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April 30, 2016

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, joined Tony to discuss the latest effort by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in considering “alternative” ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States -- a move that could put our national security at risk. Also, Rep. Diane Black, (R-Tenn.) was here to highlight the report released by the Inspector General’s office showing yet another company using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion.

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April 2016

  • Weekend Edition - April 30, 2016

    April 30, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, joined Tony to discuss the latest effort by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in considering "alternative" ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States -- a move that could put our national security at risk. Also, Rep. Diane Black, (R-Tenn.) was here to highlight the report released by the Inspector General's office showing yet another company using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. (More Details)
  • Dr. Everett Piper

    April 29, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, guest hosts for Tony. (More Details)
  • John Bolton, David Fowler, Ron Johnson, Travis Weber

    April 28, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, joins Tony to discuss the latest effort by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in considering "alternative" ways to admit more Syrian refugees to the United States-a move that could put our national security at risk. President of Family Action Council of Tennessee, David Fowler, joins Tony to highlight House Bill 1840, which was signed into law by the governor and protects the religious freedom of therapists in his state. Executive Director of the Indiana Pastors Alliance, Dr. Ron Johnson, is here on the current GOP presidential election environment in Indiana. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, joins Tony to discuss a conference and the U.N. hosted by the Holy See on the plight of Christians around the world. (More Details)
  • Diane Black, General Boykin, Tim Wildmon

    April 27, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), joins Tony to discuss the report released by the Inspector General's office showing yet another government funded program under the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, using tax-payer dollars to fund abortion. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here with an inside-the-court look at Marine lance corporal Monifa Sterling's case. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces heard oral arguments in her case today. Also, president of the American Family Association, Tim Wildmon, joins Tony to highlight their petition to boycott Target for their new corporate policy allowing men to use women's restroom and changing facilities in their stores. The petition has over 900,000 signees right now. (More Details)
  • Larry McAdoo

    April 26, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Redemption Outreach Ministries, International, Larry McAdoo, is here to analyze First Lady Michelle Obama's comments criticizing Mississippi's religious freedom law in her recent commencement speech at Jackson State University. (More Details)
  • Mark Meadows, Dan Celia, David Benham

    April 25, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss the latest action by North Korea where they tested fired a ballistic missile from a submarine off the coast of the Korean Peninsula. Financial expert and host of AFR's Financial Issues, Dan Celia, joins Tony to answer the question of whether the drop in the U.S. unemployment rate is a sign of economic improvement. Also, author and real estate entrepreneur, David Benham, is here to highlight the rally in North Carolina today where thousands gathered in support of HB2, which bars men from using women's restroom facilities. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - April 23, 2016

    April 23, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, joined Tony to discuss the latest news from this past week's hearing from the panel. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined Tony to discuss his call to impeach the IRS chief. Fox News' Todd Starnes joined Tony to discuss the case of a Georgia doctor fired by the state for the content of his sermons given while not on state time. (More Details)
  • Michael Harrington, Jeremy Dys, Ron Nehring

    April 22, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, guest hosts for Tony. Michael Harrington joins Ken to discuss presidential politics. First Liberty Institute's Jeremy Dys joins Ken to discuss the case of Georgia doctor Michael Walsh's story. Also, Ron Nehring joins Ken also to discuss presidential politics (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Rep. Andy Harris, Leon Wolf

    April 21, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Fox News' Todd Starnes joins Tony to discuss the case of a Georgia doctor fired by the state for the content of his sermons given while not on state time. Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) joins Tony to discuss yesterday's Select Panel on Infant Lives hearing. Also, RedState Managing Editor Leon Wolf joins Tony to discuss the upcoming primary contests. (More Details)
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Todd Weiler

    April 20, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, joins Tony to discuss the latest news from today's hearing from the panel. Utah State Senator Todd Weiler (R) joins Tony to discuss the resolution he introduced and the governor signed, declaring pornography to be a public health crisis. (More Details)
  • Rep. Jim Jordan, Bill Federer, Byron York

