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State of the Union

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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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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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Interviews with Democratic Sen. John Fetterman; Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson; Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett

5/20/2024
On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper presses Democratic Sen. John Fetterman on Biden's slipping support in Pennsylvania. Then, 2024 potential Trump VP pick Dr. Ben Carson tells Jake that he would love to debate Vice President Kamala Harris. Next, Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett tells Jake Tapper that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comment during a late-night committee hearing about her eyelashes was “buying into a racist trope.” Also, Bakari Sellers, Ashley Allison, Brad Todd, and Alyssa Farah Griffin join Jake to discuss Joe Biden's push to appeal to Black voters, the state of the 2024 race and the latest scandal from a Supreme Court Justice. Finally, Jake, Ashley and Alyssa reflect on the life and legacy of their friend and member of the CNN family, Alice Stewart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:50

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Interviews with Republican Sen. JD Vance; Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy; FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell

5/13/2024
On CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash presses potential Trump VP pick Sen. JD Vance on Trump’s comment that Jewish Americans who voted for President Biden “should be ashamed of themselves.” Then, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy joins Dana to discuss President Biden’s threat to withhold aid from Israel if it launches a Rafah offensive. Next, Scott Brown, Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, and Karen Finney join Dana to discuss how both parties are responding to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent presidential bid. Dana also goes behind the scenes of disaster relief efforts with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell after tornadoes in Oklahoma, as part of her “Badass Women of Washington” series. Finally, Dana reflects on the life and legacy of her friend, former White House Counsel Jack Quinn. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:12

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Interviews with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum; Biden Campaign Co-chair Mitch Landrieu; University of Florida President Ben Sasse

5/6/2024
On CNN’s State of the Union, potential Trump VP contender Gov. Doug Burgum brushes off Donald Trump comparing the Biden administration to the Gestapo but acknowledges that Joe Biden won the 2020 election despite Trump’s claims to the contrary. Then, Jake presses Biden campaign co-chair Mitch Landrieu over President Biden’s response to campus protests amid Democratic concern they could damage his campaign. Next, University of Florida President and former U.S. senator Ben Sasse joins Jake to explain how his university has handled protests on campus. After, Kate Bedingfield, Jonah Goldberg, Ashley Allison and Marc Lotter join Jake to discuss the race to be Trump’s running mate. Finally, Jake reflects on the life and legacy of someone very important to the Tapper family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:00

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Interviews with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin

4/29/2024
On CNN’s State of the Union, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tells Dana Bash that he will still support Donald Trump for president even if he’s convicted in his hush money trial. Then, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tells Dana that antisemitic displays at college protests must be condemned but that they shouldn’t distract from criticism of Netanyahu’s handling in Gaza. Next, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass joins Dana to discuss the protests at USC and UCLA as well as her efforts to combat homelessness. After, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin tells Dana that he will protect peaceful protests in Virginia but not “hate speech and intimidation.” Finally, Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX), Ana Navarro, SE Cupp, and David Urban join Dana to discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner and troubling new poll numbers for President Biden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:15

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Interviews with South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker

4/22/2024
On CNN's State of the Union, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tells Dana Bash she will support Donald Trump for president even if he's convicted in his New York hush money trial. Then, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker tells Dana that RFK Jr qualifying for the ballot in Michigan will have "little effect" on the race there. Finally, Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Kate Bedingfield, Jamal Simmons, and Scott Jennings join Dana to discuss Trump's legal woes and Speaker Johnson's future after the House passed Ukraine aid despite pressure from far-right Republicans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:00

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State of the Union - Special Extended Edition

4/15/2024
On a special extended edition of CNN’s State of the Union, top Biden adviser John Kirby tells Jake Tapper that the White House doesn’t believe the “unprecedented” attack on Israel by Iran is the start of a broader regional war. IDF spokesman Col. Peter Lerner tells Jake that Israel is considering what it’s response to Iran will look like. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons tells Jake that he thinks Israel should “pause for a moment” before responding to the attack. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton tells Jake that Israel should retaliate by striking Iranian territory. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Marco Rubio tells Jake that Iran’s goal is to “make Israel an unlivable place.” Democratic Sen. John Fetterman and Republican Sen. JD Vance spar over Vance’s opposition to sending more aid to Ukraine. Former CIA Director David Petraeus reacts to Iran’s attack and tells Jake “there's never been something like this.” Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls for a “decisive” response to Iran’s attack. Former Director of National Intelligence tells Jake that “a Rubicon has been crossed” but doesn’t think Iran wants a wider war. Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad tells Jake that Iran’s attack should be a “tipping point” for democratic countries around the world. Plus, the New Yorker’s Robin Wright, Axios’ Barak Ravid, the New York Times’ David Sanger, former IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus, and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clarissa Ward, and Jeremy Diamond join Jake to share their insight on the attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:51:07

