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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.

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.

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@cnnsotu

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Episodes

Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn

4/11/2021
First, Jake presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s effort to pass its $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal. Next, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas responds to blowback over his decision to veto a bill that banned gender-affirming treatment for transgender teens. Then, Jake talks to House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn about the fight within the Democratic Party over voting rights and the filibuster. Finally, ahead of the 160th...

Duration:00:41:59

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

4/4/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:35

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

3/28/2021
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....

Duration:00:43:49

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

3/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:39:22

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

3/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:40:23

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

3/7/2021
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....

Duration:00:46:36

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

2/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:35

Interview with top Biden adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal

2/21/2021
First, Dana asks Dr. Anthony Fauci about the vaccine rollout in the United States, the efforts to reopen America’s schools and whether Americans will still be wearing masks in 2022. Then, Dana talks with Texas Rep. Michael McCaul about the latest on the power failure and water crisis after extreme winter weather in his state. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the future of the Republican Party and former President Trump’s role in it. Finally, Washington Rep. Pramila...

Duration:00:45:13

Interview with Impeachment Manager Del. Stacey Plaskett; Interview with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky

2/14/2021
First, Jake talks to impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett about former President Trump’s acquittal. Then, Jake asks Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy about Senate Democrats’ decision not to call witnesses in the trial. Next, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland reflects on the GOP’s future and says he would have voted to convict Trump. Then, Jake presses CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky about the new guidelines for reopening schools and when every American will be able to get...

Duration:00:45:26

Interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Interview with Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey; Interview with Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley

2/7/2021
First, Jake talks to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about President Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief package, amid criticism from Republicans and some Democrats that it’s too big. Next, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey responds to Yellen and also looks ahead to the start of former President Trump’s second impeachment trial in the Senate this week. Then, Jake asks Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders about calls to make stimulus checks more targeted and leave his proposed minimum wage...

Duration:00:47:59

Interview with top Biden economic adviser Brian Deese; Interview with Republican Sen. Rob Portman; Interview with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Interview with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

1/31/2021
First, Dana presses President Biden’s top economic adviser on whether the administration is serious about finding a bipartisan covid relief bill. Next, Dana talks to Republican Sen. Rob Portman about the GOP’s covid counterproposal and his surprise retirement announcement. Then, Dana discusses the implications of the chaos on Wall Street with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Finally, Dana asks Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey about facing former President Trump’s intense criticism after refusing to...

Duration:00:45:56

Interview with Biden’s Health Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra; Interview with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney; Interview with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Impeachment Manager Rep. Madeleine Dean

1/24/2021
First, Dana presses Biden’s nominee for HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on what steps the administration is taking to improve the vaccine rollout in the US. Then, Dana asks Republican Sen. Mitt Romney if his party is willing to work with Democrats on another round of stimulus. Next, Dana talks with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about what he’s prepared to do to get President Biden’s agenda through Congress, as well as his newfound status as an internet meme. Then, Dana previews former President...

Duration:00:39:32

Interview with Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin; Interview with incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain; Interview with former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster; Interview with Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin; Jake on Trump’s lies s

1/17/2021
First, Jake interviews Lead Impeachment Manager Rep. Jamie Raskin on his strategy for the Senate trial and the loss of his 25-year-old son to depression. Then, Jake interviews incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain on the President-elect’s inaugural message and plan to end the pandemic. Next, Jake talks with former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster about the riots at the Capitol on January 6. Then, Jake interviews Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin on how the Senate can balance...

Duration:00:58:44

Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Interview with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin

1/10/2021
First, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn joins Jake to preview House Democrats’ plan to impeach President Trump for the second time. Then, Jake presses Republican Sen. Pat Toomey about what responsibility his party bears for the attack on the Capitol. Next, Jake asks Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan why the Pentagon delayed his efforts to mobilize the Maryland National Guard to send to Washington. Then, Jake talks to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on if the House and Senate should proceed with...

Duration:00:51:50

Interview with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams; Interview with Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio; Interview with Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff of Georgia; Interview with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams

1/3/2021
First, Jake presses US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on the slow rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and whether to expect a surge in cases after the holidays. Then, Jake spars with Republican Gov. Mike DeWine of Ohio about GOP efforts in Congress to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Next, Jake asks Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff of Georgia and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams about Tuesday’s runoff election for control of the senate. Finally, Jake takes on what the...

Duration:00:47:36

Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with incoming progressive lawmakers Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush

12/27/2020
First, Dana talks to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about the vaccine rollout and if Americans should expect a post-holiday covid surge. Next, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan join Dana to reflect on their handling of the pandemic and what still needs to be done. Then, Dana asks Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois about what Congress is going to do if President Trump refuses to sign the coronavirus relief bill. Finally, incoming progressive...

Duration:00:47:54

Interview with Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui; Interview with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah; Interview with Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with former CISA Director Chris Krebs.

12/20/2020
First, Jake talks with Operation Warp Speed chief scientific adviser Moncef Slaoui on the latest efforts to distribute the coronavirus vaccine. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah on negotiations for a coronavirus relief bill in Congress and the Trump administration’s response to the cyberattack. Next, Jake asks Transportation Secretary-designate Pete Buttigieg about his priorities in a Biden administration. Finally, Jake talks with former CISA Director Chris Krebs...

Duration:00:45:00

Interview with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn; Interview with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates; Interview with former Vice President Al Gore; Interview with Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy; Interview with former Georgia Gov. candidate Stacey Abrams

12/13/2020
First, Jake presses FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn on if the Trump administration politicized the vaccine approval process. Then, Jake talks with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the US response to the coronavirus pandemic. Next, former Vice President Al Gore joins Jake to reflect on his decision to concede the 2000 election 20 years later. Then, Jake asks Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy if he thinks the Senate will be able to approve a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill by the end of the...

Duration:00:59:59

Interview with Operation Warp Speed Chief Scientific Adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui; Interview with Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan; Interview with Virginia Sen. Mark Warner; Interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass

12/6/2020
First, Operation Warp Speed Chief Scientific Adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui tells Jake what to expect once a coronavirus vaccine is approved. Then, Georgia’s Republican Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan responds to President Trump’s baseless claims of a rigged election in his state. Next, Jake talks to Virginia Sen. Mark Warner on his efforts to push a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill through Congress. Finally, Jake asks Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass on whether President-elect Biden...

Duration:00:44:12

Interview with Admiral Brett Giroir; Interview with Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri; Interview with incoming Republican Congresswomen Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Nicole Malliotakis of New York; Interview with Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff

11/29/2020
First, Dana talks with Admiral Brett Giroir about how Thanksgiving travel will affect the rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States. Then, Dana presses Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri on the 2020 election when he says that it's "likely" that President-elect Biden will be sworn in this January, but refuses to call him the president-elect. Then, Dana interviews incoming Republican Congresswomen Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Nicole Malliotakis of New York on...

Duration:00:42:34