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.

Whatever you may think about Colin Kaepernick's decision, here's how it impacted one Gold Star Mom.

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Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery

The Star Spangled Banner, Americans hazily remember, was written by Francis Scott Key about the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of …

Colin Kaepernick

#Popstar on Twitter

Own #<b>POPSTAR</b>: Never Stop Never Stopping on Digital HD 8/16, On-Demand 8/30, Blu-ray & DVD 9/13 w/ bonus …

Syrian boy in Aleppo runs from an airstrike

Odd seeing people upset with Kaepernick when a governor can call people of color "the enemy" in complete comfort

Forget it, Jake. It's Twitter town.

Mike Pence's law school cartoons - CNN Video


Hey I made Doonesbury #bucketlist

Trump stirs controversy with Dwyane Wade tweet - CNN Video

Dwyane Wade

Clinton Foundation: "A lot of smoke"but "no fire"? - CNN Video

Clinton Foundation

VP Debate: Pence looking for Tim Kaine stand-in - CNN Video

Tim Kaine

Pence slams media over Trump's Dwyane Wade tweet

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends Republican nominee Donald Trump's decision to respond to the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin with a tweet that many have found distasteful.


Pence: Bannon denies abuse, anti-Semitism allegations - CNN Video

Pence charges Clinton Foundation was selling 'access' - CNN Video

Clinton Foundation

Pence on David Duke praise: 'It does really bother me' - CNN Video

David Duke

Pence calls 'anchor babies' a 'subject for the future' - CNN Video


Pence refuses to echo Trump on mass deportation - CNN Video


Full interview: GOP Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence - CNN Video

Mike Pence

Gruesome Killing of New Mexico Girl Stuns Friends, Neighbors

It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been …

Latin America

Honoring our Fallen this evening

Refugee artist detained on Manus Island wins international cartooning award

An Iranian man currently detained in the Manus Island detention centre has won an international cartooning award for courage.<p>Ali, who goes by the pen name Mr Eaten Fish, has been detained in Australia’s offshore immigration processing centre for more than three years. The 25-year-old suffers from …

Freedom of speech