Interviews with: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Congressman-elect Mike Lawler
First, Secretary of State Antony Blinken sits down with Jake Tapper to discuss why the Biden administration has not labeled Russia a state sponsor of terrorism despite calls to do so.
Also, Jake asks chair of the Senate Banking Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown about his opinion on how the Fed should fight inflation after the US economy added 263,000 jobs in November. Jake also presses him on why it has taken so long to pass protections and regulations for Americans investing in cryptocurrency.
Plus, Congressman-elect Mike Lawler shares whether he is worried that House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy will not reach the 218 votes he needs to win speakership.
And, the panel joins Jake to discuss this week’s Georgia Senate runoff election and Joe Biden’s proposed 2024 primary calendar changes.
Finally, Jake examines how Donald Trump has avoided condemning Kanye West’s anti-Semitic rhetoric and how GOP leaders have recently avoided criticizing Trump for having dinner with West and a prominent white supremacist.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Interviews with: Sen. Chris Murphy, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Rep. Adam Schiff.
After another holiday marred by tragedy, President Biden vows to do more to stop gun violence. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut sits down with Dana to examine the prospects for more gun reform in a lame duck Congress. They also discuss why existing gun laws in Colorado and Virginia weren’t enough to prevent the shootings from happening.
Also, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson joins Dana to respond to former President Trump’s decision to host rap artist Ye and a prominent white supremacist for dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Gov. Hutchinson also previews his message for Republicans as he weighs running for president in 2024.
Plus, Rep. Adam Schiff joins Dana to respond to reported tension within the House January 6th Select Committee over what to include in its final report. Rep. Schiff also comments on House Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s pledge to kick him off the House Intelligence Committee.
After, the panel joins Dana to discuss the Georgia Senate runoff election, what lessons Democrats should learn from the midterm elections, and Trump’s meeting with Ye and a white nationalist holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago. Today’s panel includes Hilary Rosen, Kristen Soltis Anderson, Marc Short, and Ashley Allison.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Exclusive interviews with: Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries & January 6 Select Committee member Rep. Adam Kinzinger
First, Jake goes one-on-one with the man on track to take over House Democratic leadership from Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries. Jake asks Jeffries about Pelosi’s impact on the party, how he would unite the moderate and progressive wings of his caucus, and his approach to working with Republicans. Next, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger joins Jake to react to former President Trump’s return to Twitter, as well as the Justice Department’s appointment of a special counsel to oversee its Trump investigations. He also responds to former Vice President Mike Pence’s refusal to testify before the January 6 Committee and predicts what a Kevin McCarthy-led Republican House majority would look like.After, the panel joins Jake to discuss Trump's 2024 presidential campaign launch and the prospect for a contested GOP primary. They also react to House Republicans’ plans to launch wide-ranging investigations into the Biden administration as well as President Biden’s family. Finally, Jake looks at the Biden administration’s decision to grant legal immunity to the Saudi Crown Prince over his role in the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how that runs contrary to Biden’s campaign pledge to hold him accountable.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Interviews with: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, Gov. Larry Hogan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
First, re-elected Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer tells Dana Bash that her party's major wins in her state were the result of being "focused on the fundamentals" like infrastructure, inflation and schools.
Next, Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro says the key to winning rural voters is "just a matter of showing up, treating people with respect, and showing them how you're going to make their lives better."
Then, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan blames former President Donald Trump for focusing too much on the 2020 election and conspiracy theories when campaigning for Republicans.
Finally, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not commit to running for House leadership again but says "there are all kinds of ways to exert influence."
On today's panel, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), GOP strategist Brad Todd, CNN Political Commentator Karen Finney and CNN Political Commentator S.E. Cupp discuss where Republicans went wrong in the midterm elections, and whether Donald Trump should announce his candidacy for president next week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Exclusive interviews with: Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
First, Dana goes one-on-one with Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. She pushes McDaniel on whether Republicans should accept election results and whether she thinks think the Republicans are going to take control of the House. They also discuss poll-watching and voter intimidation, and McDaniel explains that the RNC will stop paying Trump’s legal bills if he launches a 2024 presidential bid.Next, Dana interviews Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar. She presses Klobuchar on whether she thinks the Democrats made a mistake spending millions boosting an election denier who could now potentially win the New Hampshire Senate race, responds to Governor Gavin Newsom’s comment about Democrats 'getting crushed on narrative', and says she believes Democrats will keep control of the Senate.Then, CNN’s John King breaks down what to watch for on Election Night. Later, the panel discusses how each party will fare on election night and what their winning message will be, plus, Trump rallying voters in key states while hinting he’ll run again in a possible 2024 showdown with Ron DeSantis.
Finally, Dana travels to key states to hear voters’ priorities and the issues motivating their votes, just days ahead of the midterms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy