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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.

The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
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The Lead with Jake Tapper will draw not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seek to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines will come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.

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Episodes

In tit-for-tat, Trump cancels Pelosi's overseas trip after she asks him to delay State of the Union address; WH official: Trump canceling Pelosi's trip is "retaliation"; Giuliani changes his defense of Trump, again

1/17/2019
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Trump denies military aircraft for Pelosi's war zone trip, calling it a "public relations event" and blaming shutdown; Trump denies military aircraft overseas Pelosi trip after she urges him to move State of the Union address; Trump writes letter to Pelosi: I'm canceling your trip; Recent polls show voters blame Trump, not Dems for shutdown; Dem leaders react after Trump cancels Pelosi's overseas trip; Democrats call out Giuliani's evolution in "no collusion"; Giuliani: I did not intend to...

Duration:00:45:05

Pelosi to Trump: delay State of the Union or deliver in writing; WH adviser: shutdown's economic damage "worse" than predicted; 4 Americans killed in Syria suicide attack; Sen. Gillibrand joins already-crowded Democratic field

1/16/2019
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National Parks can't prep for busy season due to shutdown; Economic analysts: shutdown impact may be too pricey to fix; 46,000 IRS workers called back, forced to work without pay; Gov't deems furloughed workers "essential" to soften impact; US officials say no plans to reverse Syria decision; Sen. Gillibrand joins already-crowded Democratic field; Sen. Brown says he's "ideally suited" to win in Midwest; O'Rourke criticizes Trump immigration policies, but gives few answers on how to fix them;...

Duration:00:45:07

Confirmation hearing underway for AG nominee William Barr; House votes to disapprove of Rep. King following racist comments; Moderate Dems spurn Trump's attempt to try to flip them

1/15/2019
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Barr: "vitally important" that Mueller complete his investigation; Barr breaks with Trump: Mueller probe not a "witch hunt"; Trump acting AG to appear before house judiciary next month; House votes to disapprove of Rep. King following racist comments; Sources: Kristen Gillibrand to enter 2020 Presidential race; Dem: is Trump trying to solve shutdown or get photo op?; What will be shutdown tipping point for Washington?; Trump tries to buck the blame of shutdown in tweet storm; NYT: Trump...

Duration:00:45:03

Source: FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia; Trump's economic adviser compares shutdown to vacation; Suspect in Jayme Closs kidnapping makes court appearance; McConnell: King's comment "unworthy" of his position

1/14/2019
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President Trump denies he's working for Russia, hiding details of his conversations with Putin; Wash Post: Trump concealed details of talks with Putin; Source: Trump won't budge "even an inch" in wall fight; McConnell: King's comment "unworthy" of his position; Trump: "I haven't been following" Rep. King racism drama; Trump quotes Buchanan's white nationalist case for border via Knit

Duration:00:49:02

Today marks longest-ever shutdown as some federal workers paid $0; McConnell left DC with shutdown on track to become longest ever; Republicans condemn Rep. Steve King's offensive comments; Missing teen found alive, turns up "like a ghost"

1/11/2019
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GOP Sen. Murkowski: "I'm frustrated" Senators left Washington without negotiating deal to re-open govt.; DC's deadlock hits UT town with 5K furloughed fed. workers; Federal workers turning to loans, food banks, unemployment offices for help during shutdown; Rep. King may face censure after new racist remark; Group that backed Ocasio-Cortez targets TX Dem Rep. Cuellar; U.S. military begins removing military equipment; Missing 13-year-old girl Jayme Closs found alive in Wisconsin; Sheriff:...

Duration:00:45:19

Breaking News: Trump's Ex- Attorney Cohen to testify publicly before congress; Mueller Interviewed Trump pollster and Manafort associate; Dems questioning Minuchin on easing of Russian sanctions; WH staffing up legal team, ready to fight release of Muelle

1/10/2019
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Breaking News: Trump's Ex- Attorney Cohen to testify publicly before congress; Mueller Interviewed Trump pollster and Manafort associate; Dems questioning Minuchin on easing of Russian sanctions; White House staffing up legal team, ready to fight release of Mueller RPT; Trump won't say whether Mueller report should be public; Trump: didn't know Manafort passed campaign polling to Russian; Trump makes trip to border, says he will " almost definitely" declare national emergency"; White House...

