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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.

    Interviews with: Tyre Nichols' family attorney Ben Crump, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, plus an exclusive​ joint interview with Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Eric Swalwell.

    Interviews with: Tyre Nichols' family attorney Ben Crump, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, plus an exclusive​ joint interview with Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Eric Swalwell.

    First, Dana speaks with Tyre Nichols' family attorney Ben Crump, who says the horrific video of Nichols’ fatal beating by police is “a watershed moment for America”.

    Next, Dana discusses former President Trump’s return to the campaign trial with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu. Sununu weighs in on if he thinks Trump can win his key primary state, as well as whether he’s considering running for president himself in 2024.

    After, Dana sits down for an exclusive​ joint interview with Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar about Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s push to remove them from key committees. Schiff and Swalwell slam what they call McCarthy’s “hypocrisy” and tell Dana that he is committing “political abuse" by removing them from the House Intelligence Committee. Dana also presses Omar about her past statements on Israel as she fights to keep her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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    • 39 min
    Interviews with: CNN’s Andrew McCabe, CNN’s Juliette Kayyem, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Michael McCaul

    Interviews with: CNN’s Andrew McCabe, CNN’s Juliette Kayyem, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Michael McCaul

    First, Dana begins after a press conference from Monterey Park, California brings more information from a mass shooting that killed least ten people inside a dance studio. Dana speaks with CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Andrew McCabe and CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem about what we know so far.

    Then, Sen. Dick Durbin shares his concern over the additional classified documents the FBI found at President Biden’s Delaware home on Friday.

    And, Dana asks Sen. Joe Manchin whether he thinks the White House should negotiate spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling after the Biden administration said they want Congress to pass an increase with no negotiations.

    Later, chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Michael McCaul tells Dana he supports the U.S. sending tanks to Ukraine.

    This week’s panel discusses the implications of the discovery of more classified documents in the FBI’s search of Biden’s home and what Americans could expect from the GOP’s presidential candidates in 2024.  
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    • 46 min
    Interviews with: Rep. James Comer, Rep. Jamie Raskin

    Interviews with: Rep. James Comer, Rep. Jamie Raskin

    First, Jake presses Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer about why he wants to investigate Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents but says investigating Trump is “not a priority.” Also, with the U-S facing a risk of a default this summer, Jake asks what will be done in a GOP-led House to avoid an economic catastrophe.

    Next, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Jamie Raskin, responds to Rep. Comer and contrasts Biden’s approach to the Justice Department documents investigation to Trump’s.

    Finally, our panel analyzes the latest developments on the special counsel probes and discuss the House’s contingency plan in case of a debt default. Today’s panel includes Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, CNN Political Commentators Scott Jennings and Ashley Allison, and former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews.
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    • 40 min
    Interviews with: Rep. Chip Roy, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Katherine Clark

    Interviews with: Rep. Chip Roy, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Katherine Clark

    First, after a bruising fight, Kevin McCarthy finally grabs the speakership. But can he govern? Republican Rep. Chip Roy, the man who negotiated a deal to deliver McCarthy key votes, joins Jake Tapper for his first post-vote interview. 

    Next, Jake presses a lawmaker who's been critical of those who rebelled against McCarthy, Republican Dan Crenshaw, on whether he can now work with members of his party he called "terrorists." 

    Then, Democratic House Whip Katherine Clark discusses the chaos of the past week, proclaiming, "The keys have been handed over to extremists." 

    Finally, our panel debates McCarthy's drawn-out speakership fight and President Trump's potential influence on Republican members of the House. 
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    • 41 min
    Interviews with: Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Democratic Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer

    Interviews with: Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Democratic Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer

    First, Dana goes one-on-one with Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore. They discuss why Moore thinks Democrats need to talk more about patriotism, his top priorities as he takes office, and Bash presses him on how he plans to pay to pay for his sweeping agenda. Next, Dana interviews outgoing GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger about the case he helped make against former President Donald Trump as a member of the January 6 Committee, the future of the Republican party, his own political future, and why he thinks the DOJ will ultimately charge Trump with a crime.Then, Dana talks with Democratic Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer about his decision to step back from leadership to make way for a new generation, plus interning alongside Nancy Pelosi in the 1960’s, whether he would have liked to become Speaker, and he also shows Dana where rioters entered his office on January 6. Finally, former campaign advisers Lis Smith and David Urban join Dana to discuss how 2024 hopefuls are preparing to run, and also the likelihood of President Biden running again.
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    • 43 min
    Update for December 25, 2022

    Update for December 25, 2022

    There is no new episode of the State of the Union showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.
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midwestBlue ,

8.28

sinunu was really showing his privilege. just pay your $200 a month & move on he said they owed between he and his wife. he comes from money. people paying $200 is $100 a piece and not very many people’s college loans are $100 a month. many of us had to quit college due to assorted reasons. sinunu also went to college when college tuition wasn’t as expensive. plus you know sinunu’s parents who are rich paid for most of it anyhow if not for all of it so i question if he even had a loan snd perhaps it is just his wife. grrrrrr

MiucaDC ,

Lost it’s serious reporting to get ratings

I used to always watch CNN and SOTU in particular. However I think this increasing appeal to show “both sides” has really hurt their reporting and reputation. Being well informed does not mean giving air time to cooks that have praised, justified, allowed and sometimes helped plan the attempted 1/6 coup against a legitimately elected government trying to do its constitutional mandate. Every time I see any “official” being interviewed where they are politely allowed to justify their fringe MAGA ideology I just switch podcasts remembering all the pain and suffering their guys brought to this country and it frankly disgusts me. I strongly recommend listening/watching something other than CNN. Good luck with getting ratings up.

PAyscue ,

Faux-Lite

I thought the Christie promotional book tour was bad but Tapper suggesting the President invite the twice-impeached, document stealing former occupant to the funeral of the Queen was the stupidest thing said on cable news this week (including the pro-seditionists on the Murdoch channel)

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