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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.

    The worst ever: U.S. deaths, hospitalizations at all-time high; Trump & his attorneys still falsely claiming voter fraud; Dems now back bipartisan $900 billion deal, but negotiations ongoing with GOP Senate; Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get vaccina

    The worst ever: U.S. deaths, hospitalizations at all-time high; Trump & his attorneys still falsely claiming voter fraud; Dems now back bipartisan $900 billion deal, but negotiations ongoing with GOP Senate; Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get vaccina

    CNN: WH Liaison to DOJ has been banned from building; California issues stay-at-home order linked to ICU capacity; U.S. hospitalizations surpass 100K, 911 call system at a “breaking point”; Trump won’t say if he has lost confidence in AG Barr; GOP Rep. McCarthy claims he hasn’t seen the Attorney General’s comments of no widespread election fraud; WH, State Dept. planning large holiday parties despite COVID peaks; Groups pressure Biden to fulfill promise to be build diverse team; GOP & Progressives lobby Biden Admin on cabinet picks; In 48 days, Kamala Harris will be sworn in as first black, South Asian Vice President; CNN Film: “President in waiting” Premieres Saturday at 9P ET; What’s next for Don Jr, Ivanka & Jared, Eric?

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    • 42 min
    UK approves Pfizer vaccine, first shots early next week; Moderna trial participant describes vaccine side effects; CNN: trump discussing potential pardons for his children, son-in-law; Mark Kelly sown in as Democratic Senator of Arizona; Biden facing pr

    UK approves Pfizer vaccine, first shots early next week; Moderna trial participant describes vaccine side effects; CNN: trump discussing potential pardons for his children, son-in-law; Mark Kelly sown in as Democratic Senator of Arizona; Biden facing pr

    Azar: UK Vaccine approval should give Americans even more confidence; 100 million American could be vaccinated by February per operation warp speed; First U.S. shipments of Pfizer’s vaccine; U.K. to vaccinate tens of thousands next week; Experts fear vaccine side effects could determine people from getting second dose; Top Georgia election official to Trump, Senators: Stop inspiring acts of violence with your rhetoric; Trump continues to dispute election with false claims in new video; Trump teases” Four more years: in White House; Barr appoints U.S. Attorney John Durham as Special Counsel; President Obama critiques fellow democrats for not making room for new voices in party; Trump treating veto of major defense bill if congress doesn’t revoke internet protections; Couple married 47 years dies of cover second apart

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    • 41 min
    Barr to AP: No evidence of fraud that would change election; Biden vows to build back an economy for all Americans; Average of U.S. daily cases increased by 95% during November; Hospitalizations have doubled since Nov 1 & tripled since Oct 1;

    Barr to AP: No evidence of fraud that would change election; Biden vows to build back an economy for all Americans; Average of U.S. daily cases increased by 95% during November; Hospitalizations have doubled since Nov 1 & tripled since Oct 1;

    AG Barr appoints special counsel to investigate 2016 campaign & Russia; Trump Campaign dismisses DOJ conclusion there’s no widespread election fraud; Trump Atty says his comments that top election official should be “shot” were “sarcastic” and “made in jest”; Biden promises a new stimulus deal once he takes office; Biden introduces economic team, as 12 million unemployed after Covid; Biden says he hasn’t spoken to McConnell yet; Finding parallels between Harry Truman and Pres-elect Biden; Study: Virus may have been circulating in U.S. last December; Any moment: CDC Advisers to vote on who gets vaccine first; Airlines ramp up cargo fleets for vaccine distribution; Musician and Latino activist dies from coronavirus;

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    • 42 min
    Biden, Harris receive first presidential daily brief today; Operation warp speed official: 100% of Americans who want a vaccine will have gotten one by June;

    Biden, Harris receive first presidential daily brief today; Operation warp speed official: 100% of Americans who want a vaccine will have gotten one by June;

