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LIVE AT FIVE – 02.21.12

Posted on | February 21, 2012 | 9 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Europe Reaches Greek Deal

IMF's Christine Lagarde talks with Greek Premier Papademos

European Union chooses second bailout over default

First American In Space Bemoans Lack Of Vehicle At NASA
John Glenn marks 50th anniversary of Mercury mission by noting reliance on former enemies for space access

U.S., Turkey United On Syria
Diplomatic hand-wringing and slaughter of civilians continues




POLITICS
Santorum & Romney Fight It Out In Michigan

Mitt Romney greets voters while campaigning in Ohio


Polls tightening, but Santorum still ahead by 4 percentage points
Santorum Fundraising Doubles, Romney Still Leads In Cash

Occupods Rally Against Prison Conditions



Parts Of Nebraska City’s Immigration Ordinance Struck Down By Federal Court

Obama Peddles Modest American Dream

Super PACs Overtake Candidate Fundraising

GOP Enthusiasm Questioned As Primary Turnouts Drop



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Surging Gas Prices Threaten To Derail Economic Recovery
Gold Hits 1.5 Week High After Greek Deal
Euro Slightly Off After Enthusiasm For Greek Deal Wanes
Brent Crude Over $120 On Report Of Greek Deal
Asia Stocks Fall As Rising Oil Prices Crimp Enthusiasm Over Greece
Boeing Secures $1.5 Billion Deal From Pakistan
U.S., Mexico Sign Deal On Gulf Gas
Google Accuses Microsoft Of Grandstanding Over Web Privacy
PRC And Foreign Pressure Driving Changes At Foxconn
Microsoft Confirms SkyDrive For Windows 8
Russian Search Engine Yandex Teams Up With Twitter
Proview Claims Apple’s Scalp In PRC



SPORTS
Linsanity Hits Snag As Carmelo Returns To Knicks

Carmelo Anthony and Jeremy Lin

Anthony has rough return as Nyets win 100-92

Packers Have 17K Shares Left; Sale To End 2/29

Lakers Beat Blazers; Kupchak Responds To Kobe


Mariano Rivera Hints This Is His Last Yankees Season

Hurricanes Blow Out Caps In 5-0 Win

Cole Hamels Says His Focus Is Baseball, Not Money

Manny Ramirez, A’s Agree To Minor-League Deal

Mike Cameron Declines Nats Invite, Retires



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Adam Lambert To Front Queen – For One Show

Adam Lambert & Brian May

Playing the Sonisphere in Knebworth July 7

J-Lo, Sharon Stone Add Glitz To Brazil’s Carnival

Maya Rudolph’s Hysterical Beyonce Impression

Taylor Kinney To Star In “Chicago Fire”

Paris Hilton Gets Lucky In Vegas


Christina Hendricks On Her Emergence As An Icon Of Sex

Judi Dench Says She’s Not Going Blind

Zooey Deschanel Has A Win In The Fashion Stakes



FOREIGNERS
Another Flap In Ashcanistan Over Koran Disposal
Yemen Voters Choose VP To Succeed Saleh
Mexico Prison Riot A Cover For Zetas Escape
ROK Ignores Nork Threats, Proceeds With Exercises
Nigerian Jihadis Killed By Soldiers



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Scenes From The CPAC Soap Opera
Modicum Of Insanity: The Kids’ll Handle This
Tim Blair: Deception In Pursuit Of His Cause
Watts Up With That?: Statement By Heartland Institute On Gleick Confession
Nice Deb: Santorum Surging In Latest Polls
Legal Insurrection: What Is Wrong With This Picture?
The Sundries Shack: It’s Not Rape-Rape, It’s Just Politics-Politics
Gateway Pundit: Glenn Beck On Why We Are All Catholics Now
Ed Driscoll: ESPN’s Historic Racial Slur
The Lonely Conservative: How Much Do You Want To Bet Obama’s Free Birth Control Policy Won’t Change This Statistic?
Hot Air: Who Was Behind The Money To Stop Keystone XL?
Weasel Zippers: Fun Fact Of The Day – Mooch On Her 16th Vacation In 3 Years
Jawa Report: Sean Stone Experiences Islamophobia

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Comments

  • http://www.granitegrok.com Mike Rogers

    Brent Cruse $120.
    Kinda sounds like a film star on a cheap date ;)

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  • Wombat_socho

     Augh! Thanks for catching that!

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Great work on the roundup! I think that the GOP VA turnout in a couple weeks is going to be yet another in the series of embarrassments for the Dominion.

  • http://www.granitegrok.com Mike Rogers

    Couldn’t resist. I do bad wordplay for fun!

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  • Wombat_socho

     Have to admit, it’s not a very appealing palette of choices the RPV has given us.

  • http://twitter.com/HeftyJo HeftyJo

    Alan Shepard was the first American in space. It was a sub-orbital flight but was technically in space.  John Glenn was the first to orbit the Earth.

  • Wombat_socho

     Go away, you Smilin’ Al of the Cape fanboy.