State of the Union

CNN

Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

  • 49 minutes 53 seconds
    Interviews with Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey, Senate candidate Dave McCormick and coverage of Trump’s assassination attempt

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Senate candidate Dave McCormick join CNN’s Jake Tapper to react to an assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump at a rally on Saturday night. Reporters Evan Perez, MJ Lee and Kristen Holmes; law enforcement analysts Jonathan Wackrow, Charles Ramsey, Andrew McCabe and Juliette Kayyem; and panelists Ashley Allison, David Urban, David Axelrod and Kirsten Soltis Anderson join Jake for their analysis.

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    14 July 2024, 7:53 pm
  • 42 minutes 53 seconds
    Interviews with Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy; Republican Sen. Marco Rubio

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells Dana Bash that President Biden “needs to do more” to show voters he’s up to the job and able to defeat Donald Trump. Then, potential Trump VP pick Sen. Marco Rubio joins Dana to discuss Trump’s imminent decision on who should be his running mate. Finally, Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, CNN Senior Political Commentator Scott Jennings, CNN Political Commentator Shermichael Singleton, and Democratic strategist Doug Thornell join Dana to break down the crisis embroiling President Biden’s re-election effort. The panel also discusses how much of an impact Trump’s VP pick will have on the race.

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    8 July 2024, 8:00 am
  • 44 minutes 7 seconds
    Interviews with Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi; Rep. James Clyburn; Sen. Lindsey Graham

    After President Biden’s rocky debate performance sends Democrats into a panic, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joins CNN’s State of the Union and tells Dana Bash “let us not make a judgment about a presidency on one debate.” Next, top Biden ally Rep. James Clyburn tells Dana that Biden had a “bad performance” but blames it on “preparation overload.” Then, Dana presses Trump supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham about why Trump’s repeated falsehoods on the debate stage don’t give Republicans any pause. Finally, CNN Political Commentators Ashley Allison, Kate Bedingfield, Kristen Soltis Anderson, and CNN Senior Political Commentator Scott Jennings join Dana to break down the fallout from the debate and what it means for the 2024 race moving forward.

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    1 July 2024, 8:00 am
  • 44 minutes 24 seconds
    Interviews with Republican Gov. Doug Burgum; Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul; David Axelrod and former Gov. Scott Walker

    On CNN’s State of the Union, potential Trump VP pick North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum sits down with guest anchor Kaitlan Collins to preview the upcoming CNN debate, as well as Trump’s search for a running mate. Kaitlan also presses Burgum for repeatedly claiming that the US is a “dictatorship” under President Biden. Next, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul joins Kaitlan to discuss her advice for President Biden ahead of the debate, as well as controversial comments by a top progressive in the House who’s locked in a tight re-election fight. Then, former Obama adviser David Axelrod and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker join Kaitlan to break down what they think the candidates should do in the debate. Finally, David Urban, Jamal Simmons, Bakari Sellers, and Alyssa Farah Griffin join Kaitlan to preview the debate and break down the different strategies Trump and Biden might take.

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    24 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 43 minutes 3 seconds
    Interviews with Republican Sen. Tom Cotton; Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper sits down with potential Trump VP pick Sen. Tom Cotton. Jake presses Cotton over Trump’s comments on supporting Ukraine and suggesting he would consider blanket pardons for all January 6 rioters. Next, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy joins Jake to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, as well as to share his reflections on Sandy Hook shooting survivors graduating from high school. Finally, Scott Jennings, Ashley Allison, Shermichael Singleton, and Ashley Etienne join Jake to react to Trump’s pitch to Black voters in Michigan, as well as the Biden campaign’s efforts to neutralize concerns over President Biden’s age.

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    17 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 42 minutes 51 seconds
    Interviews with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan; South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash asks National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan about Israel’s successful raid to rescue four hostages kidnapped on October 7th, as well as reports of hundreds of Palestinian casualties as a result of the operation.


    Next, Trump VP hopeful South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tells Dana that it would be “beneficial” for Trump to pick a woman as his running mate.


    After that, Dana asks Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about concerns RFK Jr.’s candidacy could hurt Biden in her critical state.