    April 19, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joins Tony to discuss his call to impeach the IRS chief. Best-selling author and host of American Minute, Bill Federer, joins Tony to discuss the role of the Bible in American history. Also, Washington Examiner chief political correspondent Byron York joins Tony to discuss the GOP nominating process. (More Details)
  • Tom Brejcha, Janice Bowling

    April 18, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tom Brejcha, Thomas More Society President and Chief Counsel, joins Tony to give the latest update on the legal cases surrounding David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress. Also, Tennessee State Senator Janice Bowling (R) joins Tony to give an update on a bill that would designate the Bible as the official state book of Tennessee. It was vetoed late last week by the governor. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - April 16, 2016

    April 16, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Navy veteran, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Arizona Senator, John McCain, joined Tony to break down the comments over the weekend by Iran's Foreign Minister that their missile program is not up for negotiation. Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, was here to highlight the misinformation surrounding the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act in his state. (More Details)
  • Dr. Everett Piper

    April 15, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, guest hosts for Tony. (More Details)
  • Paul Curtman, Lindsey Graham, Cal Beisner

    April 14, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Missouri State Representative, Paul Curtman, joins Tony to discuss the important role rules play in legislative battles -- he'll tell the story about how one of his colleagues on the opposite side learned that the hard way. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is here to highlight global threats to the United States and the specific threat we face from Russia. Also, author and spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, Dr. Cal Beisner, joins Tony to discuss the revelation that the Justice Department under Attorney General Loretta Lynch may possibly pursue civil actions against so-called "climate change deniers." (More Details)
  • Phil Bryant, Trent Franks, Bill Bennett

    April 13, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, joins Tony to highlight the misinformation surrounding the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act in his state. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) is here to discuss an important story out of Germany where the military is learning that at least 29 former soldiers have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria -- he'll speak to whether we could see this happen to U.S. soldiers. Also, newly retired host of Bill Bennett's Morning in America, and former Education Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, Bill Bennett, joins Tony to highlight his new book, Tried by Fire, which is a colorful and dramatic history of the first 1000 years of the Christian church. (More Details)
  • General Boykin, John McCain, Josh McDowell

    April 12, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Executive Vice President, 36 year Army veteran and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss a recent move by several Veterans Affairs clinics to remove the Bible from their "missing man" POW/MIA displays. Navy veteran, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Arizona Senator, John McCain, is here to break down the comments over the weekend by Iran's Foreign Minister that their missile program is not up for negotiation. Also, author of "New Evidence That Demands A Verdict," and founder of the Set Free Global Summit, Josh McDowell, joins Tony with a recap of this year's Set Free Global Summit. (More Details)
  • Lindsay Walters, Frank Wolf

    April 11, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Republican National Committee National Spokeswoman, Lindsay Walters, joins Tony to discuss the claim by Donald Trump that the GOP primary system is rigged against him. Also, former Virginia Congressman and current Senior Fellow of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, Frank Wolf, is here to highlight the global persecution of Christians and how we can help. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - April 9, 2016

    April 09, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" founder of Rasmussen Reports, and President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, joins Tony with his analysis of the current state of the GOP presidential race. Also, Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), is here to discuss the continued growth of Russia's nuclear warhead program, which is in direct violation of the 2010 New START arms treaty. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Ronnie Floyd

    April 08, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Fox News' Todd Starnes, joins Tony to highlight his latest article calling out the hypocrisy of big business in states like North Caroline and Mississippi for their protection of religious freedom. Rep. Mike Pompeo, (R-KS) is here to discuss the latest attack by ISIS that left 175 cement factory workers dead in Northeast Damascus. Also, President of the Southern Baptist Convention and Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd is here to promote Stand with the Persecuted Sunday, which takes place on April 17th. (More Details)
  • Louie Gohmert, General Boykin

