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  • We Asked New Yorkers to Describe Hillary Clinton With Just One Word. Here Are Their Answers
    Posted October 3, 2015 at 3:02 am by Josiah Ryan

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    We asked individuals in New York City to describe hometown presidential candidate Hillary Clinton using one word.

    Our informal poll came just about a week after a formal Siena College survey showed Clinton with a negative favorability rating for the first time in New York State, where she has headquartered her presidential campaign and once served as senator.

    “Opportunist,” replied one woman, when asked to describe the leading Democratic presidential candidate using just one word.

    “Liar,” said another man. “[Because] she lies all the time.”

    Of course not every response was a negative one. Several responded “strong.” One responded “safe.”

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  • This is ’1984 scary’
    Posted October 1, 2015 at 12:51 pm by Chris Field

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    National Journal’s Ron Fournier saw this story and reacted with this:

    Naturally, journalist Glenn Greenwald wasn’t surprised and he issued a reminder (read: warning) that this incident was not small potatoes:

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  • The scariest thing about Burger King’s new ‘Halloween Whopper’ might happen after you eat it
    Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:33 pm by Mike Opelka

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    Diners visiting a Burger King restaurant and partaking in the chain’s special Halloween Whopper are also reporting an unexpected side effect from eating the quarter-pound, flame-broiled burger with a black bun.

    Since there is no polite way to explain the “surprise,” we will allow social media to clarify.

    Twitter was a repository of explanations of the unfortunate experience customers are reporting hours after consuming the burger.


    On Monday, the fast food chain proudly announced that a special, limited-time “Halloween Whopper” was coming to “participating stores” in America.

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    The special sandwich is variation on Burger King’s signature Whopper, featuring a special taste from A.1. In addition to the usual flame-grilled patty, the Halloween Whopper sits on an A.1.-flavored black bun.

    From the company’s press release:

    BURGER KING® restaurants are launching the A.1. Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich this season, a burger unlike any other in America, with a black bun that has A.1. flavor baked in. While the pitch-black bun gives the Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich a look that may make some think “hmmmmm?” the burger’s classic A.1. flavors will have tasters saying “mmmmm.”

    After reading several reports of the odd reaction to eating the burger, TheBlaze contacted both Burger King and the makers of A.1., the Kraft Heinz company for comment.

    Neither organization has responded to our inquiries.

  • Huma Abedin is still a public face for fundraising
    Posted September 30, 2015 at 10:01 am by Fred Lucas

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    With the deadline for the fundraising quarter looming, even one of Hillary Clinton’s most controversial aides is making a campaign pitch for cash.

    Longtime Clinton confidante Huma Abedin, who served as a deputy chief staff in the State Department and has been under scrutiny for her role with the corporate consulting firm Teneo while still working for the department, sent out an email pitch Tuesday night with the subject, “If you believe in Hillary.” Abedin is also reportedly under investigation by the State Department’s inspector general,

    Abedin, the wife of disgraced former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, is the vice chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the fundraising appeal demonstrates she isn’t seeking to lower her profile.

    “When we travel, Hillary relies on me for campaign updates. There’s one thing she’s going to ask this week: How many people stepped up and gave before the FEC fundraising deadline?” Abedin writes in the email to supporters.

    The message asks for a donation of at least $10, and says, “It’ll mean the world to her to know you have her back — and make no mistake about it, she has yours.”

    Hillary for America fundraising email from campaign aide Huma Abedin.

    A Hillary for America fundraising email signed by Huma Abedin.

  • Want to start your morning off with something adorable? Watch the baby panda ‘Bei Bei’ sneeze
    Posted September 30, 2015 at 7:44 am by Liz Klimas

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    The National Zoo’s giant panda cub, recently named Bei Bei, can’t sneeze without the world knowing about it.

    Just how loud is a sneeze from a baby panda that only weighs four pounds?

    Image source: YouTube/Smithsonian

    Image source: YouTube/Smithsonian

    Watch and listen, you might be surprised:

  • Just for fun: A message from ‘President Trump’
    Posted September 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm by Chris Field

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    Palate cleanser.

