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(CNN) – From a looming presence in the new "X-Men" movie, to machines gone rogue in "Captain America" and "Robocop," Hollywood has created its own role for one of the administration's most controversial policies, casting drone technology and mass surveillance as enemy number one.
"They're always the villains, they're always the tool of evil that is kind of the expression of anxiety of filmmakers," says journalist Andrew Romano, who reported on Hollywood’s so-called war on drones for The Daily Beast. The New York Times also reported on pop culture's grim spin on Obama's drone program.
In a second term shadowed by predator strikes and an NSA scandal, films are flipping the script on President Barack Obama, who was once a media darling.
(CNN) – Is it just a book, or the world's longest résumé cover letter?
"Hard Choices," Hillary Clinton's memoir about her time as Secretary of State, hits shelves in about two weeks. On Monday, her publisher offered up a taste of what many think could potentially be the kick-off of her long, long rumored run for the White House, with a new excerpt and audio clip.
(CNN) – Data from communications between satellites and missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was released Tuesday, more than two months after relatives of passengers say they requested that it be made public.
The new data shows "some interesting discrepancies," Sarah Bajc, whose partner, American Philip Wood, was on board MH370.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his plan for almost 10,000 American troops to remain in Afghanistan in 2015, if the Afghan government signs a security agreement.
(CNN) – "What is fear like?" "What does the word courage mean to you?" "Why do you miss war?"
Those are questions filmmaker Sebastian Junger asks veterans in the new documentary "Korengal," a follow-up to the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Restrepo."
"A lot of them missed the war once they got back," Junger tells CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
"It's the hardest, most violent terrible thing they've ever experienced. They lose their friends. They almost lose their lives. But they miss it," says Junger.
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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