Pelosi grilled by… David Gregory?

NBC News isn’t known for its hard-hitting journalism – especially when it comes to criticizing the Obama Administration – but during an interview with on Meet the Press yesterday, David Gregory took Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to task about Democrats’ lack of accountability.

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After a playing a clip of Rep. Pelosi circa June 2009 when she, like President Obama, promised the American people they could keep their plans, if they liked their plans, Gregory asked Rep. Pelosi a simple question: Are you accountable for saying something that turned out not to be correct.

Rep. Pelosi’s answer wasn’t quite so direct:

PELOSI: Well, it’s not that it’s not correct, it’s that if you want to keep it and … it’s important for the insurance company to say to people, this is what your plan does: It doesn’t prevent you from being discriminated against on the basis of preexisting conditions, lifetime limits, annual limits, and the rest.

For his part, Gregory once again probed the Congresswoman for a more direct answer:

GREGORY: There's a bottom line to this which I think people understands and the President has acknowledged, which is the government has decided there have to be minimum standards there are minimum requirements in any healthcare plan.

But, once again, Rep. Pelosi dodged the question:

PELOSI: If you had your plan before the enactment of the law in 2010, if you had your plan before, there is nothing in the law that says you have to — but again, we can go back and forth on this.

“Isn't it interesting a man who speaks French as well as David Gregory does [is] just starting to be outraged by this whole thing,” Glenn asked. “Because I believe you were mocking us when we brought this up. This was the plan from the very beginning. We told you this would happen because it would say ‘minimum standards’ and ‘maximum standards.’”

While there is plenty of outrage surrounding the cancelation of insurance policies, Glenn explained that an even bigger whammy is coming down the pike for people whose insurance has not yet been canceled.

“What you haven't heard about – because they haven't kicked in yet – is anybody who is getting a health insurance,” Glenn said. “I mean right now for everybody in Mercury, they get their health insurance. Everybody loves it. Well, we don't know if we're going to be able to afford it for the next year and the year after – definitely not. The fines haven't started in yet! So even if the insurance company doesn't raise our rates, which, fat chance, even if they don't do that, I'll get fined, what is it, like $7,500 per person or something like that because my insurance is too good.”

“That's the Cadillac tax you're talking about,” Stu clarified. “It's significant. I don't remember the exact number… On the Cadillac side of it, you look at someone who has too much. See Glenn, you give healthcare that's too good. Other people don't have healthcare this good, therefore, you should not be able to give it… Another way to soak the rich.”

“So what they do is they say because I have 300 employees that I give the best coverage out there – not that I can afford, but the best out there – because 300 people have that and others don't have that, they want to make sure that I am penalized,” Glenn explained. “And I pay for other people who I don't know, who don't work for me. I have to pay for somebody else's insurance. It is craziness.”

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A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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