Does President Joe Biden want regime change in Russia? After meeting with Ukrainian refugees on Saturday and hearing their stories of survival and escape from their war-torn country, the President delivered a blistering speech against Russian President Vladimir Putin that was overshadowed by nine words at the very end of his remarks that appeared to signal a change in US policy toward regime change in Russia. However, immediately after saying Putin "cannot remain in power," White House and Biden administration officials quickly walked back those comments, claiming there is no change in policy toward regime change in Russia. CBN News Senior International Correspondent George Thomas joins the Rundown to provide an on-the-ground account of the latest as the war enters its 5th week.

Also, last night at the Oscars, America witnessed the “slap heard round the world,” when actor Will Smith walked on stage and struck comedian Chris Rock on the mouth after Rock made a joke directed at Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The slap caught everyone in the audience off-guard and overshadowed Smith’s Best Actor Oscar that he won just a half hour after the slap took place, leading to a lengthy and tear-filled acceptance speech. Joining the Rundown for his reaction to a crazy night in Hollywood as well as the future of the Oscars is CBN Entertainment News Reporter and the host of CBN’s Studio 5, Efrem Graham.


Ketanji Brown Jackson is one step closer to becoming the first, black woman to sit on the Supreme Court. Jackson began the week as a shoo-in for Justice Stephen Breyer’s place on the bench. And after a full week of questioning, the Judiciary Committee is set to confirm her place by Easter. CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody is on today’s episode to unpack some of the emotional exchanges and standout points from this week’s hearings.



Video of a truck getting tossed around like a toy by a sudden tornado in Texas went viral this week after the truck - and the teen driver - miraculously survived the close encounter. The driver is now speaking out about the incident, praising God for the incredible tale of survival. Plus, Lee Strobel shares a bit of positive news in the midst of negativity as a complete stranger went above and beyond to help him in a time of need.


Tensions between China and the United States are heightened after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a phone call on Friday, China’s President Xi Jinping met with President Biden to discuss a range of economic and security issues, including the protection and possession of Taiwan. CBN News Senior Reporter Dale Hurd is on today’s episode to discuss China’s standing on the world stage as the Chinese Communist Party expands their economic, political, and military influence across the globe.


After two years in which it was pretty much the only thing we talked about, COVID-19 has finally receded into the background, at least in the minds of many Americans. Mask mandates for most of the country have gone away, although some areas still require them, and the debate over vaccine mandates has faded, too. Is COVID-19 no longer a pandemic? Is it something endemic we all will just learn to live with now? And as hospitals and doctor’s offices enjoy this much needed breather, some startling numbers show a shortage of healthcare workers in America. How are states and Congress working to alleviate this growing problem? CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins the Rundown to talk about all that.

Also, the American Kennel Club is out with their yearly ranking of the most popular dog breeds in America. Did your pooch make the top 10?


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.