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On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Dr. Everett Piper, guest hosts for Tony. Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, former Secretary of State in Ohio, and a member of President Trump's transition team, joins our guest host to weigh in on the over 300 unfilled positions in President Trump's administration and what is contributing to this delay. President of the organization Staying True to America's National Destiny, Bishop E.W. Jackson, joins Dr. Piper to give his thoughts on President Trump's condemnation of racism and anti-Semitism during his recent visit to the National Museum of African American History. Also, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Mark Tooley, joins Dr. Piper to discuss the decision of a Christian university in Texas to open a prayer room for Muslim students.

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