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.


Today we’re taking a trip to Watters World – a Fox News primetime show hosted by Jesse Watters. Conservatives love him, liberals can’t stand him; but his quick-witted smarts and work ethic make him a powerful voice in the news world. He also recently entered into the book world with his new release, ‘How I Saved the World.’ CBN News Correspondent Jenna Browder caught up with Watters and is on the CBN News Daily Rundown today to talk about his new book and much more.

Facebook is back in the doghouse again about censorship, but this time the platform didn’t do enough. At least, that’s what the White House is saying about Facebook’s response to the recently released list of vaccine opponents called the ‘Disinformation Dozen.’ CBN News White House Correspondent Eric Philips joins the podcast today to discuss this ongoing battle between freedom of speech and eliminating disinformation.