The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

  • Chicago's murder rate lowest in years

    Apr 24, 2014 | 4 min
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the city's murder rate is the lowest it has been since 1965
  • Analysis: How the Kremlin views Ukraine

    Apr 24, 2014 | 8 min
    Russia's Kremlin doesn't see Ukraine as a real country, says The New Republic's Julia Ioffe.
  • Obama breaks promise on Armenia genocide

    Apr 24, 2014 | 2 min
    The President breaks a 2008 campaign promise to call 1915 slaughter in Armenia genocide. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Media and Cliven Bundy

    Apr 24, 2014 | 6 min
    CNN's Dana Bash and Brian Stelter discuss media's role in Cliven Bundy's rise to national fame.
  • GOP now running from Bundy's comments

    Apr 24, 2014 | 3 min
    GOP who initially supported rancher Cliven Bundy are now turning on him after racist remarks he made on camera surfaced.
  • MH370: Bluefin-21 search nearly complete

    Apr 24, 2014 | 3 min
    The underwater autonomous vehicle may be on its final mission in its search for Flight 370. CNN's Pamela Brown reports/
  • Outrage over 9/11 museum Islam portrayal

    Apr 23, 2014 | 6 min
    A film slated to be part of an exhibit in the 9/11 museum ignites controversy among interfaith leaders.
  • Debris will be 'scattered far and wide'

    Apr 23, 2014 | 6 min
    Debris from Flight 370 will be "scattered far and wide," says CNN analyst Rob McCallum.
  • Pope stirs Communion debate

    Apr 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Pope Francis reportedly told a woman married to a divorced man that she could receive the sacrament of Communion.
  • Ukrainian-Russian truce shattered

    Apr 23, 2014 | 5 min
    The truce between the two countries, sealed just last Thursday, is already shattered. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
  • NATO planes chase out Russian bombers

    Apr 23, 2014 | 2 min
    Russian forces found over the North Sea, near the UK, Denmark and the Netherlands. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
  • MH370 family members demands answers

    Apr 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Canceled and delayed briefings show lack of respect, says Steve Wang. His mother was on board Flight 370.
  • How'd this top Amazon's bestseller list?

    Apr 23, 2014 | 3 min
    The current number one seller on Amazon is a 700-page book about economic theory: "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."
  • Divers: There are no air pockets left

    Apr 23, 2014 | 2 min
    CNN's Kyung Lah reports that the death toll has risen above the number of missing in the South Korean ferry disaster.
  • MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found

    Apr 23, 2014 | 3 min
    Sheet metal with rivets found off Australian coast. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • See time-lapse of glaciers vanishing

    Apr 23, 2014 | 5 min
    CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.
  • 1 month after mudslide, search continues

    Apr 23, 2014 | 2 min
    One month after a deadly mudslide hit Oso, Washington, the search for missing still not over. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.
  • MH370 search teams working on 'Plan B'

    Apr 22, 2014 | 4 min
    Underwater drone on 10th mission in Indian Ocean, having found no sign of the plane so far. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • Divers feeling wirh hands for victims

    Apr 22, 2014 | 4 min
    In murky waters, divers feel for trapped passengers of South Korea ferry with their hands. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
  • See timelapse of glaciers vanishing

    Apr 22, 2014 | 4 min
    CNN's Jake Tapper talks with James Balog, a photographer who has captured evidence of what he says is global warming.
  • Where will Flight 370 search move next?

    Apr 22, 2014 | 5 min
    Where will Flight 370 search area move next? CNN analysts Rob McCallum and Mary Schiavo discuss.
  • 'Sick of being hassled by lawyers'

    Apr 22, 2014 | 3 min
    When will families of Flight 370 passengers get compensated? CNN's Richard Quest reports.
  • Lawmaker: We need to keep pressure on Russia

    Apr 22, 2014 | 7 min
    Rep. David Cicilline weighs in on ongoing Ukraine crisis.
  • More U.S. military exercises near Ukraine

    Apr 22, 2014 | 3 min
    U.S. steps up military exercises near Ukraine. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
  • What if Bluefin-21 doesn't find plane?

