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Friday, January 30, 2015

Cajun Cookin’ with The Brody File Show

This week The Brody File crew hits the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

We do a special report on spiritual revival in America, including interviews with Gov. Bobby Jindal and influential evangelical and political operative David Lane.

Also, we take a look at New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina came calling.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Newt Gingrich Proclaims: We're At War With Radical Islam...And We're Losing!

Newt Gingrich says we are at war with radical Islam…and he’s right. Watch his speech at the Freedom Summit in Iowa below. He says, “The United States today is losing the war with radical islamists.” And President Obama has a “pathological incapacity to deal with reality.”


Gingrich is calling on major congressional hearings related to radical Islam.
More here.

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Bobby Jindal Tells Brody File: "Islam Has A Problem"

Governor Bobby Jindal tells The Brody File that, “Islam has a problem” and that Islamic terrorists are, “fools” who, “are going straight to hell.”

The Brody File interviewed Jindal Friday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Watch the clip below.

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David Brody: The President says these (Islamic terrorists) are just a few lone rangers out there, that this is not what Islam teaches. Do you thing he is discounting this a little bit too much?”
 
Governor Jindal: “ I think two things.  I think it is odd. If you listen to the State of the Union, the President, I wish he had spent more time talking about the threat radical Islam poses to our country, to our way of life, to those in the West that value our freedom. For some reason he doesn’t like to use the word “Islam” and when we are talking about radical Islam, he doesn’t like to use the word “ terrorist” or “terrorism”. It is not just rhetoric. When you look at their policies. It’s almost like they want to treat this as a criminal action. That is not what this is. Secondly, here is my challenge to Muslim leaders. Because Islam has a problem. Now I hope and believe that the vast majority of Muslims don’t agree with the actions taken by these radical, terrorist, murdering thugs. But here is what Muslim leaders need to do. It’s not enough to condemn acts of violence. They’ve got to condemn the individuals. They need to clearly say these are not martyrs. They are not going to enjoy a reward in the afterlife. We shouldn’t be glorifying them. Instead, they should be saying very clearly these fools are going straight to hell.”

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Brody File Exclusive: Pastors Mobilizing: Getting Ready to Run for Office in 2016

Watch The Brody File report from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the crew reports exclusively on a private pastors training meeting as many get set to run for political office.

It’s the Lord’s army at work. The experience was called the Issachar Training Event arranged by the American Renewal Project. The men of Issachar are mentioned in the Bible. They were, “men who understood the times.” (1 Chronicles 12:32) The Brody File has this behind the scenes look.

This is the beginning stage of what very well could be a turning point in American politics. Included in this report is part of my interview with political operative/influential evangelical David Lane. Lane’s goal is to get 1,000 pastors to run for some sort of political office in 2016. He’s well on his way with this event.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Exclusive: Bobby Jindal Tells Brody File: Stop Hyphenated-American Titles

Governor Bobby Jindal tells The Brody File that hyphenated American titles need to be a thing of the past. ““ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race,” Jindal tells me. “One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans.”

The Brody File interviewed Jindal Friday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Watch the clip below.

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Governor Bobby Jindal: “ I don’t want to discriminate based on the color of one’s skin or race. One of the things we can all do is instead of calling ourselves “hyphenated- Americans”, African- Americans, Irish- Americans, Italian- Americans, Asian Americans…we are all Americans. My parents came to this country over 40 years ago and in many ways they were coming to an idea, not a place. The idea of freedom and opportunity. My mom loves her heritage. She loves her background. We can all be proud of where we’ve come from but my mom made it very clear to my brother and I as we were born here and as they raised us here…we are raising you as Americans. If we wanted to raise you as Indians…we would have stayed in India. “

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Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy To Brody File: “The liberal media keep me in business because they are so bad.”

On this week’s Brody File show, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy sits down with us to discuss the success of his media empire. As for why Newsmax has been so successful, Ruddy quips: “The liberal media keep me in business because they are so bad.”

Recently, The Brody File crew visited Newsmax headquarters in South Florida. Watch part of the interview below.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Brody File Show: God, Guns, Grits, Gravy and the State of the Union

This week on the Brody File we take a look at the president’s State of the Union address.

