Morning Brief 2022-07-21

TOP OF HOUR 3

GUEST: Becky Hope
TOPIC: Why is the DOJ involved in this Utah school district?

BOTTOM OF HOUR 3
GUEST: David & Terry
TOPIC: Glenn surprises the first Badge of Merit winner live on air!

CB, RR, JB, SK, BM, NN

Domestic News...

"Critical Stage": Feds Consider Charging Hunter Biden With Multiple Crimes, Including Gun-Related Crime
CNN reported that investigators appear to have narrowed their focus to potential tax crimes and “gun-related” crimes.

Video: Rapper slaps Biden family with viral dis track
This went viral last week, but is a good companion to the latest Hunter news.

New York Times Inadvertently Makes The Case For More Concealed Carry
The evidence shows that an armed citizen is more likely to stop a mass shooting than any of the policies being advocated by Democrats.

Horowitz: BLM activist who burned cop car gets lenient sentence to protect him from deportation
Setting a police car on fire during a riot is a pretty serious crime, don’t you think? Some might even call it an insurrection. Yet, in the case of BLM arsonist Ayoub Tabri, he was sentenced to just one year in prison. How much do you think a January 6er would have served for such a crime?

Man convicted of murdering retired police captain during St. Louis BLM riot
A jury found Stephan Cannon guilty of killing David Dorn on June 2, 2020. Cannon was convicted of first-degree murder, meaning the jury concluded he had premeditated the killing. He was also found guilty of robbery, burglary and armed criminal action.

Portland camp imagines life without cops, features BLM coloring book
A far-left volunteer group in Portland, Oregon, is offering “a free, radical social justice camp” that has promoted Black Lives Matter-themed material, taught indigenous land maps and called for the abolishment of police in past summers.

Boise City Council Bars Enforcement Of Idaho’s Statewide Abortion Ban
The city council in Boise, Idaho approved a resolution by a 3-2 vote Tuesday to make the state capital a “sanctuary city” for the abortion industry.

Vasectomy demand is surging post-Roe decision, clinics report
“I'm normally scheduled out for two to four weeks," Dr. Charles Monteith said. "Now, I’m scheduled out for three months.”

An inside look at Ivana Trump's elegant Manhattan funeral service
Ivana Trump’s funeral was a glamorous final tribute to the 1980s style icon — complete with extravagant rose arrangements and a blown up copy of her Vanity Fair magazine cover.

GoFundMe for Indiana pizza man who saved 5 from burning home raises nearly $500K
His cousin created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for the heroic pizza delivery driver’s recovery after he suffered cuts and burns during the rescue. His injuries required treatment for several days at a hospital.

SHOCK REPORT: Legalizing Drugs Leads To Increased Drug Use
Cannabis use has surged across the United States, disproportionately in states that legalized the substance.

Taco Bell manager dumped ‘boiling’ water on customers who complained: suit
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $1 million after the two saw their lives “forever changed” during a stop at a Taco Bell in Dallas.

Worker steals $22K in $1 bills from Rhode Island strip club
A Providence strip club was robbed of $22,000 – all in $1 bills by a worker of the joint who disguised his skin tone during the gunpoint heist.

Politics...

Biden says he has cancer in latest gaffe
Biden said Wednesday that he has cancer, forcing the White House press office to quickly clarify that he was referring to skin cancer treatment that he had before taking office last year. The remark initially appeared to be a stunningly casual health announcement during a speech about global warming.

Dems Candidates Are Crushing GOP Opponents When It Comes To Fundraising
The GOP has historically earned more than Democrats when it comes to “small-dollar donors” — those pledging less than $200 — but are down by over $75 million in the current election cycle in donations from this key demographic, Axios reported.

Democrat: The Word ‘Abortion’ Is Used by Pro-Lifers to ‘Raise Emotions,’ so ‘Stop’ Using It
“All I hear is a bunch of conversations where the word ‘abortion, abortion, abortion’ is meant as a negative term,” Congresswoman Kathleen Rice complained.

AOC defends fake handcuff stunt at protest after criticism, mockery
“No faking here. Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest,” AOC said.

AOC and Ilhan Omar coordinated Supreme Court arrest stunt with Soros-funded dark money group
Getting arrested was the whole point of the stunt, AOC said in an Instagram post. She said organizers of the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund asked her and her colleagues to "submit themselves for arrest in front of the Supreme Court."