Duration:00:42:34

Trump walks out of shutdown, talks, calls them "total waste of time"; Sen. Harris: shutdown is crisis of Trump's own making; New Manafort revelations hint at collusion with Russia

1/9/2019
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Trump: "I said bye-bye" to Dem leaders when they refused wall; McCarthy calls Democrats' behavior during talks "embarrassing"; Trump today: "I didn't want this fight"; Trump in December: "I am proud to shut down the government"; Mueller claims Manafort fed information to Russian with Intel ties; Sen. Kamala Harris talks possible 2020 run, crowded Dem field; Sen. Warner: Manafort sharing info with Russian is "closest we've seen" to collusion; GOP Sen: Manafort sharing info with Russia isn't...

Duration:00:46:23

Trump to appeal for wall in prime-time address tonight; Is there actually a "crisis on the border" as Trump claims?; Manafort team: he didn't "intentionally" mislead Mueller

1/8/2019
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Pence makes misleading claim about terrorists entering U.S.; Trump to sell border wall in prime-time speech; faces questions about facts on border; Pelosi, Schumer to deliver Dem response to Trump speech; Pence dispatched on Capitol Hill to stop Republican defectors on border wall funding; McConnell in 2014: remember me? I get us out of shutdowns; GOP launches website to push "facts" on border; CNN obtains email from high-ranking TSA officials warning about disciplinary action for sick...

Duration:00:46:06

Trump to give speech, travel to border to make his case; National Security Adviser Bolton contradicts Trump on Syria; Source: Biden to make 2020 decision in coming weeks

1/7/2019
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Trump: "may declare national emergency" to build wall; Sources: Allies warn Trump his immigration argument isn't resonating; Still no clear solution as Trump plans primetime speech; Sources: allies warn Trump his immigration argument isn't resonating; Nadler: "I expect the President to lie to the American people"; Trump: "I can relate" to furloughed, unpaid federal workers; Bolton: U.S. to stay in Syria until allies' defense "assured"; Trump: "I never said" we'd leave Syria quickly; Trump...

Duration:00:46:38

Dow surges on surprisingly strong jobs report; Sources: mass sickouts among TSA workers since shutdown; Partial govt. shutdown enters 14th day, no deal in sight

1/4/2019
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Trump: considering national emergency powers to build wall; Trump: could build wall without congress by declaring a national emergency; Trump: "proud of what I'm doing" with shutdown, border; Democrats: shutdown must end before talks on border wall; Trump says wall can be steel, despite campaigning on concrete; Some Republicans ready to re-open govt. without border wall funding; CNN Poll: majority of Americans oppose border wall; GOP Rep. King: Trump shouldn't listen to conservative caucus;...

Duration:00:46:12

Dow takes dive, continues slide from 2018; White House holds surprise briefing, first of 2019; Trump makes first briefing room appearance

1/3/2019
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Trump faces fierce opposition, new probes as Dems take house; Pelosi notes legislative branch "co-equal to the presidency"; House Dems to launch investigations of Trump administration; Pelosi quotes, praises former President Reagan & H.W. Bush; Pelosi doesn't rule out pursuing Trump impeachment; Pelosi: "open question" whether sitting pres. can be indicted; Rep. Nadler introduces Mueller protection bill; Trump makes surprise appearance in first briefing of 2019; Trump makes surprise...

Duration:00:53:28

Trump stands by $5B wall demand ahead of meeting with Dems; Romney responds to Trump's call for him to be "team player"; Incoming Sen. Mitt Romney hits Trump in scathing op-ed

1/2/2019
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Romney: haven't decided who I'm endorsing in 2020; Romney: country is as divided as I've ever seen it; Romney: I would vote for border wall; Romney: Trump's comments on Charlottesville, Roy Moore, attacks on media concerning; Sources: Pentagon told Trump 120 days is minimum time needed to "not get everyone killed" via Knit

Duration:00:42:39

Family Demands to Know Why American Detained in Moscow; Dems Vote Thursday on a Plan to Reopen the Government; Democrats to Take Control of the House on Thursday; Kim Jong Un Pledges Denuclearization, Warns U.S. on Sanctions; Dad Pleads for Help Finding D

1/1/2019
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BLOCK A Family Demands to Know Why American Detained in Moscow; Brother of Detained American: We are Deeply Concerned; Russia Detains U.S. Citizen, Accuses Him of Spying; Family of American Detained in Russia Insists He is not a Spy; Retired U.S. Marine Accused of Spying by Russia; Trump Slams Democrats for not Allocating Border Wall Money; Dems Vote Thursday on a Plan to Reopen the Government; Federal Employees Union Sues Government over Lack of Pay; Dems Prepare to Control House, Tackle...

