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On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” president of the National Religious Broadcasters, Dr. Jerry Johnson guest hosts for Tony. Founder and CEO of Numbers USA, Roy Beck, joins Dr. Johnson to discuss the Christian perspective behind proper immigration laws. President of the Southern Baptist Convention and Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, is here to discuss the need for a spiritual revival in America. Also, Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, joins Dr. Johnson to talk about the United Methodist Church pulling out of the Religious Coalition for Abortions Rights.

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May 21, 2016

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski, guest hosts for Tony. President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford, and President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Ed Whelan, joined Ken to discuss Donald Trump’s list of who he would select for the United States Supreme Court. Also, former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, joined Ken to discuss how this election will play an important role regarding the future of the Supreme Court and the direction of the country.

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May 2016

  • Jerry Johnson, Roy Beck, Ronnie Floyd, Mark Tooley

    May 23, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" president of the National Religious Broadcasters, Dr. Jerry Johnson guest hosts for Tony. Founder and CEO of Numbers USA, Roy Beck, joins Dr. Johnson to discuss the Christian perspective behind proper immigration laws. President of the Southern Baptist Convention and Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, is here to discuss the need for a spiritual revival in America. Also, Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, joins Dr. Johnson to talk about the United Methodist Church pulling out of the Religious Coalition for Abortions Rights. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - May 21, 2016

    May 21, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski, guest hosts for Tony. President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford, and President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Ed Whelan, joined Ken to discuss Donald Trump's list of who he would select for the United States Supreme Court. Also, former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, joined Ken to discuss how this election will play an important role regarding the future of the Supreme Court and the direction of the country. (More Details)
  • Phil Robertson, Nancy Pearcey

    May 20, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Zach Dasher guest hosts for Tony. Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson, joins Zach with his thoughts regarding the latest cultural decay and how the nation continues to move away from God. Also, author and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report, Nancy Pearcey, is here to highlight her latest article: Do Biological Facts No Longer Matter? (More Details)
  • Ken Klukowski

    May 19, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski guest hosts for Tony. (More Details)
  • Ken Blackwell, Rick Perry

    May 18, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment and former Secretary of State in Ohio, Ken Blackwell, joins Ken to discuss the future of the GOP and what he sees as the future of the current presidential election. Also, former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, is here to discuss how this election will play an important role regarding the future of the Supreme Court and the direction of the country. (More Details)
  • Kelly Shackelford, General Boykin

    May 17, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski guest hosts for Tony. President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford, joins Ken with the latest attack from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and their effort to have our nations motto, In God We Trust, removed from police cruisers in Texas. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is here to discuss the announcement by the Pentagon yesterday that since December, only 5% of ISIS territory in Iraq had been taken back. (More Details)
  • Todd Starnes, Robert Jeffress

    May 16, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Fox News' Todd Starnes guest hosts for Tony. Pastor of First Baptist Dallas, Robert Jeffress, joins Todd with his reaction to the latest decree by the Obama administration for schools and universities to allow males to use female restroom and shower facilities. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - May 13, 2016

    May 14, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Governor Phil Bryant (R-Miss.), joined Tony to discuss their latest bill defunding Planned Parenthood in his state and the ACLU lawsuit trying to block Mississippi's bill protecting the religious freedom for people of faith. Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was here with her analysis on the recent New York Times article where President Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, admitted to coordinating with the mainstream media in an effort to change public perceptions on controversial actions by the White House -- the Iran deal being the main one. Also, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest joined Tony to discuss the lawsuit filed by his state today suing the Obama administration in regards to HB2. The White House had threatened to pull federal funding from the state if North Carolina didn't comply with the federal government's wishes. (More Details)
  • Dr. Jerry Johnson, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

    May 13, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" president of the National Religious Broadcasters, Dr. Jerry Johnson guest hosts for Tony. Texas Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick, joins Dr. Johnson to discuss the decree by President Obama threatening that states could lose their federal funding if schools don't allow boys to use girls restroom facilities. (More Details)
  • Steve Scalise, Scott Rasmussen, Tim Wildmon

    May 12, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joins Tony to discuss the White House going after him over how much sanction relief money Iran would receive in exchange for agreeing to curb its nuclear ambitions. Founder of Rasmussen Reports and current President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, is here to break down what it will take for the GOP presidential nominee to win the general election. Also, President of the American Family Association, Tim Wildmon joins Tony to discuss the delivery of the successful Target boycott petition that garnered well over 1 million signers. As of yet, Target has not backed away from their policy allowing men to use women's restroom and changing facilities. (More Details)
  • Phil Bryant, Mark Meadows, Mat Staver

