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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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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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Episodes

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | March 1st, 2024: Gaza Aid Tragedy & Navalny Laid to Rest

3/1/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: We look at the tragic incident in Gaza City where at least 100 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured as they swarmed dozens of trucks carrying humanitarian aid. Thousands of mourners defy Kremlin warnings to pay their respects to Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:00

March 1st, 2024: Nuclear Thresholds, Hezbollah’s Green Light, & the Texas Inferno

3/1/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: A leaked Russian military document raises alarm bells, revealing a surprisingly low threshold for triggering a nuclear response. Tensions in the Middle East escalate as Iran authorizes Hezbollah to intensify its operations along Israel's northern frontier. Amidst a deadlock in Congress over foreign aid, the Pentagon is contemplating a fresh strategy to supply Ukraine with crucial weaponry and munitions. In today's Back of the Brief, we tackle the severe wildfires blazing through the Texas panhandle, causing widespread destruction. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:08

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 29th, 2024: Transnistria Troubles & Senate Leadership Shakeup

2/29/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: We look at the small enclave of Transnistria in the nation of Moldova, where pro-Russian authorities have are openly petitioning the Russian government for “protection” against the Moldovan government. A major shakeup is coming in the United States Senate, where the race is on to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:49

February 29th, 2024: Gaza Ceasefire In Jeopardy, North Korea Gives Putin Faulty Weapons, & Violent Threats Escalate Against Pro-Israel Lawmakers In UK

2/29/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Fragile ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas hang in the balance, as the parties involved in the discussions send widely mixed messages on where the negotiations stand. Reports indicate that most of the millions of munitions North Korea is sending to Russia for use on the front lines in Ukraine are severely dated or don’t properly function. Violent threats against British lawmakers are increasing over their support for Israel, forcing some members to take drastic measures to protect themselves. In our 'Back of the Brief' segment, as China grapples with record low birth rates, one of the country’s largest cities is reportedly bribing newlyweds with lottery tickets to encourage more citizens to start a family. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:33

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 28th, 2024: Farmer Revolts Force Poland's Hand & The Army's Recruitment Crisis

2/28/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: After months of widespread protests from the farming sector of Poland, leaders in Warsaw indicated on Tuesday that they are willing to consider a further crackdown on Ukrainian agricultural imports. The U.S. Army is undergoing a serious revamp to prepare for future crises against Russia and China as they continue to struggle to find enough fresh recruits to fill out their ranks. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:26

February 28th, 2024: Macron’s Big Mouth, Kaliningrad's Isolation, & Kim’s Space Flop

2/28/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We examine President Emmanuel Macron's candid remarks on deploying European forces to Ukraine, a move that could significantly intensify the ongoing conflict. Attention shifts to Kaliningrad, a Russian territory facing isolation as Sweden prepares to become NATO's 32nd member state. We delve into reports about North Korea's new reconnaissance satellite that appears to be inactive in space. In the Back of the Brief, we discuss Mayor Eric Adams' stance on New York City's sanctuary laws and his push to deport migrants convicted of felonies amidst the city's rising crime rates. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:38

PDB Evening Bulletin | February 27th, 2024: Houthis Underwater Sabotage & Michigan Tests Biden’s Arab Support

2/27/2024
In this episode of The PDB Evening Bulletin: Unconfirmed reports are emerging that the Houthis have successfully targeted underwater internet communications cables linking Europe to Asia in a serious escalation by the Iranian-backed militants. Frustrated Arab-American voters in Michigan are looking to send a clear message to Biden over his administration’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:19

February 27th, 2024: Farmers Descend On EU Headquarters, The CIA's Secret Role In Ukraine, & Why Putin Allegedly Killed Navalny

2/27/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Farmers descended on the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday to continue their protests of draconian environmental policies that threaten their sector, clashing with police. A bombshell New York Times report details how the CIA has been working closely with officials in Ukraine for nearly a decade, helping them hone their intelligence operations and providing critical support amid the darkest days of the war with Russia. Allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have alleged that he was set to be freed in a prisoner swap just before his tragic death in an arctic prison. In our 'Back of the Brief' segment, we’ll discuss the shocking death of a U.S. Air Force member, who set himself on fire outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Sunday to protest the war in Gaza. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:11

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 26th, 2024: Peace Prospects For Ukraine & Sweden Wins Over Hungary On NATO

2/26/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: Ukrainian officials signaled Sunday that Kyiv is open to a possible future peace summit with Russia to end the brutal war, however, serious doubts remain that such a summit is remotely possible. Hungary ended years of uncertainty regarding Sweden’s NATO membership bid on Monday, finally voting to approve their ascension into the alliance. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:49

February 26th, 2024: Ceasefire Breakthrough, High-Price Hardware, & Border Uproar

2/26/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: An update on the Israel-Hamas conflict emerges as negotiators broker a ceasefire agreement, potentially quieting guns for over a month and facilitating hostage returns. The spotlight then shifts to the Ukraine-Russia front, examining the Ukrainian military's strategic downing of an expensive Russian military asset. Then, we move to a heartbreaking incident in Georgia. The murder of a young college student by an undocumented immigrant has sparked widespread demands for tighter border security. In the Back of the Brief, we’ll wrap things up with insights into the Republican Presidential Primary, highlighting Donald Trump's latest triumph over Nikki Haley in South Carolina. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:09

The PDB Mail Bag: Episode 2

2/24/2024
In this special edition of The President's Daily Brief, Mike Baker once again dives into the PDB mail bag to answer listener questions. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. You can email your questions to Mike at: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:37

