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Where Israel-Hamas War Stands22:30Dec. 7 will mark two months since Hamas attacked Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 others hostage. Fighting between Hamas and Israel resumed Friday after the release of about 100 hostages during a weeklong cease-fire. As Israeli troops advance in Gaza, they are “constricting the size of ground they don’t control,” defense expert Robert Greenway says of the Israel Defense Forces. Israel is now advancing to conduct military operations in southern Gaza in addition to the north, and Greenway, director of the Center for National Defense at The Heritage Foundation, says that’s necessary because “you can’t have a sanctuary” region where terrorists can remain. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)Greenway joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain how the U.S. should be engaged in the war and to share what is known about the hostages that have been freed and those still in captivity. Enjoy the show!
Disney Corruption Scandal, Horrific Hamas Rapes, Democrat Strategist Compares ‘Christian Nationalists’ to al-Qaeda | Dec. 415:18TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: A report from the Florida governor’s office reveals corruption at Disney World. Democratic strategist James Carville says "Christian nationalists" are an even greater threat to America than al-Qaeda. China claimed that a U.S. Navy vessel illegally entered the South China Sea.Israel reports it had launched 10,000 airstrikes against Hamas since the war began on Oct. 7th. It has been confirmed that rape not only took place during Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7, but appears to have been part of the attack plan. Relevant Linkshttps://www.dailysignal.com/2023/12/04/mouses-house-disney-captured-local-government-perks-akin-bribes/ https://www.thejc.com/news/israel/hamas-gang-raped-and-beheaded-women-at-rave-massacre-fresh-testimony-reveals-blp0ghdl?utm_source=sharebutton&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=topListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Nun Hails Legal Victory for Life and Privacy in Pro-Abortion State16:14After filing a lawsuit, a Catholic community of sisters in New York has won a victory for life and for privacy.In June 2022, New York passed a law allowing state officials to access pro-life pregnancy resource centers' sensitive information. The state Department of Health was granted permission to investigate pro-life pregnancy centers via demanding access to information about the centers’ policies.The law was immediately concerning to the Sisters of Life because “It's so important that they feel safe,” Sister Maris Stella says, referring to the women they serve.Stella, vicar general of the Sisters of Life, says the community of nuns is dedicated to serving women facing unplanned pregnancies, and part of that service often involves having “sacred conversations with them, and we come to know their history, their hopes, their fears, their dreams.”To protect the nuns' privacy and the privacy of the women they serve, the Sisters filed a lawsuit asking a federal court for an order to protect them from government investigation. In November, New York agreed to comply with the federal court order.Stella joins "The Daily Signal Podcast" with Mark Rienzi, president and CEO of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which litigated the case on the sisters' behalf, to discuss the legal victory. Stella also offers her insights on the future of the pro-life movement.Enjoy the show!
Santos Removed From House, Fighting Resumes Between Israel and Hamas, Sandra Day O'Connor Dies | Dec. 109:36TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., and Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., faceoff in a fiery debate.Fighting between Israel and Hamas resumes. Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., is ousted from Congress in a bipartisan vote of 311 to 114. UN climate conference underway in United Arab Emirates amid scandal. Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor dies at the age of 93.Relevant LinksDebate Night: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/11/30/4-takeaways-from-newsom-desantis-debate/ Listen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
How Biden Admin Is Twisting the Law in New Transgender Foster Care Rule26:31Jonathan Skrmetti, the Republican attorney general of Tennessee, has pledged that he will sue the Department of Health and Human Services under President Joe Biden if it finalizes a rule forcing gender ideology on foster parents.Skrmetti laid out the legal arguments against the rule in a conversation Wednesday with "The Daily Signal Podcast.""This is a federal agency making law, treading on both the prerogatives of Congress and really the prerogatives of the state legislatures," Skrmetti said."Family law has always been a state issue," he explained. "The states have developed a rich body of family law dealing with issues like foster care. This is a really heavy-handed intrusion by the federal government in pursuit of a political end but at the expense of kids. So constitutionally, there's a structural problem with a federal agency making law in an area where the states should be making the law and where the states have been making the law."HHS’ Administration for Children and Families proposed a new rule Sept. 28 on “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements” and allowed Americans to submit public comments by Nov. 27. Skrmetti submitted a comment as Tennessee's attorney general, and 16 other state attorneys general signed on to it.Enjoy the conversation with Skrmetti.
