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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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Episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interviews with: Gov. Chris Sununu, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Sen. Chris Murphy

12/31/2023
First, with two weeks until the first votes of the 2024 election, Nikki Haley is still cleaning up her comments about the cause of the Civil War. How will she fare in New Hampshire? Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu, who is backing Nikki Haley, joins Dana exclusively. Then, the special counsel argues that former President Donald Trump does not have immunity as another state attempts to strike him from the ballot. Will the Supreme Court agree with this argument and weigh in to remove Trump from the ballot? Former January 6th Committee Member Rep. Jamie Raskin is here exclusively to share his thoughts. And, there is a new epidemic this holiday season: isolation. Could our nation’s problems be caused by our people growing more and more lonely? Democratic Senator Chris Murphy joins Dana to discuss. Plus, the panel joins Dana to talk about the politics of the Iowa caucuses now just 15 days away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:32

Interviews with: Chief Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe, Former Vice President Al Gore, Ray Dalio

12/24/2023
First, wildfires, hurricanes, extreme heat, 2023 was the year the world woke up to the climate change threat. What have we learned and what will next year look like? Chief Scientist Katharine Hayhoe joins Jake on the show to discuss our options. Next, World leaders agree to transition away from fossil fuels, the chief driver of the climate crisis. But with loopholes in the agreement, is it enough? Former Vice President Al Gore is ahead. Then, as Governments around the world struggle to combat climate change, what role does Wall Street have to play? Who's got the money and how much will it take to help our climate? I'll get the thoughts of the multi-billionaire American investor Ray Dalio who is focused on climate change. Plus, are skeptical Republicans starting to change their minds on climate change? Our Panel of Congress speakers will take a look at the numbers and see what's causing this shift and what GOP officials might be willing to work with Democrats on to address this crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:09

Interviews with: Former Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Joe Manchin

12/17/2023
First, with just a month until the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump is quoting dictators such as Vladimir Putin and attacking immigrants. Will any of that matter, or will he still be his party's de facto nominee in a month's time? Jake asks Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie. Then, polls flash more warning signs for President Biden as he makes his case for re-election. Could a potential new compromise in Congress hurt him and his party even more? Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who is considering challenging Biden next year, joins Jake. And, Israel reels after its troops mistakenly kill 3 of its own hostages waving a white flag. Will that change the way Israel is waging war in Gaza and impact crucial support from the United States? Finally, new polling shows one of Trump’s rivals closing the gap in a key state. Is he facing a real threat? The panel joins Jake to break it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:12

Interviews with: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Republican Senator J.D. Vance, Former US Vice President Al Gore

12/10/2023
First, a split over foreign aid divides Congress as world pressure grows over the civilian death toll in Gaza. Does the Biden administration have any conditions in its support for Israel in the war? US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is next. Next, President Joe Biden takes the fight directly to Donald Trump. Trump looks to cement his hold on the GOP. What would a second Trump term look like? Top Trump ally Republican Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio is ahead. Plus, world leaders meet to confront the climate crisis and consider phasing out fossil fuels. But will they go far enough? Former US Vice President Al Gore joins me exclusively. And, a new poll has Nikki Haley up double digits in a hypothetical matchup against President Joe Biden. We’ll dig into what's behind those numbers with our panel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:02

Interviews with: US Senator Lindsey Graham, Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal

12/3/2023
First, after Hamas breaks the 7 day truce, Israel steps up attacks on Southern Gaza. The US responds with a careful warning but how will Israel respond? South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham joins Dana to discuss. Then, as progressives split with President Biden concerning the war and other priorities, how might this impact Biden's re-election effort? Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal joins Dana exclusively. Plus, with the Iowa Caucuses only 6 weeks away, Donald Trump aims to flip the script. Will anyone challenge him? Our panel will discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:45

Interviews with: US Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog, US Senator Chris Murphy, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Presidential Candidate Chris Christie

11/26/2023
First, Dana is joined by US Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog amid questions about the remaining hostages and the future of the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel. Then, with some hostages finally being released and able to reunite with their loved ones, Dana is joined by the family of some hostages who were freed this as part of the deal between Israel and Hamas. Then, more Israeli hostages are set to come home if the shaky pause in the Israel-Hamas war holds another day. What are we learning about the release of Americans? National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins Dana. Also, President Biden touts the Israel-Hamas truce, but what happens when the four days are up? US Senator Chris Murphy joins Dana exclusively. Plus, as foreign policy dominates US politics, one Republican candidate makes his case. Is there an alternative approach to taking on Trump? Dana is joined by 2024 Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:27

Interviews with: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer

11/19/2023
First, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer joins Jake to discuss the state of negotiations to free hostages being held by Hamas. Next, with just 2 months until voters weigh-in, a new Iowa rivalry heats up. Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis is all in on Iowa, but will it pay off? Then, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin talks to Jake about growing calls from Democrats for a ceasefire in Gaza. They also discuss a Colorado judge's ruling that former President Trump "engaged in insurrection" on January 6. Finally, facing political headwinds, President Joe Biden ramps up his attacks on former President Donald Trump. Will these criticisms be enough to sway voters opinions? Our panel is here to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:39

