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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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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

468 Ratings
Average Ratings
240
62
32
25
109

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 13 days 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: 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
47 mins
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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
43 mins
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Rank #3: Interview with survivors of Florida shooting; Interview with Ohio Governor John Kasich; Interview with Congressman Adam Schiff; Interview with Former DNI James Clapper

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First, Dana Bash speaks with survivors of the Florida School shooting about the launching of their 'Never Again' movement and their upcoming march on Washington. Then, Dana talks with an emotional John Kasich about gun control and school shootings. Then, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff joins from Munich to discuss the latest developments in the Russia investigation. Then, the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper joins Dana to discuss the explosive revelations in the grand jury indictment of Russian nationals for election interference. Then, our panel of Bakari Sellers, Amanda Carpenter, Jennifer Granholm, and Andre Bauer discuss the President's response to the shooting and how Washington can come together to take action. via Knit
Feb 18 2018
41 mins
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Rank #4: 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
39 mins
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Rank #5: Interview with White House Adviser Stephen Miller; Interview with Rep. Adam Schiff; Interview with David Axelrod and Mark McKinnon; Trump's nickname game

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White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller joins Jake Tapper for a contentious interview discussing the split between the White House and Steve Bannon as well as the latest developments in the Russia investigation. Then, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff joins Jake to talk about the President's tweet that he is a "very stable genius" and the re-opening of the Clinton investigation. Next, Former Bush Adviser Mark McKinnon and former Obama Adviser David Axelrod tell Jake about their experience handling tell-all books in the West Wing. Then, the panel of Van Jones, Amanda Carpenter, Michael Caputo, and Jen Psaki discuss the President's response to the "Fire and Fury" book. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion Jake looks at how the President comes up with his infamous nicknames. via Knit
Jan 07 2018
44 mins
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Rank #6: 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
42 mins
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Rank #7: 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. via Knit
Dec 03 2017
38 mins
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Rank #8: Interview with Senator Susan Collins on Mueller; Interview with Senator Joe Manchin on immigration; State of the Cartoonion: Presidential Secret Societies

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First, Jake sits down with Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Intelligence Committee, to discuss the report that President Trump ordered the firing of Robert Mueller in June. Then, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin joins Jake to discuss the White House's immigration framework and the Russia investigation. Next, the panel of Nina Turner, Linda Chavez, Jen Psaki and David Urban discuss Trump's attack on Jay-Z, the chances of an immigration deal, the Stormy Daniels story, and Hillary Clinton's response to a report alleging there was sexual harassment on her 2008 campaign. Finally, Jake takes a look at Presidential Secret Societies in the State of the Cartoonion. via Knit
Jan 28 2018
39 mins
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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
38 mins
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Rank #10: 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
44 mins
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Rank #11: Interview with Kellyanne Conway on the Porter scandal; Interview with Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson; Interview with Bannon author Joshua Green; State of the Cartoonion: Trump's reality TV White House

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First, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway joins Jake to defend the White House's handling of the Porter scandal and discuss the President's response. Then, Former DHS Secretary and friend of John Kelly Jeh Johnson talks about whether or not Kelly should keep his job as Chief of Staff, the President's decision not to declassify the Democratic memo, and North Korea. Next, Jake talks with the author who wrote the book "Devil's Bargain" on Steve Bannon about Bannon's take on the MeToo movement. Then the panel of Linda Chavez, Jen Psaki, Rick Santorum, and Karine Jean-Pierre discuss the White House response to the Porter scandal and the President's tweet on due process. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, Omarosa's return to TV highlights how this is the reality TV White House. via Knit
Feb 11 2018
39 mins
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Rank #12: Interview with Senator Jeff Flake; Interview with Senator Rand Paul; Interview with Senator Lindsey Graham

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First, Senator Jeff Flake joins Jake Tapper to discuss his plans, if any, for 2020 and the Mueller investigation. Next, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul shares why he will be opposing President Trump's choice for secretary of state Mike Pompeo, and his pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel. Senator Lindsey Graham then joins Jake to explain why he fully supports Pompeo and Haspel, as well as to share a warning to the President: Don't fire Mueller. This week's panel includes Rick Santorum, Jen Psaki, Nina Turner, and Rep. Mike Gallagher and they share their thoughts on Hillary Clinton's recent comments on the 2016 election and whether a blue wave should be expected in November. Finally, Jake shares his State of the Cartoonion. It's March Madness in the White House and the question is, "Who's out next?" via Knit
Mar 18 2018
38 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. via Knit
Sep 09 2018
47 mins
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Rank #14: Interview with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the Russia investigation; Interview with Texas Senate Candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke on families separated at the border; State of the Cartoonion: Trump/Kim blockbusters

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First, Jake talks with the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani about the Washington Post's new reporting that Trump confidant Roger Stone met with a Russian national offering dirt on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign and if the President is considering anyone connected to the Russia investigation. Then, Jake is joined by Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke from the Mexican border to discuss the Trump administration's separation of migrant families. Next, our panel of Ana Navarro, Jennifer Granholm, Rick Santorum, and Rep. Gregory Meeks discuss the President's immigration policy and the state of the Republican party. Finally, in the State of the Cartoonion, after the White House produced a fake movie trailer for Trump and Kim, Jake imagines how they might look in some of our favorite films. via Knit
Jun 17 2018
39 mins
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Rank #15: 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
38 mins
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Rank #16: Interview with Larry Kudlow on the President's G7 feud; Senator Dianne Feinstein on North Korea and Immigration; State of the Cartoonion: Celebrity Apprentice Pardon Edition

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First, Jake sits down with White House Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow about the President's trip to the G7 conference in Canada and the burgeoning feud between Trump and Trudeau. Then, California Senator Dianne Feinstein joins Jake to discuss the President's trip to Canada, his upcoming North Korea summit and immigration. Next, our panel of David Urban, Karine Jean-Pierre, S.E. Cupp, and Paul Begala discuss the Trump-Trudeau feud, the President's conduct on the world stage, and the upcoming North Korea summit. Then, in the State of the Cartoonion, Jake imagines the Celebrity Apprentice... pardon edition. via Knit
Jun 10 2018
42 mins
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Rank #17: 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
41 mins
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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
38 mins
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Rank #19: 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
53 mins
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Rank #20: 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
41 mins
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