Featured Headlines 12-29-2015

Featured Headlines

Tuesday, December 29

 

Chick-fil-A Opens on Sunday for 'Best Reason Possible'

Chick-fil-A, known for its strict policy of being closed on Sundays to encourage employees to rest and worship, opened doors at several north Texas locations this Sunday to provide free food for people whose homes were ravaged by tornadoes. The Christian-owned restaurant chain remained closed to the public, but employees were there to prepare and distribute free food to emergency responders and others in the aftermath of the deadly storms. MORE

German Reporter: The Only Country ISIS Fears

Reporter Jurgen Todenhofer, a former member of the German Parliament, spent 10 extraordinary days with ISIS behind enemy lines in Iraq and Syria, accompanied by his son Frederic. He returned saying the group behind the Paris attacks was “preparing the largest religious cleansing in history” and with a “pessimistic” view on what can be done to combat it. Todenhofer, who is the author of My 10 Days in the Islamic State told Jewish News “The only country ISIS fears is Israel. They told me they know the Israeli army is too strong for them.” MORE

Family and Friends Honor Zaevion Dobson

Accounts indicate Zaevion Dobson, a Knoxville, Tennessee, teen, died shielding three young girls from gunfire by gang members, but words his family members and friends spoke to various media outlets show his heroics won't be forgotten. Zenobia Dobson, Zaevion's mother, spoke about his actions and finding optimism despite "her baby's" death. "It was an honor for my son to protect another individual." MORE

Guinea Officially Declared Ebola-Free

The nation of Guinea has officially been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization. It’s a major milestone in the fight against the virus that killed more than 11,000 around the world—2,500 in Guinea alone, where doctors say the outbreak first began. As the BBC notes, being free from the virus means that at least 42 days have passed—the length of two incubation periods for the virus in humans—since the last infected person received two negative test results. MORE

U.S. Taxpayers Pay Iran's Compensation to Hostages

Iraqi military forces on Monday retook a strategic government complex in the city of Ramadi from Islamic State militants who have occupied the city since May, military officials said — a symbolic victory that could help lift the morale of Iraq’s beleaguered security forces as they battle to retake the rest of the city. MORE

Syrian Monument to be Recreated in Trafalgar Square

In defiant gesture against ISIS, a replica of a 2,000-year-old monument in Palmyra, Syria, that apparently survived an Islamic State (ISIS) bombing campaign will be erected in Trafalgar Square during World Heritage Week in April 2016. The arch is said to be all that remains of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, which is considered to be one of the most important religious buildings of the 1st century AD in the Middle East. Satellite imagery revealed that the temple was almost entirely destroyed by ISIS in late August 2015. Founded in AD32, the temple was converted into a Christian church during the Byzantine era, and later into a mosque when Islam arrived in the region. MORE

 

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

Watch the video clip below:

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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