Some Christians are warning against Disney's new animated film, which contains polytheism, Buddhism, 'ancestor worship' and other themes that stand in stark contrast with the Christian worldview. Plus, details on another state adopting a six-week abortion ban and the latest from Ukraine as President Zelenskyy addresses the United States Congress.


It’s a growing tax hurting all Americans. Monthly costs are dwarfing average wage gains as inflation continues to rise. The latest snapshot of inflation at the retail level is something the United States hasn’t seen in four decades, and no one knows when it will end. CBN News Financial Editor Drew Parkhill is on today’s episode to break down what is causing inflated prices and how Americans will continue to be affected at the pump... and in the midterms.


Once a year the nation’s top intelligence officials come before the House and Senate intelligence committees in an open hearing to provide the country with an update on their assessment of strategic threats around the world. This week, the directors of the FBI, CIA, Director of National Intelligence, National Security Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency discussed a wide range of threats, but understandably much of their attention focused on Russia’s war against Ukraine. CBN News National Security Correspondent Caitlin Burke joins the podcast to discuss the hearings as well as the latest on new sanctions against Putin's regime. 


Biological male Lia Thomas has been making headlines since making the switch to compete against women in swimming - mostly for dominating victories that many argue are unfair. As league championships approach, Sports Illustrated published a lengthy feature on Thomas that paints critics in a negative light and downplays the bullying and intimidation against those who oppose males competing against females. CBN's Heather Sells has the details on Thomas and the debate surrounding transgenders and sports.


More than 10 months after Iran nuclear talks began, officials from Iran and world powers are gathered for another round of talks to try to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA placed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Washington and Tehran have both said they would return to the original deal but disagree on the steps to get there. Political delegations from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States are expected back in the Austrian capital on Tuesday to engage in the final stretch of negotiations. CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane discusses this, the China-Russia axis and members of the U.S. military being granted religious exemptions on today’s episode.


Russia's invasion of Ukraine stretched into its second week this week at a pace much slower than Russian President Vladimir Putin anticipated. The capital city of Kyiv is still under Ukrainian control, and the 40-mile convoy of Russian troops and tanks stationed miles outside the city remains bogged down. Despite heavy shelling and a distinct disadvantage in terms of personnel and military hardware, Ukraine is holding on, for now. Meanwhile, the United States and our European allies are providing Ukraine with weapons to help them in their fight against Putin's invaders. CBN News Reporter Brody Carter joins the Rundown to talk about the weapons the Ukrainian people are using to hold onto their country and the role churches in the country are playing in defending their nation.


As Russian President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, many questions are being asked about the end times and what Putin himself believes about God. CBN's Billy Hallowell takes an in-depth look at the orthodox church, Putin, and more on today's episode. Also, reaction to the State of the Union address last night from President Biden. 


As the Russian military continues its march into Ukraine, reports indicate the pace is much slower than President Vladimir Putin anticipated. Kiev and other major cities are not yet under Russian control and, on Monday morning, a Ukrainian delegation met with Russians on the border with Belarus for talks that the world hopes will lead to an end to the violence. Over the weekend, European allies and the US ramped up sanctions on President Putin and others in his government, and tightened the West’s financial squeeze on Russia in response to their aggression in Ukraine, with analysts speculating that, in some respects, Putin has already lost the war. CBN News Senior International Correspondent and host of The Global Lane, Gary Lane, joins The Daily Rundown to discuss.
Also, as if President Joe Biden’s week wasn’t busy enough last week, the embattled President unveiled his choice for the nation's next Supreme Court justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson, taking the place of the retiring Justice Steven Breyer. At a White House event last Friday, Biden praised Jackson as someone with "an independent mind, uncompromising integrity, and with a strong moral compass and the courage to stand up for what she thinks is right.” The President kept his promise to make a nomination ahead of his State of the Union speech, scheduled for Tuesday night at 9pm ET. Faith Nation anchor John Jessup was at the White House last Friday as the announcement came down and joins the Rundown to talk about President Biden’s SCOTUS pick and to preview Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.


Since the early morning hours of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, Russian troops have closed in on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. While Putin says he’s ready for talks with Ukrainian officials, the violent actions of Russian forces speak louder than words. CBN News Senior International Correspondent George Thomas is reporting from Ukraine on today’s episode to give us a glimpse on the ground, break down what Russia’s actions mean for Ukraine, and explain why Americans should care.


CDC faces intense backlash as a report from the New York Times reveals the government agency withheld important COVID data from Americans. Plus, a closer look at a new study that shows religion and academic success are closely tied together. That and more on today's podcast.