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Washington Watch

Washington Watch is a daily program hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that covers the issues of faith, family and freedom. Tony is your leading source for what is really happening in our nation’s Capital.

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Lisa McClain, Jennifer Bauwens, Joshua Arnold, Chris Elston, Jonathan Gilliam

On today’s program:

  • Lisa McClain, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Michigan, reflects on the one year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and shares about the letter she signed on to with nearly 100 other Republicans challenging the legality of President Joe Biden unilaterally canceling student loan debt.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, reacts to the University of Washington's apparent cover-up of a study on the effects of puberty blockers on patients undergoing ‘gender transition’ procedures.
  • Joshua Arnold, staff writer at The Washington Stand, continues the conversation on revelations that 13 American hospitals are performing ‘gender transition’ surgeries on minors.
  • Chris Elston, organizer of a billboard campaign warning about the dangers of gender transition drugs and surgeries, shares why he is speaking out.
  • Jonathan Gilliam, former FBI agent and former Navy Seal, offers his analysis of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s interview with The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
August 29, 202200:54:10
Jim Banks, John Daukas, Joy Stockbauer, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Indiana, reflects on the one-year anniversary of the bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed 13 American servicemembers and reacts to the release of the redacted affidavit that was the basis of the FBI’s search warrant of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, offers his analysis of the redacted affidavit.
  • Joy Stockbauer, FRC’s Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity, shares about the troubling rise of chemical abortions in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to a recent Christianity Today article titled, “Don’t Run for the School Board.
August 26, 202200:54:10
Kevin Hern, Rachel Morrison, Connor Semelsberger, Dave Brat

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Oklahoma, discusses the future impact of the Democrats’ inflation expanding policies and the importance of electing conservatives this fall to combat the Biden agenda.
  • Rachel Morrison, Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, refutes the Left’s claim that gender dysphoria should be considered a ‘protected disability.’
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, offers his analysis of the impact the issue of abortion will have on the midterm elections and shares about Sen. Roger Marshall's bill to stop taxpayer-funded abortions for illegal immigrants.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, reacts to President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness program announcement and its potential economic consequences.
August 25, 202200:54:10
Byron Donalds, Chip Roy, Barry McKeen, Carl Trueman

On today’s program:

  • Byron Donalds, U.S. Representative for the 19th District of Florida, unpacks what President Biden’s recent student loan forgiveness program announcement really means in practice and shares the latest news on the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st district of Texas, offers his analysis of the latest illegal immigration data and highlights the unfair termination of the Austin Fire Department’s chaplain.
  • Barry McKeen, school administrator for Grace Christian School and pastor of Grace Community Church of Valrico, Florida, shares why he is taking a stand for biblical sexuality despite threats from the Left.
  • Carl Trueman, professor at Grove City College, breaks down the new cultural orthodoxy and how America got here.
August 24, 202200:54:10
Stephen Moore, Greg Baylor, Amesh Adalja, Erwin Lutzer

On today’s program:

  • Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, offers his analysis of the potential impact of President Biden’s anticipated student loan forgiveness announcement and the real world impact of the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • Greg Baylor, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Director of the Center of Religious Schools, discusses how recent federal court rulings could potentially force religious organizations to lie about biological reality.
  • Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, sets the record straight on how worries Americans should be about monkey pox.
  • Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago, shares about his new book ‘No Reason to Hide: Standing for Christ in a Collapsing Culture.’
August 23, 202200:54:10
Ralph Norman, John Daukas, Mat Staver, Jay Bhattacharya

On today’s program:

  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, reacts to the White House’s upcoming summit to ostensibly battle violent extremism and shares the latest legal news on the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, shares his insights on the DOJ’s probe on allegations of sexual abuse and harassment within the Southern Baptist Convention.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, highlights a recent court win over the U.S. Marine’s COVID vaccination mandate.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, assesses the CDC’s overall handling of COVID, highlights the Great Barrington Declaration that he co-authored and his new Academy of Science and Freedom.
August 22, 202200:54:10
Meg Kilgannon, Ginny Gentles, Jim Mason, David McDonald

On today’s program:

  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, covers what parents need to know for engaging with their children’s education.
  • Ginny Gentles, Director of the Education Freedom Center for the Independent Women’s Forum, discusses school choice opportunities available to parents and how the landscape for school choice has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Jim Mason, President of the Home School Legal Defense Association, provides an update on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected home schooling and what parents considering home schooling their children need to consider.
  • Dr. David McDonald, Global Lead of the Third Education Revolution Team, overviews how parents can impart a biblical worldview to their children regardless of their educational setting.
August 19, 202200:54:10
Dan Bishop, Mike McClure, Douglas P. Seaton, Tiffany Justice