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Interviews with Rep. Mike Turner, Amb. Cindy McCain and Israeli-American hostage family

4/8/2024
On CNN’s State of the Union, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he agrees Russian propaganda has "infected” a portion of the Republican base. World Food Programme Executive Director Cindy McCain warns that “children are dying as we speak” in Gaza. And, six months after the Hamas attack, an Israeli-American hostage family speaks out on efforts to bring back their son and brother. Plus, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria previews his new book “Age of Revolutions." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:03

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Interviews with: GA. Sen. Warnock, MD. Gov. Moore and NY. Rep. Lawler

4/1/2024
First, how Georgia Senator Reverend Rafael Warnock balances his faith with public service. Then, Maryland Governor Wes Moore talks about how Baltimore is starting the recovery after last week’s catastrophic bridge collapse. House Speaker Mike Johnson faces growing urgency as the GOP is split over aid to Ukraine. NY Rep. Mike Lawler weighs in on the effort to oust Johnson. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss Trump’s “USA Bible” and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:53

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Interviews with: US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and US Congressman Chip Roy

3/25/2024
First, Jake speaks with New York’s Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Donald Trump and his deadline to post a $464M bond in a NY civil fraud case, Speaker Mike Johnson who is facing a new revolt from House Republicans after passing the Government Funding Bill and her calling on Joe Biden to cut off military aid to Israel. Then, a one-on-one with Republican Congressman Chip Roy, who voted against the Government Funding Bill, to discuss his thoughts on what better deal Mike Johnson could have negotiated and whether he supports Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to oust Mike Johnson as speaker. Plus, Jake and the panel discuss the rift within the GOP House Republicans and the effects it is having on the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:20

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Interviews with: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, Rep. Adam Schiff, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

3/18/2024
First, Dana interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the negotiations for Israeli hostages held by Hamas and his response to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for “a new election” in Israel. Then, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins Dana to respond to Netanyahu. They also discuss House Speaker Mike Johnson suggestion that he may allow a vote on a standalone bill for aid to Ukraine. Next, Dana speaks with GOP Senator Mike Rounds about whether he will endorse Trump for President, as well as the House overwhelmingly passing a bill that could ban TikTok. Plus, after a New York judge delayed Trump’s hush money trial until at least mid-April, Dana asks Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff about the possibility that none Trump's cases may go to trial before the election. Finally, ahead of Ohio’s Senate Primary, Dana talks with Ohio’s Republican Governor Mike DeWine on his support for a different candidate than Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:35

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Interviews with: Dem. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Senator James Lankford, Attorney General Josh Stein

3/11/2024
First, Jake talks with Dem. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia about President Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s rallies in Georgia on Saturday. Georgia is a key battleground state for both men. Then, Jake talks with Rep. Senator James Lankford on Biden’s State of the Union address and in particular the factual assertions he made about the failed bipartisan border deal. Lankford was one of the authors of that deal. And, Jake has a one-on-one interview with the Democratic nominee for Governor of North Carolina, Attorney General Josh Stein, and gets his views on whether Democrats can win in “Purple State” North Carolina. Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Senator Katie Britt’s State of the Union response and her use of a graphic sex trafficking story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:48

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Interviews with: Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas, Sen. Durbin, Sen. Mullin

3/4/2024
First, President Biden tried take on his vulnerabilities this week and flipped the script on immigration. Dana presses Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on executive border action. Then, the Supreme Court announced it will arguments in April, over former president Trump’s claim of presidential immunity. Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin weighs in. Nikki Haley claims that Trump can’t beat Biden without the voters who are backing her. Sen. Markwayne Mullin offers his take. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss countdown to Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:08

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Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Gretchen Whitmer

2/26/2024
First, Dana speaks with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to discuss congress blocking aid to Ukraine, Putin’s treatment of Navalny and the news that negotiators have agreed an outline of Israel-Hamas hostage deal. Then, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott dismisses speculation about Trump VP pick, weighs in on Alabama IVF ruling and is pressed on the border crisis. And, Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer talks about the potential Biden protest in Michigan, says that the Michigan primary is a ‘very high stakes moment’ and the IVF ruling shows that reproductive rights ‘still very much at risk’ if Trump wins. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss Trumps decisive win in South Carolina, home state of rival Nikki Haley. Is she still in the running? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:03

