Can Michele Bachmann win?

On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed Michele Bachmann, the candidate that many felt performed the best in last night’s GOP debate. Not only did she answer with confidence and clarity, she also officially declared her candidacy.

Glenn welcomed her to the program and asked her what she was most excited about following her strong showing on TV.

“I think I was the most excited about, the headline this morning, the national journal paper said the debate winner was the Tea Party. And I think that made me happier than anything because that's the voice that you have given voice to for years now and that's the voice that people are recognizing needed to be heard in the halls of Congress, and it has been heard. And that's the voice that I want to take to the White House as President of the United States,” she said.

“What was the thing that you felt needed to be said that wasn't said, or the question that needed to be asked that wasn't asked?” Glenn asked.

“Well, one thing that you didn't see on camera is that I was like the kid in class that has their hand up all the time and maybe it was good that that wasn't on the camera. But I wanted to weigh in on so many those issues, and one of them had to do with Medicare. Because right now we're hearing President Obama demagogue against Republicans that are actually trying to save Medicare and deal with it and get it into a fiscally sane way so that senior citizens have their needs met so we don't bankrupt the country,” she said.

“President Obama, I was at the White House with him about two weeks ago and he was asked three times what his Medicare plan was. He says he's not planning to do a plan to save Medicare. So either his plan is bankruptcy, which I know he would say that's not true. His real plan that I wanted the American people to know is that Medicare is going away under Obama. He hasn't told senior citizens this, but he's going to roll senior continues into ObamaCare and that's where this IPAB board, 15 unelected bureaucrats, will be the ones to say no basically to senior citizens about their healthcare and what they are going to get. So as if it wasn't bad enough for the president to take away 500 billion out of Medicare for seniors just when we're getting more seniors, he's also going to pull the rug out from under them by just doing away with Medicare and forcing them into ObamaCare where this unelected board will be saying no to their medical procedures. The American people don't know that. Obama hasn't told them. He wants to make the Republicans the boogeyman on Medicare but actually he's the one that's content to see it go away.”

The topic then shifted to Libya, a topic she tackled during the debate as well. She said, “When it comes to committing our brave men and women to harm's way, you have to have satisfied whether there was a threat against the United States, whether there was an attack against the United States, and whether there's a vital American national interest. Even Defense Secretary Gates testified before congress there was no recognizable national vital interest in Libya. He was not able to articulate a military goal in Libya.”

She added, “We don't know who the opposition forces are that we're helping. All indications show that there are people who are affiliated with Al Qaeda of North Africa and that also make up the bulk of the people who killed our soldiers in Iraq. So what my question is, what possible American interest could be benefitted by us enabling a stronghold for Al Qaeda of North Africa and what's worse, in Libya, to give them that stronghold? They would also then have access to the oil revenues in Libya and that would be able to sustain global terrorism. It is one of the most reckless, foolish actions this president has taken.”

You can read a political profil of Michele Bachmann at The Blaze.

Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with SaveOurAllies.org to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray ripped into President Joe Biden's latest speech in which our commander in chief touted the Afghanistan withdrawal as an "extraordinary success" that was "designed to save American lives" — despite the loss of 13 of America's finest, our military equipment in the hands of our enemies, and scores of Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan.

"This was not a success by any stretch of the imagination and people need to be held accountable," Glenn asserted. "Because if this is allowed to stand, and these people are just allowed to continue on with no ramifications, you don't not want to see what our military will turn into. I am telling you now, we will become the darkest force ever, ever to walk the earth. With our technology, and our resources, with our fighting machines that soon can be run robotically, we will make the Nazis look like rookies ... this must not continue!"

Glenn then played a video clip from the speech in which President Biden claimed that the "Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans."

"Anyone who says, 'Oh, they're going to let them through their checkpoint,' doesn't know their ass from their elbow!" Glenn responded. "They have no idea what is going on, or they are lying. So, Mr. President, which one is it? Do you not really know what's going on? If so, the 25th Amendment should be invoked. If you do know what's going on, then you should be impeached for lying to the American people on such a grand scale, it's staggering!"

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