The CBN News Daily Rundown" is a podcast that brings listeners inside the stories that CBN News is working on. Host Caitlin Burke interviews her colleagues--digging into the topics they're covering and discussing their take on the top news of the day. Listen in to this CBN News original podcast for a behind the scenes glimpse of what's on our rundown.
Nearly one year after the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol, the investigation is ramping up. The Select Committee investigating the attack has subpoenaed nearly 50 people and organizations associated with the riots and former President Donald Trump, including former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark. With public hearings set to begin next year, Republicans and Democrats remain mostly divided on prosecuting those involved in the riots, with opinions closely tied to voters' views on who won the 2020 election. Former Vice President Mike Pence holds that he did his duty under the Constitution that day, although he and the former president may never see eye to eye. CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody sat down with Mike Pence recently to discuss his response to angry MAGA fans, bombshell abortion case Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health, and what's next for the former Vice President.
This week, health officials confirmed the first cases of Omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant of concern, inside the U.S. This as the Biden administration enacted travel bans to South Africa and several other Southern African countries. How worried should we be that Omicron could become the next Delta, and what do we really know about this new variant? CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins the Rundown to talk Omicron, the continued spread of Delta, and President Biden's plans to fight COVID this winter. Also, Native Americans are being particularly hard-hit by the virus. CBN News reporter and anchor Mark Martin recently traveled to Montana and visited a number of tribes to get a first-hand look at the devastating impact COVID has had on those communities and what state officials are doing to try and help.
Arguments began today in Dobbs v. Jackson in the Supreme Court, with tensions flaring early and often. Justice Sonia Sotomayor went back and forth on viability and Christianity with Scott G. Stewart, Mississippi Solicitor General. The case may have major implications for the future of abortion laws around the country if Roe v. Wade is effectively overturned. This and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown podcast.
On Wednesday December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark abortion case called Dobbs versus Jackson Women's Health that bans abortion in the state of Mississippi after 15 weeks. Some in the pro-life movement are calling this the biggest abortion case since Roe versus Wade, because a vote in favor of Dobbs could return the right to develop abortion policy back to the states. CBN News Senior National Affairs Correspondent Heather Sells is on today's episode to talk about the first abortion case since Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination and if this case really has the potential to overturn Roe versus Wade.
Christian musician Rhett Walker joined CBN and opened up about when he and his (now wife) girlfriend ended up pregnant while they were both still in high school. Scared, she had lined up an appointment to get an abortion. They ultimately made a decision that would alter their lives forever. This story and more - including the breaking news in the Ahmaud Arbery trial - all on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
After 13 years at CBN covering the intersection of faith and politics, CBN's treasured Senior Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon is redirecting her attention to follow another call on her life. From Capitol Hill to the open road to overseas, Jennifer followed the news and the Lord's call to deliver succinct and engaging stories from a biblical perspective. Her most recent trip took her to Hungary, where she reported on the country's pro-family agenda. Jennifer returned with encouraging news of how the country is experiencing increasing birth and marriage rates, and that she's decided to embrace a new phase of life - full-time motherhood. Jennifer is on the podcast today to reflect on her trip to Hungary, her time at CBN, as well as what she looks forward to in the next stage of life and why she considers it valuable.
Confidence in the American economy is lower than it was last year, when the pandemic shut down the country. A survey from the University of Michigan this month finds consumer confidence at a 10-year low, despite a low unemployment rate, good consumer spending numbers and an increase in Americans' savings. Inflation and supply chain issues are having a huge impact, from the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table, to filling up your gas tank and getting the Christmas presents you want on time. In addition, on Friday the House of Representatives passed their nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better plan. Joining the podcast to discuss the current state of the U.S. economy and any effect that legislation will have on it is CBN News Financial Editor Drew Parkhill.
While in office, President Trump sought to strengthen protections for religious freedom and the ability to not be forced to violate various beliefs individuals may hold. Now, according to a new memo leaked to the public, it appears as if the Biden adminstration is looking to roll back some of these protections. We break this story down and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown podcast.
Children's health has been a topic of national interest and concern especially over the last year. From debating what children are being taught in school to deciding whether or not to stick them with the recently approved Pfizer dose for children, our youth are reliant upon their parents and elders to make these impactful decisions for them. While we've been primarily focused on their physical health during the pandemic, the mental health of America's youth has deteriorated. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson recently talked to a neurologist and psychiatrist about the impact the pandemic has had on children's mental health, which has taken a frightening, downward turn over the past year. Lorie is on today's episode to share what she learned about protecting our youth – from the vaccine to social media.
