Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump Is ‘ISIS’s Best Recruiter’

 

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a hard stance against rhetoric from GOP front-runner Donald Trump, painting him as a potent and powerful tool for ISIS.

“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists,” Clinton said during Saturday’s Democratic debate, hosted by ABC News.

Clinton offered no specific evidence of the claim. ABC News has reached out to the Clinton and Trump campaigns for comment.

When asked about her emphasis on gun control in the wake of the San Bernardino attacks, Secretary Clinton took the opportunity to bash Trump – who she says is pushing the wrong narrative in the fight against ISIS.

“I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here in the United States and literally around the world that there is a clash of civilizations,” said Clinton, “that there is some kind of western plot or even war against Islam, which then I believe fans the flames of radicalization.”

Clinton also said that she does not believe that calls to arm more Americans in the wake of recent terror attacks will make Americans safer.

“Guns in and of themselves, in my opinion, will not make Americans safer. We lose 33,000 people a year already to gun violence. Arming more people to do what I think is not the appropriate response to terrorism,” she said.

 

 


 

Written by:  JOHN VERHOVEK via ABC News

Buzzing: The Voice Season 9 Has a Winner! The New Champ Is …

The Voice Season 9 Has a Winner! The New Champ Is …

It’s been a while since Team Adam took home the crown. But when Carson Daly named Jordan Smith the winner of The Voice’s ninth season Tuesday night, Adam Levine earned his third win of the competition.

Just last week, his cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” temporarily dethroned Adele’s top spot on the iTunes singles chart. But it was Monday night’s fog-filled performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from The Sound of Music that secured 22-year-old Smith’s title as the Season 9 champ. Smith reprised the song at Tuesday’s finale after Daly announced his victory.

The Kentucky native also picked “Mary, Did You Know” as his Christmas selection, and sang alongside his coach to The Beach Boys classic “God Only Knows” during the first part of the finale. Team Adam showed their love for the ’60s pop-rock group weeks earlier with a rendition of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.”

Smith shined from the beginning, when his unique cover of Sia’s “Chandelier” wowed all four coaches during the Blind Auditions. While Levine was the last to turn around, Smith ultimately chose the Maroon 5 frontman who shares his ability to consistently tap into his falsetto range.

The pop singer continued to stun throughout the season, with a rendition of Sam Smith’s “Like I Can” during the battle round, and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain” in the knockouts.

With his victory, Smith receives $100,000 and a recording deal with Republic Records. Smith succeeds Season 8 winner Sawyer Fredericks, who hailed from Team Pharrell.

You can read EW‘s full recap of the Season 9 finale here.

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Buzzing: James Corden remixes ‘Drag Me Down’ for One Direction Carpool Karaoke

James Corden remixes ‘Drag Me Down’ for One Direction Carpool Karaoke

James Corden is the gift to One Direction fandom that keeps on giving.

Though the band is officially on hiatus, the Late Late Show host recorded a Carpool Karaoke segment with the boys when they appeared on the show earlier this month. (You know, the time Harry Styles lost a game of Tattoo Roulette and got inked live on television.)

This latest edition of Carpool Karaoke contains a number of gems, including Liam Payne discovering that Louis Tomlinson kept turning his seat heater on (“My ass is on fire!”), the former blaming Styles for stealing his “seatbelt hole,” and Niall Horan saying he’d marry Selena Gomez in a game of Sleep With/Marry/Cruise.

Musically speaking, Corden treated fans to a makeshift music video for “No Control” when he choreographed the boys in coordinating denim jackets to create the ’90s boy band aesthetic they’ve always eschewed. (The track hails from their fourth album, Four, and was made a DIY single when fans aggressively campaigned to get it radio play.) Also, Corden remixed “Drag Me Down” with a rap verse interlude, and impressed his fellow carpoolees with a high note in “Best Song Ever” that rivaled Payne’s own. Check it out above, and see the music video in GIF form below.

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Buzzing: See the Force Awakens cast sing an a cappella medley of Star Wars music

With Jimmy Fallon & The Roots. Yes, even Harrison Ford.

BY CHRISTOPHER ROSEN

What’s better than John Williams’ iconic Star Wars music? John Williams’ iconic Star Wars music sung in the style of a cappella by the cast of The Force Awakens with help from Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

Fallon debuted the a cappella video on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon mere hours before the first official reviews of Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrive online.

The Tonight Show host has had many of the film’s cast members on as guests over the last few weeks, including Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver. Those stars appear in the a cappella video, as do fellow Force Awakens cast members Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, and even Chewbacca.

Watch the medley of Williams’ score – including the main Star Wars theme and the “Imperial March” – in the video below.

 

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Buzzing: 5 Foods That Will Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

5 Foods That Will Whiten Your Teeth Naturally

BY: ALEXIS BENNETT

From over-the-counter strips to professional treatments at a dentist’s office, the options for achieving bright pearly whites are endless. Unfortunately, each remedy has its pros and cons. Some aren’t able to whiten every single tooth, while others could result in tooth sensitivity.

But if you’re searching for a gentler way to achieve a bright smile—even on the those hard to reach molars—you’re in luck. Thanks to mother nature there are also organic ways to protect your smile and reveal a natural whiteness without the harsh products. Several foods like raw vegetables and fresh fruits contain key ingredients that shield teeth from decay and combat hard-to-remove plaque. Don’t believe us? Try them for yourself. We’ve gathered our favorite foods below to help you achieve a brighter smile with every bite.

Instead of steaming, eat the crispy florets of this green vegetable raw. The nutritional veggie can act as a natural toothbrush that can clean teeth as you chomp away. Plus, the high levels of iron can coat the enamel to help ward off stains, harmful bacteria, and acid erosion.

Oranges
Don’t throw the peel away. Contrary to popular belief, orange peels are not acidic like other citrus counterparts. The skin of the fruit contains variants of vitamin C, which can be a substitute for harsh teeth whiteners. Thoroughly wash off the peel, then rub the inner, white portion across the surface of the enamel to fight tartar buildup and minimize plaque.

Strawberries
A paste made of strawberries and baking soda has been known for years to reveal a naturally whiter smile. The malic acid in the bright fruit acts as a whitener from mother nature, but brushing afterwards is a must since the berry also contains sugars.

Carrots
This crunchy veggie has an abrasive surface that stains don’t stand a chance next to. Besides just snacking on a raw carrot, try rubbing the bright roots against your teeth for a quick smooth polish.

Cheese
Lactic acids in cheeses will help guard teeth against future decay. Cut a hard slice like aged gouda. The tough surfaces can also nix stains that are caused by the build-up of food particles.

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