    Apr 21, 2014 | 5 min
    If the autonomous underwater vehicle doesn't find any wreckage in its final missions, what happens next?
  • Racing to honor her husband

    Apr 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Megan Gavin-Kirk is finishing the Boston Marathon in her husband's memory; he was killed in Afghanistan.
  • Rep.: Stronger sanctions on Russia

    Apr 21, 2014 | 5 min
    Weakening Russia's hold on energy in the region and imposing tougher sanctions will help Ukraine crisis, says Rep. Royce.
  • Brothers move on after Boston bombing

    Apr 21, 2014 | 5 min
    J.P. and Paul Norden talk about finding strength after they each lost their right legs in the Boston bombing last year.
  • MH370 search may be 're-evaluated'

    Apr 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Searchers say if they don't find any sign of MH370 soon, they will need to re-examine their tools and calculations.
  • White House: No lethal aid to Ukraine

    Apr 21, 2014 | 6 min
    Lethal aid will not make a difference in Ukraine right now, says White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes.
  • Ferry captain's ations 'akin to murder'

    Apr 21, 2014 | 3 min
    Actions of sunken ferry captain 'akin to murder', says South Korean president. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
  • 'Massive' attack on al Qaeda in Yemen

    Apr 21, 2014 | 3 min
    An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Yemen. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
  • Deadliest accident on Everest kills 12

    Apr 18, 2014 | 1 min
    An avalanche on Mount Everest killed 12 Sherpa guides, making it the most lethal event ever on the world's tallest peak.
  • Huffington: Long work days damaged life

    Apr 18, 2014 | 2 min
    Arianna Huffington joins CNN's Jake Tapper to talk about her book and how a bloody gash changed her outlook on life.
  • 'An investigation on steroids'

    Apr 18, 2014 | 5 min
    A behind-the-scenes look at the intense hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Arianna Huffington on how to 'Thrive'

    Apr 18, 2014 | 5 min
    Arianna Huffington shares tips on success, how to 'Thrive,' and weighs in on Hillary Clinton.
  • More underwater drones in MH370 search

    Apr 18, 2014 | 6 min
    How quickly could more underwater drones join Flight 370 search? Experts John Gadzinski and Van Gurley discuss on CNN.
  • Senator calls for lethal aid to Ukraine

    Apr 18, 2014 | 3 min
    Sen. Bob Corker calls for Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to Ukrainian military.
  • How South Korea ferry sank

    Apr 18, 2014 | 3 min
    The time it took the South Korea ferry to sink could be telling to investigators. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
  • More AUV's may join search for MH370

    Apr 18, 2014 | 2 min
    CNN's Pamela Brown reports that more underwater vehicles may be on the way in the search for MH370.
  • Mistakes in South Korea ferry disaster

    Apr 18, 2014 | 5 min
    So many passengers should not have been below ship in South Korea ferry disaster, says former U.S. Coast Guard official.
  • Cultural role in South Korea ferry disaster

    Apr 18, 2014 | 3 min
    South Korea's cultural values played a role in passengers staying below deck as the ferry sank. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
  • Soaring cost in search for Flight 370

    Apr 17, 2014 | 3 min
    Undersea search could cost a quarter billion dollars, official says. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
  • South Korea captain could face charges

    Apr 17, 2014 | 4 min
    Captain could face charges for abandoning ship in South Korea ferry disaster. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
  • Running out of leads in MH370 search?

    Apr 17, 2014 | 6 min
    Investigators may "regroup" in coming days. Experts David Soucie and Rob McCallum on CNN.
  • The Obama-Biden 'bromance'

    Apr 17, 2014 | 3 min
    The White Gouse is framing it as POTUS bromance, a "BROTUS," if you will. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Underwater robot 0 for 4

    Apr 17, 2014 | 3 min
    Bluefin-21 has made four dives, but found no wreckage of Flight 370. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • 'If you can't save the ship,' save passengers

    Apr 17, 2014 | 4 min
    Adm. Thad Allen (Ret.), former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, weighs in on the South Korea ferry disaster.
  • Anti-Semitic flyers are 'provocation'

    Apr 17, 2014 | 3 min
    Pro-Russian group denies connection to anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and Elise Labott report.
  • Chelsea Clinton: We're expecting!

