This week, the Biden administration announced they are moving forward with COVID vaccine/testing mandates for private businesses with at least 100 employees, with a start date of January 4, 2022. Republican lawmakers and governors are already launching legal challenges against the new rules issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would affect roughly 84 million Americans. This as Pfizer announces a new pill that they say is 90% effective in preventing hospitalization and death in mild to moderate COVID cases and their vaccine for kids 5-11, which officially began being injected into the arms of children around the country this week. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins us to discuss all the latest COVID news.
In a rare off-election year that held high interest around the country, Republicans saw sweeping gains as Glenn Youngkin took the most high profile win of the night in the Virginia race for Governor. In a sign of how the night went, New Jersey - normally a stronghold for Democrats - went down to the wire. All things election on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
President Biden’s vaccine mandate was reviewed and approved by the Office of Management and Budget today, but we’ve been seeing the effects of the emergency mandate for months now. From airlines cancelling flights to shortages of first responders and nurses, employees are leaving longtime jobs and careers to file for unemployment or find new work for businesses that accept exemptions. The purge has polarized and politicized the United States with possibly longer lasting side effects than the virus itself. CBN News Senior Reporter Dale Hurd is on today's podcast to talk about everything from the great vaccine purge to the Virginia Governor’s race to climate change.
This week, President Biden announced a framework to his Build Back Better legislative agenda in Congress with the hopes of advancing a separate bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House of Representatives. However, Democratic moderates and progressives dealt the President a defeat by failing to move the infrastructure legislation ahead of the President's trip to Europe. Negotiations are ongoing and Democrats say a deal will get done, but when? What does the wrangling mean politically for the White House and how would this new spending program, if and when it goes into effect, affect U.S. taxpayers? CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody joins the show to elaborate.
Also, Facebook (now called Meta) is coming under heavy criticism for allegedly allowing divisive and sometimes harmful content to be amplified on its platform in the pursuit of profit. How has this division manifested itself among Christians and churches across the country, and what can Christians and the Church do to make sure they're using social media to build each other up rather than divide? Reporter Charlene Aaron tackles that question for us on the Rundown today as well.
A wave of books that some consider to be heavy on activism are making their way into bookstores across America, all while schools are increasingly inundated with highly sexualized and even pornographic material. Also on today's podcast, the FDA moves to approve COVID vaccinations for children, despite concerns. An NBA player is calling out Lebron James and Nike for ongoing support of Communist China. These stories and more on today's Daily Rundown.
"Why hasn't the couch I ordered through Amazon arrived yet? Why can't I find frozen french fries at the grocery store? Why is it so impossible to locate a reasonably priced used car? Why is gas so much more?" Most Americans have been asking themselves some variation of these questions over the last few months and the answer is both simple and complex: the nation's supply chain. Delays across the globe are slowing the delivery of many items across a broad swath of industries, and with increasing demand and dwindling supply, fears of inflation abound. Now, with the Christmas shopping season just around the corner, the Biden administration is announcing steps that they hope will help clear up the backlog. Reporter Tara Mergener breaks down some of the astronomical price increases we're seeing and how the government and private industry is trying to fix it.
Is the United States about to enter into another cold war, this time with China? Is it already happening? Tensions are growing after reports last week that the communist nation recently launched a hypersonic missile that is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, a move that military and foreign affairs experts say poses a major threat to American security. This comes as China and Russia conduct joint naval military operations around Japan as well as continued saber rattling by the Chinese over the fate of Taiwan. How is the Biden administration reacting to the threats being posed by China and how worrying is that new hypersonic missile to the U.S. and allies in the region? Reporter Brody Carter is covering the story for CBN News and joins The Rundown today to explain.
Also, one of the first black churches in America was unearthed in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, but why was it covered up in the first place? Hear how archaeologists dug up the old buildings and why there's hope it can promote the healing that America so desperately needs right now.
It's a local race on a national level. The political tête-à-tête to see who will be Virginia's next governor is a toss-up, with Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Younkin engaging in a race that is tighter than anyone expected. The latest polls show a virtual tie between the two men with a little over a week to go until election day on November 2, and analysts across the country say this election could be a bellwether for the 2022 midterms. Political Reporter for The Hill, Julia Manchester, is covering the race and joins the show to talk about all the major issues that are shaping this off-year election battle.
Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland was feeling the heat during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week, answering pointed questions from Republicans concerning a Justice Department memo regarding threats against school board members as well as ethics questions surrounding critical race theory, and from Democrats on his stance toward prosecuting members of President Trump's administration and/or inner circle with regard to January 6. Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon is covering that story for CBN News and joins The Rundown to talk about Garland's testimony from Thursday.
The wave of cases from the Delta variant is trickling out as the U.S. nears the end of another 2 month COVID curve. While there’s reason to celebrate the drop in case numbers, U.S. citizens are wary of the next wave. There are two main concerns at the moment: booster shots and vaccine mandates. The FDA recommended boosters for seniors and immune-compromised people no sooner than six months after their first shot, but questions remain about which one is most effective. While some are focused on preventative measures, others are focused on what certain measures prevent: i.e. the freedom to choose whether or not to get vaccinated. CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson is on today’s episode to talk about who is in the booster club and how businesses – and their employees - are responding to the vaccine mandate.
School board meetings across the country have increasingly become cauldrons for parental unrest and political division. What used to be orderly, even boring meetings with few in attendance are now bubbling into disputes about mask mandates, transgender policies, and Critical Race Theory – and gaining national attention. The National School Board Association called parents a “threat,” and Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to get involved. While some are calling for the suppression of parental input, legislators and parents are saying this is about protecting parental rights in schools. CBN News National Affairs Correspondent Heather Sells is on today’s episode to discuss parental rights in schools versus the duties of school boards, and why these two seem to be at odds at this point in history.