Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast and YOU have to be the first responders

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A state of emergency has now been declared in four states on the East Coast. North Carolina is bracing to take the full brunt of Hurricane Florence, which has now topped 140 mile per hour winds and is getting stronger. It's expected to reach category 5 with 150 mile per hour winds by the time it reaches landfall on Thursday.

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A storm this powerful hasn't hit North Carolina for 60 years. Eisenhower was president of the United States. Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder starring Grace Kelly was one of the top movies. Kids listened to Earth Angel by The Penguins on the radio in their Chevy convertibles. In other words, it's extremely rare for a storm this powerful to hit the United States at this location. When Hurricane Hazel hit in 1954, 19 people died in North Carolina. Over 15,000 buildings were completely destroyed. It's path of destruction traveled all the way up to Buffalo New York. Sixty people died in Virginia alone.

Over 1 million people in North and South Carolina are facing mandatory evacuation orders. Tropical storm force winds will arrive by Wednesday evening with full Hurricane force winds arriving Thursday. Gas stations are beginning to run out of fuel as people scramble to fill up their tanks and five gallon gas cans. Grocery stores are selling out of water, batteries, bread and milk. I CAN NOT stress enough that the time to prepare is not 48 hours before a disaster strikes. Always have a bare minimum of 72 hours worth of food, water and fuel. It's highly possible that a storm such as Florence could knock out power for at least 2 to 3 days.

There's no time to wait for a uniform wearing government savior.

Last year Hurricane Harvey brought out the best in not only Texas but in states like Louisiana. While the Hurricane was still raging, if you looked at a freeway in Texas, you'd likely see a convoy of privately owned boats heading down to ground zero to go help out. Disaster struck and we stepped up. The government did their thing, but we didn't wait for them. Let's keep that going. It's time to say a prayer for all those in the path of this dangerous storm, and then roll up our sleeves and go help out. If you're able, go help out. If you can't physically go help, get out your wallets.

FEMA? What the heck is that? There's no time to wait for a uniform wearing government savior. This is a call to arms for Americans to show what actually makes us great. We've got this. It's time to go to work.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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