Friday, February 12

New Cruz Ad Slams Trump for Using Eminent Domain to Bully Old Lady

The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new ad criticizing Republican front-runner Donald Trump for using eminent domain to seize an old lady’s property against her wishes. The commercial ends by asking voters to think about what could happen should Trump win the general election: "Trump uses power for personal gain. Imagine the damage he could do as President."

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DNC Makes 'Sweeping' Changes to Save Hillary

Hillary Clinton’s allies at the Democratic National Committee have pulled out all the stops to ensure she is crowned the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. Supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders can now cite drastic changes to donation rules instituted by presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008 as further proof the process is rigged against them.

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Rhode Island’s Most Notorious Abortionist to Speak at Catholic Providence College

Pro-Life advocates in Rhode Island are outraged after the state’s most notorious abortionist has been invited as a panelist to a forum and networking reception at Providence College. Providence College is a Roman Catholic institution, a fact that makes the sanctioning of abortionist Pablo Rodriguez’s speech all the more surprising and offensive to Rhode Island pro-life leaders. The Catholic Church takes a strong, uncompromising stance against abortion.

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Valentine's Day: 5 Health Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate has been linked with Valentine's Day for decades, but its connection with love and seduction goes back centuries. Its health attributes also go back centuries: Legend says the Aztec's Montezuma drank honey mixed with chocolate each day to keep up his stamina. Chocolate houses in 17th century London claimed it cured diseases, and Marie Antoinette's chocolate maker used chocolate mixtures to aid digestion and calm nerves.

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Ryan Floats Skipping Budget

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday raised the possibility that House Republicans could decide not to lay out a budget blueprint this year if the party cannot unite behind a proposal. Ryan told members at a closed-door conference meeting that they could skip the budget process altogether, even as he strongly signaled that it would be the wrong move. “It would be a shame, but the sky won't fall if we don't do a budget,” he said, according to a person in the room.

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Last Lamborghini Built Before VW Takeover up for Sale

It's fair to say that Lamborghini has done pretty well under Volkswagen Group ownership. VW's resources have allowed Lambo to develop higher-quality cars, and the larger automaker seems committed to Lamborghini for the long term. But the pre-VW days weren't all bad.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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