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Kristina Wong, Jerry Boykin, Thomas Massie, Jason Smith, Ken Blackwell, Andy McCarthy

On today's show:

  • Kristina Wong, reporter for Breitbart News, and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discuss the Pentagon leadership’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee over the military’s vaccine mandate.
  • Thomas Massie, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kentucky, talks about President Biden weighing a decision over whether to require vaccine passports for domestic airline travel.
  • Jason Smith, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Missouri and ranking member on the House Budget Committee, gives an update on the debate in Congress over the debt ceiling and the Democrats’ massive spending bills.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, discusses what’s behind the FBI’s reports of an unprecedented murder spike, Massachusetts State Troopers resigning over COVID vaccine mandate, and threats from the NYPD that unvaccinated police officers will be demoted.
  • Andy McCarthy, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Senior Fellow at the National Review Institute, tells the real story on Durham’s indictment of Lawyer Michael Sussman.
September 28, 202100:54:10
Ron Estes, Mike Berry, Jerry Boykin, Arielle Del Turco, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of Kansas, talks about the massive spending votes coming up this week in the House of Representatives.
  • Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, discusses leaked documents showing the Coast Guard plans to grill service members about their religious beliefs over religious vaccine exemptions.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, shares how imposing a vaccine mandate on the military will harm recruiting and retention.
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, talks about the recent March for Martyrs in Washington D.C.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses the graphic material a Fairfax High School mother found in school library books and what happened when she read them during a Fairfax County School Board meeting.
September 27, 202100:54:10
Michael Cloud, Connor Semelsberger, Mary Szoch, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Michael Cloud, U.S. Representative for the 27th District of Texas, gives an update on the Southern Border crisis as well as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses a bill that passed the House of Representatives today that codifies Roe v. Wade into federal law.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, talks about an amicus brief a pro-abortion group filed at the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing abortions help women to advance in the sports world.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, talks about Minnesota parents objecting to sexually explicit material in the classroom and also discusses her new publication, "A Concerned Citizen's Guide to Engaging with Public Schools."
September 24, 202100:51:03
Mary Miller, Tate Reeves, Robert Destro, Brent Keilen

On today's show:

  • Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, discusses an upcoming vote in the House on a bill that could block state pro-life laws.
  • Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi, shares how he is fighting back against President Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Robert Destro, Professor of Law and founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., talks about how Christians and pastors can respond to the vaccine mandate.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, discusses the Virginia governor’s race and the highlights from FRC Action’s second school board boot camp.
September 23, 202100:54:10
Steve Daines, Chip Roy, Roger Gannam, Dave Brat

On today's show:

  • Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, discusses how President Biden has handled America’s borders, the debt ceiling debate in Congress, and efforts by far-Left members of Congress to block funding of Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for Texas's 21st District, talks about the growing opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act and its provision forcing women to register for the military draft.
  • Roger Gannam, Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs at Liberty Counsel, discusses the status of religious exemptions for the COVID vaccine.
  • Dr. Dave Brat, Dean of the School of Business at Liberty University, unpacks President Biden’s climate change agenda.
September 22, 202100:54:10
Andy Biggs, Tom Cotton, Dave Yost

On today's show:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, describes what he saw during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico Border and discusses the House Freedom Caucus announcing its opposition to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, and Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, react to President Biden’s first speech before the United Nations.
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, talks about how he is challenging critical race theory indoctrination in Ohio public schools.
September 21, 202100:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Pete Ricketts, Mike Berry, Chad Robichaux

