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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 Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Senator Kevin Cramer; Interview with Former Governor John Kasich

10/13/2019
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First, Jake speaks with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about President Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria, the impeachment inquiry and Beto O'Rourke's proposal to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status if they don't support LGBTQ rights. Then, Jake talks to Republican Senator Kevin Cramer about the conflict in northern Syria and whether or not it is acceptable for a President to ask a foreign leader to investigate political rivals. Then,...

Duration:00:41:39

Interview with Republican Presidential Candidates Mark Sanford and Joe Walsh; Interview with Democratic Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar; Jake looks at how history will judge Republican lawmakers for their response to President Trump's recent actions.

10/6/2019
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First, Jake speaks with two of President Trump's Republican challengers -former Congressmen Joe Walsh and Mark Sanford -who debate impeachment and whether they would vote for Trump over a Democrat. Then, Jake talks to Democratic Senator and Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar about Democrats' handling of the impeachment inquiry and the next steps if it reaches the Senate. Then, our panel of Amanda Carpenter, Karen Finney, Linda Chavez, and former Mayor Mitch Landrieu discuss the Republican...

Duration:00:40:24

Interview with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump; Interview with Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio on the whistleblower's complaint on Ukraine; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate

9/29/2019
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First, Jake talks with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about their impeachment inquiry into President Trump and Democrat. Then, Jake sits down with Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio to lay out the facts about the President's conversation with Ukraine, the whistleblower's complaint and whether it was appropriate to store the transcript in a tightly-held classified system. Next, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker about how the impeachment inquiry is...

Duration:00:44:20

Interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Trump's Ukraine call, Iran sanctions, and the Trump administration's record on the climate crisis; Interview with House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff on Trump pushing Ukraine to investigate Biden and th

9/22/2019
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First, Jake sits down with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and presses him on President Trump's Ukraine call, new Iranian sanctions, and the Administration's lack of action on the climate crisis. Then, Jakes talks with House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff about the implications of Trump pushing Ukraine to investigate Biden, renewed calls for impeachment, and the whistleblower complaint being blocked from Congress. Then, our panel discusses CNN's brand new Iowa poll showing no clear leader...

Duration:00:41:15

Interview with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on health care and 2020 politics; Interview with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on foreign policy and gun control; Interview with Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on his freedom dividen

9/15/2019
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First, Jake sits down with South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to talk about his health care plan, plans for gun control in the Democratic Party and recent criticisms of Vice President Joe Biden. Then, Jake interviews Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul about his feud with Rep. Liz Cheney, the latest in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, and the possibility of gun control legislation in Congress. Next, Jake talks with Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew...

Duration:00:42:50

Interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on the cancelled Camp David Taliban meeting; Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar, on Afghanistan peace talks and gun control; Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candid

9/8/2019
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First, Jake sits down with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to talk about Trump's cancelled meeting with the Taliban and Afghan leaders and what it would take for the U.S. to come back to the negotiating table. Next, Jake talks to Senator Amy Klobuchar about the Taliban being invited to Camp David so close to 9/11, when she would negotiate with the terror group if she were President, and her priority on confronting gun violence. Then, Jake sits down with Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro to...

Duration:00:42:07

Interview with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on the shooting in Texas; Interview with acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor on Hurricane Dorian updates; Interview with Senator Rick Scott of Florida on preparations for Hurricane

9/2/2019
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First, Dana sits down with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to talk about the tragic mass shooting in his home state of Texas, his proposal for mandatory gun-buybacks and what he thinks the best strategy for beating Trump is. Next, Dana talks to acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor for updates on Hurricane Dorian's recent upgrade to a Category 5 hurricane and what that means for people in its path. Then, Dana sits down with Senator Rick Scott of Florida and discusses...

Duration:00:42:47

Interview with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on the shooting in Texas; Interview with acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor on Hurricane Dorian updates; Interview with Senator Rick Scott of Florida on preparations for Hurricane

9/1/2019
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First, Dana sits down with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to talk about the tragic mass shooting in his home state of Texas, his proposal for mandatory gun-buybacks and what he thinks the best strategy for beating Trump is. Next, Dana talks to acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor for updates on Hurricane Dorian's recent upgrade to a Category 5 hurricane and what that means for people in its path. Then, Dana sits down with Senator Rick Scott of Florida and discusses...

Duration:00:42:48

Interview with the Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow on the the state of the economy and the G7 meetings; Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with the late former Sen. McCain's wife, Ci

8/25/2019
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First, Brianna speaks with Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow about President Trump's refusal to back down on tariffs, the likelihood of a trade deal with China by 2020 and the cost of tariffs on US families. Next, Brianna talks with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders about his most recent tweak to his Medicare for All Plan, and he says that President Trump's trade policies are irrational. Then Bill Kristol, Rick Santorum, Gov. Jennifer Granholm...

Duration:00:45:01

Interview with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on the the state of the economy and the US-China trade war; Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg; State of the Cartoonion: Making over the Statue of Liberty.

8/18/2019
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First, Jake sits down with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro to talk about growing recession fears, the Federal Reserve's decision to lower interest rates and whether or not American consumers will bear the brunt of the additional China tariffs. Next, Jake talks with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about how his efforts to break through with black voters, his plan to reduce gun violence, and the Trump administration's peace talks with the Taliban. Then...

