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LIVE AT FIVE – 05.06.11

Posted on | May 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

TOP NEWS
Herman Cain Makes Splash At First GOP Debate

Focus group favorite - UNEXPECTEDLY!

Pollster Frank Luntz gobsmacked by focus group’s response to Cain

Al Qaeda Plotted 9/11 Anniversary Attack On US Rail System
Planes, automobiles and then trains?




Deficit Reduction Talks Sidestep Medicare, Taxes
Democrats and Republicans agree to focus on areas of potential compromise



POLITICS
Air Force Grounds F-22 Raptor Stealth Fighters

Raptors grounded indefinitely

Problems with oxygen system ground high-tech fighter

House GOP Tables Medicare Voucher Proposal





Increase In NYC Business Tax Collections Won’t Stop Budget Cuts

House Votes To Speed Drilling Off Virginia Coast

Blagojevich In 2008: Jesse Jackson Jr. A “Repugnant” Pick For Senate



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Stays Above $100 As Traders Eye Weak US Jobs Market
Commodity Prices Tumble
PRC Paying Close Attention To US Debt Limit Debate; Wants Administration To Do More About Deficit
April Gives Retailers Third Straight Month Of Better-Than-Expected Sales
High-Earning Households Pay Growing Share Of Taxes
Sony Apologizes, Offers $1 Million Insurance After PSN Hacking
Without Shuttle, Astronaut Corps Gets Smaller Related.
Mozilla Defies DHS Takedown Request For “Mafiaafire” Firefox Add-on



SPORTS
Ehrhoff Gives Canucks Offense From The Blue Line

Christian Ehrhoff of the Canucks

His 9 goals in 11 playoff games leads all defensemen

It’s a Wide-Open Derby This Year

Colby Lewis’ Strong Outing Wasted As Rangers Fall To M’s 3-1


Ethier Spreads It Around For Dodgers

With Trump Out For Indy 500, Is Foyt In? (Video)

Here Comes Hosmer To KC – And He’s Just The Start

Caps GM McPhee Wants Boudreau Back As Coach



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Writer/Director Arthur Laurents Dies, 93

Arthur Laurents, 1917-2011, RIP


Best known for stage musicals West Side Story and Gypsy, film The Way We Were

For Nikki Cox And Jay Mohr, It’s A Boy!

Bryan Adams Is A Dad!

Steelers Superstar Hines Ward Handcuffed At Gunpoint – But Not Charged

Hilary Duff Dropped From “Bonnie & Clyde”

“Teen Mom” Stars Do Teen Pregnancy Prevention PSA



FOREIGNERS
Syria Claims Army Withdrawing From Deraa
Workers Entered Damaged Fukushima Reactor
US To Free Frozen Libyan Funds For Humanitarian Aid
Former Egyptian Interior Minister Gets 12 Years For Corruption
Britons Reject LibDems In Local Elections, And Their Silly Alternative Ballot Too



BLOGS & STUFF
Power Line: Stop Digging! Please!
Lonely Conservative: I Get Better Spam E-Mails
Protein Wisdom: Gutsy?
Weekly Standard: Contrasting Obamacare’s Individual Mandate With Paul Ryan’s Medicare Reform
NRO Corner: Sebelius Claims Seniors Will “Die Sooner” Under Ryan Plan
Blackfive: The NYT Tries To Revive The “Crazy Vet” Meme
Israel Matzav: Tony Kushner Has A Tantrum
Fausta’s Blog: Hezbollah Setting Up Camp In Mexico


– compiled by Wombat-socho

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