THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER
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May 21, 2013
Oklahoma Tornadoes; Several School Children Among the Dead; Medical Center "Flattened" in Storm
Two Powerful Twisters, One Familiar Path; Strength In The Face Of Loss; "Sticking It Out"
May 20, 2013
Tornado Hits Moore, Oklahoma
Interview With Red Cross Worker In Oklahoma; First Pictures Of Damage From "Mile Wide" Twister
May 17, 2013
Interview With Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan; NRA Pushing to Recall Lawmaker; Interview with Colorado State Senator John Morse; Packers Fans: Must See TV?
Will Google's E-Commerce Erase Paypal?; Apple Losing Its Cool?; Bad Press, Worse Metaphors; "Fleeting Issues"; Will The Scandals Stick?; Mystery Of The $1 Million Jewelry Heist; Mayor's Crack Scandal
May 16, 2013
Terror Suspects Lost; A Laundry List of Scandals; Beckham Kicks Soccer to the Curb
Interview with Rick Santorum; Who's Really in Witness Protection?; Shonda Rhimes: Hollywood's "Fixer"; Conservatives Targeted; Bourdain Travels to Libya; YouTube Launches "See It, Buy It" Service; NYC Sandy Victims Get Hotel Extension
May 15, 2013
Eric Holder Grilled on Capitol Hill; Interview With New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Rpt: Plot Foiled Against U.S. Embassy in Egypt; Healing, Heartache 1 Month After Bombings
Interview With Senator Kirsten Gillibrand About Sexual Misconduct In The Military; Calls For Blood In IRS Scandal Getting Louder And Louder; Madison Avenue Goes Mobile; O.J. Simpson Takes The Stand; Other Marshals: Tiger's Not A Liar; Treating Doctors' Emotional Wounds
May 14, 2013
Russia Accuses U.S. of Spying; White House Under Fire; Russia Says It Caught an American Spy; World Oil Prices Heading Down
Focus On Jolie's Looks Post-Op Misplaced, Says "Slate" Writer; Americans Split On Benghazi; Missing Children Myths
May 13, 2013
Kermit Gosnell Found Guilty; Interview With Senator Al Franken; Benghazi Car Bomb
Amazon's Pilot Program; Barbara Walters Announced Retirement Plans On "The View"; Tiger Woods Haters Up In Arms
May 10, 2013
IRS: We Made Mistakes; White House: Talking Points Not Heavily Edited; Blame Flies Over Benghazi Attack; Interview with Cleveland Deputy Chief of Police Ed Tomba; "I am Alive, Rescue Me!"
Tamerlan Tsarnaev Buried; Boston Never Got Tamerlan Warning; Defense Distributed Shut Down; The Great Gatsby Is Back; "Louwanna Died Of A Broken Heart"; Interview with Rep. Michael McCaul
May 09, 2013
Authorities Investigate Alleged Cleveland Kidnappings; Interview with Congressman Bill Keating of Massachusetts; Interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts
Boston Police Left In The Dark?; What Happened In Benghazi?; One Mother's Search For Answers; Teed Off; Prince Harry At White House; Farewell To Dunder Mifflin
May 08, 2013
Guilty Verdict In Jodi Arias Trial
Anticipation Of Arias Verdict; Arias Guilty Of First Degree Murder
May 07, 2013
Three Women Missing For Years Found Alive; Chris Christie Slimming Down?
What's Next For Freed Cleveland Captives?; Four Americans Killed in Benghazi: Why?; One Mother's Search For Answers
May 06, 2013
Boston Burial Controversy; Syrian Crisis Escalates; Interview With New York Congressman Steve Israel; Syria: More than Just a Civil War?; Collins and First Lady to Team Up
Sanford Versus Colbert-Busch; Clarence Thomas Speaks Out; Wait The Trailers Get Awards Too?
