The American Dream...by Van Jones?

Glenn’s old friend Van Jones is showing up in the news again, this time (shockingly!) on the Huffington Post. Van’s seen the trouble that has spread across the globe and thinks it’s time people get together and do something about it. He calls this “The American Dream Movement”, and Glenn have his reaction to the story on radio this morning.

“The American Dream movement, an idea from Van Jones, where Van Jones says we've got to come together.  He sees the trouble that is happening now all around the country, and he wants to come together.  He feels there's trouble if we don't.  He's worried.  He's worried about the way we're pulling ourselves apart.  That can't happen.  And Van Jones wants to make sure it doesn't,” Glenn explained on radio this morning.

“We've got to work together.  We've got to put something together quickly.  Can somebody put together a Facebook page?  Rebuild the Dream.  It's fantastic.  And he's asking people now to come from all over, come from all over the country and please help save the union.  Well, somebody was able to put a Facebook page together and they got it together pretty quickly.”

Shockingly, it seemed like people were able to organize themselves pretty quickly in order to make Van Jones’s call to action a reality.

“Unfortunately as we will show you tonight on television and post on The Blaze soon, the growing of the American dream movement was an idea that was discussed on July 18th, 2008.”

“July 18th, 2008, a series of sessions were held at a Netroots Nation conference and this session was called Growing the American Dream movement and it featured three speakers.  David Bonior, Tom Woodruff and Leila McDowell, all three believe that the Free Choice Act would be instrumental in building union power,” Glenn said.

“Do you remember when they were talking about the free choice act?  And they said it was about Hispanics and the American dream?  Except we told you that it was about unions?  And that, of course, was a conspiracy theorist?”

“They said the American dream movement would be instrumental in building union power and only large union numbers would ensure a positive change David Bonior sums up when he said more union members ‑‑ and we'll play this for you tonight.  More union members mean a better progressive movement.  You can't have a successful progressive movement without a workers movement.”

And what was it Andy Stern said about workers movements? “We are beginning.  We have offices now in Australia and in Switzerland, in London, in South America, in Africa.  We've been working with unions around the world.  And what we're working towards is building a global organization because workers of the world unite is not just a slogan anymore.  It's a way we're going to have to do our work.”

“So the American Dream movement that was born out of passion from Van Jones just a few days ago where he's watching what's going on and saying, "Somebody's got to do something.  We ‑‑ the country's going in the wrong direction.  We have to be good to each other."  It was born, of course, in a Huffington Post article on February 22nd, the American Dream union ‑‑ movement.  Although all of the SEIU announcements of the moveon.org sponsored 50 state rally went out on the 23rd, Jones had this idea in his call to action just the day before.  And it was so powerful that SEIU and moveon.org just started moving people right away.”

“Tom Woodruff who spoke at this session is the Director of Strategic Organizing to Change to Win at SEIU.  Now, both the American Rights at Work and SEIU are sponsors now of this new idea, completely unrelated to the, you know, conference that they had in 2008.  American Rights at Work and SEIU are sponsors of the 50 Day Rally on 2/26.”

“But Van Jones had this idea and the others are not connected at all.  Not connected at all,” Glenn concluded.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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