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Today, the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the day in 1945 when the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated. This year, the day is also being used by influential members of the Jewish community to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism. Recently, the United Nations passed a resolution to condemn Holocaust denial. It was co-sponsored by Germany, but Iran did not approve of the measure. The event highlights how certain groups of people around the world still deny that the Holocaust took place and add to ongoing international antisemitism. Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel's former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, discusses what world leaders can do to combat the alarming rise of anti-Semitism.
Sources familiar with 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer have shared he plans to retire at the end of the current term after more than 27 years on the Court. Now, all eyes shift to President Biden as Americans anticipate who he will choose to fill the liberal justice's seat. During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Biden stated he intends to appoint the first female African-American Supreme Court Justice and Americans are curious to see if he will follow through on his promise. Fox News Chief Legal Correspondent Shannon Bream joins to discuss what landmark cases still remain for Justice Breyer before he steps down, who the frontrunners are to replace Breyer and how the nominating process for a new justice will play out. As athletes across the globe prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, several countries have announced diplomatic boycotts of the games, meaning that their top officials won't be in attendance. The controversy over this year's Olympics stems from human rights concerns alleging China's abuse towards Uyghur Muslims. In response, the Chinese government has denied the accusations and warned that political comments could be subject to punishment. Two-time Olympic cross-country skier, Noah Hoffman, joins The Fox News Rundown to discuss the safety and censorship of athletes in this year's games, the role of sponsors, and the many pressures Olympic athletes face during their careers. Plus, commentary by radio show host, Jason Rantz.
This month, Iranian-backed Houthi fighters in Yemen have launched drone and ballistic missile attacks against the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The events mark a clear escalation and expansion of violence related to the civil war in Yemen. Efforts at finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict, which has raged for years but has been largely been overlooked by the international press, have been unsuccessful so far. Jack Kennedy, a senior analyst at IHS Markit, discusses the motivation behind the latest attack, the ongoing efforts to end the civil war, and why it's important the world pays more attention to this humanitarian disaster.
Crime remains a huge concern for Americans, as violent crime rose in 2020 and national police data shows this trend continued in 2021. On Friday, January 21st U-S Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the federal government plans to create a comprehensive strategy to help cities and towns fight against rising violent crime. Former federal prosecutor, Jim Trusty, joins to break down Americans' growing frustration over rising crime, how shifting politics on law enforcement and criminal punishments are contributing to the trends the U.S. is seeing, and what can be done from a federal level to help communities across the nation combat crime. Amid rising international tensions, North Korea fired two test missiles into the sea on Tuesday, marking what has now been five rounds of tests this January. Earlier this month, the US imposed new sanctions on North Korea, however, the country responded with more tests and a warning of even more to come. Bruce Klingner, a former CIA Deputy Division Chief for Korea and a Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation, joins the Fox News Rundown to discuss what to make of the nuclear missile tests and warnings, compare how the Biden and Trump administrations handled relations with North Korea and predict what we can expect through the rest of the year. Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of the Guy Benson Show.
As Russia continues sending troops to the Ukrainian border and Vladimir Putin shows no sign of ceasing threats of an invasion, the Biden Administration has responded by placing 8,500 troops on heightened alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe. Though the U.S. and NATO are hopeful they will not need to utilize these troops, this action, along with further talk of implementing extreme sanctions, is intended to send the message to President Putin they are prepared for a conflict. Chris Miller, Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses why sanctions against Putin have failed in the past, and the probability of NATO and Russia going to war in the near future.
On Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that 8,500 U.S. troops were placed on heightened alert amid the deteriorating situation between Russia and Ukraine. As the U.S. and NATO prepare contingencies to take action, Russia continues to gather armed troops on Ukraine's border and China sends warplanes toward Taiwan. Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R-C.A.) joins to explain why she believes the U.S. must take strong actions to deter potential invasions of Ukraine and Taiwan, the issues posed by China hosting the Olympics, and how foreign actors like North Korea will watch the U.S. response to these moments closely. President Biden enters his second year in office with low approval numbers and increasing questions over whether he should run for re-election in 2024. According to a recent FOX News survey, 60% of people don't plan on voting for President Biden if he decides to run. Mark Penn, former Clinton advisor and CEO of Stagwell Inc., joins The Rundown to discuss whether the re-emergence of former Democratic nominee, Sec. Hillary Clinton would help lead Democrats to victory in 2024. Plus, commentary by National Security Expert, Dr. Rebecca Grant.
