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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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Episodes (1792)
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Tim Walberg, Tara Rodas, Tony Perkins, Meg Kilgannon
July 11, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Tim Walberg, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Michigan, shares the latest news on the House appropriations bills and comments on reports that Iran is funding U.S. based anti-Israel protests.
  • Tara Rodas, U.S. Department of Health and Health Services whistleblower, highlights her testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee regarding the exploitation of unaccompanied migrant children.
  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council and Delegate from Louisiana, unpacks his thoughts on the RNC Platform Minority Report.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to revelations that Fort Liberty military personnel attended a training session that labeled pro-life groups as terrorist organizations and comments on the Pentagon’s efforts to push DEI ideology on children of military service members.
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ID: 82651
Greg Murphy, Scott Perry, Scott Perry, Josh Hawley
July 10, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Greg Murphy, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of North Carolina, provides an update on the House vote for the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, which Republicans introduced to bolster election integrity.
  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, analyzes the 2024 NATO Summit, which brought 37 world leaders to Washington, D.C. for the organization’s 75th anniversary.
  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, responds to Senate Democrats pushing legislation to promote abortion on demand until birth to distract from President Biden’s sinking poll numbers.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, discusses the Republican Party Platform adopted for 2024, which does not contain a call for federal protections for the unborn included in every GOP platform dating back to the 1980s.
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ID: 82633
Mike Ezell, Tamara Scott, Tony Perkins
July 09, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Mike Ezell, U.S Representative from the 4th District of Mississippi, provides an update on the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, which House Republicans introduced to champion election integrity.
  • Tamara Scott, RNC Platform Committee Delegate from Iowa, shares her experience on the RNC Platform Committee.
  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council and Delegate from Louisiana, explains how a party’s platform should establish principles to guide both voters and elected officials and discusses the minority report that he and others on the Republican Party Platform Committee submitted to the RNC following the adoption of the 2024 GOP Platform.
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ID: 82616
Tony Perkins, Brent Keilen, Chad Connelly, Travis Weber
July 08, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council and RNC Platform Committee Delegate from Louisiana, responds to the Republican Party Platform adopted for 2024, which does not contain a call for federal protections for the unborn included in every GOP platform dating back to the 1980s.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, shares how the platform process unfolded.
  • Chad Connelly, Founder of Faith Wins, discusses how the Republican Party Platform will influence voter enthusiasm and turnout heading into the November elections.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, compares the 2024 Republican Party Platform with the 2016 Platform and discusses how Christian voters should respond.
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ID: 82592
Mark Robinson, Bunni Pounds, Tuly Weisz, David Closson
July 03, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Mark Robinson, Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, responds to criticism of his recent remarks to a Christian audience declaring that Jesus is on His throne.
  • Bunni Pounds, President of Christians Engaged, discusses her book Jesus and Politics, and shares how Christians can follow God’s call even in hostile environments.
  • Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Founder of Israel360, shares why Jews should join Christians in advocating for the display of the Ten Commandments throughout the country.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares a biblical worldview on why Christians must not shrink from the political process despite attacks.
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ID: 82547
Ron Estes, Chris Mitchell, Jason Zachary, Meg Kilgannon, Will Chamberlain
July 02, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kansas, responds to the first call from a Congressional Democrat for President Biden to step down as his party’s presidential nominee and discusses House Republicans’ effort to pass all 12 appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2025.
  • Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News, reports from Jerusalem as the IDF continues its progress eliminating Hamas’ military capabilities.
  • Jason Zachary, State Representative for Tennessee’s 14th District, discusses Tennessee House Joint Resolution 803, which asks the state’s citizens to participate in 31 days of prayer and fasting.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, analyzes the Biden administration’s “emergency abortion” letter to doctors and health associations.
  • Will Chamberlain, Senior Counsel for the Article III Project, reacts to news that former President Trump’s sentencing from his Manhattan trial has been delayed and analyzes President Biden’s attack of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on presidential immunity.
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ID: 82535
Eric Burlison, Bob Maginnis, Ryan Walters, Phill Kline
July 01, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Eric Burlison, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Missouri, reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the presidential immunity case and the latest fallout from the presidential debate.
  • Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bob Maginnis, FRC's Senior Fellow for National Security, shares his expertise on news that U.S. forces in Europe were put on alert for potential terrorist activities.
