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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.

332 Episodes
This week on Face the Nation, we take a closer look at the challenges facing the country's leaders: inflation, immigration at the border, foreign policy and more. As Washington prepares for the holidays, Congress is at yet another impasse, and President Biden is stepping up his battle cry for 2024. We talk to Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford, plus Biden administration Budget Director Shalanda Young. And as we enter the third month of the Israel-Hamas war, we hear more dire warnings from aid organizations about the humanitarian disaster in Gaza.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, US officials step up their pressure on Israel to do more to protect civilians as the Israeli offensive resumes. We have the latest on the conflict, plus we'll talk with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner about his concerns about our own ability to prevent attacks here in the US. Six weeks out from the first votes in the 2024 presidential contest, we talk to GOP candidate and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. And former FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb is back to talk about the spike in respiratory illnesses among children.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani joins Face the Nation in first interview since Qatar helped broker the hostage deal between Hamas and Israel.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, could the fragile temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas create space for a diplomatic breakthrough? We bring you an exclusive interview with one of the deal's architects, the Prime Minister of Qatar, on the fate of the remaining hostages, and how long this truce could last. Plus, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, and a look at the global consequences of Gaza's humanitarian crisis with the leaders of two of the U.N's aid organizations. Back at home, we check in on Congress' sprawling year-end to-do list, including a border deal that could tighten asylum rules.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation: From the Middle East to the Pacific Rim, America’s influence is being tested. Are we any closer to rescuing the more than 200 hostages still held by Hamas? We check in with some key players from the Biden administration, Capitol Hill, and around the world. Then, after President Biden's long-anticipated face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, what's next for America's relationship with its biggest rival? We hear from the bipartisan leaders of Congress' China committee.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation: fighting intensifies in the Middle East as hostage negotiations continue. President of Israel Isaac Herzog, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and International President of Doctors Without Borders Christos Christou give a look at the war from all fronts. Congress continues to wrestle aid to Israel, border security, and a government shutdown; Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Michael McCaul with the latest. Plus, what this year's election tells us about 2024.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
For Country Caucus co-chairs Representative Tony Gonzales and Representative Jason Crow join "Face the Nation" to discuss bipartisanship. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation: the very latest on the Israel-Hamas war while emotions rise in the US. As Secretary Blinken continues his tour in the Middle East, we speak to Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog and Palestinian Ambassador to the UK Dr. Husam Zomlot; Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer gives updates on the US front. And Ambassador of Ukraine to the US Oksana Markarova joins us as war also rages on in Ukraine. Finally, Rep. Tony Gonzales and Rep. Jason Crow on working across the aisle as a part of the For Country Caucus.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation: the very latest on the Israel-Hamas war and the escalating threats in the Mideast. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan shares where the US stands 23 days into the ongoing war. Former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel lays out his analysis of the escalation and what to expect as violence rages on. And ICRC Director-General Robert Mardini gives a look into how the Red Cross is providing aid inside Gaza. Plus, Sen. J. D. Vance weighs in on President Biden’s $106 billion foreign aid package.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, we bring you the latest on the Israel-Hamas war with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Plus, UNRWA Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini gives updates on aid efforts in Gaza. And while President Biden requests more than $100 billion of national security, the House of Representatives remains paralyzed; Liz Cheney weighs in.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan discusses the role of the US in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Then, Florida Governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis gives details on the return of Americans from a volatile war zone. Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) discusses aid for Israel and Ukraine as the House of Representatives remains paralyzed without a Speaker. Former CENTCOM Commander Gen. Frank McKenzie shares his analysis of the war and what to expect as the crisis unfolds.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Listen to the full version of Margaret Brennan's interview with Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from October 6, 2023.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israel's ambassador to the United States Michael Herzog join the show as war erupts in Israel. And after the stunning ouster of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, South Carolina Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, one of the eight Republicans who voted to topple their speaker, shares her motive. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, who is fresh off a tour of Latin America, warn that the migrant crisis is spiraling out of control.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
