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Miss California will keep her crown for now and Donald Trump will announce Tuesday if she'll keep her title. The state beauty pageant has been investigating whether she violated her contract by failing to reveal that she posed in her underwear as a teenager.

But while most of the media will be showing you racy pictures of this woman even as they talk about how awful they are, the one thing they won't talk about is the truth: The pictures are simply another example of misdirection.

Miss California's crown isn't at stake over the photo, but rather for having the same position as President Obama on gay marriage.

How could she be such a hate-monger?

She's not. It's misdirection: Make people look at the hatemonger and her hot pictures while a real agenda plays out unnoticed.

It's the same thing with ACORN, the community organizing group that became notorious for voter registration fraud allegations during the 2008 election. Everyone wants to focus on politics and make this out to be a left-right issue.

I guess the idea is that when people are outraged about a Las Vegas registrar saying he believes that almost half of ACORN's registration forms are fake or about the ongoing ACORN fraud investigations in 14 states, it's only because they're bitter about John McCain losing to ACORN's old pal Barack Obama. It has nothing to do with the rule of law or free and fair elections — it's just about politics.

But that's just noise; it's misdirection.

So while the right hand plays games, what's the left hand doing? In case you missed it, here's what happened on Friday:

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KAREN INMAN, FIRED ACORN BOARD MEMBER: The organization, I think, had a good message to begin with and then they looked to see how much money they generated and how much power they got. And so, instead of having it trickle down — trickle up from the membership, which is what it is supposed to be, they've looked and said, "Hmm, we can get X amount of dollars here. We'll convince our membership that this is what we should be working on."

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In other words, the left hand is counting the money.

ACORN and other activist groups are eligible to apply for $2 billion in federal funds to redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes. Of course, if you think about it only as left-right, you could play that off as just a thank you from the Obama administration — the main beneficiary of their efforts.

But that's not all this is about. ACORN is also deeply tied to the powerful SEIU, the Service Employees International Union.

On ACORN's own Web site, SEIU Locals 100 and 880 are identified as allied organizations; the Department of Labor also has financial disclosure forms showing $600,000 in transactions between just those two ACORN groups and the SEIU, other similar filings show that organized labor has kicked back a total of $2.4 million to ACORN.

Given that SEIU donated $33 million to President Obama's campaign and also spent a lot of money supporting other Democrats around the country, would you be shocked to hear that the administration sides with them in important issues?

For example, the California governor's office was reportedly informed that trimming $74 million in worker pay could cost the state its $6.8 billion in stimulus money. Where I come from, that's not "informing" that's "extorting."

But why was the SEIU even at the table in the first place? For the same reason that ACORN is also helping out with the 2010 Census: The SEIU, ACORN and the Obama administration are all about money and power and they're all in it together.

It's not about left and right, it's about right and wrong and you'll only see that clearly once we all stop falling for the distractions of those who just want control.

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How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

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Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

Watch the full special below:

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