DeSantis vs. Newsom Showdown, 3 Israelis Killed in Jerusalem, Kissinger’s Legacy | Nov. 3009:33TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: Floria Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom to debate over their policies and vision for America’s future. Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away at the age of 100. Three Israeli citizens are shot dead at a bus stop in Jerusalem. U.S. - Israeli released hostage is the grandniece of a Democrat Party donor Hirsh Naftali. House considers bill banning federal funding from being used to house illegal aliens on federal land. Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Lisa Boothe’s Crusade for Truth29:52"Authentic" is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. It’s also a good way to describe Fox News contributor and podcast host Lisa Boothe, whose own authenticity is evident whenever she’s on TV or interviewing guests for her show, “The Truth With Lisa Boothe.”During her frequent Fox News appearances—or stints guest-hosting for Fox anchors such as Laura Ingraham—Boothe brings a straightforward, commonsense approach to viewers. She spoke with The Daily Signal about the opportunity that led her from Capitol Hill to the media world—and why she believes so many outlets are falling out of favor today.“I feel like we’ve just lost common sense, period,” Boothe says. “I think we’re a society, and it extends to the media as well, of cowardice, a lack of common sense, probably just intentional lying, and just no morality. There’s no wrong vs. right anymore.”Hamas’ barbaric attack on Israel—and the surge of antisemitism that followed—are just one example Boothe cites as a failure of the news media to distinguish wrong from right.“Imagine how insanely frustrating it would be to be Israel. You have the most Jews slaughtered in a single day since the Holocaust, you have babies that were beheaded, you have women who are raped next to the bodies of their dead friends at a concert, completely unarmed,” Boothe said. “Just complete, utter atrocities, right? And then you have the media questioning what happened that day, questioning the beheading of babies.”Israel, she said, was so compelled to counter pro-Palestinian propaganda that it invited journalists—including The Daily Signal—to view 43 minutes of video depicting Hamas terrorists' brutal atrocities.“Israel has to confirm things that these Hamas terrorists videotaped themselves and put out to the public, but then the media’s just pushing out Hamas propaganda without question,” Boothe said. “I mean, it’s just disgusting.”Boothe said she felt a similar frustration during the COVID-19 hysteria that consumed the country beginning in 2020. From the start, she thought the government reaction was overblown—from widespread lockdowns to vaccine mandates.As a result, she started her own podcast to offer a countervailing narrative.“I believe I was the first person at Fox to come out and say, ‘I’m not getting the vaccine,’” Boothe said. “I just got frustrated that I didn’t have my own outlet to have these conversations, and interview these types of people, and to have that space of exploring this other side. [It] ended up being the right side, but not at the time—it was very dangerous.”Today, Boothe’s show features a mix of political and cultural warriors who offer a different perspective from what you’ll hear from legacy media outlets. She posts new episodes every few days. “The Truth With Lisa Boothe” is syndicated by iHeartPodcasts and available on all major platforms.
Google Maps Targets Pro-Life Center, True Cost of Inflation, Schumer Blasts Antisemitism | Nov. 2907:54TOP NEWS | On today’s Daily Signal Top News, we break down: Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says there has been a “spike in antisemitism” fueled by pro-Hamas “dogwhistles” at protests.Inflation continues to cost the average American dearly.Google Maps removes directions to a Washington, D.C., pro-life pregnancy center.Suicides hit a record high in 2022.Relevant LinksListen to other podcasts from The Daily Signal: https://www.dailysignal.com/podcasts/Get daily conservative news you can trust from our Morning Bell newsletter: DailySignal.com/morningbellsubscription Listen to more Heritage podcasts: https://www.heritage.org/podcastsSign up for The Agenda newsletter — the lowdown on top issues conservatives need to know about each week: https://www.heritage.org/agenda
Going Where Government Can’t: One Woman’s Mission to Help the Persecuted24:36Baroness Caroline Cox has a long history of service in public office, but her passion for justice has led her not only to Great Britain's House of Lords but to war-torn, poverty-stricken nations around the world. “The mission is to work for people who are suffering oppression and persecution in areas which are largely unreached by the major aid organizations like the [United Nations],” Cox says of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, which she leads.Cox, who joins this episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast,” says her organization intentionally goes where others can’t because the U.N., for example, “can only go places with permission of a sovereign government.” The work is “risky” but also a “privilege,” says Cox, who is an independent member of the House of Lords who served as deputy speaker there from 1985 to 2005.“The majority we work with happen to be Christians because Christians are suffering a lot of persecution around the world today,” Cox says.The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust also works with Muslims who are suffering in Sudan's Blue Nile State, as well as with Buddhists in Myanmar (formerly Burma), she notes. On the podcast, Cox also talks about her fight for the rights of Muslim women who are forced to live under Sharia law in the United Kingdom, as well as her advocacy work for persecuted religious groups across the globe. She also describes the response in the U.K. to the Israel-Hamas war. Enjoy the show!