Obama responds to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown

On Tuesday’s radio program, Glenn praised the family of Michael Brown – the 18-year-old shot and killed by a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday – for pleading for nonviolence amidst all the violence and rioting that has broken out in the area.

While Al Shartpon and Jesse Jackson have been at the forefront of ratcheting up rhetoric surrounding the tragedy, President Obama took a more conciliatory approach in his remarks. On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the President’s response.

Unlike what he said in the aftermath of the death of Trayvon Martin, Obama’s response to this tragedy had a much more demure tone. Instead of likening Brown to his unborn son (as he did with Martin), the President extended his “deepest condolences” to the family and asked people to “comfort” one another.

Below is Obama’s official statement:

The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding. We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.

Given the President’s track record, Glenn found the remarks to be acceptable, though given the extent of the violence and the scope of the Obama’s influence, he does not believe the statement was strong enough. He would have preferred the President say something like:

“What good does this do? What are you doing? This is not the way he would want to be remembered… This makes you look bad as a community. Don't do this. America will not side with people who are using something to go loot stores. It won't happen. We're better than this.

“There's nothing wrong with [his] statement,” Glenn concluded. “[But] that is what the president should have said.”

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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.

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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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