    (H/T: Hugh Atkin)

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  • One question: What’s your deal-breaker issue in the 2016 election?
    Posted September 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm by Michael Mason

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    An estimated 645,000 people turned out for the 2015 UCI World Cycling Championships came to Richmond, Virginia, last week, so we got out our camera to ask people one question: What’s your deal-breaker issue in the 2016 election?

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  • Watching this little lion roar is exactly what you need right now
    Posted September 26, 2015 at 1:58 am by Oliver Darcy

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  • Dem donors to Hillary: Give us more Bill
    Posted September 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm by Chris Field

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    According to The Hill, the Democratic money movers are lamenting Hillary’s “lack of a personal touch” that’s making fundraising a bit difficult.

    The donors, who have contributed some of the biggest checks to President Obama and the Democratic Party, are disappointed by the lack of face time, overall communication and gratitude from Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.

    “Fundraising is not a natural strong suit for Hillary,” one top Democratic fundraiser bluntly said.

    Hillary Clinton is “lacking a certain personal touch,” the person said. The source added that the former secretary of State “publicly, is a little stiff.”

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Image source: Mario Tama/Getty Images

    What’s the fix? More Bill — he’s got got the schmoozing creds:

    “She doesn’t come across as naturally comfortable in these settings,” the donor said. “Bill Clinton is the complete opposite. The more social an environment, the more at ease he feels.”

    Bill Clinton is starting to make the rounds at fundraisers — he attended his first two big-dollar events in Chicago last week. And the Clinton campaign says there are plans for the former president to appear at more fundraisers for his wife this fall.

    Clinton — who famously opened up the Lincoln Bedroom during his presidency — is also set to attend fundraisers for Priorities USA, the super-PAC backing his wife’s bid.

    The potential problem in that strategy? It makes Hillary look like a D.C. insider. Bill even agrees, telling Town & Country magazine last spring: “I think it’s important, and Hillary does too, that she go out there as if she’s never run for anything before and establish her connection with the voters. And that my role should primarily be as a backstage adviser to her until we get much, much closer to the election.”

    So, what’s a Democratic Party to do?

    Forget Hillary’s alleged “outsider” status and get the former POTUS back out there:

    Face time with the candidate has been limited to brief grip-and-grins in photo lines after an event, with no phone calls and few meetings with small groups.

    The sentiment that Hillary Clinton isn’t doing enough for donors is echoed far and wide among the relatively small circle of people who like to feel appreciated not only for writing large checks but for their countless hours fundraising for the candidate. […]

    “The assumption is that everyone is just going to get behind them because they’re the only game in town,” the donor said. “But this is why there’s an opening for someone like Joe Biden.”

    “If this was a business, you’d never run it that way,” the donor said. “I’ve been unbelievably shocked by the lack of basic courtesy.”

    A second donor, who has given money to the Clinton campaign, agreed. “There needs to be more than a 10-second photo-op in a long photo line. The campaign needs someone to cultivate these relationships. The person who can do that ably is Bill Clinton.” […]

    “There is no better surrogate for a candidate,” [venture capitalist and Clinton donor J.B. Pritzker] said. “He is out there now and he is helping and it can only be a big plus for the campaign.”

    That’s right. Democratic donors think that, without Bill, Vice President Joe Biden is looking better every day.

    Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he speaks in Washington, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, during the Civil Society Forum of the US Africa Summit. President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building his legacy on a continent where his commitment has been questioned. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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  • Watch how a Boston man reacts to catching a ‘sea monstah’: ‘It was like a dinosaur’
    Posted September 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm by Kaitlyn Schallhorn

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    A Boston-area man was overly excited — and overly Boston — after he caught a “sea monstah” during a recent fishing trip.

    In the now viral video posted to his Facebook page, Michael Bergin unleashed his excitement with a bevy of expletives over the catch of what he thought was a sea turtle or a “baby f***ing whale.”  According to Mashable, Bergin actually caught an ocean sunfish, and it was very much alive.