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses what’s happening at the southern border, General Milley’s calls to the Chinese, and a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act that requires women to register for the draft.
  • Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska, explains how he is fighting President Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, decries the Department of Defense’s requirement that military members must receive the COVID vaccine or face removal.
  • Chad Robichaux, Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, shares the latest on evacuations and the state of Afghanistan.
September 20, 202100:54:10
Pat Fallon, John Seago, Leslie Rutledge, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses drone footage showing thousands of migrants under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas as local facilities are overwhelmed.
  • John Seago, Texas Right to Life Legislative Director, celebrates a federal judge rejecting the Biden administration’s move against the Texas Heartbeat Law.
  • Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General, shares why she and 23 other state attorneys general signed a letter opposing Biden’s vaccine mandate.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses how Christians should think about the role of government in light of President Biden’s vaccine mandate.
September 17, 202100:54:10
John Joyce, Mo Brooks, Dave Yost, Travis Weber

On today's show:

  • John Joyce, U.S. Representative for the 13th District of Pennsylvania, gives an update on the reconciliation bill.
  • Mo Brooks, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Alabama, responds to reports that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley made secret calls with his Chinese counterpart, circumventing President Trump.
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, talks about how state attorneys general are fighting back against federal vaccine mandates.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, shares the results of a survey on fairness for all.
September 16, 202100:54:10
Andy Biggs, Mark Brnovich, Jerry Boykin, Scott Rasmussen, Brent Keilen

On today's show:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, responds to reports that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley made secret calls with his Chinese counterpart, circumventing President Trump.
  • Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, discusses Arizona filing the first lawsuit in the country against President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandates.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, reacts to reports that General Milley secretly circumvented President Trump to collude with the Chinese.
  • Scott Rasmussen, pollster and editor-at-large at Ballotpedia, shares the findings of his survey showing that Democrats believe that Trump supporters and the unvaccinated are the greatest threats to the United States.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, responds to the California governor’s recall election results.
September 15, 202100:54:05
Scott Perry, Jeff Barrows, Gary Hamrick, Sean Spicer

On today's show:

  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Pennsylvania and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee and concerns that $64 million in U.S. aid could fall into the hands of the Taliban.
  • Dr. Jeff Barrows, Senior Vice President for Bioethics and Public Policy at Christian Medical & Dental Associations, talks about how COVID vaccine mandates affect the patient-doctor relationship.
  • Gary Hamrick, Pastor of Cornerstone Chapel, talks about the religious liberty implications of President Biden’s vaccine mandate.
  • Sean Spicer, host of “Spicer&Co” and author of the forthcoming book Radical Nationcomments on President Biden’s call to have him removed from the Board of Visitors at the Naval Academy.
September 14, 202100:54:10
Greg Murphy, Robert Cahaly, Jack Hibbs, David Clossen
September 13, 2021

On today's show:

  • Greg Murphy, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of North Carolina, discusses President Biden’s vaccine mandate and Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s testimony about Afghanistan before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, shares how he is fighting back against President Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Robert Cahaly, Senior Strategist and Chief Pollster at the Trafalgar Group, shares what his polling reveals about how Americans view President Biden’s vaccine mandates.
  • Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, talks about the religious liberty implications of President Biden’s vaccine mandate.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses how Christians should think about the role of government in light of President Biden’s vaccine mandate.
September 13, 202100:54:10
Sam Brownback, Jerry Boykin, Carter Conlon

On today's show:

  • Sam Brownback, former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, responds to President Biden’s vaccine mandates and reflects on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, reflects on 9/11 and discusses the threat of terrorism today.
  • Pastor Carter Conlon, General Overseer of Times Square Church, shares what the Lord put on his heart prior to 9/11 and how the events of that day changed his church and its members.
September 10, 202100:54:10
Marsha Blackburn, Jane M. Orient, Mark Robinson, Ken Paxton, Mike Gonzalez

On today's show:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, discusses President Biden’s plan to announce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal workers and also on private sector companies with more than a hundred employees, a report that includes previously undisclosed about the origins of COVID-19, and the situation in Afghanistan.
  • Dr. Jane M. Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, talks about why the COVID-19 vaccine should not be mandated.
  • Mark Robinson, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor, shares his report on the indoctrination happening in North Carolina public schools.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, discusses the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Texas Heartbeat law.
  • Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Allison Center for Foreign Policy, previews his new book BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution Kindle Edition.
September 09, 202100:54:10
Jody Hice, Jack Hibbs, Chad Wolf

