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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

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CNN's chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this hourlong weekday afternoon program, which mixes Tapper's interests with headlines from around the country and the world, headlines that span politics, money, sports and popular culture. "The Lead" also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages -- buried leads -- to the forefront.

    DOW plunges nearly 900 points amid coronavirus concerns; Trump dismisses Russian inference & attacks two Supreme Court justices; Polls show Bernie Sanders in striking distance of Joe Biden in South Carolina;

    DOW plunges nearly 900 points amid coronavirus concerns; Trump dismisses Russian inference & attacks two Supreme Court justices; Polls show Bernie Sanders in striking distance of Joe Biden in South Carolina;

    Dow tumbles second day in a row amid coronavirus concerns; CDC: 57 cases of coronavirus in the U.S.; Sources: Trump privately vents over coronavirus, publicly insists everything is fine; Trump Admin asks Congress for $2.5B to combat coronavirus; Schumer calls Trump's virus response "dangerous incompetence"; Kudlow claims coronavirus is "very contained"; Bipartisan concern & outrage on coronavirus; WHO: Virus outbreak has "pandemic potential"; Trump won't say if he believes Russians interfering in 2020; Trump: I don't want help from Russia in 2020; Trump: Supreme Court justices Ginsburg & Sotomayor should recuse themselves from cases related to me; Sanders to take center stage at debate as Democratic frontrunner; Sanders defends his comments praising Fidel Castro; Democrats criticize Sanders' praise of Fidel Castro; Rivals attack Sanders' record on issues affecting black voters ahead of SC Primary; Sanders touts diverse campaign as he tries to sway black voters in SC who supported Clinton in 2016; Judge recalls Roger Stone jury as Trump attacks forewoman; Sources: Trump considering partisan ally Rep. John Ratcliffe for Intel Chief position; 

    • 38 min
    DOW drops as coronavirus cases surge outside Asia; Sanders leads Dem field in delegates after Nevada, NH wins; Sources: Trump wants only loyalists installed in key admin jobs; O'Brian claims w/no evidence Russian meddling meant to help Sanders not Trump

    DOW drops as coronavirus cases surge outside Asia; Sanders leads Dem field in delegates after Nevada, NH wins; Sources: Trump wants only loyalists installed in key admin jobs; O'Brian claims w/no evidence Russian meddling meant to help Sanders not Trump

    DOW plunges 1,000+ points on coronavirus fears; Gains in 2020 now wiped out; Italy has largest cluster of coronavirus outside Asia with 215+ cases, seven deaths; New SC poll: race narrowing, but Biden still leading; Candidates ramp up attacks on Sanders ahead of critical 9 days; Moderate Dem attacks Sanders' partial defense of Castro; Bloomberg advisor: other candidates "don't deserve to win" if they can't find courage to challenge Sanders at debate; GOP's Scott: Sanders is biggest threat to Donald Trump; Biden denies calling SC his firewall, despite saying exactly that; Sources: Trump want fewer people working for him, more loyalists; Trump adviser: Ginni Thomas leading effort to compile list of "never Trumpers"; Sources: Trump's new personnel chief warns agencies to look out for disloyal staffers; 100% of NV vote in; Sanders solidly in 1st, Biden 2nd; Source: national security advisor O'Brien's instincts may be "political", O'Brian contradicts briefing on Russian meddling; Sanders says it's "unfair" to say "everything is bad" about Cuba's Fidel Castro; FL lawmakers blast Sanders over controversial Cuba comments; Sanders skips IPAC calling the pro-Israel group a platform for "bigotry", AIPAC calls Sanders decision "shameful"; Source: U.S. cannot "ignore needs of the Palestinian people"; Weinstein guilty of criminal sex act and rape; Hervey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #metoo moment; Weinstein booked at Rikers Island, sentencing set for March 11;

    • 39 min
    Source: President's new personnel head tells agencies to look out for staffers disloyal to Trump; Bloomberg says women can be released from non-disclosure agreements; CNN examines medical docs Sanders released after heart attack;

