Featured Headlines 1-20-2016

Featured Headlines

Wednesday, January 20

 

Facebook Cracks Down on 'Extremist Speech'

In an effort to tackle "extremist speech" online, Facebook has announced the launch of a new campaign against hate speech called the "Online Civil Courage Initiative." The announcement came Monday night as Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg told a gathered crowd in Berlin, supported by the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. MORE

Obama’s Gun Orders Hit With First Lawsuit

President Obama is facing the first court challenge over his executive action on guns. On the same day the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to Obama’s action on immigration, the conservative advocacy group Freedom Watch announced it is filing a lawsuit against the controversial gun orders. MORE

Inspector General: Clinton Emails Had Intel From Most Secretive, Classified Programs

Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers. Fox News exclusively obtained the letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server. MORE

Poll: 80 Percent of Women Support Late-Term Abortion Bans

Over 80 percent of women say they would ban late-term abortion and restrict abortion to the first three months of pregnancy, a new survey finds. According to a new Marist poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, 81 percent of Americans---including 82 percent of women and 66 percent of abortion supporters---say abortion should be banned after the first trimester of a pregnancy. MORE

Burqa-clad Special Ops Raid ISIS Bunker, Kill Chief

Burqa-clad special operations forces from Britain’s Special Air Service raided a bunker on the Islamic State group’s home turf and killed a terror chief. An eight-man squad went behind enemy lines in Raqqa, Syria, earlier this month and posed as ISIS wives before taking out a high-value target. MORE

Could College Kids Be Rand Paul’s Saving Grace In Iowa?

Presidential hopeful Rand Paul has largely been seen as an underdog during the Republican 2016 presidential primary---but his team says the support he’s garnered from the younger demographic may lead to some surprises in the early states. MORE

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

Don't miss the full interview with Eric Weinstein here.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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