    April 07, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), joins Tony to discuss the hypocrisy behind Big Business threats against states like North Carolina for their support of religious freedom, even though these businesses benefited from North Carolina's support of a healthy conservative business environment. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here to highlight the continued downgrade of the U.S. military and its impact on global affairs. (More Details)
  • Scott Rasmussen, Tom Cotton, Robert Pittenger

    April 06, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," founder of Rasmussen Reports, and President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, joins Tony with his analysis of the current state of the GOP presidential race. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), is here to discuss the continued growth of Russia's nuclear warhead program, which is in direct violation of the 2010 New START arms treaty. Also, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), joins Tony to highlight the hypocrisy of Big Business in his state threatening to leave, simply because the state is protecting women by not allowing men to use women's restroom facilities. (More Details)
  • Philip Gunn, Josh McDowell

    April 05, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Mississippi Speaker of the House, Philip Gunn, joins Tony to discuss the passing of the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, of which he is a sponsor. The bill protects people of faith from the government discriminating against them if they support the biblical, natural definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. Also, author of "New Evidence That Demands A Verdict," and founder of the Set Free Global Summit, Josh McDowell, joins Tony to highlight the event and share newly collected data regarding the harms of pornography and the fight to end sexual addiction. (More Details)
  • Steve Palazzo, Harold Cronk

    April 04, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-MS), joins Tony to highlight the news this week that Russia is working to double their nuclear weapons program -- a direct conflict with the 2010 treaty requiring the U.S. and Russia to reduce deployed warheads to 1,550 warheads by February 2018. Also, director of the new film, God's Not Dead 2, Harold Cronk, is here to discuss the success of the movie and the message behind his latest work. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - April 2, 2016

    April 02, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, joined Tony to discuss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban non-essential New York state employee travel to North Carolina, due to North Carolina's stand against an ordinance that would allow men to use women's facilities. Senior Editor for Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz, was here to highlight his latest article, The Raging Fire Against Religious Liberty. Also, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of "An Alternative to Obamacare," Jeffrey Anderson, joined Tony to highlight his latest article discussing the Congressional Budget Office numbers on Obamacare showing 24 million less enrollees in private insurance than expected. (More Details)
  • Fred Fleitz, Hiram Sasser

    April 01, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, guest hosts for Tony. Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, Fred Fleitz, join Ken to discuss the nuclear summit taking place in Washington D.C. this week. Fred will also highlight specific threats to U.S. national security. Also, Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute, Hiram Sasser, is here to speak to specific attacks on religious freedom across the country. (More Details)

March 2016

  • Dan Forest, Dave Brat, Lance Wray

    March 31, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" North Carolina Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, joins Tony to discuss New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to ban non-essential New York state employee travel to North Carolina, due to North Carolina's stand against an ordinance that would allow men to use women's facilities. Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) is here to highlight the bill vetoed by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia that would have cut funding to Planned Parenthood and redirected the funds to health care companies that actually help women. Also, the Executive Director for 2nd Vote, Lance Wray, joins Tony to discuss the impact Big Businesses have on these SOGI ordinances being passed. (More Details)
  • Victoria Cobb, Daniel Horowitz

    March 30, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Virginia Family Foundation President, Victoria Cobb, joins Tony to discuss the bill vetoed by Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe in Virginia that would have cut funding to Planned Parenthood and redirected the funds to health care clinic that actually help women. Also, Senior Editor for Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz, is here to highlight his latest article, The Raging Fire Against Religious Liberty. (More Details)
  • Jeffrey Anderson, Jerry Boykin, Dan Celia

    March 29, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of "An Alternative to Obamacare," Jeffrey Anderson, joins Tony to highlight his latest article discussing the Congressional Budget Office numbers on Obamacare showing 24 million less enrollees in private insurance than expected. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here with the latest on the State Department ordering the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to "increased threats from terrorist groups" in the country. Also, financial expert and host of AFR's Financial Issues, Dan Celia, joins Tony to breakdown the new economic numbers and the recent statements from Federal Chairwoman Janet Yellen regarding the slow economic growth. (More Details)
  • Ted Poe, Everett Piper

