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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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Rich McCormick, Aaron Siri, Chris Todd, David Closson
February 27, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Rich McCormick, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Georgia, comments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s recent admission about COVID’s origins as well as U.S. policy toward the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Aaron Siri, attorney at Siri & Glimstad, reacts to the U.S. Air Force’s announcement on their COVID vaccine mandate.
  • Chris Todd, State Representative for Tennessee’s 73rd District, shares about his bill to protect minors from sexualized performances.
  • David Closson, Director of FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses Anglican leaders’ rejection of the Archbishop of Canterbury after the Church of England’s same-sex marriage decision and the United Methodist Church’s loss of member churches.
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ID: 75942
Nathaniel Moran, Meg Kilgannon, Dave Yost, Jay Johnston
February 23, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Nathaniel Moran, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Texas, shares his legislative priorities and evaluates the Biden administration’s handling of Russia and China’s growing alliance over the war in Ukraine.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to an Arizona teacher’s claim that she knows better than her students’ parents because “[she has] a master’s degree.”
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, weighs the state’s legal options to address the toxic train derailment and grades Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s handling of the crisis.
  • Dr. Jay Johnston, FRC’s National Prayer Director, shares about his return to Asbury University for their Collegiate Day of Prayer and where the campus revival goes next.
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ID: 75911
Tim Burchett, Kris Kobach, Meg Kilgannon, David Bell, Andrew Bostom
February 22, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Tim Burchett, U.S. Representative for the 2ndDistrict of Tennessee, rates Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s handling of the East Palestine train derailment and assesses the growing relationship between China and Russia.
  • Kris Kobach, Kansas Attorney General, shares about his warning to pharmacy chains not to dispense chemical abortion pills through the mail in his state.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses the Biden administration’s proposed changes to Trump-era rules on religious liberty protection at colleges.
  • Dr. David Bell, Brownstone Institute senior scholar, reacts to the Biden administration’s negotiations about a deal to give the World Health Organization authority over future U.S. pandemic policies.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostomacademic clinical trialist and epidemiologist, breaks down the science of why masking made no difference in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
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ID: 75894
Dan Bishop, Jerry Boykin, Matt Carpenter, Ken Klukowski
February 21, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of North Carolina, comments on President Joe Biden’s trip to Poland and expresses his concerns regarding the Biden administration’s negotiations on a deal to give the World Health Organization authority over future U.S. pandemic policies.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, offers his analysis of the Russian withdrawal from the New START nuclear arms treaty.
  • Matt Carpenter, Director of FRC Action, reacts to news that the city of San Francisco is considering repealing a law boycotting official travel to conservative states.
  • Ken Klukowski, a former lawyer in the White House and Department of Justice, previews two upcoming U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments related to Big Tech and Biden’s student loan bailout.
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ID: 75881
Pat Fallon, Michele Bachmann, Edward Graham, Brent Keilen, Jay Johnston
February 20, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, reacts to President Joe Biden’s unannounced trip to Ukraine and comments on the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle.
  • Michele Bachmann, Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University, responds to reports that Biden is negotiating a treaty that would give the World Health Organization (WHO) authority over U.S. pandemic response, including allowing surveillance of American citizens.
  • Edward Graham, Chief Operating Officer at Samaritan’s Purse, highlights their relief efforts in the wake of the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action Vice President, shares about what he saw during his visit to Asbury University to experience their revival.
  • Dr. Jay Johnston, FRC’s National Prayer Director, continues the conversation on how God is moving on Asbury's campus and where the outpouring is spreading to.
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ID: 75870
Bill Johnson, Joshua Arnold, Andy Biggs, Jay McDonald, Meg Kilgannon
February 17, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Bill Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Ohio, offers an update on the Ohio train derailment and toxic spill clean-up.
  • Joshua Arnold, Staff Writer at The Washington Stand, comments on how Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has mishandled the toxic train derailment and on a new Congressional Budget Office report showing how net interest payments on the U.S. government’s debt are projected to triple over the next 10 years.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, breaks down the latest news on the stream of illegal immigration at the Southern Border.
  • Jay McDonald, an Anchorage, Alaska dad, shares what happened when he spoke out at a school board meeting against sexually explicit materials in school libraries.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, shares the story of a concerned father being silenced by his local school board from speaking out against sexually explicit materials in school libraries and discusses the latest troubling news out of Loudoun County Public Schools.
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ID: 75850
Jerry Boykin, Andrew Clyde, Tyler O’Neil, Mark Whitworth, Bill Elliff
February 16, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, discusses President Biden’s response to unidentified objects entering U.S. airspace, and the recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about how woke policies are undermining national security.
  • Andrew Clyde, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of Georgia, reacts to the White House’s criticism of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s visit to the Southern border and shares about his resolution of disapproval over D.C.’s crime law.