  • Ryan Walters, the Oklahoma State School Superintendent, highlights his order to Oklahoma’s schools to teach the Bible in grades 5 through 12.
  • Phill Kline, Associate Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law and former Kansas Attorney General, comments on the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. U.S. and the potential legal ramifications if President Biden were to be replaced on the presidential ballot.
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ID: 82507
Chris Gacek, Ralph Norman, Meg Kilgannon, David Closson
June 28, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Dr. Chris Gacek, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs, gives a legal update as the U.S. Supreme Court is finishing out its current term.
  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, reacts to last night’s presidential debate and shares an update regarding appropriations.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, comments on the Biden administration’s pressure campaign to push transgender mutilation surgeries on children diagnosed with gender dysphoria.
  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council, analyzes Thursday night’s presidential debate.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares a biblical worldview on what was said at Thursday’s presidential debate.
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ID: 82465
Josh Brecheen, John Bursch, Michael Cloud, Vanessa Sivadge
June 27, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Josh Brecheen, U.S. Representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd District, reacts to a new NBC report showing ISIS is smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. and talks about the GOP platform.
  • John Bursch, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Senior Counsel and Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the abortion case, Idaho v. U.S..
  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, discusses how the Chinese Communist Party is waging a war against America by targeting, influencing, and infiltrating federal agencies.
  • Vanessa Sivadge, Texas nurse, explains why she blew the whistle on her hospital’s gender mutilation surgeries.
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ID: 82450
Jeff Landry, Matt Carpenter, Britt Hancock, Chip Roy
June 26, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Jeff Landry, Governor of Louisiana, discusses why Louisiana became the first state in the nation requiring public school classrooms to post The Ten Commandments and reacts to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that a coalition of conservative states and social media users lacked standing to sue the federal government for influencing the censorship policies of social media companies.
  • Matt Carpenter, FRC Action Director, analyzes recent election results, including the fallout from multiple South Carolina State Senate races where the pro-life position was a winning issue.
  • Britt Hancock, Founder & Director of Mountain Gateway, provides on update on how the Left in Nicaragua has jailed pastors and missionaries on trumped up charges following their successful outreach events to preach the gospel.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District of Texas, reacts to the Senate Armed Services Committee advancing a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that includes enrolling women in the draft and analyzes how Republicans should respond to corporate America shifting to the Left.
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ID: 82437
Robert Aderholt, Jason Zachary, Ralph Reed, Brett O’Donnell
June 25, 2024
00:54:15

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ID: 82420
Nathaniel Moran, Meg Kilgannon, Paula Scanlan, Mat Staver
June 24, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Nathaniel Moran, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Texas, celebrates the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and discusses the Biden’s administration’s bottleneck in sending military aid to Israel.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, explains how the Democrats have seized abortion as their top 2024 campaign issue.
  • Paula Scanlan, former NCAA swimmer and Ambassador for the Independent Women’s Forum, shares an update from the Take Back Title IX Summer 2024 Bus Tour.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, provides legal analysis for why Louisiana’s Ten Commandments law should withstand any legal challenge.
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ID: 82401
Matt Rosendale, Jack Phillips, Jim Runestad, Joseph Backholm
June 21, 2024
00:59:01

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Montana, discusses the crimes resulting from the crisis at the southern border and analyzes the Democrats’ campaigning on the abortion issue.
  • Jack Phillips, Owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop, and Jake Warner, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, provide an update following oral arguments this week before the Colorado State Supreme Court.
  • Jim Runestad, State Senator for the 23rd Senate District of Michigan, sounds the alarm on legislation passed by the Michigan State Legislature that threatens the integrity of state elections.
  • Joseph Backholm, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement, responds to the Left’s criticism of a Louisiana law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school classrooms.
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ID: 82373
Kevin Cramer, Tom Kilgannon, Tom Kilgannon, Mike Farris
June 20, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, discusses the recent strategic alliance between Russia and North Korea and shares details of Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
  • Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance, analyzes the Senate Armed Services Committee advancing a version of the National Defense Authorization Act that includes enrolling women in the draft and explains why Congress should be the military’s best recruiter.
  • Walt Heyer, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Family Studies and publisher of sexchangeregret.com, reacts to Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs (D) vetoing a bill that would provide support for detransitioners.
