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LIVE AT FIVE – 02.17.12

Posted on | February 17, 2012 | 5 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
One Killed, One Wounded As ICE Agents Open Fire On Each Other

LAPD seals off the area near the Long Beach Federal Building

ICE agent wounds supervisor, killed by another agent; FBI investigating

President Obama’s Big-Money Day In San Francisco
Four-fundraiser day light on policy, big on boodle

U.S. Attempting To Craft Sanctions That Will Only Hurt Iran
Mission impossible?



POLITICS
NJ Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill

NJ State Senator Reed Gusciora

Christie says he’ll veto measure; votes not there for override

Newt Gingrich Putting California In Play?

Mardi Gras Fattening Business All Along The Gulf Coast, Not Just New Orleans

Iowa Lawsuit Tests “Implicit Bias” Theory




Rhode Island School Forced To Remove 50-Year-Old Prayer Banner

Weed Smuggler Intercepted By F-16s After Straying Into Obama’s Air Space

Poll:  Brown Leads Warren By 9% In Mass. Senate Race

Ron Paul Brings Revolution To SeaTac

Pat Buchanan Out At MSNBC



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Rises For Third Day On Outlook For U.S. Economy, Greek Aid
U.S. Stocks, Gold Seen Rising
Germany Seeks To Avoid Two-Step Vote On Greek Aid
NYSE, CME Kick Off Race For London Metals Exchange
USPS Plans Call For $0.50 Stamp, Slower Deliveries
Record Profits But Mixed Success At Government Motors
Audit Finds Extensive Flaws In Foreclosures
Consumer Agency Wants Oversight Of Collectors, Credit Bureaus
Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Level Since 2008
Inside Apple-Bothering Proview’s Crumbling Factory
Amazon’s Kindle Fire Eats Into iPad’s Market Share
Motorola Droid 4: An Office In Your Pocket?
Apple Wins “Slide-To-Unlock” Patent Ruling Against Motorola
Google Tricked Safari Browser In Order To Track Users Despite Privacy Settings



SPORTS
Hall Of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Dies, 57

The Kid and his fellow Mets celebrating their win in the '86 World Series

1954-2012, RIP; struck down by brain cancer

Duke Rallies To Beat Wolfpack, 78-73

Your Daily Fix Of Linsanity

Blackhawks Stun Rangers 4-2 To End 9-Game Slide

TrailBlazers Self-Destruct In 74-71 Loss To Clippers

#20 Florida State Edges Virginia Tech 48-47

Flyers Roar Back To Ice Sabres, 7-2

Celtics Can’t Hold It Together, Fall To Chicago 89-80

Amid Media Swarm, Danica Says She Prefers “Pretty” To “Sexy”

Nyets’ Skid Hits 8

Kiwis Lead South Africa In 20/20, 148 (4 out) to 147 (6 out)

Nationals Baseball Begins Again: Pitchers And Catchers Report Sunday



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Janet Jackson In Preliminary Talks To Join “X Factor”

Janet Jackson

Dodges question from Anderson Cooper

Kevin Costner To Speak At Whitney Houston’s Funeral?

Chris Brown’s Shocking New Pickup Line

Jessica Simpson Bringing High Fashion To “The Biggest Loser”

Jason Bateman, It’s A Girl!

The CW Finds Its Beauty: Kristin Kreuk To Star In “Beauty & The Beast” Pilot

Blake Lively Shuns Her #1 Fan

Heidi Klum Still Wearing Wedding Ring; Seal Isn’t

Jennifer Aniston, Dennis Quaid In “Switch” Talks

Taylor Swift: “I’m Good At Being Single”



FOREIGNERS
Pressure Growing On German President To Resign
Times Correspondent Dies Of Asthma In Syria
UN General Assembly Passes Resolution On Syria As Slaughter Continues
Thai Police Seek Two More Suspects In Bomb Attacks
Kosovo Serbs Vote Against Albanian Rule
Boko Haram Jail Break: 93 Inmates At Large
Cameron To Sign Nuke Power Pact With Sarkozy



BLOGS & STUFF
Big Government: Last Pre-Super Tuesday Debate Collapses
Ed Morrissey: Santorum Leads Romney In Ohio, 42-24
Gateway Pundit: Dems Call On Christian-Hater Barry Lynn To Represnt Them In Religious Hearing, Then Storm Out
Heritage Foundation: Liberals Scramble To Avoid Talking About The Constitution
Pat Buchanan: Blacklisted But Not Beaten
Israel Matzav: Gallup – Israel’s Approval Rating Rises To 71%
Rush Limbaugh: Christie Defends Whitney Houston Decision
The Lonely Conservative: Another Scary Chart, And Tim Geithner Is Making Our Case For Us
Weasel Zippers: NBA Star Vince Carter Hosting Obama Fundraiser Over All-Star Weekend
Powerline: Slouching Toward Tehran
National Review: Ron Paul’s Delegate Advantage
Megan McArdle: Leaked Heartland Institute Docs – Is One A Fake?
Valley Of The Shadow: Hate Speech On LA Radio
WyBlog: Newark Finally Evicts Occupods – To Make Way For Whitney Houston’s Funeral

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