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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 Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the Russia investigation; Interview with Texas Senate Candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke on families separated at the border; State of the Cartoonion: Trump/Kim blockbusters

6/17/2018
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First, Jake talks with the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the Washington Post's new reporting that Trump confidant Roger Stone met with a Russian national offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign and if the President is considering anyone connected to the Russia investigation. Then, Jake is joined by Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke from the Mexican border to discuss the Trump administration's separation of migrant families. Next, our panel of Ana Navarro,...

Duration:00:43:11

Interview with Larry Kudlow on the President's G7 feud; Senator Dianne Feinstein on North Korea and Immigration; State of the Cartoonion: Celebrity Apprentice Pardon Edition

6/10/2018
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First, Jake sits down with White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow about the President's trip to the G7 conference in Canada and the burgeoning feud between Trump and Trudeau. Then, California Senator Dianne Feinstein joins Jake to discuss the President's trip to Canada, his upcoming North Korea summit and immigration. Next, our panel of David Urban, Karine Jean-Pierre, S.E. Cupp, and Paul Begala discuss the Trump-Trudeau feud, the President's conduct on the world stage, and the...

Duration:00:48:22

Interview with former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Trump lawyer memo: Interview with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy; Interview with Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland

6/3/2018
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First, Dana Bash speaks with CNN senior legal analyst Preet Bharara about the recently released memo from Trump's legal team and the President's pardon powers. Then, Dana talks with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the claims made by the President's legal team and this weeks bombshell tariffs. next, Dana speaks with the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Christia Freeland about President Trump's tariffs on her country and where the Canada-U.S. relationship goes from here. Finally,...

Duration:00:46:46

Interview with Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Interview with James Clapper; State of the Cartoonion: Kim Jong Un taking Trump 101

5/27/2018
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First, Dana Bash speaks to President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the special counsel investigation. Next, James Clapper joins Dana to discuss Giuliani calling him a "clown" and the potential North Korea summit. Then, our panel of Rick Santorum, Patti Solis Doyle, Bill Kristol and Nina Turner talk about President Trump's policy of separating families at the border. Finally, this week's the State of the Cartoonion on how Kim Jong Un may be preparing for a summit with President Trump.

Duration:00:44:14

Interview with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick; Interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner; Interview with Jack Kennedy Schlossberg

5/20/2018
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First, Jake sits down with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to discuss the Santa Fe high school shooting and what steps should be taken to prevent another shooting. Next, Sen. Mark Warner joins Jake to talk about gun control and the Russia investigation. Then, our panel of David Urban, Jennifer Granholm, Linda Chavez and Rep. Robin Kelly discuss gun control policy and the GOP revolt over immigration. Finally, Jake sits down with Jack Kennedy Schlossberg to talk about awarding Mayor Mitch...

Duration:00:43:18

Interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview Senator Bernie Sanders; Mother's Day advice from former first ladies

5/13/2018
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First, Jake sits down with National Security Adviser John Bolton to discuss the President's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the President's preparation for his meeting with Kim Jong Un, and the controversy over a White House staffer's comments about John McCain. Then, Senator Bernie Sanders responds to Bolton, talks about the Trump administration's immigration policy, and discusses his plans for 2020. Then our panel of Rep. Val Demings, Amanda Carpenter, Michael Caputo, and...

Duration:00:44:27

Interview with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway on White House credibility; Interview with top Republican Senator Roy Blunt; Interview with top House Intelligence Democrat Adam Schiff; State of the Cartoonion: How Trump picks a doctor

5/6/2018
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First, Jake sits down with White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway to discuss when Trump learned of the Stormy Daniels payment and if there is a credibility crisis in the White House. Then, Jake asks Missouri Republican Roy Blunt if the Presidents' lies bother him and if the embattled Governor of Missouri needs to resign. Next, Jake discusses the latest developments int he Cohen and Russia investigations with the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff. Then, our panel...

Duration:00:46:18

Interview with Sen. James Lankford; Interview with Gov. John Kasich; Interview with Stormy Lawyer Michael Avenatti; "The Hellfire Club"

4/29/2018
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On State of the Union, Jake Tapper talks to Sen. James Lankford about North Korea and the Russia investigation. Next, Jake sits down with Gov. John Kasich to discuss the Republican Party and midterm elections. Then, Jake talks to Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti about his case and Michael Cohen. Then our panel of David Urban, Patti Solis Doyle, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and Amanda Carpenter discuss Kanye West and President Trump's midterm strategy. Finally, Jake gives a preview of his...

Duration:00:41:02

Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker; Trump's Secret Weapon

4/22/2018
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Guest anchor Dana Bash sits down with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway in the wake of a presidential tweet storm. She says the tweets explain themselves. Then, Dana is joined by outgoing Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. The two discuss the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, as well as Corker's tepid endorsement of Marsha Blackburn, the Republican party's choice for his seat. Next, the panel of Linda Chavez, Rick Santorum, Bakari Sellers, and Nina Turner sit down with...

Duration:00:44:54

Interview with Maine Senator Angus King; Interview with Preet Bharara; Interview with Stormy Daniels' Attorney Michael Avenatti; State of the Cartoonion: Comey's TV takeover

4/15/2018
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First, Jake discusses the coalition strikes on Syria and President Trump's claim that it was "mission accomplished" with Maine Independent Senator Angus King. Then, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Jake to discuss the President's response to James Comey and the new developments in the Michael Cohen investigation. Next, Stormy Daniels' Attorney Michael Avenatti tells Jake that he believes Cohen will be indicted and that Daniels will be in Court on Monday. Then, our panel of Rick...

