The CBN News Daily Rundown


Attacks between Iran and Israel are not new, but it will only take one big enough escalation to thrust their shadow war into the spotlight. Over the last week, Israel has carried out several major operations against Iran and its proxies, widening the dimensions of the war. Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell says the region is living in uncertainty, but for how much longer?  Mitchell is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown 


“When you go to the set of a Kendrick Brothers film, there is an intercessory prayer department on set, and literally they begin every single day with breakfast and prayer,” Efrem Graham said of his experience covering their new film “Overcomer.”

The Kendrick Brothers are responsible for blockbuster hit, “War Room,” and they say this is the film God has led them to next.

Listen in on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown as Efrem Graham shares about what he's noticed that sets the Kendrick Brothers films apart.


Two American soldiers were killed Wednesday in Afghanistan. This, just ahead of continued peace talks between the US and the Taliban, as they work to reach a final agreement on the withdrawal of thousands of US troops. CBN contributor Chuck Holton just got back from Kabul, Afghanistan. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with an inside look at what the US leaves behind. 


Accusations of Big Tech political bias sparked a Twitter war between President Trump, Hillary Clinton, and a largely unknown psychologist. Robert Epstein, former editor of Psychology Today says tech giants like Google skew search results in favor of the Left. He noticed it in favor of Hillary Clinton in 2016 and he's worried it will happen again in 2020. Reporter Heather Sells spoke with Epstein and she's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


The Bible tells us children are God's best gift. That's true, however, for many couples, realizing the dream of having a child is a long journey.

CBN News Washington Bureau Chief Dana Ritter has traveled that road which ended in the adoption of her son, “Sometimes it feels like this story is made up but it’s actually true and real and we get to live it,” she says.

Dana explains what it was like to walk into a hospital room to finally meet her baby, “I felt like I was watching a movie, it didn’t feel real that it was happening. I felt like I was watching someone else," she says.

In the midst of her happiness, she explains why she also felt profound grief, "In the midst of feeling so much joy and unbelief that this was really happening to me, looking back at that door that I had just walked into and realizing that she [her son's birth mom] had to walk out of that door without him and the only way that I get to be a mom, his mom, is that she doesn’t get to," she recalls through tears.

Today on the CBN News Daily Rundown Dana walks us through her journey to adoption.


In every city there are people living on the streets for a variety of reasons: mental health issues, hard times, and addiction are a few. However, in the City of Angels, homelessness has become an epidemic. On any giving night in LA, there are nearly 60,000 people living on the streets which has lead to a multitude of problems.

CBN's Ben Kennedy was just there. He saw first hand the seemingly endless tent town known as "Skid Row," he smelled the sanitation problems and observed gangs taking advantage of some of the nation's most vulnerable.

He also met amazing people literally risking their lives to help those in need.

Ben's reporting on LA's Skid Row today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.


Israel granted the request of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to visit her elderly grandmother who lives in the West Bank, but the congresswoman changed her mind and decided not to visit her family.

The Israeli government asked her not to promote the boycott of the Jewish State during her visit. Honoring that request she said would "kill a piece of her."

"And that leaves a big question mark, doesn't it? That question mark being was the main objective to go visit grandma or was the main objective to go and be able to promote your ideology, beliefs there in the Israeli state," says CBN News National Security Correspondent Eric Philips.

Eric weighs in on this story, explains how bulletproof backpacks work, and gives us a preview of what we can expect in Hong Kong this weekend today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.


Drop George Thomas off any place in the world and he'll feel right at home.

As CBN's longtime Senior International Correspondent he's stopped counting the number of countries he's reported from. “I kind of lost track when I reached 100 countries,” he says.

Over 20 years of reporting he credits prayer warriors for keeping him alive through countless perilous situations.

“I don’t have enough fingers to tell you how many times I’ve come so close to losing my life in different countries, different situations."

A glimpse into what it's like to cover the world today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.


"It was bananas!" 

CBN News Capitol Hill Correspondent Abigail Robertson offers a debrief of her first trip to the Iowa State Fair today on the CBN News Daily Rundown.

"It was unlike anything I'd ever seen before," she explains fresh off the trip where she got to speak to Democrats running for president and more importantly take the temperature of voters as they weigh the vast field of primary candidates.


"I could really sense the Holy Spirit in this place," says Senior Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon about her recent visit to Life Choices Medical Clinic in San Antonio.

Texas is the state where the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v Wade originated and now Life Choices Clinic is working to end it by taking its hopeful model statewide.

Today on the CBN News Daily Rundown, CBN's Eric Philips interviews Jennifer about her upcoming story on the 700 Club.