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State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash

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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Interviews with: Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash
May 1, 2022

First, Dana goes one-on-one with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. They discuss the pandemic border rule that has divided Democrats as the U.S. prepares for a possible migrant surge, the role of the new DHS Disinformation Governance Board, and Republicans' threat to impeach Mayorkas if they win control of the House. Next, Dana interviews Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. They discuss whether President Biden is right to dismiss recession fears, newly released audio of Kevin McCarthy criticizing his fellow Republicans, and Governor Ron DeSantis' move to punish Disney for opposing Florida's law limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools.

After, the panel discuss the midterm elections and what messages Democrats need to focus on to win voters over in November. Plus, as Republican candidates battle it out ahead of Tuesday's primaries, is former President Trump still a kingmaker? Finally, Dana reports on a dark chapter in Polish history, where in 1968 its communist government forced thousands of Jews to leave the country in an anti-Semitic purge, which stands in stark contrast to the generosity and compassion the country is now showing Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin’s war.

Panel: Former Texas Congressman Will Hurd, former Obama White House Senior Director Nayyera Haq, and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers.

Hosted by Dana Bash.