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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Again Fox, sound quality is terrible. Why does NPR, Axios, and Apples morning brief sound professionally done while fox podcast sounds likes high school AV club?
Trey Yingst needs a vacation. He’s slipping and skewing. Move someone else in who understands the issues better. Both sides. A correspondent needs to keep opinion OUT of the mix.