The Lead with Jake Tapper

The Lead with Jake Tapper

  • 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.
  • What is the Bluefin-21?

    Apr 08, 2014 | 4 min
    Bluefin Robotics president and CEO David Kelly explains what the Bluefin-21 does, and how it gets data.
  • MH370 'island' theory doesn't die

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    Despite little evidence, MH370 conspiracy theories continue to swirl around the island of Diego Garcia.
  • Putin keeping options open in Ukraine

    Apr 08, 2014 | 6 min
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin making sure all options are open and available to him, says Russia expert Julia Ioffe.
  • Why she's not listening to Malaysia

    Apr 08, 2014 | 6 min
    I've stopped looking at government-provided information because it's all been wrong, says Flight 370 passenger's partner.
  • Keeping 'most promising lead' alive

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    Searchers frantic to keep "most promising lead" alive. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Rubio on Bush's immigration comments

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    The flap over Jeb Bush's immigration comments "casts a light on what a difficult issue it is," says Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • Rubio on pay gap in his office

    Apr 08, 2014 | 4 min
    Sen. Marco Rubio explains why men staffers in his office average higher salaries than women.
  • Conflicting reports of hostage situation

    Apr 08, 2014 | 5 min
    There are conflicting reports of a hostage situation in Ukraine. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
  • Venezuela's 'erosion of Democratic order'

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    'Erosion of Democratic order' in Venezuela will be major problem U.S., says Sen. Marco Rubio.
  • How crash landings affect debris fields

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    CNN's Tom Foreman explains how the way the plane crashed could determine where searchers look for the debris field.
  • The evolution of the "Black Box"

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    CNN's Jake Tapper explains the black box's role in finding out what went wrong in six decades of plane accidents.
  • What affects wreckage of Flight 370

    Apr 08, 2014 | 4 min
    How the plane hit the water could affect the wreckage of Flight 370. CNN analysts Miles O'Brien and Rob McCallum discuss.
  • Rubio: This is not 'win-lose' with Putin

    Apr 08, 2014 | 4 min
    Sen. Marco Rubio talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine crisis.
  • Rubio: Russia plot to 'stir up' Ukraine

    Apr 08, 2014 | 6 min
    Sen. Marco Rubio weighs in on the crisis in Ukraine, and on 2016 prospects.
  • Rubio: Cuba using Alan Gross as a pawn

    Apr 08, 2014 | 3 min
    Alan Gross, an American imprisoned in Cuba, is "a hostage," says Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida.
  • Up to 14 planes in search for Flight 370

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    Up to 14 planes, and 14 ships are in search area for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
  • Putin too pragmatic to grab more Ukraine

    Apr 07, 2014 | 5 min
    Putin is too pragmatic to grab more of Ukraine, says former U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns.
  • Poss. detection of MH370 'miraculous'

    Apr 07, 2014 | 7 min
    Getting possible Flight 370 pinger detection was "miraculous," says U.S. Navy commander William Marks.
  • Chasing MH370's pings

    Apr 07, 2014 | 5 min
    Could pings picked up by Australian and Chinese ships be from Flight 370? Pinger and pinger detector experts weigh in.
  • Tracking Malaysian gov't's mixed messages

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    Jake Tapper tracks more than a month of mixed messages sent out by the Malaysian government in the search for MH370.
  • Ship picks up lower frequency signal

    Apr 07, 2014 | 7 min
    New pings detected by an Australian ship put the search for Flight 370 in a much more "manageable haystack," says expert.
  • Analyzing the latest frequency signals

    Apr 07, 2014 | 7 min
    Tim Taylor, Miles O'Brien, and Steve Wallace analyze the latest signals detected as the search for Flight 370 continues
  • Dash to locate ocean signal again

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    Dash to locate ocean signal, possibly from missing plane, again. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Cruz counters Bush on illegal immigration

    Apr 07, 2014 | 4 min
    Senator Ted Cruz responds to comments Jeb Bush made about illegal immigration.
  • What is Russia's endgame in Ukraine?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    Russia wants a "complete sphere of influence over Kiev," says former Defense Department official Peter Brookes.
  • Most promising lead for Flight 370?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 5 min
    Two ships detect signal that could be from missing plane's data recorders. Experts Miles O'Brien and Tim Taylor discuss.
  • Cruz: Iran nominee is a slap in the face

    Apr 07, 2014 | 4 min
    CNN's Jake Tapper talks with Senator Ted Cruz about the Fort Hood shooting and Iran's U.N. ambassador nomination.
  • Cruz: Washington elites and GOP nominee

