WATCH: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius outright ignores reporter’s question

In a last ditch effort to get Americans signed up for Obamacare ahead of Monday’s deadline, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was on a media blitz during which she continued her habit of pleading the Fifth by outright ignoring a reporter’s question about the unpopularity of the law.

“Sebelius was on a television station in Oklahoma, and the way I'm hearing this reported – even on The Blaze – is she was dumbfounded, just stunned. She didn't know what to say,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I don't think so. I think it's much worse than that. She wasn't dumbfounded like this. She heard the question, [but] she's not going to respond to it, period. She's like, ‘Screw you. I'm not even going to dignify that.’”

Below is a clip of Sebelius’ appearance on KWTV-TV:

“Just shows how arrogant these people. They don't feel like they have to answer,” Pat said. “She didn't even have to say, ‘I'm not going to dignify that with an answer.’ She didn't say that. She just clammed up.”

The lack of transparency from the Obama Administration – especially in relation to Obamacare – doesn’t stop there. While the White House it touting 7 million people have signed up for coverage, a closer look at those figures paints a slightly different picture.

Forbes' Avik Roy took a look two recent studies that don’t reflect well on President Obama’s signature healthcare law:

A new study from the RAND Corporation indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.

The RAND study hasn’t yet been published, but its contents were made available to Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times. RAND also estimates that 9 million individuals have purchased health plans directly from insurers, outside of the exchanges, but that “the vast majority of these people were previously insured.”

The RAND report appears to corroborate the work of other surveys. Earlier this month, McKinsey reported that 27 percent of those signing up for coverage on the individual market were previously uninsured.

Furthermore, when you consider who has actually paid for coverage, the number of people truly ‘signed up’ for Obamacare shrinks even further:

One important finding of the McKinsey survey was that the proportion of those who had formally enrolled in coverage, by paying their first month’s premium, was considerably lower among the previously uninsured, relative to the previously insured. 86 percent of those who were previously insured who had “selected a marketplace plan” on the exchanges had paid, whereas only 53 percent of the previously uninsured had.

If you apply that math to the RAND figures, you get this: of the people who have paid their first month’s premium on the Obamacare exchanges, and are thereby enrolled in coverage, 76 percent were previously insured, and 24 percent were previously uninsured.

Read the entire Forbes article HERE.

“So what you find is somewhere between 12% and 24% of the people signing up for Obamacare are both previously uninsured and currently paying,” Stu surmised. “So your top number there – if the studies are accurate – would be 1.7 million signups, not 7 million signups.”

While the Obama Administration as refined and redefined its enrollment ‘goals’ many times over the years, these studies show the number of previously uninsured Americans signing up is simply not up to snuff.

“It's becoming like Common Core math,” Glenn concluded. “So crazy. Congratulations, America. This is what we have.”

On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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