    May 11, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Governor Phil Bryant (R-Miss.), joins Tony to discuss their latest bill defunding Planned Parenthood in his state and the ACLU lawsuit trying to block Mississippi's bill protecting the religious freedom for people of faith. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is here to highlight the recent NSA revelations showing once again the viewing of pornography on government computers-in this instance, they've found several employees viewing child pornography. Also, founder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver, joins Tony to discuss the suspension of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for instructing probate judges throughout Alabama to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court decision to redefine marriage. (More Details)
  • Jim Inhofe, Michele Bachmann, Skyler Miller, Jeremy Tedesco

    May 10, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) joins Tony to discuss the latest effort by the global community to crack down on larger nations' use of fossil fuels. The United States signed onto the Paris Climate agreement, but it still has a fight ahead to get through Congress. Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is here with her analysis on the recent New York Times article where President Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, admitted to coordinating with the mainstream media in an effort to change public perceptions on controversial actions by the White House -- the Iran deal being the main one. God is moving in West Virginia, the student who helped start it all, Skyler Miller, joins Tony to discuss how he's being obedient to God's voice. Also, Alliance Defending Freedom's Senior Counsel, Jeremy Tedesco, is here to highlight the ongoing battle in Illinois to protect the privacy of students in Chicago. (More Details)
  • Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Tim Graham, Dr. Carol Swain

    May 09, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest joins Tony to discuss the lawsuit filed by his state today suing the Obama administration in regards to HB2. The White House had threatened to pull federal funding from the state if North Carolina didn't comply with the federal government's wishes. Executive Editor of Newsbusters, Tim Graham, is here with the latest on the revelations by President Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, admitting to manipulating the media into sharing their talking points regarding the unpopular Iran nuclear agreement. Also, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Carol Swain, is here to highlight the intolerance towards conservatives and Christians in academia by progressives. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - May 7, 2016

    May 07, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest joined Tony to discuss the threat by the Obama administration that if the state does not repeal HB2, they will withhold federal education dollars from the state. Founder of Rasmussen Reports and President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, was here to discuss what it will take for Donald Trump to win the general election. Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee with the exit of both Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Also, singer, actor, TV host and author, Pat Boone, joined Tony to highlight his role in God's Not Dead 2 and how he put his faith in action recently by standing against Saturday Night Live. (More Details)
  • Ken Klukowski, Ken Blackwell, Jeremy Dys

    May 06, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment and former Secretary of State in Ohio, Ken Blackwell, joins Ken to discuss the monetary effort being discussed to find a 3rd party candidate to run for president. Also, Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute, Jeremy Dys, is here to highlight the effort by the Freedom From Religion Foundation making legal threats in order to stop police from putting the National Motto "In God We Trust" on official vehicles. (More Details)
  • Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Ken Blackwell

    May 05, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest joins Tony to discuss the threat by the Obama administration that if the state does not repeal HB2, they will withhold federal education dollars from the state. (More Details)
  • Scott Rasmussen, Pat Boone, Leah Jessen

    May 04, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" founder of Rasmussen Reports and President of Styrk, Scott Rasmussen, joins Tony to discuss what it will take for Donald Trump to win the general election. Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee with the exit of both Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Also, singer, actor, TV host and author, Pat Boone, is here to highlight his role in God's Not Dead 2 and how he put his faith in action recently by standing against Saturday Night Live. Also, Daily Signal reporter, Leah Jessen, joins Tony to discuss her latest article detailing statements from Education Secretary, John B. King Jr. in regards to HB2 in North Carolina. (More Details)
  • Steve Russell, Ted Poe

    May 03, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) joins Tony to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act and his 11 amendments that would help bolster our military in a time of weak leadership. Also, Rep. Ted Poe, (R-TX) is here to highlight the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which he co-sponsored. The bill would allow victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack and other attacks to sue foreign governments -- which Saudi Arabia is not happy about. (More Details)
  • Tim Wildmon, Greg Baylor, Ted Cruz

    May 02, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of the American Family Association, Tim Wildmon, joins Tony with the latest on the petition to boycott Target. The petition now has over 1 million signees. Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom and their director of the Religious Schools Team, Greg Baylor, joins Tony to discuss the Title IX controversy on religious university campuses due to the Obama administration's effort to redefine gender. Also, GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz joins Tony to highlight the positive legislation we've seen across the country in states like Mississippi and North Carolina protecting religious freedom. (More Details)

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)