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Join Bret Baier - Host of Special Report on The FOX News Channel - twice weekly for The Bret Baier Podcast. Every Tuesday, listen to the All-Star Panel where Bret focuses on the most important topics on the minds of Americans. Bret is joined each week by a rotating all-star panel of experts to discuss the policies, practices, and solutions to the biggest issues of the day. Every Thursday on Common Ground, Bret sits down with lawmakers, business leaders, and public figures from different perspectives coming together to discuss issues of the day and how Americans can find common ground in a polarized world.

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Join Bret Baier - Host of Special Report on The FOX News Channel - twice weekly for The Bret Baier Podcast. Every Tuesday, listen to the All-Star Panel where Bret focuses on the most important topics on the minds of Americans. Bret is joined each week by a rotating all-star panel of experts to discuss the policies, practices, and solutions to the biggest issues of the day. Every Thursday on Common Ground, Bret sits down with lawmakers, business leaders, and public figures from different perspectives coming together to discuss issues of the day and how Americans can find common ground in a polarized world.

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All-Star Panel: Aid Bills Divide Congress & Escalation in the Middle East

4/16/2024
Israel is weighing what their response will be to a brazen attack from Iran over the weekend -- where over 300 missiles and drones were launched toward the country. Though President Biden remains steadfast in his loyalty to Israel, he continues to dissuade Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from committing any acts that could dangerously escalate tensions in the Middle East. Meanwhile, here at home, former President Donald Trump's historic criminal trial begins in New York City and new aid bills pass on Capitol Hill that have Congress further divided. To discuss all of this and more, Bret is joined by Wall Street Editorial Board Member Bill McGurn, FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar, and Democratic Strategist Leslie Marshall on this episode of Bret Baier's All-Star Panel. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:59

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Common Ground: Sounding the Alarm On Defensive Spending Levels

4/11/2024
Earlier this week, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told lawmakers why a $60 billion supplemental funding request to support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan is an essential U.S. investment -- but with divided support on Ukraine aid, will it survive? And where do Democrats and Republicans stand on this issue and America's defense spending as a whole? Bret is joined by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to discuss how passing this supplemental would be a step toward prioritizing our nation's defense, why there should be nothing bipartisan about ensuring our nation is secure, and the ways this money would benefit the U.S. directly as opposed to just our allies. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:08

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All-Star Panel: How Will Abortion Impact 2024?

4/9/2024
The week began with both President Biden and former President Trump making announcements pertaining to two important issues to voters: abortion & student loan forgiveness. Bret is joined by Republican Strategist Colin Reed, Fox News Audio Political Anchor Jared Halpern, and Democratic Pollster Carly Cooperman to discuss how Americans responded to political headlines this week, what items are at the top of the agenda for Congress as they head back into session, and their thoughts on the Biden Administration's shifting stance on the Israel-Hamas War. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:44

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Common Ground: Exploring The Ethics Behind Electric Vehicles

4/4/2024
President Biden has stated his goal is to have 50% percent of all new vehicle sales be electric by 2030 -- but with electric vehicles making up less than 20% of overall car sales in 2024, how will Americans react to this push toward hybrids and EVs? And if a considerable number of Americans do go electric, how could that impact America's auto industry and the countless people employed by traditional car manufacturers? Bret is joined by Congressman John James (R-MI) and Congressman Don Davis (D-NC) to discuss their thoughts on President Biden's ambitious goal, how their constituents feel about the emergence of electric vehicles, and the potential pros and cons of creating a society primarily dependent on hybrids and EVs. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:54

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All-Star Panel: Threats In the Middle East, Fights Over Foreign Aid & Bridge Rebuilding Efforts In Baltimore

4/2/2024
Another active week has begun both overseas and at home in the U.S. -- as a new threat of Iranian escalation in the Israel-Hamas War could be on the horizon after an Israeli airstrike killed two Iranian generals, a Ukraine foreign aid fight amongst House Republicans continues in Washington, and President Biden sets off to Baltimore in the aftermath of the colossal Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. To break down a week full of complex topics, Bret is joined by former State Department Spokesperson & founder of POLARIS National Security Morgan Ortagus, Politico Congressional Reporter Olivia Beavers, and FOX News Political Analyst Juan Williams. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:06

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Revisiting A Conversation with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin

3/28/2024
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue going back and forth over the best ways to fund the government and deal with the country's national debt, the question remains as to how Republicans and Democrats will eventually come together to productively address the issue. Bret revisits a conversation with Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, where they discussed the status of the debt crisis last year, and how Manchin believes Republicans and Democrats can come together to strike a deal on the debt limit. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:50

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All-Star Panel: Tragedy in Baltimore & Vice Presidential Picks

3/26/2024
It's been a non-stop week of breaking news, between a major bridge collapse in Baltimore having the potential to alter U.S. trade & the economy, presidential candidate RFK Jr. declaring his Vice-Presidential pick, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu abruptly canceling a highly anticipated meeting at the White House. Though these events seem like they couldn't be more different, they all could have a major impact on the U.S. and relationships worldwide. Bret is joined by 'Washington Examiner' Chief Political Correspondent Byron York, former Congressman and Co-Host of 'The Five,' Harold Ford Jr., and host of 'The Ben Domenech Podcast,' Ben Domenech to examine it all. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:43

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Common Ground: Tackling The Nation’s Drug Crisis

3/21/2024
On a fiercely divided Capitol Hill, there are few things Republicans and Democrats stand closely together on -- but one fight that remains largely bipartisan is the battle against the nation’s drug crisis. With substances like fentanyl and xylazine, known as 'tranq,' claiming the lives of countless young people, there’s immense effort on both sides of the aisle to get these drugs off the streets. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) are putting their heads together in hopes of doing that. Sen. Kaine & Sen. Cruz join Bret to discuss how their bipartisan bill, the 'STOP TRANQ Act,' works to address this crisis, especially with lifesaving medications like Narcan being ineffective on substances like xylazine. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:14:02

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All-Star Panel: Social Media Takes the Spotlight On Capitol Hill

3/19/2024
Five presidential primaries took place across multiple states Tuesday, lending more wins to President Biden and former President Trump. Meanwhile, an Ohio Senate Primary that's proven far more competitive has captured the attention of many Americans -- as they watch to see how much weight former President Trump's endorsement will carry. Social media is also in the spotlight this week in Washington, as the Supreme Court hears arguments regarding free speech and the federal government's sway with social media companies, and the Senate decides whether a bill to ban or sell TikTok will be sent to the President's desk. To discuss this and more, Bret is joined by former Biden Campaign Surrogate Kevin Walling, FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar, and Republican strategist Colin Reed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:00

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Common Ground: Combatting Heightening Threats Against the U.S.

3/14/2024
Intelligence officials presented before members of both the House and Senate this week during annual threat assessment hearings -- their words holding significant weight in light of many lawmakers and intelligence agencies raising the alarm about growing national security threats. Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) join Bret to discuss whether the intel they've received should have Americans concerned, how the border crisis has contributed to the threat facing the U.S., and why bipartisan efforts must be made to secure the country. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:18

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All-Star Panel: Special Counsel Grilled & Concerns Raised By Congressman Buck's Exit

3/12/2024
It's been an eventful week in Washington, as former Special Counsel Robert Hur, who concluded that President Biden should not be charged with a crime following his mishandling of classified documents, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. On top of that, Colorado Republican Congressman Ken Buck, who had initially stated he wouldn't be running for re-election, announced he would resign from Congress at the end of next week -- shrinking the Republican's majority even further. To discuss all this and more, Bret is joined by Democratic Pollster & CEO of Schoen Cooperman Research Carly Cooperman, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member Bill McGurn, and FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:05

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Revisiting A Conversation With Meta President Nick Clegg

3/7/2024
Following a big week in politics, Bret revisits an exclusive conversation with Meta President of Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, to discuss the company’s decision to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts ahead of the 2024 Presidential Election. Later, he addresses concerns about censorship and guidelines for political figures, explains why he believes the Metaverse will one day be a part of people’s everyday lives, and discusses the roles parental controls play in combatting the negative effects of social media on younger users. Follow Bret on X: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:41

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All-Star Panel: Analyzing The Impacts of Super Tuesday & State of the Union

