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On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," FRC's newest team member and Assistant to the President, Craig James, guest hosts for Tony. Texas State Senator Dan Patrick will join Craig to discuss his fight against Common Core in the state and how these standards will do more harm than good. Fox News' Todd Starnes will be on to talk about the latest from the West Virginia high school wrestling team having to remove Philippians 4:13 as their team motto. Also, NFL Hall of Fame running back, Eric Dickerson, will join Craig to discuss the important role coaches have in player's lives and the positive impact that continues throughout their life.

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In federal courts across America, unelected judges with lifetime appointments have been using the bench to overturn state marriage laws and constitutional amendments put in place by the popular will of the people.

These judges need to be stopped!

In some states, frustrated legislators have even sent resolutions to Congress calling on it to impeach these activist judges for allowing their personal bias to supersede state Constitutions and the Tenth Amendment's guarantee of state sovereignty.  

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Tomorrow the Senate will vote to confirm Michelle Friedland to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Shockingly, Friedland has claimed there is "no independent truth about the content of rights in state constitutions" and that the "constitution only creates rights to the extent a judiciary...says it does."

Friedland used this faulty logic to argue against California's citizens' right to enact ... (more)

FRC Welcomes Craig James

Craig James, a Fox Sports football analyst who was fired after the network learned that he had expressed his views in support of natural marriage during his race for the U.S. Senate 18 months earlier, has joined Family Research Council as an Assistant to the President. In this role, Craig will cultivate relationships with like-minded Americans across the country who share a common concern for the growing hostility toward free speech and religious liberty. He will continue to share his own story of religious discrimination and educate Americans to the expanding threats to our First Freedom.

"We are very excited and pleased to announce that Craig James is joining Family Research Council's team," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. "Losing one job because of his religious beliefs has made room for another: raising awareness about the threats to our most precious liberty - the freedom of religion. His leadership skills, his courage in the face of religious hostility, and his passion for faith, family and freedom will make him a great addition to the FRC team." Read more here.

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Norman Borlaug, Champion of Life

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared on, March 31, 2014. Every state is allowed to have two statues of its greatest sons and daughters in the U.S. Capital. Earlier this month, the state of Iowa "unveiled a statue of (Iowa native) Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. Borlaug died in 2009." Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution," won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the ... (more)

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Common Core State Standards: FRC Position

by Sarah Perry

1. The children of this nation belong first to their parents and families, not to their communities or governments. The primary authority over and direction of a child's education lies with that child's parent or guardian. 2. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created without benefit of transparency, by a non-profit organization, with the involvement of very few educators, and majority funded and influenced by corporate interests. Democratic participation, educator input, and opportunity for revision during the "closed door" ... (more)

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Air Force must follow Congressional intent on religious liberty

Leanna Baumer is Senior Legislative Assistant at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Daily Caller on April 18, 2014. For two years, Congress has directed the Department of Defense to better protect the rights of service members to live out their religious beliefs. Recent controversy at the Air Force Academy in March drew attention yet again to the fact that even the most casual religious expressions - simply posting a Bible verse on a personal white board - can result in wrongful command pressure to forgo expressing one's ... (more)