Korean peace: Either history will be made or we're being set up to be duped again

Does it kind of seem like everyone’s jumping the gun a little bit lately when it comes to North Korea? Now, don’t get me wrong, last week’s meeting between the two Korean leaders was historic, but it was hard to see it as anything more than a suped-up dog and pony show.

The two leaders shook hands while posing for cameras on each side of the border, and Kim Jong-un rode around in his limo with his platoon of bodyguards running ridiculously in formation around the car. Kim Jong-un pledged to denuclearize, shut down his nuclear testing facility, and even put an end to the seven-decade-long war.

It was a heck of a spectacle, but I fear it may be little more than just that --- a highly produced and choreographed show.

I woke up this morning and saw that the president of South Korea has called on President Trump to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea. Now I realize that presidents have been given that award for far less --- Obama received his for waking up that morning and brushing his teeth --- but we might want to tap the brakes a bit here.

I’m not diminishing what the Trump administration has achieved here, but South Korea is clearly engaging in a charm offensive. Look, I get it, if this whole thing goes south --- pun kind of intended --- South Korea would take the worst of it. They’re desperate, and for good reason, but we can’t let that manipulate us into making a mistake here.

I hate to do this, but I’m going to rain a little on this parade. Look, the North Koreans are smart. They should have fallen after they lost their benefactor, the Soviet Union, but they endured on. Somehow a country the size of PENNSYL-FRIGGIN-VANIA has been able to hold the attention of the entire world for SEVENTY YEARS.

It’s really kind of amazing. Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, North Korea has held our attention by dangling its nuclear program like a worm on a hook. It even tempted President Clinton in the same way President Trump is being tempted now. Clinton gave in, dropping sanctions and providing humanitarian aid. He even sent Madeline Albright to meet with Kim Jong-il in the same way Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong-un.

North Korea has promised a lot of things lately, but all that is moot until we hear what they want in return.

Those negotiations ultimately failed when it was found out that North Korea was continuing their nuclear program in secret. But in the end, they got what they wanted. Clinton dropped sanctions and gave relief. Their nuclear program continued.

North Korea has promised a lot of things lately, but all that is moot until we hear what they want in return. Nothing is free, and I fear that they’re going to ask for more than we’re willing to give. Never forget, North Korea is STILL North Korea. They haven’t changed. They’re still murdering their own people, and more recently Otto Warmbier, from within concentration camps. Two things are about to happen.

Either history will be made, OR the entire world is being set up to be duped --- AGAIN --- the same way North Korea has been manipulating the world and surviving for the last 70 years. Let’s pray that it's the former.

Bill O'Reilly: Adam Schiff is in 'wonderland' during the Senate impeachment trial

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, Bill O'Reilly gave his latest take on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and explained why he thinks House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is like "Alice in Wonderland."

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to discuss the latest developments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

According to Cruz, Thursday was a "very consequential day" in the otherwise tedious and redundant impeachment proceedings.

"Yesterday, the House managers effectively threw Joe Biden under the bus," Cruz said. "They doubled down on what they started doing on the first day of arguments, which was making their entire case ... based on the proposition that there was zero evidence to justify investigating Burisma [the Ukrainian natural gas company that paid then-Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on the board]."

Cruz went on to explain that every time the Democrats, namely House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), rehash the "zero-evidence" argument, they open the door for Republicans to present the overwhelming evidence that contradicts those claims.

"That proposition, that there's zero evidence to investigate Burisma, is utterly and completely absurd. So, I'm looking forward to Saturday when the president's lawyers will begin presenting his case. Because what the Democrats have done, is they have opened the door to this. And I hope the president's lawyers will stand up and systematically lay out the case," Cruz said.

"They've been arguing that Hunter Biden is completely irrelevant to this case. Well, the House managers have now, through their arguments, made Hunter Biden not only relevant — he was always relevant — but critical now," he continued. "They built the entire case, like a house of cards, on the proposition that there was no reasonable basis to investigate Burisma. And that's just absurd."

The two also discussed Cruz's new podcast, "Verdict with Ted Cruz," which he records with Daily Wire host Michael Knowles each night following the Senate trial.

"Last night's podcast went through systematically ... all of the overwhelming evidence of corruption from Burisma that any president, not only had the authority to investigate, but the responsibility to investigate," Cruz said. "And that, ultimately, is why President Trump is going to be acquitted at the end of this process."

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The violent crime rate in the United States has continued to decline every year since 1991 and last year the violent crime rate nationwide was down another 3% from the previous year.

Unfortunately for the people living in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, represented by Ilhan Omar (D), this trend toward a safer and more secure America does not apply in Minneapolis. In fact, Minneapolis police report a 53% increase in robberies since the controversial congresswoman took office in January 2019.

Minneapolis has also become the terrorist recruitment capital of the U.S. More people in Rep. Omar's district have either joined or attempted to join terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda, al-Shabab, and ISIS, than any other place in the nation.

So, how is Rep. Omar addressing these issues? Is it just a coincidence that Minneapolis' representative in Congress is known for sowing division and hatred?

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Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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