International pressure is mounting against China's communist government. Beijing received global criticism for its mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis. Now, it's accused of launching a major crackdown against Christians and committing genocide against ethnic Muslims. Senior international correspondent George Thomas says a recent report finds overwhelming evidence that China's president is out to unify the country under one ethnic identity. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan on Thursday and now millions of Americans will start to receive relief money. Biden says that the Rescue Plan is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation a fighting chance. Republicans say the $1.9 trillion bill is stuffed with left-wing spending that has nothing to do with COVID. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson recently spoke with Senator Rand Paul about his concerns, she's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


In the 2021 CPAC Straw Poll, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's name came up as a potential GOP presidential nominee for 2024. CBN News senior political analyst David Brody recently sat down with Pompeo to talk foreign policy, his relationship with Trump, and of course, his political future. Brody is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


President Joe Biden, via executive order, established a White House Gender Policy Council that will work with other governing bodies to develop what the administration describes as "gender equality" in domestic and foreign policies. Critics are concerned about the possible ramifications this type of an effort will have on women, in particular. CBN's Heather Sells joins The Rundown with the details. 


"Think about this, ISIS is literally at your door and they picked up their guns...These were not your typical warriors," Wendy Griffith explains. "When you talk about having courage, you have to be willing to die for what you believe in and they did. They thought it was worth paying that price to defend their towns, their families, and their livelihoods, and many did pay the ultimate price." 

In 2014, as the Islamic State swept through Northern Syria carrying out a campaign of terror, a group of Kurdish female fighters armed themselves with AK-47's and a lot of courage to defend what they held dear--their families and their homes.

CBN's Wendy Griffith spoke with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, who closely followed this group during this time of battle, and she's on today's rundown to share how these courageous women became a force to be reckoned with. 




Thousands of migrants seeking their way to America are embarking on a deadly journey through hellish jungle terrain in part because they've been "lied to" about the safety of the trek, according to CBN's Chuck Holton, who is on the ground in Colombia. Smugglers are telling hopeful migrants the journey isn't that bad, only to lead them on a week long journey in which most are "robbed, raped or even killed" by bandits throughout the trail. 

Holton joins The Daily Rundown to discuss what he's seen firsthand. 


The United Nations Security Council is set to examine a political crisis in Myanmar today.

 Demonstrators have regularly flooded the streets of cities across the country since the military seized power and ousted elected governmental leaders in February.

 The protests have been deadly and Wednesday was the bloodiest day as security forces opened fire on crowds of people, killing at least 38.

 A U.S. ambassador to the UN said the international community needs to "ramp up the pressure" on Myanmar's military, which is largely supported by Chinese leaders.

 CBN News Senior International Correspondent Gary Lane is on today's episode to share how China is playing a big role in this coup.


Congressional Democrats are moving forward on an election reform bill that would move more control from states to the federal government. The so-called "For the People Act" would mandate early voting and outlaw voter ID requirements. On Wednesday, House Democrats passed the bill, which now heads to the Senate. Republicans agree election reform is needed, but they say H.R.1 isn't the answer. Washington correspondent Jenna Browder has been looking into this bill. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


This week, Texas became the biggest state to remove its mask mandate. Mississippi officials are doing the same, and both states are allowing businesses to re-open at full capacity. The White House COVID-19 Response Team slammed states that are relaxing restrictions and told residents to follow them anyway. Health correspondent Lorie Johnson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with advice on what precautions should still be taken and the latest on the effort to vaccinate America.


The first-ever ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Israel arrived in the Jewish state on Monday. It was another step forward for Israel's relations with its Islamic neighbors under the Abraham Accord peace deals negotiated under the Trump administration. 

CBN News Middle East correspondent Julie Stahl joins today's run to share how Jewish communities in the Gulf States are also joining together to welcome the expected influx of Jewish people who will be visiting their nations from around the world.