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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

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@cnnsotu

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Episodes

Interview with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; Interview with Maine Sen. Angus King; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

6/6/2021
First, Jake asks Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm if President Biden is preparing to move forward on infrastructure without Republicans. Next, Jake talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine about the growing cybersecurity threat against the US as well as Democrats’ voting rights push in the Senate. Then, Jake presses Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi on why his state is ranked last in the country in terms of vaccinations. Finally, Jake comments on Republican leaders’ decision...

Duration:00:40:02

Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Interview with Republican Rep. Michael McCaul; Interview with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

5/30/2021
First, Jake presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on when the American people can expect an infrastructure bill to be passed. Then, Jake interviews Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York about her bill to reform the military justice system and whether the Biden Administration should pass infrastructure without Republican support. Next, Jake talks to Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas about his findings on the origin of coronavirus and a new restrictive voting bill in...

Duration:00:43:46

Interview with Senior Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond; Interview with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Interview with Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer; Interview with Former Ambassador and Sen. Scott Brown; Interview with Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath

5/23/2021
First, Dana presses senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond on the White House’s new infrastructure counteroffer to Republicans. Then, Dana talks to Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey about his efforts to reach a police reform compromise in Congress. Next, Dana asks Republican Rep. Peter Meijer about GOP leaders’ decision to oppose a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol attack. Then, former Massachusetts senator and Trump ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown joins Dana to...

Duration:00:46:56

Interview with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky; Interview with Republican Rep. Fred Upton; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with former Rep. Jane Harman

5/16/2021
First, Dana presses CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on the new guidance that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks and how local governments and businesses should adjust their policies. Then, Dana talks with Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan about the state of his party and GOP efforts to whitewash the January 6 insurrection. Next, Dana interviews Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Michigan on the latest in the pandemic fight and his views on the future of the GOP. Finally,...

Duration:00:40:58

Interview with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Interview with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox

5/9/2021
First, Jake asks White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients about the steep decline in vaccinations in the US. Next, Jake talks to House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina about Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation and police reform in Congress. Finally, Republican Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah joins Jake to discuss the divide within his own party over truth and lies about the November election. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:00:40:03

Interview with Senior Biden Adviser Anita Dunn; Interview with Republican Sen. Susan Collins; Interview with Cindy McCain

5/3/2021
First, Jake presses senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn on the state of infrastructure negotiations. Next, Jake talks to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine about President Biden’s outreach to Republicans and the state of the Republican Party. Then, Cindy McCain joins Jake to discuss her new memoir and life with the late Sen. John McCain. Finally, Jake examines Republican leaders’ problem with telling the truth. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:43:27

Interview with Vice President Kamala Harris; Interview with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

4/25/2021
First, Dana sits down for an exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on the Derek Chauvin trial, efforts for police reform in the United States, the situation at the southern border, and a behind-the-scenes look at her working relationship with President Biden. Then, Dana interviews Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about his key, pivotal vote in the 50-50 Senate and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on the latest negotiations for an infrastructure deal. To learn...

Duration:00:42:30

Interview with Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; Interview with California Rep. Karen Bass; Interview with Former House Speaker John Boehner

4/18/2021
First, Dana asks Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the administration’s decision to temporarily pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Next, Dana presses National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about President Biden’s decision to end the war in Afghanistan, as well as the Kremlin’s treatment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Then, Dana talks to Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California about the Derek Chauvin trial and the prospects for police reform in...

Duration:00:44:44

Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn

4/11/2021
First, Jake presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s effort to pass its $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Next, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas responds to blowback over his decision to veto a bill that banned gender-affirming treatment for transgender teens. Then, Jake talks to House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn about the fight within the Democratic Party over voting rights and the filibuster. Finally, ahead of the 160th...

Duration:00:41:59

Interview with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; Interview with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

4/4/2021
First, Jake presses Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on criticism that President Biden’s $2.3 trillion proposal goes well beyond focusing on infrastructure. Then, Jake talks with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders about the fight ahead in Congress to pass Biden’s plan. Next, Jake asks Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi about vaccine hesitancy among Republicans and whether he would support a so-called vaccine passport in his state. Finally, Democratic Rep. Ilhan...

