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On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” AFR Talk host Sandy Rios guest hosts for Tony. Director of Policy Outreach for The Heritage Foundation, Tommy Binion, joins our guest host to discuss the status of the federal budget. Also, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins Sandy to talk about a federal court's decision to block President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities.

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In a flip-flop heard 'round the world, Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) declared at a town hall this week: "I have no problems with federal funding for Planned Parenthood," the nation's largest seller of abortions. But when asked explicitly if he would commit to support federal funding for Planned Parenthood, Heller responded: "Yeah, we'll continue to look at this issue," before adding: "I will protect Planned Parenthood." Heller's spokesperson later backtracked in a subsequent statement that "he is opposed to providing federal funding to any organization that performs abortions and is supported by taxpayers' dollars."

Heller's recent comments are especially shocking, even with his spokesperson walking back the remarks, since less than two weeks ago, Heller's vote was necessary to allow Vice-President Pence's tie-breaking vote in the Senate to overturn an Obama-era rule that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood from federal Title X family planning funds. If Heller were to break his pro-life promises to defund Planned Parenthood, Senate Republicans would no longer have the votes to do ... (more)

 

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Arina Grossu is Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council. This article appeared in Breitbart on March 8, 2017. March 8 is International Women’s Day. What it should be is a day to celebrate women and the feminine genius in economic, political, and social achievements. And there are many. Unfortunately, it has been co-opted by liberal abortion groups that attempt to push the abortion and population control agenda under the guise of “reproductive health care.” At least this year for the ... (more)

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Trump Returns Authority Over School Transgender Policies to States and Localities

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The First 100 Days to Securing America

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Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at Family Research Council. This article appeared in Patriot Post on April 24, 2017. President Donald Trump is nearing his 100th day in office. Unlike his predecessor, President Trump doesn’t spend much time on the golf course. He’s busy issuing executive orders, appointing strong conservatives, bombing Islamist terrorists, and safeguarding our borders. Some of the president’s critics didn’t think he’d make it through the first 100 ... (more)