Why did Van Jones refer to Lindsey Graham as 'the great Lindsey Graham'?

Yesterday on CNN’s Crossfire, Van Jones asked South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) if he would be supporting the reelection efforts of fellow South Carolinian Lindsey Graham, but it was the way in which Jones phrased the question that had Glenn, Pat, and Stu confused.

JONES: He just mentioned Lindsey Graham – the great Lindsey gram. Are you supporting him for reelection?

“Say you want to deny the facts that Van Jones is a violent revolutionary, communist revolutionary that started one of the nastiest organizations: STORM. Say you want to deny all that and say he's just a progressive,” Glenn said. “Why would he be calling Lindsey Graham ‘the great Lindsey Graham’? He really wants to know: Are you going to support him? You're a freak if you're not supporting him. That's basically the point of the question.”

As telling as Jones’ characterization of Sen. Graham is, Sen. Scott’s avoidance of given a direct yes or no answer is equally telling.

SCOTT: You know, as you three have heard recently, I am up for re -- up for reelection next year myself. I'm going to make sure that Tim Scott gets out… and I will allow for all the other folks on the ballot to represent themselves very well. I'm going to continue to work hard for my election.

JONES: No endorsement for Lindsey tonight?

SCOTT: I'm certainly going to work really hard for Tim Scott’s reelection… Got to win first.

“Thank you, Tim Scott,” Pat said.

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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