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, shares the latest fallout from the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, the Inflation Reduction Act and the latest data on illegal immigration at the Southern Border.
  • Mike McClure, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel San Jose, highlights good news his church recently received in their case and discusses growing religious intolerance in the Western world.
  • Douglas P. Seaton, President and Founder of the Upper Midwest Law Center, breaks down the legality of the Minneapolis teachers’ union’s agreement to lay off white teachers first regardless of seniority.
  • Tiffany Justice, Moms for Liberty Co-Founder, offers back to school season advice for parents looking to push back on their children’s schools that may be teaching radical ideologies.
August 17, 202200:54:10
Dave Brat, Greg Baylor, Libby Emmons, Peter Thomson

On today’s program:

  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, corrects the record on what the Inflation Reduction Act will actually do in practice.
  • Greg Baylor, senior counsel and director of the Center for Religious Schools at Alliance Defending Freedom, discusses the Biden administration’s relaxation of Title IX regulations with lunch programs at religious schools.
  • Libby Emmons, Editor-in-chief for The Post Millennial, pushes back on Boston Children’s Hospital’s ‘gender affirming care’ for adolescents.
  • Peter Thomson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, offers his analysis of the search warrant and the supporting affidavit authorizing the FBI’s raid of former President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago property.
August 16, 202200:54:10
Greg Steube, Peter Thomson, Jeff King, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Florida, comments on the one year anniversary of the U.S.’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan and the questions still left unanswered by the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • Peter Thomson, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, answers the question: is the FBI’s raid of President Trump’s home is actually a departure from the Department of Justice’s typical practices?
  • Jeff KingPresident of International Christian Concern, gives an update on what Christians are facing in Afghanistan one year after the Taliban retook control of the country.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, reflects on the one year anniversary of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the ten year anniversary of the shooting at FRC.
August 15, 202200:54:10
Chad Wolf, Larry Taunton, Jack Hibbs

On today’s program:

  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, breaks down the legal and constitutional concerns surrounding the FBI raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • Larry Taunton, Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation, offers his analysis on what we can learn from other countries’ governments that have employed overly aggressive tactics against their political opponents.
  • Jack Hibbs, senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, shares how Christians should respond to the unsettling times in which we live.
August 12, 202200:54:10
Pat Fallon, Quena Gonzalez, Stephanie Borowicz, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses the continuing fallout from the FBI’s raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, reacts to New York City Mayor Eric Adams’s complaints about Texas busing illegal immigrants to his city, and the ongoing tensions between China and Taiwan.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, reacts to the budget bill proposal to add 87,000 more IRS agents and how the agency is being weaponized against conservatives.
  • Stephanie Borowicz, Pennsylvania State Representative, shares about her party’s demand that the acting state education secretary reverse course over student indoctrination in gender theory or resign his post.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to Rev. Al Sharpton’s claim that the Bible is ‘pro-choice’ and why California’s attack on parental rights should concern parents across the country.
August 11, 202200:54:10
Connor Semelsberger, Mike Davis, David Harsanyi, Gordon Chang, Owen Strachan

On today’s program:

  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares about a pro-life pharmacist who won a recent court case.
  • Mike Davis, founder of Article III Project, discusses the latest news on the FBI raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • David Harsanyi, Senior Editor of The Federalist, breaks down why there is so little trust in the FBI.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, shares insights on the recent Chinese military drills and what it could mean for Taiwan.
  • Owen Strachan, FRC’s Senior Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview, offer his analysis of how church attendance among millennials has shifted during the pandemic.
August 10, 202200:54:10
Andy Biggs, Bill Marshall, Connor Semelsberger, Hans von Spakovsky

On today’s program:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, reacts to the FBI’s unprecedented raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, growing concerns about how the Biden administration might deploy the 87,000 new IRS agents and the official end of the 'Remain in Mexico' policy.
  • Bill Marshall, Judicial Watch Senior Investigator, highlights documents Judicial Watch uncovered showing that West Point is indoctrinating cadets with Critical Race Theory.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, highlights Indiana’s newly passed post-Dobbs pro-life law, the first state law passed since the landmark Supreme Court decision.
  • Hans von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation’s senior legal fellow, offers his analysis of the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago and how Congress should respond.
August 09, 202200:54:10
Buddy Carter, Chris Mitchell, Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Will Flanders