As America orders the removal of U.S. embassy personnel currently based in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, and countries across the globe urge their citizens to flee Ukraine, the threat of a Russian invasion into the country appears to grow larger every day. However, there are signs diplomacy could still work. Fox News Senior Field Producer Yonat Friling joins the Rundown to discuss how Russian conflict with the U.S. may be less severe than many Americans fear. Friling also breaks down what's happening in other parts of the globe, from the attempted ballistic missile attack in Abu Dhabi and more signs that the threat of ISIS is still very real.
Though President Biden addressed the U.S.'s current conflict with Russia during his press conference last Wednesday, reports have since emerged that Putin could now be plotting to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine. Russia denies they intend to invade Ukraine despite amassing more than 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border, and this announcement puts more pressure on the Biden administration to take action. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) joins to discuss why President Biden must immediately exchange words for action to deter Russian aggression, how imposing sanctions could impact Russia, and what the future holds for current U.S. conflicts with Iran and China. For the past two years, Covid has kept movie fans out of theaters and on their sofas as many opted to watch new releases via streaming services rather than risk going to cinemas. However, the recent box office success of "Spiderman: No Way Home" could suggest a return to normalcy as blockbusters bring audiences back to theaters. Fox News contributor and movie critic, Kevin McCarthy joins the Rundown to discuss what it takes for a movie to be successful during a pandemic, how streaming services have changed the cinema landscape, and the importance of theaters to be adaptable with releases. Plus, commentary by Fox News Medical Contributor and author of "Panic Attack," Dr. Nicole Saphier.
He's Jesse Watters and his world about to get a bit larger. The co-host of "The Five," who you may remember from his "Watters World" man on the streets segments, was recently named the host of FOX News' 7 p.m. eastern slot. Earlier this week, Watters joined host Jessica Rosenthal to speak with him her about his career and how he planned on making his new show stand out from the cable news crowd. Watters shared some stories about his early years at FOX News and why he thinks his ability to tap in to what he calls a new grass movement has helped his success. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with Jesse Watters and hear more of him looking back at his life and giving his take on the current state of politics and media.
This past Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the Biden-Harris Administration in office and one topic that stole the spotlight was the future of the filibuster. FOX News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram joins Jared to explain the role of the filibuster in Congress and why there appears to be a clear divide on its efficacy. Chad shares the potential influence filibuster discussions will have on midterm election campaigns and the possibility of the Build Back Better bill being re-presented to the Senate in “chunks.” Just days into the Biden Administration's COVID-19 at-home test kit rollout, Senior Director of Special Pathogens for NYC Health + Hospitals, Dr. Syra Madad joins Jared to discuss what this means for handling potential COVID-19 variant surges. As Omicron-related hospitalizations fluctuate across the country, Americans are beginning to get confused and overwhelmed by the messaging surrounding the virus. Dr. Madad addresses how necessary, pandemic-related information, is getting lost in communication because it's not being presented in a digestible way. However, Dr. Madad acknowledges that the at-home test kit rollout is a game-changer for equipping Americans with the necessary measures to combat future variants.
President Biden marked the end of his first year with a nearly two-hour-long news conference this week. He emphasized what he believes to be many of his accomplishments, as he fended off tough questions about issues ranging from his stalled agenda, his response to the COVID pandemic, and increasing tensions with Russia. Following Wednesday's news conference, Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen and Former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry Marie Harf joined host Lisa Brady on The FOX News Rundown to break down the presser and the President's first year in office. The two FOX contributors debated the President's performance, whether his numerous attacks on Republicans were justified and how he should handle the number of challenges on his plate. Due to time limitations, we could not include the entire panel discussion in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear the entire discussion between Marc Thiessen and Marie Harf and hear more of their analysis of the President's first year in office.
