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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.

    Special Edition: U.S. hit record high: 52K+ cases in one day; CDC projects 20,000 more U.S. deaths by July 25th; 11-year-old now Florida’s youngest covid-related death; Trump to attend massive July 4th event as COVID-19 cases soar; New restrictions in

    Special Edition: U.S. hit record high: 52K+ cases in one day; CDC projects 20,000 more U.S. deaths by July 25th; 11-year-old now Florida’s youngest covid-related death; Trump to attend massive July 4th event as COVID-19 cases soar; New restrictions in

    One study finds hydroxychloroquine helped coronavirus patients survive; COVID-19 cases, hospitalization rates rise in California; Growing fears holiday weekend will fuel surge in Cali cases; More California cities announce fines for face mask defiance; First U.S. clinical vaccine trial delayed; Florida leads nation in daily covid cases; another 9,488 reported today; Corpus Christi Mayor: Texans got rather relaxed with low cases for so long; Texas Republican party plans to hold in-person convention in July despite surge in COVID-19 cases; Trump to speak at Mt. Rushmore amid pandemic, culture wars and environmental risk; Trump’s Mt. Rushmore speech to focus on efforts to “tear down our history”; Bolton to Jake: WH doesn’t have a “grip” on what’s going on; WH: Trump wasn’t verbally briefed because Intel was unverified; NYT: Afghan contractor served as middleman to pay Taliban; Bolton: “I have enough scars” from bringing up Russia with Trump; As Americans grapple with racial reckoning, some are uncertain how to celebrate independence day; Trump: BLM mural outside Trump tower is a “symbol of hate”; Surgeon Gen. ignores medical experts, doesn’t advise against July 4th crowds; Infections rising in 36 states as U.S. heads into holiday weekend; States debate whether to close beaches for holiday weekend; NC sees highest single day case increase & hospitalization rate; Wilmington, NC area cases increase by 435% since June 1; 5 Americans flying by private jet denied entry to Italy; Kim Jong Un claims North Korea has no cases; calls his handling of pandemic “shining success”; Aurora, CO Police Chief fires 3 officers involved in photo reenacting chokehold of unarmed black man who died; Washington Redskins launch “through review” of team name; NASCAR driver Corey Lajoie to drive “Trump 2020” car Sunday; Source: NFL to play “black national anthem” before week 1 games; New film out today depicts deadly & heroic Afghan battle;

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Special Edition: Top GOP, Dem leaders & Intel committee heads briefed today; Bolton: I didn’t see evidence Trump read the daily brief; Study: New mutation of coronavirus is more infectious; U.S. hit record high number of cases: 50K in one day; Epstein

    Special Edition: Top GOP, Dem leaders & Intel committee heads briefed today; Bolton: I didn’t see evidence Trump read the daily brief; Study: New mutation of coronavirus is more infectious; U.S. hit record high number of cases: 50K in one day; Epstein

    NYT: Afghanistan businessman was middleman in Russian bounty scheme targeting U.S. service members; NYT: Afghan contractor served as middleman to pay Taliban; Dem Senator freezes military confirmations until Defense Secy confirms promotion for Lt. Col. Vindman; ICU manager: If you want to see Aug 1st, stay home July 4th; Herman Cain hospitalized with COVID-19; Attended Trump’s Tulsa rally; Florida sees 10k cases in one day, the highest yet; USC reverses decision to hold in-person classes in fall; Indoor businesses closed in counties where 28M Californians live; HHS: More than one vaccine could be ready next year; Moderna vaccine trial delayed until late July or early August; W.H.O. says 18 vaccines are in human trials globally; United Airlines: Very difficult to social distance on a plane; American Airlines to take new $4.75B govt bailout, says 20k employees are on payroll; Miami-Dade Police officer relieved of duty, under investigation after seen in video striking a woman; Outrage in Hong Kong on new law cracks down on dissent; As cases soar, Pence says “we’re going to keep opening up”; Fauci: U.S. never got the virus under control before reopening; People throwing “COVID Parties” with cash prize for getting infected; Trump testing Czar: Increase in cases not because of more testing; Pelosi: Trump failing in his role as Commander in Chief; Bolton: WH doesn’t have a “grip” on what’s going on; Sen. Gillibrand on Russia bounty Intel and the WH’s response; National Security Adviser: CIA briefer decided not to tell Trump “unverified: Russia bounty intel; TX Gov issues executive order requiring masks in public; Jobs report shows record 4.8M jobs added in June before spike in Covid cases; Trump: “Our economy is roaring back”; Did not mention U.S. down 14.7M jobs since February; Mnuchin: Upcoming stimulus could include school funding; Florida voter: Trump “blew it” on coronavirus; Older voters in Florida gauge Trump’s chances at reelection as Covid cases spike; GOP Officials, conservative leaders flock to “Parler” app; "Parler” brands itself as free speech space, but progressives claim they are getting booted off;

