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.
Florida’s west coast is getting ready as Hurricane Ian closes in on the United States. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warns of catastrophic flooding and life threatening storm surge. Also, we are live near Russia’s border where thousands of Russians are trying to avoid getting dragged into Putin’s war on Ukraine. Plus, a look at a new lawsuit which challenges President Biden’s plan to cancel student loans.