Interviews with: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel

11/12/2023
First, Dana talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his first CNN interview since the Israel-Hamas war began. Dana presses him on growing pressure for Israel to limit civilian casualties, the effort to free the hostages being held by Hamas, and his refusal to take responsibility for the October 7 attacks. Then, with US President Joe Biden expressing frustration at Israel’s reluctance to implementing humanitarian pauses inside Gaza and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying more needed to be done to keep civilians safe, Dana speaks with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss the shift from the US in its approach to its close ally Israel. Next, Dana sits down with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to discuss her party’s disappointing election results and whether Republicans need to take a new approach to the abortion debate. Finally, former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan join Dana to discuss a huge political week, including Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement he won’t be seeking re-election in 2024, the possibility of a Trump/Biden rematch and how the third-party presidential lane could get crowded in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:59

Interviews with: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Israeli UN Amb. Gilad Erdan

11/5/2023
First, Dana speaks with CNN’s Jeremy Diamond about what he saw inside Gaza embedded with Israeli forces. Then, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders joins Dana to discuss calls by some Democrats for a ceasefire in Gaza, as well as a video by progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib accusing President Biden of supporting genocide. Next, Dana speaks with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal about calls for a humanitarian pause in Gaza and their fears that Iran could seek to expand the conflict. Then, Dana speaks with Israel’s ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan, who wore a yellow Star of David on the UN floor to protest the UN’s inaction after Hamas’ attack. They also discuss the humanitarian situation inside Gaza and the sharp rise in antisemitic incidents around the world. Finally, CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney, Democratic Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett, former Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock and CNN Political Commentator Kristen Soltis Anderson break down a new poll showing former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden in several key battleground states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:24

Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Intelligence Committee Republican Sen. James Lankford, GOP Candidate Chris Christie

10/29/2023
Israel is extending its ground operations in Gaza. What will this mean for the region's future and the well-being of those held hostage by Hamas? Joining us on the show we have US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and insights from Intelligence Committee Republican Sen. James Lankford. A blackout occurred as Israel's barrage intensified, causing communication services in Gaza to be disrupted. With communication now getting restored, we provide an update on the latest developments from inside Gaza. The US House chooses a Speaker, and Mike Pence drops out. More signs of the Republican Party's embrace of former President Donald Trump. GOP Candidate Chris Christie offers his perspective on the situation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:12

Interviews with: House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner, Former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney

10/22/2023
First, Israel escalates Gaza airstrikes ahead of a likely invasion as fear grows that the region could be drawn into the conflict. What is Israel's plan? President Biden cautions Israel to not be blinded by rage. House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner joins us. And, more humanitarian trucks poised to enter Gaza carrying desperately needed supplies to the victims of war. But as Israel prepares for ground war, are conditions about to get much worse? Plus, with future US aid to Israel on the line, House Republicans are back to square one in their speaker search fiasco. As they plan for more votes, can anyone unite the conference? Former Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney shares her thoughts. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:39

Interviews with: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Ambassador Michael Herzog, US Senator Marco Rubio

10/15/2023
First, in the aftermath of a brutal terrorist attack by Hamas, Israel is now preparing for a ground war in Gaza and making it clear that this is only the beginning. Now the question is how civilians, including Americans, can stay safe amidst the escalating violence. We're joined by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who will share his insights on this issue. Then, amidst President Joe Biden's strong support for Israel and his commitment to ensuring they have the resources they need to defend themselves, a divide is emerging within the Republican field over the conflict. How would a Republican approach the situation in the Middle East? We've got an exclusive interview with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to explore this. Plus, as US officials promise increased support for Israel, internal strife among House Republicans over the choice of their speaker continues. With Congress facing paralysis, the question looms: will they be able to deliver aid in time? Joining us for discussion is Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw. Also, what are the potential outcomes of the imminent ground invasion, and what strategies can be employed to secure the release of Americans detained by Hamas? We are joined by Ambassador Michael Herzog and US Senator Marco Rubio to discuss. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:06:07

Interviews with: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, Former Vice President Mike Pence, Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin, Republican Congressman Mike Lawler, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper

10/8/2023
Israel responds after brutal Hamas terror attacks by formally declaring war. Will that war engulf the Middle East? US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins Dana to discuss. Next, Congress rushes to condemn the Hamas attack and pledges to aid Israelis. But will the lack of a formal House Speaker hamper any US response? Dana gets reaction from key lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin, and Congressman Mike Lawler. Then, with hundreds Israeli civilians killed and "a significant number" abducted, the world scrambles to understand how Hamas could pull off such a massive surprise attack. Dana speaks with Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, former US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, and former Defense Secretary Mark Esper about what went wrong and how Israel will respond. Finally, our panel of experts discusses the challenges facing Israel and what to expect in the days and weeks ahead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:02:14:13