationwide protests Trump's national emergency; Klobuchar kicks off first campaign trip with Midwest swing

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Sen. Graham calls for investigation after McCabe interview; McCabe: Trump asked Rosenstein to put Russia probe in memo justifying firing of FBI Director James Comey ; McCabe Rosenstein offered to "wear wire" into White House; McCabe: Trump asked Rosenstein to put Russia probe in memo justifying firing of FBI Director James Comey; McCabe: Trump believed Putin over U.S. intel on N. Korea; Trump's emergency declaration faces first legal challenges ; California AG to sue Trump Admin. over emergency declaration; Trump's emergency declaration faces litany of lawsuits; New energy from progressives pushes 2020 candidates left; Republicans target leftward movement in Democratic party; Do voters want a more progressive or moderate Dem nominee?; Trump Admin warns Maduro to step aside in Venezuela; Maduro blocks shipments of U.S. aid headed for Valenzuela top Haitian officials accused of corruption as chaos erupts via Knit

Feb 18 2019

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Rank #15: Full house to vote this week on impeachment inquiry; Former WH official defies subpoena, refuses to testify; Key informant obtained ISIS leader's underwear, blood sample; Trump lauds U.S. raid on ISIS leader, says Baghdadi is "dead as a doornail"

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Full house to vote this week on impeachment inquiry; Schiff: we can infer WH position to ex-official's testimony means they think it would incriminate Trump; Pentagon: videos, phots of Baghdadi raid to be released; Picture of hero dog used in raid of ISIS leader released; Trump lauds U.S. raid on ISIS leader, says Baghdadi is "dead as a doornail"; Trump shares vivid details of raid, ISIS leader's death on TV; Pentagon official unable to confirm Trump's description of raid; Trump calls house intel committee chairman Schiff "biggest leaker" in Washington; Raid on ISIS leader puts spotlight on U.S. relationship with Kurdish forces; Pelosi knocks republicans who won't call out Trump on foreign election interference; 16 fires rage in CA, thousands evacuated, millions without power; Wildfires force 200,000 to evacuate in Northern California, nearly one million without power; via Knit

Oct 28 2019

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: Massive fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; Thursday Mueller report will be released to public, Congress; Former governor Bill Weld officially announces he is challenging President Trump for GOP nomination

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Giuliani: Trump legal team reworking "rebuttal report; Nadler: Not Mueller's job to decide obstruction, it's Congress's; Trump ramps ups attacks: "investigate the investigators!" via Knit

Apr 15 2019

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Rank #18: House votes to approve impeachment process resolution; Trump lashes out after vote moves inquiry into new phase; Top WH Russia adviser finishes closed-door testimony; Back-to-back hearing could force witnesses to testify in impeachment probe;

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No Republicans vote for impeachment process resolution; Two Dems vote No on impeachment process resolution; Trump faces new reality after first full House vote on impeachment; White House strategy in question with no team in place to counter impeachment inquiry; Sources: Majority Leader McConnell advised Trump to stop attacking Senate Republicans; CNN obtains part of top WH Russia Adviser's opening statement; Judge to decide whether Bolton aide must testify; Trump Campaign previews 2020 strategy with new ad; Homes engulfed in flames as new fires spread in California; via Knit

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #19: Trump denies NYT story that he tried to interfere in Cohen probe; Former FBI Acting Dir. McCabe: I've spoken with Mueller; Sen. Bernie Sanders launches second presidential campaign

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NYT: Trump asked acting AG to put U.S. Atty/Trump supporter in charge of Cohen investigation, despite recusal; NYT: Trump asked if U.S. Atty who supported him could take over investigation into Michael Cohen; McCabe: we had information President Trump "might be a threat" to U.S. national security; Progressive vs. moderate: what do Dem voters want?; Klobuchar won't back medicare-for-all, green new deal; Warren floats universal child care plan, paid by wealth tax; Trump attacks states challenging his national emergency via Knit

Feb 19 2019

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