Is Radio Show Host Glenn Beck Losing It?


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Recently, radio talk show host Glenn Beck stated that the nuclear agreement between six countries and Iran is going to “allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon,” when the agreement is actually designed to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon. That is the entire point of the deal.

The agreement is between the 5 sitting members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) on one side, and Iran on the other.

Also, it may be worth mentioning that Iran is fighting ISIS. Beck seems to believe they are our greatest enemy, when they are actually fighting our greatest enemy. Iran supports the Shia militias in Iraq who are fighting Sunni ISIS. This should be common knowledge by now.

Does Bernie Sanders Represent Main-Stream Views?


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Recently, on the show Meet The Press, the round table group consisted of Sara Fagen, a former George Bush political aide, who is now part of CNBC, MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart, and pundit Ron Fournier.

The group discussed which party has become more “extreme.”

Here, host Kyle Kulinski makes the case that left-wing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is actually not very extreme.

Christian Radio Host Bryan Fischer Compares Supreme Court Decision With 9/11


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“Rainbow jihadists of SCOTUS blow up twin towers of truth and righteousness,” writes Christian radio show host Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association.

He also writes, “From a moral standpoint, 6/26 has become our 9/11.”

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry: Obama Lacks ‘Executive Experience’ To Fight ISIS

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On Wednesday, former Texas Governor Rick Perry told conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch that President Obama hasn’t shown any “engagement to stop ISIS,” which he attributed to the president’s “lack of being able to really connect the dots” and “lack of executive experience.”

Barack Obama has been President for more than 6 years. Isn’t that enough foreign policy “executive experience?” How much global “executive experience” does Rick Perry have?

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/perry-inexplicably-blasts-obamas-lack-executive-experience

IDF Soldier Punished For Eating Non-Kosher Sandwich


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In American-born Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier was sentenced to military jail for eating a non-kosher sandwich during training, according to an Israel Radio report. The charge was later reduced taking away weekend leave.

Jeb Bush Supports Science Funding For Alzheimer’s

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According to The New York Times, former Governor Jeb Bush talked about his mother-in-law’s affliction with Alzheimer’s disease last week.  He also shed some light on what he thinks should be done to fight the illness.

“In an email exchange with Maria Shriver, the journalist, activist and author, Mr. Bush wrote that he has been getting a lot of feedback since revealing that his family has firsthand experience with the disease,” writes The Times.

Mr. Bush called for more research funding and a faster drug approval process to fight Alzheimer’s, which the CDC says afflicts some 5 million Americans, according to The NYT.  “We need to increase funding to find a cure,” Mr. Bush said.

(Updated article)

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/05/republican-compassion-hey-affects-me

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/05/26/jeb-bush-signals-more-funding-and-faster-drug-approval-for-alzheimers/

New York Times Columnist Charles Blow / Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Views On Poverty

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Recently, New York Times columnist Charles Blow quoted the president speaking at Georgetown University about the poor:

“And I think the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction,” said the President.

“And, look, it’s still being propagated. I mean, I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant menu — they will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. [Laughter.] They’re like, I don’t want to work, I just want a free Obama phone [laughter]…”

The columnist also criticized Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly for calling poor people “lazy.”

O’Reilly then gave his opinion of Blow’s column on his TV show The O’Reilly Factor.

Below is a quote from Media Matters that was cited by Blow in his column. Media Matters states the quote is from 2004 from O’Reilly’s radio show The Radio Factor.

O’Reilly: “Reagan was not a confrontational guy, didn’t like confrontation, much rather be your pal … doesn’t want to get involved with the really nasty stuff, the tough stuff, and that’s what racial politics is — nasty and tough. … It’s hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell ’em they’re irresponsible and lazy. And who’s gonna wanna do that? Because that’s what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen.”

Are poor people lazy? What about the “working poor?” Are people who work full-time for low wages lazy? Are there times – during an economic downturn, for example – when people are forced to accept low wages?

Article from the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/opinion/charles-blow-the-president-fox-news-the-poor.html?_r=0

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Interviews Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush On Iraq


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In a recent Fox News interview with host of The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly, Jeb Bush didn’t seem to differ much from his brother on the subject of Iraq, nor did he seem worried about the trillions of dollars spent or the thousands of lives lost from the war.

The Huffington Post:

“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would have authorized the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, putting the likely 2016 presidential contender on the same page as his brother George W. Bush, the president who actually did so.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/10/exclusive-jeb-bush-says-hillary-clinton-would-have-backed-iraq-invasion/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/10/jeb-bush-iraq-hillary-clinton_n_7251872.html