State of the Union

State of the Union

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.

Episodes

June 17, 2024 43 mins
On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper sits down with potential Trump VP pick Sen. Tom Cotton. Jake presses Cotton over Trump’s comments on supporting Ukraine and suggesting he would consider blanket pardons for all January 6 rioters. Next, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy joins Jake to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, as well as to share his reflections on Sandy Hook shooting survivors g...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash asks National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about Israel’s successful raid to rescue four hostages kidnapped on October 7th, as well as reports of hundreds of Palestinian casualties as a result of the operation. Next, Trump VP hopeful South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tells Dana that it would be “beneficial” for Trump to pick a woman as his running mate. After that, Dana asks Michigan Gov. Gret...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, Kasie Hunt presses RNC co-chair Lara Trump on Donald Trump's historic guilty verdict.    Then, Rep. Adam Schiff condemns a “dangerous appeal to violence” from Donald Trump post-verdict.   Next, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tells Kasie that he does not want the Republican presidential nominee to be convicted of anything but will vote for Trump anyway.   Finally, Rep. Jake Auchincloss, Scott Jennings, ...
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Dana Bash asks potential Trump VP pick Sen. Tim Scott about Trump's false rhetoric surrounding the FBI search for classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Then, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz gives his take on the 2024 presidential election and Hillary Clinton’s criticism for Democrats on abortion. And former Congressman Patrick Kennedy endorses Joe Biden over his cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Finally, Scott Jennings, Shermichael Singleton, Ka...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper presses Democratic Sen. John Fetterman on Biden's slipping support in Pennsylvania. Then, 2024 potential Trump VP pick Dr. Ben Carson tells Jake that he would love to debate Vice President Kamala Harris.   Next, Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett tells Jake Tapper that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comment during a late-night committee hearing about her eyelashes was “buying into a racist trop...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash presses potential Trump VP pick Sen. JD Vance on Trump’s comment that Jewish Americans who voted for President Biden “should be ashamed of themselves.” Then, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy joins Dana to discuss President Biden’s threat to withhold aid from Israel if it launches a Rafah offensive. Next, Scott Brown, Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, and Karen Finney join Dana to discuss how both p...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, potential Trump VP contender Gov. Doug Burgum brushes off Donald Trump comparing the Biden administration to the Gestapo but acknowledges that Joe Biden won the 2020 election despite Trump’s claims to the contrary. Then, Jake presses Biden campaign co-chair Mitch Landrieu over President Biden’s response to campus protests amid Democratic concern they could damage his campaign. Next, University of Florid...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham tells Dana Bash that he will still support Donald Trump for president even if he’s convicted in his hush money trial. Then, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tells Dana that antisemitic displays at college protests must be condemned but that they shouldn’t distract from criticism of Netanyahu’s handling in Gaza. Next, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass joins Dana to discuss the protes...
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On CNN's State of the Union, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tells Dana Bash she will support Donald Trump for president even if he's convicted in his New York hush money trial. Then, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker tells Dana that RFK Jr qualifying for the ballot in Michigan will have "little effect" on the race there. Finally, Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX), Kate Bedingfield, Jamal Simmons, and Scott Jennings join Dana to discuss Trump's lega...
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On a special extended edition of CNN’s State of the Union, top Biden adviser John Kirby tells Jake Tapper that the White House doesn’t believe the “unprecedented” attack on Israel by Iran is the start of a broader regional war. IDF spokesman Col. Peter Lerner tells Jake that Israel is considering what it’s response to Iran will look like. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons tells Jake that he thinks Israel should “pause for a moment” befo...
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On CNN’s State of the Union, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he agrees Russian propaganda has "infected” a portion of the Republican base. World Food Programme Executive Director Cindy McCain warns that “children are dying as we speak” in Gaza. And, six months after the Hamas attack, an Israeli-American hostage family speaks out on efforts to bring back their son and brother. Plus...
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First, how Georgia Senator Reverend Rafael Warnock balances his faith with public service. Then, Maryland Governor Wes Moore talks about how Baltimore is starting the recovery after last week’s catastrophic bridge collapse. House Speaker Mike Johnson faces growing urgency as the GOP is split over aid to Ukraine. NY Rep. Mike Lawler weighs in on the effort to oust Johnson. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss Trump’s “USA Bible” and mor...
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First, Jake speaks with New York’s Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Donald Trump and his deadline to post a $464M bond in a NY civil fraud case, Speaker Mike Johnson who is facing a new revolt from House Republicans after passing the Government Funding Bill and her calling on Joe Biden to cut off military aid to Israel.   Then, a one-on-one with Republican Congressman Chip Roy, who voted against the Government ...
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First, Dana interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the negotiations for Israeli hostages held by Hamas and his response to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for “a new election” in Israel. Then, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins Dana to respond to Netanyahu. They also discuss House Speaker Mike Johnson suggestion that he may allow a vote on a standalone bill for aid to Ukraine.   Next, Dana speaks with GOP...
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First, Jake talks with Dem. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia about President Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s rallies in Georgia on Saturday. Georgia is a key battleground state for both men.   Then, Jake talks with Rep. Senator James Lankford on Biden’s State of the Union address and in particular the factual assertions he made about the failed bipartisan border deal. Lankford was one of the authors of that deal.   And, Jake ha...
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First, President Biden tried take on his vulnerabilities this week and flipped the script on immigration. Dana presses Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on executive border action. Then, the Supreme Court announced it will arguments in April, over former president Trump’s claim of presidential immunity. Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin weighs in. Nikki Haley claims that Trump can’t beat Biden without ...
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First, Dana speaks with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to discuss congress blocking aid to Ukraine, Putin’s treatment of Navalny and the news that negotiators have agreed an outline of Israel-Hamas hostage deal.   Then, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott dismisses speculation about Trump VP pick, weighs in on Alabama IVF ruling and is pressed on the border crisis.   And, Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer talks about the ...
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Today Jake speaks to former Rep. Congresswoman Liz Cheney about the news of Alexey Navalny’s reported death in a Russian prison and then Trumps silence on the issue and Republican opposition to a bill that would send aid to Israel and Ukraine.   Then, in a 1-on-1 interview with Rep. Senator Tim Scott talks about Trumps comments about not defending NATO allies and the fall of the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka to Russian forces.   Plus,...
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First, Jake interviews Senator Marco Rubio asking questions about Trumps statements about NATO and mocking Governor Haley’s husbands absence while he is deployed in Africa, Rubio’s opposition to a bill to help Israel and Ukraine and the choice by Senate GOP to torpedo a bipartisan US border security deal.   Then, a one on one interview with Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing President Biden’s not being charged...
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First, after the 3rd straight day of US strikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East, can America avoid a wider conflict? US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins us to break down the aftermath of this retaliation. Then, with just three weeks until Republicans in South Carolina vote, Donald Trump's team says it's over. But as Nikki Haley ups the ante, what's her end-game? GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley i...
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