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Glenn Beck

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Leading Off (6/1/16)

Flash floods possible through tomorrow night. My commute time was doubled last night due to high water surrounding my East Dallas neighborhood. That was just a couple hours worth of rain. And now this morning, the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of North and Central Texas which is in effect until Thursday evening. Yesterday's thunderstorms also caused power outages in McKinney and at least three house fires in North Texas sparked by lightning. Family returns to Dallas after year-long switched-at-birth screw-up. Mercy Casanalles gave birth in her home country of El Salvador last May and swore the baby she was given on her way out of the private hospital wasn't actually hers. Once back in Dallas, Casanalles and her husband Rich Cushworth had the child DNA tested. Their suspicions were confirmed. The couple were reunited with their biological son in September, but it's taken them this long to get their now 1-year-old back on Texas soil. The boy has a three-week visa and their attorney is working on a permanent solution. Glenn Beck suspended by SiriusXM over controversial comments. Beck's Las Colinas studio crew is getting the week off after the program's guest, author Brad Thor, made comments regarding Donald Trump that, according to SiriusXM, "may reasonably be construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office." In last week's interview, Thor worried Trump might overstep his constitutional authority if winning the presidency and said, "I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress." The entirety of the transcript is here. The more interesting thing, however, is that Beck already had a vacation scheduled this week. So what difference does a suspension make? Well, it did get Beck and SiriusXM plenty of headlines. Hmmmm....
Entertainment

Glenn Beck’s Latest Revelations

Glenn Beck fascinates me. I spent some time with him for this 2014 feature about his move to Texas, a story he sort of liked and kind of hated. He's been in the news quite a bit this week. First, he made headlines when it appeared he was telling his show's audience that God killed Antonin Scalia to help Ted Cruz get elected. (What he actually said was slightly more nuanced: that the death would "wake America up.") Last night he was on with WFAA's Rebecca Lopez to talk about his family's history with domestic violence. Both of his parents and his sisters were victims of domestic violence, he explained. And his mother continued the cycle both as a victim again and as an offender. The interview is classic Glenn Beck, by which I mean: a lot of things you already either like or dislike about him.
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Glenn Beck Now Sells Women’s Clothing

If you'll recall, last year I spent some time with Glenn Beck. We talked about a lot of things, including the empire of businesses he's building in North Texas. And while he was already making movies, producing radio and television shows, writing and publishing books, and selling clothes (and accessories) to men, one thing he wasn't doing -- not until now anyway -- was making women's clothes. According to a press release, the clothes are manufactured in Texas, with Beck "overseeing every step of the clothing design process including fabric selection, stitching, buttons, etc." The nice people at The Blaze sent over a few shots from the new all-denim line. Judge for yourself:
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