The President's Daily Brief

The President's Daily Brief

Each morning, the President of the United States receives a highly classified briefing on the most important issues facing the country -- The President's Daily Brief. Now you can hear your very own PDB, in the form of a podcast, every morning at 6am Eastern, and every afternoon at 4pm Eastern. You'll get 20 minutes of the most important topics of the day and why you should care, arming you with what you need to know to help solve America's most pressing challenges. Former CIA Operations Officer Mike Baker hosts new episodes daily.

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April 22, 2024 98 mins
Today we'd like to direct your attention to another podcast, the Megyn Kelly show. Megyn Kelly is joined by Emily Jashinsky, host of "The Federalist Radio Hour," and Eliana Johnson, editor of the Washington Free Beacon, to discuss former National Enquirer head David Pecker taking the stand as the first witness in the Trump Trial, what was said in the opening statements by prosecution and defense, the absurd accusations of election ...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    Tensions are once again flaring in the Baltic, as Poland’s leaders say they are ready to host nuclear weapons in their country on behalf of NATO to counter Russia’s military buildup along their border. After three months of relative calm, it appears drone and rocket attacks targeting U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria by regional militant groups have resumed. To listen to the show ad-f...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Kicking off with the passage of the contentious $95 billion foreign aid legislation by the US House of Representatives, its components, and the immediate, heated response from Russia. We break down the new details about Israel's precise airstrike in Iran, an operation executed with surgical accuracy by the Israeli Air Force. In an unprecedented move the White House is getting ready...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    We’ll bring you the latest updates regarding Israel’s retaliatory strikes against Iran as leaders in Tehran attempt to downplay the incident. We’ll discuss a U.S. State Department report that reveals North Korea is producing biological weapons, including weaponized viruses and bacteria, as part of the regime’s secretive germ warfare program. To listen to the show ad-free, become a...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Israel launches its retaliatory strike, striking a target inside the territory of Iran. A pivotal moment at the United Nations Security Council as members prepare to vote on a Palestinian bid for full UN membership. What are the stakes and potential outcomes of this critical vote? Alarming developments in cybersecurity as a report uncovers Russian military hackers targeting water t...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson is bucking the conservative wing of the GOP in his riskiest move yet, announcing plans to bring three foreign aid bills, including a package for Ukraine, to the floor for a vote as early as Saturday. We’ll discuss a case of foreign sabotage in Germany, where two German-Russian nationals were recently arrested for plotting attacks aimed at under...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Israel has reportedly made its decision to respond to Iran's significant missile assault, amid a divided public opinion on the response. As the world watches the Middle East, we shift focus to Eastern Europe to assess Russia's grinding offensive in Ukraine, analyzing shifting front lines and Russian advances. Get the details on the impeachment proceedings against DHS Secretary Alej...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    A new report is shedding light on Russian troop deaths inside the meat grinder on Ukraine’s front lines, as President Volodymyr Zelensky moves to boost military conscriptions to counter Putin’s ongoing aggression. U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke to his Chinese counterpart for the first time in more than a year Tuesday as tensions continue to flare in the South China Sea. ...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We delve into the groundbreaking formation of the Middle East's new defense coalition, an unprecedented alliance showcasing regional unity against Iran's military aggressions. Analyzing President Biden's diplomatic tightrope walk, we discuss the potential repercussions of cutting off Iran's oil exports amidst skyrocketing global oil prices and the delicate balance with China. Ukrai...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    House Speaker Mike Johnson has outlined his plans to bring separate aid bills for Ukraine and Israel to the floor for a vote this week in a major test of the speaker’s ability to overcome the intense divisions within the Republican party. Reports are emerging that the Israeli response to Iran’s attack on Saturday will likely be limited in scope and target Iranian interests outside ...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We take a look at the aftermath of the unprecedented strike on Israeli soil, examining the emerging details of the attack and what they reveal about Iran's military prowess. Later, we'll analyze the shifting political winds in Eastern Europe, evaluating the latest responses from Russian and Ukrainian leaders to recent events and their potential impact on the war in Ukraine. In toda...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    In the wake of the Iranian retaliation against Israel over the weekend, the international community is sending a clear message to leaders in Jerusalem: do not respond. We are learning that the Iranian general whose death triggered Iran’s attack on Israel this weekend was directly involved in planning and executing the savage 7 October attacks. To listen to the show ad-free, become...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We take an in-depth look at Saturday’s historic attack by Iran against Israel, with over 300 drones and missiles reported to have been fired from Iranian soil into the Jewish state. The episode then turns to the global stage, examining the international community's reaction to Iran's unprecedented assault on Israel. We discuss the ripples on Capitol Hill as some Republican lawmaker...
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In this special Late Edition of the PDB: Iran’s retaliatory strike has begun. According to early reports, the Islamic Republic has launching over 100 drones and missiles from its own territory toward Israel. Mike Baker brings you the latest developments and gives his analysis of the historic attack. To listen to the show ad-free, become a premium member of The President’s Daily Brief by visiting PDBPremium.com. Please remember t...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    Israeli officials said they are preparing for a retaliatory attack from Iran inside their borders, in southern or northern Israel, as soon as Friday or Saturday. We'll also bring you an update on the growing debate around the controversial surveillance law known as FISA, as Congress moves one step closer to reauthorization. FBI Director Christopher Wray has issued a chilling warnin...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: American officials are cautioning of a possible attack on Israeli assets by Iran or its affiliates, and that the U.S. may play a role in Israel's defense. We’ll then move to Russia, where a shift towards authoritarianism is marked by the Kremlin's aggressive re-nationalization of key industries, targeting companies linked to nations it now considers hostile. The public's dismay gro...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    As fraught ceasefire negotiations continue between mediators in the Middle East, the head of Mossad is conceding for the first time that Israel must accept that they cannot free all the remaining hostages in a single truce agreement with Hamas. Meanwhile, Hamas has said rather ominously that they don’t have enough Israeli hostages left to trade. The Republican caucus in the House d...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: President Zelensky extends an invite to former President Trump for a Ukraine tour amidst election pressures. A new report exposes India's alleged involvement in 20 foreign assassinations since 2020. Dangerous Venezuelan gang members infiltrate US cities, posing a new border threat. President Biden contemplates unilateral border closure in response to record migrant crossings and p...
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In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin:    We’ll look at the intense debate within the GOP over reauthorizing a controversial element of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, at a time when senior law enforcement officials are warning of a heightened risk of terror attacks in America. We’ll discuss the newest diversity officer at the Biden administration’s State Department, a radical activist who believes Amer...
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In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: A looming confrontation: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sets a date for the military offensive in Rafah amid crumbling ceasefire efforts. We take a deep dive into the strengthening ties between Russia and China as they face potential new sanctions from the US. US Central Command finds a creative way to keep weapons flowing to Ukraine, announcing it’s transferring a mass...
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