The CBN News Daily Rundown


There's a major responsibility that comes from covering some of the biggest news stories--a responsibility to tell the truth. CBN News Washington DC photographer Patrick Robertson says this is even more important when the story you're telling has no words. On today's CBN News Daily Rundown, he shares moments he witnessed through the lens of his camera that those with even the best access likely missed.



On Friday tens of thousands of people will march from the Washington Monument to the US Supreme Court during the 46th Annual March for Life. There's been a 79 percent decrease in the number of abortion clinics since 1991 when there was more than 2,100. The rate of unborn babies aborted has also dropped in the last decade, but pro-life advocates say the abortion holocaust is far from over. Reporter Paul Strand recently spoke with the president of March for Life. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


A church in The Hague is relying on an obscure Dutch law to keep a family of refugees from being deported. Apparently, police are not allowed to disrupt a church service to make an arrest. So, in late October a small group of local ministers decided to rotate through leading one non-stop service in Bethel Church, where they were providing refuge to the Tamrazyan family. It's been going now for three months. Reporter George Thomas recently visited Bethel Church. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo started an extensive trip to the Middle East this week--working to reassure America's allies in the region after President Trump announced the US would withdraw from Syria. In an exclusive interview with CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell, Pompeo said that the United States will make sure that the Christian church has opportunities, freedom and the ability to grow in the Middle East. Chris is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


As the government shutdown drags on, some members of Congress are focusing on a solution that's being called 'DACA for the Wall.' The deal would involve some sort of reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, in exchange for border security funding. Washington correspondent Amber Strong recently spoke with a DACA recipient who's been watching as her fate has been used as a negotiating tool over the last year. She asked, why let it get to this point, 'why not become a US citizen as soon as you turned 18?' Amber is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


In a rare prime-time address from the Oval Office, President Trump said the situation at our southern border is a humanitarian crisis. The Democrat response: He's making it up. CBN News Chief Political Analyst David Brody says the decision to take the border battle to the American people was a wise one because ultimately it could be public pressure that forces Washington to end its funding stalemate. David is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Day 18 of the partial government shutdown: financial experts predict the cost to re-open the government will now more than triple the amount of money President Trump asked for, for a wall on our southern border. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with the stories of federal workers who say they feel like pawns in the greater game of politics. 


National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are on damage control after President Trump's announcement that US troops would pull out of Syria. Both Israel and the Kurds in Syria are concerned about the US leaving the region. The original timetable for the withdrawal was 30 days, but now it seems there will be a more orderly drawdown. Mideast Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell and Mideast correspondent Julie Stahl are on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with the latest from Israel. 


The state department is warning US citizens visiting or living in China that they could face some special travel restrictions. In the past, Chinese authorities have enforced "exit bans" to keep US citizens from leaving China--sometimes for years. CBN News international correspondent George Thomas says this new warning comes on the heels of a major religious crackdown in China and increasing tensions with the US.


Government Shutdown: Day 13
About a quarter of the federal government is still out of work. Both sides seem at an impasse. President Trump won't approve a funding bill that doesn't include money for a border wall and the new democratic House won't pass a bill that does. Chief political analyst David Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with his prediction of how this will all play out.