This week marks one year since President Joe Biden's inauguration and the President gave himself a good review despite the challenging year, though many Americans disagree, sinking his approval rating to an all-time low. Co-Founder and Publisher of RealClearPolitics Tom Bevan breaks down the polling numbers and helps explain what they tell us about how Americans feel about the job they hired President Biden to do. Tensions rise between the United States and Russia, with fears of a possible invasion running high. U.S. Secretary Of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met this week in Geneva, with no real progress made. President and Founder of Eurasia Group Ian Bremmer weighs in on what he thinks the future of the relationship looks like.
From building back economies during a pandemic to gun violence to immigration and election security, these are issues that mayors from all cities large and small face. The United States Conference of Mayors met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss these issues and how they can cooperate with each other for solutions. FOX's Eben Brown speaks to Francis Suarez, Mayor of Miami and newest President of the United States Conference of Mayors, who says technology is big way to link like minded cities in order to prosper together.
As the Omicron variant surge peaks in many parts of the country, many experts believe we could be nearing “the beginning of the end” of the COVID-19 pandemic that's consumed the globe for nearly two years now. The Biden administration hopes it can help control the virus faster by sending free COVID-19 test kits to homes across America and distributing millions of free high-quality masks to pharmacies and health centers. Former Assistant Secretary for Health and Former Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Czar Admiral Brett Giroir joins The Rundown to discuss if the White House's testing and mask strategies will make a difference, the ongoing confusion over masks, and how close the U.S. is coming to reaching herd immunity and returning to a ‘normal society.' Jesse Watters has been named the host of the FOX News Channel's 7 PM ET news show, Jesse Watters Primetime, which will be premiering January 24th. Known for his ability to connect to audiences on shows such as The Five and Watters' World, Watters joins the Fox News Rundown to discuss his unique style of connecting to his audience, his primetime plans to hold those in power accountable for their actions and he delves into what new things he'll be bringing to the table on his brand-new show. Plus, commentary by Jimmy Failla, host of "Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla."
Ukraine's President responded to President Biden's comments suggesting that a 'minor incursion' by Russia may not be enough for a strong international response. This just ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva. FOX's Eben Brown speaks to John Hardie, research manager and research analyst at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, who says time is running out to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
One day shy of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, President Biden held a formal press conference speaking for almost two hours to defend his administration's successes while his handling of COVID-19, inflation and his legislative agenda have come under fire. Former White House speechwriter and Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen and Former State Department spokesperson during the Obama Administration, Marie Harf, join to discuss how they expect the speech will resonate with Americans, President Biden's intention to split up Build Back Better into smaller bills and the President's biggest obstacles moving forward. On January 15th 2022, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative in a nearby federal prison. Following the siege, the FBI is now investigating the attack as an act of anti-Semitic terror. Questions remain over how the FBI handled the situation and if enough is being done to protect religious communities. Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism Dov Hikind joins The Rundown to discuss FBI transparency about the gunman's ability to enter the country, measures synagogues are taking on, and the rise of anti-Semitism in the country. Plus, commentary by Professor of Business and Economics at The King's College in New York City Brian Brenberg.
Three people that escaped from an armed man holding them hostage in a Texas synagogue over the weekend gave much of the credit to the active shooter training they recently received. FOX's Eben Brown speaks to Evan R. Bernstein, CEO of the Community Security Service, who says congregants now play a key role in protecting places of worship.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine, reiterating American support as fear of a Russian invasion grows. Blinken will also meet with Russian officials Friday in Geneva in hopes of keeping diplomacy alive. Indiana Republican Congresswoman Victoria Spartz is a Ukrainian-American, who was born in the country when it was part of the Soviet Union. Rep. Spartz discusses how the Biden Administration should be addressing Russia as fear of war looms. Wednesday, January 19th marks just one day prior to President Biden's first full year in office and he is set to hold his first press conference of the new year. The Biden administration has faced many challenges recently with rising inflation, the Omicron variant, and a stalled legislative agenda. Howard Kurtz, host of "MediaBUZZ" on the FOX News Channel and the Media BUZZMeter podcast joins to weigh in on how the President must navigate his press conference and how he must change the current narrative surrounding his administration. Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor Liz Peek.
