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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages —buried leads— to the forefront.

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Biden Defends His Plan To Fight Inflation
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 10, 2022

President Biden says the U.S. economy went from on the mend to on the move but in what direction? Gas prices hit a record high and are on track to go even higher. Plus, Putin is now targeting the port city of Odesa with hypersonic missiles. Also, as the water drops at America’s largest reservoir, human remains continue to be found with possible mafia connections.