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State of the Union

English, Political, 1 season, 298 episodes, 2 days, 2 hours, 17 minutes
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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy - covering Washington, the country and the world.
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State of the Union - Special Extended Edition

On a special extended edition of CNN’s State of the Union, top Biden adviser John Kirby tells Jake Tapper that the White House doesn’t believe the “unprecedented” attack on Israel by Iran is the start of a broader regional war. IDF spokesman Col. Peter Lerner tells Jake that Israel is considering what it’s response to Iran will look like. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons tells Jake that he thinks Israel should “pause for a moment” before responding to the attack. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton tells Jake that Israel should retaliate by striking Iranian territory. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Marco Rubio tells Jake that Iran’s goal is to “make Israel an unlivable place.” Democratic Sen. John Fetterman and Republican Sen. JD Vance spar over Vance’s opposition to sending more aid to Ukraine. Former CIA Director David Petraeus reacts to Iran’s attack and tells Jake “there's never been something like this.” Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calls for a “decisive” response to Iran’s attack. Former Director of National Intelligence tells Jake that “a Rubicon has been crossed” but doesn’t think Iran wants a wider war. Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad tells Jake that Iran’s attack should be a “tipping point” for democratic countries around the world. Plus, the New Yorker’s Robin Wright, Axios’ Barak Ravid, the New York Times’ David Sanger, former IDF spokesman Jonathan Conricus, and CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clarissa Ward, and Jeremy Diamond join Jake to share their insight on the attack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interviews with Rep. Mike Turner, Amb. Cindy McCain and Israeli-American hostage family

On CNN’s State of the Union, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that he agrees Russian propaganda has "infected” a portion of the Republican base. World Food Programme Executive Director Cindy McCain warns that “children are dying as we speak” in Gaza. And, six months after the Hamas attack, an Israeli-American hostage family speaks out on efforts to bring back their son and brother. Plus, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria previews his new book “Age of Revolutions." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/8/202441 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interviews with: GA. Sen. Warnock, MD. Gov. Moore and NY. Rep. Lawler

First, how Georgia Senator Reverend Rafael Warnock balances his faith with public service. Then, Maryland Governor Wes Moore talks about how Baltimore is starting the recovery after last week’s catastrophic bridge collapse. House Speaker Mike Johnson faces growing urgency as the GOP is split over aid to Ukraine. NY Rep. Mike Lawler weighs in on the effort to oust Johnson. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss Trump’s “USA Bible” and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/1/202441 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interviews with: US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and US Congressman Chip Roy

First, Jake speaks with New York’s Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about Donald Trump and his deadline to post a $464M bond in a NY civil fraud case, Speaker Mike Johnson who is facing a new revolt from House Republicans after passing the Government Funding Bill and her calling on Joe Biden to cut off military aid to Israel.   Then, a one-on-one with Republican Congressman Chip Roy, who voted against the Government Funding Bill, to discuss his thoughts on what better deal Mike Johnson could have negotiated and whether he supports Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to oust Mike Johnson as speaker.   Plus, Jake and the panel discuss the rift within the GOP House Republicans and the effects it is having on the House of Representatives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/25/202442 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interviews with: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, Rep. Adam Schiff, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

First, Dana interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the negotiations for Israeli hostages held by Hamas and his response to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s call for “a new election” in Israel. Then, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins Dana to respond to Netanyahu. They also discuss House Speaker Mike Johnson suggestion that he may allow a vote on a standalone bill for aid to Ukraine.   Next, Dana speaks with GOP Senator Mike Rounds about whether he will endorse Trump for President, as well as the House overwhelmingly passing a bill that could ban TikTok.   Plus, after a New York judge delayed Trump’s hush money trial until at least mid-April, Dana asks Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff about the possibility that none Trump's cases may go to trial before the election.   Finally, ahead of Ohio’s Senate Primary, Dana talks with Ohio’s Republican Governor Mike DeWine on his support for a different candidate than Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/202448 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interviews with: Dem. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock, Rep. Senator James Lankford, Attorney General Josh Stein

First, Jake talks with Dem. Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock of Georgia about President Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s rallies in Georgia on Saturday. Georgia is a key battleground state for both men.   Then, Jake talks with Rep. Senator James Lankford on Biden’s State of the Union address and in particular the factual assertions he made about the failed bipartisan border deal. Lankford was one of the authors of that deal.   And, Jake has a one-on-one interview with the Democratic nominee for Governor of North Carolina, Attorney General Josh Stein, and gets his views on whether Democrats can win in “Purple State” North Carolina.   Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Senator Katie Britt’s State of the Union response and her use of a graphic sex trafficking story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/11/202441 minutes, 48 seconds
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Interviews with: Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas, Sen. Durbin, Sen. Mullin

First, President Biden tried take on his vulnerabilities this week and flipped the script on immigration. Dana presses Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on executive border action. Then, the Supreme Court announced it will arguments in April, over former president Trump’s claim of presidential immunity. Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dick Durbin weighs in. Nikki Haley claims that Trump can’t beat Biden without the voters who are backing her. Sen. Markwayne Mullin offers his take. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss countdown to Super Tuesday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202444 minutes, 8 seconds
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Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Governor Greg Abbott, Governor Gretchen Whitmer

First, Dana speaks with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan to discuss congress blocking aid to Ukraine, Putin’s treatment of Navalny and the news that negotiators have agreed an outline of Israel-Hamas hostage deal.   Then, Governor of Texas Greg Abbott dismisses speculation about Trump VP pick, weighs in on Alabama IVF ruling and is pressed on the border crisis.   And, Governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer talks about the potential Biden protest in Michigan, says that the Michigan primary is a ‘very high stakes moment’ and the IVF ruling shows that reproductive rights ‘still very much at risk’ if Trump wins.   Plus, Dana and the panel discuss Trumps decisive win in North Carolina, home state of rival Nikki Haley. Is she still in the running? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/26/202444 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interviews with: Former Rep. Congresswoman Liz Cheney, Rep. Senator Tim Scott

Today Jake speaks to former Rep. Congresswoman Liz Cheney about the news of Alexey Navalny’s reported death in a Russian prison and then Trumps silence on the issue and Republican opposition to a bill that would send aid to Israel and Ukraine.   Then, in a 1-on-1 interview with Rep. Senator Tim Scott talks about Trumps comments about not defending NATO allies and the fall of the Ukrainian city of Avdiivka to Russian forces.   Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Trumps railing against $355 million dollar ruling in civil fraud case and Nikki Haley’s pivotal test in South Carolina. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202444 minutes, 54 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Senator Marco Rubio and Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

First, Jake interviews Senator Marco Rubio asking questions about Trumps statements about NATO and mocking Governor Haley’s husbands absence while he is deployed in Africa, Rubio’s opposition to a bill to help Israel and Ukraine and the choice by Senate GOP to torpedo a bipartisan US border security deal.   Then, a one on one interview with Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing President Biden’s not being charged after classified documents probe and statements about the president’s mental faculties.   Plus, Jake and the panel discuss Biden and Trump as they are once again in the spotlight as the 2024 race heats up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/12/202444 minutes, 49 seconds
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Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, GOP Presidential Candidate Nikki Haley, US Congressman James Clyburn

First, after the 3rd straight day of US strikes against Iran-backed militias in the Middle East, can America avoid a wider conflict? US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins us to break down the aftermath of this retaliation. Then, with just three weeks until Republicans in South Carolina vote, Donald Trump's team says it's over. But as Nikki Haley ups the ante, what's her end-game? GOP Presidential candidate Nikki Haley is here exclusively. And, President Biden swept South Carolina with his first official primary win last night. We are joined by the man whose endorsement propelled Joe Biden to the White House, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn. Plus, Dana and the panel discuss the brewing fight inside the Republican Party and the results of the South Carolina Democratic primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/4/202443 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Chris Murphy, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Kristi Noem

First, President Biden embraces tougher immigration policies and pushes for Congress to pass a bipartisan border deal. But will Republicans balk amid pressure from Donald Trump? Dana asks key negotiator Sen. Chris Murphy. Then, with both Trump and President Biden looking past the primaries to November, has the general election already begun? Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins Dana to discuss. And, with tensions high amid a standoff between Republican governors and federal officials at the border, Dana speaks to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Plus, our panel previews what to expect from the next few months on the campaign trail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/28/202446 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interviews with: South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons

First, with just 2 days before the New Hampshire primary elections, Dana and CNN Political Director David Chalian dive into our brand new CNN poll that shows a clear lead for Donald Trump. As the former President makes his final pitch to primary voters, can anyone stop him? Next, Nikki Haley turns up the heat on Trump, while he tries to undercut Hayley with support from her home state. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott joins Dana exclusively to explain why he backed Doald Trump over his former governor. And, as President Biden hits the campaign trail, his political and policy challenges collide on the border and his support for Israel. What case should he make to voters? Biden campaign national co-chair and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons joins Dana. Plus, our panel previews what to expect from New Hampshire’s all-important primary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
1/21/202444 minutes, 36 seconds
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Interviews with GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, CNN Senior Political commentator David Axelrod, & former Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan.

First Jake goes one-on-one with GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, who responds to the final Des Moines Register poll showing him trailing significantly behind Trump and Haley ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Jake presses DeSantis on what a third place finish in Iowa would mean for the rest of his campaign and asks DeSantis if he underestimated Trump’s grip on the Republican Party. Next, Jake interviews Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and his push to restrict US military support for Israel. They also discuss US strikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and how Biden’s handling of the situation in the Middle East will impact Biden’s support among young voters in the election. After, CNN Senior Political commentator David Axelrod and former Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan join Jake to preview what they think will happen in the GOP Iowa caucuses. Then, our panel breaks down the Des Moines Register Iowa poll and what the outcome of the caucuses could mean for the rest of the GOP primary. Finally, Jake digs into Trump’s most brazen argument in the January 6 case against him. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202448 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interviews with: Former Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Jim Clyburn

First, with just a week to go to the Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump is dominating the political conversation with wild and outlandish comments. Former Vice President Mike Pence joins Jake to discuss whether he plans to endorse any of Trump's 2024 rivals, the GOP's embrace of January 6 conspiracy theories, and his efforts to rally American support for Israel three months after the October 7 attacks. Then, facing political headwinds, President Biden tries to refocus the race on Donald Trump. As Biden heads to the key state of South Carolina, can he solidify support with the voters he needs to win re-elections? South Carolina Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn joins Jake to discuss. Finally, the panel joins Jake to preview the final stretch before the Iowa Caucuses and the state of Biden's campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/202445 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interviews with: Gov. Chris Sununu, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Sen. Chris Murphy

First, with two weeks until the first votes of the 2024 election, Nikki Haley is still cleaning up her comments about the cause of the Civil War. How will she fare in New Hampshire? Governor of New Hampshire Chris Sununu, who is backing Nikki Haley, joins Dana exclusively. Then, the special counsel argues that former President Donald Trump does not have immunity as another state attempts to strike him from the ballot. Will the Supreme Court agree with this argument and weigh in to remove Trump from the ballot? Former January 6th Committee Member Rep. Jamie Raskin is here exclusively to share his thoughts. And, there is a new epidemic this holiday season: isolation. Could our nation’s problems be caused by our people growing more and more lonely? Democratic Senator Chris Murphy joins Dana to discuss. Plus, the panel joins Dana to talk about the politics of the Iowa caucuses now just 15 days away. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/202347 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interviews with: Chief Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe, Former Vice President Al Gore, Ray Dalio

First, wildfires, hurricanes, extreme heat, 2023 was the year the world woke up to the climate change threat. What have we learned and what will next year look like? Chief Scientist Katharine Hayhoe joins Jake on the show to discuss our options. Next, World leaders agree to transition away from fossil fuels, the chief driver of the climate crisis. But with loopholes in the agreement, is it enough? Former Vice President Al Gore is ahead. Then, as Governments around the world struggle to combat climate change, what role does Wall Street have to play? Who's got the money and how much will it take to help our climate? I'll get the thoughts of the multi-billionaire American investor Ray Dalio who is focused on climate change. Plus, are skeptical Republicans starting to change their minds on climate change? Our Panel of Congress speakers will take a look at the numbers and see what's causing this shift and what GOP officials might be willing to work with Democrats on to address this crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/202343 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interviews with: Former Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Joe Manchin

First, with just a month until the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump is quoting dictators such as Vladimir Putin and attacking immigrants. Will any of that matter, or will he still be his party's de facto nominee in a month's time? Jake asks Republican Presidential candidate Chris Christie.   Then, polls flash more warning signs for President Biden as he makes his case for re-election. Could a potential new compromise in Congress hurt him and his party even more? Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who is considering challenging Biden next year, joins Jake.   And, Israel reels after its troops mistakenly kill 3 of its own hostages waving a white flag. Will that change the way Israel is waging war in Gaza and impact crucial support from the United States?   Finally, new polling shows one of Trump’s rivals closing the gap in a key state. Is he facing a real threat? The panel joins Jake to break it down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202343 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Republican Senator J.D. Vance, Former US Vice President Al Gore

First, a split over foreign aid divides Congress as world pressure grows over the civilian death toll in Gaza. Does the Biden administration have any conditions in its support for Israel in the war? US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is next. Next, President Joe Biden takes the fight directly to Donald Trump. Trump looks to cement his hold on the GOP. What would a second Trump term look like? Top Trump ally Republican Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio is ahead. Plus, world leaders meet to confront the climate crisis and consider phasing out fossil fuels. But will they go far enough? Former US Vice President Al Gore joins me exclusively. And, a new poll has Nikki Haley up double digits in a hypothetical matchup against President Joe Biden. We’ll dig into what's behind those numbers with our panel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202347 minutes, 2 seconds
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Interviews with: US Senator Lindsey Graham, Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal

First, after Hamas breaks the 7 day truce, Israel steps up attacks on Southern Gaza. The US responds with a careful warning but how will Israel respond? South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham joins Dana to discuss. Then, as progressives split with President Biden concerning the war and other priorities, how might this impact Biden's re-election effort? Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal joins Dana exclusively. Plus, with the Iowa Caucuses only 6 weeks away, Donald Trump aims to flip the script. Will anyone challenge him? Our panel will discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202342 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interviews with: US Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog, US Senator Chris Murphy, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Presidential Candidate Chris Christie

First, Dana is joined by US Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog amid questions about the remaining hostages and the future of the temporary truce between Hamas and Israel.   Then, with some hostages finally being released and able to reunite with their loved ones, Dana is joined by the family of some hostages who were freed this as part of the deal between Israel and Hamas. Then, more Israeli hostages are set to come home if the shaky pause in the Israel-Hamas war holds another day. What are we learning about the release of Americans? National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins Dana. Also, President Biden touts the Israel-Hamas truce, but what happens when the four days are up? US Senator Chris Murphy joins Dana exclusively. Plus, as foreign policy dominates US politics, one Republican candidate makes his case. Is there an alternative approach to taking on Trump? Dana is joined by 2024 Republican Presidential Candidate Chris Christie to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interviews with: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Rep. Jamie Raskin, Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer

First, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer joins Jake to discuss the state of negotiations to free hostages being held by Hamas. Next, with just 2 months until voters weigh-in, a new Iowa rivalry heats up. Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis is all in on Iowa, but will it pay off? Then, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin talks to Jake about growing calls from Democrats for a ceasefire in Gaza. They also discuss a Colorado judge's ruling that former President Trump "engaged in insurrection" on January 6. Finally, facing political headwinds, President Joe Biden ramps up his attacks on former President Donald Trump. Will these criticisms be enough to sway voters opinions? Our panel is here to discuss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interviews with: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel

First, Dana talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his first CNN interview since the Israel-Hamas war began. Dana presses him on growing pressure for Israel to limit civilian casualties, the effort to free the hostages being held by Hamas, and his refusal to take responsibility for the October 7 attacks.   Then, with US President Joe Biden expressing frustration at Israel’s reluctance to implementing humanitarian pauses inside Gaza and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying more needed to be done to keep civilians safe, Dana speaks with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss the shift from the US in its approach to its close ally Israel.    Next, Dana sits down with RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to discuss her party’s disappointing election results and whether Republicans need to take a new approach to the abortion debate.   Finally, former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan join Dana to discuss a huge political week, including Sen. Joe Manchin’s announcement he won’t be seeking re-election in 2024, the possibility of a Trump/Biden rematch and how the third-party presidential lane could get crowded in 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202349 minutes, 59 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Israeli UN Amb. Gilad Erdan

First, Dana speaks with CNN’s Jeremy Diamond about what he saw inside Gaza embedded with Israeli forces.   Then, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders joins Dana to discuss calls by some Democrats for a ceasefire in Gaza, as well as a video by progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib accusing President Biden of supporting genocide. Next, Dana speaks with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal about calls for a humanitarian pause in Gaza and their fears that Iran could seek to expand the conflict. Then, Dana speaks with Israel’s ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan, who wore a yellow Star of David on the UN floor to protest the UN’s inaction after Hamas’ attack. They also discuss the humanitarian situation inside Gaza and the sharp rise in antisemitic incidents around the world. Finally, CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney, Democratic Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett, former Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock and CNN Political Commentator Kristen Soltis Anderson break down a new poll showing former President Donald Trump leading President Joe Biden in several key battleground states. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interviews with: US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Intelligence Committee Republican Sen. James Lankford, GOP Candidate Chris Christie

Israel is extending its ground operations in Gaza. What will this mean for the region's future and the well-being of those held hostage by Hamas? Joining us on the show we have US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and insights from Intelligence Committee Republican Sen. James Lankford. A blackout occurred as Israel's barrage intensified, causing communication services in Gaza to be disrupted. With communication now getting restored, we provide an update on the latest developments from inside Gaza. The US House chooses a Speaker, and Mike Pence drops out. More signs of the Republican Party's embrace of former President Donald Trump. GOP Candidate Chris Christie offers his perspective on the situation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/29/202341 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner, Former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney

First, Israel escalates Gaza airstrikes ahead of a likely invasion as fear grows that the region could be drawn into the conflict. What is Israel's plan? President Biden cautions Israel to not be blinded by rage. House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner joins us. And, more humanitarian trucks poised to enter Gaza carrying desperately needed supplies to the victims of war. But as Israel prepares for ground war, are conditions about to get much worse? Plus, with future US aid to Israel on the line, House Republicans are back to square one in their speaker search fiasco. As they plan for more votes, can anyone unite the conference? Former Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney shares her thoughts.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/22/202343 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interviews with: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw, Ambassador Michael Herzog, US Senator Marco Rubio

First, in the aftermath of a brutal terrorist attack by Hamas, Israel is now preparing for a ground war in Gaza and making it clear that this is only the beginning. Now the question is how civilians, including Americans, can stay safe amidst the escalating violence. We're joined by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who will share his insights on this issue. Then, amidst President Joe Biden's strong support for Israel and his commitment to ensuring they have the resources they need to defend themselves, a divide is emerging within the Republican field over the conflict. How would a Republican approach the situation in the Middle East? We've got an exclusive interview with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to explore this. Plus, as US officials promise increased support for Israel, internal strife among House Republicans over the choice of their speaker continues. With Congress facing paralysis, the question looms: will they be able to deliver aid in time? Joining us for discussion is Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw. Also, what are the potential outcomes of the imminent ground invasion, and what strategies can be employed to secure the release of Americans detained by Hamas? We are joined by Ambassador Michael Herzog and US Senator Marco Rubio to discuss.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interviews with: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, Former Vice President Mike Pence, Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin, Republican Congressman Mike Lawler, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Israel responds after brutal Hamas terror attacks by formally declaring war. Will that war engulf the Middle East? US Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins Dana to discuss. Next, Congress rushes to condemn the Hamas attack and pledges to aid Israelis. But will the lack of a formal House Speaker hamper any US response? Dana gets reaction from key lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, Republican Senator Markwayne Mullin, and Congressman Mike Lawler. Then, with hundreds Israeli civilians killed and "a significant number" abducted, the world scrambles to understand how Hamas could pull off such a massive surprise attack. Dana speaks with Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, former US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides, and former Defense Secretary Mark Esper about what went wrong and how Israel will respond. Finally, our panel of experts discusses the challenges facing Israel and what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/8/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Matt Gaetz, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

First: Crisis averted as a surprise deal to stave off a government shutdown has passed. After the house speaker makes a deal with Democrats will Republican hard-liners try to oust him? The Republican leading that charge, Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks followed by Democratic congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.Next: Former President Donald Trump ramps up his violent rhetoric. Former aids warn he's unfit for office but does he have the GOP nomination all sewn up? Our political panel discusses the situation.Then: An outpouring of affection for the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Her friend Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins us to share what you might not have known about her.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/1/202346 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interviews with: Sec. Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Tim Burchett, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.

First: The United States government continues to be on the verge of shutting down. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that a shutdown should be avoided because it would prevent government workers such as air traffic control from being paid. He also voices support for UAW workers and President Biden's visit to striking workers in Michigan. Next: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars, a luxury car, and gold bars as bribes from wealthy businesspeople. He was indicted on Friday on corruption charges. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says that Sen. Menendez rightly lost his leadership position, but whether he resigns is up to him and his constituents. Then: Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) says that he would not vote for a short-term spending bill because he wants to cut the government's budget. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) say that Congress should pass their bipartisan spending bill to avoid a shutdown. Later: The panel discusses the US congress's disagreement on a spending bill, and President Biden and the US labor movement.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/24/202341 minutes, 17 seconds
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Interview with: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Mike Pence.

First: UAW workers at 3 major US auto manufacturer plants are on strike due to income inequality and poor conditions. Mike Pence says that the question of CEOs making 400 times as much as the average worker should be left to the companies' shareholders. Next: Sen. Bernie Sanders says he fully supports UAW's goals, and that companies could easily improve pay and benefits. The CEO of General Motors makes $29 million a year, while new workers make only $17 an hour. Later: The panel discusses the possibility of a government shutdown, as congress has less than 2 weeks to pass a spending bill.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/17/202341 minutes
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Interviews with: Nikki Haley, Sec. Antony Blinken, Rep. Michael McCaul.

First: Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley talks about the statement from the G20 on the war in Ukraine, describes China as "an enemy", and says the US should stop immigrants from entering the US from Mexico. Then: Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks about the statement from the G20 on the war in Ukraine, and declines to speak on Elon Musk's alleged prevention of a Ukrainian drone attack on a Russian navy fleet. Later: Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, criticizes the G20 statement and President Biden, saying that they should be more aggressive towards China.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/10/202346 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary Gina Raimondo, Sen. Mike Rounds, and Rep. Nancy Mace.

