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State of the Union

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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Exclusive joint interview with Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal, plus Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
State of the Union
Aug 7, 2022

First up, Dana has an exclusive bipartisan interview with Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal. They discuss whether the Democrats' tax and climate bill will help Americans struggling with inflation costs and their bipartisan push to call Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. Plus, Dana asks Graham why he still supports Trump after the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Next, Dana goes one-on-one with Stacey Abrams. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate gives her reaction to the sweeping Democratic tax and climate legislation. She also discusses how she’ll keep abortion safe and legal in Georgia, how her faith impacts her abortion views and whether she thinks Biden should run in 2024.

To close, Dana and the panel discuss the Democrats’ key wins heading into the midterms, the Democrats’ split on Biden’s potential 2024 run and what the annual Conservative Political Action Conference tells us about what Republican voters are thinking.