The Associated Press has called the race for Cruz, with Houston Chronicle reporting:

Texas’ drift toward the Tea Party brand of GOP conservatism continued Tuesday when lawyer Ted Cruzscored a surprisingly easy win over David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Cruz once was considered a long shot to take down well-heeled Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst – the favorite of the party establishment and Hutchison’s heir apparent. But he steadily gained in the polls during their bare-knuckles campaign brawl, and his lead opened up as soon as the earliest returns were posted. By 8:30 p.m.the Associated Press had named Cruz the winner.

Earlier in the night, FreedomWorks Executive Vice President Adam Brandon joined Glenn on GBTV to discuss the election:

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Elizabeth Warren says China is producing jobs, and we need to be more like them! No, seriously – her best idea is to be more like China! So should we build ghost cities? Sure they invest in infrastructure, but no one actually lives there! Not to mention the average salary is lower in China than the U.S., their life expectancy is lower, infant mortality rate higher – and they have a lot more human rights abuses. Is that really the direction we need to be headed? Or is it the road we are already on? Glenn breaks down the numbers in the clip above!

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In the latest episode of ‘Obama media worship,’ the latest breaking story is that President Obama is a direct descendent of the first American slave on his mother’s side. That’s right, this super historical president is even more historical than you know! Don’t pay any attention to the crappy job he’s doing – just know he’s really historical

The New York Times reported:

The findings are scheduled to be announced on Monday by Ancestry.com, a genealogy company based in Provo, Utah. Its team, while lacking definitive proof, said it had evidence that “strongly suggests” Mr. Obama’s family tree — on his mother’s side — stretches back nearly four centuries to a slave in colonial Virginia named John Punch.

In 1640, Mr. Punch, then an indentured servant, escaped from Virginia and went to Maryland. He was captured there and, along with two white servants who had also escaped, was put on trial. His punishment — servitude for life — was harsher than what the white servants received, and it has led some historians to regard him as the first African to be legally sanctioned as a slave, years before Virginia adopted laws allowing slavery.

The media is, of course, trying to use this to bring race back into the conversation so that the media will have every opportunity possible to call anyone who isn’t an Obama supporter a racist.

“How can we not have him as president of the United States for a second term?  We ‑‑ I mean, we have to have him.  It would be racist to not have him now,” Glenn joked.

“Isn’t that a terrible conclusion from what you just said? Like, why would that make it so we had to have him as president? What significance would that have?” Stu asked.

Pat jokingly responded by calling him a racist for even asking the question.

Then again, if the ancestor is on his mother’s side playing the race card may not be that easy, seeing as she’s caucasian. Nevertheless, the media will find a way.

Make sure to watch the hilarious clip above and tune in tonight at 5pm ET on GBTV where Glenn will take a serious look at the glorification out media is doing of the first family and the shocking similarities it has to a country like North Korea.

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On radio today, Glenn played shocking audio from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano saying that terrorists are crossing the southern border from “time to time.” At the same time, she tries to assure the Homeland Security Committee that everything is perfectly fine. That is a pretty significant leap in logic, isn’t it?

“So Janet Napolitano has come out and said that, okay, from time to time there might be, I mean maybe once in a while a terrorist crosses the border,” Glenn said as he introduced the clip.

At the hearing, Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) asked,”As you know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border with the intent to do harm to the American people?”

Napolitano responded, “With respect, there have been–and the Ababziar matter would be one I would refer to that’s currently being adjudicated in the criminal courts–from time to time, and we are constantly working against different and evolving threats involving various terrorist groups and various ways they may seek to enter the country.”

“What I can tell you, however, is that that southern border–the U.S.-Mexico border–is heavily, heavily staffed at record amounts of manpower, materiel, infrastructure and the like, and we are constantly making sure we’re doing all we can to make that border as safe as possible,” she added.