  • Mike Farris, General Counsel for National Religious Broadcasters, discusses the growth of the homeschool movement despite frequent legal attacks from the Left.
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ID: 82357
Tim Burchett, Dave Brat, Meg Kilgannon, Caroline Glick
June 19, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Tim Burchett, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Tennessee, analyzes a recent Senate hearing on the origins of COVID-19.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, corrects the record on President Biden’s claims about the economy and previews what the economic future will look like if the United States continues $2 trillion in annual deficits.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, sheds light on the shifting landscape in American education and discusses how recent college and university closures have affected students.
  • Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of Jewish News Syndicate, reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin’s Netanyahu’s criticisms of the Biden administration for withholding crucial munitions from Israel and provides an update on the IDF’s progress eliminating Hamas.
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ID: 82346
Tim Clinton, John Lott, Ralph Norman, Todd Bensman
June 18, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors President, reacts to U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murphy calling for social media companies to include a warning label listing their platform’s effect on mental health.
  • Dr. John Lott, Crime Prevention Research Center President, provides an update on the effort to obtain the writings left behind by the shooter responsible for six murders at The Covenant School in Nashville, TN.
  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, discusses the Biden administration’s latest immigration amnesty program.
  • Todd Bensman, Senior National Security Fellow at Center for Immigration Studies, analyses the current terror threat facing the United States.
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ID: 82327
Marsha Blackburn, Liz Murrill, David Closson, Albert Mohler
June 17, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, reacts to reports that the Biden administration is making plans for an immigration amnesty executive order and responds to the Left’s continued attacks on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Liz Murrill, Louisiana Attorney General, shares about a federal judge’s temporary injunction against the U.S. Department of Education’s revision of Title IX rules in Louisiana and other states.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, compares the conflicting in vitro fertilization (IVF) bills recently considered in the U.S. Senate.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, unpacks the legacy media’s reaction to the Southern Baptist Convention’s IVF resolution and discusses how Christians should consider IVF from a biblical worldview.
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ID: 82305
Burgess Owens, Chris Gacek, Owen Strachan, David Closson
June 14, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program, hosted by Jody Hice:

  • Burgess Owens, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Utah, discusses the National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House of Representatives and provides an update on a recent Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the Biden administration’s radical Title IX rewrite.
  • Chris Gacek, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs, analyzes the G7 Summit and unpacks how the Biden administration’s global abortion crusade hurts American interests internationally.
  • Dr. Owen Strachan, FRC’s Senior Fellow at the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares insights on Father’s Day and highlights the need for strong Christian dads.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, reacts to the Supreme Court rejecting a petition on the abortion pill mifepristone, and examines how Christians should consider the rule of law.
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ID: 82284
Erin Hawley, David Closson, Tyler O’Neil, Pete Ricketts, Keith Self
June 13, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

    • Erin Hawley, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of the Center for Life and Regulatory Practice, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting a challenge to the Food and Drug Administration by stating that the doctors who are forced to save women from the life-threatening complications caused by the abortion drug mifepristone don't have standing to bring the case.
    • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, corrects the record following the legacy media misinformation from the Southern Baptist Conference Annual Meeting.
    • Tyler O’Neil, Managing Editor of The Daily Signal, reports on the Southern Poverty Law Center gutting its staff.
    • Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator for Nebraska, reacts to Russian warships reaching Cuban waters and shares about GOP senators meeting with former President Donald Trump.
    • Keith Self, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Texas, provides an update on the House Republican’s work to purge National Defense Authorization Act of the Biden administration’s woke policies and discusses former President Trump’s meeting with Republicans in the House of Representatives.
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ID: 82277
Kevin Hern, Mary Miller, Edward Graham, Quena Gonzalez
June 12, 2024
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Oklahoma, discusses the scheduled vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress and provides an update on amendments under consideration for the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, comments on legislation she introduced to nullify the Biden administration’s radical re-write of Title IX rules and reacts to a federal judge’s rebuke of non-binding guidance for Title IX from the Biden administration.
  • Edward Graham, Chief Operating Officer at Samaritan’s Purse, shares how the ministry is assisting those hit hardest by recent tornadoes and flooding throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, provides an update on how Family Research Council has scored various amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act and discusses Senate Democrats’ pending IVF legislation, which both mandates public funding and eliminates oversight of the IVF industry.
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ID: 82262
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