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Michael Ginsberg, Randy Weber, Meg Kilgannon, Jim Inhofe, Sam Brownback, Gordon Chang

On today's show:

  • Michael Ginsberg, Congressional correspondent at the Daily Caller, shares the latest on the reconciliation bill negotiations taking place in the U.S. Senate.
  • Randy Weber, U.S. Representative for the 14th district of Texas, talks about business groups asking the Biden administration to delay the upcoming COVID vaccine mandates for private companies until after the holiday season.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, gives an update on what’s happening in Loudoun County after a student was found guilty of sexual assault in a school bathroom, students walked out of class in protest to demand safety in school bathrooms, and parents are being forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement before they can view the district’s new curriculum inspired by critical race theory.
  • Jim Inhofe, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, discusses his letter to the Pentagon urging a suspension of the vaccine mandate on servicemembers and the current state of the U.S. military.
  • Sam Brownback, former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, reacts to the military coup in Sudan and the implications on religious freedom.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War, discusses the Biden administration’s policy toward Taiwan and President Biden’s plan to attend the G20 Summit in Rome.
October 26, 202100:54:06
Haris Alic, Pat Fallon, Chuck Holton, Ben Carson

On today's show:

  • Haris Alic, reporter for the Washington Times, shares the latest on the reconciliation bill.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses the State Department admitting there are 363 Americans trapped in Afghanistan and the latest on the reconciliation bill and the Democrats pushing a tax on billionaires.
  • Chuck Holton, freelance reporter for CBN News, gives an update on the caravans heading for U.S.-Mexico border and 52 Al-Qaeda suspects who were captured heading towards the United States.
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, talks about his Little Patriots initiative and new children’s book “Why America Matters,” the Loudoun County School Board’s handling of sexual assaults in school bathrooms and the National School Board Association’s so called “apology” letter on Friday, and the push to vaccinate children.
October 25, 202100:54:10
Rick Allen, Katherine Johnson, Meg Kilgannon, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Rick Allen, U.S. Representative for the 12th District of Georgia, responds to President Biden’s town hall message and shares the letter he signed to the Biden administration regarding the kidnapped American missionaries in Haiti.
  • Katherine Johnson, FRC’s Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies, gives an update on the Texas Heartbeat bill after the Supreme Court declined to block the law and agreed to hear oral arguments on November 1st.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses an email from the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent that alerted the school board on the day of bathroom assault.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to Vice President Kamala Harris’ video sent to churches urging support for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.
October 22, 202100:54:10
Mike Johnson, Dave Boyer, Chip Roy, Andrew Bostom, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of Louisiana, discusses Attorney General Merrick Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and the DOJ task force targeting parents.
  • Dave Boyer, White House Correspondent for the Washington Times, talks about Merrick Garland’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for Texas's 21st District, shares what happened during his questioning of Merrick Garland on the sexual assaults in Loudoun County School District bathrooms.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, Clinical Trialist and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, comments on the White House’s initiative to vaccinate children ages 5-11.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, responds to the increasing trend of government officials refusing to enforce laws they don’t like.
October 21, 202100:54:06
Steve Daines, Chad Wolf, Mat Staver, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, gives an update on negotiations over the reconciliation bill and the removal of the Hyde amendment in the Labor, Health and Human Services Senate bill.
  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and Chair of the Center for Homeland Security and Immigration at America First Policy Institute, talks about what’s happening at the southern border with arrests soaring to an all-time high and the Biden administration transporting unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors out of Texas in the middle of the night.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, discusses U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer denying the emergency injunction pending appeal on behalf of more than 2,000 Maine health care workers, Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit on behalf of military servicemembers and federal employees and contractors who have been mandated to get the COVID vaccine, and responds to Southwest Airlines dropping their plan to get rid of employees that choose not to get the vaccine.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, unpacks what’s really in the reconciliation bill’s Green New Deal.
October 20, 202100:54:10
Michael Waltz, Todd Rokita, Jason Martinez, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, discusses China’s new hypersonic missile test and the State Department Inspector General’s investigation into the Afghanistan withdrawal.
  • Todd Rokita, Indiana Attorney General, talks about the 17-state effort that he is leading to protect parents from Biden administration's intimidation tactics.
  • Jason Martinez, Nebraska parent and member of the Protect Nebraska Children Coalition, shares about his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request that revealed that school bureaucrats' lied to parents and purposely excluded religious groups from the sex education curriculum team.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses what’s in the reconciliation bill’s Green New Deal.
October 19, 202100:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Edward Graham, Mike Berry, Bob Fu

