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What Can We Expect From Biden-Putin Summit?
Today, half of the eligible U.S. population is fully vaccinated, with more than 90% of Americans over 65 having received at least one dose of the vaccine. The United States now has more vaccines than those looking to be inoculated. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joins the podcast to discuss the success of the Vax-a-Million program in his state, vaccine hesitancy, and the responsibility of the United States to provide vaccines to other countries.
President Biden is overseas on his first foreign trip since taking office. The President will meet with G7 leaders in the United Kingdom, then heads to Brussels for the NATO summit and will end his international trip in Geneva with a sit down meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the recent cyber and ransomware attacks, Russia's election interference and its behavior on the Ukraine border. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland and former CIA Chief of Station and FOX News Contributor Dan Hoffman discuss the upcoming talks between the two presidents.
Vice President Kamala Harris made her first international trip this week, visiting Guatemala and Mexico to address corruption in these countries amid the record migrant surge at the U.S. southern border. Republicans have blamed the increase of border crossings on the Biden administration's immigration policies, while also criticizing the Vice President for still not making a trip to the southern border. FOX News National Correspondent Bryan Llenas travelled with Vice President Harris to Guatemala and Mexico and he tells Rachel what he saw on the ground and the Vice President's messaging to the countries she visited.
This week, infrastructure talks between Senator Shelley Moore Capito and President Biden ended without a resolution. By Thursday, though, a bipartisan group of 10 Senators announced a new framework that will reportedly cost $1.2 trillion over eight years and according to Senator Mitt Romney is "fully paid for". Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, discusses the future of this framework in a very partisan Congress.
A New Issue In Diplomacy: Cyberattacks
On Sunday, the world's largest meat processor, JBS, underwent a cyberattack that shut down facilities across the nation. At present, the FBI is investigating as many as 100 different types of ransomware as U.S. corporations continue to suffer attacks. Morgan Wright, Chief Security Advisor at Sentinel One and Cyber Security Expert, discusses what these strikes mean for the companies who suffer them, and how the United States can beef up cyber defense.
Later this month, President Joe Biden will meet with foreign leaders at the G7 and NATO summits in Europe. The President will also meet with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on June 13 and have a "bilateral summit with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin on June 16th," according to Secretary Jen Psaki. Fox News Contributor and former communications advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry, Marie Harf, and Fox News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Greg Palkot, discuss what President Biden should hope to accomplish in these meetings.
Will Democrats and Republicans be able to find common ground and pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan? While President Biden has indicated that he wants a bipartisan compromise on his infrastructure bill, he has also indicated he won't wait on Republicans. If a deal is not reached Democrats said they will go it alone again through a process called budget reconciliation. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram about what budget reconciliation is and if we'll have an infrastructure plan passed this summer.
This week marked the official start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season and FEMA is getting ready for what is expected to be an active one according to NOAA. FEMA has already been stretched thin this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, wildfires, and the migrant surge at the southern border. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with former FEMA administrator Pete Gaynor about how FEMA gets ready for hurricane season, how COVID-19 changed the way FEMA prepares for disasters and how Americans can plan ahead to get ready for this year's upcoming season.
Investigations Abound: UFOs, Belarus, & Wuhan
On Friday, Senate Democrats found themselves six votes shy of the 60-vote majority necessary to create a commission on the January 6th riot at the United States Capitol. Following that vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuk Schumer expressed his doubts at the possibility of bipartisan agreement in the Senate, prompting more calls to end the filibuster. Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, weighs in on what that would mean for Capitol Hill, and if it's possible to 'tailor' the filibuster rather than completely removing it.
President Biden ordered intelligence agencies to "redouble" efforts to investigate the origins of COVID-19 this week, with the intelligence community expected to report their findings within 90 days. Rachel Sutherland speaks to the President & Founder of GZERO Media Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, about the investigation and the complexities of the United States' present relationship with China.
On Sunday, Ryanair Flight 4978 was subject to a 'state-sponsored hijacking' as it crossed through Belarusian air space. Upon landing, journalist Roman Protasevich was removed from the plane and taken into custody. Fox News Foreign Correspondent, Benjamin Hall, discusses the global response to this event, what legal ramifications a 'hijacking' has, and the sanctions Belarus now faces from NATO countries and the rest of the EU.
Within the next month, a Pentagon task force is expected to present its findings on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs). UAPs have been reported by a number of pilots in recent years, and are often characterized as dots on radar or flashes of light that defy normal flight patterns and can not be explained. Fox News Pentagon Correspondent Jennifer Griffin joins FOX News Rundown host Chris Foster to discuss these allegations of unexplained phenomena and the intelligence community's next steps.
