About the Show

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

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

We've moved! Come join us at our new show page.

politics lead

April 11th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Meet the unlikely force behind SuperPAC supporting Clinton brings in $6 million

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton is dodging not just shoes, but questions about whether she will run for president again.

But in the meantime, there's a giant fundraising operation underway. Meet the unlikely force behind Ready for Hillary and it's $1.7 million bank account.

CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Posted by
Filed under: Politics Lead

world lead

April 11th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Who will get Flight 370's black boxes?

(CNN) – While much of the recent focus in the investigation into Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been on finding the so-called black boxes, there is another important aspect to consider: once the data recorders are found, who gets them?

CNN's Joe Johns reports from Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by
Filed under: World Lead

world lead

April 11th, 2014
05:20 PM ET

White House denies NSA knew about 'Heartbleed' bug

(CNN) – It's probably a good time to update your passwords. An encryption bug known as "Heartbleed" hit the headlines this week. Experts are calling it of one of the biggest security threats the internet has ever seen.

It's a loophole that may have left two-thirds of websites vulnerable to attack, and if that's not alarming enough, it appears the National Security Agency may have known about this bug for two years, without saying a word.

Indeed, the NSA actually used the encryption flaw to gather intelligence, according to Bloomberg News.

The White House denies that is the case.

"NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report," a national intelligence official tells CNN.
FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under: World Lead

pop lead

April 11th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

James Cameron weighs in on Flight 370 search: Deep ocean is a 'very difficult regime to work in'

(CNN) – The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could extend as deep as three miles into the ocean.

"Three miles down you have a tremendous amount of pressure, that's the sort of depth of the Titanic wreck and the Bismarck wreck," says "Titanic" and "Abyss" Academy Award winning director James Cameron, who is also an environmentalist and underwater explorer. Cameron holds the record for the deepest solo dive, plummeting 6.8 miles into the Mariana Trench in 2012.

"Any vehicle that can go down there and operate has to be built to withstand these incredible external forces," says Cameron.

There are also communication challenges.

"Radio frequencies won't go through water, so you're communicating by sound primarily, or maybe by fiber optic cable. It's a very difficult regime to work in," says Cameron.
FULL POST

Posted by ,
Filed under: Pop Lead

world lead

April 11th, 2014
05:07 PM ET

Analysis: Searching for Flight 370 underwater

(CNN) – Submersibles specialist and president of Tiburon Subsea Services Captain Tim Taylor, CNN aviation analyst and pilot Miles O'Brien, and CNN safety analyst and author of "Why Planes Crash" David Soucie discuss the challenges ahead for the underwater search of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Posted by
Filed under: World Lead
« older posts
newer posts »