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State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash

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.

Interviews with: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Rep. Adam Kinzinger State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Dana presses South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem on if she supports paid parental leave and state-funded childcare after South Dakota banned all abortions except when the mother's life is at risk. Then, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger to discuss former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's bombshell testimony to the House Select Committee investigating January 6. 

This week's panel includes former Reagan Administration official Linda Chavez, former U.S...Show more. Senator Scott Brown, CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers and CNN Political Commentator Jess McIntosh discussing former President Donald Trump's influence on his party and the Biden Administration’s response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Jul 3, 2022
Interviews with: Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Jake goes one-on-one with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on what the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will mean for her state, whether Biden is doing enough on abortion rights, whether the Senate should lift the filibuster to codify Roe into law, and if Netflix and Disney should pull their businesses from Georgia in their opposition to the so-called ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban.

Next, Jake interviews Secretary of State Antony Blinken live from the G7 Summit in Kr...Show moreun, Germany. They discuss the international political reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, whether Russia is winning its tactical war against Ukraine after failing strategically, the G7’s ban on $19 billion of Russian gold imports and the possible prisoner swap being negotiated to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russia. 

After, Jake goes one-on-one with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his reaction to the US overturning Roe v. Wade, his view of American democracy after January 6, how a Russian victory in Ukraine would be 'absolutely catastrophic', and the six-year milestone since Brexit. Is Britain better off? 

To close: Has the ‘American experiment’ begun to fail? Jake reflects on how America’s institutions have held up against the insurrection, fake elector plots and former president Trump’s pressure campaign on officials to ‘find’ extra votes in the states he lost in 2020.
Jun 26, 2022
Interviews with: Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Fred Upton, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, as the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol enters its third week of hearings, committee member Rep. Adam Schiff tells Dana Bash that this week's hearings will reveal how pressure campaigns "directed against state and local elections officials put their lives in danger." 

Next, Rep. Fred Upton joins to discuss whether the Jan. 6 committee's case is resonating with moderate Republicans and independent voters, as well as whether he thinks the Republica...Show moren Party would back Trump if he decides to run again in 2024.   

Then, Dana presses Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on the steps the Biden administration is taking to prevent a recession, including using the Defense Production Act to increase fuel supply and lower gas prices. 

And, as today marks Juneteenth, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee shares what the federal recognition of the end of slavery in America means to her after she fought to make the day a national holiday.

This week's panel includes former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin, and CNN Anchor Audie Cornish discussing the January 6 hearings and inflation.
Jun 19, 2022
Interviews with: Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Chris Jacobs, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, former Rep. Gabby Giffords. State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Dana asks Congressman Jamie Raskin if the January 6th select committee can prove Donald Trump knew he lost the 2020 election while he publicly claimed victory. After, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Dana to answer why she went on Twitter to ask GOP members of Congress if they petitioned Trump for a pardon. Then, Dana sits down with Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs about facing GOP backlash after he expressed support for new gun restrictions. Also, as Americans face record-high gas prices ...Show moreand skyrocketing inflation, Dana asks former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers if there is anything the Biden administration can do to lower gas prices. Plus, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords shares her fight to stop gun violence, the kind that almost took her life in an attempted assassination in 2011. 

This week’s panel includes former House Impeachment Manager Delegate Stacey Plaskett, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin, former Congresswoman Jane Harman, and CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings discussing inflation and the January 6th hearings.
Jun 12, 2022
Interviews with: Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman. State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells Jake the Senate is "closer than ever before" to passing new gun legislation but cautions, "Let's see if we land it." 

Next, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the Biden administration is "committed" to reining in inflation and will "stick with it until we do." 

Then, former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman predicts the upcoming January 6 committee hearings will be "concise," "exciting," and will "present this case in a very cogent way." 

This...Show more week's panel features Texas Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings, conservative lawyer George Conway and CNN Political Commentator Ashley Allison discussing what the bipartisan Senate group on gun control will be able to agree on and pass, as well as what the goal of the upcoming January 6 committee hearings should be.
Jun 5, 2022
Interviews with: Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Adam Kinzinger State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Dana interviews Uvalde State Sen. Roland Gutierrez about law enforcement waiting over an hour to breach the classroom at Robb Elementary School, whether the delay may have cost lives, and Gutierrez confronting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to push for a special session to raise the minimum age of gun ownership from 18 to 21. Next, Dana interviews Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin about the bipartisan group of Senators in Washington who, after years of inaction, are working on a compromise bill to...Show more tackle gun violence. Will things be different this time?