    Apr 17, 2014 | 2 min
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton announces she is expecting her first child this year at an event in New York.
  • Anti-Semitic fliers in Ukraine denounced

    Apr 17, 2014 | 3 min
    "Chilling" anti-Semitic fliers in eastern Ukraine handed out in eastern Ukraine, says U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.
  • Militants, army face off in Ukraine

    Apr 16, 2014 | 4 min
    Militants, army face off in eastern Ukraine amid soaring tensions. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
  • MH370 passengers' families want answers

    Apr 16, 2014 | 3 min
    MH370 passengers' families release unanswered questions. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
  • Underwater MH370 moves at slow pace

    Apr 16, 2014 | 6 min
    The underwater search vehicle being used moves at a walking pace. Experts discuss setbacks and challenges.
  • Nearly 300 missing in ferry disaster

    Apr 16, 2014 | 2 min
    Teenagers faced terrifying choice in South Korean shipwreck. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
  • Terrorist group abducts Nigerian girls

    Apr 16, 2014 | 1 min
    Eight of the 129 Nigerian girls abducted by Boko Haram militants are still missing, according to the Nigerian military.
  • Expert: Russia's propaganda worse now

    Apr 16, 2014 | 5 min
    Russia's propaganda worse now than at height of Cold War, says Leon Aron, director of Russian studies at AEI.
  • Twitter co-founder: It's not about tech

    Apr 16, 2014 | 5 min
    It's "all about people, not technology," says Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, who is out with a new book, and a new app.
  • Robo-sub back in search after glitches

    Apr 16, 2014 | 3 min
    Unmanned underwater vehicle is back in the water, searching for Flight 370 after glitches. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Flight 370 cell phone mystery

    Apr 16, 2014 | 3 min
    There is a renewed focus into why Flight 370 co-pilot's cell phone was on. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • Chinese officials slam search criticism

    Apr 15, 2014 | 5 min
    Chinese officials slam Flight 370 search criticism. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.
  • Google maps annexes Crimea in Russia

    Apr 15, 2014 | 2 min
    As the crisis in Ukraine intensifies, Google maps in Russia officially annexes Crimea. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Ebola: A swift, effective, bloody killer

    Apr 15, 2014 | 4 min
    Ebola kills 112 people in West Africa, and there are new fears outbreak could go global. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
  • What can White House do in Ukraine?

    Apr 15, 2014 | 3 min
    U.S. backs Ukraine military action, but will not give "lethal aid" to Kiev's forces. CNN's Michelle Kosinski reports.
  • Honoring Jackie Robinson

    Apr 15, 2014 | 1 min
    Today, all baseball players honor the legendary baseball player and Civil Rights pioneer Jackie Robinson by donning #42.
  • Bluefin faces its limits in MH370 search

    Apr 15, 2014 | 3 min
    CNN's Tom Foreman discusses the many challenges the Bluefin-21 is facing as it attempts to search the Indian Ocean.
  • What tech could aid Flight 370 search?

    Apr 15, 2014 | 7 min
    Experts say other underwater vehicles besides the Bluefin-21 could aid in the search for Flight 370.
  • U.S. Navy tech 'ready for tasking'

    Apr 15, 2014 | 5 min
    U.S. Navy Dep. Dir. for Salvage and Diving Mike Dean says the Navy has more tech to contribute to Flight 370 search.
  • Bluefin-21 redeployed in plane search

    Apr 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Robo-sub redeployed in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Co-pilot's cell phone connected

    Apr 14, 2014 | 5 min
    U.S. Officials tell CNN Flight 370's co-pilot's cell phone was on. Experts discuss the implications.
  • Bluefin-21 begins hunt for missing plane

