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LIVE AT FIVE – 05.18.11

Posted on | May 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

TOP NEWS
Senator Coburn Quits “Gang Of Six”

Bipartisan group can't reach agreement

“I’m not going to put my credibility on the line for something that I don’t think will fix the problem.” Apparently Senate Dems can’t face reality that Social Security, Medicare are broke; agreement that spending needs to be cut but no agreement on what’s going to get cut

Strauss-Kahn’s Alleged Victim Experienced “Extraordinary Trauma”
Lawyer says chambermaid’s life turned upside down

Flooding Hinders Mississippi River Shipping
Barges resume movement after day-long halt

Even The French Can’t Hide From The Internet
Days of covering up pols’ peccadilloes are over



POLITICS
Big Oil Tax Vote Fails In Senate

Begich, Landrieu, Nelson not following the leader

Three Democrats oppose bill calling for punitive repeal of oil companies’ tax credits

Gingrich Apologizes To Ryan For Medicare Comments




Lawmakers Defend French Fries As Government Limits Potatoes In School Lunches

Geithner Wants Debt Ceiling “Done And Clean” In July



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Euro Stocks Seen Higher; Limited Gains
Lower HP Outlook, Economic Concerns Sink Dow
Oil Futures Rise As Dollar’s Decline Continues
“Corporate Accountability” Killjoys Want McDonald’s To Axe The Clown
Probes Into Banks’ Mortgage Lending Grow
TransCanada Sticks To Alaskan Pipeline Plan As Rival Bows Out
Netflix Now Largest Source Of Internet Traffic
Intel: Windows On ARM Won’t Run “Legacy Apps”



SPORTS
Timberwolves’ GM Hints That NBA Lottery Is Fixed; Fine On The Way

Timbermutts' GM David Kahn

Last-place team hosed out of first draft pick, GM cries foul

Nowitzki Scores 48 As Mavs Win Big

Cancer Claims Twins’ Legendary Slugger Harmon Killebrew



Structure Collapses On Lightning, Bruins Win 6-5

Kemp and Kuroda Lift Dodgers Over Brewers

Gonzalez Sparkles In A’s 14-0 Rout Of Angels

Yankees Pull Out All The Stops To End Six-Game Skid



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Shocker: Lisa Edelstein Not Returning For Eighth Season Of “House”

No more Cuddy?

Wouldn’t take salary cut

Arnold’s Son: Some Days I Just Want To Be Normal

Kelsey Grammer Trying To Rip Custody From Ex Camille

Oprah’s Star-studded Final Show Details

Standing Ovation At Cannes For Mel Gibson And “The Beaver”

Keanu Reeves Passes On “Akira”



FOREIGNERS
Egyptian Saif Al-Adel Interim Al-Qaeda Chief
Queen To Visit Massacre Site, War Memorial
Journalist Detained In Syria Released By Iran
Pakistan Militants Storm Police Checkpoint
Gaddafi Oil Minister Defects?
Syrian Activists Call For Nationwide Strike
“Land Mine” Melons Go Off In PRC Fields



BLOGS & STUFF
Jonah Goldberg: Ben Stein v. The Maid
Neo-Neocon: Perp-Walk The Ruling Class? L’Horreur!
Volokh Conspiracy: Senate Oil Bill Was Unconstitutional Anyway
American Digest: Slow Impoverishment In American Middle Class Life
AmSpecBlog: Good News – Foggy Bottom Snubs Carter & Friends
Big Journalism: CNN’s Sex Scandals Story Leaves Out Spitzer
Allahpundit: Feingold Says Democrats Opposing Obama EO Are Corporate Tools
Daily Caller: Palin Says Obamacare Waivers In Pelosi’s District Seriously Corrupt
Daley Gator: Obama-Run GM Sponsors And Celebrates PRC Agitprop Film

– compiled by Wombat-socho
“…just in the nick of time, I looked at his hand”

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