House Democrats don't have the votes for an assault weapons ban
More than six House Democrats remain uncommitted to such a ban, delaying or nixing its passage.

Court Orders DOJ To Cough Up Biden’s Election-Takeover Documents Before Midterms
A federal district court ruled last week that the Biden Department of Justice must hand over documents related to Biden’s executive order federalizing elections before the 2022 midterms and not after.

Polling...

Poll: Biden’s Approval Rating Just Hit Another Record Low
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll out Wednesday noted a record low approval rating for President Joe Biden at just 36 percent approval.

Poll: Only 19 Percent of Hispanics Approve of Joe Biden’s Job Performance
Just 22 percent of Hispanics want Biden to run for president again in 2024.

New voter registration data show GOP surpassing Democrats in key states
Republicans now lead in registered voters in 12 states, compared to 10 states and Washington, D.C., where Democrats have the plurality.

Democrat Poll: Trump Viewed Far More Favorably than Biden
50% of battleground respondents approve of Trump, while Biden’s approval rating among the same constituents is marked at only 37%.

Economy...

Mortgage demand drops to a 22-year low
Buyers have been contending with high prices all year, but with rates almost double what they were in January, they’ve lost considerable purchasing power.

"It’s A Scam": House Republicans Prepare Next Salvo In War On Woke Capital
Members of the Republican Study Committee detailed steps to combat ESG investing, which critics refer to as “woke capital,” during a Monday round-table discussion.

CNBC grills Buttigieg about White House’s gas price ‘victory lap’
“If prices go back up, do you then have to take blame for the higher prices you take a victory lap now,” CNBC anchor Becky Quick asked.

Ford Plans To Cut 8,000 Jobs So It Can Fund EV Push: Report
The cuts, though still pending, are expected to be implemented in the coming weeks.

Border...

Illegals sent to NYC amid homeless shelter crisis have no local ties, were directed here by Biden admin
On Tuesday, Adams said more than 2,800 asylum-seeking migrants entered the city’s shelter system in recent weeks and he called on Biden to send “additional resources immediately.”

Republicans investigate Biden's firing of Trump-appointed immigration judges
“At least some of these terminations appear to have been the result of a coordinated effort between the Biden-Harris Administration and far-left immigration advocates,” Grassley and Jordan wrote in the letter.

Border Patrol pushes back on Mayorkas claim that southern border is secure: ‘They are liars’
Border Patrol have encountered more than 200,000 migrants a month for four months

WAR News... 

CIA Director estimates 15,000 Russians killed in Ukraine war
“I think the latest estimates from the U.S. intelligence community would be, you know, something in the vicinity of 15,000 killed and maybe three times that wounded, so a quite significant set of losses.”

"More Pronouns, Less Recruits": U.S. Military Facing "Unprecedented" Recruiting Crisis Under Biden
The Associated Press reported that U.S. Army officials said this week that they will be 10,000 recruits short this year, and next year is projected to be even worse.

Western fighter jets heading to Ukraine?
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. BROWN hinted that the U.S. or one one of its allies may soon send fighter jets to Ukraine.

Russia: Nuclear power plant attacked by Ukrainian kamikaze drones
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is under the control of Russian forces, came under attack Wednesday from several Ukrainian kamikaze drones, according to Russian officials.

Russia Sends Pacific Island ‘Machine Gun Artillery Division’ To Ukraine
Russia may have stripped away a substantial portion of its Pacific island garrisons 4,700 miles to the west to serve as assault troops in Ukraine—a role those soldiers weren’t equipped to perform.

COVID-19...

COVID booster effectiveness wanes after 3 months, study shows
Data in a new clinical trial was consistent with real-world reports showing waning protection against COVID-19 infection during the Omicron wave in people who received vaccines and a booster.

AP: Swedish study on COVID vaccines and DNA misinterpreted
Social media users are citing a study from Sweden that was published in February to push the unproven theory that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines permanently alter recipients’ DNA.

Kathy Hochul’s New York Sent $600 Million in No-Bid COVID Contracts to Dem Megadonor’s Company
Hochul's Department of Health paid $637 million in taxpayer funds to Digital Gadgets LLC for at-home COVID tests, the company is led by Charlie Tebele, whose family has contributed nearly $300,000 to Hochul's campaign.

Commie Update...

