Lawrence O’Donnell gets schooled by former world champion chess player

Yesterday, Garry Kasparov, former World Chess Champion and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, sat down with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss President Obama’s now infamous “red line” remarks regarding the Syrian civil war.

“You know, Kasparov I think said it best last night with Larry O'Donnell on MSNBC. Kasparov is the world champion chess player from Russia,” Glenn said on radio this morning, “And he said, you know, your guy just got smoked.”

Kasparov argued that President Obama failed when he refused to follow through once chemical weapons were used in Syria and his “red line” was crossed. In his view, Russian President Vladimir Putin came out looking like the real winner this situation because he managed to broker a deal that essentially allows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be treated as a partner, instead of the war criminal he actually is.

O’Donnell, like the majority of his fellow MSNBC colleagues, doesn’t see it that way.

“Putin got everything he wanted, I think even beyond his wildest expectations,” Kasparov said, “and Obama who once said ‘red line’ he just, in my view, is just blowing up the reputation of his office.”

O'Donnell countered by saying the President won because it seemed to have stopped the use of chemical weapons.

“I agree stopping the use of chemical weapons was the goal,” Kasparov said, “and that's why the president said ‘red line.’ I understand that ‘red line’ means if that if somebody crosses ‘red line,’ you act and you don't talk anymore."

Again, Kasparov wasn’t buying it. “'Red line,’ whether it’s in Russian or English or any other language, it means that you act,” he said. “Barack Obama is the president of America and if he says ‘red line,’ he should, you know, put face value on his words.”

“Oh, my gosh,” Pat said. “These guys are fighting so hard to make it a win for the President. They backed into this because of a stupid gaffe by John Kerry that the Russians said, ‘Oh, okay, we'll make it happen then.’ And they did. And so they were embarrassed into actually taking this deal, supposedly. And now it's a win for them somehow. It's incredible."

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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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