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Senator Elizabeth Dole

GLENN: Is Elizabeth Dole on with us now? Let's go to Elizabeth Dole. Senator Dole, how are you?

SENATOR DOLE: Fine, how are you doing this morning?

GLENN: I'm doing good. I understand I made a mistake yesterday. I crossed two stories, you know, and how that happens, they said in Ghostbusters, whatever you do, don't cross the streams and that's exactly what happened to me. Did I make your phone ring yesterday unfortunately?

SENATOR DOLE: I think there were a few angry people.

GLENN: Okay.

SENATOR DOLE: Who said, she voted for this? And of course, I had been very much against the bailout.

GLENN: My apologies for that, and I wanted to make sure that we put you on the air right away to correct it. In fact, I want to give you a special number so you can call in to the studio. If anything -- it won't, but if anything like that -- I'm afraid of, you know, the whole Fairness Doctrine. So -- because we try to make our mistakes against congress very, very minimal. I'm going to give you a phone number so you can call in at any time if you want to call in.

SENATOR DOLE: Sure.

GLENN: I apologize for that. Okay. So you were against the Fairness Doctrine. Can you tell me, do you have any idea why John McCain decided to go for it with all of this pork in it?

SENATOR DOLE: Well, I can't speak for John but what I can tell you about John's background here is that John McCain back in 2003 -- and I had just joined the Senate. It was my first year in the Senate, and I came up with legislation along with two other members of the banking committee to push hard for a world class regulator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and these entities spent millions, tens of millions of dollars. In fact, by the time it was finally passed, it took five years, it was passed in July of this year in the housing bill. They had spent $100 million lobbying against our bill, and John McCain had signed onto that bill, made a floor speech and literally most of what's going on right now, Glenn, it would have been prevented, if that bill to rein in Fannie and Freddie, to have a world class regulator with oversight to take care of the excesses and to make sure what they were doing with their portfolios and overseeing new products and so on, if that legislation had passed, all of this could have been prevented or most of it. So that really infuriates me.

GLENN: I can't -- I don't know, honestly I don't know how people sleep at night one way or another if you work in Washington, how you sleep with somebody just making stuff up whole and just saying, "Oh, no, it's this guy's fault." When I see Barney Frank and I see Chris Dodd and I see these guys on television, blood shoots out of my eyes because I can't believe -- how do they sleep at night?

SENATOR DOLE: I know, and I have to tell you that in April 2005 we were having a committee hearing, banking committee on Fannie and Freddie and Chuck Schumer said they're doing a very, very good job. Now, that's the same Chuck Schumer who is spending -- he's committed almost $10 million to run ugly, mean, untruthful ads against me in North Carolina. He's trying to buy North Carolina.

GLENN: Chuck Schumer is?

SENATOR DOLE: Chuck Schumer.

GLENN: Why is Chuck Schumer involved?

SENATOR DOLE: Chuck Schumer is the chairman of the Democratic senatorial campaign committee and so he is sending all of this money in. Can you imagine having $10 million coming in against you in ugly, mean spirited ads? So that's taking place, George Soros, moveon.org, you know, altogether it comes to about $10 million.

GLENN: Senator Dole, you --

SENATOR DOLE: Same Chuck Schumer who sat there and said that Fannie and Freddie were doing just great when we were trying so hard to get legislation to rein them in and to make sure that we were protecting people.

GLENN: What do you -- I mean, you have to go home at night and just look at the state of our country and look at the absolute left wing. These aren't Democrats. These are left wing, some of them, Marxist in their philosophy and see what's coming our way and know that your race could be the tipping point for even a filibuster.

SENATOR DOLE: That's right.

GLENN: What is coming our way if we don't even have a filibuster?

SENATOR DOLE: I know, and you look at what's going to happen here. They sweetened this bill with $150 billion more when it went back over to the House side. So it's now like at, you know, not just 700 but $850 billion in order to get the House votes. But Chuck Schumer's trying to do, and this goes back to your point, he's trying to get to 60 votes. And why do you want 60 votes? Because then you are filibuster-proof. In other words, you can't -- the other side can't stop things from going through. They have got the votes to push back and so you get tax increases and you get judges making law from the bench.


GLENN: Oh, you'll erase -- and I know this probably didn't work in your favor yesterday because of my mistake, but you'll erase talk radio, you will erase -- the Fairness Doctrine will be gone. There will be no one left to stand up against anything.

SENATOR DOLE: Right.

GLENN: The only two times we've had this, if I'm not mistaken, was the New Deal and then the Great Society. Those are the only two times this has happened.

SENATOR DOLE: Well, you know, there are 23 of us running and there are only 12 on the other side. So you can see how they are going after trying to get that 60, and no question. Even if you get 57, 58, you know, you are close enough if you can pick up a person here or two and it just means you can't fight back on anything. It just goes rolling through and excuse me, but all hell breaks through, you know?

GLENN: Do you mean holding on for just a second? I've got a network break. I'd like to come back and talk about what happened, you know, during this bill. Was there anybody outraged when they started sweetening it? Was there anybody that said, oh, my gosh, now this is even, now this is even worse.

SENATOR DOLE: Well, there were -- I made suggestions as to, there were 200 economists who said there are better ways to do this. We can get this done. But we need to just stay here and get it done right because it's too important to the country.

GLENN: Do you mind, could you hang on for just a second?

SENATOR DOLE: I can do just a couple more minutes but I've got a 10:00 that I have to travel to.

GLENN: If you don't mind, we'll take a quick three minute break and then we'll come right back with you.

(OUT 9:43)

GLENN: Senator Dole, I know you're pressed for time. If we just cover one question here before you have to run and that is, where does this congress stop? We've done the bailout bill. We're talking now about taking on commercial paper, we're talking about, you know, bailing out now student loans, credit cards, everything else. Where do they stop?

SENATOR DOLE: Well, you know, we tried very hard through providing legislation for the secretary of education so that more liquidity could be provided. Literally billions of dollars was permitted for me to ensure that student loans were not impacted. A lot of work took place earlier on that. The thing that gets me is these 200 or more economists say, you know, there are other ways to do this that could be so much more effective like providing secured loans or establishing a loan guarantee program or providing a significant and immediate tax credit for purchasing a home, you know, the mark-to-market accounting, to suspend that for a period of time. So I had a whole list of suggestions for, hey, let's do this a different way.

GLENN: Was anybody listening at all?

SENATOR DOLE: At that point, you know, of course the House of Representatives was very much concerned but then you get all these added goodies, this $150 billion added to the $700 billion and everyone's in a hurry and, you know, something as important as this, as much as I wanted to be in North Carolina, stay there, get it done right, it's too important for the future of America.

GLENN: Senator Dole, we wish you luck and we'll talk to you again.

SENATOR DOLE: Thank you. I look forward to it. Thank you. Bye now.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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