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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

Trump pushing lies, exaggerations on the campaign trail; Trump claims "unknown Middle Easterners" have joined migrant caravan, but offers no proof; Trump to campaign for Sen. Ted Cruz tonight; Turkish source: Saudis used body double to cover up murder

10/22/2018
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Trump's claim of jobs from Saudi deals keeps growing; Trump makes migrant caravan new midterm flashpoint; Sen. Flake: the way Trump uses immigration "not helpful"; Trump ramps up rallies in effort to keep GOP control; Trump on Cruz: no longer Lyin' Ted, now "beautiful Ted"; Pelosi: if election today, Democrats could win House; Trump: "not satisfied with what I've heard" on journalist's death; Kushner: I see "deception" everyday in Washington and Mideast; Sen. Graham: Crown Prince is "done to...

Duration:00:48:38

Trump hones rallying cry, ramps up immigration rhetoric; Sources: Turks immediately suspected journalist was killed; GOP group targets Dem candidates with racially-charged ads; Russian national charged with interfering in 2018 midterms

10/19/2018
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Trump's new slogan: GOP creates jobs, Dems create mobs; Trump ramps up immigration fight in final midterm push; Final push: Trump plans four rallies in next five days; 11 Dems demand disclosure of Trump-Saudi business ties; Trump says answers soon on Saudi Arabia; Trump praises GOP rep who attacked reporter as "my guy"; GOP group targets Dem candidates with racially-charged ads; Haley speech fuels speculation about her political future via Knit

Duration:00:48:06

NYT: Saudi Arabia considering blaming top intelligence official close to crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman; CNN: Bolton & Kelly get into shouting match in West Wing; WH prepares for post-election brawls if DEMS win house

10/18/2018
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Saudis need more time to investigate likely murder; Trump: "certainly looks" like Khashoggi dead; Biden hopes Dems don't impeach Trump right away; McConnell: GOP may try Obamacare repeal again after midterms; Dem. Senator touts support for GOP proposals in new ad; New poll shows deadlocked senate race in Tennessee; Dems: emails show Trump nixed FBI HQ relocation to protect business interest; Trump may have put business interests ahead of taxpayer $; ProPublica: The Trumps repeatedly mislead...

Duration:00:49:04

Grisly new details of Saudi journalist's alleged murder; Trump denies giving cover to Saudis in journalist's disappearance; Cohen meets prosecutors probing Trump's business, charity; O'Rourke uses Trump's nickname, calls Cruz "Lyin' Ted"

10/17/2018
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Sources: Kushner role limited, but still involved, due to fear of backlash over relationship with Saudi Crown Prince; Pompeo: Saudis didn't talk facts on journalist's disappearance; Bloomberg: Dep. AG Rosenstein pushing Mueller to wrap up probe; Source: Michael Cohen willing to campaign against Trump for Dems; From insults to endorsements, how Cruz is embracing Trump; Trump says he won't accept blame if GOP loses House; Sgt. Major Canley awarded Medal of Honor for Vietnam service; Canley...

Duration:00:48:59

Trump reiterates Saudi denial on missing reporters; Saudi Arabia's financial influence on American politics; Trump, Stormy Daniels in Twitter spat over lawsuit dismissal; CNN poll: Cruz leads O'Rourke by 7 points in Texas

10/16/2018
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Pompeo all smiles in meeting with Saudi King & Crown Prince; Senior Trump Adviser: President's response to Saudis may be "most consequential decision of his presidency"; Sen. Warner: Saudi story is constantly changing; Warner: Saudi Crown Prince showing authoritarian pattern; Sen. Warner: behavior of Saudis doesn't inspire confidence; Pres. Trump needs to speak out more strongly on Saudis; Sen. Warner: Saudis' bad behavior should not be permitted; Two DC lobbying firms cut ties with Saudi...

