Glenn Beck: What would Thomas Paine say?

GLENN: Have you disagreed with anything yet? I mean, you could kind of pick and choose around here a little bit but I mean, I watched this video last night and you know what's funny? The tour that we're about to do. Didn't I announce the name of the tour? The tour that we're about to do this summer is the Common Sense Tour. I've been telling you that I've been reading Common Sense for a while. This is basically the second half of the tour that is coming to a town near you this summer. I mean, this guy has nailed Thomas Paine. And you listen to all of this stuff and none of it is about politics. None of this is about Barack Obama.

He did an earlier piece that came out, what, a year ago, year and a half ago? If George Bush was in office, none of this is about politics. And when he said your military, they never fail you, how true it is. How true it is.

All right. We're going to include this in our free e-mail newsletter at GlennBeck.com. You'll see the rest of it. The ending of it I think is pretty, is pretty -- the last couple of lines is really powerful. And just, holy cow. Holy cow. There's a couple of things in here that, you know, he talks about. What were the -- he talked about a couple of solutions that I disagreed with, but you know what? The sentiment is right.

STU: Is that actually true that a congressman who serves one term gets his salary for his entire life?

GLENN: I think it is. I know that they get all of the benefits and everything else for life.

STU: Maybe that's what they mean?

GLENN: I'm not sure it's the entire salary. But it is an amazing --

STU: That can't be possible.

GLENN: Joe? Just ask one of our researchers.

STU: Maybe benefits.

GLENN: Joe, find out.

STU: I don't know. That doesn't seem possible.

GLENN: These guys, this is the problem and this is what I've kind of been going in my mind over and over and over again. You know, I might as well tell you. I'm rewriting Common Sense. I'm rewriting Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and I have been working on it since December and I have really been studying it and quite honestly the first time I read it, I thought, oh, my gosh, I can't rewrite this. And this came to me. I just had this feeling that I need to get Common Sense and read some more Thomas Paine and I think maybe I should rewrite it. And in one day three people that I really respect called me and e-mailed me and said, Glenn, you know, I've been thinking, have you thought about rewriting Common Sense. And we were on the book tour and I said, the next bookstore we go to, you know, would one of you guys go and get Thomas Paine's Common Sense. And I read it and it is some of the most powerful writing you have ever seen. It's quite amazing. Absolutely amazing. But the secret of it is there's no shame in it. There is no second thought of, well, I don't know, this party says this or this party. This was common sense. And everybody says, "Oh, you're trying to be a populist" or whatever. No. The populist sentiment is Common Sense! We have just moved so far away from common sense and we need to see it again. We need to see it again. So we'll give you that in our free e-mail newsletter. This Thomas Paine on video. And pass it on to all of your friends and then connect. Please, connect. Go to The912Project.com and connect with other people that are thinking like you and quite honestly some people who aren't thinking like you. There are people that are more liberal than you, more conservative than you. It doesn't matter. It is a space where you create it. You are the one. Don't get caught up, though, in hate and arguing back and forth and playing politics with it. Just go into your principles and follow your principles and help us develop this site to where people all around the country can connect wit h one another. Please. Common sense tells you that we're in trouble. Common sense tells you that we the people are responsible for it and we the people are the only ones to fix it. Not those people that we are paying and overpaying in Washington on both sides of the aisle, but we the people.

On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn Beck sat down with radio show host, author, political commentator, and film critic, Michael Medved.

Michael had an interesting prediction for the 2020 election outcome: a brokered convention by the DNC will usher in former First Lady Michelle Obama to run against President Donald Trump.

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