“That’s amazing. That’s amazing. Think of this. Here is the chief of an agency that didn’t exist ten years ago. We started this stupid agency because we said, hey, let’s stop terrorism. That’s what it’s all about. Nothing else. Terrorism. Let’s stop terrorism. Here she is protecting our border supposedly telling us that everything is really okay. No, seriously it’s really, it’s all good. It’s all super, super good on the border. From time to time a terrorist will go through the border, but it’s not a big deal whatsoever. Not a big deal. Really? Really?” Glenn said in disbelief.

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Was the 1960s campaign more civil than it is today? That’s the question Glenn was asking the audience on radio this morning as he reviewed a report from Paul Wilson and the Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute.

In the report posted on TheBlaze, Wilson explains:

During the 1960 presidential campaign, Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy was attacked for his Catholic faith, then viewed by many as subversive and un-American. Anti-Mormon bigots are now targeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his Mormon beliefs, which are now viewed by many “progressives” as a “transparent and recent fraud.” But in those 50 years, the role of the media has changed significantly.

June 2012 study performed by American National Election Studies (ANES) found that 43 percent of liberals would be “less likely” to vote for a Mormon candidate for religious reasons. An essential point, given how often news outlets highlight Romney’s religion.

In 1960, major media outlets refused to tolerate religious bigotry, characterizing it as “bilge” and calling its practitioners “small-minded and prejudiced persons … not representative of America.” In 2012, supposedly “mainstream” outlets have given opponents of Mormonism a platform to call the church the “Salt Lake City empire of corporate greed,” obsessively labeled Mitt Romney as Mormon, and even engaged in anti-Mormon bigotry themselves. These anti-Mormon voices have been amplified by the liberal echo chamber.

The difference is more than 50 years – the difference is politics. In 1960, media outlets defended Kennedy, who was part of a faith whose members traditionally voted Democratic. In 2012, those same media outlets are attacking Romney, who belongs to a faith whose members typically support conservative causes and vote Republican.

How did the media treat Kennedy differently back in 1960? Glenn read a passage from the New York Times on radio this morning:

As the campaign opens, there will always be in any election and between elections small‑minded and prejudice persons who have a newer rocket compulsion to feel superior to somebody or an urge to blame some racial or minority group for their own individual failures or misfortunes.  But these people are not representative of America.  They have rarely determined elections in the past and they will not determine the one that is coming.  Millions of Catholics, protestants, Jews and people of no formal faith will testify in a prejudice of faith cannot be endorsed in this country without doing political damage to the persons or candidates who endorse it.

But what is the New York Times saying now? Glenn explained, “They’re calling Salt Lake City the empire of corporate greed. They’re talking about magic underwear.  They’re talking about, they’re bashing baptism for the dead despite the fact that it’s in the New Testament.”

Glenn discussed the Mormon practice of baptism for the dead for anyone who didn’t understand.

“You’re just allowing that person to choose.  If you believe in that ‑‑ see, I mean, I think this is the most compassionate thing.  If you believe in it, that it’s a gateway, that Jesus said you’ve got to be baptized, okay, great.  You’ve got to be baptized.  Okay.  Good.  So what happens to all those people, are they just going to burn in the fires of hell that went before, before Jesus?” Glenn asked.

Glenn explained that the ritual is just offering the deceased a choice, and that in no way does “baptism for the dead” force anyone to be converted to Mormonism or Christianity in their belief system.

“Let’s say you don’t believe in the religion and we baptize for the dead.  You don’t believe in it.  It’s nonsense.  How did his baptism hurt you in any way?” he added.

“You don’t agree with it, so what’s the big deal?”

Glenn, not wanting to limit the discussion to Mormonism, asked the audience to look at how Rick Santorum was treated by the media.

“Let’s make this about religion.  Because look at what they called Santorum.  Santorum was (called) a cultist, too,” he said. “He was a Papist and a cultist.”

“When it’s a situation with Rick Santorum or are something, the religion’s scary.  It’s this reason to fear him,” Stu said, adding that when people bring up Jeremiah Wright the media decides to ignore it – even when he says radical things like the government developed HIV to kill African Americans.