Will There Be A Commission On January 6th?
This week, the House of Representatives narrowly voted to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th. That resolution faces fierce opposition in a narrowly divided Senate, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he does not support the plan. Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, discusses what's likely to happen in the Senate, and how lawmakers have drawn on the 9/11 and Benghazi commissions as they've considered this proposal.
After 11 days of violence that left hundreds dead, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday. President Biden praised the ceasefire during a white House speech this week, but the President's measured strategy on the conflict drew criticism from both parties. Democrats accusing him of not being tough in Israel and Republicans saying he didn't do enough to support Israel. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with FOX News Mideast Correspondent Trey Yingst who covered the conflict.
When it comes to mask wearing, there's a mixed bag of rules depending which state you're in, despite the CDC's latest guidance that says, if you are fully vaccinated you do not have to wear a mask outdoors or inside in most cases. The latest in a string of recommendations catching businesses and state and local governments off guard. Rachel Sutherland speaks with former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden on the mask confusion.
New divisions have reared their ugly heads in Washington, D.C. and this time, they aren't just between Democrats and Republicans. As lawmakers consider creating a commission on the events of January 6th, in-party divisions have appeared, with 35 House Republicans siding with House Democrats. Meanwhile, Democrats are seeing divisions of their own over what has unfolded between Israel & Hamas in recent weeks. Chris Wallace, Anchor of Fox News Sunday, joins Jared to discuss all of the tensions in the nation's capital and abroad this week.
Liz Cheney Ousted From GOP Leadership
The CDC announced this week children as young as 12 can receive the coronavirus vaccine and that fully vaccinated Americans don't have to wear their masks outside and inside in most situations. FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland speaks with Dr. Sally Goza, past president of American Academy of Pediatrics about vaccinating young people and how to reassure parents who may be worried about getting their children vaccinated.
On Wednesday, House Republicans voted by secret ballot to replace Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the Chair of The House Republican Conference. By Friday, the party had replaced Cheney with Representative Elise Stefanik of New York's 21st district. Fox News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram discusses what this ousting of Representative Cheney says about Republican Party, and the state of her political future, as she plans to run again in 2022.
This week, President Biden met with the big four congressional leaders at the White House to discuss coming together on a definition of infrastructure. The following day, President Biden and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg met with a group of Senate Republicans led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), for a conversation which Senator Capito described "productive." Fox News White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy, joins the podcast to discuss where President Biden's proposals stand, and how lawmakers are doing in their pursuit of common ground.
Filling up the gas tank became a bigger chore this week as many drivers flew into a panic over the cyber-attack on the Colonial pipeline. Even as the pipeline reopened, the run on gas left pumps dry in parts of the east coast. Rachel Sutherland speaks with FOX Business Network contributor and Senior Account Executive and Market Analyst at the Price Futures Group, Phil Flynn about this week's cyber-attack and what people should do if they're planning on traveling for Memorial Day weekend.
Will America Reach Herd Immunity?
With more and more Americans getting vaccinated, will the U.S get back to normal for the summer? The CDC recommended this week that fully vaccinated people can gather in small groups indoors and don't have to wear masks when they are outside. Schools across the country are reopening at a steady pace across the U.S. Dr. Francis Collins, of the National Institutes of Health joins FOX News Washington Correspondent Rachel Sutherland to discuss if the U.S. will reach "herd immunity".
On Wednesday, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) tweeted "The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is ... poisoning our democratic system." Fox News Congressional Correspondent, Chad Pergram, discusses the divisions among House Republicans, why the Republican Conference may be looking to distance itself from Congresswoman Cheney, and what's ahead for a divided Republican party.
This week, President Biden toured the United States to promote his American Families Plan and American Jobs Plan; proposals the President describes as "once in a generation." G. William Hoagland, a Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center, joins the podcast to discuss past government infusions such as President Roosevelt's "New Deal" or President Johnson's "Great Society", the effects of large-scale spending, and what past spending and increased tax rates can tell us about future job creation and economic prosperity.
The Pentagon is increasing defenses in Afghanistan to protect U.S. troops withdrawing from the country as America draws its longest war to a close. Rachel Sutherland speaks with FOX News Pentagon Correspondent Lucas Tomlinson about withdrawal process, and this past week's 10 year anniversary of the raid that killed former Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
I don’t thank they should reopen right now
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It sounds like they recorded this on an elementary calculator
Lol, you have an episode about fact-checking? Is this a satirical podcast?