May 03, 2013
Wall Street Soars; New Info in Boston Investigation; The Dangers of Self-Radicalization; Kentucky Derby Steps Up Security; NRA Convention in Houston
Another Violent Day in Syria; Time to Arm Syrian Rebels?; Benghazi Review Gets Review; Forgotten Hero of Bin Laden Hunt; 70,000 People Come to "Stand and Fight"; Comic Books: From Campy to Cool;
May 02, 2013
Boston Terror Investigation; Charged with Obstructing Justice; What Doomed Gun Bill?
The Anatomy Of Violence; The Mind Of A Terror Suspect; 17 Boston Victims Remain Hospitalized; Disney Cuts Ties With Bangladesh Factories; Companies Rethink Overseas Safety Standards; Tupac's Godmother On Most Wanted Terrorist List; Vogue Launching Online TV Channel; Fail To The Redskins
May 01, 2013
More Suspects Arrested in Boston Bombing Case; Interview With Congressman Peter King; Interview with Congressman Peter King of New York; Interview with Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff
Attorney: Suspect Didn't Know Items Were Evidence; Interview With Former Senator Joe Lieberman; Three More Arrests In Boston Case; Suspect's Widow Spends Hours With FBI; Three Newly Charged Suspects Appear In Court
April 30, 2013
Interview With Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz; President Obama Defends Intelligence Agencies; Closing Guantanamo; Gunned Down Officer's Family Speaks; Mark Sanford's Affair Comes Up in Debate
Another Shot at Closing Gitmo?; Living Below the Boston Bombing Suspect; Branded "A Devil"; Amanda Know Tells Her Story; Bombing Suspect's Legal All-Star; Another Shot at Closing Gitmo?
April 29, 2013
Were Boston Suspects Working Alone?; Interview With Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey; Roots of Radicalism; Interview with Peter Galbraith on Afghan President Receiving Money from U.S.
Profiting From National Tragedy; NBA Center Comes Out In Upcoming "Sports Illustrated" Issue; Failure To Communicate On Bomber Case?; Governor Perry Calls Cartoon "Disgusting"
April 26, 2013
Bombing Suspect Moved to Prison; Boston Carjacking Victim Speaks Out; Carjacked by the Tsarnaevs; Surviving Bombing Suspect is Sitting Up and Writing
Flight Delays from Spending Cuts to End; Tsarnaev Family Has Chechen Ties; Piece of 9/11 Plane Found; "We Will Finish the Race"; Inside the Emergency Room; "A Song for Boston"
April 25, 2013
Interview with Congressman Peter King; Interview with Senator John McCain; Chemical Weapons in Syria?; Cab Driver Remembers Tsarnaevs; Hail to the Chiefs; Interview with Andrew Card, Former White House Chief of Staff
Bill Clinton Goes There; A Mother's Pain And Denial; Looking To Be Radicalized Online; Prayers, Tears For Texas Blast Victims; Obama Consoles Devastated Texas Town
April 24, 2013
Boston Bombing Investigation Continues; Interview With Congressman Mike McCaul; Doctor: "Remarkable" So Many Victims Survived; Dagestan Militant Ran Bomber Training Camp
Boston Bombings Personal For One ICE Official; Interview With Ken Feinberg; Boylston Street Reopens To The Public; GOP Releases Benghazi Report; More Items Banned For Kentucky Derby; Defense Rests In Abortion Doctor Trial; Charges Dropped After Ricin Arrest
April 23, 2013
New Boston Bombing Details Revealed; Suspect in Ricin Case Released; First Photos of Boston Shootout; Interview with Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Boston Reclaims Boylston Street; Boston Stronger; Slain MIT Officer Laid To Rest; Amputee Vets Reach Out To Bombing Victims
April 22, 2013
Interview With Attorney General John Ashcroft; Trail of Terror; Suspects' Aunt Speaks Out
From A Boxer To A Terror Suspect; Boston Bombings: Big Brother Was Watching
April 20, 2013
Boston Bomber Suspect In Custody; Interview with Representative Michael Capuano; Questioning Miranda Rights Exception
April 19, 2013
Boston Manhunt Continues; Talking with Friends and Acquaintances of the Suspects; Interview with Rep. Peter King