First: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo talks to Dana Bash about US-China economic relations, the Biden administration's economic policy, and the economics of abortion restrictions. Next: Republican Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) speaks on Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) health status, hurricane relief efforts, and how he believes congress might avoid a government shutdown. Then: this week's panel, Kate Bedingfield, Doug Heye, Scott Jennings, and Faiz Shakir, discuss Florida Governor Ron Desantis refusing to meet with President Biden about Hurricane Idalia, Vivek Ramaswamy's (R) election prospects, and recent election polling on Biden and Trump. Later: Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) speaks on being a female Republican congresswoman who supports abortion bans with exceptions, as well as her similarities and differences from her other party members.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/3/202341 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interviews with: 2024 Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Family, Rep. Jamie Raskin, 2024 Candidate Asa Hutchinson, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker

First, three black Americans and a white shooter are dead after an attack in Jacksonville, Florida. The FBI is investigating the case as a hate crime. Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy shares his thoughts. Plus, with Joe Biden's poll numbers stagnant, his one-time competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders heads to a key state with a warning. The panel shares their thoughts on the Republican debate without Donald Trump present. And the family of Martin Luther King, Jr. joins on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington. Then, Donald Trump is now the first former president in American history to have a mug shot and an inmate number. Trump and his 18 co-defendants have all surrendered. Rep. Jamie Raskin joins Dana on what to expect. After that, Republicans get a Trump-free field on the debate stage. Who stood out and who struggled? 2024 Presidential Candidate Asa Hutchinson joins us. Then, Biden supporter and Governor of Illinois J. B. Pritzker shares his advice for the president.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/27/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interviews with: FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, No Labels National Co-Chair Larry Hogan and former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod, former judge J. Michael Luttig and constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe

First, Kasie Hunt goes one-on-one with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. They discuss how California is preparing for a dangerous storm, the increasing threat from severe weather events in the future, and challenges FEMA faces in its response to the Maui wildfires. Next, GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson speaks with Kasie about qualifying for the GOP debate, what his strategy will be, and why he asserts Trump is constitutionally unable to be president again. Plus, Kasie interviews Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy about what he is doing to address the climate crisis, whether he supports more money going to FEMA amid proposed GOP budget cuts, and whether he thinks Trump should be running for president given his 91 criminal charges.Then, Kasie speaks with No Labels National Co-Chair Larry Hogan and CNN’s David Axelrod about why the third-party group could play a spoiler in the 2024 campaign, and why the first GOP debate is a “make or break moment” for DeSantis.After that, constitutional law experts J. Michael Luttig and Laurence Tribe join Kasie to discuss their suggestion that Trump is constitutionally disqualified from serving as president again. Finally, the panel joins Kasie to preview the first Republican debate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/20/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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Interviews with: Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, GOP Presidential Candidate Will Hurd, and Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman

First, Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii joins Jake to discuss what she witnessed after touring the wildfire devastation on Maui. Jake asks Sen. Hirono whether the federal response to the Maui fires is enough and gets her reaction to officials saying none of the 80 warning sirens on Maui were ever activated. To wrap-up, Jake asks Hirono if she thinks President Biden should declare a climate emergency.Next, Jake interviews GOP presidential candidate Will Hurd, who reacts to Georgia prosecutors obtaining messages showing Trump’s team was behind a 2021 voting systems breach. Jake then asks Hurd if he thinks he’ll achieve the polling and donor thresholds he needs to qualify for the debate and what his refusal to sign the RNC debate pledge means for the future of his campaign. To close, Jake asks if Hurd supports Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's policy of bussing migrants to Democratic-run cities.After, Jake speaks with Democratic House Oversight Committee member Rep. Dan Goldman about Attorney General Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel in the DOJ’s Hunter Biden probe. Jake asks Goldman if President Biden displayed a lapse of judgement with how he responded to his son's controversial business dealings. Finally, our panel discusses rivals Trump and DeSantis taking their campaign fight to the Iowa State Fair, Trump’s expected announcement on whether he’ll join the first Republican debate, and the political fallout from the Hunter Biden investigation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/13/202340 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interviews with: John Lauro, Mike Pence, Chris Christie

First: Donald Trump lashes out after a 3rd indictment. How will he defend himself? Will he go to trial before the election? Trump's attorney John Lauro speaks.Next: Former Vice President and GOP presidential candidate Mike Pence criticizes Donald Trump and shares his thoughts on the case.Plus: With just 2 weeks left until the GOP debate, other candidates struggle to break through. Chris Christie joins us on the show and talks about his meeting with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/6/202345 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interviews with: Vivek Ramaswamy, Chris Christie, Chris Murphy

First: As Donald Trump faces new charges with the potential for even more, he flexes his power over his party. Next: Republican presidential hopefuls take their message to key early states, but can they overtake the frontrunner without taking him on? 2024 candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Chris Christie weigh in. Then: Is age just a number? Renewed concerns about aging political leaders. Candidates on both sides say it's time for a fresh start. What does the American public think? Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy shares his thoughts. Plus: the panel discusses Republican candidates' reluctance to take on Donald Trump directly, as well as President Biden's decision to acknowledge his seventh grandchild for the first time.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/30/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interviews with: Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Spencer Cox, Gov. Jared Polis.

First: As Donald Trump faces a potential third indictment over his actions around January 6th, one of the leaders who was there that day, former Vice President Mike Pence, joins to answer if he thinks Trump should be charged if the DOJ has evidence Trump committed a crime.  Next: Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi reacts to a potential third Trump indictment, Speaker McCarthy considering expunging impeachment measures against Trump, public sentiment of Biden amidst indications of US economic recovery, and more.  Then: Republican Gov. Spencer Cox and Democratic Gov. Jared Polis join to discuss their latest efforts to increase bipartisanship and reduce anger in politics. Dana asks if quelling anger can occur while Trump remains an influential political figure.  Plus: the panel debates Vice President Kamala Harris’ impassioned remarks about Florida’s Board of Education approving new Black history standards, as well as new polls showing former President Trump far ahead of his 2024 rivals in Iowa and New Hampshire.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/23/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, GOP candidate Chris Christie, Sen. Mark Kelly

First, Jake Tapper and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan look at how deepening rifts in Congress are shaping defense priorities as Biden signals a drawn out war in Ukraine. Then, with the Iowa caucuses just six months away, new numbers reveal GOP voters' views on the field. Jake goes one-on-one with GOP Presidential candidate Chris Christie who speaks frankly about Trump's "lie" and flamboyant claim that his own recent indictments are "a great badge of honor and courage." Later, as the impact of the climate crisis is felt around the country with excessive temperatures and extreme weather events, Senator Mark Kelly joins from Arizona to discuss whether these increasing climate disasters might finally change minds on Capitol Hill. Finally, this week’s panel break down newly released GOP fundraising numbers and how they will reshape the race.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/16/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Michael McCaul, Rep. Barbara Lee

First, Jake goes one-on-one with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) to ask him why he sees nothing wrong with Biden sending cluster bombs to Ukraine. Rep. McCaul also responds to the Biden administration’s efforts to strengthen diplomatic relations with China. Next, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calf.) breaks with the Biden administration over its decision to send cluster bombs to Ukraine. Jake also asks Rep. Lee, notably the only House member to vote against the war in Afghanistan, about a State Department report faulting the Biden administration’s handling of the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal. And, this week’s panel discusses which Republican candidates can reach the Iowa 2024 caucuses, if Gov. DeSantis can reverse his slump in the polls, former Vice President Pence’s response to a voter on January 6, and whether President Biden can ease voters’ concerns about his age. Finally, Jake shares details about his new fictional thriller, “All the Demons Are Here.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/9/202339 minutes
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Interviews with: Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Republican Presidential candidates Chris Christie and Will Hurd

First: Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks to Dana Bash about the Supreme Court’s decision to block President Joe Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness program. Next: United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg reacts to the Supreme Court’s ruling limiting protections for LGBTQ+ Americans. Then: Former New Jersey Governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie weighs in on the Supreme Court rulings as well as former President Trump's legal peril. Plus: Former Texas Representative and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Will Hurd responds to the Supreme Court affirmative action decision, as well as some of his fellow Republicans attacks on LGBTQ+ Americans.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/2/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ret. Gen. David Petraeus, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)

First: Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks to Dana Bash about the latest developments in Russia and his recent trip to China, where he met with Xi Jinping.  Next: Retired General and former CIA Director David Petraeus shares his thoughts on the state of Russian President Vladimir Putin following the failed Wagner insurrection.  Then: Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar discusses the future of abortion rights a year after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  Plus: North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum explains why he's running for president. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/25/202340 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH), Former Defense Sec. Mark Esper, Mayor Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles)

First, Jake Tapper goes one-on-one with former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie tells Jake that former President Donald Trump is a “petulant child when someone disagrees with him” after several former officials criticized him over his federal indictment. Jake also presses Christie on whether he would pledge to support Trump if he is the Republican nominee for president in 2024. After, Rep. Mike Turner discusses Secretary Anthony Blinken’s trip to China as well as Trump’s alleged mishandling of classified documents. Later, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass tells Jake about the city’s efforts to move people affected by homelessness into homes. And, Jake asks former Defense Secretary Mark Esper whether Trump’s handling of classified documents put national security at risk. Lastly, in honor of Father’s Day, Jake shares a moving personal example of a father standing up for his son.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/18/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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Interviews with: Judiciary Committee Chairman Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman, GOP 2024 presidential candidates Vivek Ramaswamy & Asa Hutchinson.

First, Dana goes one-on-one with Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan. Bash pushes Jordan on the acceptability of former President Trump sharing information with individuals with no security clearance, and gets his reaction to Trump admitting on tape he knowingly shared classified information. Next, Dana interviews Rep. Dan Goldman, who responds to Rep. Jordan repeatedly asserting Trump had the remit to declassify every document he removed from the White House. Bash then asks Goldman if he’s worried about some Americans not seeing Trump’s indictment as legitimate.Then, Dana sits down with GOP 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to discuss his pledge to pardon Trump if he's elected president and whether Trump facing serious criminal charges should affect the GOP primary. After, Dana goes one-on-one with GOP 2024 presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson. The former Arkansas Governor reacts to Ramaswamy’s promise to pardon Trump and calls for the former president to drop out of the presidential race.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/11/202341 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Ken Buck, OMB Director Shalanda Young

First, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sits down with Dana to react to CNN’s reporting that federal prosecutors have audio of former President Trump discussing a classified document he kept after leaving office. Rep. Raskin also responds to voters’ concerns about President Biden’s age and answers when he’ll make his decision on running whether he’ll run for Senate.  Then, Dana speaks with conservative hard-liner Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) about the House Freedom Caucus’ influence after a majority of Republicans voted in favor of the debt ceiling deal and asks if they will push to remove McCarthy from the speakership.  After, Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and key negotiator of the debt limit agreement Shalanda Young joins Dana to answer if she believes the deal was better for Democrats or Republicans and whether Biden’s decision to negotiate over the debt deal could undercut him in future negotiations. After the panel debates what GOP strategies could topple Trump 2024 and the RNC’s new debate rules.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/4/202339 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Gov. Chris Sununu (R-NH), Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

First: President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reached an "agreement in principle" last night to raise the debt limit. But with lawmakers on both sides skeptical, do they have the votes to pass it? Jake Tapper speaks with one of the GOP negotiators, South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson, as well as Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Representative Pramila Jayapal. Next: More Republicans have jumped into the 2024 presidential race, but Donald Trump continues to dominate the polls. Who, if anyone, can cut into his lead? New Hampshire Republican Governor Chris Sununu joins the show to discuss his future plans.  Plus: This week marked three years since George Floyd was murdered in the streets of Minneapolis. The man who successfully prosecuted that case, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, discusses his new book, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence.  On today’s panel: former Republican Congresswoman Mia Love, CNN Senior Political Commentator Scott Jennings, and CNN Political Commentators Bakari Sellers and Ashley Allison. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/28/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Republican Senator Bill Cassidy

First, Jake Tapper goes one-on-one with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Biden’s decision  to train Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 jets and what changed the President’s mind. Tapper also presses Sullivan on the Pentagon’s $3 billion accounting error on Ukraine aid and the US military's claim that it killed an Al-Qaeda leader in a strike in Syria. Tapper asks if Sullivan still has faith in the Secret Service after an intruder entered his home last month without being detected. Next, Jake interviews Republican Senator Bill Cassidy about stalled negotiations over the debt ceiling and whether House Republicans are willing to support a compromise deal. They also discuss Cassidy's efforts to prevent Social Security from going insolvent, as well as the state of the Republican presidential primary. After, the panel discusses the debt ceiling showdown, the expanding GOP 2024 field, and whether any candidate can make a dent in Trump’s lead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/21/202339 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interviews with: Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, Rep. Mark Green, Deputy Treasury Sec. Wally Adeyemo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth

With the flow of migrants into the U.S. lower than expected after the end of the Covid-era Title 42 border rule, Dana Bash asks Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas about the latest updates from the Southern border. Afterwards, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green tells Dana that last week saw more border crossings than any other week in U.S. history.  Then, Dana asks Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo about the status of the debt ceiling negotiations after President Biden said they are moving along.  And, this week’s panel discusses Ron DeSantis’ approach to his expected 2024 presidential candidacy and Democrats’ reaction to Donald Trump’s statements at the CNN town hall last week. Finally, Senator Tammy Duckworth joins Dana to discuss solutions to the rising cost of child care in the U.S.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/14/202339 minutes, 18 seconds
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Interviews with: Texas Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Mike Turner, Rep. Jim Himes

First, in a horrifying new normal, eight people were killed in a Texas shopping mall shooting rampage on Saturday. Jake interviews Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who represents Uvalde, for his reaction to the mass shooting, his efforts to change gun laws, and to answer what will it take to get American leaders to take action.  Next, amid revelations of hidden payments to Supreme Court Justice Thomas's family, Jake speaks with Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin about calls for Supreme Court ethics reform. Sen. Durbin also answers if Sen. Diane Feinstein’s health condition is undermining Democrats’ ability to govern.  After, Jake leads a bipartisan joint interview with Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on their meetings with leadership in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. They also discuss Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear weapon, China’s more active role in the Middle East than the U.S., and whether a U.S. debt default would be a national security threat.  Then, the panel debates if bipartisan support exists for gun reform and discuss a recent poll on whether President Biden and former President Trump have the mental sharpness to be president.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/7/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Tom Emmer, Fmr. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arnold Schwarzenegger

First: House Republicans pass a debt ceiling bill meant to kick off talks, but Democrats say they won't negotiate unless a US default is averted. Dana Bash discusses the impasse with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN).  Then: Former Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) tells Dana why he's running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.  Plus: Arnold Schwarzenegger, who visited Auschwitz last fall, talks about discovering his father was a Nazi.  On today's panel: Former Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); Democratic strategist Lis Smith; David Urban, former senior adviser to Trump 2016 campaign and member of Trump’s 2020 advisory committee; Ashley Allison, former national coalitions director for Biden-Harris 2020 and former Obama senior policy adviser. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/30/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interviews with: Senator Lindsey Graham & Senator Amy Klobuchar

First, Dana goes one-on-on with Republican Senator Lindsay Graham. He reacts to the US evacuation of American diplomats in Sudan amid escalating violence, as well as the SCOTUS ruling upholding access to abortion drug Mifepristone. Bash pushes Graham on whether he thinks abortion is a state or a federal issue. They also discuss Graham’s recent travels to the Middle East to push for an Israel-Saudi deal and whether the Saudi Crown Prince is once again "[playing] him like a fiddle" as Graham previously said after the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Next, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Dana to discuss the Supreme Court ruling and the future of the fight over abortion rights. They then discuss whether President Biden should negotiate with Speaker McCarthy to avert a debt default and if Senator Feinstein should resign from the Senate Judiciary Committee following her absence due to ill-health.Then, the panel discusses Florida Republicans snubbing Governor DeSantis to endorse Trump in 2024, as well as Biden’s expected reelection campaign announcement.Finally, Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer take a deeply personal and emotional trip to Auschwitz for the March of the Living.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/23/202339 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Gov. Brian Kemp.

As more states make it harder for women to get abortion, the Supreme Court considers a challenge to abortion medication. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sits down with Jake to answer how Democrats plan to respond. They also discuss the leak of highly-classified information, federal food assistance programs, and calls among some Democrats for Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) to resign.  Then, as the GOP works on its message and messenger for 2024, Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican who overcame Donald Trump’s attacks and won in the purple state of Georgia, joins Jake to lay out his vision on how his party can win back the White House. They discuss include gun reform, medication abortion access, and the investigations into Trump.  After, the panel discusses if Trump is still the candidate to beat in the 2024 primary race, Republican presidential candidates’ firm line against gun restrictions, and Trump’s new ad poking fun of DeSantis.  Finally, Jake takes a look at President Biden’s trip to Ireland where he met with the priest who gave his son Beau his last rites before his passing, Nikki Haley’s daughter getting married, and offers a reminder about Americans’ shared humanity amid a politically divisive time. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/16/202340 minutes, 23 seconds
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Interviews with: Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Tony Gonzales

First, after a federal judge in Texas blocked the FDA’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone, the Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra tells Dana Bash that women have access to the pill today and the department intends “to do everything to make sure it’s available to them not just in a week, but moving forward period.” Then, Dana asks Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) about her support for impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas over luxury travel paid for by a Republican donor. Ocasio-Cortez also calls the abortion pill ruling an “extreme abuse of power.” Later, Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) joins Dana to defend the judge's decision to block access to abortion medication. Dana also asks him why it seems like the Republican Party is punishing politicians who are trying to address gun violence, after Tennessee Republicans expelled two Democratic lawmakers from the state house. And, today’s panel looks at what Trump’s indictment means for his supporters. Finally, Dana takes us inside a day in the life of Ukraine’s tireless U.S. ambassador. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/9/202342 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interviews with: Lawyer Joe Tacopina, Lawyer Lanny Davis, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Mike Turner, Rep. Dan Crenshaw.

First, as Donald Trump prepares for his day in court, what do we know about the evidence against the former president and how will his attorneys handle the case? Dana Bash speaks with Trump's personal lawyer Joe Tacopina, who describes Trump's upcoming arraignment as "a day the rule of law in the United States has died."  Next, lawyer Lanny Davis, who now represents Trump's former personal lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen, provides his (very different) take on the Trump indictment.   Then, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) weighs in on the indictment, as well as where he sees the economy going.  And, Dana interviews House Intel Committee Chair Mike Turner (R-OH) about Russia's arrest of Wall Street Journal journalist Evan Gershkovich.  Finally, regarding the Trump indictment, Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tells Dana, "You don't have to be a lawyer to look at this case and think it's on very weak grounds." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/2/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interviews with: Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Rep. Ro Khanna.

First, Jake asks Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner whether he’s concerned about Trump warning about "potential death and destruction” if he’s indicted in the Manhattan DA’s hush money probe. They also discuss the risk of military escalation in Syria following last week’s drone attack on US personnel, as well as Russia’ plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Next, Jake presses Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer about his efforts to intervene in the Trump hush money probe in New York and his demand for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg to answer Congress' questions about his investigation.Then, Jake goes one-on-one with Rep. Ro Khanna, who responds to Republicans' efforts to intervene in the New York investigation and makes an announcement about whether he will run for Senate in California. Jake also speaks with Committee Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who led Congress’ TikTok hearing last week, on why she thinks the app should be banned in the United States. Finally, the panel discusses Trump's attacks on potential 2024 rival Gov. Ron Desantis and whether the Florida governor can maintain his popularity within his party of he decides to formally run against Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/26/202340 minutes, 1 second
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Interviews with: Gov. Chris Sununu, Sen. Mark Kelly, New York Times’ Maggie Haberman

Former President Donald Trump wrote in a social media post that he expects to be arrested on charges of hush money payments involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels and called on his supporters to protest any such move. But how likely are charges? New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu tells Jake Tapper the investigation is building “sympathy” for the former president and that “we don’t want history to repeat itself” with Trump’s call for protests, after the violent protests of January 6, 2021. Later, Senator Mark Kelly tells Jake that “nobody is above the law” and that it’s important for the Manhattan District Attorney to thoroughly investigate Trump’s alleged role in the hush money scheme. He also reacts to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis saying that the war in Ukraine is not a “vital" national interest for the United States. Then, New York Times Senior Political Correspondent Maggie Haberman tells Jake that Trump is “very anxious about the prospect of being indicted.” Then, the panel discusses whether Trump should drop out of the 2024 presidential race if he is indicted this week and whether the investigation actually helps his campaign prospects. And, Jake reflects on the 20-year mark of the Iraq War.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/19/202339 minutes, 18 seconds
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Interviews with: OMB Director Shalanda Young, Gary Cohn, Rep. Nancy Mace, Vivek Ramaswamy

First, guest anchor Kaitlan Collins sits down with the White House Director of Office Management and Budget Shalanda Young to discuss what actions the Biden administration will take to stabilize the financial system after the stunning collapse of Silicon Valley Bank this week.Next, South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace joins to discuss the future direction of the Republican Party and Mike Pence’s forceful comments that history will hold Donald Trump accountable for the January 6 insurrection. Then, Kaitlan goes one-on-one with GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on his outsider campaign and his “anti-woke” platform. After, the panel discusses Pence’s remarks about holding Trump accountable for January 6th, if other Republican candidates will have to speak out against Trump ahead of a 2024 presidential primary, Nikki Haley’s calls to raise the retirement age for Social Security benefits, and if Biden is pivoting toward the political middle ahead of his expected re-election campaign.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/12/202349 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: House Minority Leader Hakeem Jefferies, NYC Mayor Eric Adams, Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

First, Dana Bash speaks exclusively with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries about Democrats' strategy for navigating a divided Congress, as well as President Biden's surprise announcement that he won't block a GOP bill to override a controversial DC crime law. Next, many blame Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's reelection loss this week on crime concerns. Are Democrats vulnerable on crime? Dana discusses the issue with New York City Mayor Eric Adams.  Plus, some Republican 2024 presidential hopefuls are seeking a lane around former President Trump. Will it be harder than they think? Former Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson shares his thoughts.  Finally, our panel reacts to today's announcement by former Maryland Governor Larry Hogan that he won't run for president in 2024.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/5/202340 minutes, 54 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

First, Bash goes one-on-one with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, pressing him on Biden giving fighter jets to Ukraine and whether the US would support Ukraine taking Crimea back militarily. Sullivan explains the specific support Ukraine needs at this stage of the war, responds to a new report on Covid's origin, and discusses the US warning China about sending drones and ammunition to Russia.Next, the first Sunday show interview with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel since her re-election. She tells Bash the GOP presidential nominee will accept the results of the 2024 election, and also that Medicare and Social Security are "not up for negotiation." Bash asks McDaniel if Trump will sign the controversial pledge that requires GOP candidates to say they will support whomever becomes the Republican nominee in order to appear on the primary debate stage. After, the panel discusses the state and federal government’s response to the Ohio train derailment, and Biden’s waiting game in announcing his re-election intentions, plus, if he should be challenged for the Democratic 2024 presidential nomination. Finally, a report on two lawmakers on either side of the aisle who share the common goal of passing paid leave legislation.    Hosted by Dana Bash. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/26/202339 minutes
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Interviews with: Rep. Michael McCaul, Rep. Mike Turner, Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Sen. Sherrod Brown

First, with tensions running high between the U.S. and China, CNN’s Pamela Brown asks House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul and Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner about the U.S. response and whether President Biden is right to try and lower the temperature with China. Plus, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins Pamela to discuss the state of U.S.-China relations after a “blunt” meeting between the nations’ top diplomats. She also reiterates U.S. support for Ukraine ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion. And, some residents of East Palestine, Ohio say they have developed rashes, sore throats, nausea and headaches after toxic chemicals were released in a train derailment two weeks ago. Pamela asks Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown whether residents should trust officials’ assurances that the water and air are safe and what should be done to help those affected. Finally, our panel discusses Nikki Haley’s 2024 presidential campaign and how potential Trump rivals should handle attacks from the former president.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/19/202340 minutes, 4 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Mike Turner, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Sen. Mike Rounds

First, the U.S. military has shot down a third flying object in just over a week. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Turner joins to answer if these objects are a threat and what investments can be made to protect U.S. airspace. Next, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sits down with Jake to answer if she’s worried that polls show Democrats do not share her enthusiasm for a Biden 2024 presidential bid. Plus, now that Democrats have unified control of Michigan’s government for the first time in nearly four decades, she outlines her top priorities.Then, as Democrats and the GOP spar over Medicare and Social Security, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds answers if he agrees with Sen. Rick Scott’s plan to sunset government spending programs.Finally, our panel debates how Republican contenders should challenge Trump in 2024 and whether President Biden can defeat them in a general election. Today’s panel includes Commentators Scott Jennings, Ashley Allison, Alyssa Farah Griffin and Paul Begala.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/12/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interviews with: Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

First: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts the takedown of the suspected Chinese spy balloon and previews President Biden's State of the Union address.  Next: Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Marco Rubio questions why the Biden administration didn't act sooner to shoot down the Chinese balloon.  Then: In an exclusive joint interview, Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, discuss their work on a 'failsafe' to prevent a debt ceiling crisis.  On today's panel: Rep. Pramila Jayapal, CNN's Jonah Goldberg, CNN's Karen Finney, CNN's David Urban. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/5/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interviews with: Tyre Nichols' family attorney Ben Crump, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, plus an exclusive​ joint interview with Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rep. Eric Swalwell.

