The Biden administration is imposing sweeping sanctions on Russia and expelling 10 Russian diplomats. The moves are meant to punish Russia for interfering in US elections and hacking into federal agencies. Meanwhile, Moscow is making moves of its own. More than 80,000 Russian troops now amassed along Ukraine's eastern border. CBN News senior international correspondent George Thomas was in the region just last year. He says this could all just be saber-rattling, designed to test the West or the precursor to a major offensive. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
After two decades, American troops will soon be pulling out of Afghanistan. President Biden says the withdrawal will begin May first and be complete by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. CBN News contributor Chuck Holton spent two years in Afghanistan. He weighs in on the decision to end America's longest war on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Republican politicians and conservatives are blasting President Biden's new commission to study overhauling the Supreme Court. The bipartisan group will spend the next six months examining the structure of the High Court. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the commission, "a direct assault on our nation's independent judiciary and another sign of the far Left's influence over the Biden administration." Senior Washington correspondent Paul Strand has spoken with legal scholars about some of the proposed changes. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. People expressed concern with many taking to social media to announce they are cancelling their appointments to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine - but should they be concerned? CBN's Lorie Johnson joins the Daily Rundown with all the details.
A 20-year-old black man was shot and killed by police over the weekend. It happened during a traffic stop in a suburb of Minneapolis, only 10 miles away from where former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd. Last year, after charges were first filed against Chauvin, Faith Nation anchor John Jessup spoke with several legal experts about the challenges in prosecuting the police. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Economic, military, and political domination; it seems China will stop at nothing to rule the world. Thursday, the Senate unveiled a new bi-partisan strategy to confront China's growing power. It seeks infrastructure investment and technology development in order to compete with China on a global scale. Senior international correspondent George Thomas has been covering China for decades. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with some insight into why it's so important for the US to act.
The number of children alone at the border hit an all-time high in March as the Biden administration continues to roll back his predecessor's hardline immigration policies. Senior Washington correspondent Tara Mergener visited the US southern border many times under the Trump administration. She just returned from another trip, and says the flow of migrants feels "unstoppable." She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a first-hand account of just how much the situation has deteriorated.
Iran and the US have agreed on a path aimed at re-starting the Iranian Nuclear Deal. The plan is to synchronize Washington's lifting of sanctions with Iran's limiting of uranium enrichment. Coordinating and verifying all of this will take some time, as there's little to no trust between the two sides. Meanwhile, Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell says this new diplomatic development raises major concerns in Israel. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
April 19th could be the day that every adult in the U.S. becomes eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
That's about two weeks earlier than President Biden's original May 1st deadline.
The president is set to announce this news, late Tuesday afternoon.
That's the good news, as close to 3 million people are getting vaccinated each day and more than 18 percent of the population is now fully vaccinated.
But infection rates are up and hospitalizations are still increasing.
CBN's Senior Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson is on today's episode to talk more about these developments.
As lawmakers grapple with how to secure our border and debate over immigration reform, the immigrants who are currently protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program continue to live in limbo. Their permits must be renewed every two years, and with the policy that allows them to live and work in the US constantly threatened by legal challenges, anything beyond those two-year increments feels uncertain. While there is bipartisan support for a permanent solution for DACA recipients, also known as Dreamers, nothing has ever passed both chambers of Congress. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson recently spoke with one Dreamer about the tension of living life dependent on a bipartisan solution that seems to always be just out of reach. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.