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On Thursday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), joins Tony to forecast what he sees in the upcoming South Carolina primary. Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, South Carolina, Dr. Carl Broggi, is here to discuss the importance of the evangelical vote in his state and the role church plays in the political realm. Also, Bishop Harry Jackson, who leads the Reconciled Church movement, joins Tony to discuss his event tonight, the Carolina Values Summit, where political leaders and candidates will lay out their plan to bring racial reconciliation and hope to urban communities.

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Weekend Edition

January 30, 2016

On this weekend edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office regarding a decrease in their Obamacare enrollment figures. The House will vote next week to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. FRC’s Senior Vice President, Rob Schwarzwalder, is also here to discuss new research indicating that more teens and adults are choosing porn because they “believe a picture or video is safer than the real thing.”

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February 2016

  • Jeff Duncan, Carl Broggi, Bishop Harry Jackson

    February 11, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), joins Tony to forecast what he sees in the upcoming South Carolina primary. Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, South Carolina, Dr. Carl Broggi, is here to discuss the importance of the evangelical vote in his state and the role church plays in the political realm. Also, Bishop Harry Jackson, who leads the Reconciled Church movement, joins Tony to discuss his event tonight, the Carolina Values Summit, where political leaders and candidates will lay out their plan to bring racial reconciliation and hope to urban communities. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Scott Craig, Vicky Hartzler

    February 10, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, joins Tony with his analysis of the New Hampshire primary results from last night. South Dakota legislator, Scott Craig, is here to highlight how he's protecting religious freedom in his state through his bill, the Government Non-Discrimination Act. Also, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) joins Tony with her reaction to the latest push to have young women register for Selective Service. (More Details)
  • General Boykin, Michele Bachmann

    February 09, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony with his analysis on the GOP support for young women potentially being forced to register for Selective Service. Also, former GOP Presidential candidate and Minnesota Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, is here with her reaction to the latest effort to draft young women. (More Details)
  • John McCain, David Ledford

    February 08, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Vietnam War veteran, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), joins Tony to discuss U.S. foreign policy under the Obama administration and what to make of North Korea launching a satellite into orbit over the weekend. Also, Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Golden Valley, North Carolina, David Ledford, is here to highlight how his church is funding a local sheriff's desire to place the national motto on all patrol vehicles. (More Details)
  • Ken Blackwell, Kelly Shackelford, David McIntosh

    February 05, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski guest hosts for Tony. FRC Senior Fellow and former Secretary of State for Ohio, Ken Blackwell, joins Ken to analyze the GOP presidential race in New Hampshire. President and CEO of Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford, is here to highlight the latest religious freedom cases taking place across the country. Also, President of the Club for Growth, David McIntosh, joins Ken to discuss what he sees as the major issues for GOP candidates moving forward. (More Details)
  • General Boykin, Arina Grossu

    February 04, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" 36 year Army veteran, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss the President's religious freedom speech yesterday at a Maryland mosque that has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, will highlight a new FRC publication on Planned Parenthood and the amicus brief filed yesterday by members of Congress in support of H.B. 2 in Texas. H.B. 2 is before the Supreme Court this session for establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, John Fleming, Jim Banks

    February 03, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, joins Tony to preview what he predicts will happen next week in the GOP presidential primary race in New Hampshire. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), is here to discuss the veto override effort in the House on the reconciliation bill that would have partially defunded Obamacare. The House isn't done in their effort to replace the bill. Also, Indiana State Senator Jim Banks joins Tony to highlight the ongoing battle in his state to protect religious freedom. (More Details)
  • Duncan Hunter, Todd Starnes

    February 02, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" member of the House Armed Services Committee and Marine Corps veteran, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA), joins Tony to discuss Iran's Supreme Leader over the weekend giving Fath medals to 5 Islamic Revolution Guards Corps members as reward for their capture of 10 U.S. sailors. The Fath medal is one of the highest honors given by Iran. Also, Fox News' Todd Starnes joins Tony to discuss the record turnout during the Iowa Caucuses last night and what it could mean for the top of the field moving forward. (More Details)
  • Steve Scalise, Steve King

