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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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Riley Gaines, Josh Hawley, Erin Hawley
December 28, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Riley Gaines, Independent Women’s Forum Ambassador, talks about the bigger picture behind the battle over female sports and offers concrete solutions.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, and Erin Hawley, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel and Vice President of the Center for Life and Regulatory Practice, discuss the challenges facing conservatives and the tremendous opportunity they have to stand boldly.
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Jim Banks, Jerry Boykin, Rocky Rogers
December 27, 2023
00:54:15
  • On today’s program:

    • Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Indiana; Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC’s Executive Vice President, and Chief (Ret.) Rocky Rogers talk about how to de-woke the Pentagon and return the military's focus back to its mission.
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Amy Atterberry, Andrew Bailey, Brandon Showalter, Jennifer Bauwens
December 26, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Parent activist Amy Atterberry, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, Christian Post reporter Brandon Showalter, and FRC's Director of the Center for Family Studies, Jennifer Bauwens, debunk the lies and dangers of gender ideology.
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Nathaniel Moran, Mary Miller
December 25, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Nathaniel Moran, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Texas, and Mary Miller, U.S. Representative for the 15th District of Illinois, in special one-on-one interviews with Tony, share about their Christian faith and how it informs their public service. They talk about their personal stories, their spiritual journeys, and how faith influenced their path into politics and the work they do in government.
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Tim Walberg, Tony Perkins, Randy Wilson, Chloe Cole, Meg Kilgannon
December 21, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Tim Walberg, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Michigan, provides a preview of the congressional negotiations upcoming in January, reacts to the latest news on former President Trump’s removal from the Colorado primary ballot, and sets the record straight regarding American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten’s claim that school choice “undermines democracy.”
  • Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council, offers analysis for how Christians should respond to the Colorado State Supreme Court's ruling declaring former President Donald Trump ineligible for Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot.
  • Randy Wilson, FRC’s Director of Men’s Ministries, responds to a media attack on House Speaker Mike Johnson for encouraging his children to follow biblical values.
  • Chloe Cole discusses why Ohio Governor Mike DeWine should sign the Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (HB 68).
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, provides action items and encourages residents of Ohio to contact Governor Mike DeWine and urge him to sign HB 68.
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Mike Davis, Ron Estes, Mark Dannels, Bob Maginnis, Gordon Chang
December 20, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Mike Davis, Founder of the Article III Project, reacts to the Colorado State Supreme Court's ruling declaring former President Donald Trump ineligible for Colorado’s 2024 primary ballot.
  • Ron Estes, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Kansas, comments on the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision and the Left’s hijacking of the legal system to undermine elections.
  • Mark Dannels, Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, provides an update from his community, where migrants have overwhelmed the U.S. Border Patrol.
  • Bob Maginnis, FRC's Senior Fellow for National Security, discusses the increased attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthi militant group.
  • Gordon Chang, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, examines the economic impact of the Houthi attacks on commercial ships and explains how China’s purchase of Iranian oil enables such attacks.
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Randy Weber, Peter Vlaming, Gary Click, Jennifer Bauwens
December 19, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Randy Weber, U.S. Representative for the 14th District of Texas, discusses the Biden administration’s mismanagement of the immigration crisis, which recently led federal officials to close two border railway crossings.
  • Peter Vlaming, former Virginia public school teacher, and Chris Schandevel, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, celebrate the recent decision from the Virginia Supreme Court affirming Peter’s religious freedom and freedom of speech after he was fired for refusing to use incorrect pronouns.
  • Gary Click, State Representative for the 88th District of Ohio, provides an update on his state’s Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (HB 68), which awaits signature from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, offers analysis on the trauma inflicted on children by so-called “gender affirming care,” and encourages residents of Ohio to contact Governor Mike DeWine and urge him to sign HB 68.
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Caroline Glick, Heather Johnston, Bryan Hughes, Gerald Murray, S. A. McCarthy
December 18, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of Jewish News Syndicate, reacts to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s recent remarks in Israel.
  • Heather Johnston, Founder and President of JH Israel, discusses why the U.S. must remain resolute in its support of Israel.
  • Bryan Hughes, State Senator for the 1st District of Texas, shares how the 2021 Texas election integrity law addressed mail-in voting fraud and is a model for other states to follow.   
  • Rev. Gerald Murray, Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church, offers analysis of the Vatican announcement that Roman Catholic priests may administer blessings to same-sex couples.