Retailers continue to get hit with supply chain issues, rising inflation, smash-and-grab attacks and now train robberies are on the rise outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Union Pacific is seeing a one hundred and sixty percent increase in train theft in Los Angeles County. FOX's John Saucier speaks to FOX's Kelly O'Grady who has seen the aftermath of a recent cargo train theft and talks about what is being be done about the situation.
The Senate prepares to debate voting rights legislation on Tuesday, January 17th, despite the President and the Democrats' failure to rally their whole party behind a filibuster carve-out. President of Center for Urban Renewal & Education Star Parker and Fox News Senior Political Analyst Juan Williams join to discuss how the voting rights issue could impact the 2022 midterms, how recent changes in state voting rules play a role in the conflict, and how this latest disagreement in Congress underlines the division in modern American politics. As consumer prices increased to the highest they've been since 1982, the stock market rose with it, with the Dow and NASDAQ going up about 20% in 2021. Despite this upward pattern, stocks have dropped in recent weeks. So, why did the market do so well during the pandemic despite all its challenges? And what can we expect in 2022? Jonathan Hoenig, founder of the Capitalist Pig hedge fund and FOX News contributor, explains why the markets did so well despite COVID, how inflation could impact stocks in the coming months and how investors should navigate the uncertainties ahead. Plus, commentary from FOX News Contributor Joe Concha.
The international sports drama between, Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic and Australia maybe over but no one is forgiving each other just yet. Also, an underwater volcano erupts in the Pacific and a drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills three. Senior FOX Field Producer Yonat Friling joins Trey Yingst to discuss these stories and others developing around the world.
President Biden returned from his Atlanta trip last Thursday after the Democrats' hopes to end the filibuster were extinguished due to a lack of support from both Republicans and a few members of his own party. As the Biden administration continues its push for voting rights legislation, on the international stage it must address rising tensions with Russia. Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) joins to explain his view that the Democrats' advocacy to change the filibuster is rooted in partisan politics. Sen. Thune also discusses how the GOP is preparing to discuss economic issues ahead of the midterms, and what action the U.S. can take against Russia that would send a strong message to Putin. While “Dry January,” or abstaining from drinking alcohol for all 31 days of the month, used to be a challenge many Americans took part in to cut back, the stress related to the current Omicron surge is serving as a reminder that old habits die hard. Recent studies have shown that Covid-19 shutdowns led to an increase in alcohol sales and intake alike. This trend can have serious long-term health effects for many Americans. FOX News Medical Contributor Dr. Marc Siegel discusses his concerns over the country's growing drinking problem, ways to curb consumption, and why he is a fan of “Dry January.” Plus, commentary by U.S. Army Veteran and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Kendall Qualls.
As America continues to deal with the supply chain crisis, customers are finding that many products are missing from shelves, and those that are there are more expensive than before. Images of empty produce and juice aisles have been all over the news and internet, but what's the story behind the empty shelves? Stew Leonard Jr, the CEO of the Stew Leonard's supermarket chain, joined host Chris Foster earlier this week to explain why there are shortages of so many products and his industry is coping with inflation. Leonard discussed how transportation issues, red tape, and the current COVID surge are playing a role. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with Stew Leonard Jr and hear more of his take on America's supply chain issues. He also weighs in on how the grocery store industry is changing due to labor costs and whether or not shoppers should expect more self-checkout lanes.
As we enter our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are beginning to wonder is there an endemic in sight. This week, Jared spoke with Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Dr. Amesh Adalja to discuss the projected timeline of how the nation will continue to combat COVID-19. Dr. Adalja also discusses how alleviating vaccine hesitancy could be a game changer to establishing a sense of normalcy while living with this pandemic. We're two weeks in to an 11 month news cycle focusing on the November midterm elections, candidacies are beginning to be announced. This week, Jared speaks with Managing Editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball, Kyle Kondik to discuss what's expected from both the Houses of Congress. Kyle notes that Republican enthusiasm appears to be high, while Democrats seem to be scrambling for solid candidates.
