The Lead with Jake Tapper
By The Lead with Jake Tapper | In depth news and analysis on today's leads - from politics to money, sports and popular culture. Curated by The Lead team and CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Papa Smurf, Hershel Greene from The Walking Dead? Or is it David Letterman?
The big beard isn't sprouting from his face because David Letterman thinks …David Letterman
Washington (CNN) — Donald Trump openly boasts that he donates to politicians so he can exact favors from them after they reach office.
He did so for Jeb Bush in 1998, holding a high-dollar fundraiser for the gubernatorial candidate in Trump Tower and shelling out $50,000 to the Florida Republican …Jeb Bush
A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.
The report released …Gaza
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has been inspiring comedians since before he launched his presidential bid, but now one comic has put the larger-than-life campaign to music.
Comedian and two-time Miami Beach mayoral candidate Steve Berke croons that Trump is "in your head" in his in his latest parody …Donald Trump
CNN RANKS 2ND IN CABLE NEWS FOR 14TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH
New Day Beats Morning Joe for 14th Straight Month;
Joe Finishes Last in Cable News in Demo Again, Behind HLN and CNN
State of the Union with Jake Tapper is Up vs. A Year Ago
CNN Original Series Rank Either #1 or #2 in Time Period
For the 14th straight …Jake Tapper
CNN amends GOP debate criteria for the September 16th debate, please view the full story here.Republican Party
Well, that didn't take long.
It's been less than month since Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced they were splitting after four decades together, but it appears the plush amphibian has already moved on.
Kermit, who is still working with Miss Piggy on her late-night talk show Up Late with Miss …Kermit the Frog
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talks about the next GOP debate on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."Republican Party
James Bond new book Trigger Mortis written by Anthony Horowitz: This is something I have wanted to do all my life
Skyfall? ‘Never liked it.’ Idris Elba? ‘Too ‘‘street’’ to play 007.’ Ian Fleming’s stories? ‘A bit slow.’ the writer tells why his new Bond novel …
Washington (CNN) — It was an arresting headline in The Daily Beast on Monday: "Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS." The report didn't quote retired Gen. David Petraeus directly, but suggested he had told associates that he supports using "so-called moderate members of al Qaeda's Nusra …Middle East