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From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.

From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.
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From the country’s major political and policy issues to diplomacy on the global stage, State of the Union with Jake Tapper brings in the world’s top newsmakers and analysts to deliver the smartest, most comprehensive look at what matters most to you.

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Episodes

Interview with Arizona Senator Jeff Flake; Interview with former Georgia gov. candidate Stacey Abrams; Panel discussions with New Members of Congress Deb Haaland, Dan Crenshaw, and Chrissy Houlahan; State of the Cartoonion: HQ2 Hunger Games

11/18/2018
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Jake talks to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake about the CIA assesment that the Saudi Crown Prince likely ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Mueller investigation, and his potential 2020 presidential run. Jake is then joined by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to discuss her allegations of voter suppression and her next steps in politics. Next, Jake speaks with three new members of the congress, New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland, Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw,...

Duration:00:42:56

Interview with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer; Interview with National Republican Senatorial Committee Cory Gardner; Interview with top House judiciary Democrat Jerry Nadler; How Trump's wild week is breaking from the norm

11/11/2018
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First, Jake talks Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer about the ongoing recounts in Florida, healthcare, and future of democratic party. Jake spars with the chairman on the NRSC, Senator Gory Gardner, over claims of voter fraud in Florida and Arizona. Next, Jake speaks to the expected head of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler about the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general and the possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Next, our...

Duration:00:51:04

Interview with Georgia Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams; Interviews with RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and DNC chair Tom Perez ahead of Tuesday's election; Plus: key races to watch on Tuesday

11/4/2018
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First, Jake talks to Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams about Trump's attacks on her, health-care policy, gun control, and the investigation launched by her opponent into the Georgia Democratic Party for hacking. Jake is then joined by the Chair of the Republican Committee Ronna McDaniel to discuss immigration and Trump's rhetoric. Next, Jake speaks to Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez about the economy and the domestic abuse allegations against his deputy chair, Keith...

Duration:00:48:54

Interview with Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto on the horrific synagogue shooting; Interview with Congressman Adam Schiff; Interview billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer; Interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci; a clos

10/28/2018
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First, Jake talks to Pittsburgh mayor, Bill Peduto about the violent shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. Jake is then joined by the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, Adam Schiff to discuss anti-Semitism and if Trump plays a role in the recent violence. Then, Jake speaks to billionaire Democratic donor, Tom Steyer about the shooting in Pittsburgh and the bombs sent to prominent democrats this week -including him. Jake then talks to former White House Communications...

Duration:00:58:43

Interview with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker on Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi; Interview with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on his new book; Interview with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; State of the Cartoonion, Donald Trump

10/21/2018
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Live from Tampa, Florida ahead of tonight's gubernatorial debate, Jake talks to Tennessee Senator Bob Corker about Jamal Khashoggi's death, the U.S. response, and if the Saudi story is credible. Jake is then joined by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, as they discuss his new book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal." Next, Jake speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on immigration policy, the Los Angeles homelessness problem, and his potential run for President in 2020. Next, our...

Duration:00:47:34

Interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Hurricane Michael and the missing Saudi Journalist; Interview with Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams on reports of voter suppression in her race; Interview with Vermont Senator, Bernie S

10/14/2018
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First, Jake talks to Florida Senator Marco Rubio about Hurricane Michael, the effects of climate change, and the diplomatic fallout over the missing Saudi Journalist. Jake is then joined by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss healthcare, Trump's response to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and who will run for the Democrats in 2020. Next, our panel of Paul Begala, Scott Jennings, Amanda Carpenter, and Symone Sanders joins to discuss new CNN polling on the 2020 race and their...

Duration:00:49:30

Interview with Maine Senator Susan Collins on her landmark Kavanaugh vote; Interview with Senate Judiciary Democrat Mazie Hirono; Interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich on Kavanaugh and the midterms; Melania's travels through Africa... but can't escape

10/7/2018
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First, Dana talks to Maine Senator Susan Collins about her decision to vote yes on Kavanaugh and her vote's implication. Then, Dana is joined by the Hawaii Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono to respond to Collins' and discuss what's next after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. Next, our panel of Van Jones, Rick Santorum, Amanda Carpenter, and Jen Psaki joins to discuss Kavanaugh's confirmation and the implications for November's election. Finally, we take a look inside Melania Trump's first solo...