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, member of the House Armed Services Committee, and a commissioner of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, discusses reports of China’s advanced space capability, the threats that China poses to U.S. national security, and the Democrats $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
  • Edward Graham, Assistant to the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse, gives an update on the U.S. missionaries who were kidnapped by a notorious Haitian gang.
  • Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, shares that Navy SEALs seeking religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate are facing harassment and intimidation.
  • Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid Association and FRC’s Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, discusses the U.S. rejoining the UN Human Rights Council and China shutting down Bible apps and Christian WeChat accounts as new crackdown policies go into effect.
October 18, 202100:54:10
Tom McClintock, Patrick Hauf, Meg Kilgannon, David Closson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

October 15, 202100:54:10
Kerry Picket, Ralph Norman, Dan Bishop, Ian Prior, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Kerry Picket, Senior Congressional Reporter for the Washington Times, and Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, discuss the global shipping crisis and the concerns that it could lead to layoffs, higher prices, fewer options at the grocery store, and eventually threaten our national security.
  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina and Member of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses the letter sent by House Judiciary Committee Republicans to Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the DOJ task force targeting parents, and the Biden administration’s plan to implement the employer vaccine mandate as early as next week.
  • Ian Prior, Executive Director of Fight for Schools, talks about how parents are responding to Loudoun County School District’s handling of sexual assaults in school bathrooms.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses how the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill will impact taxes, the national debt, and inflation.
October 14, 202100:54:10
Ron Johnson, Dan Celia, Meg Kilgannon, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, discusses the status of President Biden’s private employer vaccine mandate, his letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin asking why COVID vaccines are being mandated for military servicemembers, and his letter demanding answers on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s call to investigate concerned parents.
  • Dan Celia, President and CEO of Financial Stewardship Ministries and host of “Financial Issues,” talks about the state of America’s work force after a record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August and more than 100,000 workers are threatening to go on strike.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses the Loudoun County School District’s response after a dad said the school district tried to conceal the assault of his daughter.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares how the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill will impact childcare, welfare, and education.
October 13, 202100:54:10
Mark Robinson, Roger Gannam, Gene Hamilton, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Mark Robinson, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor, discusses the pushback he has received from the Left for speaking out about radical LGBT indoctrination in public schools.
  • Roger Gannam, Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs at Liberty Counsel, talks about a New York court granting a preliminary injunction for health care workers after the state attempted to remove religious exemptions and accommodations from their COVID shot mandate and Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit against the Department of Defense’s vaccine mandate.
  • Gene Hamilton, General Counsel for America First Legal Foundation, discusses America First Legal Foundation's request for a Department of Justice investigation into Attorney General Garland’s memorandum targeting concerned parents who speak out at school board meetings.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares the pro-life concerns in the $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
October 12, 202100:54:10
Cheryl Chumley, Andy Biggs, Matt Rosendale, Bill Federer, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Cheryl Chumley, Online Opinion Editor for the Washington Times and author of, “Socialists Don't Sleep: Christians Must Rise or America Will Fall,” and Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, discusses how COVID vaccine mandates are affecting the airline industry.
  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for Montana, talks about why over 60 GOP members of Congress are demanding answers from the DOJ for targeting parents who speak out at school board meetings.
  • Bill Federer, historian and author of, “Socialism - The Real History from Plato to the Present: How the Deep State Capitalizes on Crises to Consolidate Control,” shares how Christopher Columbus opened the door to Christianity and western civilization and why we should celebrate Columbus Day.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, responds to the National School Board Association's letter to President Biden asking him to investigate parents that speak out at school board meetings.
October 11, 202100:54:05
Bob Good, Leslie Rutledge, Ken Paxton, Ken Klukowski

On today's show:

  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, comments on the Education and Labor Committee letter calling for a hearing on the DOJ’s task force targeting parents who speak out at school board meetings.
  • Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General, warns against the overreach of the federal government by the Biden administration.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, shares his plan to appeal a judge's temporary block of the Texas Heartbeat law.
  • Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel at Schaerr Jaffe law firm, responds to President Biden’s speech this week on the vaccine mandates.
October 08, 202100:54:10
Roy Blunt, Ken Blackwell, Al Robertson, Quisha King, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Roy Blunt, U.S. Senator from Missouri, gives an update on where the reconciliation bill, debt ceiling debate, and the National Defense Authorization Act stand in Congress.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, warns of the Democrats’ latest attempt at a federal election takeover.
  • Al Robertson, host of the “Unashamed” podcast, shares what has been happening at this week’s Pray Vote Stand Summit and why it is necessary to look at the issues facing our nation from a biblical worldview.
  • Quisha King, co-chair of Northeast Florida Moms for Freedom, Jonathan Koeppel, former Louisiana public school teacher, and Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, share how they are fighting to protect America’s children from indoctrination in classrooms.
October 07, 202100:54:05
Marsha Blackburn, Chip Roy, Gary Hamrick,