Duration:00:49:40

Sources: Saudi gov't preparing to admit journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed in interrogation gone wrong; Sen. Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test showing "strong evidence" of Native American ancestry; Trump doubts Mattis, says he doesn't trust everyone in WH

10/15/2018
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Trump: journalist must be victim of "rouge killers"; Trump: Putin probably involved in poisonings, but not in U.S.; Trump defends "love" for Kim Jong Un, despite atrocities; Poll: Biden leads field of potentially 2020 Dem nominees; Hillary Clinton: Bill's affair with Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power; Trump doubts Mattis, says he doesn't trust everyone in WH; Trump says "show me the scientists" as he guts EPA via Knit

Duration:00:49:37

Source: Turkey claims to have audio, video of reporter's murder; At least 13 killed, 7 states dealing with storm aftermath; Georgia's GOP candidate for governor sued, accused of suppressing minority voters

10/12/2018
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Turkey releases U.S. pastor after two years; Saudis deny involvement in reporter's disappearance; Sen. Corker: I've read the intel reports on journalist's disappearance; Sen. Corker: I do believe Saudi gov't murdered journalist; Lawmakers demand Trump admin reveal what they knew and when regarding threats to reporter's life; Sen. Graham: if Saudis killed reporter it's a "game changer"; At least 13 killed, 7 states dealing with storm aftermath; Georgia's GOP candidate for gov. sued, accused...

Duration:00:48:08

Another market meltdown stuns stocks; Six dead after Hurricane Michael lashes southeast; Congress demands probe of Saudi role in reporter's disappearance; Trump, Kanye West meet at White House in surreal scene

10/11/2018
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DOW plunges 1,000+ points in 2 days; Sources: after months of negotiating, Mueller gives questions to Trump; Trump lawyers preparing answers; Turkish officials: Saudi gov't executed Wash Post reporter; Trump: U.S. should not suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia; Trump in 2015: I love the Saudis, they buy apartments from me; Saudi Arabia denies any role in journalist's disappearance; Kanye West, president has to be the "freshest and flyest"; Conservative commentator: Trump exploited Kanye West;...

Duration:00:48:40

Hurricane Michael thrashes Florida with 155 mph winds, near Category 5

10/10/2018
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Hurricane Michael thrashes Florida with 155 mph winds, near Category 5 via Knit

Duration:00:48:13

Trump makes remarks on Ambassador Haley, Ivanka, Kanye; Rep. Sanford: timing of Haley's resignation "smells funny"; Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida Panhandle; Kavanaugh hears first cases as a Supreme Court Justice

10/9/2018
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Trump makes new remarks at White House on Haley's departure; Trump: "Ivanka would be dynamite" at U.N., but Trump mentions concerns of nepotism; Trump: Sen. Graham "really stepped up" in last few weeks; Trump: "we have many names" who could replace Haley; Rep. Sanford on Ivanka as U.N. Ambassador "are you kidding me"; Hurricane Michael expected to hit Florida tomorrow as Cat 3; Florida candidates adjust campaign plans as hurricane nears; DeSantis ad attacks Gillum on leadership during past...

Duration:00:51:09

New CNN poll: Trump approval rating slightly up at 41%; McConnell flips, now open to confirming supreme court nominee in presidential election year; Trump to host swearing in ceremony for Kavanaugh; Police: investigators have recovered limo's "black box"

10/8/2018
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New CNN poll: 51% oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation; New CNN poll: 52% believe women, 38% believe Kavanaugh; Poll: majority disapprove of how Dems, GOP handled Kavanaugh; New CNN poll: Trump approval rating slightly up at 41%; Trump: "I have a very good relationship" with Rosenstein; Trump: Democrats "tortured" Kavanaugh and his family; Trump: no plans to fire Deputy AG Rosenstein; 2020 Dem presidential hopefuls step up campaigning in key states; Booker: I'm a voice for love and "bringing...

Duration:00:47:36

Key Senators Manchin, Collins to vote yes on Kavanaugh; Kavanaugh has votes to be confirmed to Supreme Court

10/5/2018
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Key Senators Manchin, Collins to vote yes on Kavanaugh; Kavanaugh has votes to be confirmed to Supreme Court via Knit

Duration:00:48:32

Anti-Kavanaugh protesters fill Senate office building; Republicans cast FBI report on Kavanaugh as "thorough", Democrats call it "incomplete"; Key GOP Sen. Collins returns to review FBI report

10/4/2018
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Two key senators express confidence in FBI probe; GOP says report was thorough, DEMS disagree; Key red state Dems Heitkamp: no on Kavanaugh; Senators read FBI report as final vote on Kavanaugh looms; Feinstein, Dems slam "incomplete" FBI probe of Kavanaugh; FBI reached out to 10 people, interviewed nine; Undecided Dems Manchin won't say which way he's leaning; Right now: Manchin noncommittal, Collins reviewing FBI report; DOJ charges 7 Russians in hacking scheme as Pence warns China is...