Consumer prices for nearly everything continues to rise at an alarming rate. Food, cars, furniture and especially the price of gas are all way up month-over-month and year-over-year, with inflation seeing its highest one-month jump in 30 years. This, as Congress is set to return next week to wrangle over the President's Build Back Better agenda, avoid a government shutdown and raise the debt limit as the holidays approach. CBN News Congressional Correspondent Abigail Robertson joins us to discuss the politics of inflation and what it means for Congress and the Biden White House. Also, it's been more than three weeks since 17 American and Canadian Christian missionaries were kidnapped in Haiti. Joining us to provide an update on the situation as well as insight into the kinds of conditions those missionaries are enduring is Senior International Correspondent George Thomas.
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial garnered a ton of attention today when Rittenhouse took the stand and attempted to explain his side of the story. He became emotional at one point, causing the judge to call a short recess. The nation is bitterly divided over this tragic case - we break down the details on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Government overreach in the United States is running rampant as our leaders increasingly supplant parents, families, and religion with invasive policies. From vaccine mandates in the workplace to gender neutral restrooms in schools, the federal government is infringing on freedom in the name of public safety and inclusion. Americans are showing up at the polls, speaking out at school board meetings, and using their positions of influence to wake others up to the tyranny. Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. is looking more and more like communist China. She sat down with CBN News Chief Political Correspondent David Brody last week to talk about the state of our country and who we should look to for direction. David is on today's podcast to share what they discussed.
This week, the Biden administration announced they are moving forward with COVID vaccine/testing mandates for private businesses with at least 100 employees, with a start date of January 4, 2022. Republican lawmakers and governors are already launching legal challenges against the new rules issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would affect roughly 84 million Americans. This as Pfizer announces a new pill that they say is 90% effective in preventing hospitalization and death in mild to moderate COVID cases and their vaccine for kids 5-11, which officially began being injected into the arms of children around the country this week. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins us to discuss all the latest COVID news.
In a rare off-election year that held high interest around the country, Republicans saw sweeping gains as Glenn Youngkin took the most high profile win of the night in the Virginia race for Governor. In a sign of how the night went, New Jersey - normally a stronghold for Democrats - went down to the wire. All things election on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
President Biden's vaccine mandate was reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget today, but we've been seeing the effects of the emergency mandate for months now. From airlines cancelling flights to shortages of first responders and nurses, employees are leaving longtime jobs and careers to file for unemployment or find new work for businesses that accept exemptions. The purge has polarized and politicized the United States with possibly longer lasting side effects than the virus itself. CBN News Senior Reporter Dale Hurd is on today's podcast to talk about everything from the great vaccine purge to the Virginia Governor's race to climate change.
This week, President Biden announced a framework to his Build Back Better legislative agenda in Congress with the hopes of advancing a separate bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House of Representatives. However, Democratic moderates and progressives dealt the President a defeat by failing to move the infrastructure legislation ahead of the President's trip to Europe. Negotiations are ongoing and Democrats say a deal will get done, but when? What does the wrangling mean politically for the White House and how would this new spending program, if and when it goes into effect, affect U.S. taxpayers? CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody joins the show to elaborate. Also, Facebook (now called Meta) is coming under heavy criticism for allegedly allowing divisive and sometimes harmful content to be amplified on its platform in the pursuit of profit. How has this division manifested itself among Christians and churches across the country, and what can Christians and the Church do to make sure they're using social media to build each other up rather than divide? Reporter Charlene Aaron tackles that question for us on the Rundown today as well.
A wave of books that some consider to be heavy on activism are making their way into bookstores across America, all while schools are increasingly inundated with highly sexualized and even pornographic material. Also on today's podcast, the FDA moves to approve COVID vaccinations for children, despite concerns. An NBA player is calling out Lebron James and Nike for ongoing support of Communist China. These stories and more on today's Daily Rundown.
