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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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Interviews with: New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Republican Senator Mike Rounds, US Ambassador to the United Nations  Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
State of the Union
Sep 18, 2022

First, Jake goes one-on-one with New York City Mayor Eric Adams. He says his city is “nearing its breaking point” and accuses Republican governors of creating a “humanitarian crisis” by sending thousands of migrants to New York from the southern border.

Next, Jake presses Republican Senator Mike Rounds over Republican governors’ treatment of migrants. They also discuss whether Senator Rounds supports Senator Graham’s proposed national 15-week abortion ban bill that has split the GOP. 

After, Jake speaks with US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, about President Biden’s warning to Russia on using chemical weapons against Ukraine and what a “consequential” US response might look like. Jake also asks Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield if the discovery of 440 unmarked graves found in the recaptured city of Izium by Ukrainian officials is evidence of further war crimes by Russia. 

Finally, CNN Global Affairs Analyst Susan Glasser joins the panel to give a preview of her new book “The Divider”, which gives fresh insights into former President Trump’s time in office and his plans for the future.