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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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Interviews with: Gov. Kathy Hochul, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Finland President Sauli Niinistö.
State of the Union
May 15, 2022

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 the 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.