Who Trump's Supreme Court Pick Will Be and What It Means

President Trump might just be the master media manipulator he believes he is after all. Following a riotous weekend over his executive order banning travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, Trump is poised to take the air out of the left's astroturf outrage and turn it to the Supreme Court.

In quintessential Trump style, the announcement will air live on television during prime time --- ensuring as many eyeballs are on him as possible.

According to sources close to The Glenn Beck Program, the list of 21 candidates Trump released prior to the election is down to three, and more likely it's between two of the three men. Here are the finalists and what their nomination could mean to future of the Supreme Court.

3. William Pryor: The Partisan (Right of Alito, Left of Clarence Thomas)

Pryor is on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta and he is the oldest of the possible choices. At 54, he would still have a long career ahead of him on the bench, however.

He is by far the most outspoken of the three and the definitely the least liked by the Democrats. Choosing Pryor would fit the mold of Trump not caring what anyone says, but the President would be in for a fight to get him confirmed. Chances are he would get through, but it would expend a lot of political capital --- which remains to be seen if that even matters for this administration.

One sticking point for evangelicals was when he, as Attorney General of Alabama, had Judge Roy Moore ousted for refusing to obey a federal court order to remove the ten commandments from the state judicial building. Pryor stated this was only to follow a court order, but this is one knock on him the far right has held on to, as well as his recent support for transgender rights.

He is not afraid to say what he believes, which is why the left calls him a bomb-thrower and considers him a culture warrior. Many on the right see him as a conservative star on the rise as he is a fierce critic of Roe v Wade, has upheld the Georgia voter ID law and has called sectarian prayers opening a local commission meeting constitutional. He's probably not a Scalia-in-waiting, but who is? He's more in the mold of an Alito, but this all may be moot if the reports are correct, as it looks like he's probably on the outside looking in.

2. Thomas Hardiman: The Centrist (Left of Roberts, Right of Kennedy)

Hardiman is definitely the more moderate of the choices, something conservatives are wary of after appointments like Kennedy and Roberts haven't turned out the way they had hoped for. He is the only one of the candidates or sitting members of the bench without an Ivy League pedigree. He grew up in public schools in a blue collar family and went to Notre Dame and put himself through law school at Georgetown by driving a taxi.

He fits the bill with regard to his pro-life stance and he is strong on the second amendment, but he is seen as a government friendly conservative like William Rehnquist and has sided with Big Brother on censorship issues. He is 51 and like the other two candidates would likely have influence for decades to come. He might be the most confirmable of the three, having been confirmed 95-0 on the appellate court with votes from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein.

He is a former trial judge who has been serving on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philidelphia, which happens to be the same court as President Trump's sister --- Maryanne Trump Barry. He receives a glowing recommendation from her and Barry is thought to have significant influence on her brother --- so don't be surprised if Hardiman ends up being the nominee.

1. Neil Gorsuch:The Libertarian (Right of Scalia, Left of Clarence Thomas)

Gorsuch is a name not many knew outside of political junkie circles, but he has quickly risen to the top of the list over the past couple of weeks. At 49 years old, he would theoretically have the best chance of having a lasting influence. He is pro-life and has sided against assisted suicide, but has yet to have a ruling in an abortion case. This might help win some votes from democrats while conservatives can still feel relatively comfortable on where he stands.

His lack of a record might make him less likely to be Borked than a Pryor nomination could. Gorsuch sided with Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor in upholding their right to follow their religious beliefs when it cames to mandatory insurance laws, and he's believed to have the libertarian streak of Scalia and the smooth style of Roberts.

Gorsuch has stated he is an originalist, meaning he believes in interpreting the constitution as it was written “rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views.”

What does it all mean?

If John Roberts has taught us anything, it's that you never know what you're going to get from the bench until you get it. Was Roberts blackmailed into his Obamacare ruling, did he cave to the legacy-making aspect of the case or did his spine just turn to jelly? When it comes to replacing a champion of small government conservatism like Antonin Scalia, chances are the nominee will stand in the vast shadow of his legacy and never eclipse the work he was able to accomplish.

