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LIVE AT FIVE – 01.26.12

Posted on | January 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Navy SEALS Rescue Somalia Hostages

Seal on maneuvers in Alaska


Daring raid frees two kidnapped aid workers

Obama, Arizona Governor Brewer Have Tense Exchange In Phoenix
POTUS didn’t like her book, apparently


Gingrich Erodes Romney’s Lead Among Hispanics
Makeup of Florida’s Latinos: 29% Cubanos, 20% Puerto Ricans, 26% from Central and South America, 15% Mexican, 10% other, 4% Dominican



POLITICS
Nielsen: State Of The Union Speech Numbers Down 12% From Last Year

POTUS, pondering

Down 13% compared to W’s 2004 SOTU; half the audience of Sunday’s NFL playoff game despite being on all major networks

Giffords Steps Down To Focus On Recovery



SecTreas Geithner Says He Wouldn’t Serve In A Second Obama Term

Right-to-work Measure Clears Indiana House

Michele Bachmann To Run For Reelection In MN-4

Oakland Police Could Face Federal Takeover



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Gold Rises To Six-Week High On Fed Rate Vow
Amazon Looking Into Taking On Netflix
J.C. Penney Overhauls Stores, Pricing In Major Makeover
Fed Announcement Boosts Markets
Apple Briefly Surges Past Exxon In Market Cap
ROK Economic Growth Slowed In 4Q Of 2011
Oil Gains On Fed Decision, Ends Below $100
HP Plans September Release For WebOS Software
Nokia’s Lumia 900 WinPhone To Debut At $99 On AT&T
Google Maps Now Displays Emergency Alerts
THQ Scraps Kids’ Games To Focus On Core Titles



SPORTS
Family, Friends, Penn State Players Say Final Goodbyes To Joe Paterno

People pay their respects as Paterno's hearse passes through State College, PA

Colts Hire Ravens Defensive Coordinator Chuck Pagano As New Coach

Mavericks Get Title Rings, Promptly Lose To Timbermutts



Oklahoma State Upsets #2 Missouri, 79-72

Habs Head Into All-Star Break With 7-2 Rout Of Red Wings

Cavaliers Outhustle Sloppy Knicks, 91-81

India Trails Badly In Third Day Of Final Test, 238 (8 out) to 604 (7 out, declined)



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Demi Had Seizure Before Hospitalization; Being Treated For Anorexia
Can’t handle her nitrous?

Brad Pitt On The Unmentionables: Marriage, Politics, And Religion

Miley Cyrus Goes To Town On X-Rated Birthday Cake

Rihanna Gets “Thug Life” Tattoo

“The Office” Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Mid-2013 Launch

Drew Barrymore Converting To Judaism

Heather Locklear Not Going To Rehab

Finally, Jay Leno Sued For Not Being Funny

Prolific TV Actor James Farentino Dies, 73



FOREIGNERS
Egyptian Show Mix Of Anger, Jubilation On Anniversary Of Protests

Demonstrators carry an obelisk inscribed with the names of those killed in last year's protests


Rallies reflect rifts since toppling of Mubarak regime

Soldiers Oust New Guinea Defense Chief, Demand Reinstatement Of Former PM

Israeli-Palestinian Talks End With No Progress

Two Buildings Collapse In Rio de Janeiro

21-Year-Old Student Stops Rogue Indian Bus Driver, Prevents Further Death & Damage; Nine Dead, 27 Injured

Qadafi Loyalists Take Back Bani Walid

PRC Police Open Fire On Tibetans As Protests Spread

Nigerian President Sacks Police Chief After Wave Of Jihadi Attacks

Scotland’s First Minister Lays Out Independence Referendum Question

Leader’s Exit Spurs Grim Reckoning In Yemen



BLOGS & STUFF
Jonathan Last: Thou Shalt Not Write Bad Things About Obama
Legal Insurrection: Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The End For The Santorum Campaign?
Just One Minute: I Hate The Smell Of BS In The Evening
Allahpundit: Warren Buffett Asks, Have I Mentioned Lately That My Secretary’s Paying A Higher Tax Rate Than I Am?
Pirate’s Cove: Obama’s One Good Idea? Ban Congressional Insider Trading
Heritage Foundation: 10 Dubious Claims From Obama’s State Of The Union
Wall Street Journal: Romney’s Fair Share
Jawa Report: Obama, The Master Of Public Speaking
Elliott Abrams: Gingrich And Reagan
Michelle Malkin: Media Matters Coordinates With Democrats On Keystone Pipeline, Also Claim “20,000 Jobs Not That Many”
Ed Morrissey: Gingrich To Pelosi – “Spit It Out!”
Don Surber: Obama Plagiarizes Ford Ad
FDL: Financial Fraud Unit Designed To Fail?


SOTD: Lightning Strikes

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