  • S. A. McCarthy,  Washington Stand News Writer, reports on the Vatican’s announcement that priests may administer blessings to same-sex couples.
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Keith Self, Brent Keilen, Tim Barton, Jeremy Dys, Hans von Spakovsky
December 15, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Keith Self, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Texas, reacts to the growing fissures between Israel and the Biden administration and comments on a new survey showing a majority of Americans would discourage young people from joining the military as enlisted servicemembers.
  • Brent Keilen, FRC Action’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, offers analysis on the implications of the mounting Republican retirements from Congress.
  • Tim Barton, WallBuilders President, and Jeremy Dys, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel, share why they are suing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
  • Hans von Spakovsky, The Heritage Foundation’s Senior Legal Fellow, assesses state-level efforts to improve election integrity and address mail-in voter fraud.
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Andy Harris, Matt Rosendale, Scott Perry, Erik Baptist
December 14, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Maryland, discusses the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act and offers a preview of the upcoming appropriations battles expected in January.
  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Montana, provides an update on the negotiations to include legislation to secure the border as part of any spending agreement for Ukraine.
  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 10th District, unpacks what to expect now that the House of Representatives has voted to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden.
  • Erik Baptist, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, breaks down the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the FDA’s illegal approval of the abortion drug mifepristone.
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Ron Johnson, Pete Ricketts, Bob Good, Jeff Clark
December 13, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, shares an update on the Senate negotiations for legislation to secure the southern border.
  • Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator from Nebraska, reacts to President Biden’s criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a recent fundraiser.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, brings the latest news on the vote to formalize an impeachment inquiry for President Biden and discusses the urgency of using the National Defense Authorization Act to end the Biden administration’s illegal military abortion funding program.
  • Jeff Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of Litigation for the Center for Renewing America, provides analyses of Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the trial of former President Donald Trump and comments on the Court’s announcement they will review a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision restricting access to dangerous chemical abortion drugs.
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S. A. McCarthy, Mike Lee, Andrew Bailey, Mike Waltz, Ben Johnson
December 12, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • S. A. McCarthy,  Washington Stand News Writer, offers analysis on why out of state travel for abortions doubled in the last 3 years.
  • Mike Lee, U.S. Senator from Utah, reacts to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s latest visit to Capitol Hill and criticizes the current version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Andrew Bailey, Missouri Attorney General, explains why he launched an investigation into Media Matters for deceptive practices and discusses his lawsuit against Washington University for failing to hand over discovery documents amid his investigation into their pediatric transgender clinic.
  • Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, provides an update on the process for a House impeachment inquiry into President Biden and comments on the UN's handling of the war between Israel and Hamas.
  • Ben Johnson, Washington Stand Senior Reporter and Editor, reveals how abortion businesses received $1.89 billion in taxpayer funds over three years.
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Roger Marshall, Greg Murphy, Ira Stoll, Ken Klukowski
December 11, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansasprovides an update on Senate negotiations to secure the border and provide aid to Ukraine.
  • Dr. Greg Murphy, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of North Carolina, discusses the latest on the House Republicans' Biden impeachment inquiry.
  • Ira Stoll, Founder and Editor of FutureOfCapitalism.com, comments on the continuing fallout from the Ivy League presidents’ congressional testimonies and unpacks if the Oct. 7th attack sparked campus anti-Semitism or if it was already an ongoing problem.
  • Ken Klukowski, a former lawyer in the White House and Department of Justice, provides context for the debate regarding extending the authorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the National Defense Authorization Act.
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Eric Burlison, Suzanne Bowdey, Lawana Perkins
December 08, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Eric Burlison, U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Missouri, offers analysis of the concerns that many conservatives in Congress have with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
  • Suzanne Bowdey, Editorial Director and Senior Writer at The Washington Stand, discusses the battle in Congress regarding the NDAA, which currently does not contain language ending the Pentagon’s illegal abortion funding policy, and sheds light on the ongoing congressional debate regarding funding for Ukraine and securing the southern border.
  • Lawana Perkins shares the importance of family traditions throughout the Christmas Season as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
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Chuck Holton, Ralph Norman, Jay Bhattacharya
December 07, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Chuck Holton, freelance war correspondent, reports from Israel with the latest news.
  • Scott Shepard, Free Enterprise Project Director at the National Center for Public Policy Research, sheds light on a recently released plan from a United Nations agency to regulate and govern worldwide communication online.  
