State of the Union

CNN

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

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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, WH Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse, Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Colorado Senate Candidate Joe O’Dea and Senator Michael Bennet.
Oct 16 2022
Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, WH Council of Economic Advisers Chair Cecilia Rouse, Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Colorado Senate Candidate Joe O’Dea and Senator Michael Bennet.
First, Dana goes-one-on-one with White House Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse on the White House’s efforts to reduce inflation as core inflation reaches a new 40-year high. Then, Dana interviews National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on what Biden’s vow to rethink the U.S.-Saudi relationship means, how he thinks the US would respond to a Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine, and what the Biden administration is doing to support human rights protestors in Iran.Next, Dana goes-one-on-one Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. Bash asks what Lake would do differently to fix the high inflation rate in the US, whether she thinks the US has a responsibility to the asylum seekers at the southern border, her false claims about the 2020 election, and if she will accept the 2022 election result if she loses. After, Dana interviews Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs about abortion rights in Arizona being in jeopardy amid a key court battle, and why Hobbs is refusing to debate Lake.Later, Dana speaks with Colorado Senate candidate Joe O’Dea about high inflation being a concern for voters ahead of the midterms, what he would do to stop gun violence, and what the January 6 probe means for Trump’s political future. Finally, Dana interviews Senator Michael Bennet, who is defending his seat against O’Dea. She pushes Bennet on why the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act isn’t reducing inflation and how he thinks his opponent is painting himself as a far-right Republican. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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