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This week on Face the Nation, crisis averted as Congress passes a short-term funding extension to keep the government open. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy joins the broadcast for a Sunday morning exclusive interview. Plus, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Trump administration Defense Secretary Mark Esper talk about the debate over funding for Ukraine. Also, we hear from the heads of the self-proclaimed House Problem Solvers Caucus, New Jersey Democrat Josh Gottheimer and Pennsylvania Republican Brian Fitzpatrick. New York Governor Kathy Hochul discusses the destructive flooding that hit her state last week. Finally, we pay tribute to trailblazing California Senator Dianne Feinstein.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, New York Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins the show as labor protests expand with workers in 38 locations in 20 states. Also, with America's southern border under strain once again, Texas Republican Tony Gonzales shares his view on what he's seeing in his district and whether the issue could complicate spending negotiations on Capitol Hill. Returning from a visit to Ukraine, Arizona Democratic Senator Mark Kelly tells us what he learned on his trip. The first lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska speaks to the realities in life in a war-torn Ukraine and the hard work of healing.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, a historic strike hits one of America's major industries. President Biden's economic agenda is in the crosshairs as the United Auto Workers go on strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers, demanding higher pay and benefits. We'll get the latest from UAW president Shawn Fain and Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. Also, we'll have new CBS poll data to gauge how voters are thinking about the president's age and performance. Plus, congressional intelligence chairs Republican congressman Mike Turner and Democratic Senator Mark Warner weigh in on an expected  prisoner swap with Iran. Finally, Sean Penn speaks about his new documentary from the frontlines of the war in Ukraine.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Two-time Academy Award winner Sean Penn was with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when Russia invaded Ukraine — as he filmed a documentary, "Superpower," that was intended to be about a comedy superstar-turned-president but ended up being about an existential threat to democracy. He spoke with Margaret Brennan in an extended conversation, here's a listen:See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, a network exclusive with Vice President Kamala Harris as top administration officials travel the world to shore up US alliances. Also, President Biden gathers with top foreign leaders in India. Secretary of State Blinken visits with President Zelenskyy in Ukraine...and Vice President Harris travels to southeast Asia overseas to confer with allies about the growing threat from China. Twenty-two years after 9/11and two years following the chaotic withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, we'll talk with the former head of Central Command General Frank McKenzie. Arkansas Republican French Hill joins us to talk about national security and what's on the Congressional agenda as the House members head back to Washington for the fall session.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
President Biden spent part of his Labor Day weekend touring damage left behind by Hurricane Idalia in Florida Notably absent? Potential rival and the current Republican governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis. With four months to go until the first primary contest... we'll take a closer look at the state of the presidential race. GOP candidate Nikki Haley joins us, we'll ask her how she's keeping up as the former president continues to dominate the polls. And we'll speak with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who recently delivered a speech in an early primary state, calling on the Democratic Party to do more for working class voters. What about a potential independent ticket? We'll talk with former Maryland governor Republican Larry Hogan, who is a leader of a bi-partisan group that could launch a presidential bid. Will Hogan be on it? Then, as President Biden gets ready to travel to Asia for a meeting with world leaders this week, we'll hear from Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo who just got back from her trip to Beijing. What did she accomplish amid growing tensions between the U.S. and China?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
This week on Face the Nation, a U.S. Osprey crashes in Australia with 23 Marines on board and three people are killed in a racially motivated shooting in Jacksonville, Florida. Plus, in the wake of the first GOP presidential primary debate, candidates Mike Pence and Chris Christie join Nancy Cordes. You'll also hear from a bipartisan duo looking for solutions to the looming "child care cliff," South Carolina Republican Nancy Mace and California Democrat Ro Khanna. Finally, Russia expert Fiona Hill weighs in on the mysterious plane crash that killed Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin after his failed coup attempt against Vladimir Putin.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
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