    “It’s Moby Dick!” Bergin exclaimed at one point.

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    Screen grab via Facebook video

    Bergin told the Boston Globe that his reaction in the video, which has been viewed more than 114,000 times, was completely genuine.

    “I ain’t seen nothing like that in my entire life, bro,” he told the Boston Globe. “I ain’t even been to the aquarium. When I see something like that, I’m amazed, bro. It’s like seeing a gorilla for the first time, man.”

    “I don’t know, man. I went nuts. We didn’t know what the hell it was,” Bergin continued. “It was scaring me to death. It was like a dinosaur. It was so … ugly.”

    Bergin was fishing with his friend, Jason Foster, who told the Globe that Bergin’s continuous swearing is pretty normal for the 41-year-old. Foster said he was laughing the entire time during Bergin’s episode.

    The Globe reported that the two men attempted to get the fish onboard their boat but eventually had to contact the Coast Guard to alert them of what they had caught.

    Watch Bergin’s viral video below. (Content warning: Strong language.)

  • Professional dunker really does appear to ‘defy gravity’ with reverse 360, behind-the-back slam
    Posted September 22, 2015 at 8:28 am by Jason Howerton

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    Professional dunker Chris Staples literally seems to “defy gravity” in his latest jam captured on video.

    Watch Staples perfectly throw down a reverse 360, behind-the-back slam dunk:

  • Top Parkour Athlete Reveals the One Thing Every Person Can Do To Improve Their Agility and Balance
    Posted September 21, 2015 at 9:14 pm by Josiah Ryan

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    Top parkour athlete Dan Edwardes reveals the one thing every single person can do to dramatically improve their balance and agility.

    Learn the Secret:

    Edwardes, is founder of Parkour Generations. He spoke with TheBlaze as part of the Hero Roundtable in Brighton, Michigan on Friday.

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  • Vocal doppelgänger? Listen to Bernie Sanders and Seinfeld’s ‘George Steinbrenner’
    Posted September 20, 2015 at 9:26 am by Mike Opelka

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    For some strange reason, whenever Vermont’s socialist senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks, I feel compelled to listen.

    Additionally, as I am hearing Sanders, I admit to feeling something akin to the sensation one has watching a favorite sitcom or stand up comic — it is almost as if I expect to be entertained.

    This conundrum plagued me for weeks.

    Then, it hit me; Sanders sounds like Larry David’s portrayal of the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, a classic character from the TV show “Seinfeld.”

    It makes sense. The Steinbrenner character was voiced by “Seinfeld” creator Larry David. Both David and Sanders are from Brooklyn, New York. Most vocal coaches and native New Yorkers will agree — Brooklynites have a rather distinctive accent.

    This realization is also not groundbreaking. Others have made the connection.

    In early August, YouTube user Thomas Purcell posted a video alternating from clips of Sanders to David’s Steinbrenner.

    Listen to the comparison of Sanders and Steinbrenner from TheBlaze Radio.


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  • One can only imagine the looks on ‘dumb’ suspects’ faces when they watched this personalized message from Louisiana’s ‘Cajun John Wayne’
    Posted September 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm by Jason Howerton

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    There’s a reason Captain Clay Higgins of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, is known as “Cajun John Wayne” — he doesn’t put up with criminals.

    In his latest crime stoppers video, Higgins makes sure some “dumb” criminals’ faces go viral after they burglarized two local businesses.

    “Congratulations, fellas. Your stupidity is now legendary,” he says in the video. “One way or another, you’re going back to jail.”

    Watch the video below:

  • How many times was Ronald Reagan mentioned in Wednesday’s debate? We counted
    Posted September 18, 2015 at 9:01 am by Michael Mason

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  • Top 25 recipients of Planned Parenthood campaign cash
    Posted September 18, 2015 at 8:52 am by Chris Field

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    Many members of Congress are calling for an end to government funding for America’s biggest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood. Americans were outraged over the organization’s alleged sale of aborted-baby parts as revealed in undercover videos conducted by the Center for Medical Progress.

