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Republican Sen. Tom Cotton tells CNN's Jake Tapper that "anyone who commits acts of violence" should be prosecuted but suggests that some January 6 defendants should be pardoned.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/gps-0616-sal-khan-on-ai-in-education.cnn

Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, speaks to Fareed about how AI can revolutionize the education system, and why he doesn't think it will put teachers out of a job: "Like all technology, it amplifies human intent."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-panel-part-2.cnn

Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, Ashley Etienne and Shermichael Singleton join CNN's Jake Tapper as First Lady Jill Biden tests a new message on her husband's age.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-panel-part-1.cnn

Ashley Allison, Scott Jennings, Ashley Etienne and Shermichael Singleton join CNN's Jake Tapper to break down Donald Trump's message to Black voters in Michigan.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-murphy-full-interview.cnn

On CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy downplays polling showing President Biden underperforming Democratic Senate candidates in key states.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-murphy-on-sandy-hook.cnn

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy tells CNN's Jake Tapper that "we have a lot of work to do to make sure that something like Sandy Hook never happens again, that every kid gets the chance to graduate."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-murphy-on-bump-stocks.cnn

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy tells CNN's Jake Tapper he believes the Supreme Court is "readying to fundamentally rewrite the Second Amendment."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-cotton-full-interview.cnn

Potential Trump VP pick Sen. Tom Cotton tells CNN's Jake Tapper he would "have to consider it" if Trump asked him to be his running mate.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/16/sotu-cotton-on-bump-stocks.cnn

On CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton defends the Supreme Court's ruling overturning a Trump-era ban on bump stocks.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/15/smr-will-maga-outlast-trump.cnn

To a viewer tweet suggesting "We're at an inflection point where both parties are going to evolve after this election," Smerconish responds,"I hope that's the case. I don't know.....I look at it as the latest incarnation of a lot of the same sentiments that we saw in the Tea Party movement."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2024/06/15/terrorism-warning-lights-blinking-red-again.cnn

"There's no doubt that Russia and China want to affect the outcome of the U.S. election," says former White House Counterterrorism Coordinator Richard Clarke. So administrations try to game out what adversaries might do, "and how you would react to that kind of surprise so that you have a script in advance."

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/politics/gallery/joe-biden/index.html

Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States, is running for reelection.

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