It was 25 years ago today that senior international correspondent George Thomas first joined the CBN News Team. He's traveled the world and had a front-row seat to many historical moments, but ultimately he says he's simply in pursuit of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Two trillion in new spending and two trillion in new taxes. President Joe Biden is pitching one of the most expensive spending bills in American history. He says the need is too great to delay investing in our infrastructure, but his plan could be a hard sell for Republicans and Democrats alike. White House correspondent Eric Philips says this is only part one of Biden's spending plan. He explains on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
"Satan Shoes," that's what rapper Lil Nas X is calling a pair of shoes he helped design, released earlier this week. They're made using Nike Air Max 97's, but feature a bronze pentagram charm, an inverted cross, a Bible verse, and actual human blood in the sole of the shoe. Nike says it had nothing to do with this and is suing the New York-based company that collaborated with Lil Nas X on the shoes. Only 666 pairs were available, each costing $1,018, a reference to the Bible passage embroidered on the side of the shoe, Luke 10:18, which reads in part, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven." While the shoes are controversial, Faithwire editor Tré Goins Phillips says they also provide Christians with an opportunity. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
The trial for the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd begins today. His death led to nationwide calls for police reform, accountability, and even demands to "defund the police." One emerging group made up of thousands of black mothers says getting rid of the police is not the answer for their communities. They call themselves Voices of Black Mothers United. They've all lost children to violence. Now they say they want to partner with police departments so that they can help make a real difference and build a relationship between the police and the community. CBN News White House correspondent Eric Philips recently spoke with the group's organizers. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
President Biden held his first press conference yesterday, and if you ask the White House press corps, it was long overdue. In fact, it came longer into an Oval Office term than any other president in modern history. Chief political analyst David Brody says it's clear the press is holding President Biden to a different standard than it did former President Trump. He weighs in on Biden's performance on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Congressional Democrats say Big Tech isn't going far enough in its efforts to censor "misinformation" coming from those deemed extremists. But many of the voices being shut down are Christians and conservatives who say their values and opinions just don't line up with the liberal narrative. LifeSiteNews was recently targeted by Big Tech. Now, they're warning you could be next. Senior Washington correspondent Paul Strand has been covering this story. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
The White House is working on finding a solution for the crisis at the border. Meanwhile, the number of immigrants crossing into the US is on pace for the highest level in 20 years. CBN News contributor Chuck Holton recently returned from the Darien Gap, the most dangerous part of the route that many migrants are taking to get here. He witnessed first-hand the conditions these people endure and, at one point, found himself surrounded by a group of drug smugglers who were infiltrating the migrant caravan. Holton is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
President Trump's communication with his supporters and critics alike has been largely non-existent since he left office, due to a Big Tech shut-down across all social media platforms. But the former president says he'll be making a big comeback soon with a brand new platform. In the meantime, Trump is focused on making endorsements for 2022, setting himself up to be a "Kingmaker" of sorts. Chief political analyst David Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to talk about what Trump's been working on over the last several months and to weigh in on a political battle that's been brewing in the nation's capital.
A Canadian father was arrested last week for violating a court order that banned him from speaking out about his daughter's gender transition. While that incident didn't take place here in the US, it mirrors what's going on here. Speech and behavior that is found offensive are being silenced, debate over controversial subjects: shutdown. Society no longer has room for grace. Dan Andros of Faithwire.com has been covering many of these stories. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Atlanta authorities continue to piece together what happened in Tuesday's mass shooting that left six Asian women dead. The suspects' church is speaking out and condemning the attack. It's unclear if it will be considered a hate crime, but it has raised the issue of violence targeted against Asian Americans. Reporter Heather Sells is following the investigation and she's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.