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[credit provider=”AP”] The Texas Republican Party is taking very seriously the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016 — and the idea that the red state juggernaut could actually become a battleground.In an interview with Real Clear Politics, state GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri said they’re not dismissing the idea […]
[credit provider=”YouTube/ProgressIllinois” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tBEQxGFKFM”] Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. admitted Wednesday to embezzling approximately $750,000 in campaign funds — and now faces more than two years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, the AP notes.”I did these things,” Jackson, 47, told a federal judge yesterday, adding later, “Sir, […]
Sen. Rand Paul cut a six-figure check to the U.S. Treasury on Wednesday in an effort to do his part to put a tiny chip in the federal debt.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Leigh Vogel/Stringer”] Several prominent environmentalists including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the executive director of the Sierra Club and actress Daryl Hannah were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline.Kennedy, the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance and an environmental […]
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was speaking about her love of opera music with New York’s WQXR radio program earlier this week when, somehow, the death penalty came up.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Scott Olson”] Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday repeated the debunked claim that semi-automatic and so-called assault weapons can “shoot down aeroplanes” — and added that they can also “blow up railroads.””Semi-automatic weapons are not just about gun control, they’re about national security,” Jackson said on Fox News. “You […]
[credit provider=”Fox News” url=”http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/29/colin-powell-reveals-why-he-voted-for-obama-twice-in-contentious-interview-with-bill-oreilly/”] In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview on Tuesday, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly asked former Secretary of State Colin Powell how he could vote for President Barack Obama twice as a Republican.Powell said it simply came down to the economic plans put forth by the Republican campaigns, […]
[credit provider=””>stevendepolo via Flickr”] Most people with peanut allergies steer clear of the legume, but a new study from the National Institute of Health is suggesting that patients could some day do just the opposite.NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found that controlled “peanut therapy” can reduce the […]
[credit provider=”Flickr / welivefast” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylormariephotography/3513364333/in/photostream/”] You did your due diligence and received a flu vaccine this year.Congratulations, you’re one of the estimated 36 per cent of people to have gotten the shot or nasal spray so far this flu season.
[credit provider=”Flickr/NASA Goddard Photo and Video” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/6127655435/”] Scientists who are used to producing dozens of pages of jargon-filled research that a typical lay person would have no chance of understanding are distilling their words to 140 characters or less and showing off their sarcastic side on Twitter.Those engaging in research […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Newark, N.J., mayor and rising Democrat star Cory Booker has a plan to curb gun violence in his city: Offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the seizure of illegally owned firearms.No, really: The city has set up an anonymous hotline and everything.
[credit provider=”Getty”] As everyone’s attention is focused on the slew of taxes set to increase in 2013, President Barack Obama has quietly signed into law a five-year extension to the warrantless intercept program that monitors the overseas activity of suspected spies and terrorists.The program would have expired at the end […]
[credit provider=”Facebook/Aubrey Ireland” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1636649594840&set=pb.1194720530.-2207520000.1356725991&type=3&theatre”] Are you a parent? Has your child ever accused you of meddling?While such accusations are many times levied on a whim, you may want to pay attention to this story and weigh in.
[credit provider=”Tumblr/ http://photoj” url=”http://photoj.tumblr.com/post/13323069351/outside-looking-in-inside-looking-out-holiday”] The next time you complain about having to get together with your “crazy” family for Christmas, remember this story.40-one apparent Christians and two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims were recently arrested in Saudi Arabia after authorities busted a party by a reported Asian diplomat.
There’s sending a Christmas card and then there’s sending a Christmas card.
You might have heard the warning before that popping of a pressurised champagne cork can cause injury, but a group of ophthalmologists are reaffirming this warning as holiday celebrations get underway, saying opening a bottle of bubbly improperly could lead to blinding injuries.
