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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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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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Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Nov 10 2019
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Awesome & interesting interviews and political commentary. Thank you Jake!

Please stop...

By Mamabird CT - Nov 03 2019
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...inviting Kelly Ann Conway to your show. It’s painful to watch.

iTunes Ratings

574 Ratings
Average Ratings
304
72
40
29
129

Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Nov 10 2019
Read more
Awesome & interesting interviews and political commentary. Thank you Jake!

Please stop...

By Mamabird CT - Nov 03 2019
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...inviting Kelly Ann Conway to your show. It’s painful to watch.
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State of the Union with Jake Tapper

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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.

Rank #1: Special Helsinki edition; Interview with Virginia Senator Mark Warner; followed by a reporters and panels analyzing Trump's overseas adventure live from set; Putin's relationship with past Presidents and Melania Trump's European adventures.

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State of the Union travels to Helsinki, Finland this week to report live from the venue of the historic Trump-Putin summit. This episode opens with an analysis of Putin and Russia's relationship with past U.S. presidents and how it varies from Trump's new relationship. Then, Virginia Senator Mark Warner talks to Jake about the Senate Intelligence Committee's view on the recent indictment and the President's reaction to them. Putin reporters Masha Gessen and Julia Ioffe join to weigh in about the current state of events followed by the return of the panel. The special coverage ends with reporter Kate Bennett's analysis of First Lady Melania Trump's European adventures in the midst of her husband's political rhetoric. via Knit

Jul 15 2018

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Rank #2: 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

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

May 06 2018

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Rank #3: 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

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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. via Knit

Jan 13 2019

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Rank #4: Interview with Maine Senator Susan Collins on the Supreme Court; Interview with Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth on Immigration and the Democratic party; State of the Cartoonion: President Trump's wild SCOTUS nominees.

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First, Jake talks with Maine Senator and member of the Senate Intelligence Committee Senator Susan Collins about President Trump's upcoming SCOTUS nominees, the possible implication on Roe v. Wade, and North Korea. Then Jake is joined by Senator Tammy Duckworth to discuss Democratic Senators' call to abolish ICE, the reunification of families separated at the border, and President Trump's SCOTUS pick. Next, our panel of David Urban, Karine Jean-Pierre, Amanda Carpenter and Congresswoman Nanette Barragan discuss the President's legacy and the importance of his second SCOTUS pick, the Democratic Party's move to the left, and the the implications of the President's contradicting statements on immigration. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines what possible wild nominees the President could put forward for the Supreme Court. via Knit

Jul 01 2018

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Rank #5: 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

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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." via Knit

Jan 20 2019

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Rank #6: Washington backlash over US-Russia relations and new FISA application revelations; exclusive interview with former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page; Interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Interview with Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton; State of the Ca

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Following the release of the controversial FISA surveillance documents last night, CNN's Jake Tapper is joined by the subject of the application and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to comment on his alleged Russia connections and if, in fact, he is a Russian agent. Second, Florida Senator Marco Rubio weighs in on the controversy, plus Trump's evolving relationship with Putin amid raging domestic controversy. Jake is then joined by Rep. Seth Moulton, a Democrat of Massachusetts, to speak about defending strong NATO alliances, and the future of the leadership of the Democratic Party. Next our panel of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Obama official Karine Jean-Pierre discuss the Mueller investigations, recent Michael Cohen revelations and their analysis of US-Russia relations. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonian, Jake imagines what the new Air Force One, as described by the President, would look like. via Knit

Jul 22 2018

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Rank #7: Interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker; Trump's Secret Weapon

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

Apr 22 2018

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Rank #8: Interview with National Security Adviser John Bolton; Interview Senator Bernie Sanders; Mother's Day advice from former first ladies

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

May 13 2018

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Rank #9: Interview with Sen. James Lankford; Interview with Gov. John Kasich; Interview with Stormy Lawyer Michael Avenatti; "The Hellfire Club"

