Trump Narrows the List of Supreme Court Finalists

People in the know say that prior to the inauguration on January 20, Trump will have decided whether or not to repeal and replace Obamacare. Additionally, his list for Supreme Court nominees will be finalized.

"I guess it's come down to the final four, and there's two of them that are really bad and two of them that are really good," Glenn said Thursday on radio.

So who made the list? Is it Ted Cruz? Perhaps Mike Lee? Learn more below.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: All right. Let's talk a little bit about Obamacare and what the future of Obamacare is.

PAT: They're making noise like they're actually going to repeal it and like that is going to be an agenda item on day one. They're actually talking like this could happen.

GLENN: I have heard from people who have access to the inner circle that this decision is being made this week. It will happen before -- they will know before the swearing in ceremony, and the same with the Supreme Court justice, that is being decided right now.

There's a couple of Supreme Court justices on that list that are not good. One of them -- and I can't remember -- I got to get the paperwork on it. I'll give it to you tomorrow.

One of them is the judge that -- remember the story about the person who had the Post-It note with the Bible phrase on it in their cubical, and then they were fired, and they were sued, and they said, "I have a right to have that," and the judge said, "No, you don't."

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: One of the judges on that list and apparently one of the now top three finalists is that judge.

PAT: How did that judge get the Ted Cruz stamp of approval then? And Mike Lee? I mean, Mike Lee loved that list.

GLENN: I don't know.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Most of them are really good. The ones that it has come down to -- I guess it's come down to the final four, and there's two of them that are really bad and two of them that are really good.

PAT: Is Mike Lee one of them?

GLENN: No. No.

PAT: Okay. His brother? Is his brother one of them? No.

GLENN: No.

JEFFY: Is Mike too good for the job? Is he just too good?

PAT: Well, you know that's the case. Yes. The answer to that is yes. There are a lot of people who are just too good for the job, just won't be considered because nobody wants to fight for them. Nobody wants to put that kind of political capital on the line to seriously fight for an excellent Supreme Court candidate.

Now, they'll do that on the left. They'll do that all day on the left. They'll bring out a communist and say, "Oh, I'm going to fight to the death for this guy."

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: They don't care. They don't care.

GLENN: You don't know -- you don't know -- Mike Lee, I think, would be the best.

PAT: Or his brother would be great.

GLENN: Yeah, his brother would be great. But there are others too.

PAT: And some of them I don't even know anything about. So...

GLENN: Tomorrow, we'll give you some information on that.

But do you believe Obamacare is going away?

PAT: I believe it is. What I'm slightly nervous about is what it's going to be replaced with.

(chuckling)

GLENN: Right.

PAT: Is it going to be something just as bad or worse, or are you going to go with a free market replacement? Are you going to just simply erase the lines of competition between the states?

GLENN: Well, Donald Trump has said that he would do that, but he also said that you have to keep preexisting conditions.

PAT: Right. So -- and he also said everyone must be covered and he didn't care if it cost him votes and the government would pay for that. So that's a concern as well.

STU: Tomorrow, we should spend some time looking at the actual replacements that had been proposed that will probably be the basis of what they go with.

PAT: Yeah. Yeah.

GLENN: The guy he went with, with HHS, has a really good solution to the repeal and replace of Obamacare.

PAT: Does he?

GLENN: Nobody's paying attention to it, but he's got it.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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