First, Dana speaks with Tyre Nichols' family attorney Ben Crump, who says the horrific video of Nichols’ fatal beating by police is “a watershed moment for America”. Next, Dana discusses former President Trump’s return to the campaign trial with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu. Sununu weighs in on if he thinks Trump can win his key primary state, as well as whether he’s considering running for president himself in 2024. After, Dana sits down for an exclusive​ joint interview with Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, and Ilhan Omar about Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s push to remove them from key committees. Schiff and Swalwell slam what they call McCarthy’s “hypocrisy” and tell Dana that he is committing “political abuse" by removing them from the House Intelligence Committee. Dana also presses Omar about her past statements on Israel as she fights to keep her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/29/202339 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interviews with: CNN’s Andrew McCabe, CNN’s Juliette Kayyem, Sen. Dick Durbin, Sen. Joe Manchin, Rep. Michael McCaul

First, Dana begins after a press conference from Monterey Park, California brings more information from a mass shooting that killed least ten people inside a dance studio. Dana speaks with CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Andrew McCabe and CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem about what we know so far. Then, Sen. Dick Durbin shares his concern over the additional classified documents the FBI found at President Biden’s Delaware home on Friday. And, Dana asks Sen. Joe Manchin whether he thinks the White House should negotiate spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling after the Biden administration said they want Congress to pass an increase with no negotiations. Later, chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Michael McCaul tells Dana he supports the U.S. sending tanks to Ukraine. This week’s panel discusses the implications of the discovery of more classified documents in the FBI’s search of Biden’s home and what Americans could expect from the GOP’s presidential candidates in 2024.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/22/202346 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. James Comer, Rep. Jamie Raskin

First, Jake presses Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer about why he wants to investigate Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents but says investigating Trump is “not a priority.” Also, with the U-S facing a risk of a default this summer, Jake asks what will be done in a GOP-led House to avoid an economic catastrophe. Next, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Jamie Raskin, responds to Rep. Comer and contrasts Biden’s approach to the Justice Department documents investigation to Trump’s. Finally, our panel analyzes the latest developments on the special counsel probes and discuss the House’s contingency plan in case of a debt default. Today’s panel includes Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, CNN Political Commentators Scott Jennings and Ashley Allison, and former Trump White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/15/202340 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Chip Roy, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Katherine Clark

First, after a bruising fight, Kevin McCarthy finally grabs the speakership. But can he govern? Republican Rep. Chip Roy, the man who negotiated a deal to deliver McCarthy key votes, joins Jake Tapper for his first post-vote interview.  Next, Jake presses a lawmaker who's been critical of those who rebelled against McCarthy, Republican Dan Crenshaw, on whether he can now work with members of his party he called "terrorists."  Then, Democratic House Whip Katherine Clark discusses the chaos of the past week, proclaiming, "The keys have been handed over to extremists."  Finally, our panel debates McCarthy's drawn-out speakership fight and President Trump's potential influence on Republican members of the House. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/8/202341 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interviews with: Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Democratic Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer

First, Dana goes one-on-one with Maryland Governor-elect Wes Moore. They discuss why Moore thinks Democrats need to talk more about patriotism, his top priorities as he takes office, and Bash presses him on how he plans to pay to pay for his sweeping agenda. Next, Dana interviews outgoing GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger about the case he helped make against former President Donald Trump as a member of the January 6 Committee, the future of the Republican party, his own political future, and why he thinks the DOJ will ultimately charge Trump with a crime.Then, Dana talks with Democratic Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer about his decision to step back from leadership to make way for a new generation, plus interning alongside Nancy Pelosi in the 1960’s, whether he would have liked to become Speaker, and he also shows Dana where rioters entered his office on January 6. Finally, former campaign advisers Lis Smith and David Urban join Dana to discuss how 2024 hopefuls are preparing to run, and also the likelihood of President Biden running again.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/1/202343 minutes, 2 seconds
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Update for December 25, 2022

There is no new episode of the State of the Union showcast. If you haven’t already, please check out CNN’s other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/25/202217 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Mike Gallagher, Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. Pat Toomey

First, Jake asks the incoming chairman of the new House Select Committee on China Rep. Mike Gallagher about his bill to completely ban TikTok in the US and what information China could be collecting from users of the popular app.  And, with the House January 6th Committee expected to recommend three criminal charges against Donald Trump over his role in the attack on the Capitol, Jake asks committee member Rep. Adam Schiff whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute and convict Trump. Plus, retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey reflects on his political career and whether he thinks Trump’s influence on the Republican Party is waning. And, the panel discusses the January 6 Committee’s impact, as well as the expected influx of migrants at the U.S-Mexico border this week.  Finally, Jake remembers the life and legacy of his father-in-law, who passed away last week.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/18/202240 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interviews with: White House hostage negotiator Roger Carstens, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Legislative Affairs Director Louisa Terrell

First, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens joins Dana to discuss the trade to free Brittney Griner and his efforts to bring Paul Whelan home from Russia. Next, Sen. Bernie Sanders weighs in on Sen. Krysten Sinema's split with the Democratic Party to register as a political independent. Then, our panel debates the significance of Sinema's surprising decision, as well as Kevin McCarthy’s struggle to lock down support to become Speaker of the House. Finally, in our latest installment of "Badass Women of Washington," meet President Biden's Director of Legislative Affairs Louisa Terrell, who's charged with pushing the president's agenda in Congress. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/11/202238 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Congressman-elect Mike Lawler

First, Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits down with Jake Tapper to discuss why the Biden administration has not labeled Russia a state sponsor of terrorism despite calls to do so. Also, Jake asks chair of the Senate Banking Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown about his opinion on how the Fed should fight inflation after the US economy added 263,000 jobs in November. Jake also presses him on why it has taken so long to pass protections and regulations for Americans investing in cryptocurrency. Plus, Congressman-elect Mike Lawler shares whether he is worried that House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy will not reach the 218 votes he needs to win speakership. And, the panel joins Jake to discuss this week’s Georgia Senate runoff election and Joe Biden’s proposed 2024 primary calendar changes. Finally, Jake examines how Donald Trump has avoided condemning Kanye West’s anti-Semitic rhetoric and how GOP leaders have recently avoided criticizing Trump for having dinner with West and a prominent white supremacist.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/4/202240 minutes, 28 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Chris Murphy, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Rep. Adam Schiff.

After another holiday marred by tragedy, President Biden vows to do more to stop gun violence. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut sits down with Dana to examine the prospects for more gun reform in a lame duck Congress. They also discuss why existing gun laws in Colorado and Virginia weren’t enough to prevent the shootings from happening.  Also, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson joins Dana to respond to former President Trump’s decision to host rap artist Ye and a prominent white supremacist for dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Gov. Hutchinson also previews his message for Republicans as he weighs running for president in 2024. Plus, Rep. Adam Schiff joins Dana to respond to reported tension within the House January 6th Select Committee over what to include in its final report. Rep. Schiff also comments on House Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s pledge to kick him off the House Intelligence Committee. After, the panel joins Dana to discuss the Georgia Senate runoff election, what lessons Democrats should learn from the midterm elections, and Trump’s meeting with Ye and a white nationalist holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago. Today’s panel includes Hilary Rosen, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Marc Short, and Ashley Allison.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/27/202239 minutes, 10 seconds
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Exclusive interviews with: Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & January 6 Select Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger

First, Jake goes one-on-one with the man on track to take over House Democratic leadership from Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Jake asks Jeffries about Pelosi’s impact on the party, how he would unite the moderate and progressive wings of his caucus, and his approach to working with Republicans. Next, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Jake to react to former President Trump’s return to Twitter, as well as the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to oversee its Trump investigations. He also responds to former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to testify before the January 6 Committee and predicts what a Kevin McCarthy-led Republican House majority would look like.After, the panel joins Jake to discuss Trump's 2024 presidential campaign launch and the prospect for a contested GOP primary. They also react to House Republicans’ plans to launch wide-ranging investigations into the Biden administration as well as President Biden’s family. Finally, Jake looks at the Biden administration’s decision to grant legal immunity to the Saudi Crown Prince over his role in the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how that runs contrary to Biden’s campaign pledge to hold him accountable.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/20/202239 minutes, 2 seconds
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Interviews with: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, Gov. Larry Hogan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

First, re-elected Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells Dana Bash that her party's major wins in her state were the result of being "focused on the fundamentals" like infrastructure, inflation and schools.  Next, Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro says the key to winning rural voters is "just a matter of showing up, treating people with respect, and showing them how you're going to make their lives better."  Then, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan blames former President Donald Trump for focusing too much on the 2020 election and conspiracy theories when campaigning for Republicans.  Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not commit to running for House leadership again but says "there are all kinds of ways to exert influence."  On today's panel, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), GOP strategist Brad Todd, CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney and CNN Political Commentator S.E. Cupp discuss where Republicans went wrong in the midterm elections, and whether Donald Trump should announce his candidacy for president next week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/13/202243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Exclusive interviews with: Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

First, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. She pushes McDaniel on whether Republicans should accept election results and whether she thinks think the Republicans are going to take control of the House. They also discuss poll-watching and voter intimidation, and McDaniel explains that the RNC will stop paying Trump’s legal bills if he launches a 2024 presidential bid.Next, Dana interviews Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She presses Klobuchar on whether she thinks the Democrats made a mistake spending millions boosting an election denier who could now potentially win the New Hampshire Senate race, responds to Governor Gavin Newsom’s comment about Democrats 'getting crushed on narrative', and says she believes Democrats will keep control of the Senate.Then, CNN’s John King breaks down what to watch for on Election Night. Later, the panel discusses how each party will fare on election night and what their winning message will be, plus, Trump rallying voters in key states while hinting he’ll run again in a possible 2024 showdown with Ron DeSantis.  Finally, Dana travels to key states to hear voters’ priorities and the issues motivating their votes, just days ahead of the midterms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/6/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interviews with Sen. Rick Scott, North Carolina Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley

With only nine days to go until Election Day, Dana Bash sits down for a one-on-one interview with Senator Rick Scott. He shares his reaction to the brutal attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, as well as antisemitic displays outside of a football game in Florida. He also responds to criticism that the GOP's midterms agenda will hurt the economy and lead to cuts in Medicare and Social Security.  Then, Dana presses North Carolina Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley on whether she is satisfied with how the Biden administration and Democrats in Washington are handling inflation.  Today’s panel discusses President Obama hitting the campaign trail for midterm candidates and the best messaging to win over voters ahead of Election Day. Finally, Dana travels to Arizona for a look at the GOP's effort to win over Hispanic voters this election cycle. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/30/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Nancy Mace.

Amid looming recession fears, Sen. Bernie Sanders tells Jake that Democrats need to broaden their midterms message to include the economy and other challenges facing voters. Then, GOP Rep. Nancy Mace joins Jake to discuss whether she would lift a Trump-era tariff on China and what steps she would take to reduce inflation. Jake also presses her on if she supports impeaching President Biden if Republicans take control of the House. On today’s panel, Karen Finney, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ashley Allison, and David Urban discuss which issues will most impact voters in the final stretch before midterms, the key races to watch, former President Trump’s subpoena by the House January 6 Committee, and more.  Finally, Jake honors one soldier’s amazing efforts to help veterans with PSTD.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/23/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, WH Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse, Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Colorado Senate Candidate Joe O’Dea and Senator Michael Bennet.

First, Dana goes-one-on-one with White House Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse on the White House’s efforts to reduce inflation as core inflation reaches a new 40-year high. Then, Dana interviews National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on what Biden’s vow to rethink the U.S.-Saudi relationship means, how he thinks the US would respond to a Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine, and what the Biden administration is doing to support human rights protestors in Iran.Next, Dana goes-one-on-one Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. Bash asks what Lake would do differently to fix the high inflation rate in the US, whether she thinks the US has a responsibility to the asylum seekers at the southern border, her false claims about the 2020 election, and if she will accept the 2022 election result if she loses. After, Dana interviews Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs about abortion rights in Arizona being in jeopardy amid a key court battle, and why Hobbs is refusing to debate Lake.Later, Dana speaks with Colorado Senate candidate Joe O’Dea about high inflation being a concern for voters ahead of the midterms, what he would do to stop gun violence, and what the January 6 probe means for Trump’s political future. Finally, Dana interviews Senator Michael Bennet, who is defending his seat against O’Dea. She pushes Bennet on why the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act isn’t reducing inflation and how he thinks his opponent is painting himself as a far-right Republican. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/16/202249 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interviews with: Gov. Glenn Youngkin, Sen. Chris Murphy, Ambassador Bill Richardson

First, Jake presses Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin on whether he supports the Federal Reserve potentially raising interest rates to get inflation under control and on his administration’s policy requiring that students’ bathrooms and sports teams are based on their sex assigned at birth and not their gender identity. Then, after President Biden delivered a warning about potential nuclear “Armageddon” with Russia, Senator Chris Murphy joins to discuss whether Biden was right to raise the issue of nuclear conflict. Afterwards, former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson shares details from his recent trip to Russia and his conversations to free detained American citizens Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan. On today’s panel, Mia Love, Nina Turner, Scott Jennings and Bakari Sellers join Jake to discuss whether Georgia Republicans will support Herschel Walker after allegations that he paid for a woman’s abortion in 2009 and about the possible lack of enthusiasm among Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/9/202246 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interviews with: FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, Sen. Rick Scott, Sen. Marco Rubio

Today’s show focuses on Hurricane Ian’s frightening devastation in Florida. With homes destroyed, lives lost, electricity not fully restored, and rescue efforts still underway, Dana speaks with FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell and Florida Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio about recovery efforts after one of Florida’s largest storms on record. Dana also questions Sen. Scott about former President Trump’s “death wish” comments about Mitch McConnell on social media. She also asks Sen. Rubio about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threats to deploy nuclear weapons and whether Russia sabotaged a key underwater gas pipeline to Europe. Plus, Dana heads to one of the most competitive House races in the country for a special report on voters’ top issues heading into the midterms. On today’s panel, Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, Xochitl Hinojosa, and Brendan Buck join Dana to discuss whether Republicans will speak out against Trump’s latest social media comments, how Hurricane Ian is impacting Florida Gov. DeSantis’ political future, and former President Obama’s warning to voters about what could happen if Republicans take the House.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/2/202244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interviews with: UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, Rep. Adam Schiff, Former Tennessee Governors Phil Bredesen (D) and Bill Haslam (R)

First, United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss sits down with Jake Tapper for her exclusive first US interview. Jake asks the new British leader about her view of the state of the “special relationship” between the UK and US, as well as how the West should respond to any escalation by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. Jake also presses Truss on her controversial new tax plan and tensions with Europe and the Biden administration over her approach to Northern Ireland. Then, Rep. Adam Schiff tells Jake that he believes the Justice Department’s investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol “has been very slow.” Then, former Democratic Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and former Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam join Jake to discuss why they’re working to find common ground in a politically divided America. Finally, Jake calls on the leaders of the Western world to stand with Iranian women and protesters after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/25/202242 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Republican Senator Mike Rounds, US Ambassador to the United Nations  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

First, Jake goes one-on-one with New York City Mayor Eric Adams. He says his city is “nearing its breaking point” and accuses Republican governors of creating a “humanitarian crisis” by sending thousands of migrants to New York from the southern border.Next, Jake presses Republican Senator Mike Rounds over Republican governors’ treatment of migrants. They also discuss whether Senator Rounds supports Senator Graham’s proposed national 15-week abortion ban bill that has split the GOP. After, Jake speaks with US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, about President Biden’s warning to Russia on using chemical weapons against Ukraine and what a “consequential” US response might look like. Jake also asks Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield if the discovery of 440 unmarked graves found in the recaptured city of Izium by Ukrainian officials is evidence of further war crimes by Russia. Finally, CNN Global Affairs Analyst Susan Glasser joins the panel to give a preview of her new book “The Divider”, which gives fresh insights into former President Trump’s time in office and his plans for the future.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/18/202243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Remembering Queen Elizabeth, 9/11

In this second of a two-part, four-hour State Of The Union, we look back at the Queen's enduring legacy as well as the attacks of September 11, 2001.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/11/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 57 seconds
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Remembering Queen Elizabeth II, 9/11

In this first of a two-part, four-hour State Of The Union, we look back at the Queen's enduring legacy as well as the attacks of September 11, 2001.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/11/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interviews with: Deanne Criswell, Tiffany Smiley, Sen. Patty Murray

As campaign season ramps up, today’s show zeroes in on how top issues like the economy, education, and abortion are resonating in key midterm races.  But first, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell joins Dana to discuss efforts to restore clean drinking water to the residents of Jackson, Mississippi.  Then, Dana highlights the Washington state Senate race for an in-depth look at the upcoming midterm elections. She presses both candidates, Republican Tiffany Smiley and incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray, on abortion, school and family issues, and President Biden’s remarks about domestic threats to American democracy. After that, former Trump White House communications director Alyssa Farah Griffin, former chief of staff to First Lady Melania Trump Stephanie Grisham, and former homeland security adviser to Mike Pence Olivia Troye join Dana to discuss former President Trump’s handling of classified information at Mar-a-Lago. Finally, Dana travels to Michigan for a look at how abortion is impacting the critical governor’s race there.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/4/202243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Tim Ryan, Gov. Chris Sununu

Our main focus this week is on President Biden's controversial decision to forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers.  First, Dana Bash asks Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren whether Biden's plan is fair for those Americans who have already worked to pay off their debt.  Next, Dana goes one-on-one with Ohio Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Tim Ryan, who says his party needs a renewed "laser-like focus on the economic well-being of the average person."  Then, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu slams the student loan forgiveness program, calling it "a really, really bad idea."  This week's panelists: Democratic strategist Paul Begala, former Trump White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah Griffin, CNN Political Commentator Ashley Allison and CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings weigh in on Biden's student loan plan and if Democrats will be able to hold on to their control of the House and the Senate after the midterms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/28/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interviews with: Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Dan Crenshaw

First, as Western states are experiencing a historic drought, CNN's Jake Tapper asks Arizona Senator Mark Kelly what recent federal restrictions to Arizona's supply of water from the Colorado River will mean for the state. Then, Rep. Adam Schiff discusses what could be learned if a federal judge decides to release a redacted version of the FBI affidavit to search former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. And, Jake asks Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw about the FBI's seizure of classified documents from Mar-a-Lago and the response from other Republicans. This week's panel discusses the electability hurdles Republican Senate candidates face as new polls show Democrats gaining traction in key Senate races. Finally, Jake highlights how the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra is using music to promote Ukraine’s culture and fight back against Russia’s assault on their country.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/21/202243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interviews with: House Intelligence Committee Member Rep. Mike Turner, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, and Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson.