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 begins hunt for missing plane. CNN aviation analyst David Soucie discusses.
  • Kansas shooting 'really is terrorism'

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    The Kansas shooting being investigated as a hate crime is domestic terrorism, says Southern Poverty Law Center director.
  • Co-pilot's cell phone was on

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    U.S. officials: Flight 370's co-pilot's cell phone was on, detected by a tower near Penang. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • Russian fighter jet provokes U.S. ship

    Apr 14, 2014 | 2 min
    U.S. officials say a Russian fighter jet made a dozen low-altitude passes on the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
  • Minimal sign of Ukrainian government

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    There is no sign of a crackdown on pro-Russia protesters as Ukraine deadline passes. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
  • House members have their own tax issues

    Apr 14, 2014 | 4 min
    A CNN investigation finds that some members of the House Ways and Means Committee have had tax issues of their own.
  • 'Evil people do evil things'

    Apr 14, 2014 | 6 min
    Will Corporon lost his father and his 14-year-old nephew in the Kansas shooting being investigated as a hate crime.
  • Son of shooting victim speaks to CNN

    Apr 14, 2014 | 3 min
    Will Corporon talks to Jake Tapper about his father and nephew, who were killed at a Kansas Jewish Community Center.
  • Cameron's human touch on climate change

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Director James Cameron talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about his new documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously."
  • James Cameron tackles climate change

    Apr 11, 2014 | 5 min
    Filmmaker James Cameron's new series paints a dire picture of what's to come if climate change is ignored.
  • What if Malaysia had followed protocol?

    Apr 11, 2014 | 7 min
    If Malaysia had followed protocol, we wouldn't be looking for Flight 370 today, says CNN aviation analyst Miles O'Brien.
  • What U.S. Navy can bring to MH370 search

    Apr 11, 2014 | 4 min
    U.S. Navy deputy director for salvage and diving Mike Dean joins CNN to discuss other assets that could help the search.
  • Politician accused of arms trafficking

    Apr 11, 2014 | 1 min
    Feds say Democratic Calif. politician Leland Yee schemed to trade arms for campaign cash. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
  • Politician accused of arms trafficking

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    California State Sen. Leland Yee is accused of trading weapons for campaign donations. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
  • 'Ready for Hillary' PAC hauls in $6M

    Apr 11, 2014 | 4 min
    Brianna Keilar reports on a super PAC that's raising some serious cash for a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run.
  • Who gets to keep MH370's black boxes?

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Once Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's data recorders are found, who gets them? CNN's Joe Johns reports.
  • Report: NSA knew about 'heartbleed' bug

    Apr 11, 2014 | 2 min
    The National Security Agency actually used the encryption flaw to gather intelligence, according to Bloomberg News.
  • James Cameron on Flight 370 search

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    The deep ocean is a "very difficult regime to work in," says "Titanic" and "Abyss" director James Cameron.
  • Searching for Flight 370 underwater

    Apr 11, 2014 | 5 min
    Analysts and experts weigh in on the challenges ahead for Flight 370 search.
  • 'Very confident' black boxes detected

    Apr 11, 2014 | 3 min
    Australia's PM says searchers are "very confident" signals detected are from data recorders. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Jake Tapper's bad advice for Colbert

    Apr 10, 2014 | 3 min
    In March of 2013, Jake Tapper talked to Stephen Colbert about the poor advice this CNN anchor once gave to the comedian.
  • Anthony Bourdain on what he won't eat

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    Anthony Bourdain gives a sneak peek of the new season of "Parts Unknown," and dishes on what he won't eat.
  • Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook values privacy

    Apr 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg on how graduates can lean in, privacy at Facebook, and women in government.
  • Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton

    Apr 10, 2014 | 3 min
    Bush vs. Clinton: Who's got the sharper shoe dodging instincts?
  • Sebelius pays price for botched rollout?

