Congressman Mike McCaul gives insight on Boston investigation

This morning on the radio program Glenn invited Texas Congressman Mike McCaul on the program to get the latest information on the bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon yesterday. McCaul also serves as the Chair of the Homeland Security Committee and was able to provide Glenn and his radio audience with a clear view of what the facts on the ground are in this on-going investigation.

As of this morning, the perpetrators of the terror attack in Boston are unknown, as is their motive.

"I said yesterday, before the President spoke, it's an act of terrorism. It has all the hallmarks — the simultaneous bombing and a spectacular mass casualty event, which is what they always try to do," McCaul stated about the attacks. "We do know that there was a Saudi individuals who is a person of interest."

McCaul continued, "It's always important in these types of situations — I was a federal prosecutor for awhile — not to jump to conclusions. They're running down every lead they can."

The Congressman went on to explain that there was video surveillance of the area where the bombs went off that authorities are looking at, and they would also have teams reverse engineering the bombs to see what they would be able to conclude from how those were assembled, detonated, etc.

One of the things Glenn was most concerned about was that it's now day two and no images have been released to the public. Recalling what living in New York City was like, Glenn noted that, while Boston isn't nearly as big or heavily surveillance as NYC, how are there no images of such a popular tourist spot?

"Well, they do, and they are look at that," McCaul responded. "I'm hopeful that we're going to get some answers soon."

He also mentioned another report of a "dark skinned" individual with a backpack — appeared to be a foreign national — that was seen and is being investigated.

"Nature abhors a vacuum," Glenn said to the Congressman. He recalled that after Sandy Hook answers were being released almost immediately. The longer that questions go unanswered with this bombing the most questionable everything is going to appear to the public.

McCaul didn't disagree and noted that officials are working hard to bring answers to the public soon. As more information is released describing the bombs used yesterday, they are sounding very similar to IEDs, something the Congressman pointed out they've been very concerned about making their way into the country for quite some time.

"They've been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now we're seeing two of them blown up in Boston," he said.

Glenn sent his thoughts and prayers to all of those impacted directly by this horrific attack, as well as the Congressman and other officials working hard to figure out what happened.

Get all the latest updates on the Boston terror attack on TheBlaze.com.

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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