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Kevin Hern, Michael Cloud, Mary Szoch, Dave Brat, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Hern, U.S. Representative from the 1st District of Oklahoma, previews his upcoming role as chairman of the Republican Study Committee and discusses President Biden’s joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.
  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, reacts to Project Veritas’s newest exposé alleging the Biden administration is mishandling unaccompanied illegal immigrant children and shares how the end of the Title 42 “Remain in Mexico” policy will affect the Southern border.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, pushes back on Sen. Cynthia Lummis’s refusal to say whether a baby has a right to a mother and father.
  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, breaks down the Democrats’ misguided policy prioritization of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act over the potential government shutdown and inflation, as well as economic threat the looming railway strike poses.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, comments on the debate in Congress over eliminating the military vaccine mandate in the NDAA and how the military vaccine mandate is harming military readiness.
December 01, 202200:54:10
Warren Davidson, Justin Danhof, Denny Burk, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, reacts to the Senate passage of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act and a Department of Defense report on the threat posed by China.
  • Justin Danhof, Head of Corporate Governance at Strive Asset Management, responds to Disney’s apparent retreat on woke policies and other reports that Apple is aiding China’s censorship efforts.
  • Denny Burk, Professor of Biblical Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pushes back on the narrative that Christians can be personally against same-sex marriage but support it publicly.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reacts to Sen. Cynthia Lummis’s (R-WY) floor speech justifying her support for the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act and shares action steps as the legislation returns to House of Representatives.
November 30, 202200:54:10
Bob Good, Gordon Chang, Travis Weber, Albert Mohler

On today’s program:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, shares his concerns about the Democrats’ lame duck agenda on gun control, Dr. Fauci’s comments regarding possible COVID school closures, a potential U.S.-Venezuela oil deal, and the growing number of protests across China.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, reacts to the recent COVID protests in several Chinese cities.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, offers an update on the Senate vote on the Dis-Respect for Marriage Act.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responds to calls that Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself from an upcoming case on religious freedom and shares his concerns about how the (Dis)Respect For Marriage Act could be used against Christians.
November 29, 202200:54:10
Stephen Moore, Jody Hice, Travis Weber, Carl Trueman

On today’s program:

  • Stephen Moore, FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor, weighs in on President Biden’s recent speech in Michigan, the Biden administration’s Venezuela oil deal, and a looming rail strike that could wreak havoc on the economy.
  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 10th District, reacts to the U.S. Senate vote on the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act.”
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, offers an update on the religious freedom amendments to the “Respect for Marriage Act.”
  • Carl Trueman, professor at Grove City College, shares how the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act could impact the future of orthodox Protestantism.
November 29, 202200:54:10
Anne Graham Lotz, Carter Conlon, Corey B. Brooks

On today’s program, we feature a few of the most powerful moments from Pray Vote Stand Summit 2022:

  • Anne Graham Lotz, AnGeL Ministries Founder and President, encourages us to look to God and remember He is the ultimate authority, especially as our nation faces great problems.
  • Pastor Carter Conlon, General Overseer of Times Square Church, shares a message from Exodus about ‘The Right Cry at the Right Throne'.
  • Pastor Corey B. Brooks, Founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago and Founder and CEO of Project H.O.O.D., explains why identity politics are so troubling and how Christians should respond.
November 25, 202200:54:15
Kenyn Cureton, Erwin Lutzer, Giacomo Bono

On this special Thanksgiving show:

  • Dr. Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s Vice President for Christian Resources, reflects on the first Thanksgiving and how a spirit of gratitude to God helped the Puritans endure.
  • Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church, discusses the importance of a spirit of gratitude and how through thanksgiving we affirm the power of God.
  • Dr. Giacomo Bono, associate professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills, explains his academic research on the benefits and importance of gratitude and how to cultivate it.
November 24, 202200:54:10
Chip Roy, Corey DeAngelis, Joy Stockbauer, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st district of Texas, explains why he opposes the so-called Respect for Marriage Act and details his report on woke-ism in the military.
  • Corey DeAngelis, Educational Freedom Institute Executive Director, highlights why school choice was a big winner in the midterm elections.
  • Joy Stockbauer, FRC's Policy Analyst for the Center for Human Dignity, analyzes why abortion won at the ballot box in five states and what this means for the pro-life cause moving forward.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, offers his take on why single women voted for Democrats by 37 points while unmarried men, married men, and married women all preferred Republicans.
November 23, 202200:54:10
Warren Davidson, Steve Soukup, John Daukas, Jay Bhattacharya

