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GLENN: Overlooking Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. My name is Glenn Beck. Glad you're here. I want to introduce you to somebody. I don't think I've ever talked to him before. Don Wade is a guy that I wanted to be in radio when I was 8 years old and I grew up in Seattle, Washington, and Seattle has always had some of the best radio talent in the country, especially during the Sixties and the Seventies, and one of my heroes was Charlie Brown, and I actually got to work with him when he put KUBE in Seattle on the air. But he was at KJR, and he's a legend. Bruce Murdock was over at KING. And on a radio station called KTAR was a guy named Don Wade. I listened to when I moved to the Puyallup area from Mount Vernon, I couldn't get KTAC down in Mount Vernon. I had to move down to Puyallup, and I got closer to Tacoma and I listened to Don Wade, and he was the best radio talent I had ever heard and maybe one of the best radio talents that I've ever experienced on a daily basis. This guy is really good. Now, he's no longer doing what he was doing. Nobody is doing what they were doing back in the Seventie s and Eighties. Now he in 1985 he moved to Chicago and went on WLS, which he replaced Lujack, did he not, back in 1985? Another legend, and he's been there ever since. He is a guy who is nonpartisan and takes on both sides. And I mean, the guy's been fired more places than I think anybody else has ever been fired, and it's because he speaks the truth as he sees it.

Don Wade, what a pleasure to welcome you to the program, sir.

WADE: Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

WADE: Glenn, it's like I know you from...

GLENN: You don't know me.

WADE: Last night.

GLENN: You don't know me.

WADE: I watch you on TV all the time. I love your TV show.

GLENN: Really?

WADE: I can't listen to you on the radio because, you know, I do a radio show and I'm you know, and I never listen to the radio.

GLENN: Yeah. You had Charlie Gibson on.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: Yesterday.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: How blown away let's play a little bit of the first of all, this is the question on ACORN. Play the Charlie Gibson answer to Don Wade when he says, so what's up with no coverage on ABC.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: Hang on.

WADE: Okay.

GLENN: See, Don, in network radio we don't

WADE: I asked him why nobody's reporting about that.

GLENN: Yeah. And in local radio I know you have that audiotape ready for you right there, but network radio it's a little different.

WADE: You guys

GLENN: Here it is. Here it is, go ahead.

WADE: Okay, here's my news question. Senate bill yesterday passes cutting off funds to this group called ACORN. Now, we've got the we've got that bill passed and we have the embarrassing video of ACORN staffers giving tax advice on how to set up a brothel with 13 year old hookers. It has everything you could want, corruption and sleazy action, tax funded organizations, it's got government ties, but nobody's covering that story. Why?

GIBSON: I don't even know about it. So you've got me at a loss. I don't know.

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: I mean, how stunned were you?

WADE: Well, I am a simple guy, Glenn. You know, I read the paper, I go online, I listen, I watch. I love watching your show. I see Glenn Beck on, you know, on Fox News doing the ACORN video of the day, the updates every day and it gets worse and worse and worse. You got the 13 year old hookers and then you find out ACORN is the central player in the Community Reinvestment Act profiting as our economy nose dives and they were, you know, like the termites in the basement eating up the foundation and they got all our tax money and they're investigating voter fraud on a massive scale and they got ACORN convictions in multiple cities, and I'm sitting there wondering, well, I've got to ask Charlie a fair question. Because he's not the only one who's not reporting it. The other networks aren't reporting much, either. And so I just thought, well, I'll ask him a fair question. I'll say, Charlie, why isn't anybody reporting that. When he answered the way he answered, I looked at Roma, she looked at me. Her mouth was wide open. My jaw had hit the console, and we looked and just said, I can't believe he said that. I just... we just could not believe he said it because we talk with Charlie every week. Tuesdays with Charlie. And he's a decent, nice guy.

GLENN: He is.

WADE: And I don't know that he has ever lied to me. So I

GLENN: I doubt he has. He is a decent man.

WADE: I don't think, I don't think that he lied. I truly believe he just wasn't aware of the story. And I the only way and I can't read his heart. I don't know. I don't know, but I truly believe it's an indication of the diminishing role of the evening news on networks. That the anchor is a guy who walks in, the work is all done, the producers have done it all and all he does is sit there and read.