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

Apr 29 2018

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Rank #10: Interview with Maine Senator Angus King; Interview with Preet Bharara; Interview with Stormy Daniels' Attorney Michael Avenatti; State of the Cartoonion: Comey's TV takeover

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First, Jake discusses the coalition strikes on Syria and President Trump's claim that it was "mission accomplished" with Maine Independent Senator Angus King. Then, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joins Jake to discuss the President's response to James Comey and the new developments in the Michael Cohen investigation. Next, Stormy Daniels' Attorney Michael Avenatti tells Jake that he believes Cohen will be indicted and that Daniels will be in Court on Monday. Then, our panel of Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Nina Turner, and Bill Kristol discusses the President's tweets to James Comey and Saturday Night Live's take on the Cohen investigation. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, Jake looks at how James Comey may be intruding on the President's "executive time." via Knit

Apr 15 2018

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Rank #11: 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

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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. via Knit

Apr 21 2019

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Rank #12: 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.

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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. via Knit

Nov 03 2019

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Rank #13: 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

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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. via Knit

Dec 09 2018

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Rank #14: Interview with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway; Interview with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse; Interview with Virginia Senator Mark Warner; State of the Cartoonion, Trump's hunt for the NYT op-ed author.

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This Sunday on State of the Union, Jake interviews Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway to discuss the anonymous New York Times op-ed which criticizes President Trump as well as Bob Woodward's new book "Fear." Next, Jake is joined by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse to discuss the state of the Republican Party and why he considers leaving it. Following this, Jake interviews Virginia Senator Mark Warner to discuss the Mueller investigation and the George Papadopoulos sentencing. Jake is then joined by Nina Turner, David Urban, Bill Kristol and Jen Psaki to discuss former President Barack Obama's speech in Illinois and the anonymous New York Times op-ed written by a senior White House official. Finally, in this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines President Trump's hunt for the anonymous sources behind the New York Times op-ed and Bob Woodward's new book. via Knit

Sep 09 2018

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Rank #15: 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

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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 Cartoonion via Knit

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #16: 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

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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. via Knit

Dec 23 2018

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Rank #17: Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Interview with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin

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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. via Knit

Nov 24 2019

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Rank #18: 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

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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. via Knit

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #19: 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

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

Nov 11 2018

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Rank #20: Interview with Sen. Kamala Harris of California on her 2020 presidential campaign; Political drama in "Veep" mirrors real-life DC

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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. via Knit

May 12 2019

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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.

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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. via Knit

Jan 26 2020

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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.

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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. via Knit

Jan 19 2020

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Interview with Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Interview with Republican Senator Mike Lee, Interview with 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

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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? via Knit

Jan 12 2020

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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.

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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. via Knit

Jan 05 2020

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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

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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. via Knit

Dec 29 2019

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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

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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. via Knit

Dec 22 2019

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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

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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. via Knit

Dec 15 2019

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Interview with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler; Interview with Republican Rep. Mark Meadows

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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. via Knit

Dec 08 2019

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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?

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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? via Knit

Dec 01 2019

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Interview with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Interview with Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin

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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. via Knit

Nov 24 2019

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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

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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. via Knit

Nov 17 2019

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Interview with Republican Senator Ron Johnson; 2020 presidential candidate, Senator Amy Klobuchar

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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. via Knit

Nov 10 2019

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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.

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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. via Knit

Nov 03 2019

43mins

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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

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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. via Knit

Oct 27 2019

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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

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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. via Knit

Oct 20 2019

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

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

Oct 13 2019

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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.

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

Oct 06 2019

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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

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

Sep 29 2019

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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

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

Sep 22 2019

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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

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

Sep 15 2019

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Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Nov 10 2019
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Awesome & interesting interviews and political commentary. Thank you Jake!

Please stop...

By Mamabird CT - Nov 03 2019
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...inviting Kelly Ann Conway to your show. It’s painful to watch.