“But that’s not scary,” Glenn joked.

Stu added, ” But Rick Santorum wants traditional marriage.  Fear him.”

“I mean, the double standard is well covered but absolutely crystal clear in this case,” Stu explained. ” And, you know, here we have a situation where a guy is trying to run.  It’s not like this is some weird thing that might happen in the future.  Mitt Romney is running for president right now.  He’s one of two guys who might win it.  And this is a story in which they continue to trash him, they continue to mock his faith. ”

“If you really think that you can’t vote for somebody because he’s black, because he’s Catholic, because he’s Mormon, you really have nothing going on in your life.  And boy, are you going to be surprised on the other side of life.  You’re going to be surprised.  We’re in this together, gang,” Glenn concluded.

 

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The media has really outdone themselves with this one. They roundly thumped Ann Romney for wearing a $990 shirt – but when Michelle Obama wears something almost seven times as expensive, she’s lauded for saving a struggling economy. It doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense, does it?

The Washington Post had said:

Does Ann Romney wear her $990 designer shirt while driving one of her two Cadillacs?The very wealthy Mitt and Ann Romney have often been painted as out of touch with average Americans. Ann’s pricey shirt will not help her husband change those perceptions, no matter how many Laundromat photo ops are on the campaign’s daily itinerary. On Tuesday Ann wore a colorful silk T-shirt with a large bird print by Reed Krakoff during an interview with her and her husband on CBS’s “This Morning.” Fashion blogs quickly tracked down the “The Reed Audubon Silk Shirt” and noted the whopping price tag.

But now with Michelle Obama they are saying:

Michelle Obama has been criticized for not dressing up enough for Queen Elizabeth II, so she stepped up her game Friday night at an Olympics reception for heads of state at Buckingham Palace. The first lady wore a very fancy J. Mendel capsleeve jacket — “white viscose techno crepe tailored jacket with overlapped side panels and silver embroidery” from the 2013 Resort collection, according to a press release from the company. It’s not in stores yet, but high-end retailer Moda Operandi listed the jacket at a princely $6,800. The White House declined to comment.

Where is the outrage? Where are the comments calling the Obama’s out of touch and out of step with the American people? Are they tone deaf? Or is it suddenly OK for them to do it since they are on the other side of the aisle?

How about the media’s attack on Sarah Palin?

“I tend to remember a little story that would be turned into a major disaster for the campaign when Sarah Palin had really expensive clothing,” Stu said.

The guys recounted the attacks on the Palin when numbers came out for what she spent on clothing for the entire campaign. Meanwhile, the media doesn’t criticize the First Lady for spending more on a jacket than some people spend on their first car.

And make no mistake, this criticism isn’t about what Michelle Obama does with her own money. The issue is the stunning hypocrisy from the media who refuse to apply consistent standards to the Romney’s that they do to the Obama’s.

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A few weeks ago, Torrie called into the radio show. A former member of SEIU who became a big fan of Glenn’s, Torrie had recently lost his job but not his desire to help others. When Glenn heard his story, he invited him down to Texas for Restoring Love. What did Torrie take away from the event? He explained on his return to the radio show this morning.

Transcript of call:

GLENN: Let me go to Torrie in Detroit. He’s on Line 8. Torrie.

CALLER: Hey, good morning, guys. How you doing, Glenn?

GLENN: I’m good. How are you? How was your trip down here? Torrie, if you don’t remember, is the guy who lost his job with SEIU because he started telling the truth. He has been a fan. He’s a black American that has just been standing up in Detroit and is not real popular because of it. How are things down here when you got down here?

