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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Video Exclusive: Ben Carson “Feeling Fingers” From God To Run For President

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Brody File from his home in West Palm Beach Florida, Dr. Ben Carson says there’s a, “good chance” that he will run for President of the United States and says he feels God’s fingers pulling on his collar to get into the 2016 race.

The Brody File spent the afternoon with the fascinating Dr. Carson and his wife Candy on Wednesday (See us shooting pool here). We’re working on an upcoming national profile story for The 700 Club. He talked in depth about the intersection of faith and politics along with a myriad of other issues. We’re releasing a short video segment now.

Watch the clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE



David Brody: “How is that conversation going with God about this potential presidential run? Has He grabbed you by the collar yet? I read an article about that.”
 
Ben Carson: “I feel fingers. But it's mostly me. I have to be sure and it’s part of my personality that says always look before you leap but don't leap before you have to.”

David Brody: “I do cover the Presidential campaign trail. May I potentially see you there soon?”
 
Ben Carson:  “I think there is a good chance you might.”

Look, if Dr. Carson runs for president, he’s going to shake up politics and politicians. He’s not your typical, lunch bucket Republican. He’s going to keep both Republicans and Democrats on their toes. There will be pitfalls for sure as the mainstream media takes aim during the vetting process but don’t underestimate the good doctor’s appeal to apply reason and logic to a number of issues in a precise, surgical way. He’ll be a breath of fresh air.

Additionally, he and his wife Candy are dedicated followers of Jesus. They don’t hide their faith. They can’t. It’s at the core of who they are as people. Evangelical Christians will be attracted to how he doesn’t shy away from proclaiming Jesus as Lord.

posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:26 PM | Feedback (0)

Brody File Video Exclusive: Ben Carson Compares President Obama To Vladimir Putin

In an exclusive one-on-one interview with The Brody File from his home in West Palm Beach Florida, Dr. Ben Carson says President Obama is like Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, citing the fact that the president has overstepped his constitutional authority.

The Brody File spent the afternoon with the fascinating Dr. Carson and his wife Candy on Wednesday (See us shooting pool here). We’re working on an upcoming national profile story for The 700 Club. He talked in depth about the intersection of faith and politics along with a myriad of other issues. We’re releasing a short video segment now.

Watch the clip below along with a partial transcription.

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/THE BRODY FILE



David Brody: “If President Obama said, ‘Come on over Dr. Carson to the White House’...I'm not sure that call is coming. But if he did and you had five minutes with the President in the Oval Office, what is something you would want to tell him personally?”

Ben Carson: “I would want to tell him, ‘Sir I understand that you have very defined ideas of what you think America is, but you work for the people, they don't work for you. I would like you to reevaluate your goals in light of what's good for America and not what is good for your agenda.’”
 
David Brody: “Constitutional authority...he has overstepped that, you believe, in many instances?”

Ben Carson: “Without question. Hopefully the legislatures in Congress will understand what they need to do.”

David Brody: “What will they need to do?”

Ben Carson: “They need to have a spine. They need to stand up because once you allow someone to take liberties with the system they're not going to stop. This is going to keep going until you stop him. Our President is very much like Putin and ‘Oh Gee there's no resistance here well I will just keep going’ and the resistance needs to be there.”

Look, if Dr. Carson runs for president, he’s going to shake up politics and politicians. He’s not your typical, lunch bucket Republican. He’s going to keep both Republicans and Democrats on their toes. There will be pitfalls for sure as the mainstream media takes aim during the vetting process but don’t underestimate the good doctor’s appeal to apply reason and logic to a number of issues in a precise, surgical way. He’ll be a breath of fresh air.

Additionally, he and his wife Candy are dedicated followers of Jesus. They don’t hide their faith. They can’t. It’s at the core of who they are as people. Evangelical Christians will be attracted to how he doesn’t shy away from proclaiming Jesus as Lord.

posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:12 PM | Feedback (0)

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Brody File Show: Lame Ducks

This week on the Brody File Show, Congress is back in session and it has a lame-duck feel as Republicans get set to take over the reins. We go one-on-one with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

Plus, we take a look at the controversy over "net neutrality."