GLENN: Don, do you think that that is because I don't think it's just the evening news that is out of touch. I think, you know, the mainstream media is no longer mainstream. It's no longer the fourth branch of government as a check and balance. It is just the fourth branch of government. I mean, that's all it is. It's just, it's become a propaganda machine.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: Where all of these people that say, you know, well, we were raised on the meat and potatoes of Watergate. No, they weren't. Where are they? Where are these journalists that are supposed to be that have told us for the last ten years that they have a distrust and that's what they're supposed to do: Distrust the government and hold their feet to the fire and go in and make them accountable? Where is that?

WADE: Well, the guys in the trench coats and the little press thing and the hat, they are supposed to have what I always thought was an adversarial relationship

GLENN: Yes.

WADE: with anyone in power.

GLENN: They don't.

WADE: And they don't. They become pals with them because they get treated really well. They get to fly on Air Force One and they go on vacations with these people and it's hard to be a hard hitting skeptic when they put their arms around you and they say, hey, come on, you know.

GLENN: Let me ask you this, because you also followed it up with the tea party. And here's what Charlie Gibson said about the tea party movement.

WADE: Wasn't your face in the multitude that was marching in Washington D.C. over the weekend?

VOICE: The conservative Woodstock?

WADE: Weren't you holding a sign marching saying something down with the government or wasn't that you?

GIBSON: I was up sailing in the waters of Maine this past weekend.

VOICE: What a nice thing. Was it cold?

GIBSON: Purposely oblivious to all of this. It was exquisitely beautiful.

GLENN: Stop. Stop, stop.

WADE: Oblivious.

GLENN: Purposely oblivious.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: We are we had the University of Indiana. They have this computer program where they can count the number of bodies, you know, in a picture.

WADE: Right.

GLENN: 1.7 million people is what the number that they came up with. 1.7 million. And a newscaster is saying I am purposely oblivious to 1.7 let's just say it was 400,000 people. 400,000 people on the mall that feel like they've lost their liberty and are about to lose their country. Is that something that a newscaster should be purposely oblivious to?

WADE: No, no, no. Previously if there were a march on Washington D.C. and it was just about any other group, a week prior, the network news would be talking about the upcoming march. And they go out and interview various people across the country: Well, why are you going to the march? And, oh, you're taking the kids? Oh, that's terrific. And what you know, and, oh, these are the signs you are making. Oh, listen, that's fascinating. And for a week they would be doing this build up. It would be like a promotion for the march. And then they would be at the march. And then after the march they would be doing wall to wall everything. This march, this march was a surprise. Nobody, if you turn if you were watching network news, you didn't know that march was going to happen. And then when it did happen, it went by in the blink of an eye and then when it was over, nothing. It didn't happen.

GLENN: You know, Don we're talking to Don Wade from WLS in Chicago, probably the best radio station in the country. Seriously. I mean, you know, it just is. The I've been saying for a while that I think the paradigm is about to change in America. I haven't even known exactly what that meant. I just feel it in my gut that the paradigm is about to change. I'm beginning to feel that part of what that means is the mainstream media, the way we have always collected news, they don't even know it now. But when the mainstream media can completely ignore a march, when they can completely ignore ACORN, when they can completely ignore Van Jones and yet Van Jones is forced out in the middle of the night, ACORN loses its funding, and there are a million people on the mall, I mean, what relevance does the quote/unquote mainstream media have anymore?

WADE: Well, they are shooting themselves in the foot so to speak because your coverage on Van Jones, by the way, Glenn, was unbelievable. I was glued to my TV watching your Van Jones coverage. And then you switch to the evening news and there's nothing, nothing, until he actually left. And then they do the short little mention: Oh, by the way, Van Jones has resigned. And that was the end of that. But you are right. It is changing. People don't have to wait until 5:30, 6:30 at night, the evening news depending upon your time zone. They can't be bothered waiting because they know that they are not even going to get a straight story. They can go on the Internet, they can get it on a computer, they can get it on their Blackberry. They can get news when they want it. And they have a choice of 1,000 different sources. There's no monopoly left.

