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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.

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    • 3.6, 686 Ratings

Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.

    Interview with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Miami-Dade County, Florida Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Interview with Fairfax County, Virginia School Superintendent Scott Brabrand

    Interview with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Miami-Dade County, Florida Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Interview with Fairfax County, Virginia School Superintendent Scott Brabrand

    First, Dana presses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the administration’s push to reopen schools in the fall. Then, Dana gets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reaction to DeVos and her view on the current state of coronavirus relief negotiations in Congress. Then, Dana talks to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on the skyrocketing coronavirus case count in Florida. Finally, Dana visits a Virginia school district for a look at how educators are trying to adapt to the reality of teaching in the age of coronavirus.

    • 44 min
    Interview with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn; Interview with Austin Mayor Steve Adler; Interview with Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa; Interview with Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

    Interview with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn; Interview with Austin Mayor Steve Adler; Interview with Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa; Interview with Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

    First, Dana Bash interviews FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn about a claim made by President Trump that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless.” Then, Dana speaks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler about his reaction to the President’s claim and how soon Austin hospitals will reach capacity. Next, Dana talks with GOP Senator Joni Ernst about President Trump’s leadership in the coronavirus crisis and her new book. Finally, Dana speaks to Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth about the debate over removing monuments and whether or not Joe Biden should pick a black woman as his Vice President.

    • 38 min
    Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Interview with former National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

    Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Interview with former National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

    First, Jake interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the escalating coronavirus pandemic and how the United states is trying to stop it. Then, Jake talks with former National Security Adviser John Bolton in a wide-ranging interview on reports that Russia is offering a bounty for terrorists in Afghanistan to kill US troops and his experiences in the Trump White House. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina about the President retweeting a racist video and efforts to pass policing reform in Congress. Finally, Jake discusses the new film based on his book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor."

    • 48 min
    Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler; Interview with former US Attorney Preet Bharara; Interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro; Interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Interview with former Defense Secr

    Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler; Interview with former US Attorney Preet Bharara; Interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro; Interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Interview with former Defense Secr

    First, Jake talks with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler about the President’s decision to fire the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman and criticisms made by former National Security Adviser John Bolton about the impeachment investigation. Then, Jake interviews former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara on why President Trump and Attorney General Barr wanted Berman gone. Then, Jake speaks to White House adviser Peter Navarro when he defends President Trump’s "tongue in cheek" comment about slowing down coronavirus testing. Then, Jake speaks to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms about the police response after two officers were charged in the death of Rayshard Brooks. Then, Jake interviews former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his new book and his thoughts on President Trump’s leadership. Finally, Jake responds to President Trump's claim that he wanted to slow down coronavirus testing.

    • 47 min
    Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn; Interview with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota; Interview with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma

    Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn; Interview with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota; Interview with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma

    First, Jake talks with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn about the killing of Rayshard Brooks and upcoming policing reform legislation in Congress. Then, Jake interviews White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the current recession and the lack of transparency in government coronavirus relief loans. Next, Jake talks with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota about the 'defund the police' movement. Then, Jake talks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about President Trump's upcoming rally this week in Tulsa. Finally, Jake takes on the "dead, racist losers" of the Confederacy -- and those who stand with them today.

    • 39 min
    Interview with former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell; Interview with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass

    Interview with former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell; Interview with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass

    First, Jake talks with former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell in a wide-ranging interview on President Trump's leadership during nationwide protests on racial injustice and America's role in the world. Powell says he is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Then, Jake interviews Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on whether the President's recent comments and tweets are exacerbating racial tensions in the United States. Then, Jake asks Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass about calls to defund the police and her legislation to address police brutality. Finally, Jake takes on the lies we've seen from local police departments about violent incidents caught on video.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
686 Ratings

686 Ratings

PonyAnna ,

I appreciate your enthusiasm but...

Please don’t let them gaslight and change the story. The media is our only remaining defense from this criminally malignant administration that has the blood of tens of thousands of people on their hands. How many more will die as a result? Trump has said, many times, that he’s hampered testing. He also refused to take action for three months, yet blames China? He’s also muzzled the CDC and tampered with the real mortality numbers, rejected WHO’s testing which works, hampered the dispersal of medical supplies, sent our protective equipment to China once the virus was known to be here and our medical workers were dying from lack, instigated violence around wearing masks(which can save countless lives)...you have to wonder why it looks intentional and deliberate to create the maximum number of fatalities. Those are important stories. Don’t talk to the mouthpieces, their job is to spin and hide crimes. Talk to the actual people who are trying to save lives. We need to know the TRUTH, to save as many lives as possible. Everything is corrupted by this administration, when you interview the people trying to hide their crimes, you give them a platform to deceive. interview the ones impacted by the truth. The media is our last line of defense. This virus hasn’t even finished the first wave. Why are they thwarting protecting the public??? That’s what we need to know and address. Please ask the right questions to the right people, inform the public and save lives.

Debbie in AZ ,

Kids back to school

Great questioning of Betsy DeVoss today.

Jules726 ,

Keep it coming!

I love how you interview both sides and try your hardest to hold these ridiculous people accountable. Keep up the good work!! And your integrity!!

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