    February 01, 2016
    A special welcome to all those joining us on the Bott Radio Network. On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), joins Tony to discuss legislative action in the House this week. They are expected to vote to override President Obama's veto of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. Also, Iowa voters are all set for their caucus events tonight, Congressman Steve King (R-IA) is here with his analysis from the ground. (More Details)

January 2016

  • Weekend Edition - January 30, 2016

    January 30, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office regarding a decrease in their Obamacare enrollment figures. The House will also vote next week to override the President's veto of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. FRC's Senior Vice President, Rob Schwarzwalder, is also here to discuss new research indicating that more teens and adults are choosing porn because they "believe a picture or video is safer than the real thing." (More Details)
  • Bob Vander Plaats, Hiram Sasser, Micah Clark

    January 29, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC experts Peter Sprigg and Chris Gacek guest host for Tony. President and CEO of the Family Leader, Bob Vander Plaats, joins our hosts to give us a sense of what is happening on the ground in Iowa as they prepare for their caucus on Monday. Deputy Chief Counsel for Liberty Institute, Hiram Sasser, is here to highlight a major win for religious freedom out of Texas. Also, Executive Director for the American Family Association of Indiana, Micah Clark, joins Peter and Chris to discuss the battle his group is in fighting a SOGI bill. (More Details)
  • Louie Gohmert, Jeremy Dys

    January 28, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), joins Tony to discuss next week's veto override vote of the Restoring Americans' Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act. The President had vetoed the bill earlier this month. They'll also highlight the massive drop in Obamacare enrollment estimated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office. Also, Senior Counsel for Liberty Institute, Jeremy Dys, is here with the latest on the Florida High School Athletic Association denying two Christin schools the right to pray before the 2015 2A state championship game. (More Details)
  • Trent Franks, Terry Jeffrey, Arina Grossu

    January 27, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), joins Tony to discuss the recent cyber-attack on Israel during their latest cold weather spell. The Minister of Infrastructure called it the largest cyber-attack they've experienced. CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, is here with his analysis of tomorrow's final Fox News Channel GOP presidential debate. Businessman Donald Trump has said he will skip the debate. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, joins Tony to discuss the continued rise of STDs across the country-specifically in Los Angeles, and what needs to happen to reverse course. (More Details)
  • Bob Goodlatte, Ken Ham, Chris Gacek

    January 26, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), joins Tony to discuss the Obama administration's cutting of corners regarding the vetting process for unaccompanied illegal minors-which has placed these children in dangerous situations. Founder and president for Answers in Genesis, Ken Ham, is here to highlight the court victory surrounding The Ark Experience. The state of Kentucky had tried to block the group from getting the tourism tax incentive. Also, FRC's Senior Fellow for Regulatory Policy, Chris Gacek, joins Tony to discuss a Houston grand jury announcing criminal charges against David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, whose videos exposed the evil actions of Planned Parenthood's haggling of prices over the sale of fetal body parts. The jury decided to indict Daleiden and co-worker, Sandra Merritt, instead of any Planned Parenthood employees. (More Details)
  • Rich Lowry, Erick Erickson

    January 25, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Editor of National Review, Rich Lowry, joins Tony to discuss the magazine's effort to rally conservatives behind a candidate other than Donald Trump. Also, founder of the Resurgent, Erick Erickson, is here to analyze why evangelical support for Donald Trump is so high-specifically among pastors. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - January 23, 2016

    January 23, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Sen. James Lankford, (R-OK) joins Tony to discuss the security breach regarding Hillary Clinton and her using a personal email server to conduct important matters while with the State Department. Also, Senior Editor for Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz, is here with his analysis of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump for President. (More Details)
  • Bill Flores, Rick Edmonds, Arina Grossu