First up, Brianna goes one-on-one with the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Mike Turner. They discuss the stunning discovery of highly-classified material at former President Trump's home during an FBI search and Republicans' call for Attorney General Garland to justify the investigation. Brianna also presses Rep. Turner on if national security secrets were at risk and whether President Trump broke the law.Next, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm joins Brianna to discuss the Biden administration's next steps to address the climate crisis after Democrats passed sweeping climate and tax legislation. Brianna also pushes Sec. Granholm over what that law will do to address inflation and lower costs for Americans in the near term.After, Brianna speaks with Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson about the unprecedented FBI search of former President Trump's home and asks whether attacks on the FBI by some Republicans are putting lives at risk. Brianna also presses him on whether Republican-led states that are limiting or banning abortion access need to do more to support mothers and infants.To close: the panel discusses how FBI search of Trump’s home will impact him politically, as well as Democrats' lingering anxiety about a potential Biden 2024 run despite his recent legislative wins.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/14/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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Exclusive joint interview with Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal, plus Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams

First up, Dana has an exclusive bipartisan interview with Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal. They discuss whether the Democrats' tax and climate bill will help Americans struggling with inflation costs and their bipartisan push to call Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Plus, Dana asks Graham why he still supports Trump after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.Next, Dana goes one-on-one with Stacey Abrams. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate gives her reaction to the sweeping Democratic tax and climate legislation. She also discusses how she’ll keep abortion safe and legal in Georgia, how her faith impacts her abortion views and whether she thinks Biden should run in 2024.To close, Dana and the panel discuss the Democrats’ key wins heading into the midterms, the Democrats’ split on Biden’s potential 2024 run and what the annual Conservative Political Action Conference tells us about what Republican voters are thinking.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/7/202244 minutes, 30 seconds
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Interviews with: Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Pat Toomey, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

First, Jake asks Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin why he agreed to sign onto Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's bill on healthcare, climate and taxes after previously signaling he would not support it. Manchin also responds to claims that the $739 billion deal would increase inflation and taxes.  Plus, Jake presses Republican Sen. Pat Toomey on why he blocked a bill designed to help U.S. military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough joins Jake to respond. And, newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joins to discuss his country's ambitious plan to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and shares how Australia is responding to China's strengthening military presence.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/31/202247 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interviews with: January 6 Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

First, Jake goes one-on-one with January 6 Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney on whether she believes the investigation has successfully made the case that former President Trump committed crimes. Plus, faced with the prospect of losing her seat over her work on the committee, Jake asks Cheney if it was all worth it.Next, Jake talks to Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan about Republicans’ decision to nominate Trump-backed election denier Dan Cox to succeed him, and gets his reaction to learning how Trump did nothing to stop the violence at the Capitol while Hogan fielded desperate calls from congressional leaders and mobilized police and National Guard units.Then, Jake speaks exclusively to US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s efforts to contain the spread of monkeypox in the United States. Plus, Buttigieg responds to a Republican senator saying that codifying same-sex marriage protections is a “stupid waste of time.”To close, the panel discusses the impact the January six hearings are having on GOP voters and whether former President Trump’s hold on the party is weakening.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/24/202246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Interviews with: White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Jan 6th committee member Elaine Luria

First: Inflation skyrockets at home while abroad President Biden makes nice with a leader he vowed to make a "pariah." Was it worth the price? Top White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein joins Dana Bash to discuss.   Next: Republican primaries pit sitting governors against former President Trump, who says it's a matter of when, not if, he runs. What will the GOP look like in 2024? Dana speaks exclusively to Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey.  Then: January 6th committee member Elaine Luria tells Dana why she thinks Donald Trump committed a crime during the insurrection.  And: Former Trump White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah Griffin, Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, former Trump campaign senior adviser David Urban and Democratic strategist Paul Begala talk about the effect of abortion restrictions and culture wars on future elections, and how former President Trump's re-election bid could affect voters in swing states.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/17/202243 minutes, 54 seconds
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Interviews with: Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Chris Sununu, Rep. Zoe Lofgren.

After a tragic 4th of July mass shooting, Jake speaks with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker about the missed warning signs and what changes are needed to ensure this doesn’t happen again. After, Jake asks New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu about the risk of a recession and what the Biden administration can do to help Americans. They also discuss the push to roll back abortion access in Republican-led states. Then, January 6th select committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren joins Jake to discuss if former Trump adviser Steve Bannon will testify and whether the panel will release excerpts of former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s testimony. Plus, Jake takes a moment to honor the sacrifice of veterans from World War II. This week’s panel includes Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, former U.S. Representative Mia Love, former Obama senior policy adviser Ashley Allison, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush Scott Jennings.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/10/202241 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interviews with: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Rep. Adam Kinzinger

First, Dana presses South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem on if she supports paid parental leave and state-funded childcare after South Dakota banned all abortions except when the mother's life is at risk. Then, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger to discuss former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's bombshell testimony to the House Select Committee investigating January 6.  This week's panel includes former Reagan Administration official Linda Chavez, former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers and CNN Political Commentator Jess McIntosh discussing former President Donald Trump's influence on his party and the Biden Administration’s response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/3/202238 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interviews with: Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson

First, Jake goes one-on-one with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on what the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade will mean for her state, whether Biden is doing enough on abortion rights, whether the Senate should lift the filibuster to codify Roe into law, and if Netflix and Disney should pull their businesses from Georgia in their opposition to the so-called ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban.Next, Jake interviews Secretary of State Antony Blinken live from the G7 Summit in Krun, Germany. They discuss the international political reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, whether Russia is winning its tactical war against Ukraine after failing strategically, the G7’s ban on $19 billion of Russian gold imports and the possible prisoner swap being negotiated to bring WNBA star Brittney Griner home from Russia. After, Jake goes one-on-one with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his reaction to the US overturning Roe v. Wade, his view of American democracy after January 6, how a Russian victory in Ukraine would be 'absolutely catastrophic', and the six-year milestone since Brexit. Is Britain better off? To close: Has the ‘American experiment’ begun to fail? Jake reflects on how America’s institutions have held up against the insurrection, fake elector plots and former president Trump’s pressure campaign on officials to ‘find’ extra votes in the states he lost in 2020.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/26/202243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Fred Upton, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

First, as the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol enters its third week of hearings, committee member Rep. Adam Schiff tells Dana Bash that this week's hearings will reveal how pressure campaigns "directed against state and local elections officials put their lives in danger."  Next, Rep. Fred Upton joins to discuss whether the Jan. 6 committee's case is resonating with moderate Republicans and independent voters, as well as whether he thinks the Republican Party would back Trump if he decides to run again in 2024.    Then, Dana presses Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on the steps the Biden administration is taking to prevent a recession, including using the Defense Production Act to increase fuel supply and lower gas prices.  And, as today marks Juneteenth, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee shares what the federal recognition of the end of slavery in America means to her after she fought to make the day a national holiday. This week's panel includes former U.S. Senator Scott Brown, Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin, and CNN Anchor Audie Cornish discussing the January 6 hearings and inflation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/19/202240 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Chris Jacobs, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, former Rep. Gabby Giffords.

First, Dana asks Congressman Jamie Raskin if the January 6th select committee can prove Donald Trump knew he lost the 2020 election while he publicly claimed victory. After, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Dana to answer why she went on Twitter to ask GOP members of Congress if they petitioned Trump for a pardon. Then, Dana sits down with Republican Rep. Chris Jacobs about facing GOP backlash after he expressed support for new gun restrictions. Also, as Americans face record-high gas prices and skyrocketing inflation, Dana asks former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers if there is anything the Biden administration can do to lower gas prices. Plus, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords shares her fight to stop gun violence, the kind that almost took her life in an attempted assassination in 2011.  This week’s panel includes former House Impeachment Manager Delegate Stacey Plaskett, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin, former Congresswoman Jane Harman, and CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings discussing inflation and the January 6th hearings.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/12/202250 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interviews with: Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman.

First, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells Jake the Senate is "closer than ever before" to passing new gun legislation but cautions, "Let's see if we land it."  Next, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the Biden administration is "committed" to reining in inflation and will "stick with it until we do."  Then, former Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman predicts the upcoming January 6 committee hearings will be "concise," "exciting," and will "present this case in a very cogent way."  This week's panel features Texas Democratic Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings, conservative lawyer George Conway and CNN Political Commentator Ashley Allison discussing what the bipartisan Senate group on gun control will be able to agree on and pass, as well as what the goal of the upcoming January 6 committee hearings should be.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/5/202242 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interviews with: Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, Rep. Adam Kinzinger

First, Dana interviews Uvalde State Sen. Roland Gutierrez about law enforcement waiting over an hour to breach the classroom at Robb Elementary School, whether the delay may have cost lives, and Gutierrez confronting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to push for a special session to raise the minimum age of gun ownership from 18 to 21. Next, Dana interviews Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin about the bipartisan group of Senators in Washington who, after years of inaction, are working on a compromise bill to tackle gun violence. Will things be different this time?Then, Dana speaks with Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas about law enforcement accountability for the Uvalde shooting response and his stances on universal background checks, a new red flag law and raising the minimum gun ownership age to 21. After, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about why he changed his mind to back some gun restrictions, how the GOP is “frightened of the loudest voices” on guns and Kevin McCarthy’s decision not to comply with a January 6 subpoena as it stands.Finally, Dana speaks with the Director of Children’s Services at Hill Country MHDD, Melissa Ramirez, about how her organization is preparing to help grieving Texans following the Uvalde massacre.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/29/202249 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interviews with White House Economic Adviser Brian Deese, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Democratic Candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro

First, after the S&P 500 briefly fell into bear market territory last week, Dana presses White House Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese on whether the United States is headed towards a recession. Then, Dana and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson discuss Arkansas' trigger law that would come into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned banning abortion from the moment of fertilization, with no exception for rape or incest. After, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Josh Shapiro joins to discuss his plan to address rising prices in the state, his stance on abortion restrictions, and his opponent's attempts to throw out Pennsylvania's 2020 election results.  Plus, this week's panel discusses the Republican party’s divide ahead of the upcoming primary election in Georgia, as well as a new poll that shows 78% of Americans say the United States is headed in the wrong direction. On today’s panel: Former Speechwriter for President Biden Jeff Nussbaum, CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings, CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator Alyssa Farah Griffin.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/22/202239 minutes
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Interviews with: Gov. Kathy Hochul, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Finland President Sauli Niinistö.

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.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/15/202248 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interviews with: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

First, Jake goes one-on-one with GOP Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves about the so-called "trigger law" in his state that would ban all abortions, except in cases of rape or to save the mother's life, if Roe v. Wade is overturned. They also discuss Mississippi’s high rate of infant mortality, child poverty, lack of paid maternity leave and its troubled foster care system. Next, Jake gets Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's reaction to the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion on overturning Roe. They also discuss what Democrats are doing to oppose this potentially seismic shift for abortion access in the US, as well as her accusation that the conservative members of the court lied about their stance on abortion rights during their confirmation hearings. Was it perjury?After, Jake interviews US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield about Russia’s nuclear threats ahead of its ‘Victory Day’ celebrations, as well as the intelligence the Biden administration is supplying to the Ukrainian military on Russian targets. Finally, Jake and the panel discuss the potential impact of the Supreme Court deciding to overturn Roe v. Wade and what that could mean for the future of other landmark decisions, including same-sex marriage.On today’s panel: Editor-in-Chief of The Dispatch Jonah Goldberg, Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen, President of the Judicial Crisis Network Carrie Severino and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/8/202248 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interviews with: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

First, Dana goes one-on-one with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They discuss the pandemic border rule that has divided Democrats as the U.S. prepares for a possible migrant surge, the role of the new DHS Disinformation Governance Board, and Republicans' threat to impeach Mayorkas if they win control of the House. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. They discuss whether President Biden is right to dismiss recession fears, newly released audio of Kevin McCarthy criticizing his fellow Republicans, and Governor Ron DeSantis' move to punish Disney for opposing Florida's law limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools.After, the panel discuss the midterm elections and what messages Democrats need to focus on to win voters over in November. Plus, as Republican candidates battle it out ahead of Tuesday's primaries, is former President Trump still a kingmaker? Finally, Dana reports on a dark chapter in Polish history, where in 1968 its communist government forced thousands of Jews to leave the country in an anti-Semitic purge, which stands in stark contrast to the generosity and compassion the country is now showing Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s war.Panel: Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd, former Obama White House Senior Director Nayyera Haq, and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.Hosted by Dana Bash.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/1/202238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Victoria Spartz, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha

First, with inflation above 8%, Dana presses Sen. Elizabeth Warren on whether America could face a recession. Warren also weighs in on what Democrats need to do if they hope to stand a chance in the midterm elections. Next, Rep. Victoria Spartz, the first Ukrainian-born member of Congress, joins from Kyiv to discuss what she's seeing in the capital and her reaction to U.S. Secretary State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Llyod Austin's visit to Ukraine today. Then, after a judge struck down the federal mask mandate on transportation, Dana asks White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha whether mask requirements are still necessary. And, this week's panel discusses a leaked phone call where U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy suggested former President Trump should resign after the January 6 insurrection, as well as the battle between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Disney. On today's panel: Former Atlanta Major Keisha Lance Bottoms, Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush Scott Jennings, Former DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa, and Former White House Director of Strategic Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/24/202243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Dave Matthews performs a song to support refugees

In an exclusive interview, Jake sits down with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to cover a wide range of issues, including the sinking of one of Vladimir Putin’s premier naval ships, whether Zelensky thinks he can win the fight in the Donbas, what can be done to help the devastated city of Mariupol, whether President Joe Biden should visit Ukraine and whether there is anything the Ukrainian people are willing to give up to end the war. Plus, singer-songwriter Dave Matthews performs a new song in support of refugees. To donate and help refugees please visit: cnn.com/impactTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/17/202238 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Rep. Liz Cheney, former CIA Director General David Petraeus, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans

As the world expresses horror at Russia's indiscriminate attacks on Ukraine, and demands for justice grow, President Biden says the US will "ratchet up the pain" for Vladimir Putin. But can Russia's leader be stopped? Reporting from Lviv, Jake Tapper puts that thorny question to Jake Sullivan, Liz Cheney, and David Petraeus.  Also: Russia's invasion has forced millions to flee the violence. In an exclusive joint interview, Ursula von der Leyen, Justin Trudeau and Hugh Evans explore the burgeoning refugee crisis.  Plus: a deep dive into Ukraine's painful history of oppression by the Soviet Union and its impact on their fight today.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/10/202249 minutes, 48 seconds
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Interviews with: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg; Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Ukrainian Parliament Member Anastasia Radina

First, Dana speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Putin’s change in military strategy, as Russian forces pull back from Kyiv. With Russia leaving behind evidence of civilian executions and mass graves, are we seeing crimes against humanity? Next, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg joins to discuss the latest developments in the war, including Ukraine's suggestion that it's willing to take NATO membership off the table in exchange for peace.Then, Dana has a one-on-one with Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan, where they discuss what can be done to provide relief to Americans at the gas pump, former President Trump's brazen call for Putin to release negative information on the Biden family, and the backlash over Florida's so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law. After, Dana and the panel discuss the pressure Attorney General Merrick Garland is under to take decisive action over January 6, as well as potential impact lingering challenges still facing the US economy could have on Democrats' midterm election hopes. Later, Ukrainian Parliament Member Anastasia Radina joins to talk about her visit to Congress where she made an impassioned plea for more aid for her country. Panel: CNN Political Commentator David Urban, Former House Intelligence Committee Member Rep. Jane Harman, Political Columnist for 'The Bulwark' Amanda Carpenter, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna. Hosted by Dana Bash. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/3/202241 minutes, 19 seconds
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Interviews with: Amb. to NATO Julianne Smith, Sen. Jim Risch, Sen. Cory Booker, Chef José Andrés, Ukrainian Amb. to the U.S. Oksana Markarova, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Michael McCaul.

President Biden made international headlines this week when he went off-script during a speech in Poland, suggesting support for a regime change in Russia. Fresh off the NATO summit in Brussels, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith joins to clarify Biden’s comments about Putin and outline the U.S.’s new plan with the E.U. So, was Biden’s trip a success?  Today’s extended episode also features exclusive interviews with Sen. Jim Risch and Rep. Michael McCaul about Russia signaling a shift in the deadly and destructive Ukraine conflict; Sen. Cory Booker on an emotional Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation hearing; Sen. Mark Warner on future Russian cyberattacks; Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova on what a peace agreement could resemble; and Chef José Andrés explains how he is helping provide millions of meals to Ukrainian refugees. Plus, our correspondents around the world provide the latest global news for our panels of experts to analyze.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/27/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 4 seconds
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Interviews with: US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, Former CIA Director General David Petraeus, The New Yorker Editor David Remnick and Staff Writer Masha Gessen

First, Jake checks in with Senior International Correspondent Ivan Watson, who is live in Ukraine, about Russia's increased attacks on civilian areas. Then, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins Jake to discuss prospects for peace talks between Ukraine and Russia. Next, Jake presses Polish Ambassador to the United States Marek Magierowski on a preliminary proposal by Poland’s prime minister for a NATO peace-keeping mission in Ukraine. After, Prime Minister of Estonia Kaja Kallas joins to detail her priorities as she heads to the NATO summit this week. Then, former CIA Director General David Petraeus examines what's going wrong for Russia amid its expanding attacks. Later, The New Yorker Editor David Remnick and and Staff Writer Masha Gessen discuss Russia's pro-war propaganda, its resemblance to Stalin's Russia, and its effect on Russian citizens. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/20/202252 minutes, 16 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Sen. Rob Portman, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, Latvia President Egils Levits

First: Putin's forces strike a Ukrainian base just miles from the border with Poland. With millions of Ukrainians fleeing the violence, what is the US prepared to do to stop the killing? We ask National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. Today's extended episode also features Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and his brother Wladimir, who is fighting on the frontlines in Ukraine; exclusive talks with Senators Rob Portman and Amy Klobuchar from the Polish-Ukrainian border; Latvian President Egils Levits; and live reporting from CNN's Clarissa Ward on the latest violence and the death of an American journalist in Ukraine. Also: CNN Global Affairs Analyst Susan Glasser; House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX); Former House Intelligence Committee ranking member Jane Harman (D-CA); and CNN Political Commentator Scott Jennings join Dana to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine. Plus: a special look at life inside Russia from former CNN Moscow Bureau Chief Jill Dougherty and Puck News’ Julia Ioffe.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/13/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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Interviews with: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Marco Rubio, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy, House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. Michae McCaul, Former CIA Director General David Petraeus and Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova.

First, Jake interviews Secretary of State Antony Blinken about what the US is doing to address the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Next, Sen. Marco Rubio joins to discuss President Zelensky’s pleas for help from US lawmakers. Then, former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus and Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy break down the escalation of Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities and what the coming days and weeks could look like. After, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen discusses the mass exodus of refugees fleeing Ukraine and how quickly Ukraine could join the EU. Jake also speaks with Rep. Michael McCaul live from Poland where his is on a bipartisan fact-finding trip to the Ukrainian border. After that, Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova speaks out about the thousands of Russians detained today for protesting against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Finally, Jake closes the show with his analysis of how 20 years of misplaced optimism, appeasement and looking the other way paved the way for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/6/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interviews with: US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova, Judiciary Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin.

First, Dana checks in with CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward, who is live in Ukraine, about the latest reports on the ground. Then, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield joins Dana to detail the steps the US is taking to help defend Ukraine. After, Senator Mitt Romney weighs in on the US response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and criticizes pro-Putin sentiments among some in the Republican Party. Next, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg responds to Putin’s decision to put Russia’s nuclear weapons on high alert. Then, Dana asks Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova about the news that Ukraine and Russia will meet for talks at the Belarus border.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/27/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Finland President Sauli Niinistö, and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis

First, Dana speaks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken about whether Russia's plan to invade Ukraine is already in motion, after a series of alleged false flag incidents in Eastern Ukraine and Russia's announcement that it will extend military exercises in Belarus indefinitely. Then, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö joins to share his unique insight into Russian President Putin's mindset and what he thinks the Ukraine crisis means for the world. Later, with more Democratic governors lifting Covid-19 restrictions, Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joins Dana to discuss why he lifted his state's indoor mask mandate more than 8 months ago and doesn't plan on bringing it back. Plus, the GOP is divided over support for Ukraine, as some Republicans call for sanctions and others question whether the U.S. should be involved at all. And with the midterm elections approaching, what do everyday Americans think about tensions between Ukraine and Russia? CNN Global Affairs Analyst Susan Glasser, CNN Political Commentator & Former Special Assistant to President George W Bush Scott Jennings, CNN Political Commentator & Republican Strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, and Democratic Rep. Colin Allred join today's panel.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/20/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

First: As Russian troops close in around Ukraine, the White House says an attack could happen any day now and that Americans need to get out now. Can war still be averted? Jake Tapper asks National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.  Next: With his party still in thrall to former President Trump, Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan -- a frequent Trump critic -- joins the show to discuss the state of the GOP and explain why he decided not to run for the Senate. Also: Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen, former Democratic lawmaker Bakari Sellers, former Bush adviser Scott Jennings and former Trump aide Alyssa Farah Griffin explore the Russia-Ukraine crisis, recent reports of former President Trump's mishandling of White House documents and the battle for control of Congress in 2022.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/13/202240 minutes, 4 seconds
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Exclusive joint interview with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Interview with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield

First, in rare joint interview, Jake speaks with key Senators Joe Manchin and Lisa Murkowski about how to work together in a deeply divided Congress. The three discuss if bipartisanship is still possible in today’s Washington, their progress toward reforming the Electoral Count Act, and what’s next for President Biden's agenda on Capitol Hill.Next, as the Winter Olympics begin with a controversial start in Beijing, Jake speaks with US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She says China is using the Olympics to try to distract from its human rights abuses against Uyghurs. She also discusses whether China is drawing any lessons from the United States’ response to Russian aggression against Ukraine.Finally, Jake reflects on the last time the world looked the other way on an Olympic host country’s human rights abuses, with the story of Jewish German fencer Helena Mayer and the 1936 Berlin Olympics.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/6/202244 minutes, 6 seconds
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Interviews with: Sen. Bob Menendez, Sen. Jim Risch, Gov. Chris Sununu, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, and a special report.

