Glenn uncovers Ted Cruz's secret skill allowing him to quote Mitch McConnell exactly

During his visit to Glenn's studio last week for a one on one sit down conversation for TheBlaze TV, Senator Ted Cruz revealed something about the way his brain works most people probably didn't know about.

The skill? "Audiographic memory."

Glenn shared the details of what he learned on radio Wednesday.

"We had this really deep, philosophical kind of conversation about what it means to connect with people," Glenn said.

As Glenn's listeners might attest, Glenn told Cruz he connects with people with the heart, through stories. Cruz on the other hand said he tends to connect with the head, relying on his ability to remember and articulate all kinds of facts.

To that, Glenn questioned Cruz, "You have a photographic memory?"

"No, 'audiographic memory.' It's different," was Cruz's response. "I can remember every conversation exactly the way it happened."

Cruz then explained to Glenn that's what allowed him to put Mitch McConnell on the hot seat.

"He said, 'I can tell you exactly what Mitch McConnell said, and I can tell you it's exact,'" Glenn said.

While Glenn said he thinks having "audiographic memory is a massive plus," Cruz is apparently not comfortable talking about it.

"He's like, 'I just feel like everybody is going to think I'm a robot.' And I'm like, 'Ted, this is not a cross or a burden,'" Glenn said, "This is a good thing!"

Watch the clip below for more.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: So when -- when Ted told me this -- and, again, this is just a conversation we're having around the stage here before or after the interview. This is not a -- you know, this is just us sitting here chatting before takes. And I said, "You have a photographic memory?" He said, "No, audiographic memory. It's different." He said, "But when I hear something, and they say, this is what this bill means," he said, "as long as I've heard that bill, I can remember every conversation exactly the way it happened. And I can -- what comes down in my head comes down as file 305, and it's there."

PAT: That's why he could rattle off word-for-word what Mitch McConnell said to him.

GLENN: Correct. He used that as an example. He said, "I can tell you exactly what Mitch McConnell said, and I can tell you it's exact."

PAT: And that's why nobody disputed him. Because they know he's right.

GLENN: Correct. Because they know he's right. So he has this audiographic memory. And he said, "What happens is, when somebody says -- I always look prepared because when somebody says, well, this is what we're going to do." And I'll say, "Well, no, you're actually wrong for these six reasons." He said, "Because that's the way I think." He said, "File 305 comes down, and I can remember it, and six things pop out immediately. And I know, they're wrong six ways. And it makes me look like I'm just blustering. Because who can remember six things out of that?" He's like I can.

PAT: That's impressive though. That's incredible.

GLENN: What he was saying though -- and I was like, "Ted -- he's telling me, and my head is spinning. And he's telling me. "So like when I get down there -- you know, I pause or something because I'm trying to think, how can I say this differently because -- I can repeat what happened to me exactly the same way as it happened every single time." And he's like, "I just feel like everybody is going to think I'm a robot." And I'm like, "Ted, this is not a cross or a burden that the president -- this is a good thing." And he doesn't -- he's not comfortable talking about it. I guess somebody in the Wall Street Journal pointed this out.

JEFFY: Yeah, they talked about him winning the senatorship here in Texas and doing his 21-hour monologue. And they called it his near photographic memory. But as a side note, it also talks about how in high school he traveled around Texas reciting the Constitution and the words of the Founding Fathers. So, I mean, he knows it pretty good.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Yeah, as long as it's been said to him out loud. As long as it's been read out loud, I think even if he reads it out loud, he told me that it imprints on him an audio file. That's -- I mean, are you kidding me? To be able to sit down -- if you could just watch all the tapes of Vladimir Putin, nobody is getting around him, man. You're sitting down, "Actually, no, that's not what you said." Yes, it is. "No, it's not. No, it's not." To have someone with a photographic or, in his case, an audiographic memory is a massive plus. A massive plus.

PAT: If I had to guess, I would think the only other president to probably have something like that would be Thomas Jefferson.

GLENN: Probably.

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.


During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”

Democrat Mutiny? These prominent Progressives and Democratic leaders DEMAND that Biden withdraw

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Biden is still taking hard blows from both sides of the aisle after his abysmal performance in last month's presidential debate. As Glenn pointed out in his post-debate coverage, Biden came across as so incompetent that it has made many Americans scared that, should the country face a major threat, Biden would be unable to respond to it. This includes many Democrats, who are finally admitting that Biden isn't as fit as they have been claiming for the last four years.