Plus,  former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stopped by to talk to us about his new book titled, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.

Finally, The Brody File team heads to the Newsmax television studio in southern Florida and introduces you to the man in charge of this media empire.

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Exclusive: Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy Says GOP Is Finished If They Ignore Social Conservative Religious Voters

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy says the GOP will no longer be a major political party if they abandon social conservative religious voters. ““If you really annoy them and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country,” Ruddy tells The Brody File from the Newsmax headquarters in South Florida.

Watch part of the interview below.

Christopher Ruddy is a major player in republican circles. GOP candidates who run for president make their way down to meet with him. Some big time democrats do too. His “Newsmax Empire” is bustling. The leading conservative website, the very popular Newsmax Magazine and now Newsmax TV. When you look up “mover and shaker” in Webster’s Dictionary, Christopher Ruddy’s picture pops up.

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Christopher Ruddy: “If you really annoy them (religious right/social votes) and you move away from those groups, the Republican Party is finished as the second major party in the country.”

Christopher Ruddy: “I tell my libertarian friends the reason we have a free enterprise system and the freedoms that we have is because of the Judeo-Christian ethic that the nation was founded on.”

Christopher Ruddy: “This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and ethics and think we should keep consistent on those and I think the country will remain strong and free. If we lose our tether to those principles I think the country is in peril.”



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Video Exclusive: Mike Huckabee Movement Building Steam: Says Romney Financial Bundlers Interested In Huckabee Presidential Run

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Mike Huckabee says that big time financial bundlers who have supported Mitt Romney, John McCain and George W. Bush in the past are now showing major interest in a Huckabee presidential run. ““I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere,” Huckabee tells me. “Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”

Watch the video below. This interview was conducted Wednesday when I had a chance to discuss Huckabee’s new book called, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy.”

Folks, let me give it to you straight. If Huckabee gets the financial support during a presidential run, watch out. We’ll have a new front-runner. The mainstream media may not christen him with the title but they’ll have to take notice of his new financial positioning at that point. And with his strong communication skills, Huckabee has the best shot in the field to seal the deal.

Mandatory Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File



Mike Huckabee: “I’m convinced that this is a very different atmosphere. Yes there are going to be a lot of candidates but unlike eight years ago when I just had a tough time getting people to support me financially, I’m seeing a very different climate out there, people who are bundlers for previous presidential candidates, McCain, Bush, even Romney and others are now coming to me and saying ‘we think you can win, we think you can communicate to voters that we have not been winning and we think that’s more important than us agreeing with you on every single issue and so I am encouraged.”

On Traditional Marriage:

Mike Huckabee: “For many of us, who have a biblical worldview, who are God-centered in our approach to life this is the only option we have and if you have a God-centered worldview you say, ‘what did God say about marriage’, not what do I feel, what do I think, what do I believe.”

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

President Obama's State Of The Disunion

Forget President Obama’s State of the Union speech for a moment. Let’s talk about two words we heard so much about in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president. Those words are "hope" and “change."

I covered that 2008 presidential race first hand. I was there. I saw the excitement that people felt at that time. It wasn't just democrats. It was moderates, independents and yes even some conservatives who thought this president was going to make good on his promise to unite the country and bring both parties together. It was Barack Obama who in 2004 said the following: “There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America."

Folks, it never happened. Not only didn't it happen but under President Obama's watch it has gotten worse. He hasn't brought the country together. If anything, he's torn the country further apart. Now, is there enough blame to go around? Of course. GOP leaders can lay claim to their fair share too but a president has the ultimate responsibility to promote unity. Executive Orders and saying “see you later” to congress doesn't do that. Passing major healthcare changes like Obamacare with 51 votes instead of a super majority doesn't do that. Making straw man arguments on a daily basis doesn't help either. Did congress give him headaches? Yes, of course. It's called “checks and balances." It's what our founders intended. But just because congress has you reaching for the Excedrin doesn't mean that the emperor has to get his way no matter what.

So what's our state of the union? It's fractured and President Obama deserves much of the blame.
 

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