Three Things You Need to Know - October 31, 2017

Company "A" and Company "B"

Who is George Papadopoulos? Not since Carter Page, has such an obscure “foreign policy advisor” for the Trump campaign garnered such hype. The media is in full-on AHA! mode this morning. These are some of the headlines: from the New York Times, “Why George Papadopoulos is More Dangerous Than Paul Manafort.” From the Washington Post, “Russia’s Outreach to George Papadopoulos Went Just How Spies Would Have Done It. I could read them all but this is only a three hour show.

According to court records unsealed yesterday, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. The FBI said he quote: "falsely described his interactions with a certain foreign contact who discussed 'dirt' related to emails" concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.”

The interactions with Russians included a woman claiming to be related to Vladimir Putin. Spoiler alert, she wasn’t. All of this, allegedly, was to gain damaging information on Hillary. You know, they actually have a name for that. It’s the term that is sweeping the nation. It’s called “opposition research.” Oh yeah, note to the Trump Campaign: if you want to engage in opposition research, do it like the DNC and Clinton Campaign do. Have your lawyer contract a former British spy. You’ll get an extra layer of deniability that way.

So why is every single media outlet fully on board the Papadopoulos hype train? What could they possibly be doing? Perhaps it’s just irony or maybe it’s fate, but - in addition to Halloween - today is National Magic Day. The mainstream media, in reverence to this most hallowed day, is pulling a little sleight of hand. So, the question is, what’s in the other hand that we’re being distracted from?

If you read the 30 plus page Manafort indictment you might have noticed a reference to “Company A” and “Company B.” Apparently most of the media missed it. NBC News was one of the only sources to take notice. Sources told NBC that “Company A” is the Podesta Group. They were working hand in hand with Manafort lobbying for the Ukrainian Government. Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group and brother to former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, announced he was resigning from the firm that HE FOUNDED in order to fight the Muller investigation.

Wait, what?! There’s more people involved in the Russia investigation besides Manafort and Papa-what’s his name? And someone with heavy connections to the Clintons? Surely not!

Well, now I’m in trouble. I broke the cardinal rule of magicians on National Magic Day. The mainstream media will NEVER let me in their club now. Oh well. Don’t be fooled by the hand they’re showing you. The truth is there is something else they don’t want you to see.

How Harvey Changed the World

A martyr for social change.

That’s apparently how Harvey Weinstein sees himself.

Not as an alleged rapist and serial molester, but as some sort of warrior for change all of a sudden.

According to a Hollywood Insider, Weinstein is trying to spin his disgrace into a teachable moment.

He’s been allegedly telling people “that he was born to take the fall for his behavior in order to ‘change the world.’

Despite how sociopathic and ridiculous that sounds, Harvey is right. He did change the world.

Every day since his scandals came to light, it seems like another Hollywood figure is outed for their inappropriate behavior.

This week, Kevin Spacey was accused of making sexual advances on a 14-year-old in the 1980’s.

The fall-out from this accusation could destroy Spacey’s career.

Netflix quickly announced that the next season of House of Cards would be its last saying they are “deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey.” Although the decision to cancel House of Cards after the sixth season was already made months ago, it didn’t stop Netflix from taking this opportunity to create the image that they made this announcement based on Spacey’s behavior.

Look, no one wants to be associated with someone who sexually assaults another person. Spacey’s behavior is unacceptable. Weinstein’s behavior is REALLY unacceptable. And hopefully Hollywood has learned a hard, painful lesson. But, due process exists for a reason. And on Halloween, I’m afraid if we’re not careful, this might turn into a witch hunt.

Cross-ing Out Memorials

Here we go again. Another cross is under siege for the crime of being visible on land owned and maintained by the state.

This time it is the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland. Why is this cross in the news? Because the battle over it may end up in the Supreme Court and the decision could affect similar memorials all over America.

Earlier this month, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled 2-1 that the Peace Cross is unconstitutional. They said it violates the First Amendment by having, “a primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government and religion.”

The Peace Cross is a 40-foot-tall World War I memorial that commemorates 49 soldiers killed from Prince George’s County in Maryland. The monument was built in 1925, funded by local families and the American Legion.

For 92 years, this cross has entangled government and religion in ways that have wreaked untold havoc on the minds and hearts of Maryland’s citizens! Whenever someone even looks at it, they feel enslaved by the American theocracy rays shooting out of the cross, zapping their minds, and making them head to the nearest church to worship!

That kind of manipulation must be shut down.

But opponents of the Peace Cross are not actually worried about protecting the First Amendment. This is simply a case of anti-Christian bigotry.

The female manager of a pawn shop near the Peace Cross said, “We heard they may be taking it down, and I disagree with that. It just doesn’t bother anybody around here. I worry nobody is going to remember them [meaning the 49 fallen WWI soldiers]. You can’t remember something you cannot see.”

Which is exactly the outcome opponents of the Peace Cross are hoping for. Forget Christianity—and forget our soldiers in the process.

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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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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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