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15 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Evening Edition: Iran's Incoming President Promises To End Sanctions
New incoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a speech just days before he is sworn in, has promised to improve Iranian life by ending the 'tyrannical' sanctions imposed by the United States. Raisi himself has been sanctioned personally by the United States for his role in the execution of political prisoners while serving as a judge. FOX’s Eben Brown speaks to Bryan Leib, with 'Iranian Americans For Liberty', who says sanctions do work and the United States should keep the financial pressure on a cash strapped Iran.
35 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Could An Infrastructure Deal Also Mean 'Massive' Tax Increases?
Over the weekend, a group of senators reached an agreement on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package and many on Capitol Hill are hoping to vote this bill through before leaving Washington for their scheduled August recess. With the infrastructure bill expected to pass through the House and Senate, Democrats are also aiming to push their $3.5 trillion spending plan through before the recess as well, however the price tag has been a major source of contention between moderates and progressives in the party. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) joins to discuss what he expects to happen in Congress before the August recess, the state of the economy based on the latest inflation numbers, the impact tax hikes would have on American small businesses and how to responsibly deal with the end of eviction moratoriums in the country. The White House announced that 70% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the milestone meeting President Biden's goal almost one month later than originally planned. This as coronavirus cases surge across the country, many health officials blaming the Delta variant and anti-vaccinated Americans. Some are blaming vaccine hesitancy on the CDC's mixed messaging, especially the latest guidance on mask mandates. Former CDC Director and President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, Dr. Tom Frieden weighs in on the surge of Delta variant cases, the rise in vaccine rates, the new CDC mask guidance and breakthrough cases Plus, commentary by syndicated columnist and author of "America's Expiration Date," Cal Thomas.
18 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Evening Edition: Israel Offers Third Shot, Will The United States Do The Same?
Israel was a world leader in rolling out vaccinations for COVID-19 but since the Delta variant is causing a surge in cases they are now offering a third shot or booster of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to those over sixty. Israeli research shows immunity can decline over time and the booster aims to build that immunity back up. FOX’s Simon Owen speaks to Dr. Marc Siegel, FOX News Medical Contributor, about the decision to offer a booster and if the United States is heading in the same direction.
32 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Overdose Epidemic? Former DEA Agent On Who's To Blame
During the height of the pandemic, amid lockdowns and social distancing, Americans were dying from drug overdoses in record numbers. U.S. overdose deaths increased almost 30 percent in 2020 and while increased difficulty for seeking rehabilitation treatment played a role in this, another layer of danger was the criminal dealers lacing dangerous drugs into their synthetic opioids. Former Drug Enforcement Agency Agent in charge of Special Operations Division, Derek Maltz joins to explain what role the cartels and transnational criminal groups played in the trafficking of illegal opioids like fentanyl into the U.S. Maltz highlights the danger associated with the abuse of both prescription and street opioids, how China’s chemical supply for fentanyl is creating a surplus in America and what he hopes the politicians do about the overdose epidemic. On the first season of HGTV’s “Renovation Island,’ the Baeumler’s set off on an ambitious task: move their family to an island in the Bahamas to renovate an entire tropical vacation resort to one day operate as their own. The family faced unprecedented obstacles in pursuit of this project, facing not only a hurricane while working on South Andros Island, but staying on the island to rebuild the resort amid the COVID-19 pandemic. HGTV Hosts Bryan and Sarah Baeumler join to discuss how they made the decision to buy and build their Caerula Mar resort and the challenges they faced along the way. They explained how they adapted to the pandemic early on in their building project, the threat that COVID-19 posed to the hospitality industry and their hopes for the Caerula Mar resort now that life is beginning to return to normal. Plus, commentary by Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren.
17 minutes | Aug 1, 2021
FOX News Rundown Extra: A Legendary Gymnast On Simone Biles' Exit And Why The Sport Needs To Change
When gymnastics star and four-time gold medalist Simone Biles pulled out of two Olympic competitions last week it did more than shock the world. Her decision also put a spotlight on the sport, the pressure we put on young athletes and the issue of mental health. On the FOX News Rundown earlier this week, host Chris Foster spoke to three-time Olympian and gold medalist Dominique Dawes about Biles and the physical and emotional challenges of being an Olympic gymnast. Dawes described what she believes Biles went through before she pulled out of last week's team competition and how the lack of crowds at the Tokyo games could be impacting the competitors. Our original conversation with Dominique Dawes was too long and we could not include all of it in our original segment. On FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our complete interviews with the Olympic gold medalist and learn more about her views on the sport of gymnastics and how she is using her academy to help change its culture.
