Mission Accepted: First All-Veteran Rowing Team Prepares to Race Across the Atlantic

Four US veterans are about to make history fighting for freedom --- in a different way.

Coming from various Army backgrounds ranging from Infantry Paratroopers, US Army Rangers and US Special Forces, these men will make up the first-ever all-veteran rowing team to race across the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge starting in December of 2018.

"FIGHT OAR DIE" --- With a team name as powerful as that, it's no surprise the foursome is already getting some looks.

Having fought for our country's freedom on the front lines of war, the members of Fight Oar Die now focus their passions on fighting for returning combat veterans to have a better chance at success --- their freedom to live as normally and peacefully as possible after making such incomprehensible sacrifices.

"We want to show our fellow veterans that anything is possible," said Beau Maier, a former U.S. Army Infantry Paratrooper. "To stop taking their lives and start living them."

Their goal in rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic over the course of 50 days is simple --- to raise awareness of the issues veterans (and their families) face upon their return home from combat deployment. Namely, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and reintegration issues.

More people have been to space than have rowed the Atlantic.

The competition is no easy feat. According to race organizers, more people have been to space than have rowed the Atlantic. The race will take 50 plus days and require operational costs totaling $300,000. With this investment, the team hopes to raise a total of $2.2 million to support charitable causes for US veterans.

In order to get to the starting line in December 2018, the Fight Oar Die team is seeking generous support now to help raise $50,000 for the down-payment on the boat before August 18, 2017.

If Fight Oar Die can row across the Atlantic, they will help make the seemingly impossible become possible for their fellow veterans. To become part of their mission of giving our veterans a new sense of hope and greater access to opportunity, visit their website and consider making a tax-deductible donation. For questions, email the team at crew@usvetrow.com.

Editor's Note: Full disclosure --- Fight Oar Die team member Beau Maier is also a nephew of Glenn Beck's.

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.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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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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