CIA Director: Putin's war on Ukraine forcing China Taiwan invasion rethink
"It probably affects less the question of whether the Chinese leadership might choose some years down the road to use force to control Taiwan, but how and when they would do it," Burns said.

House Democrats Block Motion to Prohibit Biden from Selling U.S. Oil to China
The proposed motion would have prevented U.S. oil from being sold to entities “under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party” or entities that would get the oil and then turn around and export it to China.

Entertainment...

Dave Chappelle show canceled by ‘woke’ theater, changes venue at last minute
The theater wrote, “To staff, artists and our community, we hear you and we are sorry. We know we must hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we know we let you down."

Media...

Politico urges readers 'don't believe' polls showing sinking levels of trust in the media
A Gallup poll in July showed only 16% of Americans have confidence in newspapers

CNN’s Toobin: Trump ‘Is Like a Tinfoil Hat Crazy Person’
"...it just shows that the former president is obsessed with this issue and is not letting it go."

Europe...

EU plans to force countries to ration gas
The EU Commission is hoping to pass a new law that would give it the power to force states to reduce their demand for gas "when there is a substantial risk of a severe gas shortage or an exceptionally high gas demand," it said in a press release.

Nord Stream 1 resumes gas flows from Russia to Europe after fears of complete cutoff
There had been concerns across the region that there could be a complete shutdown of gas supplies via the pipeline after it was closed earlier this month for maintenance.

Middle East...

NATO ally Erdogan accuses United States of training terrorists to attack Turkey
U.S. forces must withdraw from Syria, according to Erdogan, who presented a united front with Russia and Iran while accusing the US of training Kurdish forces “to commit a terrorist act” against his country.

Environment...

Biden Issues Climate Ultimatum As China Races To Build New Coal Plants
China is embracing fossil fuels to reach its growing energy demands, approving plans to add a total of 8.63 gigawatts of coal power plants in the first quarter of 2022 alone, nearly 50% of the capacity approved in the whole of 2021.

Climate Adviser: Biden 'will move fast' on climate 'emergency'
“The president is going to make it clear that climate change is an emergency. He’s going to make it clear that just because Congress couldn’t get it done, he is going to move forward with every power available to him to make the change and the shift to clean energy because it’s important.”

What happens if Biden declares a climate emergency?
Advocates want Biden to use national emergency and defense laws to funnel federal investments toward renewable energy, halt new fossil fuel leases and prod manufacturers to increase supplies of renewable energy technologies.

Biden unveils subsidies for air conditioning
Biden, and his massive entourage, needlessly traveled to Massachusetts Wednesday to announce more than $2 billion in environmental spending including subsidies for air conditioning units.

New Zealand PM blasted for gifting Biden kauri bowl during DC visit
Jacinda Ardern gave the president a swamp kauri bowl made from glazed timber harvested from trees that had been submerged for 60,000 years in peat swamps, which has triggered environmentalists who demand the White House return the bowl.

LGBTQIA2S+...

Drag queens, incest, pedophilia dominate taxpayer-funded film festival
The grant was part of the Biden administration's push to promote LGBTQI+ acceptance worldwide

Education...

Less Than Half of San Francisco Students Are High-School Ready
San Francisco Public Schools released data last month painting a bleak picture of academic achievement in the famously liberal city.

Technology...

Criminal organizations step up assassinations by using drones
Many criminals who are at risk of being targets of hits have moved to the highest floors of various luxury towers in order to prevent harm to them; in response, hitmen have evolved their methods.

Science....

Advanced NASA Telescope Could Discover Alien Life
Earth is, as of now, the only known home of life in the universe.

Sports...

ESPY Award: US-born athlete who represented China in Olympics wins Best Breakthrough Athlete
Eileen Gu represented China in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing rather than her native United States. She won two gold medals for China.

Kirby Smart: 95 Georgia players have received NIL money
“We arguably, I don’t know for a fact, had the highest-paid defensive lineman, the highest-paid tight end and probably the highest-paid corner in the NIL market.”

Animals...

Birmingham Zoo Lion Kills Lioness Just Minutes After Being Introduced
A male African lion at a zoo in Alabama mauled a female to death just moments after the two were introduced to each other.

Warning over murder hornets as bugs come out of hibernation and officials use drones to track them
Washington State's managing entomologist explained that if they don't get on top of this issue now, there will be more reproduction from the invasive species. That's why they've had to get innovative, catching hornets and attaching digital trackers in the hopes of finding more and more nests.