    January 22, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Republican Study Committee Chairman, Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), joins Tony to highlight what legislation the RSC plans to move forward this year in Congress. Louisiana State Representative and former Shreveport pastor, Rick Edmonds, is here to tell his story of how he felt called to get out of ministry and into politics. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, joins Tony to discuss the March for Life today and the events she's been a part of this week. (More Details)
  • Steve Palazzo, Ben Shapiro, Victoria Hearst

    January 21, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Palazzo, (R-MS) joins Tony to discuss the high level security breach reported this week surrounding former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server. New York Time best-selling author and Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News, Ben Shapiro, is here with his analysis of former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin, endorsing Donald Trump for President. Also, Victoria Hearst, whose family owns Cosmopolitan Magazine, joins Tony to discuss her fight to end the sexual obsession of the magazine. (More Details)
  • Frank Gaffney, Tom Price

    January 20, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins Tony to discuss the latest surrounding the classified information breach found on Hillary Clinton's private server. The new emails found are on a higher classified level than "top secret." Also, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) is here with analysis of the new Congressional Budget Office numbers showing that over the next 10 years, the federal government will take in the highest number of income tax on record, while still maintaining a deficit. (More Details)
  • Ted Poe, Dan Celia

    January 19, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) joins Tony to discuss the prisoner swap over the weekend between the U.S. and Iran. Many are wondering why it took a prisoner swap to begin with to get our Americans back. Also, financial expert and host of AFR's Financial Issues, Dan Celia is here to discuss the DOW's continued fall and announcement by Walmart that is will close 269 stores around the world. (More Details)
  • Ken Klukowski, Ken Blackwell, Marlin Stutzman

    January 18, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, Ken Klukowski guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ken Blackwell, joins our host to discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King. Also, Rep. Marlin Stutzman, (R-IN) is here to highlight his support for religious freedom in America. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - January 16, 2016

    January 16, 2016
    On this special weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we'll hear Tony's State of the Family address from earlier this week. President Obama gave his final State of the Union address before Congress on Tuesday, what he fails to realize is, the most pressing issues facing America stem from the breakdown of the traditional family. (More Details)
  • Terry Jeffrey, Steve Scalise, Rick Scarborough

    January 15, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, joins Tony with his analysis of last night's GOP presidential debate. From all accounts, it looks like Donald Trump and Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio scored big. House Majority Whip and Representative from the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana, Steve Scalise, is here to discuss this week's GOP retreat and what the Republican agenda will look like for this year. Also, President of Vision America, Dr. Rick Scarborough, joins Tony to highlight the Free to Believe broadcast taking place tomorrow right here in Washington, D.C. from the FRC's headquarters. This event will help churches better understand their role in impacting the culture around them. (More Details)
  • Dr. David Curry, David Brody, Travis Weber

    January 14, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of Open Doors USA, Dr. David Curry, joins Tony to highlight the release of this year's World Watch List which ranks Christian persecution across the globe. Also, Emmy Award winning journalist and Chief Political Correspondent for CBN News, David Brody, is here with his analysis on what we can expect from the first GOP Presidential debate of 2016. Also, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber joins Tony to discuss the recent news that Planned Parenthood is suing the Center for Medical Progress over their videos unveiling to truth behind Planned Parenthood selling of fetal body parts. (More Details)
  • Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Matt Salmon, Gen. Boykin

    January 13, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" President of the Southern Baptist Convention and Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Arkansas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, joins Tony to discuss the spiritual state of America and this Saturday's Free to Believe broadcast. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is here to analyze what he heard from the President last night during his final State of the Union address. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss the just freed 10 U.S. sailors that had been detained by Iran. General Boykin will assess if there is more than meets the eye in the situation. (More Details)
  • Scott Garrett

    January 12, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) joins Tony to discuss what we can expect from the President tonight as he delivers his final State of the Union address. (More Details)
  • Pastor Castano, Diane Black, Jason Rowland

