April 18th, 2014
05:14 PM ET
4 days ago

Sen. Corker calls for lethal aid to Ukrainian military

(CNN) – The leading Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today called for the Obama administration to provide lethal weapons to the Ukrainian military and stop "holding their coat."

"It's time for us to consider anti-tank weaponry, anti-aircraft weaponry," Corker said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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Filed under: Bob Corker • The Lead
February 5th, 2014
12:12 PM ET
3 months ago

CNN exclusive: John Kerry a 'no' for 2016

For more of CNN's exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry, watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET.

(CNN) – While his predecessor Hillary Clinton and his colleague Vice President Joe Biden may be contemplating another White House run, Secretary of State John Kerry says he is out for 2016.

"I'm out of politics. I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop," Kerry said in an exclusive interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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Filed under: 2016 • John Kerry • The Lead
January 30th, 2014
04:03 PM ET
3 months ago

CNN exclusive: Obama says Walmart, Apple, others pledge help for long-term jobless

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) – The White House has secured commitments from some of the nation's largest companies, signing on to a plan to boost hiring of the long-term unemployed.

"What we have done is to gather together 300 companies, just to start with, including, some of the top 50 companies in the country, companies like Walmart, and Apple, Ford and others, to say let's establish best practices," President Barack Obama told CNN chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper in an exclusive interview.

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Filed under: President Obama • The Lead
December 12th, 2013
04:19 PM ET
4 months ago

Pelosi to Democrats on budget deal: 'Embrace the suck'

(CNN) – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told her caucus in a meeting Wednesday to "embrace the suck" over a bipartisan budget deal reached earlier this week that the House is set to vote on Thursday evening.

The phrase sums up well how her party feels about the deal, Pelosi told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.


Filed under: Budget • Nancy Pelosi • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Sarah Palin: Bill Clinton was right about Obama, he wasn't ready

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin doesn't agree with former President Bill Clinton too often – unless it comes to criticizing President Barack Obama.

In an interview with CNN's “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Palin recalled statements Clinton made during the Democratic primary, when he was stumping for his wife, Hillary, in the 2008 campaign.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Sarah Palin • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
5 months ago

Sarah Palin 'taken aback' by Pope Francis's 'liberal' statements

Sarah Palin said she is trying to follow Pope Francis, but is wary of what she called the media's interpretation of his message.

"He's had some statements that to me sound kind of liberal, has taken me aback, has kind of surprised me," said Palin. But "unless I really dig deep into what his messaging is, and do my own homework, I’m not going to just trust what I hear in the media."

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Filed under: Sarah Palin • The Lead
November 12th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
5 months ago

Palin on ‘sexism’ and Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie's 'extreme' appearance

If Hillary Clinton ran for president, former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would obviously not vote for her.

But she did sympathize with the former Secretary of State, and has some advice for any woman seeking the White House.

"She can expect that sexism, but you overcome it. You ignore it. You thicken your skin, you march forward with your agenda, your priorities, what you think is right," said Palin.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Sarah Palin • The Lead
Rand Paul labels Chris Christie a moderate
November 5th, 2013
08:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Rand Paul labels Chris Christie a moderate

(CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul labeled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a "moderate" on Tuesday, hours after the governor described himself as a "conservative."

"I think the Republican Party is a big party, and we need moderates like Chris Christie who can win in New Jersey," Paul said on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Rand Paul • The Lead • TV-The Situation Room
August 15th, 2013
08:09 PM ET
8 months ago

Memories of White House butler who served for 34 years

How often can you say, 'He served in the White House for 34 years?' No president can ever say that. But the late Eugene Allen could.

Allen served eight presidents and bore witness to some of the most powerful figures and tumultuous times in U.S. history – often while wearing a tuxedo.

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Filed under: The Lead
August 13th, 2013
09:02 PM ET
8 months ago

Can't afford an internship? Try asking for donations

Washington (CNN) – Internships can be crucial career-builders. But what if you can't afford to work for free all summer?

Jessica Padron of Nevada may have found the solution.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • The Lead
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