    Finally, Scott Jennings, Karen Finney, Bryan Lanza, and Rep. Ro Khanna join Dana to discuss what Trump should be looking for in a potential running mate.

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    10 June 2024, 10:44 am
  • 42 minutes 47 seconds
    Interviews with RNC co-chair Lara Trump; Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff; Republican Governor Chris Sununu

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Kasie Hunt presses RNC co-chair Lara Trump on Donald Trump's historic guilty verdict. 

     

    Then, Rep. Adam Schiff condemns a “dangerous appeal to violence” from Donald Trump post-verdict.

     

    Next, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu tells Kasie that he does not want the Republican presidential nominee to be convicted of anything but will vote for Trump anyway.

     

    Finally, Rep. Jake Auchincloss, Scott Jennings, Kristen Soltis Anderson and Bakari Sellers join Kasie to discuss the fallout from Donald Trump's convictions and the state of the 2024 race. 

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    3 June 2024, 10:45 am
  • 41 minutes 28 seconds
    Interviews with Republican Sen. Tim Scott, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy

    Dana Bash asks potential Trump VP pick Sen. Tim Scott about Trump's false rhetoric surrounding the FBI search for classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Then, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz gives his take on the 2024 presidential election and Hillary Clinton’s criticism for Democrats on abortion. And former Congressman Patrick Kennedy endorses Joe Biden over his cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Finally, Scott Jennings, Shermichael Singleton, Kate Bedingfield and Rahna Epting join Dana to break down the jeers and cheers during Trump’s night at the Libertarian Party convention.

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    27 May 2024, 8:30 am
  • 42 minutes 50 seconds
    Interviews with Democratic Sen. John Fetterman; Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson; Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Jake Tapper presses Democratic Sen. John Fetterman on Biden's slipping support in Pennsylvania. Then, 2024 potential Trump VP pick Dr. Ben Carson tells Jake that he would love to debate Vice President Kamala Harris.

     

    Next, Democratic Rep. Jasmine Crockett tells Jake Tapper that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s comment during a late-night committee hearing about her eyelashes was “buying into a racist trope.”

     

    Also, Bakari Sellers, Ashley Allison, Brad Todd, and Alyssa Farah Griffin join Jake to discuss Joe Biden's push to appeal to Black voters, the state of the 2024 race and the latest scandal from a Supreme Court Justice.

     

    Finally, Jake, Ashley and Alyssa reflect on the life and legacy of their friend and member of the CNN family, Alice Stewart.

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    20 May 2024, 12:10 pm
  • 41 minutes 12 seconds
    Interviews with Republican Sen. JD Vance; Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy; FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell

    On CNN’s State of the Union, Dana Bash presses potential Trump VP pick Sen. JD Vance on Trump’s comment that Jewish Americans who voted for President Biden “should be ashamed of themselves.” Then, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy joins Dana to discuss President Biden’s threat to withhold aid from Israel if it launches a Rafah offensive.


    Next, Scott Brown, Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, and Karen Finney join Dana to discuss how both parties are responding to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent presidential bid. Dana also goes behind the scenes of disaster relief efforts with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell after tornadoes in Oklahoma, as part of her “Badass Women of Washington” series.


    Finally, Dana reflects on the life and legacy of her friend, former White House Counsel Jack Quinn.

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    13 May 2024, 10:30 am
  • 44 minutes
    Interviews with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum; Biden Campaign Co-chair Mitch Landrieu; University of Florida President Ben Sasse

    On CNN’s State of the Union, potential Trump VP contender Gov. Doug Burgum brushes off Donald Trump comparing the Biden administration to the Gestapo but acknowledges that Joe Biden won the 2020 election despite Trump’s claims to the contrary.

    Then, Jake presses Biden campaign co-chair Mitch Landrieu over President Biden’s response to campus protests amid Democratic concern they could damage his campaign.

    Next, University of Florida President and former U.S. senator Ben Sasse joins Jake to explain how his university has handled protests on campus.

    After, Kate Bedingfield, Jonah Goldberg, Ashley Allison and Marc Lotter join Jake to discuss the race to be Trump’s running mate.

    Finally, Jake reflects on the life and legacy of someone very important to the Tapper family.

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    6 May 2024, 10:30 am
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