The CBN News Daily Rundown


Tis the season for giving! Everyone is flooding the stores trying to find the perfect holiday gifts.  In the midst of it all, there is a nugget:  while it may not feel good to your wallet, research shows giving is good for your health.  And if you want to give your wallet a break, the most valuable gift for both the giver and receiver does not cost money.

CBN News Medical Correspondent has more on the giving/health connection.


Democrat presidential candidates have pledged to use the power of the law to enforce even more censorship from Big Tech, calling on Silicon Valley to crackdown on "hate speech." The trouble is that as Big Tech censors "hate," it's also silencing Christian and conservative content. Caitlin Burke recently spoke with a veteran who decided to fight back against Christian censorship, by creating a platform specifically meant to give them a voice. 


In 2017, USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in federal prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He'd sexually abused more than 160 girls and women over more than two decades. The first woman to come forward was Rachael Denhollander. Her accusations emboldened many other victims to come forward. Reporter Heather Sells recently sat down with Denhollander to talk about her experience. She says this is a platform she never wanted, but it's important that she be a good steward of it, all the same, because other victims are watching. Sells is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


As your purchases from the holiday sales start to arrive, a small town in Virginia is receiving some packages in an unusual way: drone delivery. CBN News producer Gabe LaMonica recently covered the pilot program that is testing drone delivery on demand. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Justice Neil Gorsuch recently sat down to speak with CBN News Senior Washington correspondent, Jennifer Wishon, about his new book, A Republic, If You Can Keep It.  She was given strict guidelines for the interview and told to stick only to topics he wrote about. However, there’s not much in the book about his faith and she felt that was something she needed to ask him about.

“I spoke to his staff before the interview and at first they were a little leery because Justice Gorsuch thinks his faith is very personal, as many people do, but then after some time they came back to me and told me that he would be willing to answer one question about his faith,” Wishon said on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown.

Listen in to hear how Gorsuch says his faith has sustained him throughout his career and about a special moment during his Supreme Court nomination process when God provided exactly what he needed at just the right moment.



After a whirlwind two weeks of testimony, the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up its public hearings, Thursday, in the Democrats push to impeach President Trump. Democrats say the evidence is clear: the president abused his power. Trump says Democrats have looked like fools during the impeachment hearings. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson has been there to cover it all. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with some behind the scenes insight into what it's been like to covering such a historic and chaotic process and a look at what's next. 


Democrats faced off in Atlanta Wednesday night in their fifth debate. The big surprise of the night: no one went after Pete Buttigieg, who just last week surged ahead in the Iowa and New Hampshire polls. 

"The game all along has been that the Democrat who's going to win is going to have to convince democratic voters that they're the one that will best be able to beat Donald Trump. And so, therefore, I think Donald Trump has shockingly been the focus of all of this all long. That's why you're not seeing the knockdown, drag-out democrat fight," said CBN News chief political correspondent David Brody.

Listen in to today's CBN News Daily Rundown for a post-debate debrief with Brody and CBN News national security correspondent Eric Philips. 



Pete Buttigieg may not be the official front-runner in the Democratic primary, but CBN News chief political analyst, David Brody, says there’s no doubt the attacks in tonight’s debate will be aimed in his direction.

“He’s a great candidate…he reminds me of Barack Obama back in 2007…from a cadence perspective, from a generational perspective, from an uplifting perspective and boy, he’s able to kind of weave a narrative…and he’s brought in faith, Barack Obama brought in faith as well, and he’s able to do it in this kind of progressive, compassionate Matthew 25 type of gospel that we’ve heard before,” Brody said of Buttigieg.

Listen in to today's CBN News Daily Rundown as Brody shares his expectations for tonight's fifth Democratic debate. 


A surprise announcement, Monday, from the Trump administration involving the so-called Israeli settlements and a policy change that the president says is meant to, "right a historical wrong."

President Obama believed that Israeli settlements in the West Bank were illegal under international law, so his policy at the UN and in Washington was to prevent new construction. The Trump administration is now reversing that policy.

“It’s more than just symbolic because here you have America saying, ‘Hey wait this is wrong, this is not true, it’s wrong and we don’t have to hold this up as an icon that you won’t have peace unless you get rid of all the settlements,’” said Mideast correspondent Julie Stahl on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown.


CBN News chief political analyst David Brody recently sat down with former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, in an exclusive interview. They talked about her new book, "With All Due Respect," her relationship with President Trump and what her political future looks like. Here's a hint, she's still one to watch. Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.