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/132816857/”] Getting caught shoving a few French fries in your mouth while driving in a South Dakota town could cost motorists $15 starting in 2013.The city of Huron with a population of nearly 13,000 passed an ordinance Monday that not only bans texting while driving but also cites other […]
[credit provider=”Gage Skidmore” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/4377614325/”] Alongside his zealous pursuit of Obama administration flubs as head of the House Oversight Committee, Congressman Darrell Issa of California has historically been on the forefront of technological issues within the Republican party.For instance, unlike some of his peers, Issa was a clear early opponent of […]
[credit provider=”Cocoon Tree” url=”http://cocoontree.com/”] Forget pitching a tent the next time you want to catch some Zzzs outdoors. Setting up your slumber in a suspended, ethereal white ball away from predators and ground moisture is far more preferable — if you can afford it.The “Cocoon Tree” created by Berni Du Payrat […]
[credit provider=”Facebook/Obama for America – California” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151105693392806&set=a.10151105688787806.504760.25005387805&type=3&theatre”] The president of the United States has amassed a massive voter data mine with “files” on millions of American citizens.The president’s presidential campaign utilized this data, including voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, to formulate scores that help identify […]
I don’t know what your grandma called it — mine called it the “special pocket” — but it’s that special place where you can still fit dessert even after your 5-year-old self told your parents that you were too full to eat the rest of your meal.
After two years of political battles and a Supreme Court case, many if not most states are expected to tell the federal government Friday if they’re willing carry out a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
If you have not yet made vacation plans for the coming year, the city of Suwon in South Korea would like you to consider a visit to their new Restroom Cultural Park, also known as the “World’s First Toilet Theme Park.” Seriously.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alaska.jpg”] A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what researchers think could be the next big energy source.The U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners over two […]
[credit provider=”The Blaze” url=”http://www.theblaze.com/stories/heres-how-a-new-jersey-man-used-the-gas-in-his-prius-to-power-his-house-for-a-week/”] Bob Sakala’s power might have only come back on last Thursday, but the New Jersey man wasn’t in the dark like many of his neighbours impacted by Hurricane Sandy.How’d he do it? Sakala jerry-rigged his hybrid car to provide power to his house.
[credit provider=”Getty Images”] Tuesday night’s election result has left conservatives (and reportedly Romney himself) shell-shocked, dumbfounded and a little traumatized by the seemingly gravity-defying political skills of President Barack Obama.Obama, who has won reelection to the office of president with the highest unemployment rate since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and facing […]
[credit provider=”via Human Events ” url=”http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bloggernews.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/g_soros.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.humanevents.com/article.php%3Fid%3D42674&h=338&w=450&sz=42&tbnid=43F6KaaxUmNsiM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=120&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgeorge%2Bsoros%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=george+soros&docid=uKY3YMvNzhKLGM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=MRJ6Tp_IKMPh0QHjt-27Ag&ved=0CFgQ9QEwBA&dur=957″] George Soros called President Barack Obama’s re-election a sign that Americans have “rejected extremist positions.”The billionaire investor told Reuters in an email Tuesday that Obama’s victory of Republican challenger Mitt Romney will open “the door for more sensible politics.”
Ken Mampel for several days was one of the most active Wikipedia editors on Hurricane Sandy’s page. He was soon called out for taking down mentions of global warming and climate change as it pertained to the storm. Now, reports are that Mampel was temporarily banned from editing on the […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] Despite a multitude of reports that insinuate that the foreign election monitors currently at polling stations across the U.S. are working for the United Nations, they are not, according to U.N. officials.Farhan Haq, associate spokesman for the U.N. Secretary General, told TheBlaze in a phone interview on Tuesday […]
[credit provider=”Bloomberg”] In a thoughtful opinion piece on how the Democratic Party has changed over the years, casino mogul and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson tried to explain why the party to which he and his family had once so loyally adhered “left” him, not the other way around.Adelson, who serves as […]
[credit provider=”AP”] After months of bickering between the general election candidates, the 2012 presidential show-down will officially come to a close today (or, hopefully, pending how close the election is – it will conclude in the coming days).Below, find five important things to watch out for as voters have their […]
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer is known for his stellar political analysis. And, as we’ve noted, he’s among those who believe that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a solid shot at winning today’s election.
While speaking at a campaign rally for Barack Obama in Virginia Saturday, former President Bill Clinton gave an unorthodox assessment of the incumbent’s ability to unify the nation.