First, Dana speaks with Sen. Bob Menendez and Sen. Jim Risch of the Foreign Relations Committee about the bipartisan group of Senators who are trying to prevent war between Russia and Ukraine. Next, amidst optimism from top health officials that the Omicron surge is starting to peak, Dana asks New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu about rolling back individual restrictions. Then, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester joins our panel to examine the importance of representation in the Supreme Court as Biden promises to nominate a historic first Black woman justice. Finally, Dana shares a special report on how gerrymandering is accelerating partisan divides and why elected officials all over the country are guilty of trying to seize a dangerous advantage.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/30/202247 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Former Trump Advisers Alyssa Griffin and David Urban

First, Secretary of State Antony Blinken joins CNN's Dana Bash to discuss growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia after the British government released a statement saying that Russia is working to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Ukraine. Then, Republican Sen. Joni Ernst details her support for immediate sanctions on Russia.  And as two of President Biden's major policy priorities are stalled in the Senate, Biden proposed passing smaller "chunks" of the Build Back Better plan. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders explains how Senate Democrats could make this happen. Then, New York City Mayor Eric Adams joins to discuss the steps he's taking to make New York City safer after one NYPD police officer was killed this weekend and a total of five police officers have been shot in New York this month. Finally, former President Trump is facing mounting legal setbacks while the Jan. 6 committee now has access to 700+ pages of Trump White House documents. Former Trump White House Communications Director Alyssa Griffin and former Trump Campaign Adviser David Urban discuss how these threats factor into the former president’s political ambitions.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/23/202247 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. James Clyburn, Sen. Bill Cassidy, Rep. Michael McCaul, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jake sits down with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn to examine how the civil rights leader’s legacy ties to voting rights battles in Congress today. Then, Jake asks Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy about Republican opposition to Democrats’ election reform bill. Afterwards, Rep. Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses how the United States should respond if Russia invades Ukraine. Next, with Covid-19 infection rates and hospitalizations the highest yet, Jake speaks with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about when the Omicron surge will peak and what the Biden administration is doing to ensure tests are available. Finally, Jake closes with an important message about former President Trump’s plan to put loyalists in key positions to advance his seditious conspiracy agenda.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/16/202242 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson.

First, Jake interviews Secretary of State Antony Blinken about Russian aggression overseas and the key test it represents for President Biden. The US vows “massive consequences” if Russia invades Ukraine, but with democracy in peril at home, does the US have leverage? Next, with thousands of kids across the US back to virtual learning due to the Omicron spread, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is drawing a line. He joins Jake to discuss how we can protect the education of our children and also defends the plan to let legal non-citizens vote in NYC.Then, Jake speaks with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, about how on the anniversary of the insurrection Republican Senator Ted Cruz called January 6 a “terrorist attack” before backtracking during a Fox interview, plus his view on Biden’s vaccine mandates for businesses and the issue of Covid cases skyrocketing to record highs in his state.Finally, is January 6 who we are? Jake gives an analysis of the Capitol insurrection one year after the attack.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/9/202238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Interviews with: Rep. Bennie Thompson, Gov. Larry Hogan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Remembering Sen. Harry Reid

First, Dana sits down with the Chairman of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack of the United States Capitol Rep. Bennie Thompson to review what the committee has learned about the impetus of the attack and the role of the former president. Next, as Omicron causes a tidal wave of hospitalizations, travel delays, and school closures, Dana asks Chief Medical Adviser to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci if Americans should be preparing for major societal disruptions in the coming weeks. Then, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland joins to denounce former President Trump’s election lies and review his pandemic response as Maryland hospitals near full capacity. Finally, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid died this week at age 82. Dana remembers his legacy and his parting words to Democrats. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/2/202243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interviews with: Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, Republican Rep. Fred Upton, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Longtime Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

First, Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and Republican Rep. Fred Upton join CNN’s Dana Bash to discuss the hostility on Capitol Hill, the hate and polarization in communities across the country, and their thoughts on the whitewashing of the Capitol insurrection. Then, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy details how the pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of America's youth. Finally, longtime aide to Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin is the author of "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds." She tells Dana about "final straw" in her marriage to former Rep. Anthony Weiner.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/26/202138 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interviews with: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gov. Chris Sununu, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Ayanna Pressley.

First, Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci outlines how officials and health experts are responding to the Omicron surge that’s forcing event cancellations throughout the country. Then, with a record number of statewide hospitalizations, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu summarizes his plan to reduce the spread. Next, Senator Bernie Sanders responds to breaking news that Senator Joe Manchin says he will vote to sink Biden’s Build Back Better bill. After that, Jake presses January 6th House Select Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger on the latest in the investigation into the Capitol insurrection. Finally, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley says Manchin voting no on Build Back Better will contradict the needs of his constituents and the American people.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/19/202148 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interviews with: Governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear, FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell, Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar

After an historic swarm of deadly tornadoes tore through six states in the Midwest and rescuers scramble to find survivors, Jake speaks with Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear about the devastating impact on his community and asks FEMA administrator Deanne Criswell about what the federal government is doing to help. Next, with Covid cases on the rise and vaccine resistance still high in parts of the United States, how far should the government go to make sure everyone gets vaccinated? New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson join Jake to debate their opposing views on vaccine mandates.  Then, with President Biden’s social safety net legislation facing a critical week ahead in the Senate, Jake asks Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar if her party will be able to pass the bill by Christmas. Finally, Jake reports on the January 6 committee uncovering more details about Trump allies’ efforts to steal the 2020 election and looks at the ways in which they’re laying the groundwork to try again in 2024.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/12/202142 minutes, 50 seconds
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Interviews with: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gov. Tate Reeves, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Sen. Chris Murphy.

First, Jake has Chief Medical Adviser to President Biden Dr. Anthony Fauci respond to GOP Senator Ron Johnson's claims that Fauci is creating fear and “overhyping” the threat from covid. Then, with the fate of nationwide abortion rights in limbo, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tells Jake he’s cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade. Next, Rep. Ilhan Omar joins Jake to outline what congressional action should be taken against GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert for suggesting Omar was a terrorist. After that, Jake sits down with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy to discuss gun reform in the wake of the deadly Michigan school shooting. Finally, Jake criticizes corporations and professional sports organizations for failing to take a stand against China’s human rights abuses.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/5/202140 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interviews with: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Josh Gottheimer

First Dana talks with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about why the Omicron covid variant has experts worried and why it’s a prudent time for Americans who are eligible to get their booster shots. Next, Dana asks GOP Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, if his state is ready to deal with the Omicron variant, given Arkansas' low vaccination rate. Then, they discuss how Biden ‘needs to correct’ his response to inflation, and Hutchinson says that House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy should condemn GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert for suggesting Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was a terrorist.  After that, Dana speaks with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the House January 6 Committee, who says they are ‘determined to get answers’ on former President Trump’s role in the insurrection. A decision is likely this week on former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ contempt charges, but is the January 6 committee making progress with the rest of its investigation? Later, Dana and the panel discuss the tricky negations ahead to pass Biden’s social safety net package through the Senate, as the Democrats try to find consensus on paid leave and taxes. Finally, Dana hits the campaign trail with ‘man in the middle’ of the political battlefield, Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/28/202138 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interviews with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas Beto O’Rourke, Chief Biden Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci.

First, Dana speaks with New Hampshire GOP Governor Chris Sununu about the cost and economic implications of Biden’s Build Back Better Act, his decision not to run for the Senate in 2022, and the state of the Republican Party. Then Dana sits down with Republican Winsome Sears who recently became the first woman elected lieutenant governor in Virginia. Dana also presses Sears on her position on vaccine requirements and how race should be taught about in schools. Next, Dana asks Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas Beto O’Rourke about his uphill battle to turn his state blue in 2022, as well as his past positions on gun control. Finally, Dana has Chief Biden Medical Adviser Anthony Fauci clear up any lingering confusion as to who needs booster shots, and asks whether booster shots are required for adults to be considered “fully-vaccinated.”  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/21/202142 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interviews with White House Economic Adviser Brian Deese, Republican Rep. Fred Upton, Democratic Rep. Karen Bass and Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez

First, Jake presses White House Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese on what the Biden administration is doing to address soaring prices as inflation hits 6.2%.  Then, Jake discusses Steve Bannon's indictment with Republican Rep. Fred Upton and asks him whether he would be willing to vote to hold former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena. He also discusses the death threats he received after voting for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Next, Jake interviews Los Angeles Mayoral candidate and California Democratic Rep. Karen Bass about the steps she wants to see in order to remedy California's record high gas prices and the ongoing supply chain crisis. Finally, Jake sits down with Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in an exclusive interview to ask what led him to break with his party over the Big Lie and what he's worried former President Trump is trying to do ahead of the 2024 presidential election.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/14/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interviews with US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams, Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

First, Dana presses Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on when American families can expect to see the results of the President’s promises that the infrastructure bill will "reduce supply chain bottlenecks now and for decades to come" and "ease inflationary pressure." Then, Dana interviews Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer, who gives behind-the-scenes insight into the Democrats’ internal negotiations over the infrastructure bill and Biden’s social safety net bill. Next, Dana sits down with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to discuss Glenn Youngkin’s win in the Virginia gubernatorial election and how his strategy successfully connected with voters, followed by an interview with Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, where Dana asks if the infrastructure bill had been passed sooner, would Terry McAuliffe be the Governor-elect of Virginia right now? Finally, Dana interviews New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams about his intention “to get back to the basics” and focus on child literacy and public safety. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/7/202147 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Interview with Senator Bernie Sanders; Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

First, Dana examines President Biden’s overseas trip and how to bring Iran back into compliance with the nuclear agreement with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Then, Dana sits down with Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss how to build consensus building among Democrats ahead of a possible Tuesday vote on Biden’s infrastructure and social safety net packages. Next, Dana looks ahead to a tight gubernatorial race in Virginia. Finally, Dana speaks with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to find out what caused the supply chain blockages and what the US is doing to fix it.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/31/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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Interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen; Interview with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

First, Jake talks to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the ongoing social safety net bill negotiations. Next, Jake asks Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen about rising inflation and when Americans can expect a return to normal. Then, Jake interviews Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson about vaccine mandates in his state of Arkansas. Finally, Jake calls out some GOP leaders for joking about Alec Baldwin after the actor fired a prop gun on the set of "Rust," killing the cinematographer and injuring the director.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/24/202147 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with Jon Stewart

First, Jake talks to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about the Biden administration’s efforts to address growing supply chain disruptions in the US. Then, Jake asks Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about how far the House January 6 Committee is willing to go to compel testimony from defiant Trump allies. And comedian Jon Stewart joins Jake to discuss his return to television and why he’s still hopeful for the future of America.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/17/202146 minutes, 5 seconds
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Interview with Facebook executive Nick Clegg; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

First, Dana presses Facebook executive Nick Clegg on new research and whistleblower testimony alleging that his platform’s algorithms hurt teen users. Then, Dana talks with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota about policy solutions for social media and Democratic efforts to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. Next, Dana sits down with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe about his unexpectedly tight race just three weeks away. Finally, Dana interviews chief Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the latest in the pandemic and how to trick or treat safely this fall.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/15/202144 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin; Interview with top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci

First, Dana sits down with the top progressive in the House, Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, about the latest in the social safety net and climate negotiations and what price tag she’s willing to accept. Then, Dana asks Senate Democratic Whip Sen. Dick Durbin about his view on key moderates Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, as well as the looming deadline to lift the debt ceiling. Next, Dana talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci about when vaccines will be ready for children and the climbing numbers of Americans claiming religious exemptions. Finally, Dana visits a sea of white flags on the National Mall to remember the 700,000 deaths in the pandemic.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/3/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interview with House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal; Interview with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Josh Gottheimer; Interview with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas; Interview with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; Interview with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker

First, Jake talks to House Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Pramila Jayapal and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-chair Rep. Josh Gottheimer about liberals’ threat to block the bipartisan infrastructure deal if there isn’t an agreement on Democrats’ sweeping $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan. Then, Jake presses Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s response the surge in Haitian migrants at the southern border. Next, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Pat Toomey about his party’s refusal to raise the debt ceiling. Finally, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker joins Jake to discuss the collapse of bipartisan police reform negotiations.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/26/202156 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interview with Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn

First, Jake asks top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about an FDA panel’s decision to recommend limiting booster shots to high-risk groups and people over the age of 65. Next, Jake presses Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on what he’s doing to reverse his state’s worst-in-the-nation Covid death rate. Finally, Jake talks to House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn about his party’s efforts to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the reconciliation package by the end of the month.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/19/202145 minutes
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Interview with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Interview with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia; Interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Interview with former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice

First, Dana presses US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on President Joe Biden’s sweeping new vaccine mandates. Then, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia tells Dana about his problems with the current negotiations for a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. Next, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont lays out his plan to get the sweeping Biden agenda through a narrowly-divided Congress. Finally, former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice tells Dana how she remembers 9/11 after 20 years.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/12/202141 minutes, 42 seconds
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Presenting Total Recall: California's Political Circus

You probably remember that Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California. But do you remember how it all happened? The blackouts, the budget and of course, the car tax! CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, Dana Bash, takes you back to the origins of the 2003 California Recall and talks with Schwarzenegger and the man he beat, Gray Davis to learn why this election became such a circus. If you like what you hear, go to https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/total-recall and follow Total Recall: California's Political Circus, wherever you listen to podcasts.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/11/202125 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger

First, Dana presses White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on plans to offer vaccine booster shots to all Americans later this month. Next, Dana talks to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar about the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Texas’ near-total abortion ban to stand. Finally, Dana asks Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger about Republican efforts to obstruct the House January 6 Committee probe.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/5/202139 minutes, 43 seconds
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Interview with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; Interview with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney; Interview with Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton and Republican Rep. Peter Meijer; Interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards; Interview with Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Democratic Sen. Chris Muphy; Interview with former Afghan Ambassador to the US Roya Rahmani and human rights activist Yasmeen Hassan

A special two-hour State of the Union. First, Jake presses National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the security situation in Kabul as the US closes in on its deadline to leave Afghanistan. Then, Republican Sen. Mitt Romney tells Jake that both the Trump and Biden administrations bear responsibility for the chaos in Afghanistan. Next, Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton and Republican Rep. Peter Meijer join Jake to discuss what they saw on the ground during their secret trip to Kabul. After that, Jake honors the memory of the 13 US service members killed in the terror attack in Kabul. Then, Jake talks with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards about his state’s preparations as Hurricane Ida bears down on the Gulf Coast. Next, Jake asks Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci if schools should mandate vaccines. Then, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy responds to criticism of how the Biden administration handled the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Finally, Jake talks with former Afghan Ambassador to the US Roya Rahmani and human rights activist Yasmeen Hassan about the plight of women in Afghanistan now that the Taliban have taken control again.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/29/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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Interview with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Interview with former Rep. Paul Mitchell

First, Brianna pushes National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on what steps the administration is taking to evacuate Americans and Afghans from Kabul. Next, Brianna talks to Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Afghan War veteran, about resistance by some in his party to efforts to resettle Afghan refugees in the United States. Then, Brianna asks Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about the administration’s new guidance that all Americans should get a covid booster shot. Finally, State of the Union shares a special end-of-life interview with former Republican Rep. Paul Mitchell, who passed away earlier this week after a long fight with cancer.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/22/202139 minutes, 52 seconds
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Interview with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy; Interview with Sen. Dick Durbin; Interview with Democratic Rep. Cori Bush; Interview with Senior Biden Adviser Anita Dunn

First, Dana talks with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana about his efforts to pass the bipartisan infrastructure deal, as well as his state’s fight against the Delta variant. Next, Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin joins Dana to discuss his investigation into former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the election. Then, Dana asks Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri about her successful fight to prevent eviction protections from expiring. After that, Dana sits down with senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn about her trailblazing career in politics. Finally, Dana previews her new special on Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. ReplyReply allForwardHGTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/8/202139 minutes, 7 seconds
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Interview with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins; Interview with Maine Sen. Susan Collins; Interview with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

First, Jake talks to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins about the CDC’s new mask guidance for vaccinated individuals. Then, Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joins Jake to discuss the status of the bipartisan infrastructure deal in the Senate. Next, Jake presses Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on if he’s committed to passing both an infrastructure deal and a sweeping reconciliation package. After that, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York tells Jake her party’s failure to extend the CDC’s eviction freeze before it expired is unacceptable. Finally, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine joins Jake to discuss his efforts to contain the spread of the Delta variant and drive-up vaccinations in his state.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/1/202151 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview with Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

First, Jake talks with President Biden’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the pandemic among unvaccinated Americans and the growing spread of the Delta variant. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Pat Toomey about the latest on the infrastructure negotiations on Capitol Hill. Next, Jake speaks to Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about what can be done to combat vaccine hesitancy in his state. Finally, Jake talks with Democratic Governor Kate Brown of Oregon about climate change playing a role in the fires in her state.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/25/202139 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Interview with Republican Sen. Rob Portman; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar

First, Dana talks with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy about coronavirus cases spreading across the country and misinformation spreading across social media. Then, Dana interviews Republican Sen. Rob Portman about the latest on the infrastructure negotiations on Capitol Hill. Next, Dana asks Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar about her push for voting rights legislation and whether Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire. Finally, Dana marks one year since the death of civil rights icon and Democratic Rep. John Lewis.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/18/202139 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interview with Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with New York City Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams; Interview with Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger; Interview with Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

First, billionaire Richard Branson makes history with Virgin Galactic’s successful mission to the edge of space. Next, Jake presses Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the mixed messages on whether covid vaccine booster shots will ultimately be necessary. Then, Jake interviews Democratic New York Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams about his plans for New York City if he is elected in November. After that, Jake talks to Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as well as Republican efforts to politicize covid vaccination efforts here at home. Finally, Jake asks Democratic Rep. Chrissy Houlahan about what the US withdrawal will mean for Afghan women and girls.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/11/202147 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients, Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Interview with Washington Sen. Patty Murry and Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro

First, Dana talks with White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeffrey Zients about the Biden administration’s failure to reach a July 4 vaccination goal and the threat posed by the Delta variant. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the possibility of a looming spike in his state, his view on the bipartisan infrastructure deal and his move to send National Guard troops to the border. Then, Dana talks with House Democratic Whip Rep. James Clyburn about the January 6 select committee, the push for a sweeping election law rewrite and the fate of police reform negotiations. Finally, Dana sits down with Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro about how women are making a difference on Capitol Hill.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/4/202139 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interview with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney; Interview with Senior White House Adviser Cedric Richmond

First, Jake talks to Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah about President Biden’s mixed messages on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, his thoughts on the compromise bill’s chances in the Senate, and his warning for the White House on threats posed by Russia and China. Next, Jake presses Senior White House Adviser Cedric Richmond about President Biden’s reversal on his pledge not to sign a bipartisan infrastructure deal unless it was paired with Democrats’ sweeping reconciliation plan. Then, Jake comments on former President Trump and elected Republicans’ continued efforts to push the big lie that the 2020 election was stolen. Finally, Jake reflects on the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Florida.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/27/202143 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interview with Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick; Interview with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; Interview with Virginia Del. Danica Roem

First, Dana talks to Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders about Democrats’ two-track push to pass infrastructure and other top priorities. Next, Dana interviews the co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, about their efforts to push a bipartisan infrastructure deal through Congress. Then, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan joins Dana to respond to bipartisan criticism of President Biden’s response to Russia. Finally, Dana sits down with Virginia Del. Danica Roem to her trailblazing role as the first openly transgender person to be elected to and serve in a state legislature.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/20/202139 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Interview with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

First, Dana sits down with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an exclusive, live interview on infrastructure negotiations, subpoenas by the Trump DOJ against Democratic lawmakers, a January 6 commission, recent comments by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and more. Then, Dana talks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of President Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Geneva. Finally, Dana interviews Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the progressive push for infrastructure and voting rights, the Garland Justice Department, recent comments by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/13/202143 minutes, 36 seconds
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Interview with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm; Interview with Maine Sen. Angus King; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

First, Jake asks Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm if President Biden is preparing to move forward on infrastructure without Republicans. Next, Jake talks to Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine about the growing cybersecurity threat against the US as well as Democrats’ voting rights push in the Senate. Then, Jake presses Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi on why his state is ranked last in the country in terms of vaccinations. Finally, Jake comments on Republican leaders’ decision to effectively give former President Trump a pass on his election lies.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/6/202139 minutes, 38 seconds
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Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand; Interview with Republican Rep. Michael McCaul; Interview with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

First, Jake presses Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on when the American people can expect an infrastructure bill to be passed. Then, Jake interviews Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York about her bill to reform the military justice system and whether the Biden Administration should pass infrastructure without Republican support. Next, Jake talks to Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas about his findings on the origin of coronavirus and a new restrictive voting bill in his home state. Finally, Jake speaks to House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about what comes next in the investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/30/202143 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with Senior Biden Adviser Cedric Richmond; Interview with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Interview with Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer; Interview with Former Ambassador and Sen. Scott Brown; Interview with Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath

First, Dana presses senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond on the White House’s new infrastructure counteroffer to Republicans. Then, Dana talks to Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey about his efforts to reach a police reform compromise in Congress. Next, Dana asks Republican Rep. Peter Meijer about GOP leaders’ decision to oppose a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol attack. Then, former Massachusetts senator and Trump ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown joins Dana to discuss his party’s continued embrace of lies about the 2020 election. Finally, Dana sits down with Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath to discuss her efforts to combat gun violence after her son’s murder.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/23/202146 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interview with CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky; Interview with Republican Rep. Fred Upton; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with former Rep. Jane Harman

First, Dana presses CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on the new guidance that vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks and how local governments and businesses should adjust their policies. Then, Dana talks with Republican Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan about the state of his party and GOP efforts to whitewash the January 6 insurrection. Next, Dana interviews Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Michigan on the latest in the pandemic fight and his views on the future of the GOP. Finally, Dana talks with former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman of California about the growing conflict in the Middle East and her new book, “Insanity Defense.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/16/202139 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interview with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Interview with Utah Gov. Spencer Cox

First, Jake asks White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Jeffrey Zients about the steep decline in vaccinations in the US. Next, Jake talks to House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina about Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation and police reform in Congress. Finally, Republican Gov. Spencer Cox of Utah joins Jake to discuss the divide within his own party over truth and lies about the November election.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/9/202139 minutes, 1 second
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Interview with Senior Biden Adviser Anita Dunn; Interview with Republican Sen. Susan Collins; Interview with Cindy McCain

First, Jake presses senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn on the state of infrastructure negotiations. Next, Jake talks to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine about President Biden’s outreach to Republicans and the state of the Republican Party. Then, Cindy McCain joins Jake to discuss her new memoir and life with the late Sen. John McCain. Finally, Jake examines Republican leaders’ problem with telling the truth.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/4/202140 minutes, 28 seconds
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Interview with Vice President Kamala Harris; Interview with Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

First, Dana sits down for an exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on the Derek Chauvin trial, efforts for police reform in the United States, the situation at the southern border, and a behind-the-scenes look at her working relationship with President Biden. Then, Dana interviews Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia about his key, pivotal vote in the 50-50 Senate and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito on the latest negotiations for an infrastructure deal.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/25/202140 minutes, 1 second
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Interview with Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; Interview with California Rep. Karen Bass; Interview with Former House Speaker John Boehner

First, Dana asks Chief Biden Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci about the administration’s decision to temporarily pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Next, Dana presses National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about President Biden’s decision to end the war in Afghanistan, as well as the Kremlin’s treatment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Then, Dana talks to Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California about the Derek Chauvin trial and the prospects for police reform in Congress. Finally, Dana interviews former House Speaker John Boehner about the state of the Republican Party.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/18/202142 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn

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 anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, Jake reflects on the lingering legacy of the Civil War.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/11/202139 minutes, 29 seconds
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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

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 Omar of Minnesota joins Jake to react to the emotion first week of the trial for the former police officer charged with George Floyd’s murder.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/4/202141 minutes, 8 seconds
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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

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. Nikema Williams of Georgia about following in John Lewis’ footsteps in Congress.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/28/202142 minutes, 50 seconds
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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

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 pushes Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about his plan to lift his mask mandate at the end of the month and his decision to sign a near-total abortion ban in his state.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/21/202139 minutes, 8 seconds
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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

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 Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas. Finally, Jake closes with his thoughts on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the sexual harassment allegations against him.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/14/202139 minutes, 23 seconds
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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

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. Finally, Jake asks Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan about her handling of coronavirus in her state, as well as the allegations of sexual harassment against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/7/202145 minutes, 35 seconds
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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

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 Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware about the next steps for the covid relief bill in the Senate. Then, Dana interviews Democratic Rep. Karen Bass of California about the renewed push to pass her police reform bill. Finally, amid the school reopening debate, Dana visits a Virginia school district to get a first-hand look at the difficulties facing teachers and students.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/28/202151 minutes, 35 seconds
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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

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 Jayapal tells Dana about her progressive priorities in the virus relief legislation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/21/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
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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

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 vaccinated. Finally, Jake comments on the controversy over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/14/202143 minutes, 24 seconds
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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

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 hike out of the covid bill. Finally, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley joins Jake to reflect on her experience during the Capitol attack one month ago.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/7/202147 minutes, 29 seconds
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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

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 throw out his state’s election resultsTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/31/202145 minutes, 56 seconds
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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

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 Trump’s upcoming Senate trial with impeachment manager Rep. Madeleine Dean. Finally, Dana reflects on her time at CNN as she takes on a new role with “State of the Union.”To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/24/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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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 spreading like the virus

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 the impeachment trial and coronavirus relief. Finally, Jake explains how Trump’s lies spread like the virus he’s ignored for months.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/17/202158 minutes, 45 seconds
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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

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 impeaching President Trump in his last days in office. Finally, Jake closes with a message for Republican leaders who supported President Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/10/202151 minutes, 50 seconds
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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

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 GOP election fight means for the role of American democracy in the world.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/3/202147 minutes, 7 seconds
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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

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 lawmakers Jamaal Bowman and Cori Bush join Dana to discuss how they plan to push their priorities through a closely-divided Congress.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/27/202047 minutes, 24 seconds
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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.