    Source: President's new personnel head tells agencies to look out for staffers disloyal to Trump; Bloomberg says women can be released from non-disclosure agreements; CNN examines medical docs Sanders released after heart attack;

    Sources: Election security official told lawmakers Russia is looking to help Trump win in November; Source: President Trump upset he heard about intel conclusion on Russia from a House Republican; Warren slams Bloomberg as an "arrogant billionaire"; Sen. Bernie Sanders briefed by U.S. Officials that Russia is trying to help his presidential campaign; U.S. & Taliban agree to 7-day break in violence in Afghanistan;

    • 38 min
    Trump: Roger Stone has "very good chance of exoneration"; Frontrunner Sanders faces new attacks at fiery debate; Trump appoints staunch ally with no intel experience as Acting Intelligence Chief; 

    Trump: Roger Stone has "very good chance of exoneration"; Frontrunner Sanders faces new attacks at fiery debate; Trump appoints staunch ally with no intel experience as Acting Intelligence Chief; 

    Trump: Won't pardon Stone now, but "good chance of exoneration"; Bloomberg: Nominating sanders would be a "fatal error"; Contentious debate sets stage for caucuses in less than 48 hours; Sanders: I've talked with Obama multiple times in last month; Bloomberg: Trump was the "real winner" of Dem debate; Buttigieg camp on Bloomberg: "worst debate performance" ever; Members of Nevada's largest union express fear over Sanders' "Medicare for All" proposal; Trump's pick for Acting Intel Chief has history of making misogynistic, incendiary comments; U.S. Amb to Germany appointed Acting Intel Chief; WH Official: Trump became irate with Acting DNI Maguire last week before replacing him; Mulvaney admits Republicans are hypocritical on deficits;   

    • 38 min
    Sanders says he will not release more medical records; Allegations of misogynistic & sexist comments loom over Bloomberg's first debate; Source: Barr has considered resigning over Trump's involvement; The money trail behind those granted clemency by Tru

    Sanders says he will not release more medical records; Allegations of misogynistic & sexist comments loom over Bloomberg's first debate; Source: Barr has considered resigning over Trump's involvement; The money trail behind those granted clemency by Tru

    Bloomberg campaign: Sanders' aide claim that Bloomberg had heart attacks "an absolute lie"; New Sanders ad targets Biden over voter enthusiasm; Sanders, Bloomberg brace for attacks at last Democratic debate before Nevada caucuses; Biden slams Bloomberg: "he didn't endorse Barack or me when we ran"; The money trail behind those granted clemency by Trump; Rod Blagojevich on clemency: "I'm a Trump-ocrat"; Assange lawyers say WikiLeaks founder offered pardon if he denied Russia hacked the DNC, WH denies claim; China expels three Wall Street Journal reporters amid criticism of coronavirus handling

    • 38 min
    Trump commutes Rod Blagojevich's sentence and grants clemency to 10 others; Sanders takes clear lead over Dem field in new poll; Biocontainment unit used for Ebola tapped for coronavirus; WaPo: Therapy notes being used against minors in immigration co

    Trump commutes Rod Blagojevich's sentence and grants clemency to 10 others; Sanders takes clear lead over Dem field in new poll; Biocontainment unit used for Ebola tapped for coronavirus; WaPo: Therapy notes being used against minors in immigration co

    Trump: I'm actually the Chief Law Enforcement Officer; Trump commutes Blagojevich's sentence after seeing his wife argue his case on Fox; Judge to sentence Trump confidante Roger Stone Thursday as Trump demands new trial; Federal judges hold emergency meeting amid questions about DOJ; Bloomberg, Sanders trade attacks ahead of Nevada debate; Sanders campaign hits Bloomberg for supporting entitlements cuts in 2012; Experts downplay odds of coronavirus spreading in U.S. despite 73,000+ cases worldwide, no vaccine; 

    • 37 min

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