The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE – 08.17.11

Posted on | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Sarkozy, Merkel Want More Unity In The EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at yesterday's news conference

Leaders call for balanced budget amendments in EU nations; also, vague talk about a “new economic government”

Wisconsin Fleebaggers Survive Recall Elections
GOP maintains control of state legislature

President Tries To Connect With Iowa Voters
Maybe he should actually try, you know, listening on his “listening tour”.



POLITICS
Rick Perry: Leader Of The Pack

Texas Governor Rick Perry campaigns in Iowa

Heads for New Hampshire as polls put him 11 points up on Romney

Team Obama Sharpens Attacks On GOP Candidates

SecState Defends American “Smart Power”




Olympic Star Carl Lewis Disqualified In NJ Senate Race

“Secure Communities” Deportations Spur Frustration With Obama

Nevada Tops Nation In Unemployed Parents

Unemployment, Foreclosures Drive More Utah Families Into Poverty



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Exchanges Drop As Sarkozy, Merkel Talk Trading Tax
Euro Weakens On Debt, Growth Concerns
US Stocks Fall On Fears About Europe
Wal-Mart, Home Depot Post Higher Profits, Raise Outlook
Oil Erases Gains In New York As Economic Concerns Counter Stockpile Decline
USDA Comes To Aid Of Chicken Industry With $40 Million Purchase
Dell’s Midha: Motorola Purchase Will Strengthen Android
Amazon Web Services Launches GovCloud For Federal Agencies
iPad Resurrects Google Catalog Search For Shoppers
HTC Bids To Block Imports Of iPhone, iPad
New Blackberry Torch Pushes Few Buttons
Windows Phone Mango To Include XBox Live Features & Games
Jodie Foster Joins Alien Hunt, Contributes To SETI



SPORTS
Cubs Closer Marmol Implodes, Serves Up Sayonara Homer To Astros’ Bogusevic

Astros PH Brian Bogusevic mobbed by teammates after his walkoff grand slam

Astros beat Cubs 6-5 to end their three-game winning streak

Rangers Rout Angels Again, Take Six-Game Lead In AL West

Verlander Notches 18th  In 7-1 Win Over Twins

Kobe Bryant Denies Church Brawl

Snakes Win Seventh Straight, Edge Phillies 3-2

Dodgers Waste Billingsley’s Work In 2-1 Loss To Brewers


Cano’s Homer Sparks Yankees To 9-7 Win Against Royals

“Everything Seemed Positive” Before Rypien’s Death

Morse & Zimmerman Power Nationals To 6-4 Victory Over Reds



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Russell Armstrong’s Ex: “Taylor Drove Him” To Suicide

Russell and Taylor Armstrong in happier days

Russell apparently distraught over divorce, financial problems
Taylor allegedly hysterical after Russell’s suicide

K-Fed Spawns Again

Taylor Momsen: The Elle Interview

$cientology Ruined Jennifer Lopez’ Marriage



Chen Ticks Off “The Talk” Team

Prince Harry And Girlfriend Split?

Jim Belushi Teams With “Murphy Brown” Creator For New Comedy Series Project

Salma Hayek Is Totally Down With Being Super-Rich And Privileged



FOREIGNERS
Libyan Rebels Tighten Grip On Tripoli
Syrian Armor Shells Latakia, Death Toll Rises To 36; Palestinians Flee
Letter Reveals Phone Hacking Coverup
Kapil Sibal Faces Black Flags, Fires Back At Anna’s Followers
Chicago Area Teens Primed For World Youth Day In Madrid
UK Police Exploited Social Media Intel To Head off Rioting At Olympic Site



BLOGS & STUFF
Legal Insurrection: Texas Is The Sponge Soaking Up Obama’s Unemployment Mess
The POH Diaries: The True Frontrunner – Rick Perry, Of Course
Michelle Malkin: Rick Perry’s Bad, Obama-Style Medicine
Jawa Report: Rick Perry Suggests Predator Drones For Border Patrol
Rasmussen: Perry 29%, Romney 18%, Bachmann 13%
Rich Lowry: Let The Perry Hatred Begin
Sundries Shack: Ed Schultz “Big Black Cloud” Is A Big Fat Lie
Walter Russell Mead: Blue Partisans Shorten The Lines
Don Surber: Obama Refuses To Apologize
Troglopundit: Why Is Paul Ryan Trying To Make Me Feel Old?
Marginal Revolution: Why Did Texas Create So Many Jobs?
NRO Corner: The Left’s Misguided Love For Fred Upton
Larry Kudlow: Rick Perry’s Red-Hot Bernanke Slam – A Much-Needed Defense Of The Dollar


SOTD: Choctaw Bingo

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