    March 28, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) joins Tony to discuss the Easter Sunday attack on Pakistani Christians. A Pakistani Taliban connected group claimed responsibility for the attack. Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper joins Tony to discuss President Obama's recent comments, that in his opinion capitalism, socialism and communism are essentially the same. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - March 26, 2016

    March 26, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep, Mike Pompeo, (R-KS) joined Tony to discuss the terrorists attack in Brussels that left 30 people dead and over 200 wounded. He also analyzed whether the U.S. is vulnerable for an attack as well. FRC's Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, Cathy Ruse, was here with an inside the court analysis surrounding the Little Sisters of the Poor case before the Supreme Court battling Obamacare's HHS mandate, which would force religious groups to violate their conscience and provide drugs that can cause an abortion to their employees. Also, founder of Rasmussen Reports and current President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, joined Tony to break down the current state of the 2016 GOP presidential race. (More Details)
  • No Fear Panel

    March 25, 2016
    On this Good Friday special edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony would like to share a preview of his latest book, No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth with our listeners. We will also hear directly from some of those whose stories are discussed in the book from the No Fear panel Tony led at FRC Action's annual Values Voter Summit. (More Details)
  • Louie Gohmert, John Bolton, Ken Klukowski

    March 24, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), guest hosts for Tony. Ambassador John Bolton joins Congressman Gohmert to discuss the latest in the terrorist attack in Brussels and the connection with ISIS. Also, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs at First Liberty Institute, Ken Klukowski, is here with his in court analysis of yesterday's oral arguments in the Little Sisters of the Poor case, which challenges the Obamacare HHS mandate. (More Details)
  • Mark Meadows, Cathy Ruse, Zack Dasher

    March 23, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), joins Tony to discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit slamming the IRS over their "continuous resistance" in getting information to Congress regarding their targeting or conservative groups. FRC's Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, Cathy Ruse, is here with an inside-the-court analysis surrounding the Little Sisters of the Poor case before the Supreme Court battling Obamacare's HHS mandate, which would force religious groups to violate their consciences and provide drugs that can act as an abortifacient to their employees. Also, Zach Dasher, nephew of Phil Robertson, joins Tony to discuss the pastors briefing held in Louisiana today that Tony was a part of. (More Details)
  • Mike Pompeo, Dan Forest

    March 22, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), joins Tony to discuss the terrorists attacks in Brussels that left over 30 people dead and over 200 wounded. He'll analyze whether the U.S. is vulnerable to an attack as well. Also, North Carolina's Lt. Governor, Dan Forest, is here to discuss their special legislative session and his work on the Charlotte bathroom bill. (More Details)
  • Scott Rasmussen, General Boykin

    March 21, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" founder of Rasmussen Reports and current President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, joins Tony to break down the current state of the 2016 GOP presidential race. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here with expert analysis on the latest information coming out of Paris regarding the November 13th terror attack. The latest intelligence gathered will be useful for other nations who are also being targeted by Islamic terrorists. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - March 19, 2016

    March 19, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Ted Poe, (R-TX) joined Tony to break down a statement from Iran's foreign minister, where he finally tells the truth regarding their testing of ballistic missiles. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) was here to highlight the great news coming from Secretary Kerry today that the U.S. will finally declare the egregious acts of ISIS on Christians in the Middle East as genocide. Also, FRC's Vice President of Government Affairs, David Christensen, Oklahoma Wesleyan University President, Everett Piper, and military Chaplain, Wes Modder, joined Tony to highlight the importance of First Amendment Defense Act in Congress. (More Details)
  • Chris Smith, General Boykin, Dan Celia

    March 18, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), joins Tony to discuss Secretary of State John Kerry defining the mass murdering of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS as genocide. What is North Korea up to regarding their testing of ballistic missiles? FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin has that answer. Also, host of AFR's Financial Issues, Dan Celia, is here with the latest on the U.S. economy-he'll break down Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen's comments that she expects the pace of rate hikes in 2016 to be "gradual." (More Details)