One Killed, One Injured in FBI Standoff with Oregon Occupiers

One man was shot dead and another wounded after authorities confronted occupiers of an Oregon federal wildlife reserve Tuesday night. Eight people were arrested, including leader of the occupation, Ammon Bundy.

LaVoy Finicum, a spokesman for the group, died after shots were fired at a traffic stop in Harney County. Occupation leaders were reportedly on their way to a community meeting when the confrontation took place. Another leader, Ryan Bundy, suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was treated at a nearby hospital.

The FBI said those arrested face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats.

Details about what set off the gunfire at the traffic stop have not been released.

In an interview with MSNBC earlier this month, Finicum was asked whether he was prepared to die rather than go to jail for occupying the wildlife refuge.

"Absolutely," was his response.

He went on.

"There are things more important than your life---and freedom is one of them," he said. "I’m prepared to defend freedom."

According to The Oregonian, Finicum and another occupation leader, Ryan Bundy, resisted orders to surrender during the traffic stop. However, Ammon Bundy reportedly told his wife Finicum was cooperating with police when he was shot.

Finicum (55) is survived by his wife Jeanette. Together, they maintained a ranch in northern Arizona where they raised 11 children.

In an effort to assist the family at this difficult time, the publisher of Finicum's book, Only by Blood and Suffering---Regaining Lost Freedom, is dedicating 100 percent of proceeds from the book to Jeanette.

Glenn expressed his sympathies to the Finicum family on Faceboook Wednesday. Read the post below.

My sympathies to the Finicum family.My most earnest prayers that this doesn't lead to another Timothy McViey."You...

Posted by Glenn Beck on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Featured Image: An Oregon State Police officer at the scene of a confrontation on U.S. 395 in Seneca. Authorities said shots were fired during the arrest of members of an armed group that has occupied a national wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than three weeks. (Dave Killen / The Oregonian)

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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