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.

More of @jaketapper's conversation with @KellyannePolls and @RobbyMook coming on @CNNSotu Sunday https://t.co/TWnciehPkZ

Priebus: Trump had Romney 'in tears' with funny stories

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPriebus: Trump had Romney 'in tears' with funny stories Trump’s Treasury pick leaves Sears board: report Trump super PACs …

Republican Party

Donald Trump profited from investment in Carrier's parent company

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>Donald Trump profited from investing in the parent of a business he criticized for causing 2,100 layoffs in Indiana. Here's how …

Republican Party

The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think

You may think you are prepared for a post-truth world, in which political appeals to emotion count for more than statements of verifiable fact.<p>But now it’s time to cross another bridge — into a world <i>without</i> facts. Or, more precisely, where facts do not matter a whit.<p>On live radio Wednesday morning, …

Republicans

First U.S. savings bank opens in Philadelphia 200 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1816)

Video: 'Philadelphia Savings Fund Society Top # 15 Facts'<p><b>(Monday, December 2, 1816)</b> — The first savings bank in the United States, the Philadelphia …

Pennsylvania

An Exploratory, County-Level Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election

Rationalizing the presidential election<p>Our ability to ascertain whether there was widespread voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election depends on …

Elections

UNSUNG HEROES: The 2 Green Berets Who Fought Valiantly To Repel A Massive Taliban Ambush

On June 11, 2007, Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Gonzalez and Sgt. 1st Class Mark Roland, both Green Berets with Special Forces Operational Detachment 732, …

Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager still doesn’t know why she lost

By Alex Thompson on Dec 2, 2016<p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook made his first extended public remarks Thursday night and tried to explain Donald Trump’s shocking victory in last month’s presidential election. Sitting next to Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway in their …

Politics

Trump: Companies will be punished for leaving U.S.

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump praised Carrier for keeping over 1,000 jobs in the U.S. -- and threatened other companies that might consider leaving the country.<p>"Companies​ ​are​ ​not​ ​going​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​anymore​ ​without​ ​consequences," Trump said Thursday at the Indiana plant …

Republicans

FBI adds accused killer of 4 to most wanted list

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI has added a name to its list of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.<p>Marlon Jones, a member of a Jamaican narcotics ring, is accused of fatally shooting four people in Los Angeles.<p>"Jones has violent tendencies and may attempt to flee internationally," the FBI said. " He has ties to New York, …

FBI

Hullo https://t.co/3voJyLax5o

Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP | News | The Harvard Crimson

Sparks flew between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaign managers Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook during their …

Harvard

CNNPolitics - Political News, Analysis and Opinion

Politics

Trump’s Business Empire Isn’t Just an Ethical Disaster

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that he would separate himself from his businesses before he enters the White House. More details about the arrangement will be announced in mid-December, but it sounds as if he plans to step away only from the management of his business, which …

GOP in talks about helping insurers after ObamaCare repeal

Congressional Republicans are talking to health insurers about ways to prevent a collapse of the insurance market once they pass an ObamaCare repeal …

ObamaCare

Trump, Clinton campaign managers hash out election at forum

Cambridge, Mass. • The campaign managers for Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton clashed as they offered …

Elections

MassLive.com

Clinton’s Campaign Manager Blames James Comey for Her Loss

Questions about Hillary Clinton’s private email server dogged her throughout the presidential campaign, but a single letter that cost her the …

FBI

Trump's Carrier Shakedown

A giant flaw in President Obama’s economic policy has been the politicized allocation of capital, from green energy to housing. Donald Trump suffers from a similar industrial-policy temptation, as we’ve seen this week with his arm-twisting of Carrier to change its decision to move a plant to Mexico …

Economics

Teen who was relentlessly bullied kills herself in front of her family

<b>(CNN) —</b> Brandy Vela's bedroom is covered in Post-it notes. "You will always own a piece of my heart," says one. "You will never be forgotten," says another.<p>Blue hearts, for her "beautiful blue eyes," are taped up and down her high school hallway.<p>All of them a heartbreaking reminder of a life cut …

The X-Factor

Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Harvard_University_s_Kennedy_School_of_Government/20161202/584184afe4b0d21f321864f7/58419326e4b03735090bad16_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1480692557504_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted …

Donald Trump