    Apr 07, 2014 | 8 min
    Washington elites won't be effective at picking GOP nominee, says Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • More pings, more questions

    Apr 07, 2014 | 6 min
    More pings raise more questions about missing plane. Experts David Soucie and David Stupples discuss on CNN.
  • Race to locate plane's signal in ocean

    Apr 07, 2014 | 3 min
    Searchers are under the gun to locate the missing plane's signal in the Indian Ocean. CNN's René Marsh reports.
  • Families frustrated with Malaysia

    Apr 04, 2014 | 3 min
    Families of passengers and crew of MH370 growing frustrated with the Malaysian government. CNN's Joe Johns reports.
  • What meds was Ft. Hood shooter taking?

    Apr 04, 2014 | 6 min
    Why should authorities investigate medications of Fort Hood shooter? Rep. Tim Murphy, a clinical psychologist, explains.
  • 'Ambulance chasers' seek MH370 families

    Apr 04, 2014 | 3 min
    Legal analysts fear "ambulance chasers" are trying to persuade the family members of MH370 passengers to file lawsuits.
  • Cmdr: Fallen & wounded in our prayers

    Apr 04, 2014 | 3 min
    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley provides updates on the injured soldiers from the shooting at the military base at Fort Hood.
  • Soldier's sister: He's doing really well

    Apr 04, 2014 | 2 min
    CNN's Jake Tapper talks with Armetra Otis, the sister of a soldier wounded during the shooting at Fort Hood.
  • Remembering Ft. Hood victims

    Apr 04, 2014 | 2 min
    It's too late to thank Sgts. Rodriguez, Owens & Ferguson for their service. We thank their families for their sacrifice.
  • Change at Ft. Hood since 2009 shooting?

    Apr 03, 2014 | 5 min
    Attorney for Ft. Hood Victims Reed Rubinstein on CNN.
  • New ship brings renewed vows for MH370

    Apr 03, 2014 | 2 min
    With a new ship looking for new leads, Australian and Malaysian officials promise to never stop looking for MH370.
  • Milley: No indication of specific targets

    Apr 03, 2014 | 4 min
    Lieutenant General Mark Milley gives an update on a shooting that took place at Fort Hood in Texas.
  • 'Hail Mary pass' in MH370 search

    Apr 03, 2014 | 5 min
    The latest search area covered 86,000 square miles of ocean. CNN aviation analysts Jeff Wise and Miles O'Brien discuss.
  • David Letterman: I'm retiring in 2015

    Apr 03, 2014 | 3 min
    David Letterman announced during a taping of "The Late Show" that he would retire by 2015. Brian Stelter reports.
  • Doctors: Injured not out of woods yet

    Apr 03, 2014 | 5 min
    Doctors treating those injured from the shooting at Fort Hood say they still have a long road of recovery ahead.
  • 3 killed, 16 wounded in Ft. Hood rampage

    Apr 03, 2014 | 3 min
    New details emerging about what happened during the latest deadly Ft. Hood shooting. CNN's George Howell reports.
  • Iran picks hostage taker for U.N.

    Apr 02, 2014 | 3 min
    CNN's Elise Labbott reports on Iran's controversial United Nations ambassador pick.
  • Recall means long-time GM brand damage

    Apr 02, 2014 | 5 min
    GM will suffer long-lasting damage to its image because of recall, says Reuters editor and author Paul Ingrassia.
  • Malaysia Airlines pushes more security

    Apr 02, 2014 | 6 min
    After Flight 370, Malaysia Airlines emphasizes cockpit security. Aviation experts Miles O'Brien, David Soucie on CNN.
  • Iran's U.N. pick a 'slap in the face'

    Apr 02, 2014 | 5 min
    Rep. Engel says Iran should withdraw its nomination for UN ambassador, a man involved in the 1979 hostage of Americans.
  • Fmr. CIA official denies Benghazi cover-up

    Apr 02, 2014 | 2 min
    Former CIA deputy director Michael Morrell denies any cover-up, or political influence to Benghazi talking points.
  • Supreme Court lets campaign cash flow

    Apr 02, 2014 | 3 min
    Supreme Court strikes down limits on overall donations. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
  • More help on the way in plane search

    Apr 02, 2014 | 3 min
    Malaysian police say they remain focused on the pilots and anyone who had contact with Flight 370 before take off.
  • President Obama: Obamacare is working

    Apr 01, 2014 | 4 min
    President Obama praises the efforts of his administration for reaching the target of 7 million sign-ups for Obamacare.

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