    • 1 hr 15 min
    19 states pause reopening plans as infections surge in U.S.; 37 states increase cases, 11 flat, only 2 states declining; Trump tweetstorm stirs culture wars on race, ignores coronavirus

    19 states pause reopening plans as infections surge in U.S.; 37 states increase cases, 11 flat, only 2 states declining; Trump tweetstorm stirs culture wars on race, ignores coronavirus

    CA gov. closes indoor activities for 19 counties on "watch list"; Pence meets with Arizona gov as cases surge there; U.S. sees 75% jump in daily cases from 2 weeks ago; Texas lt. gov: I don't need to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci; 37 states increase cases, 11 flat, only 2 states declining; New study: deaths from COVID-19 could actually be 28% higher; Trump calls Russia bounty allegations a "hoax" despite sources saying it was included in his daily briefing; Trump calls "black lives matter" street paintings a "symbol of hate"; Trump: election is "battle to save the heritage" of the country; Moulton: Trump's handling of Russia bounty intel "treasonous"; Pompeo: Trump is briefed when intel is "sufficiently credible"; Trump feeds into culture war on race with series of tweets; Richmond, VA mayor orders removal of Confederal statues; Comedian D.L. Hughley on his coronavirus diagnosis; GOP Gov. Kemp embarks on "wear a mask tour" around Georgia, but has not mandated masks; GOP lawmakers split from Trump, urge public to wear masks; New study: chidlren can spread COVID-19 as easily as adults

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    Special Edition: Fauci: U.S. could see 100,000 cases per day if surge continues; Official: Russia bounty intel was included in the presidential daily briefing sometime in spring; House Dems slam White House for insufficient briefing; Biden: “Trump fai

    Special Edition: Fauci: U.S. could see 100,000 cases per day if surge continues; Official: Russia bounty intel was included in the presidential daily briefing sometime in spring; House Dems slam White House for insufficient briefing; Biden: “Trump fai

    CDC Director urges younger generations to wear masks; Cases rising in 36 states; flat in 12 states; declining in only 2 states; NY, NJ, CT expand travel advisory to 8 more states; 17 states pause or change reopening plan as new cases surge; Texas bar owners sue Gov. Abbott over emergency order shutting bars back down amid surge in cases; Sources: Officials alarmed at Trump’s calls with leaders due to abusive language with allies & pandering to Putin; Fauci: “Cautiously optimistic” for vaccine by 2021; FDA to provide guidance to vaccine developers to speed up approval process; Biden: Trump should fix PPE shortage before teeing off for another round of golf; Biden: “Everyone needs to wear a mask, period”; Biden on cognitive decline: “Watch me” and “can hardly wait” to compare his capability to Trump’s; Today is the last day for PPP small business loans with no new stimulus plan from congress; PPP application process expires tonight; $134B left untapped; Fauci: New swine flu found in China not “an immediate threat”; Scientists: New swine flu found in China can infect humans; NY, NJ & CT requiring residents from 16 states to self quarantine; Fauci: States must “follow the guidelines” on reopening; Study shows home made masks are often much less effective; Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops; Intel Chief says Trump was not briefed on Russia bounty Intel; Florida reports over 6,000 new coronavirus cases amid spike; Some small-city airports barely operational as passengers stay home; Small Michigan airport averages three daily flights, 63 passengers amid Covid; Small Virginia airport cut 46 jobs as airlines moved flights to larger cities;

