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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

On the Next Episode of The Lead

A look at Obama's immigration plan. Plus, how long Takata knew of problems with its airbags.

A look at Obama's immigration plan. Plus, how long Takata knew of problems with its airbags.

money lead

January 30th, 2014
06:58 PM ET

The rocky future of Yahoo!

(CNN) – Numbers released this week show Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is in trouble. Eighteen months into the job, and the company's suffering declining sales, and shown little progress winning any ground from mega tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

Is this the end of the line for Mayer? Fortune magazine's Jessi Hempel says that's the wrong question. The one to ask: What has she done right?
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national lead

January 30th, 2014
06:30 PM ET

Expert: Hard to think of a crime more qualified for the death penalty than Boston bomber case

(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursdsay that he will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.

Federal officials weighed the opinions of victims of the attack in their decision. Survivors were asked to fill out a questionnaire about the death penalty.

"It's hard to think of a crime that more qualifies for it than this one," said CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
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politics lead

January 30th, 2014
06:23 PM ET

Ryan: 'Not closing my options' on 2016

(CNN) – Conservative Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan isn't shutting any doors to 2016.

"I'm not closing my options," the 2012 vice Republican presidential nominee told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an interview appearing on "The Lead" Thursday. "But I'm just not focusing on that right now.”

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politics lead

January 30th, 2014
06:15 PM ET

Rep. Ryan to Obama: You've got to go through Congress

(CNN) - President Barack Obama is pushing for executive orders and executive actions, going after goals he does not need Congress to accomplish.

But former Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, says the President's got to go through Congress.

"There's a difference between effectively using the bully pulpit to encourage good things in America and doing an end run around Congress," Ryan said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"It looks he is willing to circumvent the Constitution. The presidents do not write laws. That's what Congress does. That’s Congress’ job," said the Wisconsin congressman.

For more of our interview with Congressman Paul Ryan, including 2016 talk, check out the video above. For a web only discussion on the debt ceiling, click here.

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sports lead

January 30th, 2014
04:56 PM ET

Exclusive: Obama's choice: Hillary vs. Biden? Or Broncos vs. Seahawks?

Watch the entire exclusive interview with President Barack Obama on CNN's "New Day" Friday at 6 a.m. ET and "The Lead With Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET

(CNN) - In an exclusive interview, CNN's Jake Tapper pressed President Barack Obama on far-reaching issues including the Sochi Olympics, Sargent First Class Cory Remsburg, the wounded soldier Obama honored so memorably during the State of the Union speech, the President's push for executive action, and more.

But Tapper also had to ask the questions on everyone's mind: Hillary vs. Biden? Or Broncos vs. Seahawks?

Hear the President's answer to that tomorrow, when the exclusive interview with President Obama airs on CNN's "New Day" at 6 a.m. ET, and on "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET.

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