Three weeks after the initial military take-over of Myanmar, the old civilian government has gone completely underground. The military is now working to restrict internet and communication services and more than 700 people have been detained. Senior international correspondent George Thomas recently spoke with a man newly tasked with shining a light on what's really going on there. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Over the last several months Big Tech has proven its ability to completely silence, shut down, and deplatform voices and content viewed as "threatening." Yet, pornography, sexual harassment, predatory grooming, and sexual abuse still runs rampant. Google, Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter all made this years "Dirty Dozen" list put out by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE). Senior Washington correspondent Paul Strand says it's clear that the skyrocketing use of the internet over the last year, contributed greatly to the serious issue of sexual abuse--and Big Tech profited. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Congress is considering a controversial bill this week, designed to overhaul the nation's civil rights laws to include LGBTQ Americans. President Biden has made it clear he wants this signed into law during his first 100 days. It's called the Equality Act. Opponents argue it tramples on the rights of women and people of faith, turning disagreement into discrimination. Senior Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon has been looking into the bill, she's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Xavier Becerra is President Biden's nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. If confirmed, he promises to help more people gain access to healthcare and reduce the cost of prescription drugs. He also says he would restore faith in the public health institution. But critics question his qualifications for the position and pro-life advocates say he's the absolute worst person for the job. White House correspondent Ben Kennedy has been following Becerra's confirmation hearing. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
One year ago today: white men in pickup trucks chased down a black man who was jogging through their South Georgia neighborhood. They confronted Ahmaud Arbery with a shotgun and killed him as he tried to defend himself. National security correspondent Eric Philips spoke with Arbery's mother who shared her thoughts on this tragic anniversary. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
American scientists are celebrating a big win this week. NASA made its first landing on Mars in nearly a decade. National Security correspondent Eric Philips interviewed the director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown to share what he learned.
President Biden is considering possible retaliation for Iran's deadly missile attack on a Northern Iraqi airbase used by American troops. One civilian contractor, a US soldier, and several American contractors were wounded in the attack on Tuesday. The incident complicates the president's desire for a thaw in relations with Iran and his hopes at bringing them back into a nuclear deal. Senior international correspondent Gary Lane says Iran is testing the new US president and has no intention of backing off. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Calls to "deprogram" Trump supporters are becoming widely accepted among traditional media elites who never understood why such a wide swath of the country supported the Trump presidency. Senior Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon recently interviewed journalist Lara Logan who has a chilling assessment of what could happen if the "deprogramming" narrative continues to snowball. Wishon is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with the details.
President Joe Biden is taking the first steps towards altering the US Supreme Court. He's appointed a commission to study judicial reform. Advocacy groups in favor of reform have launched an effort called "Unrig the Courts." It seeks to both increase the number of justices and impose term limits on them as well. Senior Washington correspondent Paul Strand has been interviewing legal scholars about these proposals. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.
Donald Trump's second impeachment trial is over. Seven Republicans voted against him, but still far short of the two-thirds needed to convict. Despite the acquittal, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell slammed Trump for what he called a "disgraceful dereliction of duty," warning that the former president could still face repercussions in the courts. So what's next? Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.