Is the United States about to enter into another cold war, this time with China? Is it already happening? Tensions are growing after reports last week that the communist nation recently launched a hypersonic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, a move that military and foreign affairs experts say poses a major threat to American security. This comes as China and Russia conduct joint naval military operations around Japan as well as continued saber rattling by the Chinese over the fate of Taiwan. How is the Biden administration reacting to the threats being posed by China and how worrying is that new hypersonic missile to the U.S. and allies in the region? Reporter Brody Carter is covering the story for CBN News and joins The Rundown today to explain. Also, one of the first black churches in America was unearthed in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, but why was it covered up in the first place? Hear how archaeologists dug up the old buildings and why there's hope it can promote the healing that America so desperately needs right now.
It's a local race on a national level. The political tête-à-tête to see who will be Virginia's next governor is a toss-up, with Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Younkin engaging in a race that is tighter than anyone expected. The latest polls show a virtual tie between the two men with a little over a week to go until election day on November 2, and analysts across the country say this election could be a bellwether for the 2022 midterms. Political Reporter for The Hill, Julia Manchester, is covering the race and joins the show to talk about all the major issues that are shaping this off-year election battle. Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland was feeling the heat during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week, answering pointed questions from Republicans concerning a Justice Department memo regarding threats against school board members as well as ethics questions surrounding critical race theory, and from Democrats on his stance toward prosecuting members of President Trump's administration and/or inner circle with regard to January 6. Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon is covering that story for CBN News and joins The Rundown to talk about Garland's testimony from Thursday.
The wave of cases from the Delta variant is trickling out as the U.S. nears the end of another 2 month COVID curve. While there's reason to celebrate the drop in case numbers, U.S. citizens are wary of the next wave. There are two main concerns at the moment: booster shots and vaccine mandates. The FDA recommended boosters for seniors and immune-compromised people no sooner than six months after their first shot, but questions remain about which one is most effective. While some are focused on preventative measures, others are focused on what certain measures prevent: i.e. the freedom to choose whether or not to get vaccinated. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson is on today's episode to talk about who is in the booster club and how businesses – and their employees - are responding to the vaccine mandate.
"Why hasn't the couch I ordered through Amazon arrived yet? Why can't I find frozen french fries at the grocery store? Why is it so impossible to locate a reasonably priced used car? Why is gas so much more?" Most Americans have been asking themselves some variation of these questions over the last few months and the answer is both simple and complex: the nation's supply chain. Delays across the globe are delaying the delivery of many items across a broad swath of industries, and with increasing demand and dwindling supply, fears of inflation abound. Now, with the Christmas shopping season just around the corner, the Biden administration is announcing steps that they hope will help clear up the backlog. Reporter Tara Mergener breaks down some of the astronomical price increases we're seeing and how the government and private industry is trying to fix it.
School board meetings across the country have increasingly become cauldrons for parental unrest and political division. What used to be orderly, even boring meetings with few in attendance are now bubbling into disputes about mask mandates, transgender policies, and Critical Race Theory – and gaining national attention. The National School Board Association called parents a “threat,” and Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to get involved. While some are calling for the suppression of parental input, legislators and parents are saying this is about protecting parental rights in schools. CBN News National Affairs Correspondent Heather Sells is on today's episode to discuss parental rights in schools versus the duties of school boards, and why these two seem to be at odds at this point in history.
Coronavirus cases and deaths are trending downward for two weeks straight and it appears the worst of the Delta variant may be over. Not only that, Pfizer is requesting that the Food and Drug Administration give emergency approval for a COVID vaccine for children 5-11 years old. Is this the beginning of the end of the pandemic? CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins the Rundown to talk about where we are in the fight against COVID as well as why medical experts think the upcoming flu season could be worse than normal. Also, it's been a deadly week in Afghanistan, with at least 100 people hurt or killed following the bombing of a Shiite mosque on Friday. This as religious minorities go underground in order to avoid deadly retaliation by the Taliban. Correspondent Brody Carter joins us to talk about a hearing held this week by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom on the state of religious minorities in that country.
It's the first of its kind – an oral drug that could help treat symptoms from COVID-19. Health experts have been calling for a convenient pill that COVID-19 patients could take at the onset of symptoms. The pharmaceutical company “Merck” answered that call and developed a new oral drug called “Molnupiravir.” The U.S government has already approved one antiviral drug called remdesivir to treat COVID-19, but it is primarily taken intravenously. If authorized by the FDA, Molnupiravir would become the first oral medicine to fight Covid-19, and you might be able to pick it up at your local pharmacy with a prescription by the end of the year. CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell talked to an Israeli disease expert and professor about the drug's progress, and he's on today's podcast to discuss.
