CPAC 2012

This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is CPAC, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. With a constantly changing GOP primary, a divided conservative base, and a growing grass roots influence, this year’s conference is one that you’ll want to pay attention to. We’ll be hearing from all the major players in conservative new media, like Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Erick Erickson, our very own SE Cupp, and many others. You can also expect rousing speeches from the GOP primary candidates trying to get the support they need to take on Obama in November.

As a Glenn Beck watcher and listener, you are knowledgeable on and care about the issues that are threatening the future of our country: the growing debt that is enslaving our future generations, securing our border, the threat against Israel and growing Islamic extremism in the Middle East, and the constant attacks on our faith and the Constitution here at home.

Right here you'll find CPAC coverage on those key issues and many others facing the country, we'll let you know where our current and possible future political leaders stand, and what groups are working to bring real change and restore the founding principles of our country.

CPAC is always full of surprises. Last year attendees ran into everyone from Rep. Allen West and Rep. Paul Ryan, to Richard Dreyfuss (you know…the guy from movies like Jaws and Mr. Hollands Opus) and the always entertaining Jimmy McMillan, the guy who wanted to run for office under the “rent is too damn high” party platform. Who, as it turned out, claimed he is a big Sarah Palin fan. This year it looks like the unexpected guest will be ‘Occupy CPAC,’ who is being organized by the AFL-CIO.

Make sure to follow @GBTV on twitter and tweet us questions you want answered from the GOP presidential candidates. Check back here for real time updates, pictures, speech coverage, and more LIVE from CPAC 2012 this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Go here more information on CPAC, the speakers, and what you can expect.

 
Check back here for real time updates, pictures, speech coverage, and more LIVE from CPAC 2012 this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Go here more information on CPAC, the speakers, and what you can expect.

Make sure to follow @GBTV on twitter and tweet us questions you want answered from the GOP presidential candidates.

Highlights from Thursday, February 9th at CPAC

Read about Marco Rubio's speech: "Marco Rubio: Is America Still An Exceptional Nation?"

Rick Perry on the border

Blog Bash: Video of the Year goes to… Attaaaaack Waaaatch

Highlights from Friday, February 10th at CPAC

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum addressed CPAC this morning. See a recap and watch the full speech.

Congressman Allen West (FL-R) took some time to visit Bloggers Row…

In case you missed it… Earlier today on radio Glenn caught up with SE Cupp live from CPAC

The image that silenced bloggers row...

SE Cupp asks CPAC attendees who they would like to see run against Obama in November: GBTV's Straw Poll

Highlights from Saturday, February 11th at CPAC

Joe the Plumber is back, and looking for a different job title. SE Cupp checked in with everyone's favorite plumber to see what his big plans are for 2012.

Chuck Woolery took a few minutes at CPAC to talk to SE Cupp about an upcoming appearance on The Glenn Beck Program to make a big announcement.

Scott Rasmussen breaks down the CPAC Straw poll

What does the GOP presidential nominee have to do to make Grover Norquist happy? Find out in his interview with SE Cupp...

Daniel Hannan, Member of European Parliament, quotes the founders and warns America.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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