Duration:00:48:12

Interview with Kellyanne Conway about the Kavanaugh testimony and FBI investigation; Interview with Senate Judiciary Democrat Amy Klobuchar; State of the Cartoonion: is gut-wrenching testimony a marketing opportunity?

9/30/2018
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First, Jake talks to the Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway about the Brett Kavanaugh hearing and the ongoing F.B.I investigation. Jake is then joined by Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's hearing from this past week. Next, our panel of Carrie Severino, Jennifer Granholm, Nina Turner, and Linda Chavez joins to discuss the FBI investigation and the cultural implications of Brett Kavanaugh's...

Duration:00:46:57

Interview with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley; Interview with Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono on the Kavanaugh allegations; State of the Cartoonion: Is Donald Trump Making America Read Again?

9/23/2018
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In this episode, Jake talks to the Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley about Brett Kavanaugh, North Korea's nuclear program, and the recent attack in Iran. Then, Jake is joined by the Democratic Senator from Hawaii, Mazie Hirono as they discuss the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's. Next, our panel of Michael Caputo, Jennifer Granholm, Amanda Carpenter, and Karine Jean-Pierre join to discuss Christine Blasey Ford's upcoming testimony about...

Duration:00:42:36

Interview with Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Interview with Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones; Interview with former Special Counsel and author of the new book "Contempt" Ken Starr; Jake's take on Trump and Puerto Rico.

9/16/2018
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In this Sunday's episode, Jake talks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the President's denial of the death toll in Puerto Rico, the anonymous sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh, and the cost of her proposed programs. Next, Senator Doug Jones joins to discuss Manafort's plea deal, the Mueller investigation, and the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. Then, Ken Starr joins to talk to Jake about the Mueller investigation, the possibility of impeachment, and his thoughts on Brett...

Duration:00:43:09

Interview with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse; Interview with Virginia Senator Mark Warner; State of the Cartoonion, Trump's hunt for the NYT op-ed author.

9/9/2018
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This Sunday on State of the Union, Jake interviews Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway to discuss the anonymous New York Times op-ed which criticizes President Trump as well as Bob Woodward's new book "Fear." Next, Jake is joined by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to discuss the state of the Republican Party and why he considers leaving it. Following this, Jake interviews Virginia Senator Mark Warner to discuss the Mueller investigation and the George Papadopoulos sentencing. Jake is then...

Duration:00:49:28

Interview with Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum; Roundtable discussion with S.E. Cupp, Bakari Sellers, Tim Ryan, and Jan Brewer; Interview with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman; A look at CNN'

9/2/2018
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Guest host Dana Bash is joined by Mayor of Tallahassee and Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum to discuss the issues surrounding his race against Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis. Then, S.E. Cupp, Bakari Sellers, Tim Ryan, and Jan Brewer reflect on the life of John McCain and discuss President Trump's campaign strategy for the midterms. Dana is then joined by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Former Senator Joe Lieberman to discuss the lasting legacy of John...

Duration:00:42:19

Remembering Senator John McCain; interviews with Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Susan Collins, former McCain adviser Steve Duprey, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Former Senator Kelly Ayotte on McCain's remarkable legacy; Congressman Adam Schiff on his memories of Mc

8/26/2018
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In a special two-hour memorial episode of State of the Union, Jake is joined by Senator McCain's former Senate colleagues -his fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, his longtime Republican colleague Susan Collins, and his friend Senator Amy Klobuchar. Jake also talks with former McCain adviser and close friend Steve Duprey, former adviser Mark McKinnon, and Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley. Our panel of Dana Bash, Jay Carney, Bill Kristol, and Amanda Carpenter share their thoughts on...

