HERE are the two words that could denuclearize North Korea: McDonald's Pyongyang

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Big Mac diplomacy may be the Trump administration's recipe for peace with North Korea. Who would've thought that the President's love of the 'Golden Arches' could end up being common ground to help facilitate historic talks with the repressive regime? I know you can't really tell by looking at him, but Kim Jong Un apparently has a soft spot for a McDonald's quarter-pounder with cheese and extra-large fries.

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Could McDonald's be the actual reason that North Korea seems so eager to make this summit happen with the U.S.? According to U.S. officials the answer is, at least in part, yes. Apparently, Kim Jong Un may allow a McDonald's in Pyongyang as “a show of goodwill to the U.S." How generous of him.

It's said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. But what if the man has no heart, like Kim Jong Un? Is the promise of regular Happy Meals and chocolate milkshakes really all it takes to get Kim to relinquish his nukes? If so, why didn't the last big presidential McDonald's fan – Bill Clinton – think of this?

Regardless of North Korea's motive, the opening of a McDonald's there would be a potentially monumental breakthrough. Historically, when McDonald's franchises open in communist nations, it's usually a precursor to shaking off communist rule. Russians waited in line for hours when the first McDonald's opened in Moscow in 1990. It seems once a population goes Big Mac, there's no going back. Of course, Russia still has Putin, so maybe they need an In-N-Out Burger.

Historically, when McDonald's franchises open in communist nations, it's usually a precursor to shaking off communist rule.

During the 1970s, when McDonald's first expanded into Europe, its tagline there was “United Tastes of America." More than just offering burgers and fries, it was symbolic of American success, and that your country could have it too. Ray Kroc called his company “my personal monument to capitalism," and in a real sense, that's what McDonald's franchises became in many places overseas.

Of course, it may just be that international sanctions have put the squeeze on Kim's fast-food habit. His father, Kim Jong Il, apparently used to fly in McDonald's from China. Perhaps now Kim Jong Un simply needs a more convenient way to curb those midnight Big Mac attacks. If so, it's pretty much par for the course. Kim will be Lovin' It, right there in Pyongyang, while the rest of his people continue to subsist on shoe leather.

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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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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