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LIVE AT FIVE – 03.02.12

Posted on | March 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
ANDREW BREITBART DIES AT 43

Andrew Breitbart, 1969-2012

Former liberal child of privilege revolutionized conservatism on the Internet

Supreme Leader Urges High Turnout In Iran
To quote Kate McMillan, “You’re supposed to pray for an asteroid, not pick a favourite!”

David Cameron Says “Criminal” Assad Regime Must Be Held To Account
Russia, PRC back demand for humanitarian access to Baba Amr, now in government hands



POLITICS
Senate Democrats Defeat Blunt Amendment

Senator Bob Casey, D-PA

Casey, Manchin, Nelson break ranks, join Republicans in failed attempt to defeat contraception mandate

O’Malley Signs Gay Marriage Bill

Obama Campaigns In New Hampshire On Federal Dime

Santorum Skewers Romney On First Reaction To Blunt Amendment

Sandra Fluke Whines About Limbaugh’s Slam

Koch Brothers File Suit Over Cato Institute Ownership

Obama Calls For End To Oil & Gas Subsidies

Romney Touts Energy Policy In North Dakota

Protester Heckles Obama On Iran At NYC Fundraiser

Scott Brown Jumps To 10-Point Lead Over Liz Warren



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Slips On Firmer Dollar; Still Up 9.8% From Start Of Year
Gold, Silver Retreat From Overnight Gains
Ford Sales Up 14% In February
Bank Fees Paying Off – For Credit Unions
Officials Rule No Payout Due On Greek Credit Swaps
Treasuries Fall On Fed’s Improved Economic Outlook
Many Cities Lose Out In Southwest/AirTran Merger
Kodak Sells Online Photo Business To Shutterfly
AT&T Ends All-You-Can-Eat Data
Initial Reactions To Windows 8 Positive
Zynga Platform Could Be Game Changer
Assassin’s Creed III Sets Next Chapter During American Revolution
Archos’ 7″ ChildPad Tablet Sports Android ICS For $129
Japanese Researchers Develop “Speech Jamming” Gun



SPORTS
Thunder Rally To Beat Magic, 105-102

Kevin Durant splits Magic defenders

Durant scores 38 to lead Oklahoma City’s second-half charge

Knicks’ TV Ratings Dip As Linsanity Cools

James & Wade Lead Heat In Rout Of Trailblazers

#22 Seminoles Avert Upset, As #24 Virginia Blows Lead

Yankees Not Enthusiastic About Expanded Playoffs, And Neither Are Braves

Bruins Ride Krejci’s Hat Trick To OT Win Over Devils

Kane, Jets Crush Panthers 7-0


Jerry Jones Thinks Tony Romo Is Better Than Andrew Luck And Robert Griffin III

Tearful Varitek Bids Goodbye To Red Sox

Less Weight, More Expectations For Nationals’ SS Desmond



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Demi Moore Out Of Rehab, On Vacation

Demi Moore

Off to an “undisclosed location”

Justin Bieber Gets A Fisker Karma For His 18th Birthday

Swift & Tebow: Just Friends After All?

Kate Beckinsale: “I Flunked At Adolescence”

“Castle” Stages “Firefly” Reunion


Girls’ Day Out: The Queen & Duchesses Make Official Visit To Fortnum & Mason’s

Christina Hendricks – Dressed To Kill…And Thrill!

Britney Settles Harassment Suit With Former Bodyguard

Janet Jackson Officially Declines “X Factor” Gig



FOREIGNERS
Frenchman Sues Over Google Views Urination Photo
U.S. Pays $5 Million To Buy Freedom For NGO Workers Held By Egypt
EU Leaders Hand Van Rompuy Second Term As President
House Armed Services Chairman Wants Contractors, Afghans Barred From Guarding U.S. Bases
EU Grants Serbia Candidate Status
Putin Rides Out Protests On Strong Economy
Norks Threaten ROK With “Merciless Sacred War”
Venezuela’s Chavez Claims Fast Recovery From Surgery
Aussie PM Gillard Axes Rudd Supporter From Ministry



BLOGS & STUFF
Matt Welch: Farewell To A Friend
Conservative Hideout 2.0: Liberals Celebrate Breitbart’s Death
Ace Of Spades: That About Wraps It Up For David Frum
Michelle Malkin: DEVASTATING – Andrew Breitbart, RIP
Don Surber: [Fluke] Not A Slut, Just Stupid
Rush Limbaugh: Butt Sisters Safe From Newt And Rick
Wizbang: Sheriff Arpaio Says “Probable Cause” Obama’s Birth Certificate A Fake
James Pethokoukis: The Economic Case Against Obamanomics In 13 Charts
WyBlog: Steven Chu Confirms Obama’s Plan For Trickle-Up Poverty
An Ex-Con’s View: Confessions Of A Con Man Part II


SOTD: Troglodyte

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