GLENN: So how does an administration I mean, you have Cass Sunstein who thinks the First Amendment is an overstatement, you think that you have Mark Lloyd who thinks that the revolution in Venezuela was Chavez was important.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: And he's glad that it happened, as soon as he understood how to control the press, he could then have that important revolution. You have people that are in this administration that want to shut down freedom of speech. How do what happens from here, Don? How do we, as broadcasters, as people, as just individuals on the Internet, how do we survive? Because nobody had to print how many people were down on the mall this weekend. Everybody in power knows. They know. You didn't have to have it in the paper. They know, believe me. How do they what happens next?

WADE: I don't know. You know, I think that the ratings for your show, and I don't your ratings for your radio show, I don't know, but I know I read in the paper about your TV show and I see how Fox is escalating in numbers, as the numbers for the mainstream networks are diminishing, and you can look at the graph and it's just steadily diminishing.

GLENN: Yeah.

WADE: They are just going down, down, down, down. Fox is going up, up, up, up. There's a reason for that, that people are starved for the truth. Now, they can say that Fox is conservative or you're conservative or whatever. That doesn't, that doesn't ring true. Because what you, for instance, talk about with the ACORN problem, it's not a Republican or Democratic problem. It's just a human decency problem. How many people support 13 year old whores? I don't.

GLENN: I don't. I don't know anybody who does.

WADE: Both of our senators in Illinois, both of them, Durbin and what's his name, you know, the

GLENN: Yeah, the new guy.

WADE: That guy.

GLENN: What's his name? He was

WADE: Roland.

GLENN: He was being chased by Fox yesterday. The guy was like 70 years old. He was like in a sprint.

WADE: Well, I pretend not to know his name because, you know, he is engraving his name on his monument. But both of our senators support giving money to an organization that apparently thinks it's okay for 12 to 15 year old little girls to be hooking. And I don't quite understand that and I think that people, they say that's a real story. I'm a Democrat, I'm an independent, I'm a Republican. It doesn't matter. I'm just a human, I'm a decent human being and that's not okay. And if Fox is the only station that's going to carry it, I'll watch them. To me people seek out what they think is the truth.

PAT: Yeah.

WADE: And whether they get it on the Internet or they get it on Glenn Beck or

GLENN: Whatever.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: At least, you know, somebody asked me the other day what is the secret. In fact, it's an article written on me in Newsmax. And they came into the office and they said, what is the secret to your success? And, you know, is it this, is it that, are you going after this person or that person? I said, no, I think the secret of the success is in, Don, you just said it: People are starving for the truth. And you may not agree with my version of the truth, but at least most people in this audience, if they listen to me for any period of time, they know that I am genuine and it's what I believe is the truth. And I'm willing to say what I believe and let the chips fall where they may. That's all that's required. I can disagree with your version of the truth. If I believe you are an honest broker of information. You might come up with a different answer than I do, but are you an honest broker of information. Are you trying to get it right? I don't think a lot of people in the media are even trying to get it right anymore.

WADE: I like the way you put your arguments together and I think that you, in another life, could be a trial lawyer. I'm sorry, dirty word. You could be a trial lawyer because you do: A leads to B leads to C, therefore D. And then with a big piece of chalk underneath, D. And then the best part of you, Glenn, is that not only do you have the facts and do you lay them out in a really convincing manner but you've got a sense of humor, which is missing from the left. The left doesn't understand humor.

GLENN: Yeah.

WADE: And that's

GLENN: Well, it is amazing to me. It is amazing to me that they are, that they are in the position that they are. Don, I've got to run.

WADE: Yeah.

GLENN: But I thank you so much. You are just, you are fantastic. I've been a big fan since long ago.

WADE: Well, maybe you can join me in the morning sometime.

GLENN: I'd love to.

WADE: And we'll giggle a little.

GLENN: I'd love it. Thanks very much. Appreciate it. Don Wade from WLS in Chicago.

Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

New installments come Mondays and Thursdays. Check out my Twitter. Email me at kryan@blazemedia.com

On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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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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