20 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
FOX News Rundown Extra: Are New Mask Rules And Vaccine Mandates Following The Science?
This week, President Biden announced he will require all federal workers to get the COVID vaccine or submit to frequent testing. This comes just days after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revised its recommendation for fully vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in areas with high coronavirus cases. The two decisions were intended to curb the impact of the Delta variant, but also created confusion and anger among many Americans. Earlier on the FOX News Rundown, host Jessica Rosenthal spoke to FOX News Medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel about the new mask guidelines, the imposition of vaccine mandates by some agencies and whether or not both policies were based on solid science. Dr. Siegel explained why he believes the threat of Delta variant and the current COVID surge did justify some increased precautions, he also explained why he felt the recent actions by health officials and the federal government could be going too far. Our original conversation with Dr. Marc Siegel was too long and we could not include all of it in our original segment. On FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our complete interview with the FOX News Medical contributor and get a better understanding of what he thinks can be done to address both the threat of the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy.
10 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Evening Edition: New COVID-19 Guidelines Announced As Delta Surge Continues
The CDC is describing the Delta variant as more contagious than the 'chickenpox' and is now saying indoor mask wearing needs to return. President Biden also announced new guidelines on federal employees regarding vaccinations. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Dr. Marty Makary, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of ‘The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care and How To Fix It’, about these new guidelines and how effective can they be.
34 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
What An Infrastructure Deal, COVID And The Capitol Riots Could Mean For 2022?
It's been a busy week on Capitol Hill. A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers reached an agreement Wednesday evening to advance the $1.2 trillion infrastructure spending bill after months of tense negotiations. The legislation includes $550 billion in new funding for "traditional" infrastructure programs. This week was also the first hearing on the January 6th insurrection. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) are the only Republicans to serve on the Democrat-led House committee after Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pulled GOP lawmakers in response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejecting two of the proposed Republican picks to join. Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), one of the lawmakers pulled from the committee, weighs in on the partisan feud over the committee selection, as well as the spending bill passing its first hurdle and the new COVID surge around the country. Earlier this week USA Olympic gymnast and four-time gold medalist Simone Biles announced she would withdraw from the remaining women's gymnastics events, citing mental health reasons. After this unprecedented decision, Biles has been met with some criticism, however this choice also spurred an outpouring of support from fellow athletes and gymnasts. Three-time USA Olympic Gymnast and gold medalist Dominique Dawes joins to share her experience as a young Olympic gymnast and explains why Simone Biles likely made this decision and how mental health factors into an athlete's performance. Dawes also talks about her goal of changing the negative mental health environment surrounding gymnastics and how forming her own gym, the Dominique Dawes Gymnastics Academy, has furthered that objective. Don't miss the good news with Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary by FOX News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett.
14 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Evening Edition: Why We Want Democracy In Tunisia To Succeed
Last weekend, Tunisian President Kais Saied dismissed the Prime Minister and suspended all activities by the parliament inciting protests with opposition leaders calling it a “coup”. President Saied has said this would only last thirty days but world leaders have voiced concerns urging calm and a quick return to democratic rule. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), Foreign Affairs Committee Member, who has recently written a letter to the Secretary of State urging the administration to do more to help Tunisia during this time.
29 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Sen. Paul Pushes Back Against The Push For Vaccine Mandates
President Biden is expected to announce today whether or not he will require a vaccine mandate for federal employees. This comes as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention revised its recommendation for fully vaccinated Americans to wear masks indoors in areas with high coronavirus cases. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and FOX News Medical Contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weigh in on the possibility of vaccine mandates and the updated CDC mask guidance for fully vaccinated people. Tuesday July 27th, North and South Korean officials restored communication channels between their two nations after more than a year since the hotlines had been cut off by North Korea. The two Koreas are reportedly seeking to rebuild relations amid economic strains and health issues impacting the region due to the pandemic. U.S. officials see this as a positive step towards once again negotiating denuclearization with Pyeongyang. South Korea President Moon's administration relayed in a televised briefing that the two countries agreed to "restore mutual confidence and develop their relationships again as soon as possible." Newsweek Columnist and Author of "The Great US-China Tech War," Gordon Chang, joins to discuss the significance of this agreement, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Kim regime's grip on power and the importance of the truth about coronavirus origins being revealed by China. Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Joe Concha.