Finally, we speak with a U.S. healthcare worker in Liberia fighting the good fight against Ebola.

posted @ Friday, November 14, 2014 9:12 AM | Feedback (0)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

American Worker In Liberia Discusses Ebola With Brody File

This week on our Brody File show, we talked to Jolene Mullins, an American working in Liberia right now for PCI. The organization is doing great work and being quite an influence as they help prevent disease, improve communities and help with sustainable development all across the world. Watch her Skype interview below.

posted @ Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:44 PM | Feedback (1)

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Judges Strike Back: Gay Marriage Bans Ruled OK

Well this is a BIG deal. Hey, same-sex marriage advocates, here’s a newsflash for you: Your march to so-called equality just took a big hit. And it came from your favorite avenue of change: Judges! Turnabout is fair play, right

Read below from USA Today:

The same-sex marriage movement lost its first major case in a federal appeals court Thursday after a lengthy string of victories, creating a split among the nation's circuit courts that virtually guarantees Supreme Court review.

The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed district court rulings that had struck down gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

More important, it gives Supreme Court justices an appellate ruling that runs counter to four others from the 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th circuits. Those rulings struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah, Idaho and Nevada and led to similar action in neighboring states.

The six cases before the three-judge panel involved not only whether gays and lesbians should be able to marry, but whether marriages performed elsewhere should be recognized, whether same-sex couples should be able to adopt children, and whether their names should be placed on partners' death certificates.

More here.

Here’s another newsflash: Conservative Christian leaders will not give up the fight to preserve traditional marriage. This ruling is a major shot in the arm for evangelicals everywhere dedicated to making sure marriage stays between one man and one woman.

Also, a quick side note: enough with calling these laws, "anti-gay marriage." They are called "pro-traditional marriage laws." Homosexuals shouldn't be treated unkindly. That's not what this is about. It's simply about preserving the sacred institution of marriage the way God describes it in the Bible.

One final note: Gay marriage may be legal in 32 states but 22 of those states had it forced upon them by a bunch of judges. That includes states like Utah, Oklahoma and many others where the people of those states overwhelmingly are against it.

posted @ Thursday, November 06, 2014 4:45 PM | Feedback (2)

Brody File Exclusive: Bobby Jindal to Host Major Prayer Event

The Brody File has learned that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will host a major event for Christian Pastors called, "The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis."

It will be held January 24, 2015 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Over 100,000 evangelical pastors are being invited by American Renewal Project leader David Lane.

In addition, Lane is encouraging the pastors to pray about running for political office. He believes that if more pastors get involved in the political process, it can and will change the moral direction of this country.

The Brody File has the exclusive email below:

Portion of an email from David Lane with American Renewal Project to over 100,000 Pastors:

On January 24, 2015 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host "The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis." As we fast and pray for America, we hope that you will join us at this special event, held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

In addition to this Saturday event, we're planning something special for the Friday too. We are asking 63,000 Evangelical pastors to begin praying to discern if God is calling you to run for political office in 2016.

What types of political office do we have in mind? You name it: school board, county commissioner, city council, mayor, congress, etc.-every arena of local government needs the "salt and light" of Christian witness and participation.

A thousand pastors running in 2016-and three to four hundred pastors winning their political races-would ignite a spiritual movement in the public arena of America not seen since America's Founding. Again, the flock of God hungers for leadership in the battle for restoring America's Judeo Christian heritage and reestablishing a Christian culture.

Will you please pray about running elected office in 2016?

Part of the invitation includes a video. The Brody File has that, too. Watch below:

Bobby Jindal’s appearance is a pretty big deal. First of all, the event gets instant credibility because of his position of influence and national identification. But let’s also remember, Jindal is seriously considering running for president in 2016. An event like this positions him nicely within evangelical world when the hotly contested primaries come around.

Of course, the beautiful thing about Jindal is he’s the type of guy who would host an event like this even if he wasn’t thinking about running for president. He loves Jesus and doesn’t shy away from it. That counts for something.

