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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 - Feb 16 2020
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Awesome & interesting interviews and 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

599 Ratings
Average Ratings
314
77
41
30
137

Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Feb 16 2020
Read more
Awesome & interesting interviews and 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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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.

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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. via Knit

Aug 05 2018

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: 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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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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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Rank #17: 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

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

Jun 03 2018

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Rank #18: 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

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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. via Knit

Aug 12 2018

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Rank #19: 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 #20: Remembering Senator John McCain; interviews with Senator Jeff Flake, Senator Susan Collins, former McCain adviser Steve Duprey, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Former Senator Kelly Ayotte on McCain's remarkable legacy; Congressman Adam Schiff on his memories of Mc

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In a special two-hour memorial episode of State of the Union, Jake is joined by Senator McCain's former Senate colleagues -his fellow Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, his longtime Republican colleague Susan Collins, and his friend Senator Amy Klobuchar. Jake also talks with former McCain adviser and close friend Steve Duprey, former adviser Mark McKinnon, and Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley. Our panel of Dana Bash, Jay Carney, Bill Kristol, and Amanda Carpenter share their thoughts on McCain's legacy as well. Finally, Jake talks about why Senator McCain will be so missed in Washington. via Knit

Aug 26 2018

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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

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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. via Knit

Apr 05 2020

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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

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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. via Knit

Mar 29 2020

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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.

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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. via Knit

Mar 22 2020

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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

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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. via Knit

Mar 15 2020

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Interview with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Interview with Surgeon General Jerome Adams

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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. via Knit

Mar 08 2020

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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

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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. via Knit

Mar 01 2020

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Interview with former DNC Chair Howard Dean and CNN Political Commentator Mark McKinnon; Interview with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy.

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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. via Knit

Feb 23 2020

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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.

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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. via Knit

Feb 16 2020

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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.

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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. via Knit

Feb 09 2020

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Interview with former South Bend Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg; Interview with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa.

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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. via Knit

Feb 02 2020

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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

56mins

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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

43mins

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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

39mins

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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

39mins

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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

38mins

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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

39mins

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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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Excellent!

By gabfanatico - Feb 16 2020
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Awesome & interesting interviews and 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.