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On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) joins Tony to discuss the letter he and 15 other senators sent to Sen. McConnell asking him to expedite floor consideration on funding bills and President Trump’s nominees, even if the Senate must work nights, weekends, and through the August state work period. Lt. Col. (ret.) Oliver North is here to highlight his new position as president of the National Rifle Association. Oklahoma State Sen. Greg Treat is here to discuss the bill he authored and Governor Mary Fallin signed into law, protecting faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies from government discrimination because of their sincerely-held religious beliefs. Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, weighs in on the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and reports what is happening with the protests in Gaza. Also, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) joins Tony to discuss the case of NIFLA v. Becerra, and if the state can force pregnancy resource centers to act in contradiction of their beliefs.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" a member on the House Armed Services Committee and the Israel Victory Caucus, Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.), joins Tony to talk about the opening of the US Embassy in Israel today. Also, Elizabeth Schultz, a member of the Fairfax County School Board, is here to share what terminology Fairfax County schools are adding and removing from their curriculum.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Republican National Committee spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, joins our guest host to discuss what the party is doing to reach female voters. FRC’s Director of Life, Culture and Women’s Advocacy, Patrina Mosley, joins Russ to share about her new role at FRC. Also, Founder of Save the Storks, Victoria Robinson, joins our guest host to highlight their work serving expectant mothers.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" former Israeli intelligence official, Avi Melamed, joins Tony with his reaction to the Israeli military response to a suspected Iranian missile strike launched from Syria targeting Israel. Former EMP Commission Chief of Staff executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Dr. Peter Pry, is here to highlight the potential catastrophic impact of an EMP attack. Also, Ballotpedia Founder and CEO Scott Rasmussen joins Tony with his analysis of this week's primary elections in four states.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Director of Campus Watch and Director of Academic Affairs at Middle East Forum, Winfield Myers, joins Tony with the latest developments in the Middle East. Founder of Hope for Prisoners, Jon Ponder, and retired supervisory FBI Special Agent Richard Beasley, share about their story mentioned by President Trump at the National Day of Prayer event at the White House earlier this month. Also, US Commission on International Religious Freedom Chairman Daniel Mark is here to highlight the USCIRF’s 2018 report.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins our guest host to highlight President Trump’s announcement today that the US is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. Associate Dean of the School of Communication and Digital Content at Liberty University, Dr. Stuart Schwartz, is here to discuss the lack of diversity in political thought on college campuses. Also, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, Carrie Severino, joins Russ to share their newest ad campaign against legislative gridlock.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Foreign Affairs Committee Member Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) joins Tony to discuss future U.S. involvement in the Iran nuclear deal. Ballotpedia Editor-At-Large, Scott Rasmussen, is here with the latest polling data on several primary races happening across the country. Also, FRC’s Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins Tony with his analysis of a recent report from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
On Friday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Investigative reporter at Breitbart, John Hayward, joins our guest host to talk about China's plan to assign its citizens a “social credit score." He'll also give us a preview of what North Korea may do before the possible meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kansas State Rep. Susan Humphries is here to share with us about the legislation Kansas state lawmakers approved yesterday that will grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies. Also, Jennifer Hartline, a columnist for The Stream, joins Russ to discuss the death of Alfie Evans this past weekend and the many questions that have been raised on who has legal rights over children.
On Thursday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joins Tony to discuss a myriad of topics including NAFTA renegotiations, immigration, and Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent presentation on Iran’s nuclear program. Chairman of the Board at Trail Life USA, John Stemberger, joins Tony to weigh in on Boy Scouts of America's decision to remove the word "boy" from its name. Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, is here on the National Day of Prayer to share her thoughts on the importance of recognizing this day as a nation. Also, FRC’s Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins Tony to take a look at his recent publication highlighting the impact of President Trump's religious liberty executive order on its one year anniversary.
On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) joins Tony to discuss an abortion bill that was just approved by Iowa lawmakers that would be the nation's most pro-life legislation if signed by the governor. Author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World" and "The Coming Collapse of China,” Gordon Chang, joins Tony with his expertise on Asia policy. He will analyze a recent meeting between North and South Korean leaders and discuss President Trump's role in the talks. Also, syndicated columnist Terry Jeffrey is here to share a report revealing that the majority of American 8th graders in public schools are not proficient in reading and math.
On Tuesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. President of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Ken Cuccinelli, joins our guest host to take a look at the leaked questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller plans to ask President Trump. NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham is here to comment on the appalling "jokes" made about White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the recent White House Correspondents' dinner. Also, Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute and founder of the Barna Research Group, George Barna, will weigh in on major new findings about morality in America.
On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.), joins our guest host to discuss the impacts of tariffs on farmers and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on economic growth. Former Southern Baptist Convention President, Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and President of the National Day of Prayer, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, is here to share with us about the National Day of Prayer coming up this Thursday. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, will weigh in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comment on the Iran nuclear deal being based on lies.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Calvary Chapel Chino Hills Senior Pastor Jack Hibbs joins our guest host to highlight a recent legislative win in California. Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins Russ to discuss President Trump’s immigration policy framework. Also, "Counter Culture Mom" and former Hollywood star, Tina Marie Griffin, is here to weigh in on the recent controversy revolving around rapper Kanye West’s tweets in support of President Trump.
On Thursday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Tony broadcasts from Israel for one final program as FRC’s Holy Land tour comes to a close. He is joined by Chris Mitchell, CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief, and they discuss the news today that confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make a visit to Jerusalem next week. From the Southern Steps of Jerusalem, Tony is joined by New York Times best-selling author and teacher, Joel Rosenberg as he highlights the unfolding biblical prophecy in Israel and details the greatest threats to Israel’s security. Tony is also joined by Dr. Naim Khoury, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Bethlehem, who shares how the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank is openly discriminating against Christians. And finally, Tony talks with Michele Bachmann, Lt. Gen (Ret) Jerry Boykin, and Ken Blackwell for a wrap up of FRC’s visit to Israel.
On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Tony broadcasts from Jerusalem and devotes the program to a discussion with Caroline Glick, Senior Contributing Editor of the Jerusalem Post. They talk about the upcoming move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, the significance of President Trump keeping his promise to do so, and how this move will improve both U.S. and Israel national security. They address how President Trump should handle the Iran Nuclear Deal and discuss whether a two-state solution in Israel is really a solution. And they wrap up the conversation by taking questions from the Washington Watch radio audience in Israel.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. National Security Institute Visiting Fellow Matthew Heiman joins our guest host to discuss Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become the next Secretary of State. FRC’s Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, is here to highlight the national security element of religious liberty and how Mike Pompeo would promote both as Secretary of State. California Family Council CEO Jonathan Keller joins Russ to discuss AB 2943 which would restrict “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.” Also, co-founder of Champion Tribes Nick Salyers will join Russ to share the importance of father/son relationships.
On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Tony broadcasts from Israel as FRC’s tour of the Holy Land continues. He is joined by former congresswoman Michele Bachmann and they discuss today’s vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. They will also react to the Durham, NC City Council’s decision to ban training and other forms of exchange between its police department and Israel’s military or police. Tony is also joined by Avi Melamed, an expert on the current affairs in the Arab and Muslim world and their impact on Israel and the Middle East. As a former Israeli Intelligence Official, he offers unique insight into making sense of the events unfolding in the region. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin joins Tony from the Golan Heights in Israel to discuss the 1973 Yom Kippur War as well as the present state of affairs in Syria.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) joins our guest host to discuss the latest on the McCabe - Comey debacle and weigh in on the delay on the confirmation of President Trump's nominations. Emery McClendon from the conservative policy group Project 21 is here to talk about President Trump's welfare reform plan and how it aims to stop the abuse of the welfare system. Also, Family Research Council's very own, Tony Perkins, President of FRC and Washington Watch's host, is in Israel with Pastor Dean Haun of First Baptist Church in Morristown, Tennessee. We'll hear them highlight the Biblical responsibility of Christians to support Israel.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Former Chief of the Organized Crime Section at the Department of Justice (DOJ), and now a Washington DC attorney at Ifrah law, James Trusty, joins our guest host to discuss the FBI's raid last week of President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen's office. Then, he'll give his reaction to former FBI Director James Comey's upcoming book. Syndicated columnist Terry Jerry is here to share how much liberal groups like Planned Parenthood are looking to spend in the upcoming midterm elections. Also, Mount Holyoke College student Kassy Dillon will join the show to give us the story of how her school in Massachusetts has become the next big free speech battle on a college campus.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. House Armed Services Committee member Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) joins our guest host with the latest news regarding Syria. Republican National Committee spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany is here with her reaction to former FBI Director James Comey's upcoming book. Also, South Carolina State Rep. Alan Clemmons joins Russ with news regarding a landmark bill confronting anti-Semitism on college campuses.