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Trump Teams Up With Democrats to Write Sequel to the 'Art of the Deal'

The Senate voted 80-17 Thursday in favor of a plan proposed by Democrat leaders and endorsed by President Donald Trump to keep the government funded for three months. The bill includes a measure for more than $15 billion in funding for hurricane relief efforts.

“The debt ceiling has become meaningless,” Glenn said on radio Friday.

Earlier this week, Trump shocked Republican leadership by striking a deal with “Chuck and Nancy,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for the bill increasing the spending limit. Republican leaders wanted to fund the government for 18 months, taking them through the 2018 midterms, while Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) proposed plans that would pay for hurricane relief funding and scale back on spending, respectively.

“What if the deal included automatic spending cuts if the budget is upside-down?” Glenn proposed. He pointed out why government spending is out of control: “Call me crazy, but maybe if they had to actually have to have a budget in place in the first place.”

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GLENN: You know, perhaps The Art of the Deal needs a sequel. The chance to make a real positive difference. It turns out the deal Trump cut with Schumer, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to increase the debt ceiling for three months wasn't the only deal he was working on. Trump and Schumer also discussed developing a plan that would no longer require Congress to routinely raise the debt ceiling.

What it would do is get rid of the federal limit on government borrowing, so they would never, ever have to discuss the debt ever again.

First reaction is, wow, that's a little irresponsible, maybe of the highest order. And, of course, that's completely true. However, the second reaction, maybe this presents us with a sort of weird, unique opportunity.

The debt ceiling has become meaningless. It doesn't mean anything to people anymore. And it just -- what? We're not going to pay our bills? No, that's a complete and total lie.

So maybe we do look at this as an opportunity. What if the deal included automatic spending cuts if the budget is upside down? Yeah, I know. It never happened.

But call me crazy, but maybe, if they had to actually have to have a budget in place in the first place. I know. I know. Having a budget. That's too much to ask, don't you think? Or a two-thirds supermajority to exceed the budgeted spending levels.

The principle of this sort of a deal would be to force Congress to prioritize its spending. Because they're spending too much. And I'm sorry, there's no place to cut. Turtle tunnels comes to mind. That's no big deal.

Then cut the turtle tunnels. The only thing we take less seriously than our border is our debt ceiling. And both of them will be the death of us.

I like the fact that Washington every so often has to squirm. They have to feel the weight of their own failure and figure out another debt ceiling increase. I like that.

The only way that it should go away is if you can actually pass something meaningful to restrain spending. Not to continue this Kabuki theater that is the debt ceiling.

If the president can pull that off, I think he'll sell a hell of a lot of copies of The Art of The Deal, Part Two.

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Dollar Decimation: How Biden’s Spending Spree Will End Our Currency

If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

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WATCH: Glenn on Tucker: After Chauvin Verdict we CAN come together

Emotions are high and regardless of how you interpret what happened that day between Derek Chauvin and George Floyd, the wounds are deep. Politics swooped in and took an event that horrified everyone and turned it into a team sport, only deepening the divide.

Glenn joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss a less political way forward.

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Former police officer Derek Chauvin is facing several charges for his treatment of George Floyd. But attorney Andrew Branca explains WHAT must be proven in order for those charges to stand. Did Chauvin act reasonably, in the context of the entire situation? Were his actions directly responsible for Floyd's passing, or could it be blamed on factors beyond Chauvin's control? Branca also explains how the prosecutor committed misconduct serious enough for a potential appeal, how political tension makes it 'impossible' for a fair trial, why he would vote not guilty, and what sentence Chauvin is facing if the actual jury disagrees...

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Dangerous Tech Oligarchs Who Answer to No One | Glenn Greenwald | Ep 104

Have you noticed how the people who call everyone a conspiracy theorist are the biggest conspiracy theorists of all? Like the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory that the Washington elite used to discredit Trump and force him out of Washington, D.C. Or how the CIA is the real power center of American politics. Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book, "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil," is an outsider in the media because he calls out these abuses of power. For one, he agrees that the Deep State is real.

Greenwald is a rare breed these days: He does actual journalism. He explains things very well, like his description of Trump's appeal and Obama's mystique. He and Glenn cover so many topics: Woke corporations, Julian Assange, the #MeToo movement, Putin, Snowden, The Constitution, Big Tech censorship. Why does the Left call Greenwald right-wing but the Right calls him left-wing? For a journalist, that used to be a badge of honor. But as Greenwald points out, the journalism industry has become a Woke priesthood. So, if you want to learn about actual journalism, listen to this episode. It's totally worth getting through a couple of technical difficulties.