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From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.

From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.

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Washington, DC

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From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.

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@cnnsotu

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English


Episodes

Interview with former DNC Chair Howard Dean and CNN Political Commentator Mark McKinnon; Interview with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy.

2/23/2020
First, Jake breaks down Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucuses and the path forward for the other 2020 contenders with former DNC chair and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and CNN Political Commentator Mark McKinnon. Then, Jake sits down with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy to talk about Russian interference in the 2020 election and the latest on the presidential hopefuls after Nevada. Then, the panel of former Sen. Rick Santorum, Bakari Sellers, Linda Chavez and Alexandra Rojas discusses the...

Duration:00:41:41

Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Chief of Staff to the Vice President Marc Short; Interview with South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn.

2/16/2020
First, Dana interviews former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg on his health care plans for union members in Nevada, attacks against his high-dollar fundraising strategy and his lack of support from black voters. Then, Dana talks with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar about the crisis at the Justice Department, her criminal justice record in Hennepin County and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's campaign. Next, Dana sits down with Chief of Staff to the Vice President Marc Short on the...

Duration:00:41:54

Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

2/9/2020
First, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about the upcoming New Hampshire primary, whether his nomination would hurt moderate Democrats and the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses debacle. Then, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the upcoming New Hampshire primary, his criminal justice record in Indiana and attacks from opponents Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Next, Jake sits down with Democratic...

Duration:00:44:12

Interview with former South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

2/2/2020
First, Jake sits down with former South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to talk about tomorrow's Iowa caucuses, the latest in the Senate impeachment trial, his new attacks on his fellow 2020 opponents and his struggle to win over black voters. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa about her vote to reject calling additional witnesses in the impeachment trial and whether she thinks President Trump did anything wrong regarding Ukraine. Next,...

Duration:00:44:02

Interview with Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford; Interview with House Impeachment Manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren; Interview with conservative lawyer George Conway; Remembering Jim Lehrer.

1/26/2020
First, Jake sits down with Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford to talk about his views on the President's impeachment trial and his latest tweet attacking House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Next, Jake talks with House Impeachment Manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren about the case from Democrats against the President and efforts to compel witnesses to testify in the Senate trial. Then, Jake's interview with conservative lawyer George Conway from this week on how Republicans are navigating...

Duration:00:42:48

Interview with Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz; Interview with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown; Interview with impeachment manager Democratic Rep. Jason Crow.

1/19/2020
First, CNN's Brianna Keilar talks with Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the constitutional arguments for and against removing President Donald Trump from office in the Senate. Next, Keilar interviews Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio about his role as a juror in the Senate trial and the clash between 2020 presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail. Then, Keilar interviews impeachment...

Duration:00:47:55

Interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Interview with Republican Senator Mike Lee, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

1/12/2020
First, Jake talks to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the threat of Iran on US embassies and the intelligence that led to the death of Qasem Soleimani. Next, Jake talks with Republican Senator Mike Lee on the intelligence briefing he received about the Iran strike and whether there was a threat to US embassies. Then, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer on his campaign spending and what makes him qualified to be the next Commander in Chief. Next, Jake speaks to a panel of...

Duration:00:40:47

Interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.

1/5/2020
First, Jake talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about President Trump's strike against a top Iranian commander, discussing possible retaliation from the Iranians and questions from Congressional leaders about the intelligence supporting the attack. Next, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his criticism of the President's strike in Iran, as well as how he compares his foreign policy experience to former Vice President Joe Biden and whether he would...

Duration:00:57:40

Interview with Oren Segal, the VP of the ADL's Center on Extremism about the Hanukkah knife attacks in New York; Interview with Senator John Kennedy on the details of the Senate impeachment trial and President Trump's whistleblower tweet. Interview with C

12/29/2019
First, Jake speaks with Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League about the horrific knife attack in New York and the recent string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York. Then, Jake talks to Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana about the ongoing Senate trial negotiations and the President tweeting an unsubstantiated claim about the whistleblower's identity. Next, Jake speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy about the Democrat's impeachment strategy and Joe Biden's potential...

Duration:00:46:41

Interview with Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar; Interview with top Senate Republican Roy Blunt; Interview with Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin; Candidate closeup: selfies on the campaign trail

12/22/2019
First, Dana talks to Presidential Candidate and Senate Judiciary Committee member Amy Klobuchar about the Democrats impeachment strategy and her buzzy debate performance. Next, Dana sits down with Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of Republican leadership, to discuss a the format of a Senate trial and whether the Presidents actions were appropriate. Then, The Democratic Whip, Senator Dick Durbin joins to discuss if any Democrats will cross the aisle on impeachment and whether Senators...

