Three unbelievable news stories + three "crazy" Glenn predictions = One MUST WATCH monologue

I want to start with three stories tonight happening right now that we were mocked by the media only two years ago if we said these things. You were totally off your trolley, as they would say across the pond. The first story, of course, the caliphate and the Muslim extremism, the warnings that we gave of the caliphate well chronicled during the Arab Spring. Here are the hits.

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Glenn: When I say that there is a caliphate, it is a desire of the Islamic extremists in the Middle East, that’s not a conspiracy theory.

Okay, got it. No, it’s not a conspiracy theory. It was total rubbish. It was tomfoolery. It was off the trolley. Early this morning, seven terrorists assaulted a Pakistani school, armed to the teeth, wearing suicide vests. They left 132 children dead, 141 in nearly eight hours of brutal fighting. The terrorists poured gasoline on a teacher, set them all on fire, and made the kids watch them burn alive.

They didn’t make any demands. They just executed people, executed children one by one. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the slaughter. I’m sorry, is that the trolley? In 2007, I described right after Beslan exactly this scenario. I said Al Qaeda would start doing things like this in a conversation I had with Brad Thor. Watch.

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Thor: Glenn, since 1995, Al Qaeda has been organizing everything that’s been going on through Chechnya and in Russia. These are Al Qaeda operatives. They were Al Qaeda groups. They were men from Chechnya and then men from outside Russia who were part of this siege at Beslan, and the big thing we need to remember here, Glenn, is that Osama bin Laden has told us what I have visited upon Russia, I will visit upon America a hundredfold. This is a dress rehearsal. We’ve just heard from the expert on it, and if we don’t protect ourselves here, it’s coming to America.

Yeah, and it still is coming to America, but they’re just going to visit the easy places around the world first. You know, we would have never beaten Germany had we not named the enemy and defined them in the clearest possible terms. So let’s define our enemy. They are animals. They are not misguided youths or freedom fighters. They aren’t rebels or moderate rebels. They are radicals. They are evil. They are sick. They are twisted. They are depraved. They are rabid.

They gain pleasure out of torturing, raping, enslaving, and killing. They are the enemy of God and all mankind, and they need to be completely eradicated from the earth, period. That is what our president should say. This slaughter, by the way, in Pakistan, came one day after Sydney. By the way, I have a friend who lives in Australia on the other side of the planet write to me this morning. She said TheBlaze had the best coverage on that crisis out of all the major news outlets in Australia. Why is that? Because no one will actually clearly define who the enemy is.

This was on the heels of months of terror in Iraq and Syria. It was recently reported that when ISIS entered into a small town and demanded everyone convert to Islam, like caliphates do, four children all under 15 years of age refused. “Say the words,” ISIS demanded. “No, we love Yeshua.” That’s Jesus. “Say it.” “We won’t. We love Jesus.” All four were beheaded.

Did you know that there were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq a decade ago, and now there are less than half a million, many of which continue to flee? Why? Because there is no coexisting with evil, and by this, of course, we are talking about those who want to reestablish the caliphate by force and behead anyone. This is something we can all agree on, the same kind of tomfoolery I was mocked for warning about in 2011.

All right, now here’s the second story…man, sometimes you just have to stop making predictions, because I’m bad on the timing, but they all come true. God, help us, because I see the future, and you’d better buckle up. Back in, I think, when was this, Tiffany, 2007? 2007, I said oil would be a problem that would cause Russia to collapse and in turn destabilize the region and the world. Watch.

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Glenn: If gas prices were going down because all of a sudden this country had an energy policy, and the rest of the world, they went oh my gosh, America is getting serious, this would be a celebratory thing, this is a great thing, but because gas is going down with no other factors, that is people saying the economy around the entire world is going to come to a grinding halt. So while it’s a good sign to your pocketbook in the short term, it is a very bad sign in the long term, and you destabilize the Middle East and Russia and all the dangerous players because they’ve got to have high oil prices.