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Interviews with: Former Rep. Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Rep. Senator Tim Scott

2/19/2024
Today Jake speaks to former Rep. Congresswoman Liz Cheney about the news of Alexey Navalny’s reported death in a Russian prison and then Trumps silence on the issue and Republican opposition to a bill that would send aid to Israel and Ukraine. Then, in a 1-on-1 interview with Rep. Senator Tim Scott talks about Trumps comments about not defending NATO allies and the fall of the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka to Russian forces. Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Trumps railing against $355 million dollar ruling in civil fraud case and Nikki Haley’s pivotal test in South Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:54

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Interviews with: Rep. Senator Marco Rubio and Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

2/12/2024
First, Jake interviews Senator Marco Rubio asking questions about Trumps statements about NATO and mocking Governor Haley’s husbands absence while he is deployed in Africa, Rubio’s opposition to a bill to help Israel and Ukraine and the choice by Senate GOP to torpedo a bipartisan US border security deal. Then, a one on one interview with Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing President Biden’s not being charged after classified documents probe and statements about the president’s mental faculties. Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Biden and Trump as they are once again in the spotlight as the 2024 race heats up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:49

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Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, GOP Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley, US Congressman James Clyburn

2/4/2024
First, after the 3rd straight day of US strikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East, can America avoid a wider conflict? US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins us to break down the aftermath of this retaliation. Then, with just three weeks until Republicans in South Carolina vote, Donald Trump's team says it's over. But as Nikki Haley ups the ante, what's her end-game? GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley is here exclusively. And, President Biden swept South Carolina with his first official primary win last night. We are joined by the man whose endorsement propelled Joe Biden to the White House, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss the brewing fight inside the Republican Party and the results of the South Carolina Democratic primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:35

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Interviews with: Sen. Chris Murphy, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Kristi Noem

1/28/2024
First, President Biden embraces tougher immigration policies and pushes for Congress to pass a bipartisan border deal. But will Republicans balk amid pressure from Donald Trump? Dana asks key negotiator Sen. Chris Murphy. Then, with both Trump and President Biden looking past the primaries to November, has the general election already begun? Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Dana to discuss. And, with tensions high amid a standoff between Republican governors and federal officials at the border, Dana speaks to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Plus, our panel previews what to expect from the next few months on the campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:47

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Interviews with: South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons

1/21/2024
First, with just 2 days before the New Hampshire primary elections, Dana and CNN Political Director David Chalian dive into our brand new CNN poll that shows a clear lead for Donald Trump. As the former President makes his final pitch to primary voters, can anyone stop him? Next, Nikki Haley turns up the heat on Trump, while he tries to undercut Hayley with support from her home state. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott joins Dana exclusively to explain why he backed Doald Trump over his former governor. And, as President Biden hits the campaign trail, his political and policy challenges collide on the border and his support for Israel. What case should he make to voters? Biden campaign national co-chair and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons joins Dana. Plus, our panel previews what to expect from New Hampshire’s all-important primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:36

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Interviews with GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, CNN Senior Political commentator David Axelrod, & former Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan.

1/14/2024
First Jake goes one-on-one with GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, who responds to the final Des Moines Register poll showing him trailing significantly behind Trump and Haley ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Jake presses DeSantis on what a third place finish in Iowa would mean for the rest of his campaign and asks DeSantis if he underestimated Trump’s grip on the Republican Party. Next, Jake interviews Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and his push to restrict US military support for Israel. They also discuss US strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and how Biden’s handling of the situation in the Middle East will impact Biden’s support among young voters in the election. After, CNN Senior Political commentator David Axelrod and former Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan join Jake to preview what they think will happen in the GOP Iowa caucuses. Then, our panel breaks down the Des Moines Register Iowa poll and what the outcome of the caucuses could mean for the rest of the GOP primary. Finally, Jake digs into Trump’s most brazen argument in the January 6 case against him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:48:15

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Interviews with: Former Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Jim Clyburn

1/7/2024
First, with just a week to go to the Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump is dominating the political conversation with wild and outlandish comments. Former Vice President Mike Pence joins Jake to discuss whether he plans to endorse any of Trump's 2024 rivals, the GOP's embrace of January 6 conspiracy theories, and his efforts to rally American support for Israel three months after the October 7 attacks. Then, facing political headwinds, President Biden tries to refocus the race on Donald Trump. As Biden heads to the key state of South Carolina, can he solidify support with the voters he needs to win re-elections? South Carolina Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn joins Jake to discuss. Finally, the panel joins Jake to preview the final stretch before the Iowa Caucuses and the state of Biden's campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:45:53