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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.

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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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399 Ratings
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Excellent show

By We ard oodles - Feb 24 2019
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Jake Tapper is a model of professionalism and integrity.

Flib

By dj renk - Dec 31 2018
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Other than giving right wing liars a platform to spew their bile, this show is a okay.

iTunes Ratings

399 Ratings
Average Ratings
210
50
26
21
92

Excellent show

By We ard oodles - Feb 24 2019
Read more

Jake Tapper is a model of professionalism and integrity.

Flib

By dj renk - Dec 31 2018
Read more

Other than giving right wing liars a platform to spew their bile, this show is a okay.

Cover image of State of the Union with Jake Tapper

State of the Union with Jake Tapper

Updated about 1 month ago

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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: Interview with South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg on his campaign for President in 2020; Interview with Rep. Liz Cheney on the shutdown negotiations and Syria troop withdrawal; Interview with Sen. Chris Murphy on the Virginia scandals and the Green New Dea

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First, Jake interviews 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg about his run for the White House, the scandals plaguing top Democrats in Virginia and plans for a Green New Deal. Next, Jake talks with Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming about President Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria and the latest in the efforts to find a compromise on the President's border wall. Plus, Jake sits down with Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy about possible sanctions against Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and plans for a Green New Deal. In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines how famous artists might depict today's politicians.

Feb 10 2019
39 mins
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Rank #2: Interview with Senate Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner, Interview with Senator Tim Scott, State of the Cartoonion: Trump's bizarro world

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Jake Tapper sits down with the Democratic Senator from Virginia and Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Mark Warner about the Russia investigation, Michael Flynn's plea deal, and Trump's tweets about James Comey. Then, South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott joins to discuss the criticisms and challenges facing the GOP tax bill now that it's cleared the Senate. Next, our panel of Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Mike Rogers discuss the latest on Trump's comments about the Russia investigation and the tax reform bill. Finally, the State of the Cartoonion this week features Donald Trump's bizarro world.

Dec 03 2017
38 mins
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Rank #3: US tests defense system after North Korea missile launch, Sessions: Trump's criticism is 'hurtful', Venezuela: How paradise got lost

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US tests defense system after North Korea missile launch, Sessions: Trump's criticism is 'hurtful', Venezuela: How paradise got lost

Jul 30 2017
39 mins
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Rank #4: John Kasich: We're all rooting for Trump to 'get it together', Counterprotesters dwarf controversial rally in Boston, Sierra Leone mudslide survivors remember day the mountain moved

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John Kasich: We're all rooting for Trump to 'get it together', Counterprotesters dwarf controversial rally in Boston, Sierra Leone mudslide survivors remember day the mountain moved

Aug 20 2017
40 mins
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Rank #5: Trump 'didn't care or particularly know about health care,' a GOP congressional aide says, Kasich: Where is it safe to go?, Trump rally turns violent

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Trump 'didn't care or particularly know about health care,' a GOP congressional aide says, Kasich: Where is it safe to go?, Trump rally turns violent

Mar 26 2017
39 mins
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Rank #6: Strong reaction in New Hampshire to Trump's 'drug-infested den' remarks, Christie: Everybody knows now Trump Jr.'s meeting was a 'bad idea', Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt in Jamaican's last solo race

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Strong reaction in New Hampshire to Trump's 'drug-infested den' remarks, Christie: Everybody knows now Trump Jr.'s meeting was a 'bad idea', Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt in Jamaican's last solo race

Aug 06 2017
38 mins
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Rank #7: Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge, Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email, British police in race to find Manchester terror network

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Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge, Graham: It's 'stunning' Comey never told Congress about fake email, British police in race to find Manchester terror network

May 28 2017
39 mins
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Rank #8: 'Catastrophic' flooding traps Houston residents, Secret Service to fire shots near White House while Trump is away, Trump makes a mess for Arizona GOP with Arpaio pardon

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'Catastrophic' flooding traps Houston residents, Secret Service to fire shots near White House while Trump is away, Trump makes a mess for Arizona GOP with Arpaio pardon

Aug 27 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #9: Trump reaches out to Muslims, calls for sharing 'burden' in terror fight, Venezuela: Mass rally, violent clashes in 50th day of protests, Dershowitz: Trump has no constitutional barrier

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Trump reaches out to Muslims, calls for sharing 'burden' in terror fight, Venezuela: Mass rally, violent clashes in 50th day of protests, Dershowitz: Trump has no constitutional barrier

May 21 2017
47 mins
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Rank #10: How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security, Trump to get China, Japan leaders on the phone, US destroyer sails close to disputed island in the South China Sea

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How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security, Trump to get China, Japan leaders on the phone, US destroyer sails close to disputed island in the South China Sea

Jul 02 2017
39 mins
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Rank #11: Interview with Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Russia investigation and North Korea, and the picky eating President goes abroad

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Jake sits down with Nancy Pelosi to discuss the President's Asia trip, the Republican tax plan, and the possibility of impeachment. Then, Senator Dianne Feinstein joins Jake to discuss the latest in the Russia investigation and the possibility of war in North Korea. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines how picky eater President Trump will handle his trip to Asia.

Nov 05 2017
39 mins
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Rank #12: Interviews with James Clapper and John Brennan, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, and Ohio Governor John Kasich

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Former DNI James Clapper and Former CIA Director John Brennan join Jake to address President Trump's comments on believing Putin when he says Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 election and address the President's personal attacks on them. Then, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin joins Jake to talk Russia, taxes, and Roy Moore. Next, Jake interviews the number two Democrat in the Senate Dick Durban and Ohio Governor John Kasich. Then, a panel discussion with Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm, Van Jones and Mary Katharine Ham, followed by the State of the Cartoonion, Presidential conspiracies edition.

Nov 12 2017
52 mins
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Rank #13: 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.

Sep 09 2018
47 mins
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Rank #14: Sen. McCain on Trump U.S. Attorney Firings, Trump on Health Care: Going to Get It Done, State of the Cartoonion

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Sen. McCain on Trump U.S. Attorney Firings, Trump on Health Care: Going to Get It Done, State of the Cartoonion

Mar 12 2017
42 mins
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Rank #15: North Korea H-bomb? Part 1

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North Korea claims H-bomb test

Sep 03 2017
52 mins
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Rank #16: 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

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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.

Jan 27 2019
41 mins
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Rank #17: 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.

Aug 05 2018
38 mins
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Rank #18: Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings, South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico, Police transcript in shooting of Seattle mom: 'I don't have a Taser'

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Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings, South of the border, US expats have a different take on Mexico, Police transcript in shooting of Seattle mom: 'I don't have a Taser'

Jun 25 2017
39 mins
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Rank #19: The dark racial sentiment in Trump's NBA and NFL criticism, Under Armour sticks up for athletes with tweet, Trump's latest North Korea threat

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The dark racial sentiment in Trump's NBA and NFL criticism, Under Armour sticks up for athletes with tweet, Trump's latest North Korea threat

Sep 24 2017
39 mins
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Rank #20: 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.

Aug 12 2018
38 mins
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