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LIVE AT FIVESIX – 02.16.12

Posted on | February 16, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
U.S., EU Eye Risky Move To Cripple Iran’s Finances

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton

Is the West ready to kick Iran off the SWIFT network?

Congress Cuts A Deal
$150 billion extension of payroll tax cuts, Medicare doc fix, unemployment approved by conferees


Romney Weak With The White Working Class?
Santorum’s growing strength in polls coming from this vital group



POLITICS
Unions, HRC Put On The Hard Sell For Gay Marriage In Maryland

Delegate Emmitt Burns (D-Baltimore City)

Black Democrats not buying; resistance especially strong from black churches in PG County, Baltimore City

Oklahoma Senate Passes Personhood Act




Christie Defends Half-staff Honors For Houston

Gun Grabbers’ Boycott Of Starbucks Fizzles, Gun Owners’ “Buycott” Thrives

Most Of Elizabeth Warren’s Funding Coming From Out-of-State Donors

Joe Kennedy III Officially Announces Run For Congress

MN Senate Approves Voter ID Amendment



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Falls From Five-Week High After Greek Bailout Delayed
Gold Adds More Than $10 To End Slide
Euro, Global Stocks Fall On Greek Bailout Delays
Morgan Stanley, UBS May Face Moody’s Downgrades
Kellogg To Spend $2.7 Billion On Pringles
PRC To Pass India As Largest Gold Market, Council Predicts
Illinois Home Foreclosures Up 14% As Lenders Iron Out Paperwork SNAFUs
Apple Tweaks Apps Policy Under Pressure From Lawmakers
Lightsquared Blasts FCC For “Bureaucratic Irresponsibility”
Cisco To Challenge Microsoft Skype Deal In EU Court
Samsung Galaxy Note Bridges Gap Between Smartphones, Tablets
Facebook Launches Verified Accounts & Pseudonyms
“Twisted Metal” Blasts Into 21st Century
Clearwire 4Q Loss Widens On Interest Expense; Stock Price, Customer Base Up



SPORTS
Linsanity Rages On As Knicks Extend Streak To Seven

Jeremy Lin drives past Sacramento defenders during the second half

13 assists in a 100-85 blowout; bound for the All-Star Game?

18 Arrested In TCU Drug Bust Include Four Football Players

Sixers Defeated By Magic



ESPN Drops Jaworski From Monday Night Football

Butler Does It For Tired Clippers

Battle For Global Cricket Supremacy Thrown Wide Open

Suns: Nationals Forcing Us To Move From Hagerstown



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
George Clooney’s Big Surprises

George Clooney

Small paychecks, insomnia, bouts of loneliness

Taylor Armstrong Shtupping Her Married Attorney

Lil’ Wayne Slips GF MASSIVE Ring In Valentine’s Day Surprise

Kobe Bryant Smooches Estranged Wife Vanessa – Reconciliation In The Works?

Wills And Kate Become Ken & Barbie In Time For First Anniversary

Heart Attack Grill In Vegas Lives Up To Its Name

Aretha Franklin To Sing At Whitney Houston’s Funeral

Inside Rihanna’s Caribbean-Themed Birthday Bash

“The Vow” Earns $11.6 Million On Valentine’s Day



FOREIGNERS
Hundreds Dead In Hellish Honduras Prison Fire
Bangkok Blast Suspects Targeted Israeli Diplomats, Police Say
U.S. Says Iran Nuclear Claim Is Hype
Karzai Says Taliban Have Met His Envoys For Talks
Kim Jong-Un Leads 70th Birthday Celebrations For Late Father
Fake Video Showing Putin In The Dock Goes Viral



BLOGS & STUFF
Babalu: Chimichangamalangarepaorale
Allahpundit: Chimichanga-gate
Heartland Institute: Response To Forged, Stolen Documents
Lonely Conservative: OMB Director May Have Botched Legal Case For Obamacare; Also Can’t Answer Question On Balanced Budget
ZeroHedge: Farage On Greek Chaos – “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”
Jawa Report: Al-Qaeda Names New Leader For Iran
Rush Limbaugh: A Coordinated Contraceptive Attack
Legal Insurrection: Be (Not) Nice To Rick Day
PowerLine: Newt – In The Polls, It’s Deja Vu
Newsbusters: Joe Scarborough Says America Is Much More Conservative On Social Issues Than The Media Thinks
Gateway Pundit: Obama Warned In 2007 He’d Leave America Defenseless – Now He’s Cutting 80% Of Nuke Force
Weasel Zippers: Santorum Says Obama White House Full Of Elite Snobs
Pirate’s Cove: Shocking News – $4 Billion In “Green” Booty Flowed To Obama Donors

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