This week, the future of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda hung in the balance as lawmakers grappled with a bipartisan infrastructure bill, a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, the prospect of raising the debt ceiling, and avoiding a government shutdown. Late nights were the norm as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi aimed to find a compromise between moderate and progressive Democrats over the size and cost of reconciliation, with the White House rolling up their sleeves to try and strike a deal. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson joins the podcast to talk about what happened this week and what still lies ahead. Also, new data from the FBI shows a large jump in homicides last year as Americans were forced indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some are also pointing the finger at efforts to defund police departments across the country. This as proposed legislation in Congress to tackle police reform has fallen by the wayside. Correspondent Brody Carter joins to break down the numbers and provide some context on the troubling data.
A plane filled with over 28 U.S. citizens, 83 green card holders and six Afghan nationals with special U.S. Immigration Visas - all escaping the Taliban - has been denied landing permissions in the United States by the Department of Homeland Security. This the latest bump in private efforts to evacuate trapped Americans from Afghanistan. This story and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Former President Donald Trump said he feels good and hates what's happening to our country – a nod to his expected run for President in 2024. CBN Chief Political Analyst David Brody brought up the subject in an exclusive interview on Friday, but with a twist. He asked the former President, what would make him decide to NOT run in 2024? Tune in to today's CBN News Daily Rundown to hear Trump's answer to this question, his thoughts on the border crisis, election audit results, and more.
Earlier this month, President Biden issued a far-reaching executive order. It mandates the COVID vaccine for all federal employees and all healthcare workers in federally funded facilities. It also requires employers of companies with 100 or more workers to either receive the vaccine or undergo mandatory testing. All told, as many as 100 million Americans are affected. Some, however, believe they should qualify for a religious exemption. Senior national affairs correspondent Heather Sells has been following this developing story. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Disturbing scenes are unfolding across Australia leading many to question their status as a free country. Mothers are being arrested with their children, pastors are being put in solitary confinement for holding worship services, apps are being developed to track citizens. How far will it go and will America follow the same path? This story and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
The Biden Administration promised to take care of migrants by stopping construction of the border wall and eliminating limits on the number of migrants allowed in, but now we're seeing the results of these actions. The Southwest border has been flooded in recent months with unauthorized crossings in numbers not seen for more than two decades. In August alone, more than 200,000 people crossed the southern border, stretching border agents thin and creating dangerous encampments. The Del Rio bridge is the most recent example of the crisis at the border with more than 9,000 migrants packed in under the International Bridge, awaiting entrance. CBN News Senior Reporter Dale Hurd is on The Daily Rundown today to talk about how the Biden Administration's plans are shaking out.
"We'll see you in court," that's the message from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to the Biden Administration. In an exclusive interview, Noem talked to CBN Chief Political Analyst David Brody about the vaccine mandate and her state's response to it. They also discussed the new Texas abortion law, the spiritual state of America, and of course, former President Donald Trump. Brody has the details of their conversation on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley has been accused of treason by several prominent politicians and figures after Bob Woodward's bombshell in a new book claimed Milley told Chinese officials that America wasn't going to attack them, adding that if they did, he would call them first. Dan Andros and Tré Goins-Phillips have the details on this story and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Americans are seeking legal action after President Biden delivered a shocking vaccine mandate last week that would effect both public and private organizations with over 100 employees. This comes as the Biden administration pressures the CDC to approve his booster plan - another part of his drastic COVID strategy. Churches, businesses and private individuals are already mounting their legal defenses to develop an exemption from the far-reaching mandate. We're not hearing much from Jen Psaki or the Biden administration, and CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson says we could be waiting a while to see this mandate come to fruition – if it ever does.
We're one day away from the 20-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. Many remember what they were doing that day - none of us will ever forget. Twenty years ago, America was shaken to its core. Twenty years ago, our way of life was turned upside down, and everything we thought we knew about safety, changed. Twenty years ago, nearly three thousand brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, daughters, sons, friends, and first responders lost their lives. Twenty years later, we're taking a look back at what we've learned, how we've changed, and what we're doing to maintain our freedom, or lose it. CBN News International Correspondent George Thomas has been with CBN for 25 years, and he was in Paris reporting on Islamic terrorism when the 9/11 attacks occurred. He is on the podcast today to share what he remembers and how the news industry – and the world – has changed.