On today’s program:

  • Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, comments on the Biden administration’s handling of the economy so far and shares why he opposes the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act.
  • Steve Soukup, author of The Dictatorship of Woke Capital, reacts to the firing of Disney CEO Bob Chapek and explains how his radical replacement will not fix the company’s image.
  • John Daukas, former U.S. Department of Justice’s Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, discusses the appointment of a special counsel to investigate former President Trump.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, assesses the legacy of Dr. Anthony Fauci as he winds down his government service after 50 years and why governments even now are not relinquishing emergency powers.
November 22, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Julie Blake, Austin Knudsen, Chuck Holton

On today’s program:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, reacts to the latest illegal immigration data and discusses the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act.
  • Julie Blake, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel, shares about a first of its kind lawsuit against the FDA for illegally approving chemical abortion drugs that have harmed girls and women.
  • Austin Knudsen, Montana Attorney General, highlights a petition he led with 21 other state attorneys general calling on the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to repeal its COVID vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
  • Chuck Holton, freelance reporter for CBN News, shares the latest news on the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia as well as share about the risk of nuclear war as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
November 21, 202200:54:10
Roger Severino, Scott Perry, Michael New, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Roger Severino, Vice President of Domestic Policy at The Heritage Foundation, discusses why the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act is such a threat for religious liberty.
  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, shares why the House Freedom Caucus has urged Senators to include the amendment to the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act proposed by Senator Mike Lee.
  • Dr. Michael New, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, shares his research that analyzes how pro-life public policy has saved lives.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, continues the conversation on the U.S. Senate’s recent vote on the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act and other concerning policies the lame duck Congress is considering, as well as highlights last night’s Ibero-American Congress for Life and Family Gala.
November 18, 202200:54:10
Pat Fallon, Travis Weber, Ronna McDaniel, Jonathan Keller

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, shares what he and his fellow Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee plan to investigate in the next Congress.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, continues the conversation on the U.S. Senate’s recent vote on the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act and other concerning policies the lame duck Congress is considering.
  • Ronna McDaniel, Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, shares her vision for another term as head of the RNC.
  • Jonathan Keller, CEO of California Family Council, reacts to a San Francisco city program to pay transgender residents $1,200/month for 18 months.
November 17, 202200:54:10
Mike Lee, Josh Hawley, Jenny Beth Martin, Brent Keilen, Travis Weber

On today’s program:

  • Mike Lee, U.S. Senator from Utah, comments on the Senate's recent cloture vote on the Dis-Respect for Marriage Act.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, discusses the Senate’s recent vote on the Dis-Respect for Marriage Act as well as DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas’ testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder, highlights the need for poll watchers in the Georgia Senate runoff in December.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, provides an update on the 2022 Midterm election results as well as an overview of how social issues impacted the elections.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reacts to the Senate’s recent vote on the Dis-Respect for Marriage Act and what this means for religious freedom.
November 16, 202200:54:10
Kevin Brady, Travis Weber, Meg Kilgannon, J. Christian Adams

On today’s program:

  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, comments on recent court rulings striking down the Biden student loan bailout, the latest inflation report, and shares how the likely GOP House majority will hold the Biden administration accountable this January.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, discusses the U.S. Senate's upcoming vote on the so-called "Respect for Marriage" Act.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to a Montgomery County, Maryland public school district unveiling a LGBT book list geared toward pre-K students that teaches words like ‘intersex’ and 'drag queen.'
  • J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of Public Interest Legal Foundation, explains what is behind the delay on midterm election results.
November 15, 202200:54:10
Marjorie Jackson, Gordon Chang, Mario Bramnick, Matt Carpenter

