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Mike Lee: This Is NOT the Bill We've Been Waiting For

Should we just accept the Obamacare replacement put forth by Republicans and live with it? Not if Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R) has anything to say about it. Recently asked by a reporter if he was "for the repeal, but not yet replace" he had this to say:

I'm for repeal. Look, we've been waiting for seven years for the opportunity to repeal Obamacare. We waited for the election in 2010, where we got the majority in the House. In 2014, where we got the majority in the Senate. In 2016, where we've now got a Republican in the White House as a result of that election. This is not the repeal bill that we've been waiting for, for all these years. This is a huge opportunity that's been missed. And it's a step in the wrong direction.

What we need to do is repeal the bill and then bring about an iterative, step-by-step process, one in which we can put the American consumer, patients and doctors, back in charge of their own health care decisions, rather than having them made by government bureaucrats in Washington.

"So how do you feel about this, Stu? Because you brought up today that maybe we should consider going for what we have because this is better than Obamacare," Glenn asked Thursday on radio.

Has co-host Stu Burguiere given up the fight?

"If Obamacare is an F, this is a D-plus. So that does not mean it's good. However, there's negotiation here. I do support the idea to try to improve it," Stu said. "You want Obamacare gone. I want those taxes gone. I want a lot of that regulation gone. If you can get most of that gone, maybe you do it."

Enjoy the complimentary clip above or read the transcript below for details.

GLENN: Welcome to the program. So glad that you are tuning in today.

A lot of things going on. Let's play Mike Lee on universal health care.

VOICE: Okay. So just to be clear, are you for repeal, but not yet replace? Where are you on that?

VOICE: I'm for repeal. Look, we've been waiting for seven years for the opportunity to repeal Obamacare. We waited for the election in 2010, where we got the majority in the House. In 2014, where we got the majority in the Senate. In 2016, where we've now got a Republican in the White House as a result of that election. This is not the repeal bill that we've been waiting for, for all these years. This is a huge opportunity that's been missed. And it's a step in the wrong direction.

What we need to do is repeal the bill and then bring about an iterative, step-by-step process, one in which we can put the American consumer, patients and doctors, back in charge of their own health care decisions, rather than having them made by government bureaucrats in Washington.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: So how do you feel about this, Stu? Because you brought up today that maybe we should consider going for what we have because this is better than Obamacare.

STU: Yeah, and I do think, even as it is right now, it's better than Obamacare. If Obamacare is an F, this is a D-plus. So that does not mean it's good. However, there's negotiation here. I do support the idea to try to improve it. You know, without necessarily coming out and saying, hey, there's no way I'll vote for anything even in the realm of this possibility. I'd rather see how good they can get it and then make that decision. You got to push hard right now because they're negotiating the bill. You know, I would hate to have -- I would hate to have this go by, and Obamacare lives. But, I mean, this is obviously not the right bill. So you need dramatic improvement to it. But if you can get dramatic improvement, you know, maybe you do pull the trigger on it, even if it's not perfect. You want Obamacare gone. I want those taxes gone. I want a lot of that regulation gone. If you can get most of that gone, maybe you do it. I don't know.

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FEC's Twitter/Hunter Biden ruling was RIGHT? Conservative FEC Commissioner explains

Remember when Twitter blocked the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop story from being shared right before the 2020 election? The FEC ruled that Twitter did NOT violate election laws by doing so. But while many on the right questioned if this was the right call, Glenn has a talk with conservative FEC Commissioner Trey Trainor, who explains why he personally disagrees with Twitter's decision to block the story, but agrees with the FEC's final ruling: "Everybody on the right would have gotten a complaint filed against them immediately if we would have found that Twitter violated campaign finance rules."

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WATCH: Weaponizing Crisis: Exposing the Hidden Hand After January 6

First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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‘Both miraculous and horrendous’: Glenn Beck gives emotional update on Afghanistan rescue

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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Economic TAILSPIN? THIS may be why The Fed stopped publishing GDP reports

Branches of The Federal Reserve Bank recently announced — while nobody was paying attention — their decisions to stop publishing GDP forecast reports that the financial industry 'has used forever,' Glenn says. But now new updates from the Atlanta Fed may provide clues as to why these reports have been suspended. Those clues hint at a coming 'economic tailspin,' Glenn says. And, 'When you know something is going to cause the economy to go into a tailspin,' Glenn explains, 'you can either just say, well, that's the truth…or you can just hide it. You can just not publish it.'