High school pool party takes a surprising turn

It's Memorial Day weekend, and no doubt some of you are getting ready to go on vacation with your friends or families. What would you do if you checked into a hotel and saw a whole bunch of teenagers taking over the pool? Yeah, it doesn't sound like a good time.

But sometimes life surprises you - just like it did for the hotel guests who saw what happened in the video below:

The Stillwater Area High School Concert Choir were having a pool party at a hotel in Ames, Iowa when they found out the room had unbelievable acoustics, perfect for the students to show off their talent. So of course they broke into a stirring rendition of F. Melius Christiansen's "O Day Full of Grace".

Megan Ellison, the choir's president, told St. Paul Pioneer Press that the whole thing was completely improvised. A few of the choir members happened to be at the pool, and when they started singing more people came out of their rooms to join in on the impromptu performance.

"O Day Full of Grace" holds a special place in the hearts of the students.

"It's just really emotional because it's the last piece that we sing at our last home concert every year," Megan said. "So it's the last of the last.

The performance impressed everyone who saw it. Spectators gave the performance a rousing ovation, and so far the video has been viewed over a million times on YouTube.

H/T IJ Review

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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