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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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Bob Good, Mike Rounds, Caroline Downey, David Closson, Nury Turkel

On today's show:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, gives an overview of President Biden’s education policies in his first year in office, the Department of Education’s investigation into Lincoln Christian University, and the election takeover bill.
  • Mike Rounds, U.S. Senator from South Dakota, discusses the Democrats pushing an elections takeover bill and gutting the filibuster.
  • Caroline Downey, News Writer for National Review, talks about emails showing that Dr. Fauci and NIH Director Collins dismissed prominent scientists who endorsed the lab-leak theory on the origins of COVID.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, reflects on President Biden’s first year in office and shares how he is failing at upholding religious freedom.
  • Nury Turkel, Commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), discusses the Golden State Warriors co-owner saying that “nobody cares” about China’s persecution of Uyghurs.
January 18, 202200:54:10
Michael Waltz, Ken Blackwell, Greg Phares, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, discusses the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Army facing recruiting difficulties, and the House of Representatives passing an elections takeover bill.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, shares how President Biden is misusing Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to push a federal government takeover of elections.
  • Greg Phares, former Baton Rouge police chief, shares, in light of the terrorist hostage situation at a Texas synagogue, how security training saves lives.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, commends newly inaugurated Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin for his first executive actions on education.
January 17, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, John Cooper, Dave Brat, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses President Biden and congressional Democrats pushing an elections takeover bill and gutting the filibuster while ignoring mounting crises and issues Americans care about, the Supreme Court overturning Biden's OSHA vaccine mandate, and the Marine Corp granting religious exemptions to two out of 3,350 Marine servicemembers who requested a religious exemption to the vaccine mandate.
  • John Cooper, Skillet music artist, talks about his new album, DOMINION.
  • Dr. Dave BratDean of the School of Business at Liberty University, details what is driving the supply chain crisis across the country and shares what can be done about it.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses what the Bible says about diversity and whether church congregations should be making a concerted effort to be racially diverse.
January 14, 202200:54:10
Katherine Johnson, Joni Ernst, Todd Rokita, Mike Braun, J. Christian Adams

On today's show:

  • Katherine Johnson, FRC’s research fellow for legal and policy studies, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court blocking Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate for businesses but allowing the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers to go into effect.
  • Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator from Iowa, talks about Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moving forward with votes on an elections takeover bill and radically altering the filibuster, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Todd Rokita, Indiana Attorney General, gives an update on his lawsuits against the Biden Vaccine mandates and discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Mike Braun, U.S. Senator from Indiana, comments on the Senate HELP Committee voting to advance Robert Califf’s nomination to head the Food and Drug Administration.
  • J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel of Public Interest Legal Foundation, responds to Senator Schumer’s claim that the GOP is passing voter suppression laws at the state level and gives update on election integrity efforts in the states.
January 13, 202200:54:10
Tommy Tuberville, Mary Miller, Kevin Brady

On today's show:

  • Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senator from Alabama, discusses Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moving forward with an elections takeover bill and drastically altering the filibuster, and gives an update on new COVID information including Dr. Fauci’s testimony before the Senate HELP Committee.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, talks about a newly released email showing that Education Secretary Cardona solicited the NSBA letter comparing parents who spoke out at school board meetings to domestic terrorists.
  • Rep. Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, shares the implications of inflation rising to the highest level since 1982.
January 12, 202200:54:10
Roy Blunt, Ken Paxton, Kevin Miller, Hayden Ludwig

On today's show:

  • Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator from Missouri and ranking member of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, discusses the upcoming vote in the U.S. Senate to change the filibuster and pave the way for the elections takeover bill.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, discusses President Biden’s Atlanta speech pushing the Democrats’ elections takeover bill.
  • Kevin Miller, Administrative Pastor of Foothills Church in El Cajon, California, gives an update after California state government officials shut down his church’s preschool over COVID protocols.
  • Hayden Ludwig, Senior Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center, shares his research showing how left-wing ‘dark money’ groups are funding Senator Schumer’s secretive anti-filibuster campaign.
January 11, 202200:54:10
Greg Murphy, Nathanael Blake, Mary Szoch, James Jay Carafano

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Greg Murphy, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of North Carolina and member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, talks about the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on Biden’s vaccine mandates and how the CDC has handled COVID.
  • Nathanael Blake, Senior Contributor to The Federalist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, shares the leaked documents he obtained showing Biden’s plan to house violent men in women’s prison cells.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses the University of Pennsylvania and the Ivy League backing the decision to allow a trans-identifying swimmer to compete in women’s competitions.
  • James Jay Carafano, Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at Heritage Foundation, discusses the threat of Russia invading of Ukraine and how the U.S. should respond.
January 10, 202200:54:10
Jeff Landry, Simon Calvert, Connor Semelsberger, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Jeff LandryLouisiana Attorney General, analyzes the Supreme Court oral arguments regarding two of President Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Simon CalvertDeputy Director for Public Affairs at the Christian Institute, discusses a European Court of Human Rights ruling in favor of a Christian bakery that declined to create a same-sex wedding cake.
  • Connor SemelsbergerFRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, details how American opposition to the Build Government Bigger Bill has dampened support among Democrats in competitive races and warns of Senate Democrats’ plan to vote on getting rid of the filibuster.
  • David ClossonFRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, explains why Christians must form a biblical worldview and what the Bible says is the role of government regarding vaccine mandates.
January 07, 202200:54:10
Mike Pompeo, J.D. Prescott, Jerry Boykin

On today's show:

