TX gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott talks about suing the Obama Administration and his campaign against Wendy Davis

Glenn has been highlighting several Texas politicians over the last few weeks because he believes that the future of the nation lies in the success or failure of Texas. On radio this morning, Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott joined Glenn to discuss his campaign against lionized State Representative Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) and what he is doing as attorney general to combat the Obama Administration.

Davis came under fire last month for a foot-in-mouth comment she made about Abbott not having the authority to criticize her because he has not walked a mile in her shoes. Abbott is paraplegic.

“Are you the kind of guy that has fun with that, takes offense of that, or what,” Glenn asked Abbott.

“I typically start out almost every speech I give making some kind of joke about me being in a wheelchair. My slogan in this campaign is: Texas needs to roll with Greg towards victory… I was a young man, 26-years-old, when I was out jogging and a big tree fell on me – crashed down onto my back, crushing my vertebrae, and that's what's left me in a wheelchair. But typically, when I tell stories like that, people are shaking their heads, wondering how slow was I jogging to get hit by a falling tree,” Abbott joked. “The point, Glenn, is that you have spoken to countless politicians who say that, you know, if they are elected, they will go into office and when they have to make the tough discussions, they will have a spine of steel. I really do have a steel spine that I use to fight for Texans every single day.”

As attorney general, Abbott has sued the Obama Administration a whopping 33 times in the last five years. So far, the state of Texas has won 10 of those lawsuits and lost five. The remaining cases are still held up in the courts. On the other hand, Abbott said Texas filed about three lawsuits against both the Bush and Clinton administrations.

“Some are mixed, like in the ObamaCare case, we won an our state's based issue, saying the Obama Administration and Congress violated the Constitution by forcing Texas to expand its Medicaid system, contrary to what we may want to do. However, the case was a loss because Chief Justice Roberts re-characterized Obamacare as the Obama tax,” Abbott said. “But here's the point you were trying to draw… during my studied life, I have never seen a president so cavalierly contradict and refuse to apply the Constitution and the laws of this country like we have the Obama Administration. I wish I didn't have to sue the President a single time, because I wish we had a president who would follow and obey the law, but we don't.”

While Davis is Abbott’s actual opponent in this year’s gubernatorial race, Abbott believes his real opponent is the sense of complacency that too many Texas voters have.

“I announced I was running for governor for Texas back in July. Month after month, I have been involved in a pitch battle against a very profound opponent. My opponent's name was complacency. A lot of Texans did not realize there really was this battle because they thought: Texas is a conservative state. We will always be a conservative state,” Abbott explained. “They were asleep about the fact the Obama Administration itself is working with the Democratic candidate for governor. Barak Obama's national field director, Jeremy Bird, is here in the state of Texas organizing neighborhoods and precincts to turn up like they did in Colorado and Ohio. Barak Obama's finance director is helping to raise money… Barak Obama's campaign team is helping energize the campaign.”

“This is the Barak Obama administration that is basically relocated to the state of Texas, to make Texas more like his liberal dream version of what the United States should be,” he continued. “This is extremely dangerous. There will be millions of dollars spent in this race – a lot of it raised from states outside of Texas that want Texas to become more like California.”

Abbott faces a long, drawn out fight against Davis and the Obama campaign machine, and Glenn encouraged listeners to continue learning more about Abbott’s campaign and consider donating.

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“This is a fight for the whole country because millions are pouring in from the left," Glenn said. "And if Greg sound like somebody you can support, if you would like to help support Texas remaining free… If we lose Texas, we lose the country.”

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.