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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.

    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

    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

    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 Congress. Finally, Dana interviews former House Speaker John Boehner about the state of the Republican Party.

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

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

    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 anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, Jake reflects on the lingering legacy of the Civil War.

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    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

    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

    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 Omar of Minnesota joins Jake to react to the emotion first week of the trial for the former police officer charged with George Floyd’s murder.

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    • 41 min
    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

    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

    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. Nikema Williams of Georgia about following in John Lewis’ footsteps in Congress.

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    • 42 min
    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

    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

    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 pushes Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about his plan to lift his mask mandate at the end of the month and his decision to sign a near-total abortion ban in his state.

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    • 39 min
    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

    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

    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 Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas. Finally, Jake closes with his thoughts on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the sexual harassment allegations against him.

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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

avawilliams ,

Larry Kudlow was he really there???

Aug 25 episode excellent interview by Brianna (does she have a last name it isn’t visible on the episode notes) with Larry Kudlow re G7 leaders critique of Trump’s tariffs- wow, well done, Brianna Keeler- we want more of this tough unrelenting strategy from all press.

A Lit Chick ,

Please lose Ron Johnson as a guest

The man has never allowed an interviewer to finish a single sentence as he is too busy being a sycophant to Trump’s lunacy and crimes.

Night ocean ,

Great show when guests are great

Love the show - when you bring in guests that take the questions willingly and offer their perspective. It is enriching when the discussion is open and honest.

If the guest is combative and defensive, if she or he doesn’t want to discuss the issues or is not able to provide relevant information, she or he waists everyone’s time.

It’s not fun or educational to watch people lying on tv.

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