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On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts the first part of the show for Tony. March For Life President, Jeanne Mancini, joins Russ to discuss the 45th Annual March For Life that took place earlier today. President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, is here to give his thoughts on HHS's announcement yesterday on the formation of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to protect doctors' and medical providers' freedom to act in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. Also, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who serves on four U.S. Senate committees, will join Tony to give us an update on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act he and other pro-life Senators are pushing to go before the Senate floor.

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Weekend Edition

January 19, 2018

On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony hosted the program in front of a live studio audience at FRC headquarters where he was joined by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), director of Civil Rights for the Unborn and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, as well as the Radiance Foundation's Ryan Bomberger, for Religious Freedom Day. They explored the international implications of religious freedom, the connection between religious freedom and social and political reform, and how religious freedom is indispensable in the support of all the other freedoms that we enjoy as Americans.

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January 2018

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    Russ Jones, Jeanne Mancini, Dr. Everett Piper, Sen. Lindsey Graham

    January 19, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts the first part of the show for Tony. March For Life President, Jeanne Mancini, joins Russ to discuss the 45th Annual March For Life that took place earlier today. President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, is here to give his thoughts on HHS's announcement yesterday on the formation of a Conscience and Religious Freedom Division to protect doctors' and medical providers' freedom to act in accordance with their deeply held beliefs. Also, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who serves on four U.S. Senate committees, will join Tony to give us an update on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act he and other pro-life Senators are pushing to go before the Senate floor. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - January 20, 2018

    January 19, 2018
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony hosted the program in front of a live studio audience at FRC headquarters where he was joined by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), director of Civil Rights for the Unborn and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, as well as the Radiance Foundation's Ryan Bomberger, for Religious Freedom Day. They explored the international implications of religious freedom, the connection between religious freedom and social and political reform, and how religious freedom is indispensable in the support of all the other freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. (More Details)
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    Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Kayleigh McEnany

    January 18, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) joins Tony to discuss the fulfillment of another campaign promise today, as the Trump administration launched a division at the Department of Health and Human Services that will protect doctors' and medical providers' right of conscience and religious liberty. Also, Republican National Committee spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, is here to comment on President Trump's highly anticipated 2017 "Fake News Awards." (More Details)
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    Rep. Andy Harris, Rep. Chris Smith

    January 17, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" former Johns Hopkins Hospital physician, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), joins Tony to weigh in on the press' reaction to President Trump's health and the grilling of his physician at a White House press conference. Also, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is here to discuss the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that will be voted on in the House on Friday. (More Details)
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    Sen. James Lankford, Frank Wolf, Dr. Alveda King, Ryan Bomberger

    January 16, 2018
    On Tuesday's special Religious Freedom Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Tony hosts the program in front of a live studio audience at FRC headquarters. Tony will be joined by Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.), former Congressman and international religious liberty advocate Frank Wolf, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Alveda King, as well as the Radiance Foundation's Ryan Bomberger. They will explore the international implications of religious freedom, the connection between religious freedom and social and political reform, and how religious freedom is indispensable in the support of all the other freedoms that we enjoy as Americans. (More Details)
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    Scott Rassmusen, Rev. Dean Nelson, Tim Graham

    January 15, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" publisher of ScottRasmussen.com, the Editor-At-Large at Ballotpedia, and author of "Politics Has Failed: America Will Not," Scott Rasmussen, joins Tony to discuss the latest polling data for the upcoming midterm elections. Rev. Dean Nelson, senior fellow for African American Affairs at Family Research Council's Watchmen on the Wall and national outreach director at Human Coalition, is here on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss President Trump's recent signing of bill making MLK's birthplace a national historical park. Also, Executive Editor of NewsBusters and MRC's Director of Media Analysis, Tim Graham, joins Tony to give us an analysis of a recent Pew Research Center report revealing Americans' mistrust of the media under the Trump presidency. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Jody Hice, James O'Keefe, Brooke Stanton