By the way, besides Gov. Jindal, other prominent attendees include Oklahoma Sen.-Elect James Lankford, former congressman J.C. Watts, Pastor Rob McCoy (who is narrowly losing his race for a seat in the California Assembly) and Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, Old Testament Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College. He'll be teaching the pastors about "Proverbs and Politics."

posted @ Thursday, November 06, 2014 4:24 PM | Feedback (0)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Watch Brody File Election Analysis on The 700 Club

Watch my live election analysis on The 700 Club this morning across the country.

posted @ Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:57 PM | Feedback (1)

Top Hispanic Evangelical Leader to President and GOP: Let's Get Immigration Reform Done

Rev. and Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, just put out this statement about the Hispanic evangelical take on the 2014 Midterm Elections:

"The outcome of the 2014 mid-term elections serves as repudiation to the idea of perpetual gridlock and the status quo. Voters determined that a Congress in the hands of the Republicans and a White House under the stewardship of a Democrat can prayerfully result in bipartisan solutions that will benefit all Americans.

"Accordingly, we call upon the newly elected Republican-led Congress to resurrect Abraham Lincoln's justice platform and engage Ronald Reagan's optimism in passing legislation that elevates life, strengthens families, protects religious liberty, and integrates millions of undocumented individuals created in God's image into the fullness of the American experience by passing immigration reform.

"Moreover, Hispanics voted and will continue to play an even more significant role in elections to come. The good news extends from the fact that America's Hispanic electorate continues to emerge as the quintessential independent voting constituency free from political manipulation but fully engaged in prophetic activism.

"To that regard, we call upon both parties to work together for the greater good. For at the end of the day when the donkey and the elephant work together in advancing our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness then together we advance the Lamb's agenda and reemerge as 'a city on a hill.'"

posted @ Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Rand Paul Unveils 'Hillarys Losers'

Sen. Rand Paul is going after Hillary Clinton and we're only 24 hours removed from the Midterm Elections. Let 2016 begin.

From Breitbart News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said late Tuesday that in the wake of the Senate going Republican, the biggest loser is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Almost every candidate Clinton campaigned for lost. Those include Georgia's Michelle Nunn, Iowa's Bruce Braley, North Carolina's Kay Hagan, and Kentucky's Alison Lundergan Grimes.

"Somebody should ask Hillary Democrats why they got wiped out tonight. Clearly, Hillary is yesterday's news," Paul said in an email to Breitbart News.

Paul's campaign staff provided Breitbart News with four images of Clinton campaigning with Hagan, Grimes, Braley and Nunn-images that bear the hash tag "#HillarysLosers."

Many of the candidates Paul, a likely 2016 GOP presidential candidate, campaigned for won their elections.

Paul's team told Breitbart News that the senator wanted to make two major points with his new "Hillary's Losers" theme. First off, he argues that Hillary's track record and surrogate record were soundly rejected in the 2014 elections. Secondly, and possibly as important to Paul as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is to show once again that he isn't afraid to take a swipe at the Clintons, something he has done early and often in the past year.

More here

posted @ Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:40 PM | Feedback (0)

Brody File Election Analysis: The Midterm Rejections

What is really left to say: for Democrats this was simply a bloodbath. There's no sugar coating it. It wasn't the midterm elections for them. It was the midterm rejections.

Put it this way: if you gave the Democrats a choice as to whether they would like to suffer defeats like they did Tuesday evening or be stuck in an elevator with Celine Dion music being looped for 48 straight hours, I’m thinking they're choosing Celine and the elevator.

But let's stop bashing Democrats for a moment and turn our attention to Republicans.

The GOP better be careful here. They had their fun and made political hay out of bashing President Obama but that's over. Now they must govern and figure out a way to not look so partisan and "gridlocky" (not a word!).

Of course that's easier said than done. There will be a major pull to get Democrats and Harry Reid back for all of their tricks and antics that they imposed on the GOP for years.

Will they take the low road or the high road? Will it be payback or pay it forward? In other words, the best the Republican Party can do at this point is plow away and send bills to the president's desk (with help from moderate Democrats) and pull a Clint Eastwood by telling the president, 'Go ahead, make my day.'

Then we see if the president pulls out the veto pen. At that point, we have a 'game on' situation. We have a GOP agenda vs. a president and a party that says no way, Jose.

It sets up perfectly for a 2016 presidential battle and The Brody File will be there every step of the way.

posted @ Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:32 PM | Feedback (0)