Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.
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(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama likes to use humor and high energy to push her initiatives, like "Let's Move" and her lunch program that set calorie limits on food served in school cafeterias.
But House Republicans are looking to give schools a permission slip to waive the program, and the first lady is fighting back.
CNN's Athena Jones reports.
(CNN) – The "Stairway to Heaven" guitar riff is one of the most iconic.
But now, lawyers for "Spirit" say the little-known band wrote the legendary lick first, in their 1968 instrumental "Taurus."
(CNN) – Six states are holding primaries today. Many of the races have tea party candidates, but not many that are expected to win their race.
(CNN) – It was part of the plan to capture the world's most wanted man. In order to find Osama bin Laden, sources tell CNN, the CIA enlisted the help of Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi to vaccinate locals for hepatitis, with the goal of secretly collecting DNA from the suspected bin Laden compound.
The program did not end up helping the CIA, agents were never able to get access to anyone in the compound, sources say.
But health care workers say the people of Pakistan, and the aid workers there to help them, are now paying the price.
(CNN) – On Monday, the White House said it hadn't learned about the situation at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, in which as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for delayed appointments, until CNN first reported it.
But what about a recently disclosed internal memo from the VA, which warned of "inappropriate scheduling practices" way back in 2010? Who in the White House bothered to read it?
CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta reports.
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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