[credit provider=”Tom Pennington/Getty Images”] While gambling sites, statistician Nate Silver, and others would have you believe Barack Obama is heading for a landslide, a few big names are making big calls for Romney.Here are some notable ones.
[credit provider=”Youtube/trump” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgOq9pBkY0I”] On Wednesday, celebrity businessman Donald Trump took the media world by storm with his ultimatum for President Barack Obama: If he releases his passport records and transcripts, the entrepreneur will donate $5 million to the charity of the president’s choice.In an exclusive interview with TheBlaze, Trump spoke further about […]
[credit provider=”John Moore/Getty Images”] State personal income in the past six quarters has grown mostly in “red” states and states run by Republican governors, TheBlaze reported earlier this month.However, after TheBlaze noted this trend, a few readers argued that the increase could be attributed to the “fact” that “red” states […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Planned_parenthood_supporters.jpg”] Indiana can’t block state-administered Medicaid funds for Planned Parenthood just because the organisation provides abortions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, upholding the crux of a lower court order that said the state can’t deny patients the right to choose their own health care provider.Though federal […]
The third and final debate Monday night between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused almost exclusively on the growing unrest in the Middle East.
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=california%20gas&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1349392944&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=373de840fdb44f6faef5d60194388f85&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans.The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period?
In a moment that will give critics of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin yet one more reason to bemoan his seemingly perpetual foot-in-mouth disease, the congressman has likened his opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Ossetra_caviar.jpg”] The office of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Tuesday released the October 2012 edition of its annual “Wastebook,” a collection of what many would consider frivolous and unnecessary government expenditures.”Washington politicians don’t even bother to give themselves a budget anymore. For the third consecutive year, Congress […]
[credit provider=”Nightmares Fear Factory” url=”http://www.nightmaresfearfactory.com/”] We’ve all heard of arachnophobia, claustrophobia and other well-known phobias, but there are hundreds fear of somethings out there that you probably haven’t heard of.Fear not (get it), we’re hear to bring you the wildest, whackiest, and most interesting phobias around.
[credit provider=”(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)”] MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reported Sunday that Arthur Allen, the founder, president, and CEO of ASG Software Solutions, recently emailed his employees asking them to vote for Mitt Romney for the sake of the company– and their jobs. The subject line for the September 30 email was, “Will […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images/David McNew”] Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops.It might not clear up more than a decade of confusion that resulted from the state’s medical marijuana law, or reverse the […]
[credit provider=”Discovery Channel” url=”http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/winged-planet/videos/a-bird-friendly-waterfall.htm”] TheBlaze has brought you a falcon’s flight perspective thanks to a specialised head cam.Taking the phrase a “birds-eye view” to the next level though, director John Downer spent four years filming with a variety of techniques and technologies for the new series “Winged Planet” by the […]
Awkward can do more damage to a presidential candidate than any witty zinger or a good policy line.
