Kidnapped pastor dies sharing the Gospel to terrorists, Hollywood star bashes porn, atheists create bizarre nativity and how Christians can help tornado victims/relief efforts. These stories and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


In these days of deep, political divide, it’s hard to find common ground – even within the Christian community. We’re polarized over economics, sexuality, education, immigration, and the pandemic, hardly remembering we’re at war with something much greater than each other. It’s the spiritual war against evil that threatens to steal our life, our happiness, and our hope. One ministry in Washington, DC is dedicated to restoring hope to the hill. Their mission is simple: to provide prayer and pastoral support to all those whom God put in office. CBN News Capitol Hill Correspondent Abigail Robertson talked to Hope To The Hill Ministries and the members they’re reaching. She’s on today’s podcast with a story that will prayerfully inspire hope in each of us, and inspire us to prayerfully lift up our leaders in Congress.


This week on The Rundown, CBN News reporter and anchor Mark Martin brings a story of tragedy among Native Americans, an epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous people. Under this wave of MMIP, Native American women are being murdered or have gone missing at a far higher rate than women of any other race or ethnicity, with little attention given by the media to their plight. Mark recently traveled to Montana to learn more about some of the personal stories of women who have gone missing, and spoke to local authorities, including Gov. Greg Gianforte, on what is being done to try and end this epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. 

But first, the United States is losing a war of artificial intelligence with China. National security officials note the Chinese have a large head start in the world of military AI, and the recent departure of a top US government official in frustration over the growing gap is ringing alarm bells. What's at stake if China does pull away from the United States in this area, what are the ethical concerns of the proliferation of artificial intelligence, and what does it mean for our privacy? CBN News Senior Reporter Dale Hurd joins the Rundown with more on his story.


Nearly one year after the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol, the investigation is ramping up. The Select Committee investigating the attack has subpoenaed nearly 50 people and organizations associated with the riots and former President Donald Trump, including former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark. With public hearings set to begin next year, Republicans and Democrats remain mostly divided on prosecuting those involved in the riots, with opinions closely tied to voters’ views on who won the 2020 election. Former Vice President Mike Pence holds that he did his duty under the Constitution that day, although he and the former president may never see eye to eye. CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody sat down with Mike Pence recently to discuss his response to angry MAGA fans, bombshell abortion case Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health, and what’s next for the former Vice President. 


This week, health officials confirmed the first cases of Omicron, the latest COVID-19 variant of concern, inside the U.S. This as the Biden administration enacted travel bans to South Africa and several other Southern African countries. How worried should we be that Omicron could become the next Delta, and what do we really know about this new variant? CBN News Medical Reporter Lorie Johnson joins the Rundown to talk Omicron, the continued spread of Delta, and President Biden's plans to fight COVID this winter.

Also, Native Americans are being particularly hard-hit by the virus. CBN News reporter and anchor Mark Martin recently traveled to Montana and visited a number of tribes to get a first-hand look at the devastating impact COVID has had on those communities and what state officials are doing to try and help.


Arguments began today in Dobbs v. Jackson in the Supreme Court, with tensions flaring early and often. Justice Sonia Sotomayor went back and forth on viability and Christianity with  Scott G. Stewart, Mississippi Solicitor General. The case may have major implications for the future of abortion laws around the country if Roe v. Wade is effectively overturned. This and more on today's CBN News Daily Rundown podcast.


On Wednesday December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear a landmark abortion case called Dobbs versus Jackson Women’s Health that bans abortion in the state of Mississippi after 15 weeks. Some in the pro-life movement are calling this the biggest abortion case since Roe versus Wade, because a vote in favor of Dobbs could return the right to develop abortion policy back to the states. CBN News Senior National Affairs Correspondent Heather Sells is on today's episode to talk about the first abortion case since Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination and if this case really has the potential to overturn Roe versus Wade.


Christian musician Rhett Walker joined CBN and opened up about when he and his (now wife) girlfriend ended up pregnant while they were both still in high school. Scared, she had lined up an appointment to get an abortion. They ultimately made a decision that would alter their lives forever. This story and more - including the breaking news in the Ahmaud Arbery trial - all on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


After 13 years at CBN covering the intersection of faith and politics, CBN’s treasured Senior Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon is redirecting her attention to follow another call on her life. From Capitol Hill to the open road to overseas, Jennifer followed the news and the Lord’s call to deliver succinct and engaging stories from a biblical perspective. Her most recent trip took her to Hungary, where she reported on the country’s pro-family agenda. Jennifer returned with encouraging news of how the country is experiencing increasing birth and marriage rates, and that she’s decided to embrace a new phase of life - full-time motherhood. Jennifer is on the podcast today to reflect on her trip to Hungary, her time at CBN, as well as what she looks forward to in the next stage of life and why she considers it valuable.


Confidence in the American economy is lower than it was last year, when the pandemic shut down the country. A survey from the University of Michigan this month finds consumer confidence at a 10-year low, despite a low unemployment rate, good consumer spending numbers and an increase in Americans' savings. Inflation and supply chain issues are having a huge impact, from the cost of putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table, to filling up your gas tank and getting the Christmas presents you want on time. In addition, on Friday the House of Representatives passed their nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better plan. Joining the podcast to discuss the current state of the U.S. economy and any effect that legislation will have on it is CBN News Financial Editor Drew Parkhill.