Thousands Of Police Sweep Boston Area; A City On Lockdown; Suspects' Mother: "This Is A Setup"; Suspects' Uncle: "Shocked" At "Atrocity"; Interview with Rep. Peter King
April 18, 2013
President Obama in Boston; Explosion Rocks Texas; Interview with Senators John McCain and Chuck Schumer
Battery In Bomb Debris Possibly Identified; Risking Their Lives To Help Others; Texas Explosion News Conference; FBI News Conference At 5PM ET
April 17, 2013
Boston Bombing Investigation Continues; Letter to President Obama Tests Positive for Ricin; Interview With Former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge; Ricin Possibly Mailed To President Obama; Bipartisan Gun Control Bill Fails In Senate
Gun Legislation Fails In Senate Today; Officials: No Arrest Made In Bombings; Prosecuting A Terror Case
April 16, 2013
Boston Bombing Investigation Continues; Interview With Congressman Bill Keating; Boston Community Grieves for 8-Year-Old; "Everyone was My Patient"
Boston Medical Press Conference; Boston The Day After; Runner Escapes Chaos By Seconds; Second Bombing Victim Identified; Olympian Frank Shorter Heard Explosions
April 15, 2013
Explosions at Boston Marathon; At least 2 Dead, 28 Hurt in Boston Blasts
Two Bombings At Boston Marathon
April 12, 2013
North Korean Crisis; Debating Drones; Psy Time or "Sigh" Time?; Generation Jihad
Caught in the Middle of a Drone War; Are Targeted Killings Effective?; RNC Holding Fast on Same-Sex Marriage; Doctor's "House of Horrors"
April 11, 2013
Gun Control Filibuster Blocked; Interview with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin; Interview with Defense Department Spokesman George Little; Jay-Z's "Open Letter" to Congress
Latest Social Media Craze; Pakistan Agreed to Secret U.S. Drone Deal; Bugged by a Progressive Group; Rift Over Same Sex Marriage; The Cicadas Are Coming; What's in the Box?
April 10, 2013
Gun Control Compromise; Interview With Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey; Anthony Weiner for Mayor?; Rand Paul Reaches Out to Black Community; Obama's Budget Wish List; CNN's "Parts Unknown" Begins Sunday; Where Have You Gone, Jackie Robinson?
April 09, 2013
Interview With Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers; Mass Stabbing at Texas College; North Korean Crisis; Reporter Ruling Delayed
JCPenney's Johnson Ousted; McConnell Campaign: We Were Bugged; "Accidental Racist" Song Creates Controversy; Pitino's Promise: I'll Get A Tattoo
April 08, 2013
Interview With Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal; President Obama Pushes Gun Control; North Korean Crisis; Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013; WhatsApp with Google?; Protecting A Lead Source; Risking It All For The Facts; Christie Calls Coach An "Animal"
April 05, 2013
President Obama's Apology; Federal Judge Rules on Morning After Pill
Morning After Pill Now Available to Teens; Caught in a Taliban Ambush; Getting More Oil from Canada; What We've Learned Since "Jurassic Park"
April 04, 2013
Roger Ebert Dies; Facebook Phone; Interview with Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson; Clinton Writing New Book; Inside the NFL
On the Set of "Mad Men"; "Liking" Facebook's Latest Toy; After Newtown, a New Law; Meat Labeling Examined; Mysterious New Bird Flu Proving Deadly; Bitcoin ATMs Are Coming Soon
April 03, 2013
Interview With Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford; North Korean Nuclear Threat; North Korea Approves Nuclear Attack on U.S.; Difficulty of Enforcing Gun Laws
The Politics Of Forgiveness; Obama Takes A Pay Cut; Chopper Crashes In Miami-Dade; The Cell Phone Turns 40; Ware Speaks About Horrific Injury; Abuse Backlash
April 02, 2013
Interview With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Guns in Schools; Interview with Randi Weingarten of American Federation of Teachers; The Plot to Rig the Race; What's Behind Auto Industry's Comeback?
