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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.

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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.

    Jan 6 committee hints at evidence of witness tampering by Trump world

    Jan 6 committee hints at evidence of witness tampering by Trump world

    MAGA media, Rudy Giuliani, and even former President Trump all trying to discredit star witness testimony that may actually reveal crimes committed in the days leading up to and on January 6th. Also, more undocumented migrant deaths linked to a tractor trailer abandoned in the hot Texas sun.



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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ex-WH aide provides first-hand account of Trump’s actions on Jan 6

    Ex-WH aide provides first-hand account of Trump’s actions on Jan 6

    Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave her testimony to the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, Capitol Hill insurrection today where she said Trump and his chief of staff were warned about violence. Hutchinson recounted a secondhand incident where Trump reached for steering wheel to turn and head to the Capitol.



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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Roe ruling unleashes fierce battle over abortion in America

    Roe ruling unleashes fierce battle over abortion in America

    In the streets, court rooms, and legislative chambers nationwide, new actions occur as abortion rights wade into a new post Roe era. Actions include peaceful demonstrations to scuffles to vandals also trying to inflame the debate. Plus, a CNN exclusive one-on-one with Vice President Kamala Harris about her take on such a pivotal decision which divides the nation.



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    • 38 min
    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    In perhaps the most consequential Supreme Court decision in decades, Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that federally protected abortion, has been overturned. CNN is live as crowds swell outside the Supreme Court.



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Update for June 23, 2022

    Update for June 23, 2022

    There is no new episode of The Lead showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.



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    • 17 sec
    Biden calls on Congress to approve 3-month gas tax holiday

    Biden calls on Congress to approve 3-month gas tax holiday

    D.C.’s new big debate is whether you should get 18 cents off a gallon of gas. President Biden calls on Congress to suspend the federal gas tax, a proposal his former boss, President Obama, once called a gimmick. Plus, key Republicans publicly defend their support for a bipartisan gun bill.



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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
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1.4K Ratings

App User 27 ,

Podcast Quality Decreased

The files have been available so late, there’s no point in listening to most of the stories. Also, the audio editing is choppy. A segment often restarts midstream. It’s happened for several episodes now.

DJinKy ,

Only opinions no facts.

Why does CNN market itself as a news organization when it fails to report the truth?

Political hacks!

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Good. But Why Is the Upload So Late?

I actually listen to this everyday and it's good. But i don't like that it takes like 4 hours at least to upload this. It's news after all. It used to be better but recently it feels like it takes a long time. Can please upload faster?

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