Many names have already been suggested as potential replacements for the Democratic nominee, but many people, including some Democrats, don't believe Biden should even stay in office for the election. Here are some prominent progressives and Democratic lawmakers who have called for President Biden's resignation:

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (Texas)

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Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Arizona)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (Massachusetts)

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Rep. Mike Quigley (Illinois)

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Rep. Angie Craig (Minnesota)

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Rep. Adam Smith (Washington)

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Rep. Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey)

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Rep. Pat Ryan (New York)

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Rep. Hillary Scholten (Michigan)

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Senator Peter Welch (Vermont)

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Oregon)

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BONUS: Actor George Clooney

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These TOP 5 new technologies left Glenn SHOCKED

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Glenn has been covering some of the most groundbreaking, exciting, and often terrifying technological advances. Some new tech has the potential to make a positive impact. Some tech is just SUPER cool, like a flame-throwing robot dog. However, there is also a dark side to technology. Glenn exposes how some new technological developments, particularly in the realm of AI, pose serious ethical questions.

Here are the top five new technologies that Glenn covered that will make your jaw drop:

Anti-gravity device

This new technology developed by Dr. Charles Buhler and his team may change everything we know about transportation and travel. Described as "propellant-less propulsion" by Dr. Buhler, this technology appears to defy gravity and is potentially a way for people to travel into and through space without the need for rockets. It doesn't stop there either, this tech could be used to forever change the way we travel here on Earth.

Human embryo-powered supercomputer

To have massively powerful AI, something, which many people seem to have an invested interest in, you need a lot of electricity to power the computers that host the artificial intelligences. Naturally, this energy consumption upsets the environmentalists so in response a terrifying solution was developed. Bio Processors are essentially computer chips powered by human cells, specifically stem cells, which are predominantly harvested from embryos. These Bio Processors have a limited shelf life, meaning they need a steady supply of stem cells to keep the computers that use them operational. What could be more terrifying than an AI that eats human cells?

Voice-stealing AI

When ChatGPT came out in late 2022 its power and versatility took the world by storm. Suddenly, students had it write entire essays in mere seconds, and it was creating songs and poems with ease. The capabilities of the ChatGPT AI were as disturbing as they were impressive, but after a recent update, it took a hard turn towards disturbing. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, decided to give the program a voice and tried to recruit famous actress Scarlett Johansson to lend her voice to the machine. After she declined the offer, OpenAI went ahead and released the update for ChatGPT featuring a voice that sounded eerily similar to Johansson's. While OpenAI claims it's a different, similar-sounding voice actress, the idea that a computer is going around with your stolen voice is terrifying.

Flamethrower robot dog

How could you possibly ever make something cooler than a flamethrower? Simple, strap it to the back of a robotic dog of course! Originally built to help fight forest fires (ironically enough) by creating backburns, Glenn pointed out that a pack of these bad boys patrolling your property would be the ultimate home defense. Nobody would come anywhere near your house if it was guarded by a few of these firey companions.

Wormhole-generating UFO's

It's been a decade since the tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. No trace of the aircraft or any of its passengers, except a few small pieces of debris, were ever found nor was an official cause of the disappearance ever given. There have been an infinite number of theories explaining what might have happened, but this one from investigative journalist Ashton Forbes might take the cake for the wildest. Forbes joined Glenn on his radio show and brought with him convincing video evidence that seemed to show the now-missing aircraft being circled by three mysterious orbs before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Does this video show the doomed aircraft being sucked into an artificial wormhole, or is it an amazing piece of hoaxwork?

THESE TOP 10 Founding Fathers' quotes help us remember America's original vision

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Independence Day is one of the few days when Americans come together to celebrate our country and the continued vision that our Founding Fathers crafted in 1776. But what is that vision? It seems with every passing July 4th, Americans lose even more of a sense of what the original intent of our nation was supposed to be. It's becoming increasingly important to read the Founding Fathers in their own words and to remember the vision that they cast for our nation. Here are our TOP 10 favorite Founding Fathers' quotes to help us remember their original views of government, freedom, and the American vision.

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty." —James Madison

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"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

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"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light." —George Washington

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"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." —James Madison

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"I agree with you that it is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities, which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country." —Thomas Jefferson

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“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion… would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.” —John Adams

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"Those who stand for nothing will fall for everything." —Alexander Hamilton

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“The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison

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"I fear that in every elected office, members will obtain an influence by noise, not by sense. By meanness, not greatness. By ignorance, not learning. By contracted hearts, not large souls. There must be decency and respect." —John Adams

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“We must go home to be happy, and our home is not in this world. Here we have nothing to do but our duty.” —John Jay

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