Three Things You Need to Know - September 20, 2017

Here's what we know about the Mexico City earthquake.

One hundred miles from Mexico City, the ground began to shake violently. Only seconds later, the capitol city experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

The shaking was prolonged and violent.

As of this morning, rescuers are still working to dig people out from under the rubble. Here’s what we do know:

140 people have been reported dead. That number is expected to rise.

More than 40 buildings collapsed including at least two schools.

What made yesterday’s events so jarring was that many Mexicans had attended memorial services that morning to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed as many as10,000 people.

This earthquake also came less than two weeks after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed 91 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

But we saw something else yesterday too: the strength of the human spirit.

Neighbor helping neighbor. A community coming together to heal.

A nation moved to action. We’re not so different after all.

The scariest part of Trump's UN speech didn't come from Trump.

Something terrifying happened during President Trump’s speech at the UN yesterday. It wasn’t anything he said. Rather, it was the reaction to what he said:

I wanted to stand up and applaud, but the majority of the members within the assembly just stared at Trump as if he’d spoken an alien language. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.

This is what’s so scary. 75 percent of them probably believe wholeheartedly that socialism is the answer. Venezuela was to be their crown jewel. It’s the Progressive Paradise.

Everyone in Hollywood praised Venezuela: Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore.

Bernie Sanders, on his Senate web site, claims that the American dream is more apt to be realized in Venezuela.

Why does everyone love Venezuela? Because they have never lived there.

What does this socialist utopia actually look like?

Inflation nears 800 percent. Basic goods like toilet paper are severely rationed. The nation with the largest oil reserves in the world has to import oil and suffers from gasoline shortages. Finding food every day has become a struggle.

But this is what progressives across the world call paradise. Misery is their politics. Just ask Bernie Sanders. The lack of food is a sign of success:

Ask a Venezuelan what it’s like to deal with food rationing. What’s it is like to stand in line for food, get turned away, and then go dig through the trash in a last-ditch effort to feed your family.

Ask them what it’s like to watch their leaders rip up the constitution and seize even more power and control. Power and control. In the end, that’s what the progressive socialist agenda is all about.

Have a nice day.

That's it!

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Christians are conflicted when it comes to President Donald Trump. Some proudly support him and his policies, while others just can't accept the man behind the boorish language.

Ruth Graham, daughter of the late evangelist Billy Graham, joined Glenn Beck on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to make a case for the president from a Christian's point-of-view.

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WATCH: Dem goes to Trump rally and realizes Dems are screwed in 2020

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On Thursday's radio program ,Glenn interviewed Dr. Karlyn Borysenko, who described what it was like attending a President Trump rally as a Democrat. She told Glenn Beck that crossing party lines is nearly forbidden in liberal circles but she branched out anyway — and learned quite a bit about the other side.

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Ryan: Bernie at the airport Holiday Inn

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Some poor guy booked a hotel at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Des Moines on February 3, 2020, assuming it would be a harmless Monday night. Only to find himself in the middle of an overflowing Bernie rally on the night of the caucuses.

For the record, the man was not a Bernie Sanders supporter. Far from it. He popped his head backward when I told him where I work, smiling. Well, grinning, to be precise.

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After her speech, Klobuchar wandered into the crowd, immediately submerged. Selfies. Everybody wanted them. A minute later, the other candidates began to appear on screen, giving speeches.

"Bernie," asked Justin Robert Young, host of Politics Politics Politics.

"Bernie," I said, and we paced to the car and lurked out onto the depopulated streets and the trenchant cold. But we were both bright with excitement, a couple of detectives. The valet attendants in their satin outfits saw two oddities, and they were right.

Justin Young and I had just left the Des Moines Marriott Downtown for Amy Klobuchar's "Amy for America caucus night party." She gave her speech, in a brilliant maneuver. I skated the Nissan down empty streets, quietly listening to Bernie's speech on the Iowa Public Radio station.

"I love this, what we're about to do," I said, gripping the wheel, words hurried, leaning forward, tapping my left boot. "We're going to hear Bernie talking, then we'll park, then walk through some doors and we will stroll into that very room as Bernie is giving the speech that's being broadcast to millions of people."

It was like how in the game Mario Bros., Mario can jump into giant green storm drains, occasionally. Like leaping into the television and joining the cast.

"There's nobody out on the roads," one of us said. "Holiday Inn, right up there." As broad-winged commercial airplanes floated overhead. We scoured for a parking spot and each second felt wasted. Urgent. We needed to be inside that hotel. But there was nowhere to park. Even the illegal spots were taken. Cars had creviced every inch of parking lot and curb and all that, had even jammed into dark pyramids of sludge.

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Rita Dove wrote, "I prefer to explore the most intimate moments, the smaller, crystallized details we all hinge our lives on."

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There were so many more journalists press at Bernie's event that the only media spots left were in the overflow room, which itself seemed at capacity. Dank, too. With a heavy vibe, like a sinister library.

The entire hotel exuded gloom. A quietness you hear in locker rooms after a game that should have ended differently.

Bernie supporters, dazed, stomped out into the snow, or to the bathrooms, or just in need of a bit of stomping.

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Back to Beechwood Lounge, where we watched the Super Bowl a day earlier. Although it felt like a week had passed since then.

Approaching midnight, by that point.

Because Justin consumes politics with an all-encompassing urgency. As if it's a duty. He's clearly studied history and politics for years. Part historian, part political scientist, but also part reporter and part comedian. On one hand, he's guided by the old school approach to journalism. Objectivity. Solemnity. Accuracy.

An American has the right to tell nobody who they voted for. Or maybe it's a cultural thing.

Snow everywhere you look, piles of it full of gas and oil, and rubbish as well. That day was unseasonably warm. The next would plummet us into literal freezing. The kind of day that slows everyone down. With all that ice, you have to be cautious about every step.

Shame is for the uninitiated.

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In 1990 Michael Bloomberg's employees created a short book full of crude, sexist, and shocking quotes he allegedly said at work, including one story that has him telling a female employee to "kill it" after she announced she was pregnant. Sadly, that story has him fitting right in with the Democratic party in 2020.

The booklet, titled, 'Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,' has resurfaced to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after "The Washington Post" published the full text on Saturday.

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn) shared some of the less colorful (many were too lewd to be repeated on radio,) but no less disgusting quotes.

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