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CBS News’ Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan is America’s premier Sunday morning public affairs program. For nearly 70 years, Face the Nation has sought to help audiences understand how current events affect their lives. Today, that mission remains the same. Hear moderator Margaret Brennan’s illuminating and informative interviews with elected officials, policy experts and foreign leaders. Face the Nation airs Sundays at 10:30 AM, ET on the CBS Television Network and at 12 PM, ET on the CBS News Streaming Network. Face the Nation is also available on Paramount+.

367 Episodes
This week on Face the Nation, Americans are shocked by the attempted assassination of former President Trump. Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton joins us to discuss the attack and its impact on the future of the campaign season. We sit down with Representative Jason Crow to discuss the dangers of political violence in America and President Biden’s ongoing campaign. CBS News contributors Chris Krebs, Sam Vinograd, and A.T. Smith detail the threat environment. And finally, CBS News political correspondents Ed O’Keefe and Robert Costa dive into the details of the shooting and what it means for the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This Week on Face the Nation, the upcoming days are crucial for the political future of President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party. We ask Senator Bernie Sanders about his support for the Biden campaign. Next, we talk with Senator Lindsey Graham about how the Trump campaign is strategizing around these issues. Next, we sit down with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ahead of the alliance’s summit in Washington. Ashley Etienne and Joel Payne further examine what is next for the Biden campaign. And finally, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Nancy Cordes, Wall Street Journal Senior Political Correspondent Molly Ball and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse take on the latest developments from the White House and Capitol Hill.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, Democrats defend President Biden after last week’s debate. We ask Maryland Governor Wes Moore what is next for the Biden campaign. Next, Ohio Republican J.D. Vance discusses the Supreme Court’s Monday decision on Trump’s immunity and his ongoing campaign. CBS News’ Major Garrett and Jan Crawford join us to further explain the implications of the landmark Supreme Court case on presidential immunity. Plus, House Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes gives us the latest on the terror threats. And finally, UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell tells us about the dire situation in Sudan, Haiti, and Gaza.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
"Face the Nation" asked a focus group of 2024 voters in battleground states if they could be persuaded to vote for a presidential candidate other than the one they had already chosen. "I don't think you can take any of their words literally anymore. It's mostly political theater and comedy," one voter said.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, excessive heat blankets the country as we begin a crucial week on the 2024 campaign trail. Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in Philadelphia Saturday, while President Biden is off the trail preparing for Thursday's debate at the Camp David presidential retreat. CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto discusses his latest poll on young voters. Next, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham joins us as her state deals with ravaging wildfires and floods declaring a state of emergency. Plus, we ask former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien what a second Trump presidency foreign policy would look like. And finally, CBS News National Security Contributor Michael Morrell gives us the latest on the terrorism threats.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, President Biden concludes his second trip to Europe in two weeks, but national security issues face him at home. We ask House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Turner about the heightened threat level and recent appointments to his committee. CBS News national security contributor Samantha Vinograd discusses the latest on the federal arrests of Central Asian migrants with suspected ties to ISIS. We speak with Maryland Governor Wes Moore about the recent re-opening of the Port of Baltimore just three months after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Next, we discuss the state of the economy with the President and CEO of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, Neel Kashkari. Finally, Bill Gates discusses the “next gen” nuclear power plant that his company will build in Wyoming.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Bill Gates says he is "quite confident" his nuclear power plant project will continue no matter who wins the White House in November, saying “support for nuclear power is very impressive in both parties.” "Of all the climate-related work I'm doing, I'd say the one that has the most bipartisan energy behind it is actually this nuclear work." Gates tells Margaret Brennan the energy company moves forward with its plan to build a next generation nuclear power plant in Wyoming. There are discussions for the company to build "tens of these," but he adds, "we really only have huge impact and success if we get past 100."See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, we talk with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan after four hostages reunited with their families following a surprise Israeli operation aided by U.S. intelligence. We discussed with Senator Lindsay Graham the ongoing war in Ukraine following a Congressional delegation visit to Europe. Next, we ask Senator Chris Coons if the recent executive order that limits asylum at the border will resolve the nation’s long standing immigration crisis ahead of the election. We sit down with World Food Program Executive Director Cindy McCain to discuss the repaired pier that is critical to aid delivery to Gaza and the humanitarian crisis in Sudan. Finally, we reflect the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Operation and the sacrifices made.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, with former President Trump now officially a convicted felon, we ask North Dakota Governor and potential Trump VP pick Doug Burgum what this means for the Republican Party’s election campaign. Former US District Attorney Preet Bharara further explains the outcome of the verdict and the distrust in the judicial system. Next, as the aid distribution in Gaza faces another challenge, Director of UNRWA Affairs Gaza Scott Anderson gives us the latest. Finally, we sit down with the authors of two upcoming books, The Melting Point by General Frank McKenzie and The Boiling Moat by Matt Pottinger.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Here is the full version of Margaret Brennan's interview with Rep. Mike Waltz and Rep. Pat Ryan that aired on May 26, 2024, on "Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan."  Two of the veterans currently serving in Congress, ahead of Memorial Day to discuss issues facing American veterans. The percentage of Americans in the military, Ryan says, is "deeply problematic as a democracy."See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
