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Sunday on State of the Union
June 5th, 2014
06:01 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

An exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry about the deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl and whether he thinks the U.S. Army sergeant is being “swiftboated” by conservatives.

Has the prisoner swap put more Americans in danger? Sen. John McCain joins us.

The fine line between leave no man behind and never negotiate with terrorists with retired Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who has kept in touch with the Bergdahl family, retired Lt. Gen. William Boykin, and retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton.

Our political panel of Donna Brazile, Jackie Calmes and Ana Navarro on the backlash from the Bergdahl deal, and how the Democrats’ claims of a “War on Women” may be backfiring on one of their own.

And a State of the Union extra: John Kerry reflects on his roots with an exclusive tour of the French village where his grandparents met before World War II.

Watch Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.

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SOTU Scoop
June 5th, 2014
03:02 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, June 5, 2014.

1. Obama: "No apologies." President Obama forcefully defended the deal that freed U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from nearly five years in captivity. The agreement to give up five Taliban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl has ignited a political backlash from many Republicans and a few Democrats in Congress. At a news conference in Brussels, where he attended the G-7 summit, the President offered no regrets. "We had a prisoner of war whose health had deteriorated, and we were deeply concerned about, and we saw an opportunity, and we seized it. And I make no apologies for that," Obama said.