Israel is reportedly in the process of completing a peace deal between themselves and Saudi Arabia, with Egypt also playing a role, the continuation of a warming of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. And while the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations may remain a ways off, things appear headed in the right direction. But Israel has other challenges in the Middle East, as tensions continue flaring with the Palestinians and Iran’s nuclear program continuing to ramp up. This all comes as the White House is reportedly planning a trip by President Biden to the region at the end of the month. CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell joins the Rundown from Jerusalem to discuss.


With few details and an investigation underway, the public is demanding answers as to why police delayed nearly an hour before breaking into the Uvalde, Texas classroom to end an active shooter situation. Conflicting and "shifting" statements have only led to the confusion - on today's podcast we break down what is known about the current timeline of events. 


The United States Navy is investigating a string of suicides on the USS George Washington, a Naval aircraft carrier that is currently docked in Newport News, Virginia. Navy officials are looking at working conditions aboard the GW, searching both for answers and solutions. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson reported on this story for us this week, focusing in on how officials are trying to rectify substandard and dangerous working and living conditions, as well as how military chaplains and Christian sailors are helping sailors and other service members deal with life aboard the carrier. 


Americans everywhere were horrified to learn of the tragic shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Now, as more details emerge, we're also hearing stories of heroes who helped protect some of the school children and the border patrol agent who helped end the massacre. These stories and more on today's podcast.


It’s among the Ivy Leagues and named after Puritan clergyman John Harvard; but even the oldest institution of higher learning in the US and one of the most prestigious in the world isn’t exempt from secular influence. Over the last few centuries, Harvard Law School has endorsed secular ideologies rather than clinging to its biblical foundations. CBN News Reporter Mark Martin talked to a few students on campus about what it’s like to be a Christian law student at Harvard, and their answers may surprise you. He is on today’s episode to share their surprising experiences.


This week, the US Senate approved another 40 billion dollars in military and economic aid to Ukraine on the same day the prime ministers of Finland and Sweden came to the White House for a trilateral meeting with President Biden. Those two nations, long on the sidelines of NATO’s decades-long standoff with Russia, are asking to join the organization in response to Putin’s war in Ukraine. CBN News’ George Thomas is back stateside after covering the first few months of this war for CBN News, and he joins The Rundown to tell us what he saw, how Ukrainian Christians are responding, and what’s next.

Also, what is "The Metaverse?" It is a concept that has been growing in popularity over the last few months, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his company is going all-in on the idea. CBN's Faith Nation anchor John Jessup recently traveled to Oklahoma and visited a church that is using the metaverse to reach unbelievers. He joins the show to discuss what he found.


A Biblical worldview is no longer commonplace in America. According to a new study by Dr. George Barna, the majority of millennial-aged moms and dads lack a Biblically-founded faith that they can pass on to their children. CBN News Correspondent Brody Carter is on today’s episode to talk about how this could hinder the spiritual development of the next generation and what parents should do to impact culture for Christ - starting with their own children.


Tragic shootings over the weekend left multiple people dead and several wounded in Buffalo, NY and California. Churchgoers managed to stop a gunman while he reloaded and tied him up with an extension cord. Almost immediately, politics took center stage. 


The big story in Washington, DC this week remains that leaked first draft of an opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in which it appears a majority of justices will vote to overturn Roe v Wade later this summer, a bombshell revelation that is sending shockwaves throughout the country. In Washington, pro abortion rights activists protested in front of the homes of conservative justices whose addresses were made public, and someone threw a molotov cocktail into the office of Wisconsin Family Action, a pro-life activist group, an act the White House is condemning. On Wednesday, the Senate will take up legislation that would codify Roe v Wade, and both parties are reexamining the midterm elections with the abortion issue suddenly front and center. Frequent CBN News Faith Nation guest and U.S. Politics and Campaign Reporter for the Hill, Julia Manchester, joins the Rundown to discuss all angles of this story. 


The crisis at the southern border is growing. Last year marked the highest on record for illegal border crossings, and there have been 221,000 encounters with border crossers in just the last month. Instead of tackling the surging problem though, the Biden administration is focused on creating a new so-called “Disinformation Governance Board” that critics are saying is reminiscent of George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth.” CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane has the details on today’s episode.