On today's show:

  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th district of Georgia, discusses the latest on the situation in Afghanistan, including the U.S. State Department’s concerns about the Taliban forming an all-male government, the four prisoners President Obama exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl now serving in senior Taliban posts, and reports that the U.S. is working with the Taliban to fly the remaining Americans out as a first step toward rolling back sanctions.
  • Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, talks about the role churches are playing in the California governor’s recall election.
  • 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, calls out President Biden for leaving behind Americans and Afghan allies in Afghanistan while allowing Afghan refugees who aren’t being properly vetted into the U.S.
September 08, 202100:54:03
Dan Patrick, Chad Robichaux, Ronny Jackson, Ronnie Floyd

On today's show:

  • Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, discusses the Biden administration pledging that its best lawyers will fight the Texas Heartbeat law.
  • Chad Robichaux, Founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, shares his on the ground perspective of the evacuations in Afghanistan.
  • Ronny Jackson, U.S. Representative for the 13th District of Texas, talks about his efforts to evacuate American citizens and others from Afghanistan.
  • Ronnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, discusses the Southern Baptist Convention’s hurricane relief efforts around the country and the UN report on the increase of extreme weather events.
September 07, 202100:54:10
Kevin Brady, Dan Gainor, Marty Makary, Gordon Chang

On today's show:

  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, discusses President Biden’s push for the largest tax increase since 1968.
  • Dan Gainor, Vice President for Free Speech America and Business at Media Research Center, talks about a survey showing a decline in trust in the media.
  • Marty Makary, Professor of Health Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, shares the findings of an Israeli study showing natural immunity is 13 times stronger than the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," discusses why we must hold Beijing accountable for Afghan militants' crimes.
September 06, 202100:54:01
Vicky Hartzler, Mary Szoch, Katherine Johnson, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, responds to the Texas heartbeat law going into effect, Speaker Pelosi announcing she will schedule a vote later this month on legislation that could codify Roe v. Wade into federal law, Democrats using the defense spending bill to promote its social agenda.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, exposes President Biden as not the advocate for women he claims to be and shares how pregnancy care centers are responding to the Texas Heartbeat law.
  • Katherine Johnson, FRC’s research fellow for legal and policy studies, gives an update on Texas’ pro-life victory and the Left’s hysteria over the new Texas pro-life law.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, gives insight into the clash of worldviews seen in the debate over the Texas heartbeat law, and discusses how following politicians is not the same as following the law and what that means for churches.
September 03, 202100:54:10
James Comer, Ken Blackwell, Luther Harrison, Ken Paxton

On today's show:

  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky and Ranking Member on the House Oversight Committee, talks about his efforts to get to the truth of what happened in Afghanistan.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, discusses the recently passed Texas election reform bill and how the future of America could look if the Democrats succeed in passing their federal election takeover bill.
  • Luther Harrison, Vice President of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse, shares an update on Samaritan’s Purse’s Hurricane Ida relief efforts.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 ruling allowing a Texas heartbeat law that protects an unborn child after a heartbeat has been detected to go into effect.
September 02, 202100:54:10
Ron Johnson, Jim Banks, Mike Pompeo, Steve Folmar,

On today's show:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin and member of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and the Foreign Relations Committees, discusses his letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken requesting information about an alleged incident at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul involving a U.S. military official preventing American citizens and Afghan allies from evacuating Afghanistan.
  • Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd district of Indiana and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, talks about Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee offering amendments to the defense spending bill to prevent U.S. funding and recognition of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.
  • Mike Pompeo, former United States Secretary of State, shares his thoughts on how the Biden administration has handled the withdrawal and evacuation efforts out of Afghanistan.
  • Steve Folmar, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Houma, Louisiana, talks about hurricane relief efforts across Louisiana.
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