Georgia congressional candidate: Russia/Ukraine conflict could become an ‘international catastrophe’

On Tuesday, Georgia Republicans in the state’s 11th Congressional District will head to the polls to vote in the runoff election between conservative former state senator Barry Loudermilk and incumbent Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA). Loudermilk enjoys the support of David Barton and General Jerry Boykin among others, and he spoke to Glenn on radio this morning about the current conflict in Ukraine and the upcoming election.

Loudermilk spent time in Ukraine in 2003, teaching American history via a program with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The hope was to prepare the next generation of Ukrainian children to be dedicated to the path of liberty and freedom by familiarizing them with the United States’ independence.

“It was incredible. But the most incredible thing that happened to me – after I was teaching on Thanksgiving Day in 2003 about American history, the founding of America, I was having dinner with some government officials,” Loudermilk said. “One of them kept asking me more and more questions about the founding of America. And I finally asked him, ‘Why are you so interested in American history?’ And, Glenn, what he said changed my life because he said, ‘We want to become what you were.’ What you were.”

The verb tense of the statement the Ukrainian official uttered is what struck Loudermilk most. Given the Obama Administration’s lackadaisical response to the current Russia/Ukraine conflict, Glenn asked Loudermilk what we should be most aware of and concerned about.

“This has the potential to be an international catastrophe,” Loudermilk said, “especially with our ally Ukraine already fighting Russian forces that are insurgents operating within the border of Ukraine.”

In the aftermath of the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday, Loudermilk spoke to a friend of his who is very involved in the nationalist fight in Ukraine. While the conditions on the ground are difficult, the Ukrainian people have not lost hope.

“I contacted, via Skype, a friend of mine who is in Kiev, and he's one of the nationalists there,” he explained. “He told me yesterday, ‘Barry, the people are… taking their vacation time to go volunteer with the national defense battalions to defend their homeland.’ They're taking their vacation time, Glenn, to go defend their nation! [The U.S.] can't even get people to… take an hour off of lunch to go to the polls. We can learn from Ukraine going forward.”

You can learn more about Loudermilk’s campaign HERE.

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.

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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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