  • Mike Pompeo, former United States Secretary of State, shares how the Left is using the events of January 6th to advance their agenda and discusses the latest on China as they harvest social media data to target the West, threaten Walmart for removing products produced in Xinjiang where China is committing a genocide against Uyghurs, and are in a war of words with Taiwan.
  • J.D. Prescott, Indiana State Representative, describes how his bill will protect students from obscene material in schools, ban critical race theory curriculum, and enhance a parents' ability to opt out of face mask or vaccine requirements.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, details how the media and the Left have used January 6th as a narrative to push their radical agenda.
January 06, 202200:54:10
Ron Johnson, Steve Marshall, Jay Bhattacharya, Mark Meadows

On today's show:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, shares what Senate Republicans can do to stop the Democrats’ attempts to get rid of the filibuster.
  • Steve Marshall, Alabama Attorney General, gives an update on the legal challenges against President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, shares what the data really shows after President Biden called COVID a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
  • Mark Meadows, Senior Partner at Conservative Partnership Institute, discusses his new book, “Chief’s Chief,” Nancy Pelosi extending proxy voting again, and how the Left is using January 6 to intimidate conservatives.
January 05, 202200:54:10
Roger Wicker, Todd Rokita, Mike Berry, Chuck Grassley, Mary Beth Waddell

On today's show:

  • Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator from Mississippi, discusses Majority Leader Schumer planning a vote to change the filibuster and shares his New Year’s resolutions for Congress.
  • Todd Rokita, Indiana Attorney General, previews Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments over Biden’s vaccine mandate on health care workers.
  • Mike Berry, General Counsel for First Liberty Institute, talks about a federal judge issuing an injunction halting vaccine mandate on Navy Seals.
  • Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, goes through Biden’s record of nominating far Left judicial nominees – including Nancy Abudu, an SPLC attorney as a federal judge.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC’s Director of Federal Affairs, Family and Religious Liberty , gives an in-depth look at Nancy Abudu, President Biden’s nominee to a federal court.
January 04, 202200:54:06
Haris Alic, Dave Yost, Andrew Bostom, Kenyn Cureton, Hans von Spakovsky

On today's show:

  • Haris Alic, reporter for the Washington Times, gives an overview of how the Biden vaccine mandates are faring in the courts.
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, discusses a federal judge blocking Biden’s vaccine mandate for teachers in the Head Start program.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, Clinical Trialist and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, explains the shortcuts the FDA used to authorize COVID vaccine boosters for 12- to 15-year-olds.
  • Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s Vice President for Christian Resources, shares about FRC’s Stand on the Word Bible reading plan.
  • Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow for the Heritage Foundation, talks about what’s happening in the states regarding election efforts and the Associated Press accusing the GOP of “slow-motion insurrection.”
January 03, 202200:54:10
Mike Pompeo, Al Robertson

Today we feature highlights from FRC's Pray Vote Stand Summit:

  • Mike Pompeo, former United States Secretary of State, urges Christians to advocate for religious freedom at home and abroad.
  • Al Robertson, host of the“Unashamed” podcast, shares how his faith compels him to pray for his country, vote in elections, and stand for the truths found in scripture.
December 31, 202100:54:07
Gary Hamrick, James Lankford

Today we feature highlights from FRC's Pray Vote Stand Summit:

  • Gary Hamrick, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA, discusses the intersection of faith and politics and urges America to return to its biblical roots.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, and Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, share how their faith motivated them to run for public office and how they see God working in Washington, D.C. and throughout America.
December 30, 202100:54:06
John Plake, Brent Keilen, Kenyn Cureton

On today's show:

  • John Plake, Director of Ministry Intelligence at American Bible Society and co-author of the State of the Bible report, discusses how the pandemic has affected how American engage with the Bible.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, shares what data reveals about Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservatives(SAGECons).
  • Kenyn Cureton, FRC’s Vice President for Christian Resources, invites viewers to pe into God’s word in 2022-2023 by joining FRC in a two-year journey through the Bible.
December 29, 202100:54:10
Owen Strachan

On today's show, Owen Strachan, Senior Fellow with FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview, author, and provost and research professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary, defines“wokeness,” details why it is an ungodly system, and shares biblical truths to counter the woke ideology.

December 28, 202100:54:10
Os Guinness

On today's show, Os Guinness joins Tony Perkins to discuss his new book,“The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom,” in which Guinness details the two revolutions competing for the future of America and outlines seven principles upon which freedom must be founded.

December 27, 202100:54:10
Chris Mitchell, Ben Carson

On this Christmas Eve edition of Washington Watch:

  • Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News, joins us from the Holy Land to discuss how we can be praying for Israel and believers in the Middle East in this season.
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, shares what the birth of Christ means to him.
December 24, 202100:54:10
Mary Szoch, Lela Gilbert, Brent Keilen, Quena Gonzalez

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, celebrates pro-life wins in 2021.
  • Lela Gilbert, FRC's Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, shares the status of religious freedom around the world this Christmastime and how Christians can be praying for their persecuted brothers and sisters.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, talks about the encouraging election results in 2021 and looks towards what’s in store for 2022.
  • Quena Gonzalez, FRC’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, highlights successes at the federal, state and local levels of government in 2021.
December 23, 202100:54:10
Pat Fallon, James Lee, Ryan Bomberger, Stephen Moore

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Rep. Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas and Member of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, discusses the Biden administration’s handling of the omicron variant as well as the return of COVID restrictions throughout the country.
  • James Lee, President, CEO and Founder of Susquehanna Polling and Research, breaks down President Biden’s approval ratings and how Americans view his handling of the key issues.
  • Ryan BombergerChief Creative Officer of the Radiance Foundation, shares about the Salvation Army's embrace of wokeness.
  • Stephen Moore, economist and FreedomWorks’ Senior Economic Contributor, discusses rising inflation and the Biden economy.
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