State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

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.... Show More

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First, Dana interviews 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on his current second place polling in a new CNN/Des Moines Register Iowa poll, his plan for a free college, his views as a Democratic socialist and what that means for his campaign. Dana also talks about trade and the President's deal to avoid tariffs with Mexico, as well as immigration, the Hyde Amendment, his efforts to pressure Walmart to raise the mini... Read more

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First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, his proposal for federal gun licenses and his new call to being impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Then, Jake sits down with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan to talk about the humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico and the President's new tariffs on Mexican goods. Next, Jake talk... Read more

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First, Dana interviews Republican Sen. Joni Ernst on the President's recent tweet that he's not disturbed by North Korean missile tests, how his tariffs are hurting Iowa farmers and a new GOP plan for paid family leave. Next, Dana interviews New York City Bill de Blasio on the launch of his 2020 presidential campaign, how Democrats should handle impeachment and criminal justice. Then, Alexandra Rojas, Scott Jennings, Baka... Read more

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First, Jake sits down with Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney about Michigan Republican Justin Amash laying out the case for impeachment, heightened tensions with Iran, and the President's trade war with China. Then, Jake is joined by Montana Governor and 2020 Democratic candidate Steve Bullock to discuss the strong economy, abortion, and his 2020 run. Next, our panel of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Mia Love, Bakari Sellers, and Ric... Read more

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Jake travels to Oakland, California for an exclusive one-on-one interview with 2020 presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris talks about the latest news, including a potential constitutional crisis in Washington and escalating trade tensions with China. She defends her positions on Medicare for All and her truancy initiative in California. And she talks about her "modern family" and why her stepchi... Read more

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First, Jake interviews Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on the strong economy, her plan to fight addiction and fund mental health services, and her 2020 presidential campaign. Next, Jake travels to Newark, New Jersey to talk with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker about his record on charter schools, his health care policies, how to stop gun violence and his strategy for taking on Trump in 2020. Then, David Urban, Abdul El-Sayed... Read more

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First, Jake sits down with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to talk about the attack on a California synagogue and President Trump's defense of his Charlottesville comments, plus new economic numbers and the Russia investigation. Next, Jake interviews Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton about his run for President in 2020 and his views on health care. Then, Former Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Utah Rep. Mia Love, David Urban a... Read more

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First, Jake speaks with CNN's Nic Robertson about the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Next, the President's attorney Rudy Giuliani sits down with Jake to discuss the credibility of the Mueller report and former White House Counsel Don McGahn, respond to criticism from Senator Mitt Romney, and look at the case for Obstruction of Justice. Then, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Jake to respond to Giuliani and lay out hi... Read more

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First, Jake talks with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler about Trump's offer to pardon a top border official if he went to jail to blocking asylum-seekers from entering the country, Trump's plan to transport undocumented migrants from the border into sanctuary cities and the imminent release of the Mueller report. Next, Jake interviews Sen. Rick Scott of Florida about the President's latest moves on the... Read more

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First, Jake interviews the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff about the pending release of the special counsel report and Democratic requests for President Trump's taxes. Next, Jake sits down with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the latest jobs numbers and the President's two new picks for the Federal Reserve board. Then, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet talks with Jake about his likely run for Pre... Read more

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First, Jake spars with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney over the Trump administration's lack of legislation to replace Obamacare and the President's threat to close the US-Mexico border, as well as the conclusions of the Mueller report. Next, Jake talks with former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores in her first TV interview on her allegation of "inappropriate" behavior by then-Vice President Joe Bi... Read more

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First, Dana interviews House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on what to expect from Attorney General Bill Barr's summary of the Mueller report, how he plans to obtain the full Mueller report and what the latest information means for possible impeachment. Next, Dana talks with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas about the latest in the Russia investigation, as well as President Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereig... Read more

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First, Jake speaks with the US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown about the latest details on the Christchurch attack and the President's response to the tragedy. Then, Jake speaks with Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, one of only three Muslims in Congress, about her reaction to Trump's comments on White Nationalism and the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar. Next, Jake interviews 2020 Democratic cand... Read more

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First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential hopeful Julián Castro about divisions in the Democratic Party on reparations for slavery, the response to controversial comments by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and a new CNN/Des Moines Register poll in Iowa. Next, Jake sits down with Texas Rep. Will Hurd on the President's national emergency declaration to build his border wall and his thoughts on his fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke'... Read more

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First, Jake sits down with the National Security Adviser John Bolton to discuss the fallout from the North Korea summit, negotiations with the Taliban, and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Then, the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner joins to address reports that President Trump intervened in Jared Kushner's security clearance, Michael Cohen's testimony, and the ongoing controversies in his home c... Read more

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First, Jake interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Trump administration's plans to handle the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as well as next steps to achieve North Korean denuclearization. Next, Jake talks about the latest from the Special Counsel's investigation with former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, and Lisa Monaco, who served as counsel and chief of ... Read more

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First, Dana Bash talks to Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown about the President's national emergency declaration, medicare for all, whether he's running for President and more. Then, Dana speaks with the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff about the constitutionality of the national emergency and the latest on the Special Counsel investigation. Next, our panel of Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santoru... Read more

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First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg about his run for the White House, the scandals plaguing top Democrats in Virginia and plans for a Green New Deal. Next, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming about President Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria and the latest in the efforts to find a compromise on the President's border wall. Plus, Jake sits down with Connecticut Sen. Chris Mu... Read more

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First, Jake talks with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe about the racist photo controversy involving the current VA governor Ralph Northam including whether Northam should resign. Then, Jake speaks with the chair of the Senate Appropriations committee and one of lead Congressional negotiators trying to strike an immigration deal on the state on the negotiations and Trump's feud with his intelligence chiefs. Then our pa... Read more

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First, Jake interviews Florida Senator Marco Rubio on whether the GOP gained anything from the shutdown, the implications of the Roger Stone indictment, and the ongoing power struggle in Venezuela. Next, Jake talks with Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi about the details of the Roger Stone indictments and his connections to Wikileaks. Then, Jake interviews former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on the border ... Read more

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