    January 12, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Newly minted member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), joins Russ to highlight his new committee assignment. President of Project Veritas, James O'Keefe, is here to discuss Twitter's 'shadow banning' of viewpoints the social media service disagrees with. Also, Contend Projects Founder, Brooke Stanton, joins Russ to preview the March for Life happening next week. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - January 13, 2018

    January 12, 2018
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosted for Tony. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) joined Russ to highlight a recent meeting between President Trump and U.S. Senators to discuss immigration reform and DACA. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was here to discuss a new guidance document, co-authored with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), which provides guidance on religious expression in public schools. Also, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, Dr. David Curry, joined our guest host to give us a look at Open Doors' Watch List. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Warren Davidson, Ken Klukowski, Vito Digiovanni

    January 11, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) joins Russ with the latest news from Capitol Hill. American Civil Rights Union attorney Ken Klukowski joins Russ to discuss the Trump dossier. Also, Brooklyn College student Vito Digiovanni is here to discuss recent controversial comments a professor at his college made regarding meritocracies. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Sen. James Lankford, Terry Jeffrey, David Curry

    January 10, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) joins Russ to highlight a recent meeting with between President Trump and U.S. Senators to discuss immigration reform and DACA. CNS News Editor-in-Chief Terry Jeffrey is here to discuss the decreasing size of the federal government's workforce under the Trump administration. Also, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, Dr. David Curry, joins our guest host to give us a look at Open Doors' Watch List. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Mark Krikorian, Rep. Andy Biggs, Michael Bekesha

    January 09, 2018
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Mark Krikorian, joins Russ to discuss President Trump's meeting with a group of U.S. senators earlier today to discuss immigration reform and DACA. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is also here to weigh in on moves being made for immigration reform. Also, an attorney from Judicial Watch's legal team, Michael Bekesha, joins Russ to give us an update on the Clinton Foundation investigation. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, David Bossie, Jeff Landry, Kevin Theriot

    January 08, 2018
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. President of Citizens United, former Deputy Campaign Manager for the Trump campaign, New York Times best-selling author of Let Trump Be Trump, David Bossie, joins Russ to discuss last night's Golden Globe awards and various actors' protests of President Trump. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is here to discuss a new guidance document, co-authored with Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), which provides guidance on religious expression in public schools. Also, ADF Senior Counsel and Vice President of the Center for Life, Kevin Theriot, joins Russ to highlight a religious liberty win from the Supreme Court. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Claudia Tenney, Kristina Arriaga, Cathy Ruse

    January 05, 2018
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) joins Russ to highlight the improving health of the economy with the Dow Jones Industrial average surpassing the record 25,000 mark. Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Kristina Arriaga, is here to talk about the world's worst violators of religious freedom on the State Department's latest "Countries of Particular Concern." Also, FRC's Senior Fellow of Legal Studies, Cathy Ruse, joins Russ to discuss an student assembly held at a public high school in Northern Virginia last month with transgender crusader, Amy Ellis Nutt. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - January 6, 2018

    January 05, 2018
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, joined Tony to share his thoughts and concerns regarding the recent wave of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood and Congress. Also, the senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, Carter Conlon, was on the show to discuss the need for confession, redemption and restoration in our culture at a time like this. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Daniel Blomberg, Ken Blackwell

    January 04, 2018
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) joins Russ to highlight a letter he and 24 other House Republicans have signed in support of Colonel Leland Bohannon's religious liberty. Becket Fund counsel, Daniel Blomberg, is here to discuss FEMA's ban on churches and houses of worship from receiving federal disaster relief funds. Also, Ken Blackwell, FRC's Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, former Ohio Secretary of State, former member of President Trump's transition team and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, joins Russ to share what headway was made for election integrity by the commission. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Robert Pittenger, Gregg Roman, Ken Klukowski

    January 03, 2018
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Serving on the House Committee on Financial Services and Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), joins our guest host to share what he hopes for the GOP to accomplish in 2018 and to discuss the ongoing threats from North Korea. Director of Middle East Forum, Gregg Roman, is here with his analysis on the protests taking place in Iran. Also, First Liberty Institute's Ken Klukowski joins Russ with his reaction to the Oregon Court of Appeals' ruling against Oregon bakers, Aaron and Melissa Klein. (More Details)
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    Lt. Col. (ret.) Oliver North