Duration:00:42:40

Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on white supremacy and gun control in the wake of the El Paso attack; Interview with Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan on the Mississippi ICE raids; Intervi

8/11/2019
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First, Jake talks with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke who says that President Trump was trying to shift focus from mass shootings by retweeting conspiracy theories and that he is now willing to embrace gun licensing laws. Then, Jake sits down with the acting head of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan to react to the Mississippi ICE raids and the pleas of a child separated from her father, plus the decrease in apprehensions at the border. Then, Jake speaks with...

Duration:00:46:45

SPECIAL EDITION: 2020 Democratic presidential candidates discuss El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio mass shootings; Beto O'Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Tim Ryan.

8/4/2019
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First, Jake talks to former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke live from El Paso about the recent mass shooting and white nationalism. Then, Jake talks to Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the the two shootings and his calls to for gun reform. Then, Jake talks to former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, who says the two shootings point towards the effects of President Trump on the rise of bigotry. Then, Jake talks to former Mayor Cory Booker, who blames President Trump for...

Duration:01:15:26

Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on President Trump's attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings; Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on the Mueller hearing and impeachment proceedings; Interview wi

7/28/2019
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First, Jake sits down with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders about President Trump's recent attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore, fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's criticism of Sanders' health care plan, Sanders' comparison of American pharmaceutical executives to murderers, his plan to get rid of all student loan debt, and his regret over supporting the 1994 crime bill despite voicing reservations at the time. Next, Jake...

Duration:00:53:49

Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker on President Trump attacking democratic Congresswomen; Interview with Chairman of Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson on Trump's continued twitter attacks and the ongoing crisis at the bor

7/21/2019
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First, Dana talks with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker on President Trump attacking four progressive Congresswomen, the chance to face off against fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the next debate stage, and the recent criticism of the Newark New Jersey police department. Next, Dana talks with Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, on President Trump's continued twitter attack of democratic Congresswomen, the...

Duration:00:43:24

Interview with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Bill de Blasio on deportation raids in New York City; Interview with acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli on deportation raids; State of the Cartoonion on the

7/14/2019
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First, Jake talks with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Bill de Blasio on the deportation raids in New York City, the Obama-Biden deportation rate, President Trump's tweets on progressive congresswomen and the electricity blackout in New York City. Next, Jake sits down with acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli on the condition of the detention centers at the border, the people targeted in the deportation raids and President Trump's tweets on...

Duration:00:42:07

Interview with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash on his recent departure from the Republican Party; former Vice President Joe Biden on his 2020 campaign; a look at women in US sports and the World Cup

7/7/2019
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First, Jake Tapper sits down with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash to talk about leaving the Republican Party, his future as an independent and possible plans to run for president in 2020. Then, former Vice President Joe Biden's exclusive interview with CNN on his political record, and the future of his 2020 campaign. Next, former Rep. Mia Love, Scott Jennings, Jennifer Psaki and Abdul El-Sayed join Jake to talk about the 2020 primary race and Amash leaving the Republican Party. Finally, Jake sits...

Duration:00:43:11

Interview with Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and CNN's Fareed Zakaria on President Trump's last minute Kim Jong Un meeting; Interview with 2020 Presidential candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar on North Korea, Immigration, and Russian

6/30/2019
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First, Brianna Keilar, filling in for Jake, talks with Fareed Zakaria and Director James Clapper about President Trump's meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un, his invitation to Kim Jong Un to Washington. Next, Brianna talks with 2020 Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar about President Trump conducting foreign diplomacy by tweet, the idea that Russia could be behind the twitter bot attacks on fellow 2020 Democratic presidential contender Kamala Harris, and the most recent House Border bill....

Duration:00:43:34

Interview with Vice President Mike Pence on escalating Iranian tensions and the crisis at the southern border; Interview with Rep. Adam Schiff on Democratic investigations; Interview with Julián Castro on the southern border.

6/23/2019
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First, Jake sits down with Vice President Mike Pence on the escalating tensions with Iran and President Trump's decision to pull back a retaliatory strike, as well as the conditions for migrant children at the border and his run for re-election with President Trump in 2020. Next, Jake talks with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff about how President Trump is handling tensions with Iran and rising support within the Democratic caucus for impeachment proceedings. Then, Jake...

Duration:00:56:22

Interview with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on his 2020 campaign for President; Interview with former Congressman Beto O'Rourke on his 2020 campaign for President; State of the Cartoonion on the 2020 candidates carpooling on the campaign trail.

6/16/2019
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First, Jake sits down with 2020 presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on President Trump's willingness to accept foreign election interference, the latest tensions in Iran and starting a family in the White House. Next, Jake talks with former Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas about the crisis at the border, calls for impeachment against President Trump and his stalled poll numbers in the 2020 race. Then, Amanda Carpenter, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Sen. Rick...

Duration:00:43:17

Interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders on health care and his plan for 2020; A look at Melania Trump's fashion during the UK trip.

6/9/2019
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First, Dana interviews 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on his current second place polling in a new CNN/Des Moines Register Iowa poll, his plan for a free college, his views as a Democratic socialist and what that means for his campaign. Dana also talks about trade and the President's deal to avoid tariffs with Mexico, as well as immigration, the Hyde Amendment, his efforts to pressure Walmart to raise the minimum wage and his foreign policy goals with Iran and Iraq. Then,...

Duration:00:42:54