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly resigning, "paying the price" for botched Obamacare rollout.
  • Search area tightens to smallest yet

    Apr 10, 2014 | 3 min
    After detecting a 5th ping potentially from plane's black boxes, search area narrows further. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Flight 370: Searchers on 'borrowed time'

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    'We're already on borrowed time' with missing plane's pinger batteries, says CNN analyst.
  • New signal narrows plane search zone

    Apr 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Searchers detect another potential ping coming from the ocean floor. Experts David Soucie and David Stupples discuss.
  • Searching in deep, unfamiliar waters

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    Investigators are searching deep, unfamiliar waters for Flight 370. Experts Jock Wishart and Miles O'Brien discuss.
  • Unsung heroes for Civil Rights bill

    Apr 10, 2014 | 2 min
    There are many unsung Republican heroes for Civil Rights bill, says author Todd Purdum.
  • Sheryl Sandberg: Not running for office

    Apr 10, 2014 | 2 min
    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks to Jake Tapper about her political aspirations and why Facebook pushes for privacy.
  • Sources: Plane flew as low as 4,000 feet

    Apr 10, 2014 | 3 min
    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flew as low as 4,000 feet, sources tell CNN. CNN's Joe Johns reports.
  • Sheryl Sandberg to graduates: 'Lean In'

    Apr 10, 2014 | 5 min
    Author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on how graduates can 'Lean In,' privacy at Facebook, and women in government.
  • Community seeks motive for stabbing

    Apr 10, 2014 | 4 min
    After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?' CNN's Pamela Brown reports.
  • House GOP vote to hold Lerner in contempt

    Apr 10, 2014 | 1 min
    House Republicans vote to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Students injured in stabbing will survive

    Apr 09, 2014 | 3 min
    Some students were critically-injured in a school stabbing attack, but doctors say they will pull through.
  • Victim: Boston bomber wasted a good life

    Apr 09, 2014 | 2 min
    Jake Tapper talks to Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman about how he has been able to heal since the attack a year ago.
  • Hribal had 'minor' social media presence

    Apr 09, 2014 | 2 min
    Jake Tapper talks to county spokesman Dan Stevens about suspect Alex Hribal and the latest on the school stabbing spree.
  • Boston survivor: It gets better every day

    Apr 09, 2014 | 6 min
    Boston bombing survivor Jeff Bauman recounts his recovery and rehabilitation in his new book, "Stronger."
  • Chasing false leads in Flight 370 search

    Apr 09, 2014 | 2 min
    After more than a month of frustration and heartache, are pings finally the breakthrough we've been waiting for?
  • Bush 41 greets Obamas

    Apr 09, 2014 | 1 min
    Why former President George H. W. Bush greeted President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama in Houston.
  • Brown: One stabbing victim 'eviscerated'

    Apr 09, 2014 | 4 min
    Pamela Brown reports on Wednesday's mass stabbing at a Penn. HS. The suspect, Alex Rival, will be charged as an adult.
  • I'm 'very confident' pings are MH370's

    Apr 09, 2014 | 4 min
    Analyst: I'm 'very confident' signals are from Flight 370's black boxes.
  • Boston survivors: Struggle made us stronger

    Apr 09, 2014 | 2 min
    Boston bombing survivor and his fiancée say their year of struggle made them stronger.
  • 2 new signals in search for Flight 370

    Apr 09, 2014 | 2 min
    Searchers warn data recorders' signals are getting weaker. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • More pings heard, but questions remain

    Apr 09, 2014 | 7 min
    The search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has narrowed, but searchers face daunting depths.
  • Pastor: Students fear life won't be same

    Apr 09, 2014 | 5 min
    Pastor Dan Hertzler speaks about counseling students in the community after a mass stabbing at a Pennsylvania school.
  • GOP asks for criminal probe of Lerner

    Apr 09, 2014 | 1 min
    Republicans ask for criminal probe of former IRS official Lois Lerner. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.
  • Witness: Stabbing suspect was a nice kid

    Apr 09, 2014 | 6 min
    Student who witnessed school stabbing saw classmates stabbed, never imagined such violence could happen at her school.
  • 20 wounded in school stabbing

    Apr 09, 2014 | 3 min
    Teenage boy wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage at his Pennsylvania high school. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

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