The following transcript is of an interview with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States and Martin Indyk, former Special Envoy to Israel-Palestine. They discussed the damaged relationship between Israel and the U.S. and how the Iran nuclear negotiations make improving that relationship complicated. They also debated the success of Martin Indyk’s tenure as Special Envoy. Included is a web extra in response to the Atlantic’s, Peter Beinart, on President Obama’s criticism of Israel.
Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Real Estate Magnate and GOP 2016 Presidential candidate, Donald Trump joined chief Washington correspondent and anchor, Jake Tapper.
Text & video highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.
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President Barack Obama on Friday morning called Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling, during his interview with CNN's Justice correspondent Pamela Brown.
S.E Cupp, CNN Political Commentator, shares her reaction on same sex marriage stating, "I deeply love my party, it really has to reconcile with the fact that we are going to become relics if we don’t get to where these people are, they are patriots, they aren’t asking for a lot."
In an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Napster co-founder and Spotify board member Sean Parker talks about the recent Taylor Swift and Apple ‘clash.’
“Taylor is a bit of an anomaly in the music industry in the sense that she is still able to sell a lot of downloads. She’s still able to sell – in some parts of the country – CDs. She has a huge fan base, and she sort of defies gravity in the sense that very few artists have that kind of built-in fan base and will continue to buy their albums.”
When Harlow asked about Swift being on Spotify, Parker states:
“The interesting thing in looking at the numbers, there was no evidence in looking at the data, of a change in consumption or usage, when Taylor left the platform. So even if you take out one, major, contemporary artist, it really doesn’t affect the overall usage.”
Harlow and Parker also discuss the future of music and subscription services.
“This is an industry that is going through an incredibly agonizing and long transition. It’s pretty clear at this point, that the subscription model has won and we see that now with Apple music.”
Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), tells CNN's Jake Tapper he "applauds the Supreme Court on the right decision."
CNN’s year-long investigation into delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals has been awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award by the Radio Television Digital News Association. CNN’s investigative team, led by senior investigative correspondent Drew Griffin, exposed a widespread national crisis within the Veterans Affairs healthcare system; eventually leading to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, the passage of federal legislation, and a fundamental change in how veterans’ medical appointments are made, recorded and reported.
In an interview with CNN Sports Anchor Rachel Nichols, Jordan Spieth talks about what it was like to bring home the U.S. Open trophy to his Master’s Green Jacket.
“That was a really cool moment for me. You know, so much hard work for our team that went into both of those and to kind of have them both in my possession at once really put it all in perspective for me. And I had some goosebumps. It was awesome,” Spieth said.
Spieth, the youngest person to win the U.S. Open since Bobby Jones in 1923, talks with Nichols in more detail about Sunday’s win and also looks ahead to St. Andrews and the possibility of making history by winning the Grand Slam.
“I think it’s more of a conversation if I can get three of them first. Winning two majors in your life is hard enough let alone winning the next two after winning two. I mean it’s just something that’s crazy to think about even though the questions are asked. But for me, it’s how can I focus on the Open championship.”
From smart stethoscopes to 3D printed organs to a whole new stock exchange, innovative upstarts are using tech to shape the future.
CNNMoney's Upstart 30 identifies these game-changing companies and the entrepreneurs and investors behind them in a new multimedia interactive series.
The exclusive list profiles innovators that are changing the world through new approaches and ways of thinking. These leaders are under the age of 40 and currently based in the U.S. They have diverse backgrounds, schoolings and perspectives, and are using their influence to facilitate positive change in industries ranging from education to manufacturing to real estate. And on top of that, the companies they’ve started are all less than five years old.
CNN's Jake Tapper sits down with presidential candidate Donald Trump in an interview that will air on State of the Union Sunday.