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LIVE AT FIVE – 01.02.12

Posted on | January 2, 2012 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Park Ranger Killed By Gunman At Mt. Rainier National Park

Suspect in killing: Benjamin Colton Barnes

Park closed while authorities search for suspected killer; body armor and weapons found in suspect Barnes’ car

Police Want To Question Man On Video In LA Car Arson Attacks
Eight fires on New Year’s Eve and early Sunday; LAPD looking for man in black clothes, receding hairline, ponytail

Arab League Wants To Pull Syria Monitors
Murderous repression by Assad regime continues despite observers



POLITICS
Romney Tests His Ability To Take The Lead

Mitt Romney hugs a supporter in Atlantic, Iowa

Mitt says he can go the distance against Obama while the others continue to pound at his lack of conservative credentials

Gingrich: I’m In The Race To Stay Regardless Of Iowa Results



Hawaii, Delaware Allow Civil Unions As Of January 1

Obama To Pose As Outsider, “Warrior For The Middle Class”

Embattled But Confident, Bachmann Says She’s “The Complete Package”



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Euro Leaders Aim To Buy Time To Save Currency
Exxon Awarded $908 Million For Nationalized Venezuelan Assets
Hyundai, Kia Eye 6% Sales Increase For 2012
Uncertainty Looms On 2012 Gasoline Prices
Sweden’s Bankrupt Saab Draws Interest From India’s Mahindra & Mahindra
Ethanol Tax Credit Expires After Thirty Years
Sony Slashes Tablet S Price, Signaling Trend
GoDaddy Turns Against SOPA, Sees Spike In Domain Transfers
GM Recalls 4900 Sonics For Possible Missing Brakes
There’s no stopping the Sonic! :P



SPORTS
Giants Trump Cowboys 31-14 To Win NFC East

Ahmad Bradshaw celebrates his second TD of the second quarter

9-7 Giants will face the Falcons next Sunday in first playoff game after a two-year absence

Flynn Sets Records, Leads Packers To 45-41 Victory Over Lions




Broncos Win AFL West Despite 7-3 Loss To Chiefs

Kings Send DeMarcus Cousins Home, Say He Demanded Trade

Timbermutts End 18-Game Skid, Top Mavericks 99-82

#1 Syracuse Whips DePaul 87-68 For 15-0 Start



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Russell Brand Files For Divorce From Katy Perry

Russell & Katy

Filing cites irreconcilable differences, gives no date of separation

Wills & Kate Party With Pippa On New Year’s

Giuliana Rancic Says Double Mastectomy Was Hell

Kanye West Makes DJ Debut
Can’t be any worse than Skrillex

Amber Portwood Set To Quit “Teen Mom” As She Remains In Jail On Suicide Watch


Is A-Rod Dating Wrestler Torrie Wilson?

Kelly Clarkson’s Album Sales Surge 200% After She Endorses Ron Paul

LeBron James Gets Engaged, Preemptively Breaks His New Year’s Resolution To Stop  Being So Tacky



FOREIGNERS
Iran Claims Nuke Fuel Breakthrough, Test-Fires Radar-Evading Missile
Norks Call For Human Shields To Protect Great Successor
Egypt Defends Raids On NGOs
Fiji Leader Opens Door To Democracy, Suspends Emergency Regulations
Iraqi PM Al-Maliki Calls For Unity, Political Stability After U.S. Troop Withdrawal
Israeli Accused Of Starting Chilean Forest Fire Denies Blame
Pope Says Hope Of Future Lies With Youth In New Year’s Day Speech



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: Columbia U. To Offer “Occupy 101″ Course; Students Required To Attend #OWS Protests

The Grumpy Economist: Krugman On Stimulus
Daily Pundit: Want To Push A Broom? That Requires A Master’s Degree
Atlas Shrugs: We Won’t Eat Halal Meat, Say MPs And Peers
Conservative Hideout: Occupod Roundup – Flag Burning And Death Threats, Oh My!
Jihad Watch: Hamas Cracks Down On “Fortune Tellers”, Mannequins
Gateway Pundit: Leader Of #Occupy Rose Parade Is Convicted Thief, 9-11 Truther, And Former Democratic Assemblyman
Fausta’s Blog: The New Year’s Must-Reads!
Zilla Of The Resistance: Free Speech Hating Peas In An Anti-Semitic Pod


SOTD: The Secret Life Of Arabia

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