    January 02, 2018
    Happy New Year from the Washington Watch team! On this special edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we will hear Lt. Col. (ret.) Oliver North's speech at last year's Values Voter Summit. Also, we will hear from the national security panel discussion that was featured at last year's VVS. (More Details)
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    Todd Starnes, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va)

    January 01, 2018
    Happy New Year from the Washington Watch team! On this special New Year's Day edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we will hear Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes' speech at the 2017 Values Voter Summit. Also, we'll also hear from a VVS panel that discussed the state of religious liberty in the United States. Panelists included former Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA), plaintiffs in various religious liberty legal cases, and Kellie Fiedorek, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Travis Weber, director of the Family Research Council's Center for Religious Liberty, moderated the panel. (More Details)

December 2017

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    Weekend Edition - December 30, 2017

    December 30, 2017
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we looked back at the past year and the impact made by FRC. Former Congresswoman and current FRC board member, Michele Bachmann, joined Tony to discuss her role on FRC's board and her time in Congress. FRC's church ministries vice president, Kenyn Cureton, was here to highlight FRC's impact on churches nationwide. FRC's David Christensen, vice president of government affairs, joined Tony to highlight the work his team has done on Capitol Hill and statehouses nationwide. Also, FRC's Peter Sprigg and Travis Weber were here to highlight FRC's policy department. (More Details)
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    Kelvin Cochran, Kevin Theriot

    December 29, 2017
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" former Atlanta Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran, and ADF Senior Counsel Kevin Theriot, join Tony to highlight a recent victory in Cochran's case. FRC's Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, is here with his analysis on Cochran's win. (More Details)
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    Dr. Everett Piper, Carter Conlon

    December 28, 2017
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, joins Tony to share his thoughts and concerns regarding the recent wave of sexual assault allegations in Hollywood and Congress. Also, the senior pastor of Times Square Church in New York City, Carter Conlon, is here to discuss the need for confession, redemption and restoration in our culture at a time like this. (More Details)
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    Michele Bachmann, Kenyn Cureton, David Christensen

    December 27, 2017
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we look back at the past year and the impact made by FRC. Former Congresswoman and current FRC board member, Michele Bachmann, joins Tony to discuss her role on FRC's board and her time in Congress. FRC's church ministries vice president, Kenyn Cureton, is here to highlight FRC's impact on churches nationwide. FRC's David Christensen, vice president of government affairs, joins Tony to highlight the work his team has done on Capitol Hill and statehouses nationwide. Also. FRC's Peter Sprigg and Travis Weber are here to highlight FRC's policy department. (More Details)
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    President Trump, Bill Bennett

    December 26, 2017
    On this special edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we'll take a look back at speeches given by President Donald Trump and former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar, Bill Bennett, at Family Research Council's 12th annual Values Voter Summit in October 2017. (More Details)
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    Steve Scalise, Kellyanne Conway

    December 25, 2017
    Merry Christmas from the Washington Watch Team! On this special Christmas edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we will hear a speech given by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and?Tony's conversation with Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, at Family Research Council's 12th annual Values Voter Summit in October 2017. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - December 23, 2017

    December 23, 2017
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" historian and founder of WallBuilders, David Barton, joined Tony to highlight the media's criticism of President Trump for starting a Cabinet meeting with prayer. Penny Warner, mother of a Webster parish student, joined Tony to discuss a controversy brewing in her child's school district. Also, President Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was here with his analysis on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. (More Details)
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    Mark Meadows, Rep. Steve King, Brian Kilmeade

    December 22, 2017
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) join Tony to share their favorite Christmas memories and traditions. Also, bestselling author and Fox and Friends co-anchor, Brian Kilmeade, joins Tony to highlight his new book, "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans." (More Details)
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    Amb. Yoram Ettinger, Dr. Naim Khoury, Rep. Ted Poe

