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With Glenn on vacation for the holidays, we’re counting down the top Glenn moments of 2013. What were this year’s highlights? Stay tuned to the Glenn Beck Newsletter to find out!

Shut it down!

On October 1st, America witnessed two simultaneously disastrous political events: The botched rollout of healthcare.gov and the beginning of the partial government shutdown. Since we continue to be inundated with stories that prove the Obamacare rollout is nothing short of a black eye for the Obama Administration, today we will take a look back at the impact of the government shutdown. While Democrats and Republicans bickered in the halls of Congress over whether or not World War II veterans should be allowed to visit their memorial, Glenn delivered an impassioned monologue urging non-progressive Democrats and Republicans to come together and defeat the progressive disease that has overtaken both parties. Glenn explained why God will always provide the answer HERE.

While the media attempted to claim evil Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) were solely to blame for the shutdown, President Obama’s approval rating plummeted as the Obamacare nightmare and lack of leadership soured the American public. That culmination of events led Glenn to question: How do you deal with a President who is hell bent on destroying America?

There was, however, some good to come out of the utter dysfunction in Washington D.C. The American people came together in a way that proves there are still decent, hardworking Americans to be found. One such example is Chris Cox, a man who became known as the ‘Memorial Militia‘ because he has took it upon himself to care for and maintain the memorials and monuments during the shutdown. Glenn joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), FreedomWorks, and members of the TEA Party Patriots for a ‘National Day of Service’ on the National Mall. “We have to be the people who show the new way,” Glenn told those gathered as they picked up trash and tended to our national treasures. Check out Glenn’s speech HERE and pictures from the day HERE. Did you miss any of the ‘Top Glenn Moments of 2013′? See the Day 1 highlights HERE, Day 2 highlights HERE, and Day 3 highlights HERE.

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‘It’s the right thing to do’: David Barton takes a look at a few of the ‘good’ stories of 2013

We have become so accustomed to hearing about the bad in the world we often forget to recognize and celebrate the good things that happen. On Thursday’s Glenn Beck Program, David Barton filled in for Glenn and decided to take a look back at some of the stories that show the best mankind has to offer. These stories involve ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and on the precipice of this new year, we could all learn a thing or two from these exemplary individuals. WATCH

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Real News Special Report: Red Cell

On Thursday’s special edition of Real News, TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton took a look inside an intelligence community technique known as ‘red cell’ where experts on a number of hot zones around the world wargame out the possible scenarios that could endanger United States interests. Buck sat down with Middle East affairs analyst Hussein Ibish to discuss potential conflict scenarios in the region’s near future. WATCH

The history book your kids will want to read!

History is about so much more than memorizing facts. It is about the story. And, told in the right way, it is the greatest one ever written: Good and evil, triumph and tragedy, despicable acts of barbarism and courageous acts of heroism. Glenn’s latest book, Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America, is history as you’ve never heard it told. It’s incredible events that you never knew existed. And it’s stories so important and relevant to today that you will have to ask: Why didn’t they teach me this? Get your copy today! Tonight’s primetime lineup on TheBlaze TV:

  • 5pm ETThe Glenn Beck Program: We have a choice: Do we want to be Wilmington, OH or Detroit, MI? Glenn sends a crew back to Wilmington to see what has happened in the three years since his America’s First Christmas special in December 2010.
  • 6pm ET - Real News: Catch up on some the best moments of the year. Plus, the panel sits down with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a brand new interview.
  • 7pm ET - Wilkow!: Andrew talks to the experts in this enlightening hour devoted to the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.
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Weekend lineup on TheBlaze TV:

  • Saturday @ 9am ETLiberty Treehouse: Re-discover the true joy of learning with Raj and Lu as they offer engaging lessons that take you out of the classroom.
  • Saturday @ 10pm ET - Wonderful World of Stu: Stu delivers the news in all its messy glory with his unique humor and common sense.
  • Saturday @ 10:30pm ETThe B.S. of A.: Laugh along with Brian and the gang in this hilarious episode.
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