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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.01.11

Posted on | April 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

TOP NEWS
Gates’ Goal For Libya: No US Boots On The Ground

Defense Secretary Robert Gates testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee

“There will be no American troops on the ground in Libya as long as I’m in this job.”

US Wants Others To Arm, Train Libyan Rebels

Opposition Hopes To Gain Information From Former Foreign Minister

Heavy Fighting In Abidjan Near Gbagbo Residence
Endgame approaches for stubborn ex-president; most of Ivorian army, gendarmerie has defected to northern rebels. Army commander seeks refuge with family in South African embassy
UN Forces Secure Abidjan Airport



POLITICS
Congressional Leaders To Compromise On Budget?

Speaker Boehner: Not abandoning Tea Party for Blue Dogs

Senate Democrats ready to accept “extreme” GOP cuts?

Poll: Most NYC Voters Unhappy With Bloomberg’s Budget Job





SD Rookie Congresswoman Co-Sponsors Offshore Drilling Bill

NH Protest Doesn’t Stop Budget Vote; Granite State May Follow Ohio, Wisconsin In Repealing State Workers’ Collective Bargaining

Mourners Remember Geraldine Ferraro (Video)



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Setbacks In Portugal, Ireland Renew EU Debt Crisis
Concerns

Microsoft Sues Google; Claims They Block Competition In Europe’s Search Market
Documents Shed Light On Fed Lending Practices
Oil, Back At $100, Casts A Long Shadow
Corn Is King As Farmers Chase Prices
Time Warner Cable Just Threw Its Customers Under The Bus
Do Not Anger The Alpha Android



SPORTS
Kershaw Dazzles As Dodgers Top Giants In Opener

Clayton Kershaw goes seven, racks up 9 K's in shutout of Giants

Dodgers’ Mattingly first rookie manager to beat defending champs since Lou Piniella in 1986

Short-handed Spurs See West Lead Dwindle

At Final Four, They’re The First Options For The Last Shot


Former Aide Testifies She Saw Bonds Injected

Capitals Win In OT To Go Over 100 Points

A’s Games Now On The Wolf In San Francisco

Braves Shut Out Nats On Dank Opening Day



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
A “Bones” Baby Is On The Way

David Hornsby and Emily Deschanel are expecting!

Baby due later this year

Is Victoria’s Secret Model Candice Swanepoel Too Thin?
sweet bleeding Jesus, get this girl a bacon cheeseburger STAT

Pete And Ashlee Calling Off Their Divorce?

Katie Holmes Horrified By Suri’s X-Rated Gummi Incident

Michael Buble Weds In Argentina

Cranky Cattrall Shows No Respect For NY Post



Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg Working On Single Together

Dan Scanlon To Direct Pixar’s Monsters University

Franco, Letterman Swap Oscar Horror Stories

Post-”Office”, Steve Carell Ponders Doomsday With Keira Knightley



FOREIGNERS
Ouattara’s Forces Attack Gbagbo Residence, Take Control Of Radio & TV Station
TEPCO Not Aware Of Nationalization Rumors
Ragtag Libyan Rebels Struggle In Battle;
NATO Rules Out Arming Rebels

India’s Population Reaches 1.21 Billion
Thailand Mounts Rescue Efforts After Storms Strike Southern Provinces
Zambian Leader Calls For Democratic Reforms In Southern Africa To Head Off Egypt-Style Revolts



BLOGS & STUFF
Maggie’s Notebook: Tea Party And Farm Subsidies – ABC Cries “Hypocrisy!”
Cubachi: Mike Pence – “If Congress can’t cut $61 billion from the budget, the government should be shut down.”
Allahpundit: Libyan Foreign Minister Just The First To Defect?
Babalu: The World’s Police? The Obama Administration Has Turned Us Into The Keystone Kops
Don Surber: USAID Official Claims Budget Cuts Will Kill 70,000 Kids
POWIP: Joanne Kloppenburg – Liberal Self-Awareness On Display
Legal Insurrection: Judge Sumi Rules Budget Repair Bill Not In Effect
The blaze: Pentagon Spends $600K On Gurgling Frog Statue
Uncoverage: Colorado Wakeup Call – 12,000 Illegals Registered To Vote; 5,000 Actually Cast Ballots
Weasel Zippers: Sebelius Compares US Healthcare To That Of A Developing Country
Jawa Report: Israeli Map Shows Nearly 1000 Hezbollah Weapons Sites
Yuval Levin: The Real Budget Debate


– compiled by Wombat-socho

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