  • Tyler O’Neil, The Daily Signal Managing Editor, comments on the White House’s silence on a retracted FBI memo smearing traditional Catholics.
  • Mark Whitworth, Asbury University Vice President of Communications, shares the latest on the ongoing spontaneous revival happening on his campus.
  • Bill Elliff, Founding and National Engage Pastor of The Summit Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas, unpacks what revival is and the history of awakenings and revivals in America.
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ID: 75830
Warren Davidson, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Jay Johnston, Jon Schweppe, Ben Johnson
February 15, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Warren Davidson, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Ohio, shares the latest fallout from the Ohio train derailment and Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s handling of the disaster.
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith, U.S. Senator from Mississippi, highlights the introduction of her Women’s Bill of Rights as well as her work as Chair of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus.
  • Jay Johnston, FRC’s National Prayer Director, offers his on-site report from the Asbury Revival.
  • Jon Schweppe, American Principles Project Director of Policy & Government Affairs, unpacks the latest polling showing an overwhelming majority of Republican primary voters want their party’s presidential contenders to take on wokeness in education and health care.
  • Ben Johnson, Senior Reporter & Editor of The Washington Stand, reacts to a Democrat’s claim that advocacy for natural families ‘dangerous and un-American.’
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ID: 75818
Chuck Grassley, Clint Baldwin, Jaron Crane, David Fowler, Travis Weber
February 14, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, breaks down the latest news on the series of airborne objects that were shot down by the U.S. military and highlights his recent testimony before the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
  • Clint Baldwin, Asbury University Professor, shares about the revival breaking out on his campus.
  • Jaron Crane, Idaho State Representative, highlights his bill that would allow parents to sue over sexually explicit books in school libraries.
  • David Fowler, Family Action Council of Tennessee President, explains his amendment to a Tennessee bill that would protect minors from gender transition procedures.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, outlines the SAFE Act measures that are being considered across the country.
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ID: 75806
Stephanie Taub, Edward Graham, Meg Kilgannon, Jon Hansen, Matt Rosendale, Jerry Boykin
February 13, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Stephanie Taub, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel, discusses First Liberty’s efforts on behalf of Jacob Kersey, the former police officer forced from his job over a social media post about his religious beliefs.
  • Edward Graham, Chief Operating Officer at Samaritan’s Purse, provides an update on how the ministry is helping victims affected by the massive earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to a disturbing report on reading comprehension for U.S. fourth grade students, as well as a student protest in New Hampshire over their school’s transgender bathroom policies.
  • Jon Hansen, South Dakota State Representative, shares about the effort to stop an extreme abortion referendum in South Dakota.
  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Montana, responds to the U.S. military shooting down at least three unidentified flying objects over the weekend.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President and founding member of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, offers his analysis on the recent U.S. airspace invasions and the military response.
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ID: 75787
Ben Cline, Norman Woods, Chris Gacek, David Closson
February 10, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Ben Cline, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Virginia, shares House Budget Committee Republicans' plan to cut unnecessary spending, the FBI’s withdrawal of a SPLC-inspired memo targeting Catholics as well as DOJ’s stonewalling of a House Judiciary Committee investigation.
  • Norman Woods, Heritage Family Alliance Executive Director, shares about the South Dakota state legislature’s recent passage of a bill protecting minors from gender transition procedures.
  • Chris Gacek, FRC’s Coalition Senior Research Fellow, highlights FRC’s amicus brief submitted in a lawsuit against the FDA’s illegal approval of chemical abortion drugs.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, reacts to the troubling performances at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
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ID: 75751
Harriett Hageman, Liz Murrill, Dave LaRock, Gordon Chang, Ben Johnson
February 09, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Harriett Hageman, U.S. Representative for Wyoming, shares about the first hearing of the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
  • Liz Murrill, Louisiana Solicitor General, reacts to the recent House Oversight & Accountability Committee hearing featuring former Twitter executives.
  • Dave LaRock, Virginia State Delegate, highlights the passage of SAGE’s Law in the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, shares new details uncovered about the Chinese spy balloon.
  • Ben Johnson, Senior Reporter & Editor of The Washington Standcontinues the conversation on Biden’s State of the Union address regarding abortion and transgender ideology and how that does not square with the administration’s stance against female genital mutilation.
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ID: 75748
Rick Scott, Dan Bishop, Edward Graham, Pat Fallon
February 08, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Rick Scott, U.S. Senator from Florida, reacts to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address and Biden’s incorrect claims about the GOP’s policy stances during the speech.
  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of North Carolina, also shares his thoughts on Biden’s second State of the Union address and previews the first hearing of the House Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.
  • Edward Graham, Samaritan’s Purse’s Vice President of Operations, shares about how the ministry is helping victims affected by the massive earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses the recent House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing with former Twitter executives.