The NATO-Russia talks aimed at resolving the escalating situation on the Ukrainian border reached a dead end earlier this week, with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan saying, "We believe the threat of invasion is real." After a week of diplomacy between the West and Russia coming up with no resolution, what should the U.S. and the Biden Administration do next? Ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) joined host Jessica Rosenthal this week to discuss how to navigate the situation with Russia. Rep. McCaul discussed our options and what actions would be effective and which ones would not. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with Rep. McCaul and hear more of his analysis of our tensions with Russia. Plus, he discusses recent threats from North Korea and his own recent bout with COVID.
President Biden made a couple of trips to the Capitol this week, but left no closer to passing voting and election reform bills that he says are critical to defending democratic values. With Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema's (D-AZ) refusal to back down on filibuster changes and the president's continuous fight for the issue, what is the top priority for Democrats in Congress? FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram shares what he thinks is next on their agenda. What happened in Geneva this week and was anything accomplished at the Russian border? FOX News Radio International Reporter, Simon Owen joins Jared to tackle this question and to discuss the potential dead-end that is the American and Russian negotiations taking place in Peace Capital Geneva. Simon shares that at the core the Ukraine and Russia conflict is the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, specifically Ukraine publicly expressing their interests in joining the NATO. Leaving the world waiting on needles and pins to see if President Putin will go forth with the Russian government's plans to invade Ukraine.
January is 'Human Trafficking Awareness Month' and international advocates are saying there are an estimated twenty to forty million people who are kept against their will around the world. Rising reports of sexual abuse, not just abroad but here in the United States, is also a concern as many of those abused end up being trafficked. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Elizabeth Melendez Fisher Good, the CEO of 'The Foundation United', who says highlighting signs of abuse is key to ending trafficking.
The NATO-Russia talks aimed at resolving the escalating situation on the Ukrainian border reached a dead end on Thursday, with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan saying, “We believe the threat of invasion is real.” Ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) joins to discuss how to navigate the situation with Russia. As America continues to deal with the supply chain crisis, customers are finding that many products are missing from shelves and those that are there are more expensive than before. Stew Leonard Jr, the CEO of the Stew Leonard's supermarket chain, explains why there are shortages of so many products, how transportation issues are playing a role, and how the grocery store industry has been dealing with inflation and the demand surge. Plus, commentary by FOX News Correspondent At Large, Geraldo Rivera.
It was announced yesterday that inflation rose seven percent in December hitting its highest peak in decades. Some blame government spending and others on supply chain issues due to the COVID pandemic. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Chris Markowski, host of Watchdog on Wall Street, who says inflation levels are most likely worse than what we are being told.
As school districts across the nation are closing and transitioning to remote learning amid the Omicron surge, how the prolonged absence of in-person learning will affect children's mental health weighs on parents' minds. Former Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos joins to discuss how we could be failing future generations by depriving them of socialization and in-person learning, how teacher's unions are complicating the return to classrooms, and how the pandemic may be a catalyst for revolutionizing education. The number of COVID cases is still on the rise across the country. Doctors remain busy treating patients, however, the latest Omicron variant appears to affect vaccinated individuals with much less severity. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat discusses why she's optimistic, despite the large number of patients she is seeing. She analyzes the variant's mild symptoms, the vaccines' efficacy, recent changes in the CDC's quarantine guidelines, and the growing number of therapeutic options. Plus, commentary from Pastor Robert Jeffress of the Dallas First Baptist Church.
From China throwing their economic weight around to adding more missile silos to continuing to stonewall the world on the origins of COVID, it could be said Beijing is the United States' biggest foreign policy problem. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Dean Cheng, Senior Research fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, who has a laundry list of reasons why China should be Washington's biggest overseas focus.