[credit provider=”Youtube/theslowmoguys” url=”http://youtu.be/lfvceHUBWnU”] There’s something mesmerizing about fire. Perhaps you can better see why by watching it move 100 times slower than it does in real time in an explosion.The gentlemen with The Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel have put together a video — due to a high number of requests […]
[credit provider=”Youtube/Vuurwapen Blog” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=502KryEguA0″] Have you ever wondered what might happen when you shoot a pistol under water — what it sounds like and how the water looks as the bullet whizzes through liquid?Even if you haven’t pondered this question before, Andrew Tuohy, who maintains Vuurwapen Blog, did and took high-speed footage […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Soledad_O%27Brien.jpg”] When even the media is starting to tire of prepackaged answers from the Obama campaign, you begin to wonder exactly how they will get through Obama himself spinning answers next Wednesday at the first Presidential debate.That irritation was on display quite prominently today on CNN, when anchor […]
[credit provider=”Youtube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_geusNUA1w”] Brig. Gen Tammy S. Smith is quite accomplished. The 49-year-old has been serving in the U.S. Army for the past 26 years and, on Friday, she became a general. But, Smith is making headlines for a reason that supersedes her professional abilities. At her pinning ceremony last week, she […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/SS&SS” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandiandsteve/5143191117/”] A stunning collection of 70 facts about the U.S. economy just posted on the web is probably not going to make it into the next campaign ad from the folks at Obama for America. However, you might want to read it.TheBlaze has culled 10 from the list of 70 here:
[credit provider=”art makes me smile/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/artmakesmesmile/2581287059/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] A man convicted of stealing a gun used in a murder was given 125 years in prison — about a century longer than the actual killers received after taking plea deals.Christopher G. Nichols, 27, was sentenced Tuesday for gun theft, trafficking in stolen property, […]
[credit provider=”Twitter” url=”https://twitter.com/HollywoodTricia”] Playboy model Tricia Evans describes herself as an “actress and animal lover” and “controversial tweeter” on her Twitter page, but for many, her recent comments crossed a line.On the same day as the horrifying shootings in Aurora, Colorado, where at least twelve people were killed and dozens more wounded during the […]
[credit provider=”Dave Hosford/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/baltimoredave/4400415668/sizes/m/”] A police officer in New York shot and killed his son, who investigators say he thought was an intruder.The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the 59-year-old Rochester man and Parry Police Department Officer was staying in a motel in Old Forge in the Adirondack Mountains where the shooting occurred Saturday morning.
[credit provider=”AP”] In the aftermath of a report from Reuters suggesting that GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney had narrowed his potential running mates down to three people – Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal – vice presidential speculation has been on a tear. Surely none of these names were people who […]
Brain freeze: a condition that occurs when quickly eating or drinking a cold item, resulting in a painful but temporary headache.
Let’s say someone offered you the opportunity to invest in a hedge fund managed by George Soros. Would you say no?
[credit provider=”KATU”] There’s a holy war erupting in Beaverton, Oregon, after a mother and daughter gave a local church negative reviews on the Internet.Now, Pastor Charles O’Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church is reportedly suing the duo, among a few other commenters, for $500,000 as a result of their posted […]
An 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man and Korean War vet shot and wounded a home invasion suspect, and then forgave the man’s family when they came to apologise.
[credit provider=”AP”] From shampoos and conditioners to hairdryers and other styling tools, there are few who haven’t used, at some point in his or her lifetime, a Vidal Sassoon product. What most aren’t familiar with, however, is that the late Vidal Sassoon was more than just a trendsetting pioneer in […]
Yet another shocking video showing the poor treatment of animals on a U.S. farm has been released by an animal rights advocacy group.
Did you know about a special category in political fund raising called “gay money?” Apparently this type of currency is in abundant supply and coveted by the Obama-Biden campaign.
A new report from the University of Michigan starts off its press release with a not so optimistic phrase: “It’s a message no one wants to hear.”
Florida’s Miami-Dade County spent $4 million buying approximately 300 vehicles between 2006 and 2007 and then “abandoned” them in a county parking garage, according to a local investigative report.
This tutorial is for everyone sitting in an office, most likely reading this post during their lunch hour or afternoon cup of coffee.
Interesting homes have become an area of intrigue here at The Blaze.
Police have concluded that Thelma Wagenhoffer, 76, accidentally crashed her 2004 Toyota Camry into a supermarket full of people Saturday because she pressed the wrong pedal after stopping for a stop sign.
Think you know guns?
Though many people feel they may as well strip naked when passing through airport security, most don’t actually do it.
There’s no question that President Barack Obama has fielded some tough questions regarding his support — and perceived lack thereof — for the Israeli state and the Jewish people.
It would be delusional to think that potential employers and college admission officers or coaches didn’t take a peek at Facebook profiles as a way to gain some insight into the person they may hire or accept. If your privacy settings are at a point where they can’t see or […]
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The story at the end of last week about an American Airlines flight attendant going on a wild rant and having to be restrained swept across the Internet. At the time, the only video and audio available showed mainly the passengers looking on in horror as the female attendant screamed. But now […]
At the end of March, the U.S. State Department wants you to help them catch five “jewel” thieves in five different U.S. and European cities. Their mugshot and a short description will be your only source of information and social media and technology, your tools.