CALLER: Things down there was hot but it was lovely. You know, from the moment we stepped off the plane, I want to give thanks to everybody at Mercury, everybody at The Blaze, everybody at Freedom Works, Brad, Lindsey, Virginia, Zachary, Sidney. The entire staff, they gave me and my wife so much love that it’s just, it’s unexplainable how a person can come from Detroit, go down to Texas and know don’t know anybody there but they treated us like we were family. And we became family that weekend. That brought me and my family down to Texas and we were very humbled about this experience. We went to, I believe it was Grapevine Lake, we cleaned up the riverbank. The people that we were hooked up with from Group Bus A that was in Israel, they embraced us. They gave my wife advice on breast feeding because this is her first child, you know, and it was just humbling. And I’m really, really excited about being there. I just don’t have the words to explain what you guys did for us.

GLENN: Well, I’m glad you came, and Pat has some you have some breast feeding advice, too, for Torrie, don’t you?

PAT: Yeah. I wouldn’t do it.

GLENN: You wouldn’t do it?

PAT: No. I wouldn’t do it.

GLENN: You never you didn’t breast feed?

PAT: I didn’t breastfeed at all. I didn’t breast feed at all.

GLENN: Now, your wife insisted that she would

PAT: Now, my wife did.

GLENN: Yeah, but you said no.

PAT: I said no to breast feeding. And Torrie, I would say just say no to breast feeding. Just say no.

STU: (Laughing.)

CALLER: I’m not going to do that.

GLENN: Well, okay.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: I personally think, I mean, the male La Leche League and hmmm?

STU: What was that?

PAT: Really?

GLENN: Yeah. I’m in La Leche male, the male La Leche.

PAT: And so you’re all about male breast feeding?

GLENN: That’s why I’m growing my breasts so large.

PAT: Okay. Yeah, I was wondering.

GLENN: I was thinking there for a while I might be pregnant but it turns out I’m not. But I’m just ready in case

PAT: Are they tender right now?

GLENN: They are a little tender right now and I think well, they’re not going to I don’t think they’ll ever produce milk, but they might produce licorice at some point.

PAT: I think just gravy comes out of mine.

STU: (Gagging.)

GLENN: Is this too far? Is this too much?

STU: Yeah, it’s a tad.

PAT: Is it too soon? Is it too soon on the breast feeding sTorrie

GLENN: Right.

PAT: To start making

STU: You’re just a couple thousand miles past the exit. That’s all.

GLENN: Okay. All right. Right. I mean, let me tell you something. If I could just get my breast into my mouth, if it would actually produce, like, red vines, I’d never leave the movie theater.

STU: (Laughing.)

PAT: Sorry, Torrie, we took that an ugly, ugly direction.

GLENN: Ugly way and

PAT: But it was great, it was great to have you here and, you know, it’s

GLENN: You’re still looking for a job, aren’t you, Torrie?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Lindsey called me this morning, a gentleman called the show yesterday and wanted my phone number and she called me and gave me his information. So I have to call him this afternoon. But Glenn, whatever you did to my wife, she’s in love with you.

GLENN: Well, it happens. Chicks dig me.

PAT: Mmm hmmm.

STU: Oh, yeah.

CALLER: We watched the interview yesterday on her cellphone and she said, look at us. Don’t we make a good couple together? I said wow.

GLENN: (Laughing.)

CALLER: I said, okay, I’m going to tell him he’s a home wrecker now.

GLENN: Torrie, what do you you were working for SEIU. You were working at the hospital and you were an x ray tech?

CALLER: No, no. I worked for a contract company for the hospital, and SEIU was our union representation.

GLENN: Okay. So what

CALLER: My job duties was to dispose of trash and biohazard bodily waste. That was my job description.

GLENN: That is a fun gig.

CALLER: Yeah, it was very fun.

GLENN: That’s a fun gig.

CALLER: You know, especially when I would come in on a Monday morning and they didn’t have anybody the night on the night shift to empty any trash or biohazard and it would be left on me. And when I would bring it to management’s attention and the union’s attention, they would say, “Well, Torrie, you gotta do it. We didn’t have nobody.” I said, wow. Is that how I’m getting treated around here? And then I would talk to my coworkers about issues that were going on, and the only time they would mention it is if we were at lunch or on break behind closed doors. But when we were in meetings, no one said a word. It was always me. And they would isolate themselves from me so they wouldn’t get reprimanded like I did.