During his trip to Atlanta Tuesday, President Biden pushed the Democrats' voting rights bill and even endorsed making changes to the Senate filibuster rules to pass the legislation. He said it was important to make sure elections aren't “tainted by partisan manipulation.” Republican Florida Senator Rick Scott weighs in with how the voters' right legislation is designed to favor Democrats, whether he thinks the filibuster rule will be changed and how this issue could impact the 2022 midterms. Senator Scott also weighs in on the White House's handling of the recent COVID surge. The Biden administration's Justice Department is creating a new unit focused on countering domestic terrorism, with Assistant Attorney General Olson stating the U.S. now faces an “elevated threat from domestic violent extremists.” Former Assistant Director of the FBI and former FBI agent, Chris Swecker joins to discuss whether a new national division is warranted given the threat, why international terrorism remains the United States' most significant terror threat, and how political rhetoric is impacting what is labeled domestic violent extremism. Plus, commentary by FOX Nation host Tomi Lahren.
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were in Georgia today endorsing changing certain Senate rules that have delayed federal voting rights legislation. A list of voting rights groups in Georgia announced yesterday they won't be attending saying they don't think the White House has a clear plan. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) about the proposed change to the Senate rules.
President Biden is set to speak in Atlanta, Georgia Tuesday night and is expected to forcefully endorse his support for a filibuster carve-out in order to help Democrats pass voting rights legislation. Congressional Republicans have pushed back on this move calling it a ‘slippery slope.' However, the point is moot if Democrats are unable to convince moderate Democrats, Senators Joe Manchin, and Kyrsten Sinema to join them. Co-founder and President of RealClearPolitics, Tom Bevan joins to break down what to expect from the President's speech, why Republicans and Democrats seem unable to compromise on voting rights reform, and how recent decades' elections made voting a prominent political issue. The ongoing surge in COVID cases is hurting businesses, Some of which have never recovered from past surges. Gyms and other fitness establishments have been hit particularly hard. Jeff Sanders, Board Chair for the New York State Fitness Alliance, discusses how fears of the virus, mask mandates, and other government restrictions have hurt the gyms across the country. Plus, commentary by author and vice president of communications for Focus on The Family, Paul Batura.
Talks between the United States and Russia over the matter of Ukraine kicked off today with a Russian focus on never allowing Ukraine to join NATO. Also, Vladimir Putin blames unrest in Kazakhstan on foreign influences and at least two hundred people are believed killed in northern Nigeria following bandit attacks. Senior FOX Field Producer Yonat Friling joins Trey Yingst to discuss these stories and others developing around the world.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been surging and Americans looking for a test have been faced with long wait times and a scarcity of at-home testing kits. Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy joins to explain why he's disappointed in the Biden administration's pandemic response and how the science surrounding cloth masks has evolved. Later, Senator Cassidy weighs in on Democrats' push to change the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation and his hopes President Biden and the Democrats attempt to work in a bipartisan manner on issues important to Americans. Though fewer jobs are now being created in the U.S. than economists initially predicted, we're seeing stable labor force participation rates, the lowest unemployment rate recorded since before COVID-19, and American workers making more money now than ever before. With increasing inflation levels, continuous supply chain disruptions, and a prominent rise in people quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities, it seems the current state of our economy is riddled with contradictions. Associate Editor of The Wall Street Journal John Bussey is here to explain how our economy manages to look this way amidst COVID-19 and offers potential predictions about what we can expect in light of the Omicron variant's recent surge in the U.S. Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of the Guy Benson Show.
COVID cases are quickly rising. And while there is hope this winter surge will not be as deadly as last year, it still remains to be a disruption to American life. Parents especially are already dealing with the stress of in-home learning, or the fear it is coming. Earlier this week on The FOX News Rundown, Dr. Marc Siegel, professor of medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, joined host Jessica Rosenthal to discuss Omicron, the threat it poses to children and whether or not schools should be open. The FOX News medical contributor also discusses recent advancements in COVID therapeutics and if he suggested teens also receive boosters when they're made available. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with Dr. Marc Siegel and get more of his take on how America should be responding to the current Omicron surge.