Movie Review: The Swarm (1978)
African killer bees take control Houston and even blow up a nuclear power plant in this big budget (it cost more to make than Star Wars) classic.

July 21, 2009 - What system are we? Does America want to be socialists?... Is Climate Change the same as the Civil Rights movement?... Whoopi says the moon landing was fake...

July 21, 2017 - The 'real killer' on notice as OJ gets a release date... Fox News ad rates are plummeting... The GOP seems to be tanking Trump's agenda...

Here are 3 ways the 'Inflation Reduction Act' WILL impact you (Hint: NOT by reducing inflation)

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The Senate has passed President Joe Biden's $740 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" over the weekend, but the only way this deceptively-named bill will reduce inflation is by crushing your buying power. The massive spending bill includes the largest climate spending package ever passed and will allocate a whopping $80 billion to make the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined. And just wait until you see how the bill will affect our farmers.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck broke down three rather "terrifying" components of the 755-page bill and how they will impact you.

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CNN’s Brian Stelter had a shocking moment of clarity Sunday when he acknowledged what everyone but the liberal media has known since before the 2020 presidential election: President Joe Biden's son Hunter has been up to some seriously dubious dealings overseas, and his father was almost certainly involved despite his repeated claims to the contrary.

On "Reliable Sources" Sunday, Stelter spoke with first lady Jill Biden's former press secretary, Michael LaRosa, about whether Biden is likely to seek a second term in 2024.

“I hope he runs, and I know he’s going to run. I think he's planning to run ... I don't see why he wouldn't run,” LaRosa stammered.

"What about his son? What about Hunter?" Stelter cut in. “Hunter [is] under federal investigation, charges could be coming at any time. This is not just a right-wing media story. This is a real problem for the Bidens."

Unluckily for Stelter, "The Hill's" Joe Concha can remember all the way back to the fall of 2020:


On a recent episode of Glenn TV, Glenn Beck discussed the most recent findings in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Don't get distracted by the seemingly endless stream of scandalous photos and videos, Glenn warns, it's what's coming out about Hunter's overseas business dealings that should be all over the media, because Joe Biden is involved too.

Watch the video clip below or find the full episode here.

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VOTE: You decide who gets a Badge of Merit (Round 3)

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The Purple Heart in George Washington's time was not given for being wounded. This award went to ordinary soldiers for doing something of merit—something that would find favor in the eyes of God. Washington knew they couldn't win if they weren't on God's side. And if they were on God's side, God would bless them.

I've been looking for people who deserve a George Washington badge of merit. Many of you have submitted nominations. Thank you for the love, respect, and consideration you have shown in doing so.

From your hundreds of nominations, we have narrowed it down to three finalists. Now, it's up to you to decide who gets this honor.

Here are the candidates:

1. Dana, the Mom to Many

Dana and her husband Brian run a nonprofit called Dogwood Ranch in southwest Missouri. According to their website:

Dogwood Ranch was created by family, for family. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to live the life for which they were created. Our mission is simple: to provide support for survivors of trauma as they journey towards wholeness. This includes creating a new heritage for foster children and youth who have been abused and neglected, by providing them with safe and healthy forever families. We are also committed to offering a place of belonging for foster teens through individualized transitional living services. Additionally, we offer specialized support through our equine assisted counseling program, which focuses on bringing restoration to foster youth and other at-risk populations, including our honored military veterans and their families. Through the operation of Dogwood Ranch, our desire is to allow those we serve a new way to experience life, family and true redemption. Everyone deserves a chance to find their way home.

According to her nominator, on top of their work at the ranch, they personally foster young girls and have had "over twenty foster girls they now call family."

Her nominator wrote:

They take the toughest cases that come up. On several occasions, I would reach out to see if she could go out, and she would say she couldn’t because they were on suicide watch that night. Young girls have tried to stab her, have stolen her car, and have come to call her Mom…She is an incredibly hard worker, no-nonsense, and full of life and joy. She is constantly making our community and our world a better place.

2. Francine, the Joyful Servant

Francine, who also goes by “Frannie,” and “Fran,” not only has multiple names, but wears multiple hats. At home, she is the mother of two boys with serious disabilities. At work, she is a caretaker for the elderly, and everywhere she goes, she is a ray of sunshine.