  • Scott Shepard, National Center Fellow, continues the discussion on how the Oversight Committee hearing with the former executives will impact the Big Tech industry.
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ID: 75720
John Cornyn, Mike Johnson, Brad Hudson, Albert Mohler
February 07, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • John Cornyn, U.S. Senator from Texas, shares the latest on the debt ceiling debate and previews what he expects to hear in President Biden’s second State of the Union address.
  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Louisiana, also shares what he anticipates in Biden’s address and what the Pentagon knew about previous incursions of Chinese spy balloons.
  • Brad Hudson, Missouri State Representative, corrects the record on his bill protecting minors from gender transition procedures.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, pushes back on what the Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders said about South Sudan’s laws on homosexuality being “unjust.”
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ID: 75702
Josh Hawley, Jerry Boykin, Michael Cloud, Jeff Myers
February 06, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, reacts to the latest fallout from President Biden’s handling of the downed Chinese spy balloon that flew over U.S. airspace for days.
  • Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, offers his military expertise about what the spy balloon may have been intended for.
  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, comments on how the Biden administration’s approach to border security is connected to airspace security.
  • Jeff Myers, President of Summit Ministries, shares about FRC’s partnership with Summit in producing a joint Biblical Worldview Study Series, 'Now We Live.'
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ID: 75688
Matt Rosendale, Gordon Chang, Larry Taunton, Heath Lambert
February 03, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for Montana, shares his concerns about the Chinese spy balloon that is flying over his state.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China, offers his take on what the Chinese spy balloon means for U.S. foreign policy and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s now postponed trip to China.
  • Larry Taunton, author and columnist, reacts to the 86 House Democrats who voted against a resolution condemning socialism.
  • Dr. Heath Lambert, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida responds to the backlash that his church as received for affirming a biblical stance on sexuality.
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ID: 75662
Chris Smith, Ralph Norman, Kathleen Kauth, Christopher Ruddy
February 02, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, shares the latest on the debt ceiling standoff, his reflections on the International Religious Freedom Summit 2023, and his introduction of the China Trade Relations Act.
  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, reacts to the most recent FBI search of President Biden’s Delaware beach home and highlights his introduction of the Ensuring Accurate and Complete Abortion Data Reporting Act.
  • Kathleen Kauth, Nebraska State Senator, explains her state’s Let Them Grow bill, which would protect minors from gender transition procedures.
  • Christopher Ruddy, Newsmax Media CEO, calls out DirecTV for deplatforming Newsmax from their satellite service.
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ID: 75646
Haris Alic, Randy Weber, Glenn Youngkin, Mark Houck, Mary Miller, Joseph Backholm
February 01, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Haris Alic, Washington Times reporter, shares the latest update on President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s White House meeting about the debt ceiling.
  • Randy Weber, U.S. Representative for the 14th District of Texas, continues the conversation on Biden and McCarthy's White House meeting and possible next steps for the House.
  • Glenn Youngkin, Virginia Governor, highlights his administration’s participation in this year’s Virginia March for Life.
  • Mark Houck, The King’s Men founder, celebrates his legal victory after being prosecuted under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act for protecting his son from an aggressive Planned Parenthood escort who harassed them for praying down the street from the facility.
  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, shares about her participation in the recent National Gathering For Prayer & Repentance.
  • Joseph Backholm, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement, shares why Utah’s S.B. 16, the Transgender Medical Treatments and Procedures Amendments Act, is actually a very weak law.
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ID: 75634
Roger Marshall, Chris Mitchell, Bill Donohue, Jacob Kersey, Wiley Thompson
January 31, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, addresses President Biden’s plans to end the COVID emergency and to potentially declare a new emergency – on abortion.
  • Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, reacts to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent visit to Israel and the Biden administration’s Two-State Solution stance.
  • Bill Donohue, President of Catholic League, highlights the League’s new documentary, Walt’s Disenchanted Kingdom.
  • Jacob Kersey, a former Georgia police offer, shares the latest development in his story.
  • Wiley Thompson, former FBI Assistant Director, discusses the moral vacuum being created by incidents like the five Memphis Police Officers accused of killing Tyre Nichols and how America can better address the crisis in policing.
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ID: 75614
Jason Smith, Ken Paxton, Akil Pano, Travis Weber
January 30, 2023
00:54:10

On today’s program:

  • Jason Smith, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Missouri, unpacks the where the debt limit and military spending negotiations stand. 
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, explains a new lawsuit he is co-leading against a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that prioritizes woke Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing in millions of Americans’ retirement accounts.
  • Akil Pano, a leading Albanian pastor, shares his story about being prosecuted by a human rights tribunal for expressing himself on God’s view of family.
  • Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, previews the upcoming 2023 IRF Summit.
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ID: 75598
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