As we close out the first week of 2022, Jared speaks with FOX News Congressional Correspondent Aishah Hasnie to discuss the House and Senate's priorities this year. Almost two months, since Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) refused to accept President Biden's Build Back Better bill, the Biden Administration has begun to pivot their congressional efforts to getting a Voting Rights bill passed. Even years are dominated by election season and already congress and voters are beginning to tune in. This week, Jared spoke with Against the Grain columnist at National Journal and FOX News Radio Political Analyst, Josh Kraushaar to discuss the lengths to which Democratic candidates must go to ease voter anxiety and level out polling numbers, comparatively to their Republican counterparts. Plus, Josh discusses how both parties need to find themes to unify around.
As the Chinese Communist Party commits human rights violations against the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China, many American companies, celebrities, and athletes find difficulty openly criticizing China's actions. They fear losing out on business and opportunities in China. Boston Celtics' center Enes Kanter Freedom is an exception. He has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party despite the pushback he has received. Earlier this week, the NBA player joined host Jessica Rosenthal to explain why he is disappointed in the league and LeBron James for choosing "business over morals" and why he felt it was necessary to speak out against the atrocities being committed by the Chinese Communist Party. The NBA star also discussed why he changed his name to Freedom and recently decided to become a U.S. citizen. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with Enes Kanter Freedom and hear more about what motivated him to be so outspoken and his experience speaking with Uyghur concentration camp survivors
As the new COVID-19 variant surges through the nation, the CDC faces backlash over their most recent guidance, shortening the isolation period from ten days to five from an asymptomatic positive test. Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield weighs in on the matter. This past week marked the one-year anniversary of the riot at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Since the attack, Congress has seen an increase in threats against lawmakers. FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram reports on those threats and reveals how it has taken a toll on all of those working on Capitol Hill.
Sir Richard Branson's satellite launching company went public today with a rocket show in New York's Time Square. Virgin Orbit stock jumped as much as 26% in trading from its previous close following the announcement. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks to Dan Hart, CEO of Virgin Orbit, about the announcement today and their innovative satellite launching strategy.
The Supreme Court will hear challenges to President Biden's Coronavirus vaccine mandates that would cover about 100 million Americans. One mandate covers employees of large businesses. The other would impact health care workers. The Biden Administration says they're both necessary to cope with the pandemic. Opponents accuse the White House of government overreach. Shannon Bream, anchor of FOX News at Night and FOX News Chief Legal Correspondent, breaks down the legal arguments for both sides and how the recent surge in COVID cases could actually hurt the Biden Administration's case. The FDA has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster for children ages 12 to 17 and the CDC recently revised isolation times for those testing positive for COVID-19, but now many anxiously await what the future holds for schools, students, and hospitals in the face of the Omicron variant. Johns Hopkins University infectious disease specialist Dr. Amesh Adalja joins to break down why schools should remain open given the tools we have to protect students and teachers, confusion surrounding shifting guidelines, and what Omicron means for the next stage of the pandemic. Don't miss the good news with Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary by FOX News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.
One year ago today angry mobs rushed the United States Capitol. One person was shot and killed, four others died and many were injured on a day that tested our Republic. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks to FOX's Chad Pergram, Congressional Correspondent, about the stinging events of the day.
It's been one year since the Capitol riot. Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger is one of only two Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating the violence that day. Many of his GOP colleagues have accused him of betraying his party. Rep. Kinzinger joins the Rundown to discuss the January 6th riot, the Democrat-led investigation he is part of, and to respond to allegations he's being driven by politics. As the Chinese Communist Party commits human rights violations against the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China, many with big platforms find difficulty openly criticizing China's actions without losing out on business and opportunities in China. Boston Celtics' center Enes Kanter Freedom has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party and joins to explain why he is disappointed in the NBA and LeBron James for “taking business over morals,” the atrocities being committed by the CCP, and why he changed his name to Freedom. Plus, commentary from FOX News Contributor Joe Concha.