Then, Dana speaks with Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas about law enforcement accountability for the Uvalde shooting response and his stances on universal background checks, a new red flag law and raising the minimum gun ownership age to 21. After, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about why he changed his mind to back some gun restrictions, how the GOP is “frightened of the loudest voices” on guns and Kevin McCarthy’s decision not to comply with a January 6 subpoena as it stands.

Finally, Dana speaks with the Director of Children’s Services at Hill Country MHDD, Melissa Ramirez, about how her organization is preparing to help grieving Texans following the Uvalde massacre.
May 29, 2022
Interviews with White House Economic Adviser Brian Deese, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Democratic Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, after the S&P 500 briefly fell into bear market territory last week, Dana presses White House Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese on whether the United States is headed towards a recession. Then, Dana and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson discuss Arkansas' trigger law that would come into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned banning abortion from the moment of fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest. After, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Josh Sh...Show moreapiro joins to discuss his plan to address rising prices in the state, his stance on abortion restrictions, and his opponent's attempts to throw out Pennsylvania's 2020 election results. 

Plus, this week's panel discusses the Republican party’s divide ahead of the upcoming primary election in Georgia, as well as a new poll that shows 78% of Americans say the United States is headed in the wrong direction.

On today’s panel: Former Speechwriter for President Biden Jeff Nussbaum, CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings, CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin.
May 22, 2022
Interviews with: Gov. Kathy Hochul, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Finland President Sauli Niinistö. State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Dana speaks with New York Governor Kathy Hochul after 10 people were fatally shot in a Buffalo supermarket by a gunman espousing white supremacist beliefs. Then, Dana asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi if abortion rights will become a larger priority for Democrats and what a path toward greater abortion access could look like. Next, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts joins to answer if there are limits to a Trump endorsement, if he would support a bipartisan congressional bill to raise t...Show morehe minimum age to own assault style weapons to 21, and if he will move to ban abortion in Nebraska if Roe v. Wade is overturned. After, Dana talks to President of Finland Sauli Niinistö about his country’s decision to formally apply to join NATO and what Putin said to President Niinistö when he called to announce those plans.

On today’s panel: Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow, Former Congresswoman Mia Love, Democratic Strategist Paul Begala, CNN Political Commentator David Urban.
May 15, 2022
Interviews with: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Jake goes one-on-one with GOP Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves about the so-called "trigger law" in his state that would ban all abortions, except in cases of rape or to save the mother's life, if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They also discuss Mississippi’s high rate of infant mortality, child poverty, lack of paid maternity leave and its troubled foster care system. Next, Jake gets Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's reaction to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe...Show more. They also discuss what Democrats are doing to oppose this potentially seismic shift for abortion access in the US, as well as her accusation that the conservative members of the court lied about their stance on abortion rights during their confirmation hearings. Was it perjury?

After, Jake interviews US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield about Russia’s nuclear threats ahead of its ‘Victory Day’ celebrations, as well as the intelligence the Biden administration is supplying to the Ukrainian military on Russian targets. Finally, Jake and the panel discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court deciding to overturn Roe v. Wade and what that could mean for the future of other landmark decisions, including same-sex marriage.

On today’s panel: Editor-in-Chief of The Dispatch Jonah Goldberg, Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen, President of the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.
May 8, 2022
Interviews with: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
First, Dana goes one-on-one with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They discuss the pandemic border rule that has divided Democrats as the U.S. prepares for a possible migrant surge, the role of the new DHS Disinformation Governance Board, and Republicans' threat to impeach Mayorkas if they win control of the House. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. They discuss whether President Biden is right to dismiss recession fears, newly released audio of Kevin McCarthy...Show more criticizing his fellow Republicans, and Governor Ron DeSantis' move to punish Disney for opposing Florida's law limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools.

After, the panel discuss the midterm elections and what messages Democrats need to focus on to win voters over in November. Plus, as Republican candidates battle it out ahead of Tuesday's primaries, is former President Trump still a kingmaker? Finally, Dana reports on a dark chapter in Polish history, where in 1968 its communist government forced thousands of Jews to leave the country in an anti-Semitic purge, which stands in stark contrast to the generosity and compassion the country is now showing Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s war.

Panel: Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd, former Obama White House Senior Director Nayyera Haq, and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.

Hosted by Dana Bash.
May 1, 2022
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