GLENN: Well, you know what? You did the right thing, and if there’s anybody within the sound of my voice that wants to get Torrie and his wonderful wife and family out of Detroit and into real work, jus, do you want to give out your phone number? That would probably be

STU: No, no.

GLENN: E mail address, Torrie?

CALLER: Well, I don’t have e mail yet, not quite. But I will have one in a few weeks.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: Because I talked to Virginia yesterday and she’s hooking us up with that computer you donated us and we’re really grateful for that.

GLENN: Okay. Well, you call us

CALLER: That’s a blessing.

GLENN: You call us up and set up some sort of a gmail account where the government can read it and then what? And then go ahead and call us back and then when you have an account, then we’ll put you on the air again and hopefully somebody will give you a job, man.

CALLER: Okay. And I want to give a shout out you to Big Dave from Utah. He gave me some real inspirational words when we were cleaning up Grapevine Lake. He is a great guy, and I hope he’s listening because he embraced us the whole nine yards we were there. And I appreciated it.

GLENN: Was it, was it about licorice?

CALLER: (Laughing.)

GLENN: All right, man, talk to you, Torrie. My best to your wife.

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During the opening of Restoring Love, Glenn spoke of a conversation he had with his daughter about American history. How it was brutal and bloody – far from the idealized version that he had presented to them growing up. He was shocked, and wondered what it meant when he of all people could not get his children to understand the inherent exceptionalism rooted in American history. So he decided to go back and do his own homework, and what he learned changed the course of his life. He came to understand brutalities in America’s past – such as horrible period of Manifest Destiny and Japanese Internement, but he also reconnected with the good.

Along the way on this journey, Glenn met incredible historians and collectors who had original documents and historical artifacts that had been lost and forgotten over time. He found things that were no longer being taught in school. He read them, he touched them. He experienced a deep connection to the past that gave him a new perspective on the present and future.

And now he wants to share that experience with his audience.

It started at Restoring Love, when Glenn let audience members hold a multimillion dollar Honus Wagner baseball card and Eisenhower’s helmet. It continued on GBTV Monday night as he brought out a collection of amazing pieces: Arnold Friburg’s painting of George Washington praying at Valley Forge, Gettysburg Log, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s helmet, Babe Ruth’s traveling luggage, Abraham Lincoln’s desk and chair from the IL State House, The manifesto of John Wilkes Booth, Honus Wagner baseball card, and finally President Ronald Reagan’s letter to his daughter, Patti.

You can read an in-depth analysis of these pieces on TheBlaze.

All of the pieces represented something unique and special about American history. The Honus Wagner card, for example, showed the importance of standing for one’s beliefs. The card featured a tobacco ad, but smoking was against his faith and convictions and he demanded production on the card be stopped. It’s now worth over $2 million.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln desk and the Eisenhower helmet showed men who stood up for and fought for freedom, one at home and one abroad.

“The helmet tells us that somebody fought for somebody else’s freedom,” Glenn said.

“It’s not enough to fight for our [own]. Freedom belongs to all mankind and there has to be a country that will stand up,” he added.

WATCH Glenn present the Honus Wagner card and the Eisenhower helmet to audience members at Restoring Love below:

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He ended the segment by reading a letter from Ronald Reagan to his daughter Patty:

Dear Patti

It was good to hear from you. As the song goes – ‘the days dwindle down to a precious few.’ In view of my recent birthday I find the song appropriate. Patti I think a talk between us is the answer to some of our differences. There are extremists on both sides of every issue. Reasonable people should look into both sides and see if every charge or countercharge is justified by the facts. Even if there are differences does this justify a family separation? We can disagree on things without abandoning our family relationship. I remember a little girl who sat on my lap and asked me to marry her. Love – Dad.”