That being said, there will be a nominee and it appears it will be one of these three. According to conservative circles, Hardiman is the least liked while Pryor is beloved by some but questioned by others. If when the dust settles Donald Trump lands on Neil Gorsuch, conservatives could do much worse.

New York mom ARRESTED after son shows school nurse his new tattoo

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The mother of a 10-year-old boy was arrested in Highland, New York, for allowing her son to get a permanent tattoo on his forearm.

Crystal Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a school nurse discovered her son's new tattoo, his name in large block letters, and reported it to school officials. Thomas faces up to one year in prison if convicted, and her two children were both taken away by child protective services. The tattoo artist was also arrested.

In New York, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo, even with parental consent.

In New York, state officials have introduced a bill that would ensure that parents who allow their young children to receive so-called "gender-affirming care" — which may include puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries — are protected under the law, as well as the physicians who provide such "care."

"Can [you] hear the cognitive dissonance in this story?" asked Glenn Beck on the radio program. "You have got to be kidding me."

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Chloe Cole says she began to be "brainwashed" by the gender ideology she saw all over social media when she was only 11 years old. By the time she turned 13, Chloe was convinced that she was a boy, and her parents didn't know how to respond. So they turned to the so-called "experts," who rushed Chloe into life-altering hormone treatments and surgeries. Not only did these experts give "no alternatives" to transitioning, but they lied to Chloe's parents behind her back to scare them into compliance.

Chloe joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to share her heartbreaking experience and to expose the dark world of “gender-affirming care,” which she believes no teen should ever be subject to — from hormone blockers to mastectomies: "This is all wrong. I regret every single step, and this shouldn't have happened."

She also had a warning for parents about what led her to make those decisions in the first place, and she provided some key advice on how to react compassionately to situations like hers.

Watch the full podcast with Chloe Cole below:

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Nearly two years after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, the mystery of who planted two pipe bombs outside the Republican and Democratic National Committee offices remains unsolved. Thankfully, the bombs were found and disabled before they could cause any harm, but with their potential for devastating consequences — not to mention the massive investigations into all things relating to Jan.6 — why does it seem like this story has practically fallen off the face of the earth?

No one in the corporate media has even tried to look into it, and the government's narrative that the bombs were meant to be a diversion for the Capitol riot doesn't make sense when you look at the timeline of events.

So, on this week's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck broke down the timeline of events that led up to the discovery of the bombs and how the facts appear to point toward one sinister conclusion:

  • Security footage reportedly shows that the two pipe bombs were planted in front of the DNC and RNC the day before the riot.
  • Neither bomb was concealed.
  • Then-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris entered the DNC headquarters at approximately 11: 30 am on January 6.
  • At approximately 12:40 pm on January 6, the first pipe bomb was discovered sitting in plain sight outside the DNC headquarters, raising questions as to why the incoming vice president didn't have better security.
  • The pipe bomb had a one-hour kitchen timer that had apparently stopped with 20 minutes left on the timer. (Remember, the bombs were planted on January 5.)
  • The Secret Service reportedly erased their communications from January 5t and January 6 by "accident."

"It doesn't really hit you unless you look at it as a timeline, and then you're like, 'wait a minute that doesn't seem right.' The unsolved mystery of the pipe bomb has been used by the government to show that January 6 riot was part of a larger coordinated attack ... that the bombs were a diversion to get the Capitol police away from the Capitol," Glenn explained.

"But the bomb had a one-hour timer and it was planted at 8 p.m. the night before. So the bomb would have to go off the night before at about 9 p.m. on January 5. How's that a diversion? It's not physically even possible."

Watch the video clip below to hear more or find the full episode of "Unsolved Mysteries: 7 Deep-State SECRETS Biden Wants Buried" here.

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