    But the money does not go just one way—members and employees of Planned Parenthood, as well as the group’s PAC, have been very active and generous in their donations to government officials who both funnel taxpayer money to the organization as well as ardently defend abortion.

    Considering the Democratic Party’s official “pro-choice” stance, it comes as no surprise that Planned Parenthood’s donations would skew toward the Democrats. For example, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, during the 2014 election cycle, PP gave $892,000 to Democrats and $3,100 to Republicans. The 2012 election cycle was even more generous to the Democrats, with $1.2 million to Dems compared to $26,600 to GOPers.

    After adding up the annual individual candidate numbers from the Center for Responsive Politics, here are the 25 federal politicians who have received the most Planned Parenthood campaign cash from 1990 (the first year for which data was available) through the end of August:


  • Blaze Poll: How old is too old to be president?
    Posted September 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm by Mike Opelka

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    Of the announced candidates for the 2016 presidential race, there is a broad spectrum when it comes to age.

    Looking ahead to Inauguration Day 2016, the GOP has four candidates who would be in their 40s (Jindal, Rubio, Walker and Cruz), three in their 50s (Paul, Christie and Santorum), six who are would be in their 60s (Huckabee, Graham, Fiorina, Bush, Kasich and Carson) and Donald Trump clocks in at just over 70.

    On the Democratic side of the aisle, Martin O’Malley is the youngest at 54 years, followed by Lincoln Chafee at 63, Hillary Clinton at 69. Three possible nominees, Joe Biden, Jim Webb and Bernie Sanders would all be in their 70s, with Sanders earning the title of elder statesman at just over 75 years of age.

    There is a minimum age requirement to be President of the United States — that’s 35 years old. But, how old is too old? Do we need a “maximum age” for candidates?

    We took our Blaze cameras out to NYC and Virginia and posed that question. See our survey results.

    Take our Blaze Poll on the subject.

  • Watch the intro to the CNN debate that looked like the start of a reality television show
    Posted September 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm by Oliver Darcy

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  • Beck researcher says this is how you can tell if presidential candidates are guided by interests or principles
    Posted September 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm by Erica Ritz

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    Glenn Beck asked his chief researcher Jason Buttrill on Wednesday how he can tell whether the Republican presidential candidates are guided more by interests or principles.

    “How will the next administration interact with the world? Will it be a policy of interest or principles?” Beck asked. “What should I be looking for in tonight’s debate?”

    You can see Buttrill’s response below.

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  • The lonely wait for Chelsea Clinton book signing tickets
    Posted September 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm by Josiah Ryan

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    I woke at the crack of dawn Tuesday in a cold sweat because I thought I’d missed my big chance of the week – to get a ticket for the much vaunted Chelsea Clinton book signing event at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York City, not far from my apartment.

    I wanted to go to make a video for TheBlaze (that was a success) but I’ve also had a few pleasant encounters with Clinton during my years on Capitol Hill, and I was interested in what she had to say. 

    The Barnes & Noble in Union Square is their flagship and a go-to spot on the book-signing circuit for celebrities. I often pass by on the way home from work to see hundreds in line, camped out, waiting to get tickets which become available at 9 a.m., the next morning.

    That’s why I was anxious Tuesday morning. It was only natural, I thought, that because Clinton makes few public appearances, and because she was speaking alongside teenage fashion sensation Tavi Gevinson, during fashion week, there would be a massive crowd to get the free tickets.

    I couldn’t have been more wrong. When I arrived at 9 a.m., I was shocked to discover I the first person in line and the only person in line. Apparently, I was not the only one surprise. Barnes & Noble had security lined-up down the block ready to receive the influx of Clinton fans.

    But there I stood, man alone.

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  • The door knocker that sends unwanted visitors running…you’ll only wish it was real
    Posted September 16, 2015 at 10:58 am by Liz Klimas

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    You’re just settling down for dinner and *knock-knock-knock.*

    Perhaps you stick it out at the table for a couple of doorbell rings until the person gives up and moves on, or maybe you scrape your chair backward to turn that person away personally.