15 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Evening Edition: Iran And ISIS Eye Iraq As U-S Combat Mission Ends
President Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the White House Monday coming to an agreement that U-S forces in Iraq would end their combat mission but stay on to advise and assist with the fight against ISIS. Shia-led political parties with an allegiance to Iran have been demanding the withdrawal and have been accused of orchestrating most of the rocket attacks on U-S military bases. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Behnam Ben Taleblu, a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, about the impact of the decision to leave Iraq as Iran and ISIS closely watch.
32 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Mask Mandates, COVID Surges, and Vaccine Misinformation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance Tuesday, recommending that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 should again wear masks indoors in areas of the U.S. where the virus is surging. The CDC also recommends that children wear masks this fall as they return to school for in-person learning. President Biden continues to urge Americans to be vaccinated as Delta variant cases continue to rise. This, as the White House continues its battle against coronavirus vaccine misinformation on social media, blaming it for vaccine hesitancy in America. Howard Kurtz, host of "MediaBUZZ" on the FOX News Channel and the Media BUZZMeter podcast, weighs in on the role social media platforms like Facebook play in vaccine misinformation, the debate over what misinformation is and where we draw the line with government involvement in determining what information people can or cannot see online. According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, from April 2020 to March 2021 there were nearly 13 billion dollars in overpayments and fraud in unemployment benefits. The continuation of enhanced unemployment benefits has been a major topic of debate in the U.S. Some governors have opted out, insisting they discourage people from returning to the workforce. Many many on the left, including President Biden, have said businesses should simply pay their workers a more attractive wage. With the news of taxpayer funds being mismanaged to the tune of billions of dollars, many are looking for answers and solutions. Hillary Vaughn of Fox Business joins to discuss how the U.S. government overpaid in federal unemployment over the course of the pandemic, how criminals and scammers took advantage of the system to turn a profit and what lawmakers in Washington are doing to correct this mismanagement of federal resources. Plus, commentary by FOX News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean
14 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Evening Edition: Critics Say More Than Sanctions Are Needed To Support Cubans
President Biden announced last week new sanctions against a top Cuban military official and the special military unit most responsible for violent repression of those protesting the communist regime. Some support those sanctions but many others want to see more done including restoring internet services the government blocked after being used by protest organizers. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Michael Gonzalez, of the Heritage Foundation, who escaped the island when he was twelve and feels the United States can be doing more to help Cubans calling for change.
29 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Is President Biden Prematurely Ending The War On Terror?
On Monday President Biden hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the Oval Office, where he announced that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude at the end of 2021. The President adding that American troops will continue to train and assist Iraqi forces in the fight against ISIS. Meanwhile, the timetable is still set for military operations in Afghanistan to be over by August. So is the war on terror finally coming to an end? Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) weighs in on what it means for America's foreign policy. It has been over two weeks since the Texas House Democrats fled their state for Washington, DC to prevent quorum and block Republican voting legislation from being passed into law. They also appealed to Congress to take action protecting voting rights at the federal level. Back home, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned he plans to arrest the Democrats who left the state and assured the public he will continue calling special sessions until the voting rights legislation is put to a vote. One of those State Representatives, Democrat Harold Dutton Jr., joins to discuss why he has returned to Texas, the conversations he has had with Republicans about his issues with the legislation and the importance of election integrity and ensuring that voting laws make it easier for Texans to vote. Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of the Guy Benson Show.
15 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Evening Edition: Democracy In Tunisia Facing Crisis
The President of Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, has ousted the Prime Minister and froze all activities by the parliament just a day after massive protests over a failing economy and the handling of COVID. Also, over a hundred are dead or missing after massive flooding and mudslides hit India. FOX Field Producer Yonat Friling, joins Trey to discuss these stories and others developing around the world.
35 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
As Delta Variant Spreads, Is A Return To Normal Put In Jeopardy?