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 about who is responsible for the cyberattack against the United States.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/20/202044 minutes, 31 seconds
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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

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 year. Next, Jake asks former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams about Democrats’ efforts to flip Georgia’s Senate seats in the January runoff election. Finally, Jake looks at the ways the Trump presidency exposed major issues with America’s political system.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/13/202059 minutes, 38 seconds
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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

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 needs to include more minority voices in his Cabinet.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/6/202043 minutes, 46 seconds
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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

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 the rising number of GOP women in the House. Finally, Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff makes his case for why he should win his runoff election.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/29/202042 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interview with Vaccine Czar Dr. Moncef Slaoui; Interview with Biden Transition Senior Adviser Jen Psaki; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with Former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton

First, Jake speaks with Operation Warp Speed Chief Scientific Adviser Dr. Moncef Slaoui about the plan to distribute the coronavirus vaccine and when most Americans can expect to be vaccinated. Then, Jake asks Biden Transition Senior Adviser Jen Psaki about when Biden plans to announce his Cabinet. Next, Jake presses Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan why most Republican leaders are reluctant join him in calling on President Trump to concede. Then, Jake talks to former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton about the potential damage President Trump is doing to American democracy. Finally, Jake closes with a message for officials participating in President Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/22/202042 minutes, 28 seconds
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Interview with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine; Interview with Georgia Senate Candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock

First, in an exclusive interview, Jake talks to NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci about what the news of a potential vaccine means for Americans and if the alarming spread of coronavirus could force parts of the country to go back into lockdown. Next, Jake presses Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on how he’ll push President-elect Biden in a more liberal direction if Democrats don’t control the Senate. Then, Jake talks to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about what he’s doing to address the alarming spike in coronavirus cases in his state. Next, with Democrats pinning their hopes for control of the Senate on two races in Georgia, Jake talks to one of the Democratic candidates, Rev. Raphael Warnock. Finally, Jake looks at how President Trump’s legal challenges to the election result are falling short across the map.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/15/202045 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview with senior Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders; Interview with House Majority Whip Congressman James Clyburn; Interview with Utah Sen. Mitt Romney; Interview with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams; Interview with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

First, Jake discusses Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historic win with senior Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders. Then, Jake asks House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn about his role in Joe Biden's victory. Next, Jake presses Utah Sen. Mitt Romney on if it's time for President Trump to concede. Then, Jake breaks down Democrats' dramatic gains in Georgia with former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Next, Jake talks to New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about what Biden's win means for the progressive movement. Then, Jake asks Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan if he's disappointed that most Republicans have not joined him in acknowledging Biden as President-elect. Finally, Jake closes with a message for Republican officials who are standing by President Trump's baseless claims of election fraud.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/8/202059 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interview with senior Biden campaign adviser Anita Dunn; Interview with Florida Sen. Rick Scott; Joint interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers; CNN Political Director David Chalian on paths to 270 electoral votes; Interview with former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine; Analysis from CNN political experts

First, Jake talks to senior Biden campaign adviser Anita Dunn about Biden's potential paths to victory on Election Day. Next, Jake asks Florida Sen. Rick Scott which way he thinks his state will vote. Then, Jake presses "blue wall" Governors Gretchen Whitmer, Tom Wolf and Tony Evers on if Biden can flip their states blue again. Next, CNN Political Director David Chalian breaks down potential paths to 270 electoral votes for both candidates. Then, Jake presses former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on if he thinks his one-time rival Joe Biden's message is resonating. Next, Jake asks Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about the situation in his state as coronavirus cases reach record levels. Plus, analysis from CNN's political experts, and a message from Jake on the importance of Americans exercising their voting rights.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/1/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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Interview with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Tapper on the virus warning that was silenced102520

First, Jake presses White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on the latest outbreak of the coronavirus in the Vice President's inner circle and surging virus counts across the country. Then, Jake asks Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the latest in the deadlocked stimulus negotiations in Congress and her plans to run for Speaker again in 2021. Next, Jake talks with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about where she disagrees with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden just nine days from Election Day. Finally, Jake remembers the early coronavirus warning from a CDC official that was silenced.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/25/202050 minutes, 14 seconds
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Interview with senior Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump; Interview with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons; Interview with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker; Interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria

First, Jake presses senior Trump campaign adviser Lara Trump on President Trump's rallies amid the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 presidential election. Next, Jake talks with Delaware Sen. Chris Coons about the Biden campaign and confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Then, Jake asks Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker about rising coronavirus cases in his state. Then, Jake talks with CNN's Fareed Zakaria about what the world will looks like after the coronavirus pandemic ends. Finally, Jake takes a look at how the White House is marking "Character Counts" week.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/18/202044 minutes, 2 seconds
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Interview with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield; Interview with Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

First, Jake presses White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on President Trump's constantly shifting position on a potential stimulus deal with Congress. Next, Jake asks Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield why Biden won't say if he supports expanding the Supreme Court. Then, Jake talks to Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono about Democrats' strategy to oppose President Trump's Supreme Court pick, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Finally, Jake talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the troubling spike in coronavirus cases in his state.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/11/202042 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine; Interview with Biden Campaign Senior Adviser Symone Sanders; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; Interview with former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager Rick Gates

First, Jake talks to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the White House's mixed messaging on President Trump's condition. Then, Jake asks Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about the possibility President Trump was contagious at the debate in his state. Next, Jake presses Biden campaign senior adviser Symone Sanders on how often Joe Biden will be tested for coronavirus. Then, Jake asks Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about the troubling spike in coronavirus cases in her state. Next, Jake talks to former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates about his role at the heart of the Mueller investigation. Finally, Jake reflects on President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/4/202044 minutes, 52 seconds
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Interview with Jill Biden; Interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Sen. Tom Cotton; Interview with Sen. Joe Manchin; Interview with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Burn Pits 360 co-founder Rosie Torres

First, Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's reacts to President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Next, Jake presses Republican Sen. Tom Cotton on the GOP push to confirm Barrett just days before the election. Then, Jake pushes Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on the effort by some in his party to expand the size of the Supreme Court. Next, Jake sits down with former Second Lady Jill Biden ahead of the first presidential debate. Finally, Jake talks with former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and co-founder of Burn Bits 360 Rosie Torres about their efforts on behalf of sick veterans.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/27/202051 minutes, 55 seconds
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Interview with former President Bill Clinton; Interview with Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with White House aide Marc Short; Interview with Admiral Brett Giroir; Interviews with Nina Totenberg of NPR, Joan Biskupic of CNN and Irin Carmon of New York Magazine

First, Jake talks with former President Bill Clinton about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Then, he interviews Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and White House aide Marc Short about what comes next for the vacant high court seat. Next, Jake interviews Admiral Brett Giroir on the coronavirus death toll approaching 200,000 in the United States. Finally, Supreme Court reporters Nina Totenberg of NPR, Joan Biskupic of CNN and Irin Carmon of New York Magazine join Jake to reflect on Ginsburg's tenure on the Supreme Court.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/20/202055 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interview with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Interview with White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro; Interview with Florida Rep. Val Demings

First, Jake asks Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the record wildfires ravaging California, as well as President Trump's response to the crisis. Next, Jake confronts White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro about the President's decision to downplay the risk from the coronavirus early on. Then, Jake presses Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida about Congress's failure to reach a coronavirus relief deal. Finally, Jake comments on the controversy surrounding Disney's film "Mulan." To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/13/202043 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interview with Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Sen. Kamala Harris; Interview with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie

First, Dana sits down for an exclusive wide-ranging interview with Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris. They discuss President Trump's coronavirus response and promises of a vaccine by the end of the year, the national debate over criminal justice reform, campaigning during a pandemic and much more. Then, Dana presses Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on reports that President Trump privately denigrated and demeaned service members killed in combat.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/6/202042 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interview with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson; Interview with House Intel Chair Rep. Adam Schiff; Interview with CBC Chair Rep. Karen Bass; Interview with FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor; Interview with WNBA star Nneka Ogwumike

First, Dana presses Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson on if President Trump is inflaming tensions following violence in Wisconsin and Oregon. Then, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff responds to the White House decision to cancel in-person election briefings for Congress. Next, Dana asks Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass about President Trump's response to the shooting of Jacob Blake. Then, Dana talks to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor about the damage from Hurricane Laura and the ongoing coronavirus relief efforts. Finally, Dana talks the Women's National Basketball Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike about the historic protests in the sports world against police violence.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/30/202052 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf; Interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci

First, Jake presses Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on President Trump's "law and order" messaging and his attacks on mail-in voting. Then, Jake talks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about Democrats' efforts to approve additional Postal Service funds amid stalled coronavirus aid negotiations. Finally, Jake asks former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci about what to expect from the Republican National Convention.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/23/202049 minutes, 1 second
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Interview with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows; Interview with Former Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Former Presidential Candidate Sen. Cory Booker

First, Jake presses White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on President Trump’s false attacks on mail-in voting and the crisis at the Postal Service. Then, Jake interviews Sen. Bernie Sanders and asks him about progressive criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris. Finally, Jake asks Sen. Cory Booker about the significance of having Harris on the Democratic ticket and the racist attacks against her.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/16/202050 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interview with White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

First, Dana drills down into President Trump's new executive actions and tries to separate truth from fiction with White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Then, Dana gets reaction from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and presses her on whether negotiations on Capitol Hill are dead. Finally, Dana talks to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about his coronavirus test scare.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/9/202042 minutes, 51 seconds
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Interview with White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx; Interview with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with former Georgia Gov. candidate Stacey Abrams

First, Dana presses White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on why the US is so far behind other countries in trying to contain the coronavirus. Then, Dana talks to House Majority Whip James Clyburn about the latest on the coronavirus aid negotiations on Capitol Hill. Then, Dana asks Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas about President Trump’s efforts to undermine confidence in the election. Then, Dana asks former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams about Joe Biden’s upcoming running mate announcement. Finally, Dana reflects on women in journalism and following in her mother's footsteps.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/2/202039 minutes, 33 seconds
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Interview with White House coronavirus testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir; Interview with top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass; Interview with Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

First, Jake presses Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir on continued coronavirus testing supply shortages in the U.S. The, Jake talks to President Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow about the administration's plan for another coronavirus relief package, with reaction from Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass. Jake also talks to Rep. Bass about reports she's under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate. Then, Jake talks to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot about President Trump's move to ramp up the federal law enforcement presence in her city. And Jake talks to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan about his critiques of the administration's coronavirus response.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/26/20201 hour, 5 seconds
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Interview with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Interview with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley; Interview with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler; Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn

First, Jake talks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves about increasing coronavirus cases across the country and whether they will implement a mask mandate or a stay-at-home order. Jake also interviews Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley and House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn about the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis. And Jake talks with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler about protests in his city and the federal response.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/19/202041 minutes, 51 seconds
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Interview with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos; Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with Miami-Dade County, Florida Mayor Carlos Gimenez; Interview with Fairfax County, Virginia School Superintendent Scott Brabrand

First, Dana presses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the administration’s push to reopen schools in the fall. Then, Dana gets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reaction to DeVos and her view on the current state of coronavirus relief negotiations in Congress. Then, Dana talks to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on the skyrocketing coronavirus case count in Florida. Finally, Dana visits a Virginia school district for a look at how educators are trying to adapt to the reality of teaching in the age of coronavirus.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/12/202044 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn; Interview with Austin Mayor Steve Adler; Interview with Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa; Interview with Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois

First, Dana Bash interviews FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn about a claim made by President Trump that 99% of coronavirus cases are "totally harmless.” Then, Dana speaks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler about his reaction to the President’s claim and how soon Austin hospitals will reach capacity. Next, Dana talks with GOP Senator Joni Ernst about President Trump’s leadership in the coronavirus crisis and her new book. Finally, Dana speaks to Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth about the debate over removing monuments and whether or not Joe Biden should pick a black woman as his Vice President.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/5/202038 minutes, 50 seconds
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Interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar; Interview with former National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

First, Jake interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about the escalating coronavirus pandemic and how the United states is trying to stop it. Then, Jake talks with former National Security Adviser John Bolton in a wide-ranging interview on reports that Russia is offering a bounty for terrorists in Afghanistan to kill US troops and his experiences in the Trump White House. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina about the President retweeting a racist video and efforts to pass policing reform in Congress. Finally, Jake discusses the new film based on his book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/28/202048 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler; Interview with former US Attorney Preet Bharara; Interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro; Interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates

First, Jake talks with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler about the President’s decision to fire the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman and criticisms made by former National Security Adviser John Bolton about the impeachment investigation. Then, Jake interviews former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara on why President Trump and Attorney General Barr wanted Berman gone. Then, Jake speaks to White House adviser Peter Navarro when he defends President Trump’s "tongue in cheek" comment about slowing down coronavirus testing. Then, Jake speaks to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms about the police response after two officers were charged in the death of Rayshard Brooks. Then, Jake interviews former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his new book and his thoughts on President Trump’s leadership. Finally, Jake responds to President Trump's claim that he wanted to slow down coronavirus testing.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/21/202047 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interview with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn; Interview with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota; Interview with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma

First, Jake talks with House Democratic Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn about the killing of Rayshard Brooks and upcoming policing reform legislation in Congress. Then, Jake interviews White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the current recession and the lack of transparency in government coronavirus relief loans. Next, Jake talks with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota about the 'defund the police' movement. Then, Jake talks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about President Trump's upcoming rally this week in Tulsa. Finally, Jake takes on the "dead, racist losers" of the Confederacy -- and those who stand with them today.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/14/202039 minutes, 4 seconds
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Interview with former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell; Interview with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson; Interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass

First, Jake talks with former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell in a wide-ranging interview on President Trump's leadership during nationwide protests on racial injustice and America's role in the world. Powell says he is supporting former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election. Then, Jake interviews Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on whether the President's recent comments and tweets are exacerbating racial tensions in the United States. Then, Jake asks Congressional Black Caucus Chair Rep. Karen Bass about calls to defund the police and her legislation to address police brutality. Finally, Jake takes on the lies we've seen from local police departments about violent incidents caught on video.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/7/202042 minutes, 10 seconds
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Interview with St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter; Interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Interview with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Interview with National security adviser Robert O’Brien; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

First, Jake talks with St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter about the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and protests nationwide over his death. Then, Jake interviews Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on the threat of coronavirus during these protests and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on how to fight racism in the United States. Next, Jake talks with national security adviser Robert O’Brien about President Trump's response to the protests and riots across the country. Finally, Jake asks Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan about how he would handle this crisis differently than President Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/31/202045 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interview with White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett; Interview with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy; Interview with Florida Sen. Rick Scott; Interview with Florida Rep. Val Demings

First, Dana talks with White House adviser Kevin Hassett about the economic outlook during the coronavirus pandemic and another potential aid package from Congress. Then, Dana interviews New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy about beaches reopening on Memorial Day and how his state is reopening the economy. Next, Dana talks with Florida Sen. Rick Scott about President Trump ordering houses of worship open nationwide and how Florida is handling the coronavirus pandemic. Finally, Dana talks with Florida Rep. Val Demings about former Vice President Joe Biden's comment this week on black voters.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/24/202042 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar; Interview with California Gov. Gavin Newsom; Interview with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine; Interview with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson.

First, Jake talks with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar about the US testing response to the coronavirus pandemic and what's next as states being to reopen. Then, Jake talks to California Gov. Gavin Newsom about his state's looming budget deficit amid the coronavirus outbreak. Next, Jake talks to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine about efforts to reopen his state and whether students will be back in school this fall. And Jake presses Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson on his speculation about unmasking under the Obama administration. Finally, Jake responds to President Trump firing four inspectors general in six weeks.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/17/20201 hour, 4 seconds
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Interview with White House senior economic adviser Kevin Hassett; Interview with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker; Interview with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Interview with Regeneron CEO Leonard Schleifer.

First, Jake talks with White House senior economic adviser Kevin Hassett about dire new economic numbers during the coronavirus outbreak and new cases among White House staff. Then, Jake interviews Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker about his plan to reopen his state in the face of continued new cases and deaths. Next, Jake talks with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms about her coronavirus response, the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery and speculation about the vice presidential nomination. Then, Jake talks with Regeneron CEO Leonard Schleifer about his search for an antibody treatment for coronavirus. Finally, Jake wishes everyone a Mother's Day.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/10/202042 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow; Interview with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer; Interview with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan; Interview with Michigan Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate Justin Amash

First, Jake interviews White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow on the status of further stimulus packages and the push within the White House to reopen the economy. Then, Jake talks with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer about the protests in her state and Joe Biden's denial of Tara Reade's sexual assault allegation. Next, Jake talks with Maryland GOP Governor Larry Hogan about his state's need for financial assistance from the federal government and his acquiring of tests from South Korea. Finally, Jake interviews Michigan Congressman and Libertarian Presidential Candidate Justin Amash about his White House bid.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/3/202042 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Interview with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx; Interview with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis; Interview with former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams.