Duration:00:44:18

Interview with Sen. Rand Paul; Interview with Sen. Sherrod Brown; Interview with Rep. Will Hurd; The fundamental question Republicans must answer on impeachment

12/15/2019
First, Jake sits down with Republican Senator Rand Paul to talk about the articles of impeachment against President Trump and the upcoming Senate trial. Next, Jake talks to Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown about the impeachment trial in the Senate, the 2020 Democratic candidates and the USMCA trade deal. Next, Jake speaks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd about the upcoming House impeachment vote and the Justice Department Inspector General's latest report on FISA. Next, Rep. Karen Bass,...

Duration:00:44:57

Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler; Interview with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows

12/8/2019
First, Dana sits down with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to talk about the latest in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and a possible vote on articles of impeachment in his panel this week. Nadler says that his case is strong enough that a jury would convict President Trump in "three minutes flat" and suggested he's willing to impeach President Trump with no Republican votes. Next, Dana sits down with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows to talk about the President's...

Duration:00:45:39

Interview with 2020 Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren; Who is the Obama 2.0 of the 2020 campaign?

12/1/2019
First, Dana sits down with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to talk about the latest in the impeachment inquiry, attacks over her opposition of free four-year college and progressive criticism of her health care plan. Then, Dana talks with Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California about her House panel's key impeachment hearing on Wednesday and how the impeachment of President Trump compares to her work on the impeachment process for President Nixon and President...

Duration:00:46:13

Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Interview with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin

11/24/2019
First, Jake sits down with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to break down the latest in the House impeachment inquiry and the public testimony this week about President Trump's demand for Ukraine investigations. Then, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York about the President's defense in the impeachment inquiry and the Navy's military review of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Next, Jake breaks down the latest on impeachment with Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum,...

Duration:00:58:14

Interview with Intel committee member Republican Congressman Mike Turner; Interview with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy; What Mr. Rogers might teach us about the cruelties and divisions of today

11/17/2019
First, Jake speaks to Republican Rep. Mike Turner of the Intelligence Committee about this week's testimony in the impeachment inquiry and President Trump's conduct in the Ukraine scandal. Then, Jake talks to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about Ambassador Sondland's future testimony and the President's view of Ukraine. Next, our panel of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Scott Jennings, Jen Psaki and Mia Love discuss Pete Buttigieg's rise to the top in Iowa and the Republican response to the...

Duration:00:45:05

Interview with Republican Senator Ron Johnson; 2020 presidential candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar

11/10/2019
First, Jake talks with Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson to discuss the July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, the fact that witnesses say there was a Ukraine quid pro quo connected to Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Johnson's role in advocating for military aid to be released to Ukraine. Then, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate. Senator Amy Klobuchar about House GOP's demands for Hunter Biden to testify in the impeachment...

Duration:00:41:43

Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his wife, Evelyn.

11/3/2019
First, Dana sits down with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to talk about the President's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, testimony from administration officials indicating a quid pro quo over military aid, and new Mueller memos showing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed a conspiracy theory about Ukraine during the 2016 election. Then, Dana talks with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn about the impeachment inquiry in...

Duration:00:44:15

Interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on the U.S. raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Interview with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy on the Baghdadi raid and the impeachment inquiry; Interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McC

10/27/2019
First, Jake sits down with the Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, to discuss the details of the daring U.S. Special Forces raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Then, Jake talks with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about Baghdadi and Ukraine, as he recounts his meeting with the Ukrainian President in September. Next, Jake breaks down the Presidents statement on Baghdadi and the raids national security implications with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Former Pentagon...

Duration:00:45:11

Interview with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Senator Amy Klobuchar; Interview with retired General David Petraeus; Jake on the legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings

10/20/2019
First, Jake sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the latest on the conflict in Syria, his attacks on 2020 opponents over Medicare for All and Secretary Hillary Clinton's swipe at 2020 candidate Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Next, Jake talks with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar about the impeachment inquiry and her health care attacks at the Democratic debate. Then, retired Gen. David Petraeus joins Jake to talk about the latest on...

Duration:00:40:50

Interview with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Senator Kevin Cramer; Interview with Former Governor John Kasich

10/13/2019
First, Jake speaks with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about President Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria, the impeachment inquiry and Beto O'Rourke's proposal to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status if they don't support LGBTQ rights. Then, Jake talks to Republican Senator Kevin Cramer about the conflict in northern Syria and whether or not it is acceptable for a President to ask a foreign leader to investigate political rivals. Then,...

Duration:00:41:39