[credit provider=”U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Timothy Solano” url=”http://www.blackfive.net/.a/6a00d8341bfadb53ef01675eaaad03970b-pi”] At least five American military personnel could face a disciplinary review over the inadvertent burning of Korans on a U.S. base in Afghanistan, a Western official told the Associated Press.A joint investigation by Afghan and American military leaders concluded that though mistakes were […]
Although it has already been reported that President Obama’s latest budget proposal includes some hefty tax increases, the total amount may have been dangerously understated.
[credit provider=”barackobama.com” url=”barackobama.com”] Less than one month out from St. Patrick’s Day, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign seems to be hoping to cash in on supporters’ Irish pride with some special campaign merchandise: “O’Bama” T-shirts and pint glasses.”Gear up for Saint Patrick’s Day in style with this fun O’Bama tee,” […]
Gun manufacturers would likely not be the first to come to mind when considering industries who have benefited the most during President Obama’s first term, but a study from Ammo.net finds that firearm sales and concealed handgun permit applications are at all-time highs since the 2008 election.
Lisa Chan, the Asian actress who starred in GOP senate candidate Pete Hoekstra’s controversial Super Bowl ad, has apologized for her role in commercial that some have dubbed “racist.”
[credit provider=”al-Sahab on YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSO58P7FaVk”] This post originally appeared at The Blaze.Osama bin Laden may be dead, but Al Qaeda isn’t resting in peace. Intelligence reports suggest that Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s most visible leader, is working with Iran to plan an attack on the West. The New York Post has the details on the plot:
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[credit provider=”US Air Force” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pave_Paws_Radar_Screen.jpg”] This post originally appeared at The BlazeA new report produced yesterday by the U.K.’s Royal Society states that the progression of neuroscience will not only improve treatment in the medical field in the near future but will also have more of an application in a […]
On Wednesday, the Republican-led House of Representatives took a major swipe at President Obama’s health care law, as it voted to repeal the Community Living Assistance Services and Support program (known as the CLASS Act). CLASS is, by all accounts, a financially-troubled and complex portion of the controversial overhaul; it deals […]
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A Japanese pilot likely got a nasty shock when an albatross seabird crashed into his plane, leaving a three-foot-wide crater in the nose.
Researchers from Newcastle University have been funded more than $9.3 million by the Wellcome Trust to begin experimenting with a method that could lead to children having DNA from three people to eliminate some genetic disorders.
The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is investigating after a video surfaced that appears to show people using the names of deceased individuals to obtain ballots on the day of the state’s presidential primary, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
The Chinese construction company Broad Group is known for putting up buildings with record speed. How fast? Most recently, the company owned by Xian Min Zhang constructed a 30 story, 183,000-square-foot hotel in 15 days — 360 hours, according to Gizmodo.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/goldberg/”] To help cut down on “pump and runs” — when drivers peel off from a gas station without paying — you may start needing to swipe your drivers licence. One gas station in Michigan is already testing out the technology.The local ABC affiliate in Saginaw, Mich., reports […]
Please enjoy a review of President Obama’s first three years in office via a parody of the classic song, The 12 Days of Christmas:
The Obama campaign released a new YouTube video on Tuesday just in time for the season entitled, “Home for the Holidays: Share Why You’re Working to Re-elect President Obama.”
The congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail is taking a stand against Members of the House of Representatives writing holiday greetings. Fox News reports that Hill staffers tell the Washington Examiner that mail with greetings such as “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year,” has been barred by the […]
Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain had harsh words for Barack Obama on the Senate floor Thursday, targeting the president’s handling of the Iraq war.
Imagine that you had the chance to sit down with the President of the United States and you could ask him any question. What would you ask?
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If you live in Texas and you want a licence plate that says “One State Under God,” you’ll soon be able to get one. But if you want the other proposed licence plate that has the Confederate flag on it, you won’t. However, one group is now suing the Texas […]
[credit provider=”AP / YouTube”] The discovery of a massive World War II-era bomb means 45,000 residents of the western German city of Koblenz must evacuate so officials can try to defuse it.The 10-foot, 1.8-ton British bomb was discovered in the Rhine river last week.