The Lead with Jake Tapper
CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages —buried leads— to the forefront.
Records highs for housing and gas as Wall Street continues to dive into historic territory with economists warning of a possible recession. Plus, the U.S. secures its first batch of baby formula from Europe, but it’s not just parents who are desperate to get their hands on shipments. Then, Trevor Reed sits down with Jake to discuss his near three year detainment in Russia.
May 20, 2022
Scammers are now taking advantage of the baby formula shortage through the use of fake websites for formula as the head of the FDA is pressed on Capitol Hill today. Plus, we examine the tedious process to read the misprinted mail-in ballots that are leaving a key U.S. Senate race in limbo. Also, the CDC is now tracking multiple clusters of monkeypox that have been reported across the globe.
May 19, 2022
The Pennsylvania Senate primary results are too close to be called as the final outcome could be delayed in part by a printing error that has left about 22,000 ballots unable to be read by scanners. Plus, a dramatic sell-off on Wall Street as investors worry over inflation and a possible U.S. economic recession.
May 18, 2022
President Biden visited the site of the racist massacre in Buffalo, New York as we learn new details about the alleged gunman’s plot. Plus, it is election night in America as votes are currently being casted in several key states.
May 17, 2022
Officials say the Buffalo supermarket massacre was motivated by racism and other forms of hate. We learn new details about another threat from the suspected killer months before Saturday’s attack. Plus, Ukraine’s secret police are on a special mission to weed out Russian spies among their military and civilian population. Also, new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents dealing with the baby formula shortage.
May 16, 2022
The White House is refusing to call the baby formula shortage a crisis as the Biden administration responds after shortages have existed for months. Plus, the Kremlin is threatening to cut Russia's power supply to Finland after Finland looks to join NATO. Also, a chaotic scene unfolded as Israeli police beat mourners at the memorial procession of a slain Palestinian American journalist.
May 13, 2022
Rep. Zoe Lofgren of the January 6th committee joins to discuss the new subpoenas issued for Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans. Plus, the man who led the Pentagon during the Trump administration weighs the United State’s involvement in Ukraine as Putin’s army is pushed back. Also, American farmers are warning that food prices cold soon skyrocket even more.
May 12, 2022
Democrats bill on abortion rights goes farther than Roe v. Wade does but fails after a Senate vote. Plus, Ukrainians retake captured towns near Russia’s border as Putin’s forces make a new play in southern Ukraine. Also, a woman’s lacrosse team from a historically black college said it was racially profiled during a stop in Georgia. The case is now catching the attention of Capitol Hill.
May 11, 2022
President Biden says the U.S. economy went from on the mend to on the move but in what direction? Gas prices hit a record high and are on track to go even higher. Plus, Putin is now targeting the port city of Odesa with hypersonic missiles. Also, as the water drops at America’s largest reservoir, human remains continue to be found with possible mafia connections.
May 10, 2022
Putin used Russia’s World War II commemoration parade to defend his invasion of Ukraine and slaughter of civilians while his forces are accused of dropping a bomb on a school killing dozens. Also, analysts say to get ready for gas prices to skyrocket further in coming days as economic turbulence continues for the stock market.
May 9, 2022