Obama: ‘U.S. persons’ are safe from surveillance

President Obama, lauded by many for his prowess as an orator, used an interesting choice of words during an interview with Charlie Rose. When discussing the scope of the NSA surveillance programs, the president made seemed to blur the lines as to who is safe from the snooping.

OBAMA: What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls, and the NSA cannot target your emails.

(emphasis added)

“I don't know what a U.S. person is,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I don't know what a U.S. person is.”

“A U.S. person is anybody who's in the U.S. maybe,” Pat suggested, “because that includes illegal aliens?”

It isn’t clear what President Obama meant when he said ‘person’ instead of ‘citizen.’ But based on the ongoing immigration debate in this country, it is safe to assume Obama is looking to blur the line between U.S. citizens and people who just so happen to be in the U.S.

“You are a U.S. person. So you are a person what has come into the U.S. You're here illegally, you're here for a job, you're here for whatever, you're just trying to make your way through the world,” Glenn said. “Okay. So you're a terrorist. I'm a U.S. person. So if you're a U.S. person that happens to be a terrorist, can we spy on you? Can we eavesdrop on you? Can we listen to your phone calls? Do we have anything we can do on a U.S. person? How do we know who a U.S. person is?”

If you think back to a few years ago, Michelle Obama vowed that her and her husband would work to change the language and change the culture, and it looks like he may have succeeded in doing just that.

“They have certainly fulfilled that promise,” Pat said. “Of all the promises they made, that's definitely one kept.”

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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