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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.27.12

Posted on | April 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
House Passes CISPA Act, Obama Threatens Veto
Cybersecurity act passes with bipartisan support, 248-168, after adding Ruppersberger amendment to restrict scope of act to five specific purposes

Attorney: Zimmerman’s Website Collects $200K Before Shutdown
Money will probably be used to help fund defense after consultation with judge

Former Liberian Dictator Charles Taylor Convicted Of War Crimes
To be sentenced for eleven counts of arming Sierra Leone rebels
in exchange for “blood diamonds”



POLITICS
Student Debt Sparks Fight In Washington
Everyone agrees student loan interest needs to stay down; nobody agrees on how to pay for it

Arizona Senate Passes Bill Demanding Return Of Federal Land

Biden Draws Guffaws Over Obama’s, Uh, “Big Stick”

Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Governor’s Order To Drug Test State Workers

ACLU Sues Border Patrol Over Washington State Traffic Stops

Lesbian Den Mother Ousted In Ohio; Parents Upset



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Prices End Higher As Stock Rally Offsets Inventory Rise; NYMEX $104.12, Brent $119.12
Bank Of Japan Steps Up Efforts To Boost Economy
Amazon Rises After Kindle Boosts Sales, 1Q Profits
S&P Lowers Spain’s Rating, Ireland Holds Steady
Starbucks Profits Up 18% But European Sales Fall
Jobless Claims Raise Concerns About Recovery
Walmart Lets You Pay With Cash When Shopping Online
Chrysler’s Performance Boosts Struggling Fiat
Samsung Overtakes Nokia, Becomes World’s Leading Handset Maker For First Time
Former Sun CEOs Clash Over Java API In Oracle v. Google
Apple = Sony? Don’t You Believe It
Steam Headed To Linux
Playstation Battle Royale 3 (PS3)



SPORTS
Bobcats Set Record For NBA Futility With Loss To Knicks
Finish the season 7-59, worse than the 1973 Sixers

Sacramento Kings Close Out Season With Win Over Lakers

Panthers’ Comeback Ends Up Short; Fall In Double OT To Devils, 3-2

Bunch Of College Kids Get Drafted By NFL Teams, Redskins Still Likely To Stink

Nieuwenhuis Singles With Two Outs In 9th, Wins It For Mets; Fish Left Gaping At 3-2 Loss

Royals Snap 12-Game Slide, Beat Indians 4-2

An Inning Too Far: Nationals Burned By Sending Clippard Out For Second Inning, Fall To Padres 2-1



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Sarah Michelle Gellar Pregnant
Expecting second child

Killers Saxophone Player Commits Suicide

Ke$ha Will Do Anything For Attention, Apparently

Kate Wears Patriotic Bling At Charity Event

“Avengers” Makes First Strike Overseas, Breaks Records

Mila Kunis On Alleged Romance With Ashton Kutcher: “It’s Absurd”

Snooki: Pregnancy Has Made Me More Mature



FOREIGNERS
US Agrees To Move 9000 Troops Out Of Okinawa
Anger Erupts As Syria Continues To Defy Peace Plan
Pakistan Deports Bin Laden Family To Saudi Arabia
Sachin Takes Guard In The Rajya Sabha
New Nork Missile A Clumsy Mockup?
African Union, UN Plead For Peace In Sudanese Border Clash
Blind Activist Escapes Extralegal House Arrest In PRC
Ceremony, Protests Mark 26th Anniversary Of Chernobyl Meltdown



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: More Deranged Yammering From Former Speaker Pelosi
NRO Corner: Rogering That!
American Glob: Here’s Something Paul Ryan Really Said
Power Line: Who’s Changed?
Allahpundit: Pew Poll Shows Support For Gun Rights, Gay Marriage Up Since 2008
Cafe Hayek: Some Links
Jim Geraghty: Michelle Obama’s Spain Vacation Cost Taxpayers $467,585
Gateway Pundit: Working-Class Dems Angry At Obama’s Royal Family
The Conservatory: What’s Going On?
Legal Insurrection: “Young Guns Support Elderly RINO” Dick Lugar
Transterrestrial Musings: “Of Course It Has Happened Before”


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