On today’s program:

  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia, discusses the latest on the Senate reconciliation bill and his bill opposing President Biden’s executive order on abortion.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, shares the latest news on the recently brokered Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire.
  • Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel, provides an update on an ADF lawsuit against the Biden administration for threatening to take away children’s lunches if their schools don’t embrace radical gender policy.
  • Will Flanders, Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty’s research director, shares his new report showing how colleges are teaching future educators to take their Leftist indoctrination into elementary school classrooms.
August 08, 202200:54:10
Stephen Moore, Mary Beth Waddell, Chuck Donovan, Jennifer Bauwens, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, shares the latest news on the Senate reconciliation bill, reacts to the latest jobs report and sets the record straight on what a recession really is.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty, shares the latest on the so-called "Respect for Marriage" Act.
  • Chuck Donovan, Charlotte Lozier Institute president, highlights what we can learn from the history of the pro-life movement as we move forward from the Kansas abortion amendment loss.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, offers her analysis on a study that claims transgenderism isn’t a social contagion.
  • David Closson, FRC's Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, compares and contrasts how the Left is approaching the handling of monkeypox versus COVID.
August 05, 202200:54:10
John Stemberger, Connor Semelsberger, Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Greg Burt, Tony Perkins

On today’s program:

  • John Stemberger, President of the Florida Family Policy Council, reacts to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s announcement that he is suspending a state attorney who refuses to enforce the state’s laws on abortion and gender transitions.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, breaks down President Biden’s latest executive order on taxpayer-funded abortion.
  • Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel, highlights an ADF lawsuit against the Biden administration for threatening to take away children’s lunches if their schools don’t embrace radical gender policy.
  • Greg Burt, California Family Council’s Director of Capitol Engagement, shares about a California bill that would allow out-of-state children to receive gender transitions, over their parents’ objections.
  • Tony Perkins, host of Washington Watch and FRC’s president, shares about his post-Roe panel discussion at the RNC summer meeting, the abortion vote in Kansas, and how House Democrats are weaponizing the IRS.
August 04, 202200:54:10
Ron Estes, Kevin Brady, Lori Windham, Michael New, Brent Keilen

On today’s program:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kansas, remembers his colleague, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), upon the news of her death and overviews the many flaws with the Democrats’ misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act.”
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, remembers his colleague, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), upon the news of her death and explains why the 40 House Democrats’ letter targeting FRC is false, as well as how it is part of a broader effort at silencing religious organizations.
  • Lori Windham, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, discusses Seattle Pacific University’s stand against persecution for adhering to biblical teaching.
  • Dr. Michael New, Professor of Political Science and Social Research at Catholic University, provides encouragement and outlines next steps following the ballot defeat of the “Value Them All” pro-life effort in Kansas Tuesday.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, reviews last night’s primary election results and what they mean heading toward the November midterm elections.
August 03, 202200:54:05
Steve Daines, Meg Kilgannon, Joey Fillingane, Gordon Chang, Ken Cuccinelli

On today’s program:

  • Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, outlines the $369 Billion in climate provisions in the Senate reconciliation bill and details Senate Democrats' upcoming effort to shut down pregnancy resource centers.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to the latest woke controversies taking place in our schools and overviews FRC’s new 30-Day Prayer Guide for a spiritual awakening in America’s schools.
  • Joey Fillingane, State Senator representing Mississippi’s 41st District, celebrates the closure of abortion facilities in pro-life states and details how we must continue to protect life by shutting down chemical abortion loopholes.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, analyzes what Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan will mean for U.S.-Chinese relations.
  • Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia attorney general and former acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, discusses the atmosphere of lawlessness in so many cities and the Big Government tyranny that could result.
August 02, 202200:54:10
Andy Harris, Brent Keilen, Luther Harrison, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 1st District, outlines the tax and spend provisions of the Senate reconciliation bill and how this bill will only increase inflation.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President for FRC Action, previews this week’s primary elections in six states as well as the “Value Them Both” vote Tuesday for a pro-life amendment to the Kansas Constitution.
  • Luther Harrison, Vice President of North American Ministries for Samaritan’s Purse, explains the disaster relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky following last week’s deadly flooding.
  • Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, discusses how Speaker Pelosi’s trip to Asia could impact U.S. relations with China, the latest from Russia, our military’s continuing struggle to recruit and retain servicemembers as well as a breaking news report that the U.S. conducted a successful counterrerrorism operation in Afghanistan over the weekend.
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