Speaking with CBN News, a woman who assisted the United States military for over a decade managed to survive the chaos in Afghanistan and board a plane with her kids reveals she's feeling "hopeless" for her country and family members who were unable to get out. CBN's Tara Mergener spoke with the woman, who remained anonymous for the safety of her family, and shares the details on the Daily Rundown.
Exactly 20 years to the day Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, another monster storm. Hurricane Ida not only pummeled the south, but it also soaked the northeast with record-breaking rain, flash flooding, and tornadoes. At least 46 people are now dead from Maryland to Connecticut. The storm has reporter Charlene Aaron thinking back to the devastation she witnessed covering Katrina from New Orleans. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. Another big story from this week: Afghan refugees are flooding into cities across the US. Reporter Tara Mergener witnessed some of these arrivals first-hand at Dulles Airport, and she was able to speak with one woman who shared about all that fleeing the Taliban has cost her. Listen in on today's episode.
A pro-life bill that passed in Texas that allows private citizens to sue abortion providers and others who help a woman get an abortion has caused an uproar among abortion supporters. 'American Taliban' trended online today as people compared pro-lifers to the Middle East terrorists who just took control of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, reports from Texas to CBN indicate abortion clinics were still operating at full capacity, with lines out the door.
The last C-17 military aircraft left the Kabul airport this afternoon. As we're closing in on the August 31st pullout deadline, U.S. veterans and private non-profit groups aren't giving up. The Pentagon announced Saturday that a targeted, military drone strike killed two high profile Islamic militants, and multiple operations by U.S. veterans are underway to rescue their brothers and sisters. CBN News Senior International Correspondent and International News Director Gary Lane is on today's podcast to talk about why private, nonprofit civilian efforts are key to continuing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan before the deadline tomorrow. Abortion advocates aren't satisfied with their self-proclaimed interest in a woman's right to choose life or death for her baby. Instead, they demand that everyone embrace abortion as a glamorous norm. A popular women's magazine called ‘Marie Claire,' that women usually turn to for fashion and beauty advice, recently called for more depictions of abortion in TV and film. While there's already an increasing number of abortions portrayed by the film industry, the magazine specifically called for more depictions of abortion by couples rather than single, teen girls. CBN News Reporter Mark Martin recently spoke with pro-life activist and Live Action President Lila Rose about this new push to “normalize” abortion.
It's time to say goodbye to a member of our CBN News family. Today is White House correspondent Eric Philips' last day. He took some time to chat with me about how he ended up at CBN, some memorable stories he's had the opportunity to cover, and all about where he's off to next. Listen in on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Over 19,000 people were evacuated from Afghanistan in the past 24 hours alone as frantic efforts to get all Americans out before the August 31st deadline continue round the clock. Two Congressman make an unauthorized visit to Kabul, drawing criticism from military brass for disrupting evacuation efforts. The very latest details on today's Daily Rundown podcast.
The Pfizer vaccine made headlines this morning as the first, COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by the F.D.A. This comes after months of inoculations under the Emergency Use Authorization. Pfizer, along with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, delivered at least one dose of the vaccine to over half of the United States population. While many public entities and the entire state of New York were already considering mandates, F.D.A. approval opens the door to federal vaccine mandates across the country. Following suit, the Pentagon announced shortly after Pfizer was approved that it will require service members to receive the Pfizer vaccine. CBN News Health Reporter Lorie Johnson is on today's podcast to talk about what this means for Americans, how mandates may affect the unvaccinated, and an antibody treatment that's gaining popularity for its use in treating COVID symptoms in their early stages.
Christians in Afghanistan fear complete annihilation at the hands of the Taliban. Some are fleeing into the mountains, even with winter just months away. Others are destroying anything that could identify them as a follower of Christ. But as senior international correspondent George Thomas points out, it's not only Christians who live in fear; the Taliban's charm campaign falling flat on a country that's lived through their rule before. Thomas is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. Psalm 121 A song of ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
The Taliban has total control over Afghanistan after the terrorist group seized the Presidential Palace in Kabul. The Afghan President gave up his power to an interim government led by the Taliban commander. The world is watching in shock as the situation escalates faster than we imagined. CBN News Contributor Chuck Holton is on The Daily Rundown today to break down what's happening in Afghanistan. It may come as a surprise that there's another country out there committed to biblical values. Hungary is a powerful example of what it means to live in unapologetic defense of The Great Commission. Hungary re-established the nation's Christian identity when it adopted a constitution in 2011 that's consistent with biblical teachings. The government established a national-level office in 2016 to support Christians suffering for their faith around the world. Hungary's Secretary Azbej began a national program called ‘Hungary Helps' to support the spread of Christianity around the world. CBN News Senior Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon is on today's podcast to talk about why Christians should aspire to Hungary's example… and how there's no other way to live except ‘Hungary' for the word of God.