    Trump repeats baseless, debunked election conspiracies; Biden names econ team, picks Janet Yellen for treasury secy; Biden announces all-female senior WH coms team; Arizona certifies Biden’s win, as Trump lawyers fight results; Former DHS official debunks Trump’s election fraud claims; Republicans encouraging Trump to consider attending inauguration; McConnell refuses to answer questions on Biden’s win; Who will President-Elect Biden pick for defense secretary?; Biden pick to lead OMB slammed by progressives, conservatives; NYT: Biden picks raise concerns over ties to consulting, investment firms;

     

    Moderna applying for emergency use approval from FDA for vaccine; How will vaccine distribution work?; 4.3 million new COVID cases in U.S. in November; Nearly one-third of all cases; TSA: highest number of travelers since start of pandemic; Experts fear post-holiday surge; ER doctor asks people to make sacrifices: “be a hero”; Record 93k Americans hospitalized with COVID-19; U.S. sets new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations; California sets new pandemic record for hospitalization;

     

    Exclusive: leaked Chinese documents reveal early mishandling of COVID-19; Exclusive: Chinese documents show chaotic early COVID-19 response; Iran: remote-controlled machine gun, self-detonating car used in assassination; Iran blames Israel for scientist assassinated, vows revenge; NYT report: Nike, Coca Cola among companies lobbying against bill to ban imports of products made using slave labor in China;

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    • 43 min
    Federal appeals court denies Trump campaign’s effort to challenge PA results: “the claims have no merit”; CDC committee calls for emergency meeting Dec 1 on vaccine distribution; U.S. aircraft carrier moving back into Persian Gulf for cover as tro

    Federal appeals court denies Trump campaign’s effort to challenge PA results: “the claims have no merit”; CDC committee calls for emergency meeting Dec 1 on vaccine distribution; U.S. aircraft carrier moving back into Persian Gulf for cover as tro

    Trump snaps at reporter who asked about conceding; For the first time, Trump says he will leave white house if electoral college votes for Biden; Trump won’t say if he will attend Biden’s inauguration; Trump says he’ll campaign in GA senate runoffs; Ex-election security chief: “I stand by” my statement, the election was the most secure in American history; Biden & Harris to receive first presidential daily briefing on Monday; Biden expected to announce economic team next week;

    U.S. sets record for hospitalizations for 17rth day in a row; Doctor: quarantine if you had Thanksgiving with family; Expert: there is “no zero-risk” option for travel; New survey: 51% of shoppers are nervous shopping in stores; 11 college football games canceled or postponed; FDA aiming to authorize vaccine a few weeks after Dec 10;

    Iran warns of “severe revenge” after top nuclear scientist is assassinated; Without evidence, Trump warns of fraud in Georgia races; Control of senate hinges on Georgia senate runoffs; Supreme court sides 5-4 with religious groups on COVID restrictions;

    CDC committee to vote next week on who gets vaccine first; FDA to make vaccine authorization decision in a few weeks; Managing stress and anxiety amid holidays and the pandemic; New research:37% of parents anticipate the pandemic will have negative impact on their long-term mental health; 45-year-old army reservist dies from coronavirus;

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    • 41 min
    Trump announces full pardon for Michael Flynn; Biden urges Americans to recommit to fighting pandemic; Staggering Covid numbers going into Thanksgiving

    Trump announces full pardon for Michael Flynn; Biden urges Americans to recommit to fighting pandemic; Staggering Covid numbers going into Thanksgiving

    Biden: “every decision we make matters” in fighting Covid; Biden urges unity: “we’re at war with a virus, not each other”; Trump cancels PA trip, makes baseless claims of voter fraud at GOP event on speaker phone; Trump calls into PA event with baseless election claims; Sources: pardon for Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos under discussion at White House; Trump announces full pardon for Michael Flynn; CA shatters single-day record with nearly 17-thousand cases; “This is Life” premieres Sunday at 9p & 10p ET/PT

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