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Speaker Paul Ryan Says He Does not Support Donald Trump

Two of the Republican Party’s top voices were against each other on Thursday as Speaker Paul Ryan said that he does not currently support Donald Trump as the party’s nominee. “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now,” Ryan said on CNN’s The […]

Trump Advisor Says Trump Never “Not Accurate,” Fact-Checks Say Otherwise

“Seriously?” That was how anchor Jake Tapper responded to Michael Cohen’s claim that “Mr. Trump’s memory is fantastic. I’ve never come across a situation that Mr. Trump has said something that is not accurate.” Cohen serves as legal counsel to Trump and the Trump Organization. Tapper attempted to ask another […]

Jake Tapper Named Anchor of State of the Union

  Jake Tapper was announced as the new anchor of CNN’s State of the Union. Tapper will continue to serve as Senior Washington Correspondent and anchor of The Lead on CNN, in addition to his new anchoring duties. He will begin anchoring on June. CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced […]

CNN at 9: Tapper Doesn’t Take The Lead

With the week’s ratings out, the results are that Jake Tapper and  The Lead failed to surpass any of Michael Smerconish’s demos in the week-over-week. Although Graph 1 does show that both shows followed similar trends in their weekday programming. Spikes on Monday before slowing down on Tuesday, a spike […]