3/6/2024
Two of the most iconic political events fall during the same week this year -- and we're currently in the middle of it. Super Tuesday left few Americans surprised, as President Biden and former President Trump both won over the vast majority of voters who cast their ballots Tuesday night. Now, following former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley dropping out of the race Wednesday morning, it's confirmed we'll see another Biden vs. Trump rematch this year. As we look ahead to the State of the Union Thursday, how will the President's annual address impact the 2024 election cycle following Super Tuesday -- and what will the reaction be to Senator Katie Britt's (R-AL) Republican response? To discuss this and more, Bret is joined by former White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen, FOX News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy, and Democratic Strategist Leslie Marshall. Follow Bret on X: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:50

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Common Ground: Working Across the Aisle On the Border & AI

2/29/2024
Two stories making major headlines every day are the crisis at the southern border and the potential crisis Americans could be facing if AI is not properly regulated. However, though they are discussed often, when will we see lawmakers reach a consensus on how to address the issues? Republican Congressman Jay Obernolte and Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, both from California, join Bret to discuss their thoughts on the House's attempts to reach common ground when it comes to border legislation, and why they're confident that, despite possessing different views, Republicans and Democrats will be able to efficiently control artificial intelligence before it gets out of hand. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:32

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All-Star Panel: Analyzing the Border, Israel-Hamas War & The 2024 Campaign Trail

2/27/2024
Yet another busy week in Washington has begun, as both President Biden and former President Trump separately head to Texas on Thursday, talks of a potential ceasefire in Gaza float around Capitol Hill, and state primaries continue shaping the 2024 Presidential race. Former Tennessee Congressman and Co-host of 'The Five' Harold Ford Jr., host of 'The Ben Domenech Podcast', Ben Domenech, and FOX News Radio Political Analyst Josh Kraushaar join Bret to discuss all of this and more, leading to a fiery debate over the primary causes of the border crisis and what should be done next. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:53

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Exclusive: Nikki Haley & Her Goals Going Into South Carolina Primary

2/23/2024
The majority of polls have former President Trump taking home a victory in the South Carolina Primary, but how does his opponent, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, feel as she enters this battleground in her home state? In an exclusive interview on the eve of the South Carolina Primary, Bret speaks with Haley about why she remains in the race despite the former President's high favorability, and what lies in her political future if she isn't the Republican Party's next presidential candidate. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:17:46

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President Zelenskyy On Two Years Of Terror In Ukraine

2/22/2024
Saturday marks two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a brutal conflict that few thought would still be happening in 2024. Now, as Ukrainian forces continue fighting to maintain their independence, they refuse to lose hope. In this exclusive interview, Bret Baier joins Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy near the frontlines in Ukraine to discuss how President Zelenskyy currently sees the state of the war, how the dire humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict continues to devastate the country, and what aid he believes Ukraine needs from the U.S. in order to defeat Russia. Follow Bret on Twitter: @BretBaier Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:25

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Will We See Any Surprises In South Carolina?

2/20/2024
It will be an interesting election in South Carolina this Saturday, as voters choose whether to back former President Donald Trump or the former governor of the state, Nikki Haley. Though Haley calls South Carolina home, the majority of polls currently show that the former President is likely to take home a victory with flying colors — but could Haley supporters surprise us in her home state? To preview the primary, Bret explores the history of South Carolina's political landscape and speaks with South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick about what issues are top of mind for voters in this state and why many Americans remain undecided headed into the election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:27

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Common Ground: Working Toward Constructive Communication

2/15/2024
How much more work would be done in Washington if partisan politics could be more civil? Colorado Democratic Governor Jared Polis and Utah Republican Governor Spencer Cox are confident the difference would be drastic. Governor Cox and Governor Polis share why they believe disagreements on Capitol Hill have gotten out of hand, how the animosity between Democrats and Republicans negatively impacts Americans, and what needs to be done to create more constructive conversations amongst lawmakers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:25

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All-Star Panel: The Fight For Foreign Aid Moves On to Congress

2/13/2024
After being blocked last week, the Senate has now successfully propelled a foreign aid package forward, with its fate now lying in the hands of Congress. But Speaker Mike Johnson says it's dead on arrival. Meanwhile, voters' concerns over President Biden's age continue to grow after a Special Counsel report described the President as a "well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory". Republican strategist Colin Reed, FOX News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram, and former Biden Campaign Surrogate Kevin Walling discuss when they believe a decision will be made regarding the foreign aid package and why the road to a compromise has been so tumultuous. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:41