Establishment GOP totally hearts latest debt ceiling raise

In a 221-201 vote, House Republicans caved and passed a clean debt ceiling resolution yesterday. The vote allows President Obama’s and the Democrats to increase the government’s borrowing cap without any concessions from the White House. See a list of the 28 Republicans who voted ‘yay’ HERE.

While Senate leaders sought to eliminate the chance of a filibuster of the House-passed bill by allowing for a simple majority to approve the suspension of the debt limit until March 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) refused to grant his consent. That forced a cloture vote. Unsurprisingly, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) sided with Democrats, and 10 more Republicans followed suit:

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY)

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. McConnell’s challenger in Kentucky, Matt Bevin, joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the vote. Glenn first asked Bevin to describe the mood among Kentucky voters following Sen. McConnell’s maneuvering.

“There's a tremendous degree of disappointment and just plain confusion,” Bevin said. “He's a man who not only is out of touch with us, not only has done these types of things before, but had given us some hope that perhaps he might be seeing the light, if for no other reason than the fact that he was running for re-election in a tight race. But no, he just doesn't seem to care. And people are about fed up with it. They really are.”

Given the complicated nature of the debt ceiling and the potential impact on the 2014 elections, Glenn played devil’s advocate and explained what probably when down in the cloak rooms of the Capitol Building yesterday.

“Let me play devil's advocate because this is how it went down in the cloakroom,” Glenn said. “I can guarantee: The President… will use this. There won't be spending and this whole thing will be pinned on us and it will look bad for the Republicans. You want to lose the Senate again? We have a chance of winning. We just have to be smart about it.”

“I'd be willing to risk losing the Senate, if we could keep America. I really would,” Bevin said. “I'm a guy who is willing to lead. I'm a former active duty Army officer. I understand a little about leadership by example, and I am willing to be such a person. There's no perfect person, there's no one person who has all the answers, but our country is hungry for men and women who have the fortitude to step up and do the will of the people… This isn't about the nonsense that happens inside the beltway. It is about representing the will of the people, and I will be a person who does everything within my power to do exactly that.”

You can learn more about Bevin’s campaign HERE.

Watch the entire interview below:

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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.

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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