CA congressional candidate Igor Birman discusses his family’s journey from the Soviet Union to the U.S.

As you have probably come to learn, Glenn is particularly excited about this year’s crop of primary candidates. From Matt Bevin in Kentucky to Greg Brannon in North Carolina, Lee Bright in South Carolina to Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, there is a strong group of constitutionally minded candidates that could make a real impact.

On radio this morning, another one of those candidates, Igor Birman, who is running for Congress in California’s 7th Congressional District, joined Glenn to discuss his family’s journey from the Soviet Union to the United States and why he has chosen to run.

Birman has already received endorsements from FreedomWorks and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and Glenn began the interview by asking Birman what the American Dream means to him.

“Well, I'm living it. I watched my parents not only struggle and risk their lives to flee the Soviet Union, but come here with absolutely nothing – no house, no jobs, no leads – and they flourished,” he explained. “Five years after they came here, they were homeowners. And I flourished because I became an attorney and I became a chief of staff to Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA). I came from absolutely nothing. And that's only possible in America – no place else in the world.”

Like Glenn, Birman appeared at FreePAC Kentucky last weekend, and in his speech he explained how he couldn’t help but find similarities between life in the Soviet Union and life in Obama’s America. Birman also warned about an “increasingly fast transfer” of rights from the individual to the government.

“It's the increasingly fast transfer of our most basic, most intimate decisions, from we the people to we the government,” Birman said. “At some point we're going to come to a very important moment where government is going to be making… a large portion of our day-to-day decisions – from the cradle to the grave – where we're in danger of losing our freedom. And that's why I'm running for Congress. I know that going down that road does not end well.”

In too many cases, there is little to no distinction between the Democrat and Republican Parties. In order to reverse that trend, it will be necessary to elect courageous individuals who are willing to stand up for what they believe in.

“Well, it's scary stuff… So many in Washington, D.C. have lost their courage. And this election is probably the brightest contrast between a constitutional conservative and a most liberal Republican running for office in America today,” Birman said. “I think the results are going to be very, very telling about not just the direction of the Republican Party but the direction of America. If we fail to elect leaders who believe in the Constitution, it's going to be tough to recover our freedoms.”

Watching his family fight so hard for freedom, Birman has a unique understanding as to the level of commitment and determination the battle to restore this country will require.

“[W]e can only claim freedom as our future if we fight for it. And I was inspired thoroughly by my parents because I watched them fight for freedom from beyond the Iron Curtain against all odds. And they succeeded,” he said. “I watched my grandmother, who lived almost 70 years under the Iron Curtain, fight for it. She became fully blind in both eyes at the age of 83 wanting nothing more than to become an American citizen. And she did it. She did it by listening to this old black tape player on which my dad had recorded questions and answers to the naturalization exam. And then she went and she passed it with flying colors because as she said she wanted to die an American.”

“It only occurred to me when I went to work for Congressman Tom McClintock just how close the oath of a new citizen is to an oath of a new Congressman,” he continued. “Both oaths reflect on supporting and defending the Constitution. How little does that oath mean to so many in Congress? And how much does that oath mean to a new citizen?”

Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider supporting the candidates who are willing to stand for the values and principles that matter most.

"Igor Birman is running for Congress in California's 7th Dstrict. He needs your help. If he sounds like somebody that you can support, I want you to go to IgorBirman.com and donate,” Glenn concluded. “These are the guys we prayed for. These are the guys we begged for. They're here. If they don't get in, it is on our shoulders. We have to do whatever it is we can do.”

Learn more about Birman’s campaign HERE.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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