    December 21, 2017
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," retired ambassador Yoram Ettinger offers his reaction to the UN resolution condemning the U.S. for reaffirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Dr. Naim Khoury, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, joins Tony to discuss the state of affairs in Israel. Also, Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) is here with his reflections on Christmas and serving in Congress. (More Details)
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    David Barton, Penny Warner

    December 20, 2017
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" historian and founder of WallBuilders, David Barton, joins Tony to highlight the media's criticism of President Trump for starting a Cabinet meeting with prayer. Also, Penny Warner, mother of a Webster parish student, joins Tony to discuss a controversy brewing in her child's school district. (More Details)
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    Travis Weber, Rep. Ron DeSantis

    December 19, 2017
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, joins Tony with the latest on the case of two illegal immigrant minors seeking abortions in the US. Also, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) joins Tony with his reaction to a recent UN vote against the US moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. (More Details)
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    Rep. Diane Black, Corey Lewandowski, Gen. Boykin, Brian Kilmeade

    December 18, 2017
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), joins Tony with the latest news on the GOP tax plan. President Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is here with his analysis on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss President Trump's national security strategy speech today. Also, bestselling author and Fox and Friends co-anchor, Brian Kilmeade, joins Tony to highlight his new book, "Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans." (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Hogan Gidley, Mark Pantano, Dr. Everett Piper

    December 15, 2017
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. White House Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, joins our guest host Russ to discuss the regulations in the tax reform bill that will be released today. Constitutional conservative writer, lawyer, political commentator, and public speaker, Mark Patano, joins our guest host on the national Bill of Rights Day to talk about the history and importance of the Bill of Rights. Also, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, is here to share from his article in The Washington Times today addressing the recent wave of sexual assault allegations in a culture that doesn't respect the sanctity of sex. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - December 16, 2017

    December 15, 2017
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    Rep. Andy Harris, Terry Jeffrey

    December 14, 2017
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) joins Tony to give us a look at the GOP's tax reform package. Also, CNS News Editor-in-Chief Terry Jeffrey is here to discuss the FCC's vote today to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules. (More Details)
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    Rep. Ted Poe, Evan Wilt, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

    December 13, 2017
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, joins Tony to give us a firsthand account from a judiciary hearing today where Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was challenged on his subordinates' bias against President Trump. WORLD Magazine political reporter, Evan Wilt, has been following the Left's push for transgender recruitment in the military and will give us his analysis of what this could mean for military training and preparation. Then, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, will also weigh in on the ruling of a federal judge that will force the Pentagon to begin the recruitment of transgender Americans to enlist in the military. (More Details)
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    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. James Lankford

    December 12, 2017
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chairman of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), joins Tony to give us an update on tax reform efforts and what that will mean for the Johnson Amendment. Later, Rep. Blackburn will discuss the Department of Justice launching an investigation into Planned Parenthood over its sale of fetal tissue. Also, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is here to further weigh in on the fate of the Johnson Amendment as the Senate takes on the debate over tax reform. (More Details)
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    Rep. Ron DeSantis, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

    December 11, 2017
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Judiciary Committee member and Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), joins Tony to discuss the terrorist attack this morning at a New York City bus terminal that left three people with minor injuries, and to weigh in on President Trump declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, is also here to talk about this morning's terrorist attack, and to give his thoughts on a federal judge's decision to deny the Pentagon's request to delay the January 1st deadline to begin accepting transgender recruits. (More Details)
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    Russ Jones, Rep. Diane Black, Kimberley Strassel, Sterling Beard

    December 08, 2017
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), will join today's guest host Russ Jones to highlight the latest news from Capitol Hill. Author, journalist, and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, Kim Strassel, joins Russ to discuss FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony before Congress this week. Also, Campus Reform Editor-in-Chief Sterling Beard, is here to discuss how one University of California campus is trying to erase Christmas. (More Details)
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    Weekend Edition - December 9, 2017

    December 08, 2017
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