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 23rd, 2024: Cartel Ties To Mexico's President & Navalny's Death Triggers Sweeping Sanctions On Russia

2/23/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: A bombshell New York Times report revealed U.S. law enforcement officials have spent years investigating Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his close associate’s ties to drug cartels, but dropped the inquiry to avoid damaging U.S.-Mexico relations. The Biden administration announced Friday sweeping new sanctions against more than 500 Russian people and entities in response to the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:45

February 23rd, 2024: Invasion Anniversary, Treason for Charity, & Debt Relief

2/23/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: On the somber two-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we analyze the current military situation and the steep hurdles Ukraine faces as it strives to reclaim its territory from Russian control. The remarkable case of Ksenia Karelina, a 33-year-old from Los Angeles, arrested in Russia on treason charges for her modest contribution to a Ukrainian charity. A significant policy shift in Washington as President Biden's Education Department forgives $1.2 billion in student loan debt, impacting countless Americans. Exploring the Biden administration’s proposed executive actions aimed at reducing border crossings, including strategies that mirror those of former President Trump, despite past criticism from Biden. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:35

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 22nd, 2024: Yakuza Nuclear Plot Foiled & Pakistan's Chaotic Governing Coalition

2/22/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: Federal prosecutors in the U.S. unveiled charges on Wednesday against a member of a Japanese organized crime syndicate that attempted to traffic nuclear materials from Thailand to Iran. Following weeks of political chaos in Pakistan following their contentious national election, details are emerging about the unconventional coalition government being formed inside the nuclear power. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:13

February 22nd, 2024: Farmers Rebel Across Europe, Iran Restocks Russia's Dwindling Missiles, & Israel Unifies Against A Palestinian State

2/22/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: Farmer protests continue to sweep across Europe as the sector rebels against cheap Ukrainian agricultural imports and extreme environmental policies from the EU. Iran has reportedly sent more than 400 ballistic missiles to restock Russia's dwindling supplies for their war in Ukraine. Israel’s parliament roundly rejected international calls, including from the U.S., to establish a Palestinian state in the region during a recent session. In our 'Back of the Brief' segment, a dual Russian-American citizen has reportedly been arrested in Russia on charges of treason for allegedly donating just $51 to Ukraine. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:11

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 21st, 2024: Russian Space Nukes & Reinforcements Head To Texas Border

2/21/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: There are fresh concerns regarding reports that Russia may pursue space-based nuclear weapons that could shut down everything from military communications to civilian phone-based services and apps if detonated. The Kremlin continues to vehemently deny the reports. We’ll discuss the latest regarding the U.S. border crisis, as another Republican governor has announced they are deploying troops to aid Texas. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:22

February 21st, 2024: Iran’s Enrichment, Russian Oil for India, & Putin’s Present to Kim

2/21/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We begin with a critical update from the International Atomic Energy Agency, reporting Iran's continued enrichment of uranium close to weapons-grade levels, challenging UN mandates and escalating global tensions. Our focus shifts to new sanctions against Russia in response to the death of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin, amidst revelations of India's financial boon to Russia by becoming its largest crude oil purchaser. Delving into the shadows, we explore the possible involvement of Russian Intelligence Services in the assassination of a man in Spain, believed to be a defector and former Russian helicopter pilot who sought refuge in Ukraine. In tonight's Back of the Brief, we discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest gift to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:37

PDB Afternoon Bulletin | February 20th, 2024: Houthi Attack Nearly Sinks Cargo Ship & Blinken Lectures Staff On Pronouns And 'Misgendering'

2/20/2024
In this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin: In one of the most damaging attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea to date, the Iran-backed Houthis forced the crew of a British cargo vessel to abandon ship after a missile strike severely damaged their boat. We’ll discuss an internal memo circulated by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken that calls gender a social construct and implores employees to refrain from “misgendering” their colleagues. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The PDB Afternoon Bulletin. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:44

February 20th, 2024: Rafah’s Fate, Bipartisan Aid Efforts, & Eagle Pass Base

2/20/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: We delve into the tensions in the Middle East as Israel faces international pressure to agree to a temporary ceasefire with Hamas, aiming to avoid a potential invasion of the city of Rafah. We explore the new bipartisan foreign aid bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, detailing the proposed financial support for Ukraine and Israel amidst global conflicts. We examine the escalating border crisis in Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott has announced plans for an 80-acre military base near Eagle Pass to strengthen security efforts. In today's Back of the Brief, we discuss Egypt's construction of a substantial buffer zone and wall along its border with Gaza, a preemptive measure in response to Israel's anticipated invasion of Rafah and the possible influx of Palestinian refugees. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:31

February 19th, 2024: Iran’s Proxy Pause, Avdiivka Falls, & Al Qaeda’s Comeback

2/19/2024
In this episode of The President's Daily Brief: A remarkable shift in the Middle East as attacks on US forces by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria see a significant decline. We explore what’s driving this unexpected change. The focus shifts to Ukraine, where Russian forces celebrate their largest triumph in months, seizing control of Avdiivka amidst the ongoing conflict. Afghanistan's security situation deteriorates with a noted resurgence of al-Qaeda activities, challenging the region’s stability. In the 'Back of the Brief,' we delve into Russia’s internal affairs with fresh revelations about the demise of Alexei Navalny, Putin's staunchest opponent. Please remember to subscribe if you enjoyed this episode of The President's Daily Brief. Email: PDB@TheFirstTV.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:38