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Every Holiday season movies vie to be the big blockbuster, the film everyone is talking about.
But are people more likely to be discussing the small screen? The latest legal battle on “The Good Wife” or the bonus videos from the “Breaking Bad” box set?
This is not a new argument. In 2010, New York Times film critic A. O. Scott asked “Are Films Bad? Or is TV just better?”
Former Vice President Al Gore is a carnivore no more. According to Forbes magazine, Al Gore has joined his once southern fried running mate, becoming a vegan two months ago.
On some parts of cable television it feels like the most covered war on earth.
We’re talking of course about the so-called "War on Christmas:” the abandonment of the spiritual meaning of the holiday for the incessant advertising, and earthly-delights of presents, stacked tall beneath the tree.
Now some Americans fear there's a new holiday war being waged on Thanksgiving. Are American families the casualties?
John Berman, Dean Obeidallah, and Jim Tankersley discuss.
Two words are nowhere to be found in the pages of text that spell out a new interim nuclear deal with Iran: Saeed Abedini.
Now some supporters of the American pastor, who's been detained in Iran for more than a year, are accusing U.S. officials of betraying Abedini by signing off on an agreement that doesn't get him out of prison.
"We were across the table from the Iranians, and we did not bring home Americans. To me that's a tragedy and that's outrageous," said Jay Sekulow, the chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini's family in the United States.
While analysts debated the nuclear agreement's pros and cons, Abedini's wife, Naghmeah, said she was trying to comfort her two young children.
"It's very painful," she told CNN's "The Lead" on Monday. "My kids were crying this morning, saying, 'God, don't let Daddy die. Bring him home.' "
The United States had Iran at the negotiating table but didn’t secure the release of Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held captive in Iran.
Now activists like Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel at the American Center for Law and Justice, are questioning whether the administration left Abedini behind.
“We had the ultimate negotiating capability,” Sekulow said. “The Iranian sanctions that the United States government put on the Iranians have been significant enough that it brought the Iranians to the table, and we blinked. The United States blinked, and that’s the tragedy in all this.”
Naghmeh Abedini, the pastor's wife, fears her husband will die in Iran.
“In this prison he’s with murderers on death row; we’re worried about his health,” she said. “He will not survive the eight years if he doesn’t get out of there immediately.”
The Lead with Jake Tapper draws not only on Tapper’s deep knowledge of politics and national issues, but also seeks to examine and advance stories across a wide range of topics that demonstrate his own curiosities and interests. Compelling headlines come from around the country and the globe, from politics to money, sports to popular culture, based on news drivers of the day.
The Lead with Jake Tapper airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET.
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