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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 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Interview with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

    Interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Interview with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

    First, Jake talks to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the ongoing social safety net bill negotiations. Next, Jake asks Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen about rising inflation and when Americans can expect a return to normal. Then, Jake interviews Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson about vaccine mandates in his state of Arkansas. Finally, Jake calls out some GOP leaders for joking about Alec Baldwin after the actor fired a prop gun on the set of "Rust," killing the cinematographer and injuring the director.

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    • 47 min
    Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with Jon Stewart

    Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with Jon Stewart

    First, Jake talks to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s efforts to address growing supply chain disruptions in the US. Then, Jake asks Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about how far the House January 6 Committee is willing to go to compel testimony from defiant Trump allies. And comedian Jon Stewart joins Jake to discuss his return to television and why he’s still hopeful for the future of America.

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    • 46 min
    Interview with Facebook executive Nick Clegg; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Interview with Facebook executive Nick Clegg; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

    First, Dana presses Facebook executive Nick Clegg on new research and whistleblower testimony alleging that his platform’s algorithms hurt teen users. Then, Dana talks with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about policy solutions for social media and Democratic efforts to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Next, Dana sits down with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe about his unexpectedly tight race just three weeks away. Finally, Dana interviews chief Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the latest in the pandemic and how to trick or treat safely this fall.

     

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    • 44 min
    Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin; Interview with top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci

    Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin; Interview with top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci

    First, Dana sits down with the top progressive in the House, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, about the latest in the social safety net and climate negotiations and what price tag she’s willing to accept. Then, Dana asks Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin about his view on key moderates Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, as well as the looming deadline to lift the debt ceiling. Next, Dana talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about when vaccines will be ready for children and the climbing numbers of Americans claiming religious exemptions. Finally, Dana visits a sea of white flags on the National Mall to remember the 700,000 deaths in the pandemic.

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    • 38 min
    Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Josh Gottheimer; Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Interview with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; Inter

    Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Josh Gottheimer; Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Interview with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; Inter

    First, Jake talks to House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Josh Gottheimer about liberals’ threat to block the bipartisan infrastructure deal if there isn’t an agreement on Democrats’ sweeping $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan. Then, Jake presses Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s response the surge in Haitian migrants at the southern border. Next, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Pat Toomey about his party’s refusal to raise the debt ceiling. Finally, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker joins Jake to discuss the collapse of bipartisan police reform negotiations.

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    • 56 min
    Interview with Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn

    Interview with Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn

    First, Jake asks top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about an FDA panel’s decision to recommend limiting booster shots to high-risk groups and people over the age of 65. Next, Jake presses Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on what he’s doing to reverse his state’s worst-in-the-nation Covid death rate. Finally, Jake talks to House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn about his party’s efforts to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package by the end of the month.

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Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
982 Ratings

982 Ratings

Younghee C. ,

Good interviews

Great to hear answers from so many high level officials to numerous, tough questions. That said, interviewers sometimes come across as impatient/too aggressive. Please kill the loud, whooshing transition noise — really annoying.

D .K. ,

Good podcast

I like all high level interviews with good questions. However, Dana is why too confrontational. I would like to see her stop repeating the same question when the guest already answered. It feels like harassment

Colorado 2021 ,

Delay in episodes

Recently we are not getting new episodes till Monday when the stories are already old

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