Duration:00:42:34

Interview with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow; Interview with Senator Susan Collins; State of the Cartoonion: Trade Wars

4/8/2018
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Following his first week on the job, President Trump's new chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow sat down with Jake Tapper to discuss the possibility of new tariffs against China and his thoughts on Chief of Staff John Kelly. Then, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joins Jake to talk about the suspected chemical attack in Syria as well as what tariffs may mean for Mainers. Next, our panel of Linda Chavez, Jen Psaki, Dr. Kelli Ward, and Karine Jean-Pierre join Jake to discuss whether a Democratic...

Duration:00:41:02

Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders; Interview with former Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin; Interview with author Ronald Kessler

4/1/2018
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First, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Jake for a wide-ranging interview on topics including President Trump's recent announcement that the US would "be coming out of Syria like very soon," the conflict in Gaza, and Trump's pick to head the VA. Then, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin joins Jake to discuss his tumultuous tenure at the VA and whether he'll back his replacement. Next, author Ronald Kessler sits down to discuss his new book, "The Trump White House:...

Duration:00:42:15

Interview with Senator Tim Kaine; Interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich; Kate Bennett on Melania Trump's silence amidst affair allegations

3/25/2018
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First, Brianna Keilar talks to Virginia Senator Tim Kaine about the March for Life movement and his 'yes' vote on the Omnibus spending bill -- which didn't include funding for DACA recipients. Next, Ohio Governor John Kasich joins Brianna to discuss what impact the marches yesterday may have on Washington and whether he has his sights set on 2020. Then, our panel of CNN's Van Jones, Rep. Nanette Barragan, Rick Santorum, and Linda Chavez pick up the conversation on gun reform and the...

Duration:00:41:11

Interview with Senator Jeff Flake; Interview with Senator Rand Paul; Interview with Senator Lindsey Graham

3/18/2018
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First, Senator Jeff Flake joins Jake Tapper to discuss his plans, if any, for 2020 and the Mueller investigation. Next, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul shares why he will be opposing President Trump's choice for secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and his pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel. Senator Lindsey Graham then joins Jake to explain why he fully supports Pompeo and Haspel, as well as to share a warning to the President: Don't fire Mueller. This week's panel includes Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki,...

Duration:00:43:29

Interview with Senator Ron Johnson; Interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren; Van Jones previews his Oprah interview

3/11/2018
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First, Jim Acosta talks North Korea and tariffs with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Then, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses Trump's North Korea meeting and a controversial banking bill. Next, our panel of Anthony Scaramucci, Bakari Sellers, Amanda Carpenter, and Neera Tanden discuss Trump's freewheeling rally on Saturday night and the Stormy Daniels saga. Finally, CNN host Van Jones joins Jim to preview his sit down interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Duration:00:43:16

Interview with White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro; Interview with Senator Joe Manchin; Interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich; State of the Cartoonion: Sessions or Mr. Magoo?

3/4/2018
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First, Jake talks with the White House adviser who was behind President Trump's tariff announcement: Peter Navarro. Next, Jake discusses the ongoing gun debate and West Virginia teacher strikes with Senator Joe Manchin. Then, Ohio Governor John Kasich joins Jake to discuss the backlash of Trump's tariffs and a possible 2020 presidential run. Next, our panel of Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Linda Chavez and Bakari Sellars discuss a chaotic week in the West Wing. Finally in State of the...

Duration:00:43:20

Interview with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on the response to the Parkland shooting; Interview with Senator Chris Murphy; Interview with Adam Schiff on the Democratic memo

2/25/2018
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First, Jake discusses the law enforcement response to the Parkland shooting in a contentious interview with the Sheriff of Broward County, Scott Israel. Then, Senator Chris Murphy joins Jake to discuss the law enforcement failings and the potential for future gun control legislation. Next, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiiff talks with Jake about being insulted by the President and the newly released Democratic memo. Finally, the panel of Rick Santorum,...

Duration:00:54:22

Interview with survivors of Florida shooting; Interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich; Interview with Congressman Adam Schiff; Interview with Former DNI James Clapper

2/18/2018
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First, Dana Bash speaks with survivors of the Florida School shooting about the launching of their 'Never Again' movement and their upcoming march on Washington. Then, Dana talks with an emotional John Kasich about gun control and school shootings. Then, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff joins from Munich to discuss the latest developments in the Russia investigation. Then, the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper joins Dana to discuss the...

Duration:00:45:22

Interview with Kellyanne Conway on the Porter scandal; Interview with Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson; Interview with Bannon author Joshua Green; State of the Cartoonion: Trump's reality TV White House

2/11/2018
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First, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway joins Jake to defend the White House's handling of the Porter scandal and discuss the President's response. Then, Former DHS Secretary and friend of John Kelly Jeh Johnson talks about whether or not Kelly should keep his job as Chief of Staff, the President's decision not to declassify the Democratic memo, and North Korea. Next, Jake talks with the author who wrote the book "Devil's Bargain" on Steve Bannon about Bannon's take on the MeToo...

Duration:00:43:17

Interview with Senator Dick Durbin on the Nunes memo and immigration; Interview with Congressmen Jim Himes (D) and Brad Wenstrup (R) of the Intelligence committee; State of the Cartoonion: Trump's Super Bowl pick

2/4/2018
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First, Jake talks with the number two Democrat in the Senate, Dick Durbin about the controversial Republican memo and the ongoing immigration debate. Then, Congressmen Jim Himes (D) and Brad Wenstrup (R) of the Intelligence Committee join to debate the memo released by their committee and discuss it's impact on the Russia investigation. Next, our panel of Mike Rogers, Rick Santorum, Rep. Karen Bass, and Jennifer Granholm discuss the Trump response to the memo and the significance of Carter...

Duration:00:43:28