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is providing cause for concern, as some projection models predict a steady increase in cases through the fall. Currently, the spread of the virus has continued in largely unvaccinated communities across the country and public officials including President Biden are pushing incentives and new solutions to reach out to the vaccine hesitant citizens of America. While vaccines are part of the solution, Americans have seen new pandemic rules pop up in various aspects of their lives. Dr. Syra Madad, Senior Director of the Pathogens Program at New York City Health and Hospitals, joins to discuss new pandemic rules in the NFL and Olympics in response to the Delta variant, the new hotspots for COVID-19 around the world, new questions surrounding vaccine efficacy and weighs in on the guidelines for schools reopening this fall. After serving more than two years of a three to ten-year sentence, Bill Cosby was freed from prison on June 30, after his sexual assault conviction was tossed out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The state’s high court dropped the disgraced “Cosby Show” star’s sentence after learning about an agreement with a previous prosecutor that prevented him from being charged in the case. FOX Nation host Nancy Grace weighs in on the shocking decision to release Cosby, why she disagrees with it and her new FOX Nation special: “Released: A Bill Cosby Investigation with Nancy Grace.” Plus, commentary by commentary by former White House speechwriter and Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen.
23 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
FOX News Rundown EXTRA: What Neil deGrasse Tyson Really Thinks About The Billionaire Space Race
Two billionaires are getting a lot of attention for launching their own rockets into space ... or at least the edge of outer space. But not all the buzz about the recent blastoffs has been good for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Virgin's Sir Richard Branson, who both have their own space companies. The launches were intended to create some enthusiasm for the space tourism industry. But many critics found the brief trips unimpressive or wasteful. Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently joined host Lisa Brady on FOX News Rundown to discuss space tourism and share his reaction to the recent flights. While Tyson hopes to see tourists vacationing in space becoming more common and attainable in the future, he also had his own critiques of the recent highly publicized launches Our interview was too long and we could not include all of it in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and hear his complete unique take on the billionaires' space race and what the future of space tourism and exploration should look like.
23 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
FOX News Rundown Extra: COVID Is Staging A Comeback. Are Mask Mandates Really The Answer?
COVID is trying to stage a comeback, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. As the Delta variant spreads throughout the U.S., so is talk of reimposing mask mandates. Earlier this week on the FOX News Rundown, Admiral Brett Giroir -- former Assistant Health Secretary under President Trump -- joined host Lisa Brady to discuss the recent COVID spikes and whether mask mandates are the way to curb them. While Admiral Giroir says certain Americans should continue to mask up, he insists the government should not mandate them. However, he did lay out what the Biden Administration and health officials should be doing more to address the current coronavirus wave. Our interview was too long and we could not include all of it in our original segment. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear our entire conversation with former Assistant Health Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir and hear his complete take on what government should and should not do as it deals with yet another COVID surge and millions of Americans who are still reluctant to be vaccinated.
14 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Evening Edition: Both Unemployment And Inflation Rise In June
After experiencing losses due to inflation fears and concerns over the Delta variant surge, the stock market made a comeback late this week. Wall Street is certain to keep watching both situations very closely in the weeks to come. FOX’s Trey Yingst speaks with Al Lord, the founder of Lexerd Capital Management, about inflation concerns and the current state of the economy.
34 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Sen. Tim Scott On A Congress That Can't Get Anything Done
The bipartisan infrastructure bill failed its test vote in the Senate, however the group of Democratic and Republican lawmakers who drafted the framework continue negotiating the legislation and President Biden suggested this would be a momentary setback until the measure is brought back next week. After the failed vote, some Democrats began discussing budget reconciliation as a method to fold physical infrastructure into their already multi-trillion spending plan. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) has had a front row seat to the chaos in the Senate and joins to explain why Republicans voted down the bipartisan infrastructure bill and his hopes that the bill will deal with physical infrastructure instead of a Democrat wish list. He explains his concern with inflation impacting the U.S. economy, his advocacy for police reform that better funds law enforcement and his priorities for his 2022 Senate re-election campaign. Earlier this week, the world watched Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos take-off into space for a 10-minute flight and land successfully back onto Earth with his space crew. This was Blue Origin's first human flight into space and the second historic space mission this month following Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson's space launch. Is this the beginning of the space tourism industry or is it now becoming the battle of the billionaires in space? We speak with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the recent Blue Origin flight, and if billionaires getting involved will negatively impact the perception of space tourism. Don't miss the good news with Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary by Rachel Campos-Duffy, co-host of "FOX & Friends Weekend" and co-host of From the Kitchen Table.
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