Her nominator entrusted her mother, who has since passed, to Francine's care at a nursing home. She said, whenever Francine was working, she would breathe a sigh of relief. She wrote:

While most of the aides looked at the work as just a paycheck, and some of them were actually cruel to the most needy patients, Fran treated each and every one of them like royalty. She saw each individual as unique and worthy of love and understanding. Every patient adored her, because they knew they were in good hands.

Her nominator wrote that she saw treatment of elderly patients that “made her skin crawl.” There was a woman at the nursing home with severe dementia who had become so antagonistic that other aides, to avoid feeding her by hand, would simply not feed her. When Fran was working, she made sure to sit with her while she ate. She even hosted “dinner parties” with multiple residents to ensure they were fed, and happy.

Her nominator wrote:

When Fran was on shift, people who needed help going to bed never had to wait long. Besides, they didn't mind waiting for FRANNIE. She always did everything with such love and care and class! Then, after a long eight hours (or sometimes a double shift!) she would go home to more of the same routine. And in spite of it all, she did it all with a smile on her face. I've never known anyone like her. She was a godsend to my mother. If it hadn't been for her, and a handful of others, Mom's time at the home would have been unbearable. This woman really does deserve an award.

3. Michael, the Godly Father

Michael was nominated by his three children for modeling how a true man of God lives, loves, and serves his community. After serving as a corpsman in the Vietnam War and then working as an elementary school teacher, his children say he was the “solid, and consistently Godly male role model” in his grandchildren’s life. His children wrote:

My father helped raise his grandkids when my sister was a single mom, even though he had already raised his own kids.

Michael shares the gospel in one-on-one Bible studies with young people who have just gotten out of jail. He raises donations for clothing, food, and blankets for the homeless. He meets weekly with young men for Bible studies, to mentor them, and help them mature into men of God.

Michael has taught true love to his children by the way he treats their mother–his wife of 42 years. They wrote:

He is a solid rock of unwavering love for her, which has had a huge impact on how my brother and I treat our own wives. Mike's steadfast love for our mother has taught us the meaning of loyalty, love, commitment, sacred covenant, compassion, honor, and what a true husband looks like.

Most importantly, they say their father "instilled in us an absolute love for our Creator and compassion for our fellow man. He is our number one role model showing us what a godly man is.”

Who do you think deserves a badge of merit? Cast your vote below.


'Really SCARY': The IRS just spent $700,000 on AMMO — and plans to add 87,000 new 'enforcement' agents

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The Democrats' wonderfully named "Inflation Reduction Act," which passed in the Senate on Sunday, includes a massive expansion of the IRS. President Joe Biden wants to hire 80,000 new agents, and of course, this is for totally non-nefarious reasons, like cracking down on all those evil billionaires committing tax fraud.

Financial expert and author of "The War on Small Business" Carol Roth joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain who she believes this expansion will really target.

"The Democrats like to pretend that they are the party of the middle and working class, and the Biden administration has continued to find ways to extract wealth from the middle and working class," Carol began. "We saw it in the American Rescue Plan, where they raised the reporting threshold for any sort of hobby site you might have ... down to $600. Now, and this was part of Build Back Better which we thought was dead but now is just coming back in pieces, and this piece has survived — $80 billion for the IRS. Half of that ... is going to hire 87, 000 agents for 'enforcement,' okay? We don't need 87, 000 agents to go after what was 800 or 900 billionaires ... so, who do you think they're coming after?" she added.

"They're going to come after you," Carol warned. "You should pay your taxes that are due, but that doesn't mean you're not going to get audited, and that doesn't mean you're not going to have to justify every single thing that you do and waste your time and money so they can try and extract a few more dollars from you."

Glenn mentioned that the IRS has recently purchased nearly $700,000 worth of guns and ammo to go along with these 87,000 new "enforcers."

"That is really frightening," Glenn said. "They're not going after the rich ... they're going to go after anyone who disagrees with them. And because it's now public-private partnerships, any business that doesn't agree with them."

"Yeah, this is really really scary," Carol agreed. "And the crazy thing is the number of people who gave feedback and said, 'Well, if you're not a tax cheat, what do you have to worry about?' You've hit the nail on the head, Glenn. The politicization of this is they're going to come after people, they're going to harass you, they're going to tie up your time, they're going to tie up your money, regardless of whether you have followed the rules or not."

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