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Washington Watch is live on weekdays with Tony Perkins. Tony Perkins is the President of the Family Research Council and a former state legislator. Washington Watch covers Washington news from a conservative Christian's perspective. Every weekday, Tony discusses current event issues as well as interviews members of Congress and prominent pro-family leaders from across the nation.

Recent Episodes

May 16

Jeff Fortenberry, Ja'Ron Smith, Robert Netzly

On the Thursday, May 16, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Jeff Fortenberry, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Nebraska, on Democratic efforts to circumvent the pro-life Mexico City policy and appropriate money for overseas abortions. Ja’Ron Smith, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of American Innovation, on President Trump’s immigration speech today and how drugs smuggled over the border contribute to the opioid crisis. Robert Netzly, CEO of Inspire Investing, who wrote in the Christian Post that pro-LGBT investment funds are shuttering, while Biblically-based investment funds are soaring.

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May 14

Jeff Mordock and Greg Steube

On the Tuesday, May 14, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins we heard from: Jeff Mordock, Government Reporter for the Washington Times, on Attorney General Barr opening an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Florida, on his opposition to the Equality Act, which is coming up for a vote on Friday in the House of Representatives.

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May 13

May 13, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

It’s Monday, May 13, 2019, and we’re getting ready for another exciting edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, where each day we’re joined by America’s leaders, policy makers, and culture-shapers as we talk about the important issues of the day from a biblical worldview. Today we’ll hear from: Jim Banks, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Indiana, on Iran’s saber-rattling in the Persian Gulf, calling the U.S. aircraft carrier a “target,” not a “threat.” Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist and expert on North Korea and China, on China’s decision to raise tariffs on U.S. goods. Gary Bauer, Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), who briefed Vice President Mike Pence on the USCIRF annual report. Jennifer Chavez, Board Member of the Women’s Liberation Front, on how the Equality Act will undermine parental rights.

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May 10

Michelle Cretella, Rebecca Friedrichs, Robert Kuykendall, Meg Kilgannon

On the Friday, May 10, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from: Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, on how the so-called Equality Act would force doctors to do harm. Rebecca Friedrichs, Author of “Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country,” on California’s new sex-ed guidelines which expose elementary school students to transgender sexual material. Robert Kuykendall, Executive Director of 2ndVote.com, on Converse announcing a new LGBT shoe line and featuring as spokesperson an 11-year-old in Drag. Meg Kilgannon, Executive Director of Concerned Parents and Educators of Fairfax County, on juggling work and motherhood.

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May 9

Steven Palazzo, Connor Semelsberger, Scott Tipton, Ken Klukowski

On the Thursday, May 9, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins we heard from: Steven Palazzo, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Mississippi, on House Republicans’ attempt to add pro-life, pro-family amendments to the Labor-Education-HHS funding bill. FRC’s Connor Semelsberger, who monitored yesterday’s Appropriations Committee meeting, will also weigh in on the mark up. Scott Tipton, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Colorado, on the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Venezuela. Ken Klukowski, Legal Editor for Breitbart News and Senior Fellow at American Civil Rights Union, on a Pennsylvania school’s decision to drop the practice of saying “God bless America” after the Pledge of Allegiance following a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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May 8

Josh Hawley, Terry Jeffrey, Chris Mitchell, Travis Weber

It’s Wednesday, May 8, 2019, and we’re getting ready for another exciting edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, where each day we’re joined by America’s leaders, policy makers, and culture-shapers as we talk about the important issues of the day from a biblical worldview. Today we’ll hear from: Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, on the Democrats’ treatment of Attorney General William Barr, and his thoughts on the censorship of conservatives by big tech companies. Terry Jeffrey, Editor of CNS News, who wrote on comments by a CNN panelist who said that a pregnant woman does not have a baby inside of her. Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News, on the ceasefire reached between Israel and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas that runs Gaza. Travis Weber, Family Research Council’s Vice President for Policy and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom, on news that Asia Bibi has safely arrived in Canada, and on an interim report from the British government which found 80% of religious persecution in the world is against Christians.

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May 7

Ralph Norman, Mary Beth Waddell, Gordon Chang, Mark Harris, Harry Jackson

On the Tuesday, May 7, 2019 edition of Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, we heard from:Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of South Carolina, on House Democrats’ attempt to funnel money to Planned Parenthood in a supplemental disaster relief bill.Mary Beth Waddell, Family Research Council’s Senior Legislative Assistant, on the pro-abortion provisions in the Equality Act.Gordon Chang, foreign affairs journalist and expert on North Korea and China, on President Trump’s trade negotiations with China.Mark Harris, Family Research Council’s Community Impact Team Coordinator, on tonight’s prayer vigil at the North Carolina State House, where legislators are considering overriding the governor’s veto to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.Harry Jackson, Presiding Bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, to continue the discussion on a high school in San Francisco that may remove a mural of George Washington because of its “traumatizing” effect on students.

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