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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.
- Ahmaud Arbery Killing: All Three Men Guilty Of MurderThe jury has arrived at their verdict for the three men involved in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery: guilty. Crowds gathered outside the courthouse chanting Arbery's name, saying, "We've got justice." There were screams of relief and yelling when the first verdict was read. A survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation states holiday meals will cost 14% more this year due to more Americans expected to cook at home as well as economic disruptions.Nov 24, 2021
- "Unite The Right" Organizers Liable For $26 MillionA jury has awarded more than $26 million in damages after finding the White nationalists who organized and participated in a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, liable on a state conspiracy claim and other claims. The jury in the murder trial of Ahmaud Arbery began deliberating today on the charges facing Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their co-defendant William "Roddie" Bryan Jr.Nov 23, 2021
- Defense Gives Closing Arguments In Ahmaud Arbery Murder TrialThe defense delivered their final arguments today in the trial of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr., the three men charged with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Defense attorney Jason Sheffield filed for a mistrial over protests outside the courthouse.
The suspect in Sunday's fatal parade incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been identified at Darrell Brooks. Five people were killed and more than 40 were injured when a vehicle drove into a Christmas parad...Show moree Sunday afternoon, city officials said.
Nov 22, 2021
- Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty On All CountsThe jury handed in their verdict today in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial: not guilty on all five counts. President Biden later commented that he stands by the verdict and that he believes the United States jury system works.
The House passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion Build Back Better Act which would expand social services for Americans, work to mitigate the climate crisis, and increase access to health care and aid to families and children. Today’s House vote marks a major victory for Dem...Show moreocrats even as the legislation faces a tough road in the Senate.Nov 19, 2021
- Defense Rests In Ahmaud Arbery TrialThe man who shot unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery took the stand today as prosecutors tried to punch holes in his story. Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan Jr. face charges including malice and felony murder in the death of Arbery.
New revelations are sparking scrutiny over a controversial document known as the Steele Dossier nearly five years after it first made headlines. Written by a retired British spy, the dossier claimed Donald Trump and hi...Show mores campaign had ties to Russia. Now, we know the dossier got a lot wrong.
Nov 18, 2021
- House Censures GOP Rep. Gosar Over Violent VideoLawmakers on Capitol Hill passed a censure resolution largely along party lines for Republican congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona after he posted an anime video depicting him kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and attack President Biden. This will be the first time in more than ten years the House has taken this most severe form of punishment. Now, Gosar will be removed of his committee assignments.Nov 17, 2021
- Build Back Better Faces HurdlesPresident Biden wraps up the first stop of his infrastructure bill road tour in New Hampshire selling his legislative accomplishment. Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Rep. Pramila Jayapal joins to discuss how the infrastructure law will impact public transit and how Biden’s Build Back Better act will affect childcare, drug costs, and more. With the independent Congressional Budget Office yet to provide an official scoring of the bill, some moderate votes are still uncertain.
...Show moreNov 16, 2021
- Defense Delivers Closing Argument In Rittenhouse TrialCNN airs the closing arguments of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial live on the final day before the jury begins deliberations. The defense argued Kyle acted in self-defense, was not looking for trouble, and that his actions are protected under Wisconsin law. President Biden signs his $1.2 trillion infrastructure package at the South Lawn of the White House with congressional members of both parties in attendance.Nov 15, 2021
- Grand Jury Indicts Steve BannonA federal grand jury has indicted former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon for contempt of Congress, the Justice Department announced Friday. Bannon faces two charges: one count related to his refusal to appear for a deposition and another related to his refusal to produce documents. Bannon’s charges may push other Trump allies to appear before the January 6th committee to avoid similar charges.Nov 12, 2021
- White House Says Inflation Not TemporaryThe White House announced that recent inflation is not temporary and will likely continue through the start of 2022. With the cost of gas, food, and some commercial items continuing to inflate, passing the social safety net legislation may prove more difficult with moderate senators expressing economic concerns.
The trial of three men charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery began today in Glynn County, Georgia. Arbery was on a jog when the men pursued him to conduct a citizen's arrest. The pu...Show morersuit was recorded on one of the defendant’s cellphone.
Nov 11, 2021