Duration:00:36:44

Trump responds to Kelly: "concrete wall never abandoned"; Mattis takes perceived dig at Trump in goodbye letter to troops; Sen. Warren: "I'm in this fight all the way"

12/31/2018
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Partial govt. shutdown enters tenth day; Kelly: Pres. Trump's wall is actually not a "wall"; Sources: Trump refusing to budge on wall funding; CNN: House Dems to vote on govt. funding bill Thursday; Trump defends eventual troop withdrawal from Syria; Graham: Trump thinking about best course in Syria; Military tweets unusual New Year's Eve message saying U.S. ready to drop bombs; Sen. Warren announces she's exploring a presidential run; Warren defends DNA test: "I put it all out there"; Dow...

Duration:00:42:20

Trump threatens to close southern border "entirely"; Gov't shutdown threatens to drag on well into 2019; Suspected cop killer arrested after two-day manhunt; Wife of Justice Thomas stirs debate with far-right rhetoric

12/28/2018
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Trump sparks fear of migrant caravan from Honduras; Editorial: border funding for DACA fix a good deal; Trump: Dem oversight in 2019 amounts to "harassment!"; Sen. Donnelly: Republicans concerned about Trump's judgement; Who gives Democrats the best chance for a 2020 victory?; Suspected cop killer arrested after two-day manhunt; House Dems on hiring spree for lawyers, investigating staff; Russian company claims nude photo is part of data collected in Mueller investigation; "Love, Gilda" airs...

Duration:00:42:27

No sign of deal to end shutdown as Congress returns; Mother of migrant boy anxiously waiting for remains of son; Whiplash on Wall Street after day of ups & downs; Putin claims new missile can avoid U.S. detection systems

12/27/2018
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Dow bounces back from 600-point plunge; Wild swings on Wall Street as Dow climbs after plunge; Trump claims Democratic workers more impact by shutdown without any evidence; Trump falsely claims he got U.S. troops 10% pay raise; WH: Trump does not want gov't to stay closed, but he will not sign a deal without border wall funding; Will conservatives accept deal on dreamers for border money?; Meadows: it could be a long shutdown; More migrants released, dropped off at bus station; Wash Post:...

Duration:00:42:37

Trump defends decision to pull out of Syria during Iraq visit; Trump: no plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq; Trump: shutdown won't end until border wall is funded; Autopsy underway on migrant 8-year-old boy who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve

12/26/2018
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Dow closes up over 1,000 after Christmas Eve slide; Trump: shutdown won't end until border wall is funded; DHS orders medical screenings on all migrant children in custody after 8-year-boy's death; Migrants dropped off at bus station, free to go wherever; Emergency meeting called in NJ district where referee forced wrestler to cut his dreads via Knit

Duration:00:45:38

Trump: Gov't will stay shut down until money secured for wall; Sources: some officials long frustrated with Defense Secretary; Death toll rises to 400+ after tsunami strikes without warning; Top 8 media stories of 2018

12/25/2018
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Trump on incoming Democrats' attempt at oversight: "it's probably presidential harassment and we know how to handle that"; Trump on the wall: "it's going to be built, hopefully rapidly"; Sources: some officials long frustrated with Defense Secretary; Sources: decision-making process has "basically stopped working"; 8-year-old Guatemalan child held by border patrol dies; Death toll rises to 400+ after tsunami strikes without warning; Spacey assault charges revealed as he posts bizarre video;...

Duration:00:40:54

800,000 federal employees impacted by gov't shutdown; Markets sink as Trump continues attack on Fed; Several Dems consider presidential run over holidays; At least 373 dead, dozens missing in Indonesia

12/24/2018
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Dem leaders: Trump is "plunging the country into chaos"; Trump, Dems refuse to budge on gov't shutdown; Stocks close sharply lower after Trump unleashes on fed; Source: Trump making national security decisions "on a whim"; Mnuchin's attempt to calm markets leave CEOs "totally baffled"; Trump forces Defense Secretary Mattis out two months early; At least 373 dead, dozens missing in Indonesia via Knit

Duration:00:45:18

Bipartisan anxiety as Defense Secretary Gen. Mattis resigns in protest, Trump orders troop withdrawals & forces likely government shutdown; Supreme Court upholds block on Trump's asylum ban; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed

12/21/2018
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Pence, Kushner & Mulvaney now meeting in VP's Senate office after closed door meeting with Schumer; Incoming chief of staff called Trump's push for border wall "simplistic" and "absurd" in 2015; Mattis rebukes Trump's world views in resignation letter; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has cancerous nodules removed; Any moment: McConnell & Schumer to announce possible way forward to avoid gov't shutdown; Whitaker rejects DOJ recommendation to recuse himself from Mueller probe via Knit

Duration:00:46:40