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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.16.12

Posted on | April 16, 2012 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Kabul Siege Ends After Afghan Army Storms Tower Block

Afghan soldiers wipe out last of jihadi attackers

Construction site battle ends weekend attack on embassies

Mitt Romney Outraises Obama In Michigan
Also, President’s lead in polls shrinking


Midwest’s Midnight Tornado Kills 5
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin: Remarkable more weren’t killed



POLITICS
TurboTax Timmy: Romney’s Statements On Women “Misleading And Ridiculous”

Tax evader Timothy Geithner, currently Treasury Secretary

Romney “right but meaningless” on womens’ job numbers, claims deadbeat

TSA Tests New Check-in System

Obama’s “Buffett Rule” Impact On Taxes & Jobs

Four Congressional Hearings Scheduled This Week On GSA Scandals

NC Dems’ Executive Director Resigns, Denies Sexual Harassment Charges

NY Congressman Ed Towns Reverses Himself, Decides To Retire

Not Dead Yet – Tea Party Activists Still Working At Grassroots



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Falls Below $120 On PRC Data, Euro Worries
NYMEX Crude Falls To $102 After Iran Nuke Talks
Asian Shares Drop; Spain Woes Overshadow PRC Yuan Move
Euro Drops Below $1.30 As Spain Worries Mount
Last Minute Tax Tips For Those Waiting Until April 17
KPN Weighs Strategic Options For Belgian Mobile Phone Biz
Web Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever, Says Google’s Brin
No Summer Of Love For Gasoline Prices
Oracle v. Google: What’s At Stake
FCC Fines Google Over Street View
Roku Launches In Canada
Netflix CEO Hits Comcast On Net Neutrality, Data Caps
Facebook Acquires Team Behind Customer-Loyalty App Tagtile
One In Five American Adults Doesn’t Use The Internet



SPORTS
A Bloody Good Win For Flyers

The Pens' Sidney Crosby shoves his glove in the face of Flyer Brayden Schenn during yesterday's third-period brawl

Flyers up 3-0 on Penguins after fight-filled 8-4 win; is a sweep imminent?

MLB Players All Wear #42 In Salute To Jackie Robinson

Kobe Who? Lakers Beat Mavs 112-108 In OT For Season Sweep

Anthony Has Big Day, Knicks Burned By Heat Anyway

Feds Bulk Up To Retry Clemens On Perjury Charges

Quick Shines As Kings Push Canucks To Brink

Reds Avoid Sweep, Beat Nationals 8-5 In 11th



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Gets Hitched

Dave Haywood and Kelli Cashiola

Last single member of country band ties the knot

Jason Segel Explains Why He’s Not Writing “The Muppets” Sequel

Dame Maggie Poised To End Acid Reign At Downton Abbey After Third Season

Mitt Romney Offered SNL Hosting Spot?

Coma Vigil For Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis Dating



Amanda Bynes Still Partying, Refuses To Go To Rehab

Courtney Love Apologizes To Daughter Frances Bean

Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake To Star In “Runner, Runner”

Ryan O’Neal Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer



FOREIGNERS
Lord Ahmed Suspended By Labour Party After Offering $16 Million Bounty On Obama, W
Norway Killer Breivik Refuses To Recognize Court
100th Anniversary Of Titanic’s Sinking Commemorated With Prayers, Wreaths, Songs
Afghan Interior Minister: Pak-Based Haqqani Network Behind Weekend Attacks
UN Truce Monitors Arrive In Syria As Shelling Continues
Israel Moves To Thwart Pro-Palestinian “Flytilla”; 45 Held At Ben-Gurion Airport For Deportation
Twist And Shout, Kim Style
Regional Summit’s Future In Doubt Without Cuba
PRC State Media: Purge Of Bo Xilai “Great Fortune” For China



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Kim Novak Says She’s Bipolar; Branded As Difficult
An Ex-Con’s View: On The Duplicitous Nature Of Islam
Israel Matzav: Moment Of Truth Is Near?
Power Line: Bill Maher, The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Don Surber: It’s Not The Hookers, It’s The Secret Service
Gateway Pundit: Obama’s Real Agenda In Colombia? Scouting Out Future Vacation Spots
Clayton Cramer: I’m Sure He’s Trying To Be Cute
Belmont Club: Burdened By Success
Jammie Wearing Fools: Tax Cheat Timmy Attacks Romney
Don Sensing: The Downside Of Cohabitation
NewsBusters: SNL Writer Claims Hannity “Dumbest Person Ever Paid To Speak On Television
Weasel Zippers: Dick Cheney Says Obama “An Unmitigated Disaster” For America
Charles Stross: What Amazon’s EBook Strategy Means

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