On this Memorial Day weekend, we'll take a look at some American traditions and the challenges those traditions face in the modern era. As a late May tornado rampage continued overnight, with intense twisters touching down in at least three states. We ask Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg how severe weather exacerbated by climate change will impact what's expected to be a busy summer travel season. Plus, we’ll have an update on immigration: border crossings for this time of year are atypically down. But the push for border reforms continues. We'll talk to Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy and Texas Republican Congressman Tony Gonzales. And on this Memorial Day weekend we have a bipartisan conversation with two veterans in Congress, Rep. Pat Ryan and Rep. Mike Waltz, on their annual tribute to fallen soldiers at the Vietnam Memorial.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, as the Biden administration announces new tariffs on China, we talk with Senator J.D. Vance about their impact on the economy. We ask Senator Gary Peters about the upcoming Senate election. Next, Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova answers our questions after her recent trip to Kyiv with Secretary Blinken. Plus, we sit down with former CISA Director Chris Krebs on the topic of election security. And finally, we speak with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on US aid to Israel, Ukraine, and the US competition with China.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, following the State Department’s report suggesting that Israel may have violated international law, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken joins us to explain what the review means for America’s ally. Next, we sit down with Senator Tom Cotton to further discuss the report and the Biden administration’s decision to suspend certain weapon shipments to Israel. Then, we ask Senator Chris Van Hollen the further implications of the State Department report and the outcome of the potential suspension of arm deliveries. Finally, Zahra Skaik, the mother of a US serviceman, tells her escape story from war-torn Gaza with the help of former special operations and intelligence professionals.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem discusses her upcoming book, No Going Back. We hear from Senator John Fetterman about the recently passed antisemitism resolution. Plus, Representative Ro Khanna joins us to share his thoughts on the ongoing campus unrest ahead of the graduation season. And finally, we sit down with Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan to learn more about the crisis in Gaza, antisemitism, and how it affects peace efforts in the region.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, with $61 billion in aid now headed to the Ukrainian frontlines, we sit down with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to learn more about his party’s role in assisting Ukraine. Next, our elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto’s new poll gives us a state of the presidential race. As campus protests spread across the country, we ask Representative Summer Lee what is helping fuel those demonstrations. Plus, we hear from UNICEF Executive Director about the dire situation affecting children in Gaza and the West Bank. And finally, American hostage Keith Siegel’s niece Hanna joins us to share her thoughts after Hamas released a second propaganda video featuring her uncle.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, the House passes a massive aid package with tens of billions of dollars for Ukraine and Israel. We talk with Senate Intelligence Chair Mark Warner. Plus we hear from Republican Congressman Tom Cole and Senator Dan Sullivan about all this and more. As former President Trump prepares for opening statements in the New York hush money trial, President Biden spent 3 days in Pennsylvania. We talk with that state's democratic governor, Josh Shapiro. And finally, we sit down with The New York Times’ White House and national security correspondent David Sanger to discuss his book, “New Cold Wars.”See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, following Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel, we get the latest on the widening crisis in the Middle East from NSC Advisor John Kirby. We ask Chair Michael McCaul what this means for passing the foreign aid package. Following Iran’s first attack against Israel, we ask General Frank McKenzie what is next for the region. CBS News National Security Contributor Samantha Vinograd answers our questions about the crisis in the Middle East. As for the Arizona Supreme Court’s abortion ruling, we hear from Senator Mark Kelly. We talk with IMF Director Kristalina Georgieva about the effects of regional crisis on oil prices and possible seizing of Russian assets to fund Ukraine.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, following the IDF’s decision to pull out of southern Gaza, we sit down with NSC Advisor John Kirby. The outrage following the killing of seven World Central Kitchen humanitarian aid workers by the IDF, we ask Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen the latest. We also look at the enormous toll of this war on humanitarian aid workers and children in the Israel-Hamas war with Avril Benoit of Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children President Janti Soeripto. Next, we hear from Rep. French Hill on House efforts to pass foreign aid. Plus, we get the latest on the cleanup efforts of the Key Bridge from Maryland Governor Wes Moore. And finally, as negotiations to release the Hamas-held hostages restart in Cairo, we talk with Rachel Goldberg-Polin, her son Hersh was captured six months ago.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, following the sudden and deadly collapse of the Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, we ask Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott about the nation's roads and airports ahead of the travel surge this spring. As foreign aid package is stuck in the House, we get the latest from House Intelligence Committee Chair Michael Turner. Plus, talk with World Food Program Executive Director Cindy McCain about the dire hunger crisis in Gaza. Finally, we hear from two faith leaders on the power of hope.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, following the terrorist attack in Moscow, US officials say ISIS-K is solely to blame. We hear from the Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCaul. We ask former Speaker Kevin McCarthy how Republicans can resolve their internal divisions and his support for President Trump. We talk to Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock about President Biden’s campaign for a second presidential term. Plus, we talk to CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoyo-Galvez about the increased tensions at the US-Mexico border. Finally, we get the latest on the resurgence of ISIS-K and the radical group’s threat to national security from Samantha Vinograd.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Comments (10)

Charles Uwi

Great show! You always choose the right topics, bring on the right guests, and ask the right questions. Keep up the good work 👍🏼

Dec 4th

Isaac Jolls

I love the Sunday morning shows just to hear how to avoid answering questions.

Aug 7th

Ed Potter

This host wants sound bites instead of discussion. It feels like bias to me.

Aug 28th


I like to listen to both the left and the right but man every episode has January 6th in it.

Feb 14th

Mind_Muscle_Connection 22379

I live in a huge population center in SE Pa and NO you cannot get a FREE covid test with no symptoms.

Nov 23rd

Mind_Muscle_Connection 22379

my goodness . hearing those voters makes me question whether or not we need to force ppl to take a intelligence test to vote.

Oct 26th

Seancassandra Cefalu

can't understand a word of this one

Mar 23rd

Melissa Nordin

Why are all the networks giving Mr guiliani all the air time he's getting to drop these unverified ridiculous conspiracy theories?! THIS is what divides everybody in the country by giving the Trump followers more fodder to be misled into believing!

Sep 30th

Casey man

jesus h christ now its 10,000 people in the caravan.

Nov 11th

Rhonda Heier

pbs news hour

Apr 17th