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.

national lead

April 23rd, 2014
11:06 AM ET

One month after deadly landslide, and the search is still not over

(CNN) – It has been one month since a devastating mudslide smothered Oso, Washington, a town about an hour north of Seattle.

At least 41 people were killed, and two people are still missing.

President Obama met with relatives of the victims Tuesday, and with rescue crews.

The effort to find the missing, is still very much in-progress.

CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

Posted by
Filed under: National Lead

national lead

December 13th, 2013
06:08 PM ET

Dead Colorado school shooter wanted to confront teacher, sheriff says

Centennial, Colorado (CNN) - A student opened fire Friday inside a suburban Denver high school, injuring at least three people before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

The shooting began after the student entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial with the intention of confronting a teacher, Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reportera. The sheriff declined to identify the dead gunmen.

"I want to again repeat to you the suspect has been found inside the school and he has deceased as a result of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound," Robinson said.


politics lead

November 4th, 2013
06:25 PM ET

Colorado rural counties to vote: Should we stay or should we go?

(CNN) - Voters in 11 rural counties in northern Colorado will go the polls Tuesday to decide whether they want to continue living in the 137-year-old state or break off and form their own.

Even if a majority of voters in the referendum approve secession, breaking away would be a daunting, perhaps nigh-on-impossible path. A new state would require approval first in the Colorado legislature and then from the U.S. Congress, as laid out by Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution.