Iowa visit means Spartacus 2020 is a done deal

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Guess who's coming to Iowa? Everyone's favorite Spartacus – Senator Cory Booker!

The Senator from New Jersey is moving on from his "I am Spartacus" moment during the Kavanaugh hearing last week (a moment that was way more heroic in Booker's mind than in reality). Now he's preparing to dazzle Iowa Democrats as the featured speaker at their Fall gala in October. Is it too early to start printing Spartacus for Prez bumper stickers?

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Unfortunately, it's apparently not too early because potential Democratic candidates are already jockeying for position. Seven other Democrats, plus Bernie Sanders, have made appearances in Iowa in recent months, each one nurturing their own Oval Office dream.

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price says, "…we welcome anyone who wants to help us get Democrats elected in 2018, and we're happy to have Senator Booker's help. This dinner is only about the great opportunities ahead of us in this election this fall."

Riiiiiight. Sure it is.

There are two schools of thought on showing up in Iowa, kind of like asking the most popular girl in school to the prom. You can either come right out and ask her, early and often, and hope she likes you – which is what Bernie, and now Booker, is doing by visiting Iowa over two years before the next presidential election. Or, you can just flirt awhile, pretend like you're not interested, and hope Iowa ends up asking you to the prom. That's the current Joe Biden approach.

Spartacus 2020 is a done deal.

Booker has placed four staffers in Iowa to work on the campaigns of state Democratic candidates. Traditionally, that's an indicator that you're getting serious about a White House run. It also makes his Spartacus stunt even more obvious as an attention-grab.

Over the next couple weeks, if Booker is photographed wearing a hard hat, kissing a baby, eating pancakes in a small-town diner, or especially doing all three at the same time, you'll know Spartacus 2020 is a done deal.

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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