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.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to discuss a U.S. District Judge's ruling that DACA cannot end in March of this year. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here to weigh in on growing tensions in the Middle East as Iran continues to use Syria as a launching pad against Israel. Then, Brooke Pidgeon, a parent from the Ohio school district facing an anti-religion group that is trying to pressure a high school to ban its long-held tradition of praying before sporting events, joins Tony to share what she and fellow community members are doing to fight back.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) joins Tony to highlight what action steps President Trump has taken to restore and protect religious freedom. Pastor Jeremy Schossau of Metro City Church in Detroit, Michigan, is here to share with us the extreme threats he has received and Michigan state representatives' move to investigate his church for hosting an event for young women struggling with thoughts on identity and sexuality. A parent and pastor from the Cumberland County school district in North Carolina, Craig Autry, who is also a co-founder of Cumberland Protect Our Students, is here to talk about a Cumberland County Board of Education committee vote last week to scrap a Planned Parenthood sex education program. Then, FRC's Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins Tony to further weigh in on Pastor Schossau's case in Michigan, and he'll discuss a case in Florida dealing with the firing of a teacher after a same-sex wedding and how it has sparked debate on a stalled religious liberty bill in the Florida Legislature.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we take a closer look at who is making decisions about education. Tony is joined by Fairfax County Public Schools board member, Elizabeth Schultz, and Capitol Resource Institute president Karen England. Together, they share valuable information that every parent and concerned citizen should know about public education. Tony is also joined by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, to discuss the overwhelming pro-life trends among college students on campus. We will also hear from Sam Sorbo – actor, director, and author – as she shares about her decision to homeschool her children.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Southeast Asia expert, columnist, and author of "The Coming Collapse of China," Gordon Chang, joins our guest host Russ to discuss North Korea’s participation in this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. Colorado State Senator Kevin Lundberg is here to highlight a vote in the state senate that defunded the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the state-level administrative agency which ruled against Christian baker Jack Philips. Also, Jonathan Keller, California Family Council CEO, joins our guest host to highlight a First Amendment win in California.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) joins our guest host Russ with the latest from Capitol Hill. Award-winning national security and war correspondent Sara Carter joins Russ with recent revelations on the Obama administration’s Uranium One deal. Also, Becket Fund Senior Counsel, Stephanie Barclay, is here to highlight a religious liberty case in North Carolina.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" newly confirmed Ambassador at Large for Religious Liberty, Sam Brownback, joins Tony to highlight his duties as ambassador and how he will promote religious liberty internationally. Fox News columnist and radio host, Todd Starnes, is here with the story of one New York City school district’s decision to ban father-daughter school dances. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joins Tony with the latest from Capitol Hill. Also, president, founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis, Dr. Ken Ham, joins Tony to share about his run-in with censorship at the University of Central Oklahoma.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), is here to highlight GOP efforts to roll back Obama-era education policy with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act. Dr. Beth Green, Program Director of Cardus Education, joins Tony to discuss new research revealing millennial-aged adults that attended evangelical protestant schools are more likely to marry and have children. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to weigh in the RNC's move to approve a resolution in favor of President Trump's now blocked transgender military ban. Also, Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, former Ohio Secretary of State, former member of President Trump's transition team and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, joins Tony to share his thoughts on a California mayor's push for "universal basic income."
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.) is here with the latest news from Capitol Hill. National Review Online Buckley Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis joins Tony to discuss her recent column "Abortion-Rights Activists Proved David Brooks Exactly Right." Also, FRC's David Christensen, Vice President of Government Affairs, is here to highlight FRC Action's annual scorecard.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fl.), joins our guest host Russ with the latest news regarding the release of the GOP surveillance memo. Breitbart's John Hayward is here to also discuss the memo and what it reveals about confidential information being leaked to the media. Also, Associate Director of Research for the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam), Rebecca Oas, PhD., joins Russ to talk about Democrats admitting to the global impact of the Mexico City policy.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) joins Tony from the annual congressional GOP retreat to give us an inside look at what is on the GOP agenda. CNS News Editor-in-Chief Terry Jeffrey is here to comment on new research finding that the number of married couples with kids under 18 has hit a 56-year low in the United States. Also, Christian speaker, writer and apologist, Dr. Alex McFarland joins Tony to share with us about the upcoming Christian Worldview Week.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony will share his thoughts on President Trump's first State of the Union address. Governor Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) joins Tony to call for prayer in the wake of a shooting that took place last week at a Kentucky high school, killing two students. Also, retired Baton Rouge Police Chief Greg Phares joins Tony to weigh in on the change in tone toward law enforcement from the last administration to President Trump's administration.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" senior member of both the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), joins Tony to preview President Trump's first State of the Union address to take place tonight. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) is here with his thoughts on the House Intelligence Committee vote last night to release a classified memo that alleges the FBI and DOJ illegally spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. Also, FRC's Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins Tony with highlights from his recent trip to Slovakia where he spoke with pastors and church leaders in the region.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), joins Tony with the latest on the Senate vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and she’ll share what we can expect from President Trump’s first State of the Union speech. Also, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, Cathy Ruse, joins Tony to discuss the announcement that Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is resigning.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins our guest host Russ with the latest news regarding the immigration policy negotiations on the future of Dreamers. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is here to highlight next week’s Senate vote on an abortion bill. Also, vlogger and activist Elizabeth Johnston is here to discuss Facebook’s lack of consistent and fair enforcement of their community standards.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony for the first part of the show. Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Oren Cass joins our guest host Russ to discuss President Trump’s meetings today at the Davos World Economic Forum. Charlotte Lozier Institute Vice President and Research Director Dr. David Prentice joins Russ with news regarding cloning. Then, Family Research Council President and host of Washington Watch, Tony Perkins, will join us with his thoughts on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s confirmation as the new Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, joins Tony to highlight a new Harvard study showing that Christianity in America isn’t shrinking, but in fact, is growing. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is here with the latest controversy from the FBI. Director of Advocacy at Open Doors USA, Kristin Wright, joins Tony to explain why President Trump’s nominee for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom needs to be confirmed quickly. Also, New York Times best-selling author and founder of the Joshua Fund, Joel Rosenberg, is here to discuss Vice President Pence’s trip to the Middle East.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to discuss the newest controversy coming from the FBI. Also, Fox News columnist and radio host, Todd Starnes, is here to weigh in on the NFL's rejection of a veterans' group's ad urging people to stand for the national anthem.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Member on the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), joins Tony with the latest update on the government shutdown. Also, Founder and Chairman of Luntz Global, Frank Luntz, joins Tony to highlight the effect of the government shutdown.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts the first part of the show for Tony. March For Life President, Jeanne Mancini, joins Russ to discuss the 45th Annual March For Life that took place earlier today. President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, is here to give his thoughts on HHS's announcement yesterday on the formation of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to protect doctors' and medical providers' freedom to act in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. Also, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who serves on four U.S. Senate committees, will join Tony to give us an update on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act he and other pro-life Senators are pushing to go before the Senate floor.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joins Tony to discuss the fulfillment of another campaign promise today, as the Trump administration launched a division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will protect doctors' and medical providers' right of conscience and religious liberty. Also, Republican National Committee spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, is here to comment on President Trump's highly anticipated 2017 "Fake News Awards.”