Sarah Palin shares that she is a born again Christian, and talks about her fight against the "war on Christmas."
CNN anchor Jake Tapper will travel to New Jersey to spend Election Day with Gov. Chris Christie on the campaign trail on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Tapper will chronicle the governor’s daily campaign events—from casting his vote to his election night party—and sit down with the governor for an exclusive interview. Tapper will anchor his weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper from the Christie headquarters at 4 p.m. ET, and will also host a special Election Night 2013 program to analyze the day’s results at 11 p.m. ET.
Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer and chief national correspondent John King will provide the latest election updates during the network's regular programming.
In addition to the 6:30 p.m. edition of Crossfire, hosts Van Jones and Newt Gingrich will return at 11:30 p.m. ET to debate the winners and losers from Election Day. The duo will also discuss what the election results mean for the 2014 midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to CNN’s Jake Tapper – “It seems that we're having meetings about how we get to meetings in Geneva, while Syria's becoming the Somalia of the Middle East and attracting an all-star cast of violent extremists. And it's beyond my imagination that, at this stage, we don't have a comprehensive plan to try to get Syria into a different track, when we have all of the consequences to the region, to our allies, and to our own national security because of Syria ultimately becoming a breeding ground for terrorists.
A full transcript of The Lead with Jake Tapper will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/
CNN’s Jake Tapper sat down with former Vice President Dick Cheney to discuss his new book Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, NSA spying, his daughter's Wyoming Senate race and more. This interview will air today on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper at 4 p.m. ET. A preview from the interview is below.
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Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for an exclusive interview on a wide-range of topics, including U.S.-Iran relations, Obamacare, President Obama’s handling of Syria, and the biggest mistake he made in his 2012 presidential campaign. A transcript and video from the interview are after the jump.
Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki joined the program to discuss the latest on Yemen and Russia. A transcript of the interview is after the jump.
JAKE TAPPER: What are the issues when the president is talking about, when he says that Putin still has a Cold War mentality?
JEN PSAKI: Well, I think the point the president was making is that our relationship with Russia has been a roller-coaster ride at times. There are places where we disagree.
From CNN Justice Reporter Evan Perez: First criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack probe
"The Truth about Benghazi": An Erin Burnett OutFront Special Investigation airs TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET
Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Sen. Ron Wyden joined the program for a rare interview to discuss a newly declassified document that provided evidence of how the intelligence community has misled Congress about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance programs. Highlighted news excerpts from the interview are below; a full transcript is after the jump.
SEN. WYDEN ON 'INACCURATE STATEMENTS' TO CONGRESS:
"In the document that was declassified today, it talked about how the bulk collection of e-mail was a vital capability. That was the specific language used by the intelligence community. And Senator Udall and I believed early on that that was not the case. We kept pressing the point. We were able to show that it was in effect worthless.
That's the reason that it was eliminated. And yet the intelligence community, when they first described it a few days ago, they said it was for operational reasons. The fact of the matter is, Jake, on issue after issue, too many of the leaders in the intelligence community have not just kept the Congress in the dark. The Congress have been given inaccurate statements and in effect been actively misled."
WYDEN ON INTEL OFFICIALS' ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF PRIVACY VIOLATIONS:
"First, those violations that the intelligence community, General Clapper specifically referred to, were violations of court orders, Jake, violations of court orders with respect to the bulk collection of the phone records. So when you hear somebody from the community say there aren't any violations, we will point to that one very specifically"Sen. Wyden: NSA has 'actively misled' Congress