Destabilizing Russia, oh, that could never happen, right? The statists all said, they practically bragged about economic turnaround in Russia with Vladimir Putin. Last night, I was in the car with my daughter, and she said, “Dad, look at gas prices.” We passed a gas station, and she says this is so great, look how low they are. She looked at me with those eager eyes, awaiting some positive reinforcement, and I wondered what kind of monster would, you know, burst her sweet little bubble.

And I just kind of sat there for a second, and I think my face betrayed me. And she went, “Oh geez, what?” I said, “Actually, it’s not so great, Honey,” because fracking no longer makes sense. It no longer makes money, and all signs point to the Saudis keeping the fuel prices artificially low in order to punish their enemies, Iran and Russia, and we are also on that list as well.

We might be helping them because Russia is our number one geopolitical foe. I know, daddy downer is probably what she was thinking, but yesterday oil settled at 55.91 per barrel. That’s the lowest since May 2009. Here’s why this is a problem. Iran’s budget is built on oil at $135 a barrel. Russia has their oil budgeted at $100 to $107 a barrel, so this is hurting them badly. It’s good for us, except on the fracking front, but it’s bad for them.

OPEC has said that they will not decrease their oil production even if it hits $40 a barrel. The question remains why? The Fed also has indicated that they will not budge either. Russia’s economy is in a tailspin. Yesterday its currency crashed, and in in a desperate attempt to stabilize things, Russia had their central bank jack its interest rates. Try this, imagine going into a bank and trying to buy a house, and your interest rate is 10.5, and the very next day it’s 17%. That’s what happened yesterday, and yet there were lines around the block today.

This is in front of banks and also any kind of money changer. They’re all taking their money out of banks, trying to get the ruble out, and they’re changing it for any other currency, just not Russian. This is bad. It doesn’t take an economic genius to see it’s not sustainable. Russia, the bear, now been backed into a corner. They have to get oil to rise, so what is the easiest way to do that? Oh, I know. Of course, that’ll never happen because nobody ever goes to war for oil, do they?

When I come back from vacation, I will share with you one of the scariest scenarios to date. We have shown you the caliphate before it came. We showed you Al Qaeda. I’ve warned you of Osama bin Laden in ‘99 before anybody else was. We have shown you some really scary things that have happened. This one is really frightening because it ties into Russia. It ties into Iran, and remember, we told you about the 12th Imam, which was scary.

When you see what’s happening in Russia, it all ties together, and the people are real, they’re behind it, and they are active, and the only way it comes to fruition is if Russia feels it’s on the road to economic collapse. But don’t worry, Putin kills sharks with his bare hands. There’s nothing to worry about. The interest rates going up or the lines at the banks trying to get, you know, out of trouble, it doesn’t matter. It’s all under control, right?

And finally, the third story tonight, the craziest tomfoolery of them all, the fear-mongering, nonsensical, just-trying-to-sell-you-a-gold-coin poppycock. I said, I don’t even know, 2008–2009, the old hatreds of the past would reemerge.

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Glenn: The hatred of the past is going to come back, and you are going to be looking at the Communists and the Nazis coming into their own, and there will be a third leg to this table, and it will be the Muslims, the Islamic extremists. And those, the hatreds of the past, which included the Muslim extremists back in World War I, that’s why we were over in Egypt and everything else in World War I, those three are coming together again, and you’re going to see them rise in power.

Geez, the Muslims, the Nazis and the Communists…rubbish. What a nut, huh? Last night, 15,000 protesters referred to as pinstriped Nazis took to the streets in Germany…Nazis, making a comeback in Germany. Nazi Germany, sounds familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Anyway, maybe while we’re here, maybe we could destabilize Italy as well, and then we could get Germany together with Italy, because when you put those two things together, man, it always works out, because you get like spaghetti and German chocolate cake for everybody.