Gun Fight In America; Big Money, Bizarre Bedfellows; Jon Stewart Sticks Up For Egyptian Counterpart; Show Me The Money!
April 01, 2013
Horrific Sports Injury; To Japan With Love; Feds Investigating Murder of Texas D.A.; Apple Says Sorry to China; Tensions On The Rise On Korean Peninsula; Responding To North Korean Threats; Chinese Version Of "Iron Man 3"; Big Night For Cable TV
March 29, 2013
Interview With Derek Jeter; North Korean Threat; Is North Korea Bluffing?; Derek Jeter the Next Steinbrenner?
Is Billionaire Buying Off U.S. Government?; Billion Bitcoins; UPS Fined $40 Million for Illegal Pharmacy Shipments; Gadgets You Can Wear; The Marriage Wars; Last Minute Legislation: Bad for Our Health?; The Real Cost of Obamacare; Fifteen Minutes of Fame and Then Some
March 28, 2013
Interview With Newtown Father; Netflix Soars; Obama Goes It Alone; Reports: Barbara Walters Retiring
March 27, 2013
Supreme Court Examines Same-Sex Marriage; Viagra Turns 15; Viagra for Women?; Desperate Marlins Turn to Groupon
I Am Palin, Hear Me Roar!; O'Reilly: Gay Marriage Opponents' "Thump" Bible; The Toughest Abortion Law In America; "The Walking Dead" Killing The Competition; Hostages Want Payback; Virtual Nuclear Bomb Hits Internet
March 26, 2013
Italy to Retry Amanda Knox; New Revelations About Death of Osama bin Laden; Same-Sex Marriage Gets Its Day in Court; Dow Hits New Record High; Big Score for Pro Leagues
Tiger Woods Regained Number One World Ranking; Senator Rand Paul Plans to Filibuster Again; David Petraeus Apologized to the Public; Where We Stand On Guns Now; Presidential Perks; Oldies But Goodies
March 25, 2013
Supreme Court Examines Same-Sex Marriage; Criticizing Russia Hazardous to Your Health?; Don't Mess with Putin; Kerry Visits with Karzai; Hollywood Targeting the Oval Office
"Kid President," at White House Easter Egg Roll; CBS Apologizes to Veterans; Jim Carrey Takes on Gun Lobby; Silicon Valley's Money and Power Play; Cinderella Men; Rethinking the War on Drugs; Changing Face of the GOP
March 22, 2013
FAA to Close Towers; President Obama in Middle East; Interview with Frederick, MD, Mayor; Israel's Apology to Turkey; L.A. Mayor Takes Center Stage; Jeb Bush on Brother's Art
The Growing Business Of Marijuana; You Don't Know Me!; "The Dream Team" That Wasn't
March 21, 2013
Too Much Salt?; Interview With Jimmy Kimmel; Jimmy Kimmel Ready for Late-Night Battle; Interview with Ben Carson; Conservatives Swoon Over Carson; No Signs of Chemical Attack in Syria; "Two States, Two Peoples"; Twitter's Jack Dorsey: Hip to Be Square
March 20, 2013
Interview With House Speaker John Boehner; Controversial Autism Numbers; What's Happened Since Heat's Last Loss; Report: "Tonight Show" Moving To NYC; Diplomat's Wife's Rock Goddess Past; Suing World Banks, Spies In The Cloud; Alison Hickey Speaks On Capitol Hill After Damning Report On Veterans' Claims
March 19, 2013
Chemical Weapons in Syria?; Interview With Florida Senator Marco Rubio; Interview With White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough; March is About to Get Mad; Jordan's Warning to the U.S.; Interview With Senator Marco Rubio; What Happened To Just Making Music?
March 18, 2013
Interview With New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Interview With Stephen Colbert; Stocks Hold Steady; Cruising for a Bruising; Baseball Stalker's Quite Death
A Warm Welcome From TV's Fake News Pundit; Mugabe Slips Into Italy For Pope Francis' Installation; Trouble Ahead For The GOP; The Republican Autopsy Report; One On One With King James; Nobody Works During "March Madness"; On With Vonn