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LIVE AT FIVE – 02.09.12

Posted on | February 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Syrian Assault On Homs Continues

Homs under fire from Syrian rockets and mortars


Lavrov’s Potemkin diplomacy proves ineffectual

Santorum Ready For The Long Haul As Hat Trick Sends Romney Reeling
Fund raising up, Romney’s aura of inevitability down

Arrest Warrant Issued For Ousted Maldives President
Facing arrest after failure of street rioting to return him to power



POLITICS
Washington Lawmakers Pass Gay Marriage Bill

Governor Chris Gregoire hugs state rep Jamie Pedersen after vote

Washington House votes 55-43 to approve bill

Gingrich Hoping High Road & New Funds Can Save Campaign

Michigan’s Governor Snyder Proposes More Money for Rainy-Day Fund


Bay Area Catholics Join Contraception Fray

House Ready To Pass Insider Trading Bill

Military To Seek More Front-Line Jobs For Women



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
North Sea Crude Tops $117, NY Crude Hovers Below $99 On Lack Of U.S. Demand
Gold Edges Back Up Amid Greek Uncertainty
California, New York Help Push Foreclosure Accord To Completion
Greek Finance Minister Heads To Brussels With Incomplete Bailout Deal
PRC Inflation Rises On Lunar New Year Splurging
Credit Suisse Slumps To Q4 Loss
Caesars Debuts With Massive Pop: Investor Trap Or True Value?
Daimler Quarterly Profit Surges On Record Mercedes Demand
News Corp Books 65% Profit On Film, TV Operations
Sprint Loss Widens On iPhone Costs
Microsoft’s Shift On Industry-standard Patents Timed To Undercut Google
Group Urges FTC Action On Google Privacy Changes
Ten Strategies To Fight Anonymous DDoS Attacks
Investor Activists See Little To “Like” In Facebook



SPORTS
#10 Duke Stuns #5 Tarheels 85-84

Duke's Austin Rivers after his last-minute shot wins it for the Blue Devils

Victory ends UNC’s record 31-game home win streak

#2 Syracuse 64-61 In OT Over #12 Georgetown

Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Becomes Overnight Sensation, Sparks “Linsanity”

Jokinen Scores Hat Trick, Leads Flames Past Sharks 4-3

Coach Rips Clippers After 99-92 Defeat At Hands Of Cavaliers

Memphis Is Final Piece For Coast-To-Coast Big East Conference

New Zealand Clinches Clean Sweep Of Zimbabwe In ODI Series

Bryce Harper Confident He Can Make Nationals This Spring



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Katy Perry, Russell Brand Agree On Divorce Settlement

Russell Brand, Katy Perry

No fireworks in the courtroom for this pair

“Vampire Diaries” Actors Strip Down For Trio Of Sexy EW Covers

Taylor Swift Dumped Again

“Bend It Like Beckham” Star Breaking Out Of Her Marriage

Adele Opens Up About Career-Threatening Throat Surgery

Picture-Perfect Duchess Kate Visits Art Gallery

Gary Busey Files For Bankruptcy

Ray Romano: My Wife Anna Beat Breast Cancer

Natalie Portman Sets First Post-Oscar Roles

Fresh Tail? Courtney Stodden Plays Sexed-Up Mermaid In New Ad



FOREIGNERS
Russia Defends Its Diplomacy In Syria Despite Ongoing Bloodshed
Egyptian Judges Detail Accusations Against Americans And Other NGO Workers
Karnataka Ministers Banned From Assembly Over Porn Row
Al-Shabaab Car Bomb Hits Mogadishu Cafe, 15 Dead
Canada’s Harper Reaches Pact With PRC On Uranium Exports
Prince Harry Qualifies As Apache Gunship Pilot
PRC Police Chief Visited U.S. Consulate, Suspected Of Defection Attempt
Argentina To Raise Falklands Militarization At UN



BLOGS & STUFF
Rush Limbaugh: Establishment Shocked By Santorum Sweep
NRO Corner: Santorum Fights Back Against Romney Attacks
CatholicVote.org: Compromise On Religious Freedom? Never!
National Review Editorial: Unconscionable
Lonely Conservative: White House Has No Opinion On Whether Senate Should Pass A Budget
Weasel Zippers: Steny Hoyer Says “The Fact Is You Don’t Need A Budget”
Weekly Standard: Rasumssen Poll Shows Voters Oppose Obamacare’s Contraception Mandate 50-39
Vodkapundit: Kathleen Sebelius Next Under The Bus?
Gateway Pundit: Obama Promises Dems To Keep Boot On Neck Of Catholic Church
Just One Minute: Oatmeal Later
Don Surber: Himalayas Have Lost No Ice In Ten Years
Allahpundit: Majorities Of Democrats Now Support Drone Strikes, Keeping Gitmo Open
Marginal Revolution: Whence Comes This Wave Of Economic Determinism?
Rod Dreher: Our Strange New Respect For Rick
Clayton Cramer: “The Marriage Ran Its Course”
WyBlog: NJEA Honcho Says No Vouchers For You Because “Life’s Not Fair”


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