Duration:00:48:55

Trump goes after Kavanaugh accuser as Senate waits for FBI report and looming vote on nominee; Sources: FBI hasn't interviewed Kavanaugh or Ford; Democrats renew calls to study Trump tax returns after NYT report that he helped his family dodged taxes

10/3/2018
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Key GOP Senators "appalled" at Trump mocking Ford; Corker: FBI report on Kavanaugh to be released as soon as today; WH defends Trump's attack on Kavanaugh accuser; NYT: Kavanaugh called himself "Bart" in 1983 letter, refused to own nickname referenced at hearing; Suspect in custody for sending letters to Trump & Pentagon officials that initially tested positive for ricin; Democrats renew calls to study Trump tax returns after NYT report that he helped his family dodged taxes; WH slams...

Duration:00:48:51

Trump: not acceptable if Kavanaugh lied in testimony; FBI completes interview with Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge; NYT: Trump made millions by helping his family dodge taxes

10/2/2018
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Kavanaugh denied being "aggressive" or "sloppy drunk"; Graham in 1999: couldn't send judge back to court after lying; Trump uses Kavanaugh delay as GOP rallying cry; Kavanaugh's fate down to key Senators waiting on FBI report; McConnell: FBI report on Kavanaugh will not be made public; NYT: Trump raked in millions from dad's empire & dodged taxes; NYT: Trump was a millionaire by age 8 due to father's empire; Kerry on Kavanaugh confirmation: "the fix is in"; Kerry under fire from Trump Admin....

Duration:00:49:24

Focus turns to truthfulness of Kavanaugh on drinking; Trump: Kavanaugh had "difficulty" with drinking as young man; White House: FBI not limited in background investigation

10/1/2018
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McConnell on probe: Democrats moving the goal posts; Former Yale classmate: Kavanaugh lied to Senate about drinking; Trump: Kavanaugh "strong" on the fact that he drank a lot; Trump: want comprehensive but quick probe; Trump: Kavanaugh vocal on how much he likes beer; Trump attacks Democratic Senators when asked about Judge Kavanaugh's drinking habits; Trump: "what a mess I'd be" if I drank alcohol; Source: Key GOP Senators called WH to ensure thorough probe; Mitchell: "reasonable...

Duration:00:49:52

Supreme Court nominee testifies on assault accusations; Kavanaugh: "I've never sexually assaulted anyone"; Senators question Kavanaugh on assault accusations; Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Kavanaugh

9/27/2018
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Rachel Mitchell, Deputy County Atty., Maricopa County Arizona questions Kavanaugh; Sen. Dianne Feinstein questions Kavanaugh on assault accusations; Kavanaugh denies Professor Ford allegations; Kavanaugh questioned on personal calendar; 15-minute recess; Sen. Patrick Leahy questions Kavanaugh on assault accusations and high school yearbook page expert; Sen. Dick Durbin questions Kavanaugh on assault accusations; Sen. Dick Durbin puts on the table suspending hearing for FBI investigation;...

Duration:00:46:17

Explosive new allegations against Supreme Court nominee; Third accuser: Kavanaugh & others used drugs, alcohol to take advantage of girls at parties; Source: Trump more worried, taking charge of Kavanaugh defense

9/26/2018
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Swetnick alleges she saw Kavanaugh at parties where women were gang-raped; Schumer calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw; Grassley says no delay of tomorrow's hearing with Ford; Source: prosecutor Rachel Mitchell preparing "all day" with committee lawyers ahead of tomorrow's hearing; Any moment: Trump's news conference; via Knit

Duration:00:43:38

New Kavanaugh accusation a democratic "con game"; Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday, fate of Russia probe in question; "America's dad" sentenced 3-10 years for sexual assault

9/25/2018
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Key GOP senator: FBI probe of Kavanaugh would clear up questions; Trump, Kavanaugh go on offense ahead of Ford hearing; WH: open to 2nd Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez testifying; Kavanaugh: I've never done anything like this; Senate GOP hires outside counsel to question Ford Thursday; Sources: Rosenstein replacement was discussed; Trump's GOP allies for Rod Rosenstein to testify; GOP Sen. Collins: firing Rosenstein a "red line"; Sanders: Pres. Trump angered by Justice Dept. actions; "We believe...

Duration:00:46:07