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Martin Shkreli Heckled Clinton After Health Scare

'Pharma bro' turned up outside Chelsea's apartment

(Newser) - After Hillary Clinton's health scare Sunday, she was heckled by one of the few Americans with higher disapproval ratings than both candidates. Mediaite reports that "pharma bro" Martin Shkreli was outside when Clinton emerged from Chelsea Clinton's apartment, where she had gone to rest after "overheating"... More »

Habitual Heckler Goes After Hillary Over Bill

'You are very rude, and I'm not ever going to call on you'

(Newser) - Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien is a New Hampshire state rep, and a woman with "a history of heckling presidential candidates," reports CNN . She upheld that reputation not once but three times on Sunday at a Derry town hall Hillary Clinton was hosting, reports the Washington Post . The Republican... More »

Obama to Heckler: 'You're in My House'

President gets a little upset at White House guest

(Newser) - President Obama is used to hecklers by now, but one at the White House today seemed to irritate him—in part because the heckling occurred at the White House. “No, no, no, no. Listen, you’re in my house,” Obama told the heckler, reports the Hill . “Shame... More »

Weiner Defends Latest Catfight With Heckler

Guy in bakery: Weiner 'disgusting,' 'married to an Arab'

(Newser) - Politico calls it a meltdown; Anthony Weiner says he "stood up to a heckler." Ahead of the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, the mayoral candidate visited a bakery in New York's Borough Park, where he had a heated exchange with a man in a yarmulke. It... More »

Chappelle Freaks Out After 10 Minutes Onstage

Smoked, read audience member's book for remaining 25 minutes, witnesses say

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle is no stranger to meltdowns , and his behavior last night apparently drove that point home. Some 10 minutes into his act in Hartford, the comedian stopped telling jokes and scolded the audience for being too loud ... then spent the next 25 minutes smoking and reading an audience member'... More »

Why I Heckled Michelle Obama

Gay rights advocate says first lady is a legit target

(Newser) - Ellen Sturtz got an unaccustomed turn in the national spotlight this week when she heckled Michelle Obama during a speech, only to find out that the first lady wasn't having it . In the Washington Post , Sturtz describes herself as a "gray-haired, 56-year-old lesbian" and writes that she didn'... More »

Michelle Obama Takes No Nonsense From Heckler

She tells crowd to choose who stays

(Newser) - Michelle Obama—taking a harder line on heckling than her husband tends to do—confronted a woman who interrupted her speech at a Democratic fundraiser last night, the New York Times reports. After the woman shouted about gay rights, Obama said, "One of the things I don’t do... More »

Heckler Gives Obama Grief

Code Pink founder interrupts, but president willing to cut her 'some slack'

(Newser) - President Obama had some trouble wrapping up his policy speech today thanks to repeated heckling from the founder of activist group Code Pink, reports NBC News . As Obama was talking about Guantanamo Bay, Medea Benjamin began shouting criticism of US policy. “I'm about to address it ma'am,... More »

Obama Defuses Heckler in Israel

He gets a standing ovation from audience

(Newser) - During his speech to young Israelis today, President Obama started getting heckled in Hebrew. As the crowd booed, Obama handled it lightly, notes Raw Story . “This is part of the lively debate that we talked about,” he said, which prompted a standing ovation. " I have to say... More »

Ryan Heckled at Iowa State Fair

Protesters attempt to storm soapbox

(Newser) - The Romney campaign chucked Paul Ryan into the deep end for his first solo campaign appearance yesterday. Hecklers greeted the vice-presidential candidate soon after he started speaking at the Iowa State Fair's famous soapbox, reports ABC . "Iowans and Wisconsinites, we like to be respectful of one another and... More »

Munro: Obama 'Just Turns His Back'

Daily Caller reporter admits he mistimed question, but says Obama ducks and runs

(Newser) - To hear Neil Munro tell it, he was simply a victim of bad timing in his rush to question a wily president: The Daily Caller reporter took to the semi-sympathetic airwaves of Sean Hannity's Fox show last night to rehash his interruption of the president , reports Mediaite . "The... More »

Burka-Clad Heckler Booted From Obama Rally

Secret Service probing disturbance at VCU

(Newser) - The Secret Service is investigating a weird disturbance at a President Obama campaign stop over the weekend. Reporters at the Virginia Commonwealth University rally saw a woman wearing a burka adorned with US military pins and carrying what appeared to be a Koran hauled out of the rally by police... More »

Obama to Heckler: 'You're Being Rude'

President responds to shouts at Ohio State

(Newser) - Hecklers' shouts brought President Obama's energy speech to a halt yesterday at Ohio State University. One audience member demanded that Obama read a book he was holding, Politico reports. Obama paused, telling the man, "Sir, I'm here to speak to these folks. You can hold your own... More »

Obama Heckled on Iran

No war has been announced, president reminds 'young lady'

(Newser) - President Obama got heckled at one of his own fundraisers last night, USA Today reports. "Use your leadership! No war in Iran!" a woman yelled. "Nobody has announced a war, young lady," Obama responded, to laughter and cheers. "But we appreciate your sentiment. You're... More »

Which Candidate Handles Hecklers Best?

Comedians assess Santorum, Romney, Gingrich's techniques

(Newser) - Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum have all had their share of hecklers this election season (Ron Paul has largely emerged unscathed)—but who's the best at shutting them down? At Slate , David Weigel asked two stand-up comedians to evaluate each candidate's strategy:
  • Santorum tends to launch
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Romney to 'Interrupters': 'Take a Hike'

Rips 'failed leader' Gingrich

(Newser) - Speaking at a rally in Florida yesterday, Mitt Romney had some harsh words for opponents ranging from Newt Gingrich to a group of protesters heckling him. Romney slammed Gingrich as a "failed leader," notes the Los Angeles Times . "I don’t know whether you knew that—he... More »

Gingrich Rips U of Iowa Hecklers as '1%'

Protesters interrupt brain research talk

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich was silenced for several minutes by hecklers at the University of Iowa yesterday during a speech on the importance of brain research. Protesters slammed his "callous and arrogant attitude toward the poor" before Gingrich's supporters started shouting back. "Why don't you go back to... More »

Tea Party Backer Heckles Elizabeth Warren

He calls her a 'socialist whore' over Occupy Wall Street

(Newser) - It's tough out there on the campaign trail: Elizabeth Warren found herself being called a "socialist whore" working at the behest of her "foreign-born" boss by a Tea Party heckler this week, reports the Huffington Post . The man spoke up as Warren began her speech in Brockton,... More »

Bristol Palin Heckler Now Sorry

Lawyer says Stephen Hanks' dog has been threatened

(Newser) - It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt—or threatened with bodily harm. Stephen Hanks, the 47-year-old who said some nasty things to Bristol Palin regarding her momma (an exchange that was, of course, caught on film), has now apologized. Though he originally said he'd gladly do... More »

Obama Heckled at His Own Fundraiser

Man calls him the Antichrist before being dragged off

(Newser) - Not only did President Obama get heckled at his own fundraiser last night—he got called the Antichrist. “Christian God is the one and only true living God! The creator of Heaven and the Universe!” shouted a man in the front row of the House of Blues in... More »

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