Duration:01:27:14

Interview with Lisa Monaco, James Clapper, Michael Hayden; Interview with Montana Governor and 2020 presidential hopeful Steve Bullock; A look at the Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal

8/19/2018
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In this Sunday's episode Jake Tapper is joined by former Homeland Security and counterterrorism adviser to President Obama Lisa Monaco, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA and NSA Director General Michael Hayden to discuss President Trump's decision to remove John Brennan's security clearance and the President's recent response to the Russia investigation. Jake then interviews Governor of Montana and possible 2020 Democratic candidate Steve Bullock to...

Duration:00:43:04

Interview with President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani; Interview with former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe one year after Charlottesville; State of the Cartoonion, Donald Trump's swamp creatures

8/12/2018
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In this Sunday's episode, Jake talks to former Mayor of New York and President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani about the ongoing Russia investigations and the possibility of Special Counsel Robert Mueller interviewing the President. Jake is then joined by former Governor of Virginia and possible 2020 candidate Terry McAullife to discuss race in America and the Democratic Party on the one-year mark since the Charlottesville rally. Next, our panel of Bakari Sellers, Michael Caputo, Nina Turner...

Duration:00:41:39

Interview with former Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick; Interview with Republican Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce of California; State of the Cartoonion, Manafort's style on trial.

8/5/2018
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Jake talks to former Governor of Massachusetts and potential 2020 candidate, Deval Patrick about racism in Trump's world, his view on the abolishing ICE, the Democratic cry for impeachment and his future 2020 aspirations. Jake is then joined by Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee, Ed Royce of California about the Russia investigation and the country's relationship with North Korea. Next, our panel of Karen Finney, Rick Santorum, Bill Kristol and Rep. Nanette Barragan joins to...

Duration:00:43:44

Interview with former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci; Interview with White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with former mayor of New Orleans and potential 2020 candidate, Mitch Landrieu; State of the Cartoonian, Trump

7/29/2018
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In this Sunday's episode, Jake follows the week's explosive development in the Trump-Cohen saga - former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci weighs in and the President's strained relationship with the press. Jake is then joined by White House National Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow to talk about the impressive economic growth figure that has led to a presidential victory lap. Former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu joins next, to discuss the direction the Democratic...

Duration:00:40:33

Washington backlash over US-Russia relations and new FISA application revelations; exclusive interview with former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page; Interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton; State of the Ca

7/22/2018
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Following the release of the controversial FISA surveillance documents last night, CNN's Jake Tapper is joined by the subject of the application and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to comment on his alleged Russia connections and if, in fact, he is a Russian agent. Second, Florida Senator Marco Rubio weighs in on the controversy, plus Trump's evolving relationship with Putin amid raging domestic controversy. Jake is then joined by Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrat of Massachusetts, to...

Duration:00:51:09

Special Helsinki edition; Interview with Virginia Senator Mark Warner; followed by a reporters and panels analyzing Trump's overseas adventure live from set; Putin's relationship with past Presidents and Melania Trump's European adventures.

7/15/2018
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State of the Union travels to Helsinki, Finland this week to report live from the venue of the historic Trump-Putin summit. This episode opens with an analysis of Putin and Russia's relationship with past U.S. presidents and how it varies from Trump's new relationship. Then, Virginia Senator Mark Warner talks to Jake about the Senate Intelligence Committee's view on the recent indictment and the President's reaction to them. Putin reporters Masha Gessen and Julia Ioffe join to weigh in about...

Duration:00:45:46

Updates on Thai cave rescue mission; Interview with Arizona Senator Jeff Flake; Interview with Alabama Senator Doug Jones; The curious relationship between President Trump and Elton John.

7/8/2018
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Dana Bash anchors for Jake Tapper this week. First, Dana brings updates from Chiang Rai in Thailand, where divers work to rescue 12 boys and their coach from the Tham Luang caves. Correspondents Matt Rivers and David McKenzie join, followed by CNN correspondent Tom Foreman, who explains the intensity of the operations and subsequent impact of heavy monsoon rainfall on the divers' rescue mission. Dana then switches gears back to Washington and ongoing politics, and is joined by Republican...

Duration:00:43:38