On today's show:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee and member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, discusses Attorney General Merrick Garland’s intimidation campaign against parents who speak out at school board meetings, the Senate testimony from former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen, the Democrats’ spending spree and the debt ceiling standoff in Congress, and reports that the Kabul airport bomber was released from the Bagram base prison only days prior.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for Texas's 21st District, urges House and Senate Republicans to vote no on the National Defense Authorization Act unless the provision forcing women to register for the military draft is removed.
  • Nina Schaefer, Senior Fellow in Health Policy at the Heritage Foundation, exposes the hidden healthcare agenda in Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
  • Gary Hamrick, Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel, previews this week’s Pray Vote Stand Summit.
October 06, 202100:54:10
Rand Paul, John Boozman, Mike Johnson, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky, discusses President Biden’s vaccine mandates and Dr. Fauci’s latest comments, Project Veritas’s undercover video showing Pfizer scientists admitting that natural immunity is “probably better” than their vaccine, and the Biden administration using the Title X program to restore millions of taxpayer dollars to abortion centers.
  • John Boozman, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, talks about the debt ceiling standoff in Congress and the Biden administration using the IRS to examine transactions over $600.
  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of Louisiana, discusses the Department of Justice’s effort to intimidate parents who speak out against public school officials.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, decries the Department of Justice’s intimidation campaign against parents and previews this week’s Pray Vote Stand Summit.
October 05, 202100:54:10
James Lankford, Tommy Tuberville, Cathy Scheller, Jay Bhattacharya

On today's show:

  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, discusses his newly introduced bill, the “Stop Vaccine Mandates Act,” and the chair of the House Progressive Caucus saying she won’t vote for the reconciliation bill unless the Hyde amendment, which protects taxpayer dollars from funding abortions, is left out.
  • Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senator from Alabama, talks about his efforts to stop the dishonorable discharge of U.S. military servicemembers who decline the COVID vaccine and China sending 77 warplanes into Taiwan’s defense zone over two days.
  • Cathy Scheller, mother of Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., shares about her son’s imprisonment after he criticized the Biden administration for its handling of the situation in Afghanistan.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, responds to those who say herd immunity “may never happen” and that a 90 percent vaccination rate is needed.
October 04, 202100:54:10
Buddy Carter, Connor Semelsberger, Roger Gannam, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Georgia and member of the House Budget Committee and the GOP Doctors Caucus, discusses the disarray in the Democratic Party over the infrastructure and reconciliation bills, and House Republican’s letter to President Biden over the vaccine mandates.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, applauds Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) for insisting that the reconciliation bill include the Hyde Amendment, which keeps taxpayer dollars from funding abortion.
  • Roger Gannam, Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs at Liberty Counsel, shares how President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates have led hundreds of U.S. service members to reach out for help, including one near retirement who faces dishonorable discharge after 29 years of service.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, talks about the House Oversight hearing yesterday on abortion and the radical bill that is the focus of his recent blog, “Unconscionable: New Bill Proves Democrats Are Okay With Abortion Up Until Birth.
October 01, 202100:54:10
Kevin Brady, Joel Rosenberg, John Yoo

On today's show:

September 30, 202100:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Michael Burgess, Robert Cahaly, William "Dean" Lee

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the Pentagon leadership’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee over the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the atrocities that have followed.
  • Michael Burgess, U.S. Representative for the 26th district of Texas and Member of the House Budget Committee, gives an update on the debt ceiling debate and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s push for massive spending bills.
  • Robert Cahaly, Senior Strategist and Chief Pollster at the Trafalgar Group, shares the findings of a poll showing a 65% majority believe Americans who refuse the vaccine should not lose their jobs.
  • William “Dean” Lee, retired Vice Admiral of the United States Coast Guard, shares his thoughts on the military vaccine mandates and the leaked documents showing how Coast Guard chaplains are being used to enforce the mandate.
September 29, 202100:54:10
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