Both the United States and Europe see the Russian military build up at the Urkaine border as an 'urgent challenge' that needs to be addressed. Meanwhile, the European Union is asking for more help from the United States regarding the situation. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks to Dr. Matthew Schmidt, of the University of New Haven, about the military build up on Ukraine's border and what Russian President Vladimir Putin is after.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has a new plan to get around the Republican's opposition to his voting reform bill: change the Senate's filibuster rules. That will not be easy, however. The plan requires 50 votes and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has already suggested he doesn't like the idea. Republican Kansas Senator Roger Marshall discusses why he thinks the Democrats are pushing for a filibuster rule change and why his party is against the Democrats' voting rights bill. On Monday night, Verizon and AT&T agreed to delay their deployment of 5G wireless spectrum by two weeks in response to concerns from the Federal Aviation Administration that 5G signals could interfere with aircraft safety. Non-Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai joins to explain what precautions are being taken to protect the airwaves crucial to air travel, how internet companies are accommodating the airline industry's concerns, and the importance of the FCC taking the lead in directing wireless spectrum policy. Plus, commentary by Fox News Medical Contributor and author of "Panic Attack," Dr. Nicole Saphier.
From the Russian troop build up at Ukraine's border to the shadow war between the United States, Israel and Iran to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the year 2022 has some serious zones of conflict to watch. We take a look at these areas of concern including the ones most effecting the United States. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks to Dr Comfort Ero, CEO & President of Crisis Group, about the ten worst areas of military and humanitarian crisis zones to watch in 2022.
Besides its effort to deal with the growing COVID crisis domestically, the White House is also being forced to deal with potential conflicts overseas. President Biden talked again last week with Russian lead Vladimir Putin, who has built up troops at Ukraine's border and has threatened war. Meanwhile, hostility with Iran continues to increase as the US tries to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses our escalating tensions with Russia, Iran and what the Biden Administration must do to address both challenges. The FDA has now authorized COVID-19 boosters for children ages 12-15, as cases of the Omicron variant have been rising in kids as well as adults. Dr. Marc Siegel, Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Health and Fox News Medical Contributor joins to discuss why Omicron remains a concern in the U.S. and he emphasizes we have the tools to combat this surge. He analyzes how underlying conditions and case severity are important factors when discussing childrens' rising cases, the role pediatricians should play in communicating the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine, mitigation strategies the Biden administration must improve upon, and the changing CDC guidance on quarantine timing. Plus, commentary by Republican strategist Colin Reed.
Anti-American demonstrations across Iran and Iraq today to highlight the second anniversary of the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani with the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowing revenge against the United States. Also, officials from the United States, Russia and the European Union will meet in Geneva to discuss the troop build up at Ukraine's border. Senior FOX Field Producer Yonat Friling joins Trey Yingst to discuss these stories and others developing around the world.
With the year coming to an end and the midterm elections fast approaching, 2022 is certain to be a significant time for President Biden and the Democrats to fight to maintain control of Congress as Republicans head towards November with high expectations. Against the Grain columnist at National Journal and Fox News Radio Political Analyst, Josh Kraushaar joins to break down why 2022 will be an influential year for U.S. politics. He explains how the Biden administration and Democrats started the year with successes before making various legislative missteps, why the Build Back Better bill is unlikely to be compromised on, which Senate and House races will be the most closely contested in 2022 and whether former President Trump will reveal his 2024 intentions in the coming year. Last week, President Biden signed two bills into law that aim to address the health issues thousands of U.S. veterans are facing as a result of their exposure to burn pits. Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin joins to explain the ways the Biden administration and Veteran Affairs have been pushing to help veterans impacted by burn pits, the influence that raising awareness had for making progress on the issue, and how the burn pit controversy may change the way the military examines practices potentially harmful to servicemembers' health. Plus, commentary by New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz.
FOX News Contributor Jonathan Morris was a Catholic priest for 17 years, from 2002 to 2019. The last ten of those years, serving in New York City, he says he struggled with not wanting to be a priest anymore. After taking a break for a few months, he decided to leave with the permission of Pope Francis. Since then, he has gotten married and has become a father. Recently on the FOX News Rundown, Jonathan Morris joined host Chris Foster to discuss his journey from priesthood and fatherhood and how the faith of many people has been tested since the beginning of the pandemic. Morris also discussed the state of the Catholic church in America, and what changes he thinks could be made to improve it. Due to time limitations, we could not include all of the interview in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with FOX News Contributor Jonathan Morris and hear him open up even more about family and faith.