First, Jake interviews Speaker Nancy Pelosi on how Congress is responding to the coronavirus outbreak and her view of the Trump administration's response. Then, Jake talks with White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on efforts to ramp up testing in the United States and President Trump's recent comments on disinfectants. Next, Jake talks with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis about his efforts to begin to reopen his state's economy despite warnings from public health officials. And Jake interviews former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams on the reopening effort in Georgia and vice presidential nominee speculation. Finally, Jake breaks down President Trump's "incredibly bizarre" comments on light and disinfectants and tells him to defer to the experts.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/26/202045 minutes, 53 seconds
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Interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Interview with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer; Interview with Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia; Interview with Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland; Interview with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan

First, Jake interviews Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the latest in the negotiations in Congress for more small business loan funding and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy. Then, Jake talks with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer about his view on the possible deal and the administration's coronavirus testing system. Then, Jake talks with three governors about the coronavirus outbreaks in their states: Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia, Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. Finally, Jake gives his take on the lack of coronavirus testing in the United States.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/19/202051 minutes, 1 second
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Interview with top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci; Interview with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy; Interview with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson; Interview with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

First, Jake interviews top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on whether the United States could have saved lives by starting social distancing measures earlier as the number of coronavirus deaths in the United States continues to climb. Next, Jake talks about the coronavirus response throughout the country with three key governors: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. And finally, Jake breaks down the President's responses (or non-responses) to tough questions from the press.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/12/202042 minutes, 34 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper; Interview with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards; Interview with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker; Interview with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn

First, Jake interviews Secretary of Defense Mark Esper about how the military is mobilizing to respond to coronavirus. Next, Jake talks with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards about the rapidly escalating crisis in his state. Then, Jake talks with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker about how his state is obtaining lifesaving medical supplies. Next, Jake speaks with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who was selected to chair the House committee overseeing stimulus spending. And finally, Jake has a question for President Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/5/202043 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Interview with top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci; Interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Interview with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; Interview with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; Inte

First, Jake interviews Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak and the $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress this week. Next, Jake talks with top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci about how long to expect the outbreak to last and what can be done to stop it. Then, Jake talks with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts about the status of the outbreaks in their areas and what they need from the federal government. And finally, Jake thanks medical workers on the front lines of the crisis.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/29/20201 hour, 27 seconds
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Interview with FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor; Interview with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker; Interview with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

First, Jake discusses the latest in the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic with FEMA administrator Peter Gaynor, including what officials are doing to get masks and other supplies to states as soon as possible. Next, Jake talks with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on his stay-at-home order over the coronavirus outbreak. Then, Jake interviews Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York about the impact of coronavirus in her district and the negotiations for a relief package in Congress. Then, Jake talks with the panel of Rep. Stephanie Murphy, Vivek Murthy, Dr. Jennifer Lee and Lanhee Chen discuss the government's response to coronavirus. Finally, Jake offers a reason for hope amid today's outbreak.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/22/202038 minutes, 51 seconds
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Interview with the nation's top infectious disease official Dr. Anthony Fauci; Interview with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine; Interview with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio

First, Brianna sits down with the nation's top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, on how bad the coronavirus outbreak could get, whether the US is prepared, the administrations response so far and more. Next, Brianna interviews Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine on his decision to close schools and how Ohio is prepared to respond to the outbreak. Then, Brianna speaks with New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio on whether or not people should still be going out in his city and whether he is getting all he needs from the federal government. Then our panel of Scott Jennings, Karen Finney, Linda Chavez, and Rep. Ro Khanna break down the President's response and how his 2020 rivals are filling the void. Finally, Brianna offers a helpful reminder about the importance of social isolation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/15/202038 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Surgeon General Jerome Adams

First, Jake interviews presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about the upcoming contests in the 2020 race, the effect of coronavirus on the campaign and why he says he's better than Joe Biden to take on President Trump. Then, Jake sits down with Surgeon General Jerome Adams about the spread of coronavirus in the United States, the number of individuals who have been tested so far and the President's response to the outbreak. Then, the panel of David Urban, Alexandra Rojas, Linda Chavez and Bakari Sellers joins Jake to break down the latest in the 2020 election and the US response to the coronavirus outbreak. Finally, Jake outlines the war between the President and the facts on the US coronavirus response.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/8/202039 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview with Vice President Mike Pence on the administration response to the coronavirus crisis; Interview with former Vice President Joe Biden on his big win in South Carolina; Reflecting on the US-Taliban agreement

First, Jake sits down with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the first coronavirus death in the United States and what steps the administration is taking to combat the disease. Then, Jake talks to former Vice President Joe Biden about his big win in the South Carolina primary and his momentum heading into Super Tuesday. Then, the panel of former Sen. Rick Santorum, Rebecca Katz, Amanda Carpenter and Van Jones discusses their predictions for Super Tuesday. Finally, Jake gives his take on the United States agreement with the Taliban.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/1/202038 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interview with former DNC Chair Howard Dean and CNN Political Commentator Mark McKinnon; Interview with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy.

First, Jake breaks down Sanders' victory in the Nevada caucuses and the path forward for the other 2020 contenders with former DNC chair and Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and CNN Political Commentator Mark McKinnon. Then, Jake sits down with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy to talk about Russian interference in the 2020 election and the latest on the presidential hopefuls after Nevada. Then, the panel of former Sen. Rick Santorum, Bakari Sellers, Linda Chavez and Alexandra Rojas discusses the Sanders campaign's path to the nomination and whether any other candidates can stop him. Finally, Jake gives his take on how President Trump is rewarding loyalists and punishing his enemies.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/23/202038 minutes, 52 seconds
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Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Chief of Staff to the Vice President Marc Short; Interview with South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn.

First, Dana interviews former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg on his health care plans for union members in Nevada, attacks against his high-dollar fundraising strategy and his lack of support from black voters. Then, Dana talks with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar about the crisis at the Justice Department, her criminal justice record in Hennepin County and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's campaign. Next, Dana sits down with Chief of Staff to the Vice President Marc Short on the President's comments on Justice Department decisions and the President's support for stop-and-frisk. Finally, Dana interviews Democratic Rep. James Clyburn about the upcoming South Carolina primary and whether former Vice President Joe Biden's firewall there is still intact.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/16/202039 minutes, 9 seconds
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Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

First, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders about the upcoming New Hampshire primary, whether his nomination would hurt moderate Democrats and the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses debacle. Then, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the upcoming New Hampshire primary, his criminal justice record in Indiana and attacks from opponents Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Next, Jake sits down with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez about the problems with the Iowa caucuses and whether voters should have concerns going forward. Then, former Sen. Rick Santorum, former Rep. Mia Love, Karen Finney and Wajahat Ali join Jake to talk about the President's acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial and his decisions to fire two key witnesses. Finally, Jake gives his take on President Trump's attacks on the faiths of Mitt Romney and Nancy Pelosi at the National Prayer Breakfast.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/9/202039 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interview with former South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

First, Jake sits down with former South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to talk about tomorrow's Iowa caucuses, the latest in the Senate impeachment trial, his new attacks on his fellow 2020 opponents and his struggle to win over black voters. Then, Jake interviews Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa about her vote to reject calling additional witnesses in the impeachment trial and whether she thinks President Trump did anything wrong regarding Ukraine. Next, Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa, Des Moines Register chief politics reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel, Jen Psaki, Andrew Gillum and Scott Jennings join Jake to talk about tomorrow's Iowa caucuses, which candidate has the winning message and what impeachment means for the 2020 campaign. Finally, Jake explains what a Senate acquittal could mean for future presidents after Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/2/202039 minutes, 31 seconds
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Interview with Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford; Interview with House Impeachment Manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren; Interview with conservative lawyer George Conway; Remembering Jim Lehrer.

First, Jake sits down with Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford to talk about his views on the President's impeachment trial and his latest tweet attacking House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. Next, Jake talks with House Impeachment Manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren about the case from Democrats against the President and efforts to compel witnesses to testify in the Senate trial. Then, Jake's interview with conservative lawyer George Conway from this week on how Republicans are navigating President Trump's impeachment trial. Next, Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith, former Rep. Mia Love, Wajahat Ali and David Urban join Jake to preview the week ahead in the Senate impeachment trial. Finally, Jake remembers former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer, who died this week at age 85.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/26/202039 minutes, 10 seconds
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Interview with Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz; Interview with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown; Interview with impeachment manager Democratic Rep. Jason Crow.

First, CNN's Brianna Keilar talks with Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz and CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about the constitutional arguments for and against removing President Donald Trump from office in the Senate. Next, Keilar interviews Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio about his role as a juror in the Senate trial and the clash between 2020 presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail. Then, Keilar interviews impeachment manager Democratic Rep. Jason Crow about the Democratic strategy to win over Republican Senators and call additional witness testimony. Finally, Rep. Michael Waltz, Karen Finney, Mary Katherine Ham and Terry McAuliffe join Keilar to talk about the politics of impeachment and the latest in the 2020 presidential campaign.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/19/202046 minutes, 39 seconds
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Interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Interview with Republican Senator Mike Lee, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

First, Jake talks to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about the threat of Iran on US embassies and the intelligence that led to the death of Qasem Soleimani. Next, Jake talks with Republican Senator Mike Lee on the intelligence briefing he received about the Iran strike and whether there was a threat to US embassies. Then, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer on his campaign spending and what makes him qualified to be the next Commander in Chief. Next, Jake speaks to a panel of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Mia Love, Wajahat Ali and Rick Santorum about a new CNN/Des Moines Register poll out of Iowa showing a Bernie Sanders resurgence and the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Finally, in light of the tensions with Iran, Jake wonders if "trust us" is enough of a message?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/12/202039 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff.

First, Jake talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about President Trump's strike against a top Iranian commander, discussing possible retaliation from the Iranians and questions from Congressional leaders about the intelligence supporting the attack. Next, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his criticism of the President's strike in Iran, as well as how he compares his foreign policy experience to former Vice President Joe Biden and whether he would rule out appointing donors to ambassador posts. Then, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren about her response to the strike, as well as her transition to Medicare for All and how she plans to handle the upcoming impeachment trial. Finally, Jake sits down with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff to talk about his view of the strike against Iran and the Democratic strategy to hold the impeachment articles from the Senate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/5/202056 minutes, 44 seconds
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Interview with Oren Segal, the VP of the ADL's Center on Extremism about the Hanukkah knife attacks in New York; Interview with Senator John Kennedy on the details of the Senate impeachment trial and President Trump's whistleblower tweet. Interview with C

First, Jake speaks with Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League about the horrific knife attack in New York and the recent string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York. Then, Jake talks to Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana about the ongoing Senate trial negotiations and the President tweeting an unsubstantiated claim about the whistleblower's identity. Next, Jake speaks with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy about the Democrat's impeachment strategy and Joe Biden's potential testimony if he is subpoenaed. Next, our panel discusses Biden's potential testimony, Pelosi vs. McConnell, and President Trump's holiday message. Finally, Jake looks at the public servants we lost in 2019 and the lessons their legacies leave behind.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/29/201943 minutes, 8 seconds
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Interview with Presidential Candidate Amy Klobuchar; Interview with top Senate Republican Roy Blunt; Interview with Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin; Candidate closeup: selfies on the campaign trail

First, Dana talks to Presidential Candidate and Senate Judiciary Committee member Amy Klobuchar about the Democrats impeachment strategy and her buzzy debate performance. Next, Dana sits down with Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of Republican leadership, to discuss a the format of a Senate trial and whether the Presidents actions were appropriate. Then, The Democratic Whip, Senator Dick Durbin joins to discuss if any Democrats will cross the aisle on impeachment and whether Senators should be making up their minds. Next, Linda Chavez, Andrew Gillum, Rick Santorum, and Joe Trippi discuss the latest in the 2020 race after a feisty debate and an evangelical magazine editor calling for Trump's removal.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/22/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interview with Sen. Rand Paul; Interview with Sen. Sherrod Brown; Interview with Rep. Will Hurd; The fundamental question Republicans must answer on impeachment

First, Jake sits down with Republican Senator Rand Paul to talk about the articles of impeachment against President Trump and the upcoming Senate trial. Next, Jake talks to Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown about the impeachment trial in the Senate, the 2020 Democratic candidates and the USMCA trade deal. Next, Jake speaks to Republican Congressman Will Hurd about the upcoming House impeachment vote and the Justice Department Inspector General's latest report on FISA. Next, Rep. Karen Bass, Rick Santorum, Paul Begala and Mary Katharine Ham discuss the latest developments in the impeachment process and new polling on impeachment. Finally, Jake takes a look at the fundamental question facing the Republican Party on impeachment.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/15/201939 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler; Interview with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows

First, Dana sits down with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to talk about the latest in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and a possible vote on articles of impeachment in his panel this week. Nadler says that his case is strong enough that a jury would convict President Trump in "three minutes flat" and suggested he's willing to impeach President Trump with no Republican votes. Next, Dana sits down with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows to talk about the President's defense in the impeachment inquiry, where he says what President Trump did was "appropriate" and he'd be OK with a Democrat doing what President Trump did. Next, Rep. Joe Neguse, David Urban, Jen Psaki and Linda Chavez to break down the latest in the 2020 presidential race and the impeachment battle on Capitol Hill.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/8/201938 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with 2020 Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Interview with Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren; Who is the Obama 2.0 of the 2020 campaign?

First, Dana sits down with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota to talk about the latest in the impeachment inquiry, attacks over her opposition of free four-year college and progressive criticism of her health care plan. Then, Dana talks with Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California about her House panel's key impeachment hearing on Wednesday and how the impeachment of President Trump compares to her work on the impeachment process for President Nixon and President Clinton. Next, Hilary Rosen, David Urban, Karen Finney and Doug Heye join Dana to look ahead to next week's impeachment schedule and break down the latest in the 2020 election. Finally, Dana asks: As presidential candidates make their cases to the American voters, who is the Obama 2.0 of the 2020 campaign?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/1/201939 minutes, 19 seconds
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Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Interview with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin

First, Jake sits down with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to break down the latest in the House impeachment inquiry and the public testimony this week about President Trump's demand for Ukraine investigations. Then, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York about the President's defense in the impeachment inquiry and the Navy's military review of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Next, Jake breaks down the latest on impeachment with Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, Mia Love and Bakari Sellers.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/24/201952 minutes, 41 seconds
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Interview with Intel committee member Republican Congressman Mike Turner; Interview with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy; What Mr. Rogers might teach us about the cruelties and divisions of today

First, Jake speaks to Republican Rep. Mike Turner of the Intelligence Committee about this week's testimony in the impeachment inquiry and President Trump's conduct in the Ukraine scandal. Then, Jake talks to Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about Ambassador Sondland's future testimony and the President's view of Ukraine. Next, our panel of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Scott Jennings, Jen Psaki and Mia Love discuss Pete Buttigieg's rise to the top in Iowa and the Republican response to the impeachment inquiry. Finally, in light of the new film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" Jake takes a look at what Mr. Rogers might teach us about the cruelties and divisions of today.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/17/201939 minutes
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Interview with Republican Senator Ron Johnson; 2020 presidential candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar

First, Jake talks with Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson to discuss the July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, the fact that witnesses say there was a Ukraine quid pro quo connected to Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, and Johnson's role in advocating for military aid to be released to Ukraine. Then, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate. Senator Amy Klobuchar about House GOP's demands for Hunter Biden to testify in the impeachment probe, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg considering joining the 2020 Democratic presidential race, and the political experience of Mayor Pete Buttigieg who has climbed into top tier of Iowa polling. Next, our panel of Democratic Rep. Max Rose, David Urban who is a member of the 2020 Trump advisory committee, Linda Chavez, and Karine Jean-Pierre discuss the latest developments in the impeachment probe. Finally, Jake evaluates the political evolution of Senator Lindsey Graham.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/10/201939 minutes, 40 seconds
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Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn; Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang and his wife, Evelyn.

First, Dana sits down with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to talk about the President's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, testimony from administration officials indicating a quid pro quo over military aid, and new Mueller memos showing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed a conspiracy theory about Ukraine during the 2016 election. Then, Dana talks with House Democratic Whip Jim Clyburn about the impeachment inquiry in the House and the 2020 presidential primary in South Carolina. Next, Dana's interview with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and his wife, Evelyn, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Medicare for All and why his unconventional campaign is catching on. Finally, our panel of Democratic Rep. Robin Kelly, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Scott Jennings and Mary Katherine Ham talk about the latest news in the 2020 primary race.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/3/201943 minutes, 36 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on the U.S. raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; Interview with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy on the Baghdadi raid and the impeachment inquiry; Interview with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McC

First, Jake sits down with the Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, to discuss the details of the daring U.S. Special Forces raid to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Then, Jake talks with Democratic Senator Chris Murphy about Baghdadi and Ukraine, as he recounts his meeting with the Ukrainian President in September. Next, Jake breaks down the Presidents statement on Baghdadi and the raids national security implications with former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Former Pentagon Spokesman Admiral John Kirby. Then, our panel of Rep. Mark Waltz, Neera Tanden, Bill Kristol, and Susan Glasser discuss the latest developments in the impeachment case. Finally, Jake looks at the career of service of Ambassador Bill Taylor in light of the attacks he faces from the Trump administration.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/27/201943 minutes, 23 seconds
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Interview with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Senator Amy Klobuchar; Interview with retired General David Petraeus; Jake on the legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings

First, Jake sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about the latest on the conflict in Syria, his attacks on 2020 opponents over Medicare for All and Secretary Hillary Clinton's swipe at 2020 candidate Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Next, Jake talks with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar about the impeachment inquiry and her health care attacks at the Democratic debate. Then, retired Gen. David Petraeus joins Jake to talk about the latest on the conflict in Syria and the President's dealings with Ukraine. Then, our panel of Rep. Joe Neguse, former Rep. Sean Duffy, Jennifer Psaki and Amanda Carpenter discuss White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's recent comments on Ukraine and how Republicans are responding to the impeachment inquiry. Finally, Jake reflects on the legacy of Rep. Elijah Cummings and what it means for sitting members of Congress.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/20/201939 minutes, 21 seconds
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Interview with Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Senator Kevin Cramer; Interview with Former Governor John Kasich

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, Jake talks to former Governor John Kasich about the current state of the Republican Party and the implications of the impeachment inquiry. Then, our panel of Rep. Anthony Brown, Xochitl Hinojosa, Linda Chavez, and Scott Jennings discuss Hunter Biden's decision to step down from a foreign board to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. Finally, Jake takes a look at a several Republican officials' past views on oversight and how they have changed their views now.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/13/201939 minutes, 18 seconds
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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.

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 response to the President's latest actions and the impact of impeachment on the 2020 race. Finally, Jake takes a look at a historical lesson for Republican Senators equivocating on Trump's latest attempts to solicit foreign interference.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/6/201939 minutes, 34 seconds
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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

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 impacting the 2020 campaign. Then, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, David Urban, Aisha Moodie-Mills and Bill Kristol break down what the impeachment inquiry means. Finally, Jake shares his thoughts on elections in Afghanistan and a lesson for the United States.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/29/201943 minutes, 30 seconds
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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

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 between Warren and Biden, as well as Trump pressing the Ukrainian President. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion Jake imagines Sean Spicer learning some new dance moves more in line with his time in the White House.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/22/201939 minutes, 19 seconds
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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

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 Yang about his plan to give $1,000 per month to every American and Asian-American slurs from SNL's Shane Gillis. Then, Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, Aisha Moodie-Mills and Bill Kristol join Jake to discuss criticism of Biden's comments on the legacy of slavery on the debate stage. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at swearing on the 2020 campaign trail.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/15/201939 minutes, 15 seconds
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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

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 discuss the latest on the U.S.-Afghanistan peace talks and why he does not consider former Vice President Joe Biden to be the most electable presidential candidate.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/8/201939 minutes, 14 seconds
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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

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 his home state preparing for the force of Hurricane Dorian, his thoughts on President Trump slamming Puerto Rico ahead of the hurricane and his stances on gun safety. Finally, Dana sits down with Senator Rick Scott of Florida to discuss preparations for Hurricane Dorian and the shooting in Texas. Then former Sen. Rick Santorum, former Rep. Mia Love, Xochitl Hinojosa and Wajahat Ali discuss gun safety laws and the current economy ahead of the election.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/2/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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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

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 and Karen Finney discuss President Trump's "second thoughts" on his trade war with China and the latest from the G7 meetings. Finally, Brianna talks with Cindy McCain, the late former Senator John McCain's wife, where Cindy talks about her take on the state of today's politics and her new "Acts of Civility" initiative.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/25/201943 minutes, 38 seconds
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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.

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 Xochitl Hinojosa, Rick Santorum, Amanda Carpenter and Andrew Gillum discuss President Trump saying that Americans had no choice but to vote for him due to the economy, the controversy over several progressive Congresswomen being barred from visiting Israel and the division within the democratic party over gun buybacks. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake explores what the Statue of Liberty would look like after a Trump makeover.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/18/201940 minutes, 2 seconds
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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

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 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker about the President's Epstein tweets and the possibility of gun control legislation. Then our panel of Xochitl Hinojosa, Aldofo Franco, Mitch Landrieu, and Mia Love discuss the current dynamic of the gun debate and the chances something gets done. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, Jake compares today's politics to some of the best moments from Seinfeld.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/11/201943 minutes, 59 seconds
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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.

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 inspiring violence. Then, Jake talks to Senator Kamala Harris on the trauma of domestic terrorism on children and the need for congressional action on gun reform. Then, Jake talks to Senator Bernie Sanders about the effects of President Trump's divisive attacks. Lastly, Jake talks to Congressman Tim Ryan about his calls for immediate action and his blame for President Trump over the culture behind mass shootings.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/4/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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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

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 talks with the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler about his committee's major step towards possible impeachment. Then, Jake sits down with Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib to talk about the president's attacks, Michigan's economy under the Trump administration, her support for the BDS movement, and the qualities she looks for in a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Then Van Jones, David Urban, Jennifer Granholm and Mia Love discuss CNN's upcoming Democratic presidential debates, President Trump's attack on Rep. Elijah Cummings, whether President Trump's actions reflect the rest of the Republican party, and the most recent poll numbers showing 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden still ahead of his rivals.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/28/201952 minutes, 36 seconds
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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

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 rising tension with Iran, and President Trump's decision to limit asylum for Central Americans. Then Rick Santorum, Karen Finney, SE Cupp and Wajahat Ali discuss the division caused by President Trump's attack on the 'Squad,' the leftward lurch of the Democratic party, and the Trump campaign selling plastic straws. Finally, we take a look at which 2020 candidates are leading the Hollywood primary with celebrity donors.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/21/201939 minutes, 52 seconds
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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

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 progressive congresswomen. Then former Mayor Andrew Gillum, Amanda Carpenter, Rep. Nanette Barragan and Scott Jennings discuss the division in the Democratic caucus between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the deportation raids and the state of the detention facilities at the border. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake looks at President Trump's reaction to the former UK ambassador calling President Trump "inept" and imagines who the new UK ambassador might be.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/14/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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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

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 down with sports analyst Christine Brennan to talk about the US national women's soccer team at the World Cup finals and the success that 15-year old Coco Gauff has had on the tennis court at Wimbledon.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/7/201940 minutes, 8 seconds
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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

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. Next, Brianna talks to 2020 Presidential contender Julian Castro about President Trump's 'haphazard' approach to North Korea, potential immigration raids in 10 major cities, and the policy differences between himself and fellow Texan, 2020 democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke. Then, Bakari Sellers, David Urban, Mary Katharine Ham, and Jess McIntosh join Brianna to discuss President Trump's reaction to the 2020 Democratic debate, 2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris' performance at the debate, and the latest with President Trump's visit to North Korea. Finally, a look at how the USWNT is the latest sports team to make a a trip to the White House a political issue.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/30/201939 minutes, 7 seconds
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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.