I mean, who doesn’t like that, except for the millions that usually are dead along the sides of highways because those two got together, but why worry about that? It’s tomfoolery. Just keep listening to the so-called experts. I beg you not to listen to the experts in this country anymore, the fools disguised in tweed jackets or Ascots of the Ivy League campuses, the scholars and the experts and those who have been around in the State Department forever, blahdy, blahdy, blahdy. They couldn’t find their way through an unlocked door at a locksmith shop.

They come on TV, and they lecture you about how everything is fine, and everything is in a box. I have news for you, I believe it was the great philosopher Depeche Mode that said nothing is impossible. Life is outside of the box now, and if you’re inside the box, you’ll suffocate. In the meantime, what do we do? I go back to the car ride last night with my daughter, Hannah.

After daddy downer burst the sweetest bubble on the planet with my actually, honey, low gas prices really kind of suck lecture, she asked me, “Okay, Dad, so okay, let’s get serious now about the next level of how we prepare.” And I went over the usual, you know, off-the-trolley kind of stuff—do you have food storage? Do you have gold? Do you have silver?

And then I said look, here’s the most important thing that I want you to work on, who are you? Where did we come from? Where is our family from? What does our family believe in? What do you truly believe in? Who is your God? Not some distant God, not some God that’s like yeah, I go to church or, you know, I pray to Him once in a while. No, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who is he? What is our history with him? What promises have we made him, and what promises has he made us?

And our history extends to the history of the Jewish people. When the Statue of Liberty was created, the sculptor used two icons from Moses to bring her to life, the rays of light around her head—that’s not a crown; those are rays of light—and that tablets in her hand. What is that? They both come from the moment Moses descends Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments. See the rays of light and see the tablet? It’s the Statue of Liberty. Put a torch in his hand, and that’s it. We are connected.

Now, let me show you the Great Seal of the U.S. We know the Great Seal, right? But Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin actually wanted this to be our seal. That is the pillar of fire, the Pharaoh in the water, Moses up on the edge with the Red Sea parted. Our pilgrims thought that they were completing the journey of the Israelites. Our founders, it was commonplace during the time of our founders to believe this. This is an old book from 1820. It’s called A View of the Hebrews.

This is actually a study of a pastor. I think he was up in Maine or someplace up in New England, and he was studying the language of the Native Americans. In this book, he says…and not really trying to prove anything to anybody, just verifying what everybody thought they knew at the time, he said the Native Americans are the lost tribe of Israel. Whether they are or not, it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles.

Our heritage is one with the Jewish people, and I don’t think we really even understand it. Tonight begins the Miracle of Lights, the Hanukkah menorah. Do you even know how to light this? Do you even know why to light this? It celebrates a dedicated group of really brave people who led an uprising against an oppressive force, and who, against all odds, win in the end, paving the way for Jewish independence. Does it sound familiar?

It sounds kind of close to actually what our Founding Fathers and our pilgrims did. They left a lasting lesson about faith, a lesson about standing for freedom, a lesson about principles, and I think it’s worth spending a few minutes going over this, because it’s our heritage too. This is an important principle that maybe tonight we can teach our kids.

Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed recent reports that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, wasn't the only family member to capitalize on his connections to land an unbelievably lucrative job even though he lacked qualifications or experience.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Joe Biden's younger brother, Frank, enjoyed the benefit of $54 million in taxpayer loans during the Obama administration to try his hand at an international development venture.

A lawyer by training, Frank Biden teamed up with a developer named Craig Williamson to build a sprawling luxury resort in Costa Rica, which claimed to be on a mission to preserve the country's forests but actually resulted in the decimation of thousands of acres of wilderness.

The then-vice president's brother also reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as the front man of a for-profit charter school company called Mavericks in Education.

The charter schools, which focused on helping at-risk teens, eventually failed after allegations of mismanagement and a series of lawsuits derailed the dubious business venture.

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Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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