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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.23.12

Posted on | April 23, 2012 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
National Front Voters To Be The Deciding Factor In France’s Presidential Race

Marine Le Pen, National Front candidate for President

Euroskeptic, nationalist party draws surprising 18% of first-round votes; Sarkozy and Hollande head for second round

Congresswomen: Colombian Whore Scandal Wouldn’t Have Happened If There Were More Female Secret Service Agents
How utterly predictable.

US Pledges Ten Years Of Aid To Afghanistan
Text not released; any bets on whether some of that aid arrives as satchels of small unmarked bills?



POLITICS
Arizona Immigration Law Faces Supreme Court Test

SB1070's author, former State Senator Russell Pearce

State agrees immigration is a Federal responsibility, and they’re just acting in the absence of Congressional action

WV’s Senator Manchin On The Fence About Voting For Obama

Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Faces Trial

Obama Gaining Ground In Swing States As Economy Improves?

Half The Class Of 2012 Is Jobless Or Underemployed

Axelrod Claims Scandals Not “Emblematic” Of Obama

New Vote Fraud Laws Could Hurt Obama

Ron Paul Rallies Philadelphia Supporters



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Down In Asia Ahead Of Key US, PRC Data: NYMEX $103.73, Brent $118.68
Walmart Bribery Probe Exposes Retailer To Fines
PRC Manufacturing Continues To Contract
Gasoline Futures Point To Pump Relief
After YPF Nationalization, Is Argentina The New Venezuela?
E.F. Hutton Breaks Silence
Intel-Powered Smartphone Goes On Sale
Asus Ships Quad-Core Transformer Tablet For $379
Philips Introduces $60 LED Bulb
A Quixotic Quest To Mine Asteroids
Contradicting Earlier Reports, Flashback Malware Infections Still High
iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup
Diablo III Beta Stress Test Stresses Gamers, Tests Patience



SPORTS
“Metta World Peace” Ejected For Elbow Strike To Harden’s Head

The player formerly known as Ron Artest

ESPN roundtable on the hit and the fallout (video)

Stoll’s OT Goal Eliminates Canucks, Kings Advance

Giroux, Flyers Finish Off Pens With 5-1 Blowout

Rangers On The Brink Against Senators

Caps Head Back To Boston For Game 7

LeBron James Lifts Heat To 97-88 Win Over Rockets In Home Finale

Hamlin Gets By Truex Late For STP 400 Win

Nuggets Rout Magic, 101-74

BoSox, Bobby V Unraveling With 4-10 Start

Astros Avoid Sweep, Wandy Gets The Win Against Dodgers In 12-0 Shutout Rout



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Neil Diamond Marries Katie McNeil

Neil Diamond and his new bride

Superstar singer gets hitched to manager

Chelsea Still Kvetching About Angie

Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds Nesting In Bedford

Robin Gibb Wakes From Coma

LeAnn Rimes Shows Off Her Rock

Lea Michele v. Adele

“Think Like A Man” Knocks “Hunger Games” Out Of Top Spot, Easily Beats Zac Efron’s Treacly Tale

Matthew Perry Comedy “Go On” Gets Series Order From NBC

Taylor Swift’s In Tune With Joni Mitchell Role

Is Rihanna Switching Teams?

“I Always Told Her I Would Take Her For A Ride”



FOREIGNERS
Single Women Bussed Into Rural Spanish Town To Ease Wife Shortage
Newly Elected Burma Lawmakers Balk At Wording Of Oath
Renewed Fighting On Sudan Border
PRC Offers Praise, Friendship For Norks
Egypt Cancels Natural Gas Deal With Israel
Aussie PM Under Attack For Appointing Slipper
Dutch Face Elections After Wilders’ Freedom Party Leaves Government Over Budget Measures
PRC, Russia Hold Joint Naval Exercises In Yellow Sea
Blood Still Flowing In Syria Despite UN Presence
Presidential Candidate Moussa Says Egypt Is In Crisis



BLOGS & STUFF
Zilla Of The Resistance: Medical Freedom, Lyme Disease, And Obamacare
Washington Times: Grassley Asks – Were White House Staff Involved In Colombian Scandal?
iOwnTheWorld.com: Tea Party Freshmen Made Impact, Life Miserable For Supposed Conservatives Like Boehner
Via Meadia: Clueless Blue Deer Meet Onrushing Truck At The NYT
Conservatives4Palin: GOP Insiders Have A Favorite For Veep – Rob Portman
Chicago Boyz: The Value Of College
John Fund: Daughter Of Haitian Immigrants Is GOP Nominee For Utah Congressional Seat
Weasel Zippers: Axeldouche Claims Obama “Apoplectic” Over GSA Scandal
Ed Driscoll: Earth Day 2012, The Day The Tide Turned
Don Surber: Olbermann Now Hates Dog Issue
Power Line: Obama, Eater Of Dogs Joke Of The Day
Gateway Pundit: The Nuge Exercises His First Amendment Rights, Fort Knox Soldiers Punished

JustOneMinute: CYA, Or Manning The Lifeboats?
Political Ticker: Lieberman Staying Out Of 2012 Election
Jonah Goldberg: Thomas Friedman Is On Autopilot

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  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    Thank you, Wombat! 

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/65KXANPVQHQ5ELO7VVUUU5UGZY Maurice

    I’m not absolutely sure, but I suspect they have boy whores in Columbia as well.

    And why are we paying the Afghanis? Tell Karzai he’s got his wish and pull out. He’d be a corpse within a week.

  • Wombat_socho

     I suspect most of that aid is going to the Afghan Army and police, but since the text is being withheld, who really knows?

  • Wombat_socho

     You’re welcome.