Afghanistan is in freefall. In just the last 24 hours, the country's second and third-largest cities have fallen to Taliban insurgents. The capitol city of Kabul isn't directly under threat yet, but on Thursday the US embassy urged all US citizens to leave the country immediately. Senior international correspondent George Thomas says this Taliban takeover has been years in the making. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. Another big story from this week: The FDA says some Americans should get a third COVID shot. This, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the country. Health correspondent Lorie Johnson says one demographic is being hit especially hard. She has the details on today's episode.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned yesterday in a surprise move that caught the media somewhat off guard. Governor Cuomo's sexual harassment has put CNN in a particularly awkward spot, as host Chris Cuomo as found to have been helping coordinate his brother's PR efforts to spin the scandal. Dan Andros and Tré Goins-Phillips from CBN's Faithwire have the details on this story and more on today's podcast.
They say everything's bigger in Texas, and the population count is living up to the expression. The massive growth of the state in recent years is being dubbed “Texodus,” and it's affecting the state's schools, housing market, and political landscape. CBN News Senior Washington Correspondent Tara Mergener is on today's podcast to talk about the draw to the Lone Star state and how Texas is coping with the influx. The U.S. came out on top after sixteen days of games in Tokyo. Team U.S.A. showed incredible talent, teamwork, and most importantly - character. On today's podcast, CBN News Sports Director Shawn Brown is highlighting some of the most iconic moments of good sportsmanship at the Tokyo summer Olympics.
Israel's defense minister has issued a warning: his country is ready to strike Iran, and he believes they're only weeks away from getting the material it needs for a nuclear weapon. This warning comes as Israel blames Iran for a deadly drone attack on an oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, a provocation many consider a power play by the new hard-line government that is now in power in Tehran. Mideast bureau chief Chris Mitchell is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. And, it's been all about infrastructure on Capitol Hill this week, and Senate lawmakers finally appear close to passing a bipartisan bill. House leadership, however, has refused to consider the bill unless a second, much more expensive "human infrastructure" bill comes through with it. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson has the details on today's episode.
NYC Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio became the first to announce a government mandate to be vaccinated in order to partake in certain indoor activities, such as eating dinner at a restaurant or working out at the gym. Will other cities follow suit? Dan Andros and Tré Goins Phillips have the details on this story and more.
The United States is ramping up new protocols and fighting back against the Delta variant of COVID-19 which is proving to be more contagious than the original strain – and more resistant to the vaccine. While some are prepared to mask up again, others are refusing a 2020-do-over. Most can probably agree they're frustrated with the mixed messaging from the government and media. CBN News Correspondent Brody Carter is on today's Daily Rundown to interpret the CDC's new guidelines and talk about what's next for the Nation. A string of arson across the canadian province of Alberta is leaving church pastors feeling uneasy, because they could be next. So far, 43 churches have been set ablaze overnight, and the community is skeptical about what message the perpetrators are trying to send. CBN News Senior International Correspondent George Thomas relays the details of this story and possible reasons it's happening on the podcast today.
The CDC has done an about-face and is now doubling down on mask mandates, even if you're fully vaccinated. So what's going on? Health correspondent Lorie Johnson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with what health experts are saying and how it affects you. Another big story from this week: The US will be winding down another military mission in the Middle East by year's end. President Biden announced the end to the combat mission in Iraq. This is as US forces are set to be out of Afghanistan by August 31st. CBN contributor Chuck Holton has spent decades covering both countries, he weighs in on today's episode.
China seized land across the Indian-Chinese border, prompting a swift response from India troops. This clash has led to a massive military build up along the border, with each side amassing hundreds of thousands of troops along with heavy equipment and firepower. This is only one of China's many recent provocations of neighboring countries. CBN's George Thomas breaks down the details of this developing story.