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 Santorum and Karen Finney join Jake on the panel to discuss the President's willingness to accept foreign help and the latest in the 2020 campaign. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines what would happen if Mayor Pete Buttigieg's idea of a 2020 carpool became reality.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/16/201915 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview with Sen. Cory Booker on gun violence; Interview with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan on immigration; Interview with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on impeachment; Interview with 2020 candidate Seth Moulton on post-traumat

First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker on the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, his proposal for federal gun licenses and his new call to being impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Then, Jake sits down with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan to talk about the humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico and the President's new tariffs on Mexican goods. Next, Jake talks with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn about growing calls for impeachment from Democrats and House investigations into President Trump. Finally, Jake talks with 2020 presidential candidate Rep. Seth Moulton on his time in Iraq with the Marines, his experience with post-traumatic stress and his new mental health proposal. And in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines ways President Trump's staff might be protecting him from reality.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/2/201912 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interview with Sen. Kamala Harris of California on her 2020 presidential campaign; Political drama in "Veep" mirrors real-life DC

Jake travels to Oakland, California for an exclusive one-on-one interview with 2020 presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris. Harris talks about the latest news, including a potential constitutional crisis in Washington and escalating trade tensions with China. She defends her positions on Medicare for All and her truancy initiative in California. And she talks about her "modern family" and why her stepchildren call her "Momala." Then, Rep. Michael Waltz, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake join Jake on the battle between the White House and Congress. Finally, Jake breaks down how the political drama on "Veep" often mirrors real-life Washington.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/12/201929 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interview with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on the economy and her 2020 presidential campaign; Interview with Sen. Cory Booker in Newark, New Jersey on his record as mayor and his 2020 presidential campaign; State of the Cartoonion on the feud between Trump and Bid

First, Jake interviews Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on the strong economy, her plan to fight addiction and fund mental health services, and her 2020 presidential campaign. Next, Jake travels to Newark, New Jersey to talk with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker about his record on charter schools, his health care policies, how to stop gun violence and his strategy for taking on Trump in 2020. Then, David Urban, Abdul El-Sayed, S.E. Cupp and Karen Finney join Jake to break down the messaging battle between President Trump and the Democrats on the strong economy. And in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes on the 2020 feud between Biden and Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/5/201939 minutes, 12 seconds
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Interview with the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the Mueller report's findings; Interview with Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to respond to Giuliani and dive into the legal implications of the report; Interview with 2020 candidate Congressman Ti

First, Jake speaks with CNN's Nic Robertson about the terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Next, the President's attorney Rudy Giuliani sits down with Jake to discuss the credibility of the Mueller report and former White House Counsel Don McGahn, respond to criticism from Senator Mitt Romney, and look at the case for Obstruction of Justice. Then, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Jake to respond to Giuliani and lay out his thoughts on the Muller report. Then, Jake speaks with 2020 contender Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio about whether Democrats should impeach the President after the report's revelations. Finally, our panel of Barbara Comstock, Jennifer Granholm, Scott Jennings, and Symone Sanders break down the Giuliani interview and the implications of the Mueller report.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/21/201938 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on President Trump's recent controversial moves on immigration and the imminent release of the special counsel report; Interview with Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida on the President's b

First, Jake talks with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler about Trump's offer to pardon a top border official if he went to jail to blocking asylum-seekers from entering the country, Trump's plan to transport undocumented migrants from the border into sanctuary cities and the imminent release of the Mueller report. Next, Jake interviews Sen. Rick Scott of Florida about the President's latest moves on the border, the potential for military intervention in Venezuela and stalled relief funding for Puerto Rico. Then, Jake talks with Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell on his 2020 campaign for president, including his plans for health care and gun control. Then, Andrew Gillum, Scott Jennings, Jen Psaki and Linda Chavez join the panel to discuss President Trump's attack on Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. And in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines Trump's advice for past presidents.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/14/201939 minutes, 45 seconds
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Interview with House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff on the special counsel report; Interview with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board; Interview with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet on his like

First, Jake interviews the House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff about the pending release of the special counsel report and Democratic requests for President Trump's taxes. Next, Jake sits down with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the latest jobs numbers and the President's two new picks for the Federal Reserve board. Then, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet talks with Jake about his likely run for President in 2020 and the state of Democratic politics. Then, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, Rick Santorum, Symone Sanders and Amanda Carpenter join Jake on the panel. And in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines how spies might be trying to infiltrate Trump properties.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/7/201941 minutes, 38 seconds
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Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on the pending release of the main conclusions of the Mueller report; Interview with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on the Russia investigation and President Trump's recognition of Israel's soverei

First, Dana interviews House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on what to expect from Attorney General Bill Barr's summary of the Mueller report, how he plans to obtain the full Mueller report and what the latest information means for possible impeachment. Next, Dana talks with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas about the latest in the Russia investigation, as well as President Trump's recognition of Israel's sovereignty in the Golan Heights and ongoing federal investigation into Boeing after two airplane crashes. Finally, Dana interviews former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara for legal analysis of what the Mueller report could mean for the White House and what to watch for in the upcoming fight over what's next.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/24/201939 minutes, 37 seconds
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Interview with US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown on the Christchurch terror attack; Interview with Rep. Rashida Tlaib one of the only Muslims in Congress on the rise of white nationalism and the President's response. Interview with 2020 candidate a

First, Jake speaks with the US Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown about the latest details on the Christchurch attack and the President's response to the tragedy. Then, Jake speaks with Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, one of only three Muslims in Congress, about her reaction to Trump's comments on White Nationalism and the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar. Next, Jake interviews 2020 Democratic candidate and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar on the Christchurch shooting, her record as a prosecutor, and more. Then, our panel of Waleed Shahid, Rep. Jim Banks, Karen Finney, and former Congresswoman Mia Love discuss the US political ramifications of the Christchurch attack. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, Jake looks at Beto O'Rourke's campaign launch and his "born to run" attitude.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/17/201950 minutes, 49 seconds
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Interview with 2020 presidential candidate and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro on controversial comments from Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and his plans for slavery reparations; Interview with Texas Rep. Will Hurd on Presiden

First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential hopeful Julián Castro about divisions in the Democratic Party on reparations for slavery, the response to controversial comments by Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar and a new CNN/Des Moines Register poll in Iowa. Next, Jake sits down with Texas Rep. Will Hurd on the President's national emergency declaration to build his border wall and his thoughts on his fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke's possible 2020 bid. Then, Jake interviews 2020 presidential contender and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee about his plans to combat climate change and his reflections on diversity and white male privilege in the Democratic Party. Plus, CNN gets a tour of The Daily Show's Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/10/201939 minutes, 13 seconds
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Interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview with Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner; Interview with Louisiana GOP Senator John Kennedy; Interview with Michigan Representative Justin Amash; State of the Cartoonion: Michael Cohen

First, Jake sits down with the National Security Adviser John Bolton to discuss the fallout from the North Korea summit, negotiations with the Taliban, and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Then, the Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner joins to address reports that President Trump intervened in Jared Kushner's security clearance, Michael Cohen's testimony, and the ongoing controversies in his home commonwealth of Virginia. Next, Louisiana Republican Senator John Kennedy sits down with Jake to address Michael Cohen's accusations against President Trump and the Republican opposition to President Trump's national emergency on the border. Then, the lone Congressman to cosponsor legislation to terminate the emergency, Justin Amash, responds and discusses a potential libertarian run for the White House. Next, our panel of Bakari Sellers, David Urban, Jennifer Granholm, and Amanda Carpenter break down Bernie Sanders getting personal on the campaign trail and whether age will be a factor among 2020 candidates. Finally, Jake takes a look at Michael Cohen's potential movie deal in the State of the CartoonionTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
3/3/201953 minutes, 16 seconds
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Interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on American involvement with Venezuela and negotiations over North Korean denuclearization; Interview with Preet Bharara and Lisa Monaco on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation; State of the Cartooni

First, Jake interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the Trump administration's plans to handle the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela as well as next steps to achieve North Korean denuclearization. Next, Jake talks about the latest from the Special Counsel's investigation with former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, and Lisa Monaco, who served as counsel and chief of staff for Robert Mueller at the FBI. Then, Jake sits down with Mike Rogers, Jen Psaki, David Urban and Symone Sanders about Trump's wild week ahead and Bernie Sanders' second campaign for President. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines what Sean Spicer's responsibilities might be in his new role as a correspondent for Extra!To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/24/201942 minutes, 21 seconds
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Interview with potential Presidential contender and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown; Interview with House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff on Trump's emergency and the latest Russia developments; Dana Bash takes a look at how women are shaping the political disc

First, Dana Bash talks to Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown about the President's national emergency declaration, medicare for all, whether he's running for President and more. Then, Dana speaks with the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff about the constitutionality of the national emergency and the latest on the Special Counsel investigation. Next, our panel of Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, Rep. Anthony Brown, and Linda Chavez discuss how Republicans will respond to Trump's move to build the border wall and how Amazon pulling out of NYC will impact Democrats. Finally, Dana Bash takes a look at how women are leading and shaping politics across the country.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/17/201939 minutes, 25 seconds
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Interview with South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg on his campaign for President in 2020; Interview with Rep. Liz Cheney on the shutdown negotiations and Syria troop withdrawal; Interview with Sen. Chris Murphy on the Virginia scandals and the Green New Deal;

First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg about his run for the White House, the scandals plaguing top Democrats in Virginia and plans for a Green New Deal. Next, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming about President Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria and the latest in the efforts to find a compromise on the President's border wall. Plus, Jake sits down with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy about possible sanctions against Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and plans for a Green New Deal. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines how famous artists might depict today's politicians.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/10/201939 minutes, 31 seconds
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Interview with Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Northam photo controversy and his potential 2020 run; interview with Senate Appropriations Chair Richard Shelby on the ongoing border wall negotiations; Panel discussion on Northam's changing stor

First, Jake talks with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe about the racist photo controversy involving the current VA governor Ralph Northam including whether Northam should resign. Then, Jake speaks with the chair of the Senate Appropriations committee and one of lead Congressional negotiators trying to strike an immigration deal on the state on the negotiations and Trump's feud with his intelligence chiefs. Then our panel of Karen Finney, Scott Jennings, Bakari Sellers, and Linda Chavez break down Northam's baffling explanation for his flip flop on the racist photo and the latest from the 2020 Democratic race. Finally, in the state of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at what exactly the President's big red button in his office might do...To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
2/3/201939 minutes, 22 seconds
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Interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio on the end of the shutdown, the Roger Stone indictment, and Venezuela; Interview with Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi; Interview with former Housing and Urban Development Secretary on his 2020 presidential ru

First, Jake interviews Florida Senator Marco Rubio on whether the GOP gained anything from the shutdown, the implications of the Roger Stone indictment, and the ongoing power struggle in Venezuela. Next, Jake talks with Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi about the details of the Roger Stone indictments and his connections to Wikileaks. Then, Jake interviews former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro on the border wall, the impact of a possible independent running in 2020 and his own run for the White House. Jake is then joined by our panel of Rick Santorum, Nina Turner, Paul Begala, and Linda Chavez to discuss the shutdown deal, the former Starbucks CEO's potential independent White House bid, and Kamala Harris's Presidential announcement. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at the ongoing back and forth over Trump's State of the Union address.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/27/201941 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview with President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the special counsel's Russia investigation; Interview with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the government shutdown and her 2020 bid; Interview with Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

First, CNN's Jake Tapper interviews President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Trump's involvement in a potential deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow during the campaign. Next, Jake talks with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand about a possible deal to get out of the government shutdown, plus her conservative views on immigration from her past in light of her 2020 presidential bid. Finally, Jake interviews Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard on her own run for the White House in 2020 and her controversial views on Syria. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake puts a spin on President Trump's "Art of the Deal."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/20/201953 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on stunning new developments in the Russia investigation; Interview with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson on the longest-ever government shutdown; Interview with New Y

First, CNN's Jake Tapper interviews Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Mark Warner on reports of the FBI's investigation into whether President Trump was working on behalf of the Russians and the President's concealing details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, plus how Congress can get out of the government shutdown. Next, Jake talks with Senate Homeland Security Committee Chair Ron Johnson about President Trump's push for his border wall and this week's developments in the Russia investigation. Then, Jake sits down with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio about his new health care policy to cover undocumented immigrants and others in the city, plus Democratic politics and the race for the White House in 2020. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at President Trump and his "medieval" border wall.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/13/201944 minutes, 31 seconds
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Interview with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on the deaths on the government shutdown and the President Trump's border wall; Interview with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones on border security and Democratic politics ahead of the 2020 presidential

First, CNN's Jake Tapper sits down for a wide-ranging interview with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, diving into the government shutdown and the standoff over President Trump's calls for border funding. Next, Jake talks with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones about how Democrats are navigating the shutdown, plus Democratic politics as his party takes over the House and prepares for the 2020 presidential campaign. Then, Jake interviews House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as he takes the gavel and prepares to launch investigations into the Trump administration. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines potential Democratic 2020 contenders engaging in social media trends on the campaign trail, including memes, and flossing.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
1/6/201948 minutes, 8 seconds
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Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on the deaths of two migrant children and the border wall; Interview with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham on the government shutdown; Interview with former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe on a

First, CNN's Dana Bash talks with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on President Trump pointing the blame at Democrats for the deaths of two migrant children at the US border, plus Day 9 of the government shutdown and Trump's demand for border wall funding. Then, Bash talks with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham about possible solutions to the stalemate on immigration in Congress, as well as President Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria. Bash also talks with former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe about the best message for Democrats to defeat Trump in 2020, as well as his own possible bid for the White House in 2020. Finally, CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett recaps the highlights from 2018 for first lady Melania Trump.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/30/201846 minutes, 11 seconds
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Interview with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker on the shutdown and Trump's Syria decision; Interview with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on his support of the President's Syria decision and the shutdown; Interview with incoming House Intel

First, Jake sits down with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker to discuss the partial government shutdown, the resignations of Defense Secretary James Mattis and top diplomat in the ISIS fight Brett McGurk, and Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria. Then, Trump talks to Senator Rand Paul, who supports the President's decision on Syria about that and the ongoing partial government shutdown. Next, incoming House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff joins Jake to discuss the President venting about federal prosecutors to the acting AG and other developments in the Russia investigation. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion Jake looks at Trump's Jurassic twitter habits.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/23/201847 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interview with Maine Senator Susan Collins on Healthcare and latest on the investigations into the President; Interview with incoming House Oversight chair Rep. Elijah Cummings on his investigative priorities; Panel breaks down judge's controversial Obama

First, Jake sits down with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins to discuss the Federal judge ruling Obamacare unconstitutional and the latest development in the investigations into President Trump. Then, Jake is joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings, the incoming chair of the House Oversight committee to discuss his investigative priorities, the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign, and the possibility of a government shutdown. Next, our panel of Symone Sanders, David Urban, Jen Psaki, and Amanda Carpenter discuss the healthcare decision, Trump's new Chief of Staff pick, and CNN's brand new Iowa 2020 poll. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion Jake takes a look at how some of the characters in Trumpworld compare to classic gangster films.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/16/201839 minutes, 3 seconds
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Interview with expected House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler on the latest Trump investigation developments; Interview with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio on Mueller and Saudi Arabia; State of the Cartoonion: Trump's late night phone habits

First, Jake talks to the expected head of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler about the Mueller investigation and whether the Southern District of New York alleging Trump directed Cohen to commit felonies is an impeachable offense. Then, Jake is joined by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio to discuss John Kelly leaving the White House, the Mueller investigation, Saudi Arabia, the alleged election fraud in North Carolina. Next, our panel of Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Adam Kinzinger, and Nina Turner discuss the latest Russia developments and the Trump allegations and the possible democrat candidates in 2020. Finally, on this week's State of the Cartoonion... you can call him on his cell phone -Trump's late night calls.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/9/201839 minutes, 2 seconds
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Remembering George H.W. Bush with James Baker and Colin Powell; Interview with the Vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner; Interview with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown on Trump's trade maneuvering; Journalists and former aides remember P

First, Jake Tapper is joined by James Baker, President George H.W. Bush's best friend and former Chief of Staff and Secretary of State, about the former President's final days and lasting legacy. Then, Vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner joins to discuss a week of major revelations in the Mueller probe. Next, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown joins Jake to discuss President Trump's trade maneuvering with China and the new NAFTA replacement deal. Then, former top military adviser to President George H.W. Bush, Colin Powell, joins Jake to discuss Bush's foreign policy legacy and more. Next, our panel of journalists and former Bush aides reflects on the 41st President's legacy. Finally, Jake takes a look at George H.W. Bush's past as a World War II flyboyTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
12/2/201851 minutes, 26 seconds
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Interview with Iowa GOP Senator Joni Ernst; Interview with expected House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff; Panel with Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Bill Kristol, and Symone Sanders; Dana Bash's "Badass women" interview with Nancy Pelosi

First, Dana Bash talks to the incoming Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, Joni Ernst about a potential government shut down, Trump's latest Khashoggi response, climate change, and the GOP's messaging toward women. Dana is then joined by the expected head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, to discuss President's relationship with the Saudi's, acting AG Whitaker's role in the Mueller investigation, and his opinion on Nancy Pelosi's Speaker chances. Next, Dana speaks with our panel of Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Bill Kristol, and Symone Sanders about the controversial Mississippi Senate election and climate change. Finally, Dana interviews Nancy Pelosi as part of her "Badass women of Washington" series.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/25/201838 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interview with Iowa Senator Joni Ernst; Interview with the expected head of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff; Panel with Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Bill Kristol, and Symone Sanders; Dana Bash's "Badass women" interview with Nancy Pelosi

Dana Bash talks to Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, the Incoming Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference, about a potential government shut down, Trump's Khashoggi responce, climate change, and the GOP's messaging toward women. Then, Dana is joined by the expected head of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, as they discuss the President's response to Khashoggi, Whitaker's role in the Mueller investigation, and Schiff's opinion on Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House. Following, Dana speaks with Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Bill Kristol, and Symone Sanders about the Mississippi Senate election and climate change. Finally, Dana interviews Nancy Pelosi for her "Badass women of Washington" seriesTo learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/25/201838 minutes, 56 seconds
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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

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, and Pennsylvania Democrat Chrissy Houlahan regarding civility in politics, Trump's decision to not visit the Arlington cemetery on Veteran's Day, and their opinion on Nancy Pelosi as leader of the house. Then, our panel of Richard Ojeda, Michael Caputo, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Amanda Carpenter join to discuss Trump's response to the fires in California, Republican Senator Cinde Hyde-Smith's recent rhetoric, and the direction of the democratic party in 2020. Finally, on this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake depicts the measures states took in order to secure their city as the new amazon headquarters and who came out on top.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/18/201838 minutes, 22 seconds
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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

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 panel of Rep. Cheri Bustos, Rick Santorum, Mike Rogers, and Nina Turner joins to discuss President Trump's treatment of reporters and possible racist rhetoric, the Florida recount, and more.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/11/201848 minutes, 15 seconds
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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

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 Ellison. Next, our panel of Van Jones, Rick Santorum, Mary Katherine Ham, Jennifer Granholm joins to discuss the upcoming midterm elections and campaign tactics.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
11/4/201844 minutes, 53 seconds
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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

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 Director Anthony Scaramucci about the role of Trump's rhetoric in the events this week. Then, our panel of Amanda Carpenter, Nina Turner, David Urban, and Jonathan Weisman joins to discuss the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and the way Trump has handled the events this week and anti-Semitism in general. Finally, after a shooting literally in Mr. Roger's neighborhood, we leave you with an evergreen message from Mr. Rogers.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/28/201856 minutes, 30 seconds
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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

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 panel of Attorney General Pam Bondi, Representative Ted Deutch, Representative Matt Gaetz, and Symone Sanders joins to discuss the upcoming governor's race in Florida and the public protesting of politicians. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake explores some of the art Donald Trump has... or would... commission for the White House.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/21/201845 minutes, 51 seconds
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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

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 thoughts on the upcoming elections. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes a look at how the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift... may lead to the West Wing?To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/14/201845 minutes, 6 seconds
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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

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 trip outside of the US and her comments on Kavanaugh.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
10/7/20183 minutes, 33 seconds
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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?

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 her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake depicts how Donald Trump is "Making America Read Again."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/23/20182 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.

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 Kavanaugh. Next, our panel of Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Mary Katharine Ham, Marc Short, and Karine Jean-Pierre joins to discuss the Manafort deal and the midterm elections. Finally, Jake gives his thoughts regarding President Trump's trouble with the truth.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/16/20182 minutes, 6 seconds
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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'

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 McCain, Kavanaugh's potential decisive vote on Roe v. Wade, and the Mueller investigation.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
9/2/201837 minutes, 54 seconds
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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

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 and Amanda Carpenter discuss President Trump's response to Charlottesville. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake takes President Trump's notorious phrase "drain the swamp" quite literally by looking at all the swamp creatures in Washington.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/12/20181 minute, 42 seconds
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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.

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 discuss 'identity politics,' Trump and Russia and the White House's strained relationship with the press. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines Paul Manafort's extravagant lifestyle choices which have come out in his trial.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
8/5/20181 minute, 38 seconds
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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

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 Party is taking ahead of the 2020 presidential race. Next, our panel of Rep. Eric Swalwell, Nina Truner, Amanda Carpenter and David Urban discuss US-Russia relations and President's attitude towards Putin specifically, and if it really matters that the President knew about the Trump Tower meeting. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonian, Jake imagines what the President's Orwellian Universe would look like.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
7/29/20187 seconds
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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

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, the panel of Rick Santorum, Karine Jean-Pierre, Bakari Sellers and Linda Chavez discuss the ongoing culture wars and President Obama's legacy on race.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
6/3/201842 minutes, 57 seconds
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Interview with Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Interview with James Clapper; State of the Cartoonion: Kim Jong Un taking Trump 101

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.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/27/201840 minutes, 58 seconds
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Interview with Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick; Interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner; Interview with Jack Kennedy Schlossberg

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 Landrieu the "Profile in Courage" award and his grandfather's legacy.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/20/201839 minutes, 35 seconds
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Interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview Senator Bernie Sanders; Mother's Day advice from former first ladies

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 Jeff Weaver discuss the White House's refusal to apologize for a staffer's controversial McCain remarks. Finally, Jake takes a look at what Mother's Day advice Melania can take from former first ladies.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/13/201838 minutes, 36 seconds
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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

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 of S.E. Cupp, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Rick Santorum, and Patti Solis Doyle discuss Rudy Giuliani's latest bombshell statements and the legacy of John McCain. Finally, Jake takes a look at how Trump picks his doctor in the State of the Cartoonion.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
5/6/201828 minutes, 29 seconds
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Interview with Sen. James Lankford; Interview with Gov. John Kasich; Interview with Stormy Lawyer Michael Avenatti; "The Hellfire Club"

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 new political thriller, "The Hellfire Club."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/29/20187 minutes, 42 seconds
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Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker; Trump's Secret Weapon

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 Dana to discuss the drama surrounding the FBI investigation into Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen and the 2018 midterm elections. Finally, as the White House readies for its first state dinner, Melania Trump is taking a leading role -- much like the first ladies before her.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
4/22/201842 minutes, 48 seconds