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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 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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    • 39 min
    Interview with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    Interview with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    First, Jake talks to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about the $1.9 trillion covid relief package and his role in passing it in the Senate. Next, Jake interviews White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield about President Biden’s plans for passing a minimum wage increase and the future of the filibuster. Then, Jake presses Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi about his controversial decision to lift mask mandates and other protective measures in his state. Finally, Jake asks Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan about her handling of coronavirus in her state, as well as the allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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    • 45 min
    Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki; Interview with Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy; Interview with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons; Interview with California Rep. Karen Bass

    Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki; Interview with Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy; Interview with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons; Interview with California Rep. Karen Bass

    First, Dana talks to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the impact Johnson and Johnson’s single-shot vaccine will have on coronavirus in the United States. Then, Dana pushes White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Biden’s decision not to directly punish the Saudi Crown Prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Next, Dana asks Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana about former President Trump’s role in the future of the GOP. After that, Dana talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the next steps for the covid relief bill in the Senate. Then, Dana interviews Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California about the renewed push to pass her police reform bill. Finally, amid the school reopening debate, Dana visits a Virginia school district to get a first-hand look at the difficulties facing teachers and students.

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
922 Ratings

922 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.

MJHCRNA ,

Great show

But I don’t watch anymore due to the annoying whooshing noise.

Marilyn Marin ,

Dana!....ROE vs WADE

Why did you not ask the republican governor Hutchison why he file a motion to make illegal much abortion related procedure, yet during the same interview (at the beginning) he claimed to remove a mask mandate i his state? You (Dana) should’ve asked “why would you not demand a state-wide-mask-mandate BUT you demand what women can/cannot do w/their OWN bodies?” What about “FREEDOM!” C’mon stick up for the LEFT! The RIGHT has an entire media force on their side. We just need the truth media on OUR side and not just trying to sound “UNBIASED” for superficial journalism sake! 🙏

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