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Special Edition: At least 14 states pause or suspend reopening plans; Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law; WH: “no consensus” in intel community on Russian bounty report;

    Special Edition: At least 14 states pause or suspend reopening plans; Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law; WH: “no consensus” in intel community on Russian bounty report;

    46 states increase or flat in new cases, just 4 states declining; U.S. death toll tops 125,000 as cases continue to surge; CA Gov: state seeing 45% rise in positive tests over last week; Florida leads U.S. in new coronavirus cases; South Florida beaches to close July 4 weekend; Jacksonville mandates masks ahead of GOP convention; Arizona hospitals at nearly 90% capacity as cases surge; Arizona reports largest one day increase in cases amid surge; W.H.O. the pandemic “is not even close to being over”;

     

    Fauci: lack of masks, distancing are “recipe for disaster”; Fauci: Americans not wearing masks or distancing fueling surge; Shortage of contact tracers in states with cases spiking; Fauci on contact tracing: “I don’t think we’re doing very well”; Fauci: vaccine unlikely to get U.S. to herd immunity level; HHS secy: “window is closing” to get virus “under control”;

     

    Officers charged in George Floyd’s killing appear in court, trial date set; Chief Justice Roberts sides with liberal justices to block Louisiana abortion law; White House: Supreme Court abortion ruling “unfortunate”, devalues health of mother and lives of unborn children; Chief Justice Roberts has now sided with liberal justices on abortion law, immigration and LGBTQ cases

     

    Bipartisan congressional leaders demand answers from WH on Russian bounty intel; 8 GOP lawmakers briefed at WH on Russian bounties intel;  Pelosi demands intel briefing on Russian bounty reports; Source: Dems to be briefed tomorrow on Russia bounty intel; Source: Russian intel officers offered money to Taliban fighters to kill U.S., UK troops in Afghanistan; Trump denies being briefed on Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops; Sources: U.S. shared Russian bounty intel with UK last week; Trump admin asks supreme court to overturn affordable care act;

     

    5,000+ people a day being admitted to Texas hospitals; Houston mayor asks Gov. for a new “stay at home” order; Inside look at how jail hotspot is now protecting detainees; After massive early outbreak, Cook County Jail tries to keep COVID case count low; Mississippi lawmakers vote to remove confederate symbol in state flag; Mississippi becomes last state to remove any confederate symbolism in state flag; Family of confederate leader: put Mississippi’s confederate state flag in a museum; Officers hit “breaking point,” retire amid rising tension; Major U.S. cities se uptick in violence amid calls to defund police;

    • 1 hr 15 min
    U.S. reports highest single day increase in COVID-19 infections; GOP Rep. Cheney tweets #RealMenWearMasks; Houston area raises alert level citing “uncontrolled” outbreak; Local Florida lawmakers enforce mask requirements, governor refuses to make re

    U.S. reports highest single day increase in COVID-19 infections; GOP Rep. Cheney tweets #RealMenWearMasks; Houston area raises alert level citing “uncontrolled” outbreak; Local Florida lawmakers enforce mask requirements, governor refuses to make re

    32 states increasing cases; 11 flat; 7 states showing a decline; Fauci: U.S. seeing “serious problems” in some areas; San Francisco delays reopenings scheduled for Monday; Gov advises Southern CA County to reinstate stay-at-home order; Source: Schism within coronavirus task force on issue of testing; Trump puts focus on protecting statues as U.S. hits COVID peak; Houston Mayor: Infection rate tripled in last 3 months; Texas Gov. puts restrictions back in place as cases soar; Trump Admin extends funding for Texas testing sites; Moments ago: FL Gov says no mask mandate, will “trust people to make good decisions; Hollywood, Florida issues emergency order requiring masks; Florida bans alcohol consumption at bars amid COVID spike; Trump administration urges Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare amid pandemic, recession;

    • 37 min

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A great podcast

Keep up the good work Jake!

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Our Constitution

Have your White House Correspondent ask Trump to respite the “preamble” of the Constitution.

lost farm ,

Ok then

Saying is your are what you eat?? This guy must eat #hit because #hit comes out his mouth. You listen to this idiot you need help oh; stupid is as stupid does.

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