    January 11, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" subpoenaed Houston pastor and Director of Hispanic Church Development for the Houston Area Pastors Council, Hernan Castano, joins Tony to discuss the State of the Family address to be delivered later this evening and how pastors across the country can stand against religious freedom attacks in America. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is here to highlight the amicus brief she and other members of Congress submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Health and Human Services mandate in Obamacare that would force religious charitable groups to violate their consciences. Also, Airline High School Principal, Jason Rowland, joins Tony to discuss his stand for religious freedom after the ACLU threatened to sue the school over "prayer boxes" the students wanted to set up across campus. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - January 9, 2016

    January 09, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) joins Tony to discuss the big week in Congress where the House and Senate were able to get a bill to the President's desk that would have partially defunded Obamacare and cut funds to Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, this bill was vetoed by President Obama on Friday. Also, CNS News Editor-in-Chief, Terry Jeffrey, is here with his analysis of the latest GOP polling data and what he sees moving forward in the race for the White House. (More Details)
  • Mark Meadows, Roy Moore

    January 08, 2016
    On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) joins Tony with a Congressional wrap-up of the week. For the first time this week, Congress was able to put a bill on the President's desk that would have partially defunded Obamacare and cut funds to Planned Parenthood. Unfortunately, this bill was vetoed by President Obama today. Also, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is here to discuss his reaffirming this week to Alabama's probate judges that they should issue marriage licenses in accordance with state law. (More Details)
  • Steve Scalise, Dr. Paul Church

    January 07, 2016
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) joins Tony to highlight the bill passed in the House yesterday that would partially defund Obamacare and cut government funding for Planned Parenthood. Also, Harvard doctor, Dr. Paul Church, is here to discuss how the Boston hospital he worked at for 28 years revoked his admitting privileges for voicing concern over the health issues related to homosexual lifestyle choices. (More Details)
  • Ken Klukowski, Kelly Shackelford, Ken Blackwell, Kevin Brady

    January 06, 2016
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Ken Klukowski, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for Liberty Institute and legal editor for Breitbart News, guest hosts for Tony. President and CEO of Liberty Institute, Kelly Shackelford, joins Ken to discuss the major religious freedom cases taking place right now across the country. FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment and National Rifle Association board member, Ken Blackwell, joins us again to give his analysis on the executive order on firearms signed by President Obama. Also, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) is here to highlight the House vote to defund Obamacare today and the President Executive Order yesterday regarding his gun control agenda. (More Details)
  • Rich Lowry, Barry Loudermilk

    January 05, 2016
    On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Editor for National Review and syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel, Rich Lowry, joins Tony to break down the latest NBC News GOP presidential poll showing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz continuing to lead the field. Also, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) is here to discuss the President's unilateral action today regarding his gun control agenda. (More Details)
  • Ken Blackwell, Jim Jordan

    January 04, 2016
    On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, former Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and NRA board member, Ken Blackwell, joins Tony to highlight the upcoming move from the President regarding his gun control agenda. Also, founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, Representative from the 4th Congressional District of Ohio, Jim Jordan, is here to highlight the vote in the House this week to repeal Obamacare and cut funding to Planned Parenthood. (More Details)
  • Weekend Edition - January 2, 2016

    January 02, 2016
    On this weekend edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we highlight the many facets of Family Research Council. We'll hear from FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu and FRC's Vice President of Government affairs, David Christensen. (More Details)
  • New Year's Day Edition

    January 01, 2016
    Happy New Year from the Washington Watch team -- we hope this is a year of new beginnings and deeper relationship with Christ for all of our listeners. Today, American Family Radio will be airing special programming. (More Details)

December 2015

  • New Year's Eve Edition

    December 31, 2015
    On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" American Family Radio has special programming for our listeners. (More Details)
  • General Boykin, Travis Weber, Arina Grossu, David Christensen

    December 30, 2015
    On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we have a special program highlighting the many aspects of Family Research Council. We'll hear from FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, Travis Weber, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Arina Grossu, and FRC's Vice President of Government Affairs, David Christensen. (More Details)