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Somebody's Getting Played Here, and It's Not Chuck and Nancy

What happened?

President Donald Trump had dinner with Democrat leaders last night and chatted about tax reform, border security and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program shielding around 800,000 people from deportation. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell were not there.

Trump said this morning that “no deal” had yet been reached and called for “massive border security” as part of any agreement.

Who’s happy?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to a statement from their offices saying that Trump had agreed to “enshrine” DACA into law. “President and the leaders agreed to pair the bipartisan DREAM Act with some border security, excluding the wall,” a source familiar with the meeting told Politico.

Trump last week sponsored a Democrat plan to raise the debt ceiling with a bill to fund the government for three months along with a measure allocating $15 billion to hurricane relief, stunning Republicans.

Who’s really, really not happy?

Trump voters, immigration hawks and conservatives in general who want to ensure border security.

Glenn’s take:

Is bargaining with Democrats acceptable? Absolutely – if you use bipartisan bargaining to help keep your promises to American voters. Making a deal isn’t bad if you get something good out of it, but Trump hasn’t done that. Democrats will keep promising to work on border security, but Trump has no guarantee.

“Somebody’s getting played,” Glenn said. “It is not Chuck and it is not Nancy.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Well, Donald Trump promised that you would make deals, and that's exactly what he did last night. The president had dinner last night where he apparently struck a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi again. There were no Republicans there.

His supporters are furious. Breitbart is furious. Drudge is furious.

The White House this morning is starting to walk it back. The deal reportedly shrines the protections of DACA into law quickly. And will work out a package of border security.

The -- the deal does not include any funding for the wall. So here's what happened: The Democrats have achieved their policy goal of turning DACA into law. And the Republicans, what do we get exactly?

Here's what we got. We got a commitment from Democrats to work on border security. Uh-huh.

On the positive side, if we are going to live by DACA, it is better that Congress passes it into law than being an executive program. That is the only positive I can find.

To the deal: Two things are true. One, making a deal is not bad, if you get something good out of it. Two, Trump got nothing good out of this deal, at least that we know of.

Because the Democrats are always going to promise, we're going to work on a border security package. We're going to work on a border security -- yeah, they never do. The Republicans never do.

We're expecting the Democrats to do it? A good deal would have included real immigration reforms, real border enforcement.

Look at this from the Democratic angle. If Trump reverses himself, they get to call him cruel and paint him as the bad guy trying to hurt these young adults affected by DACA. If he instead keeps his word, they get their policy goal. And the G.O.P. gets a promise to work together.

You need to know this. Somebody's getting played. I don't know who it is. But I know for sure it is not Chuck and it is not Nancy.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

Watch the video clip below for more or find the full podcast with Abigail Shrier here:

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

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Trans Activism Will End Your Parental Rights | Abigail Shrier | Ep 110

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it is incredibly dangerous. Just ask Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier. Her book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — just like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, Shrier argues it could end your parental rights for good. She is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy number one to the activists. Recently, the American Booksellers Association even called sending her book to others "a serious, violent incident." Abigail joins Glenn to lay out just how slippery this slope has proven to be and what we — conservatives and liberals — must do to protect our children.

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DEADLY Negligence: Exposing the REAL Origins & Coverup of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

Watch the full episode below:

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