“Share this with your neighbors who might disagree with you,” he concluded. “We are not extremists and we are a family as a nation. We have to come together on the things that do unite us.”

 

During Restoring Love, Glenn announced that he was planning something in Ohio the week of 9/12 that you will not want to miss. At that event Glenn will be announcing plans that will, we think, change the paradigm in terms of the media, information, and culture.

“We made an announcement on Saturday.  Ohio, the week of 9/12, we are kicking off what I believe will be the biggest movement in American history in the last probably 30 years,” Glenn said.

“Make sure that you take that weekend of 9/12.  I think 9/12 is on a Wednesday.  That following weekend we’ll be in Ohio.  Just circle it on your calendar.  You know, if your kids are getting married, tell them, not that weekend.”

What does Glenn have planned? Stay tuned for more details!

 

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This morning, Glenn recounted some of his favorite moments from Restoring Love. More than anything, he was excited to see a change in the course of America. While bad things may still be on the horizon, Glenn believes there truly is “good news” coming out this weekend’s events.

At the event, Glenn declared the beginning of the Third Great Awakening, calling that moment of the coolest in his life. He said:

Ready to act. Ready to stand. Ready to take up a struggle, to commit, to activate, to live it, to create, to restore love. In our hearts and in America. We will not let go. We will not give up. We are not going to put our cars in neutral. We’re not going to do the easy thing. We’re not going to coast downhill. We’re going to do it the American way. We’re going to do it the right way. We’re going to do it the hard way. We’re going to put our shoulders down and we’re going to get behind America and we’re going to push. And we’re going to push this car up the hill. And know this. Know this, just like this man and this man and that man: Most of us will never see the top of the hill. But that’s the way it’s always been! They never saw it, either. The difference is they never, ever gave up. And neither will we. Because we are Americans! In the end… in the end, my friend, in the end we will have more than our great name. We will have a great country to pass to our children. A legacy for our children. We won’t give up. We will not give up our inheritance. We will not give up the right to feed the hungry! To care for the sick! The right to run a bake sale. We will not give up our right, our responsibility, the work of our hearts, the work we must do, the work we will do because we’re already doing it! I will not let go! I will not let go! I will not sit down! I will not comply, because I know, and you know, America is not done! We’re just getting started. And let me say this, to anybody who happens to be watching this in some far‑off corner of the world or right around the corner here in America, if you are looking for American weakness, if you’re looking for a group of people to sit down and surrender, I invite you to look at this crowd in this stadium!

“That was one of the coolest moments of my life.  And if anybody was there, I’ll bet you you say the same thing because it is true.  It’s true.  As a guy who has been bringing you the bad news for I don’t know how long now, let me bring you the good news:  That is true.  And if you don’t know what the Third Great Awakening means, look it up.  Look it up.  People have been praying for it since before Martin Luther King was born.  People have been praying for it, and it’s here.  It’s here.  It’s why we have, I really believe we ‑‑ don’t you feel it?  Don’t you feel that there’s been a turning point in the country?”

“Now, that doesn’t mean that God is going to fix everything for us.  We’ve got real trouble coming our way.  We do.  We have trouble coming our way, but nothing we can’t conquer.  Nothing we can’t get through.  Americans are awake.  Now, not everybody.  It’s each of our jobs to continue to wake people up.  But here’s the good news:  We get to wake them up with good news now.  We don’t have to wake them up to the impending doom.  We wake them up with the good news.  Spread the news, that Americans are good and so we will be great.  We’re exceptional.  If President Obama doesn’t understand how exceptional America is, show me the people that without any tragedy gathered by these numbers, served 34,000 people, served, in one weekend, served.  Show me that in the history books.  Never.  Never been done before.  Find it.  Any historian, find it.  It doesn’t exist.  And if the media has their way, this won’t exist, either.  If the progressive historians have their way, this won’t exist, either.  You spread the word.”