Duration:00:42:35

Interview with Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock; Interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Look Ahead to Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special Report; Interview with Georgia Rep. Nikema Williams

3/28/2021
First, Dana talks to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia about the new law restricting voting access in his state. Next, Dana presses Secretary of State Antony Blinken on US-Russia relations and whether China should face repercussions for its role in the pandemic. Then, Dana talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his blockbuster new special in which he interviews the top members of President Trump’s coronavirus team about what went wrong. Finally, Dana sits down with freshman Democratic Rep....

Duration:00:43:49

Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Interview with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin; Interview with GOP Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

3/21/2021
First, Dana presses Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s response to the growing surge at the border. Then, Dana talks to Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois about growing calls by Democrats to change the filibuster rules. Next, Dana sits down with the first female Korean American Republicans ever elected to Congress, Reps. Young Kim and Michelle Steel of California, to discuss the rise of anti-Asian discrimination in the US. Finally, Dana...

Duration:00:39:22

Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams; Interview with Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar

3/14/2021
First, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Jake to reflect on the one year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic and look ahead to when life can begin to return to normal. Next, Jake presses Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland on his decision to begin relaxing virus restrictions in his state. Then, Jake talks to voting rights activist Stacey Abrams about the GOP push in Georgia and other states to pass restrictive voting laws. Next, Jake discusses the growing border crisis with...

Duration:00:40:23

Interview with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

3/7/2021
First, Jake talks to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the $1.9 trillion covid relief package and his role in passing it in the Senate. Next, Jake interviews White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield about President Biden’s plans for passing a minimum wage increase and the future of the filibuster. Then, Jake presses Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi about his controversial decision to lift mask mandates and other protective measures in his state....

Duration:00:46:36

Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki; Interview with Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy; Interview with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons; Interview with California Rep. Karen Bass

2/28/2021
First, Dana talks to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the impact Johnson and Johnson’s single-shot vaccine will have on coronavirus in the United States. Then, Dana pushes White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s decision not to directly punish the Saudi Crown Prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Next, Dana asks Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana about former President Trump’s role in the future of the GOP. After that, Dana talks to Democratic...

Duration:00:51:35

Interview with top Biden adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal

2/21/2021
First, Dana asks Dr. Anthony Fauci about the vaccine rollout in the United States, the efforts to reopen America’s schools and whether Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022. Then, Dana talks with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul about the latest on the power failure and water crisis after extreme winter weather in his state. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the future of the Republican Party and former President Trump’s role in it. Finally, Washington Rep. Pramila...

Duration:00:45:13

Interview with Impeachment Manager Del. Stacey Plaskett; Interview with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky

2/14/2021
First, Jake talks to impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett about former President Trump’s acquittal. Then, Jake asks Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy about Senate Democrats’ decision not to call witnesses in the trial. Next, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland reflects on the GOP’s future and says he would have voted to convict Trump. Then, Jake presses CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky about the new guidelines for reopening schools and when every American will be able to get...

Duration:00:45:26

Interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Interview with Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey; Interview with Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley

2/7/2021
First, Jake talks to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about President Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief package, amid criticism from Republicans and some Democrats that it’s too big. Next, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey responds to Yellen and also looks ahead to the start of former President Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate this week. Then, Jake asks Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders about calls to make stimulus checks more targeted and leave his proposed minimum wage...

Duration:00:47:59

Interview with top Biden economic adviser Brian Deese; Interview with Republican Sen. Rob Portman; Interview with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Interview with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

1/31/2021
First, Dana presses President Biden’s top economic adviser on whether the administration is serious about finding a bipartisan covid relief bill. Next, Dana talks to Republican Sen. Rob Portman about the GOP’s covid counterproposal and his surprise retirement announcement. Then, Dana discusses the implications of the chaos on Wall Street with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Finally, Dana asks Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey about facing former President Trump’s intense criticism after refusing to...

Duration:00:45:56

Interview with Biden’s Health Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra; Interview with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney; Interview with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Impeachment Manager Rep. Madeleine Dean

1/24/2021
First, Dana presses Biden’s nominee for HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on what steps the administration is taking to improve the vaccine rollout in the US. Then, Dana asks Republican Sen. Mitt Romney if his party is willing to work with Democrats on another round of stimulus. Next, Dana talks with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about what he’s prepared to do to get President Biden’s agenda through Congress, as well as his newfound status as an internet meme. Then, Dana previews former President...

Duration:00:39:32