  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, shares an update on the House Republicans' Biden impeachment inquiry.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University and one of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, discusses concerns over a possible new pandemic and what we’ve learned since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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Chad Wolf, Meg Kilgannon, Ben Johnson, James Lankford, Jerry Boykin
December 06, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, reacts to Senate testimony from FBI Director Christopher Wray warning that the terrorist threat to the United States is at its highest level in years following the October 7 attack on Israel.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, provides an update on education news, including an attempt to ban the Bible from a California school district, a lawsuit in Colorado by parents whose daughter was assigned to share a room—and expected to share a bed—with a male student on an overnight school trip without their knowledge, and efforts by Maryland parents to opt their children out of objectionable classes at school.
  • Ben Johnson, Washington Stand Senior Reporter and Editor, uncovers what was shared at a U.S. Department of Justice meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the department's ongoing work to further the Biden White House's abortion agenda.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, provides an update on Republican negotiations to ensure effective legislation to secure the border is in place before allowing any military spending for Ukraine.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President, stands with Senator Tommy Tuberville after he ended his blockade of most military promotions. He also highlights the latest from National Defense Authorization Act negotiations and the need to reject tax-payer funded abortions.
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Keith Self, Josh Hawley, Macy Petty, Andy Biggs
December 05, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Keith Self, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Texas, offers an update on funding to combat the flood of illegal immigration at the southern border as well as negotiations over funding for Ukraine.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, shares his takeaways from a recent Senate hearing where FBI Director Christopher Wray refused to answer questions regarding the FBI’s targeting of Catholics.
  • Macy Petty, NCAA Division 2 volleyball player, reacts to today’s House Oversight & Accountability Committee hearing, “The Importance of Protecting Female Athletes and Title IX.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, sheds light on House Speaker Mike Johnson’s decision to release additional hours of security footage from January 6, 2021 and shares about his legislation to end the warrantless surveillance of Americans.
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Tim Burchett, Dave Yost, Christy Stutzman, Ken Klukowski
December 04, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Tim Burchett, U.S. Representative from the 2nd District of Tennessee, provides an update on Republican negotiations to ensure effective legislation to secure the border is in place before allowing any military spending for Ukraine.
  • Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, discusses a federal court’s decision to grant an injunction against Biden administration agency rules that would have allowed abortion facilities in Ohio to receive Title X funding.
  • Christy Stutzman, author of The Spiritual Price of Political Silence, encourages Christians to participate in the political process with a biblical worldview.
  • Ken Klukowski, a former lawyer in the White House and Department of Justice, reacts to the continued attacks on Christians in political service, including a recent claim that House Speaker Mike Johnson represents “a bigger threat than al-Qaeda.”
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Andy Harris, Clyde Boatwright, Meg Kilgannon, Chad Connelly
December 01, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Dr. Andy Harris, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Maryland, discusses the vote to remove Rep. George Santos from Congress and provides an update on the Republican effort to include legislation to secure the border as part of any agreement for aid to Ukraine.
  • Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, President of the Fraternal Order of Police Maryland State Lodge, sheds light on the exodus of law enforcement officers from major cities due to left-wing policies.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, reacts to a recent L.A. Times hit piece on Chino Valley Unified School Board President Sonja Shaw for her Christian values and advocacy for parental rights.
  • Chad Connelly, Founder of Faith Wins, provides analyses of how the Left uses terms like “Christian Nationalism” and “Theocracy” to discourage Christians from participating in the political process.
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Chip Roy, Jennifer Bauwens, Doron Spielman, Mike Braun, Matt Carpenter
November 29, 2023
00:54:15

On today’s program:

  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District of Texas, provides an update on congressional negotiations regarding the Jackson-Roy Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which rolls back the Biden administration’s illegal abortion funding policy.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, reacts to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control showing that 2022 saw the most suicides in America of any year on record and shares how these numbers represent a spiritual crisis in the U.S.
  • Maj. Doron Spielman, International Spokesman for Israel Defense Forces, provides an update on the pause in fighting in Gaza and reacts to reports that some Democrats want to place conditions on security aid to Israel.
  • Mike Braun, U.S. Senator from Indiana, discusses the Senate negotiations regarding both emergency spending for Ukraine and effective border security legislation.
  • Matt Carpenter, FRC Action Director, offers his analysis on recent polling showing younger voters are moving away from Biden.
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