Press finally asks Obama about Gosnell. His answer?

It certainly took long enough, but it now seems like the horrific trial of Kermit Gosnell is finally getting the media attention it deserves.

Yesterday, Fox News’ Ed Henry pressed Jay Carney on whether or not the President would support “common sense” abortion reform to help thwart such atrocities. Meanwhile, during an interview that aired on the TODAY show this morning, President Obama provided comments of his own (sort of).

“Wow. They just asked the President about the Gosnell trial. That is the abortion killer – the largest serial killer in American history,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie asked the President whether or not he was aware of the trial and what the trial might mean for the national abortion conversation. He answer was dodgy, to say the least:

OBAMA: Well, I’m familiar with it. I can’t comment on it because it’s an active trial. What I can say is this: I think President Clinton said it pretty well when he said, ‘Abortion should be safe, legal and rare.’ If an individual carrying out an abortion, operating a clinic or doing anything else is violating medical ethics, violating the law, then they should be prosecuted.

“Yeah, Ed Henry pushed that point a little bit with Jay Carney yesterday,” Pat continued. “It’s pretty compelling.”

After outlining the general details of the case, Henry asked Carney if the White House had any reaction to the trial. Much like the President, Carney’s response was dubious.

CARNEY: I’ll say two things. One, the president is aware of this. Two, the president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won’t as well. Certainly the things you hear and read about this case are unsettling, but I cannot comment further on an ongoing legal proceeding,

Henry, however, was not willing to let Carney off so easily.

HENRY: The president, as a state senator in 2003, voted against a bill that would provide medical care, as I understand, to babies who would be born after a botched abortion like this. The president at the time said he couldn't support it as a state senator because he felt like any doctor in that situation would take care of a child. When you hear this kind of evidence, it suggests there's at least one doctor who apparently did not. I understand you can't deal with the deliberation of the case. But is there some legislative solution, or at least a conversation that needs to happen in Washington because on guns you were just saying we need common-sense reform. We need to save lives. In this case, do we need to be saving lives as well?

CARNEY: Well, again, you're relating it to a case that I can't comment on and the president can't comment on. I would simply say that the president's position on choice is very clear. His position on the basic principle that, as President Clinton said, abortions ought to be safe, legal and rare is very clear. I just don't have comment that could shed light on this specific case.

HENRY: Just the last one on this then. Is there any sort of common-sense reform though without restricting abortion rights? Does the White House see any line in there where if there is a baby that is still alive, they should be taken care of without restricting abortion rights?

CARNEY: You're asking for hypotheticals about legislation or proposed legislation that I haven't seen, so it's hard for me to comment on it.

“[Henry] worded it brilliantly because it does come down to – it's not just bringing up his stance, but it’s going into the fact of common sense laws,” Stu said. “You're telling me it's not a common sense law to take care of a baby once it's born?”

“He's just pulling that out, just like the President,” Glenn said. “He just happened to go to that same comment, and also say that that comment originally came from President Bill Clinton. That’s weird… it's almost like that was a coordinated line.”

While it would make sense that the president cannot comment on an ongoing investigation for fear of interfering with the case, history shows President Obama’s policy has not been consistent. Remember this statement in the immediate wake of Trayvon Martin’s death:

OBAMA: If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.

“I'm glad to see that he has learned his lesson,” Glenn said of the President. “On Monday's bombing, on the abortion clinic, on the Fort Hood shooting, and I think on Benghazi – he's learned his lesson, selectively, to not get involved in an ongoing trial. On an ongoing investigation or trial, he is out – selectively.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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