One day shy of the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, President Biden held a formal press conference speaking for almost two hours to defend his administration’s successes while his handling of COVID-19, inflation and his legislative agenda has come under fire. Former White House speechwriter and Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen and Former State Department spokesperson during the Obama Administration, Marie Harf, join to discuss how they expect the speech will resonate with Americans, President Biden’s intention to split up Build Back Better into smaller bills and the President’s biggest obstacles moving

On January 15th 2022, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage in a Texas synagogue, demanding the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative in a nearby federal prison.  Following the siege, the FBI is now investigating the attack as an act of anti-Semitic terror. Questions remain over how the FBI handled the situation and if enough is being done to protect religious communities. Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Anti-Semitism Dov Hikind joins The Rundown to discuss FBI transparency about the gunman’s ability to enter the country, measures synagogues are taking on, and the rise of anti-Semitism in the country.

Plus, commentary by Professor of Business and Economics at The King’s College in New York City Brian Brenberg.