    Well, a New Zealand energy company has come up with an idea that does all the work for you — you’ll only wish it was real. In the end, yes, it’s an advertisement, but Energy Online’s idea has been called “amazing” and “awesome.”

    Here’s what they did. Energy Online made someone’s head look like a gold, Gothic-style door knocker and every time someone knocked, well, just see what happened next.

    Image source: YouTube

    Image source: YouTube

    “Door knocking is so last century. So we got rid of them,” Energy Online wrote.

    “We believe there’s a better way to switch energy companies than sending intrusive door knockers to your home. With Energy Online you can get our best deals online, anytime,” the company concluded.

    Interesting idea. Now for someone to create an electronic door knocker like this for real life.

    (H/T: Daily Mail)

  • Does America Need a ‘Maximum Wage?’ See the Responses We Got in Man on the Street & Take Our Poll
    Posted September 15, 2015 at 8:50 pm by Mike Opelka

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    Raising the minimum wage has been a hot topic among Democrats this year. So we wondered: if America has a minimum wage, do some also think the U.S. needs a cap on how much money an individual can earn?

    We polled people in New York and Virginia on the subject. Watch the results of our survey.

    Take our poll on the subject.

  • Former Obama supporter sees ‘dangerous’ similarities between Trump and Obama campaigns
    Posted September 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm by Erica Ritz

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    TheBlaze TV contributor Lawrence Jones freely admits that he used to be an avid supporter of President Barack Obama, sometimes even making 400 calls a day for the Obama campaign. But sometime in 2009 or 2010, Jones said he started to realize that “what [he] was sold wasn’t actually true.”

    On Tuesday, Jones said he sees “dangerous” similarities between the presidential campaigns of Obama and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who he said are both “prying on people’s emotion.”

    President Barack Obama speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON ( JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    President Barack Obama speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0 in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON ( JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    “Hope and change — people were hopeless. And they were looking for somebody to come in and save things and fix it,” Jones said. “Now people are fed up. They’re sick of it. They’ve tried the hope and change. They’ve tried the politicians, and now they’re sick of all of it. They don’t even want a politician to fix it anymore. They want somebody that’s an outsider to come in and fix it.”

    Jones said when he attended Trump’s event in Dallas on Monday, the similarities solidified when started speaking to Trump supporters.

    “I started asking them policy questions … and they had no answers,” Lawrence remarked. “All they could say is, ‘He’s talking about things that traditionally wouldn’t be talked about … It doesn’t matter right now. What matters is, I feel like I’m being heard.’”

    “This is dangerous, Glenn. I’ve lived this,” Jones concluded. “I was a young man and I gave all my support to Obama. I did not care [about his positions]. … And now we’ve got a president that has fundamentally changed America. Let’s not repeat history this quickly.”

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  • Watch: Carly Fiorina’s ‘simply brilliant’ response to Donald Trump’s comments about her face
    Posted September 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm by Mike Opelka

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    Less than a week after Donald Trump’s comments about Carly Fiorina’s appearance hit the press, a pro-Fiorina super pac, Carly for America, released a new campaign commercial that has been described as “making lemonade from Trump’s lemons.”

    The one-minute video kicks off with a statement Fiorina made during last Friday’s address to the National Federation of Republican Women’s biennial convention.

    Watch the ad.

    Less than an hour after it debuted online, the media started responding on Twitter.






  • ‘Moms Like Me’: Dana Loesch issues strong message to gun-owning mothers and the media in new NRA ad
    Posted September 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm by Jason Howerton

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    TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch issues a strong rallying cry to gun-owning mothers in America in a new NRA commercial.

    She also takes a sharp jab at the media for ignoring the stories where moms fight off criminals using firearms, and then sensationalize stories that end with the murder of unarmed victims.

    “It’s time for moms like me to speak out,” Loesch says in the video. “We are the majority. We demand the freedom to defend our families. And we challenge the media to tell the truth about our rights.”

    Watch the NRA ad below:

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