Sign of the times: Would you like a free cell phone from the government?

"Free cellular service," Glenn said as he opened up the radio show.

"Free cellular service if you receive the following benefits already. Food stamps, Medicaid, supplemental security income, SSI, federal public housing assistance, the national school free lunch program, temporary assistance for needy families and low-income energy assistance programs."

"You can get the free house. You can get your kids to have the free lunch plus you have temporary assistance for needy families. And low-income energy assistance program. You have the food. You have the house. You have the medical care. You have the free lunch and you also have, you know, some supplemental income and you have your energy taken care of. If we do all of those things, you deserve a free cell phone," Glenn joked.

"That is fantastic. That's a great commentary on where we are. Think about that from a capitalist perspective. This is something that only like the guy in Wall Street, Gordon Gecko had in the 1980s. Only the richest of the rich had 20, 30 years ago," Stu said. "It's such a necessity that the government has to fund free ones for poor people."

The Lifeline program's website explains:

What is Lifeline?

The Lifeline program was established by your local government to help people obtain wireless services by offering a discounted package. This package includes a FREE cellular phone, as well as FREE minutes every month without sacrificing the features you would typically use with any other cell phone such as Caller ID, Texting, and Voicemail. These services DO NOT require a credit check or deposit and there is absolutely no contract is involved. Best of all, there are no recurring charges, monthly fees, or surcharges.

...

Am I eligible?

Lifeline and Link-up Assistance are government programs designed to provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers. Qualification standards vary depending on the state in which you reside. Generally, you qualify if you are currently enrolled in a government assisted program such as:

Food Stamps

Medicaid

Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

National School Free Lunch Program

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

- AND -

If no one in the household is currently enrolled in any other lifeline program.

If someone in the household is currently enrolled in any sort of lifeline program, he or she must cancel those services in order for you to apply for services through ReachOut Wireless.

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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