On today’s program:

  • Marjorie Jackson, reporter for Washington Watch, broadcasts live from the U.S. Capitol with the latest news on the House Republican races for leadership posts.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, analyses President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent meeting at the G20 Summit.
  • Pastor Mario Bramnick highlights ‘Night to Celebrate Israel’ event happening later this week in DC.
  • Matt Carpenter, Director of FRC Action, offers an update on the yet-to-be called House races as well as the lame duck session of Congress.
November 14, 202200:53:52
Brad Wenstrup, Bent Keilen, Mike Callan, Jerry Boykin

On today’s program:

  • Brad Wenstrup, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Ohio, comments on the anticipated meeting of President Biden and Chinese President Xi during the G20 meeting, reflects on Veterans Day, the challenges facing the U.S. military and looks ahead to the lame duck session of Congress as well as a potential GOP House majority.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, analyses the latest midterm election results.
  • Mike Callannewly-elected Virginia Beach school board member, shares what compelled him to run, what issues he ran on, and the response he’s received from his community.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, shares his reflections on Veterans Day and assesses the U.S.’s current military strength.
November 11, 202200:54:00
Greg Pence, Matt Carpenter, Connor Semelsberger, Ken Blackwell

On today’s program:

  • Greg Pence, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Indiana, shares his reaction to the results of the recent midterm election and reflects on Veteran’s Day, particularly in light of the challenges that the U.S. military is facing and how the next Congress could address these concerns.
  • Matt Carpenter, Director of FRC Action, offers updates on the U.S. Senate races in Arizona, Nevada, and Georgia.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares the latest election results from the recent midterm elections.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Director for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, analyzes the recent midterm elections and concerns about the election process.
November 10, 202200:54:15
Scott Rasmussen, Brent Keilen, Gary Hamrick

On today’s program:

  • Scott Rasmussen, RMG Research president and editor-at-large at Ballotpedia, shares his polling insights from the recent midterm elections as well as why the expected ‘red wave’ did not occur.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, and Connor Semelsberger, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, offer in-depth analysis on various ballot initiatives and the remaining as yet known results in several U.S. Senate races.
  • Gary Hamrick, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, unpacks how Christians should respond to the midterm election results.
November 09, 202200:54:10
Roger Marshall, Brent Keilen, Mike Pompeo, Ben Carson

On today’s program:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, shares what is at stake in this year’s midterm elections.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, shares the final midterm elections polling data.
  • Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State, offers his insights into the national security implications of the midterm elections.
  • Dr. Ben Carson, famed pediatric neurosurgeon and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, reflects on the responsibility of Christians to vote.
November 08, 202200:54:10
Chris Mitchell, Greg Steube, Drew Ferguson, James Lankford

On today’s program:

  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, shares the latest on what Israel’s likely next Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new coalition government might look like.
  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for 17th District of Florida, comments on a GOP House Judiciary Committee report on the politicization of the DOJ and FBI.
  • Drew Ferguson, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Georgia, highlights what to expect if the Republicans re-take the House of Representatives as expected in the midterm elections.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, reacts to recent messaging from Democrats on the Biden economy and the midterm elections and discusses why Christians need to be governance engaged and vote in the midterm elections.
November 07, 202200:54:10
Andy Biggs, Peter Vlaming, Ken Klukowski, David Closson

On today’s program:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, highlights a House Judiciary’s committee GOP report on the politicization of the DOJ and FBI and a call to prayer for pregnancy care centers ahead of possible Election Day violence.
  • Peter Vlaming, former Virginia public school teacher, and Chris Schandevel, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel, share about Peter’s case and the hearing that recently happened in his case.
  • Ken Klukowski, a former lawyer in the White House and Department of Justice, shares about FRC’s amicus brief in a 11th Circuit Court of Appeals case involving Marines and Biden’s military COVID vaccine mandate.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, breaks down what’s behind attacks on Senator James Lankford’s faith, cohosts of ABC’s The View comparing white suburban women to cockroaches and what Generation Z believes about the Bible and absolute truth.
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