The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 06.27.12

Posted on | June 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Hatch, Rangel Beat Back Primary Challengers

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)

Elsewhere in New York, David Duke-endorsed former Black Panther goes down in defeat

Turkey Warns Syrian Military To Stay Clear Of Border
Military response promised

Mediation Fails, Stockton City Council Votes For Bankruptcy
Biggest city to file for bankruptcy



POLITICS
Senator McCaskill To Skip Democratic Convention

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO)

Also stayed home to campaign in 2004

Local Police Step Up Immigration Enforcement

GOP Goes Long Vs. Gillibrand

Appeals Court Rules Against States In Challenge To EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules

Condoleeza Rice Nixes Romney VP Talk


Obama, Marc Anthony Appeal For Latino Votes In Florida Campaign Stop

Tea Party Claims Another Scalp As Bridenstine Defeats Sullivan In Oklahoma

Pentagon Holds First Gay Pride Event



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Below $80 For Fifth Day As US Stockpiles Continue To Rise: NYMEX $78.99, Brent $92.58
Obama To Allow More Arctic Drilling…In 2016
Merkel Vows “No Euro Bonds As Long As I Live”
Best Buy Jumps On Buyout Rumors
US Consumer Confidence Falls To Five-Month Low
IRS Offshore Tax Programs Pull In $5 Billion
Are The BRICs Cracking?
Apple Wins Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales Ban
Google To Launch Android Tablet At I/O
Zynga Shares Drop As New Games Unveiled
Google’s Artificial Brain Learns To Find Cat Videos
Apple Shuts Out PRC, India In Expansion Of iTunes Music & Video
Iran Trade Sanctions Get Personal In Apple Stores



SPORTS
Darvish: 10 Ks, 10 Wins

Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish

First major league pitcher to win first seven home starts as Detroit falls 7-5

BCS Gets Boot; Four-Team Playoff In For 2014

Giants Shut Out Dodgers 2-0


Kenseth To Leave Roush Fenway Racing After 13 Seasons

Rizzo’s Two-Hit Debut Helps Cubs Top Mets

Red Sox Rally Late To Beat Toronto 5-1
Related: President Booed In Boston For Bringing Up Youkilis Trade

Bustin’ Out: Nats Offense Comes To Life In 12-5 Thrashing Of Rockies



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead At 71

Nora Ephron, 1941-2012, RIP

Oscar nominee for Sleepless In Seattle, others

Jennifer Lawrence Rescues Girl Who Collapsed On Her Front Lawn

50 Cent “Doing Fine” After Accident

Who Is Savannah Guthrie, Besides Ann Curry’s Replacement?

Feds Say Scarlett Johansson Deserves $66K From Hacker

Spice Girls Reunite To Announce West End Musical

James Cameron To Film Three “Avatar” Sequels Simultaneously

Charlie Sheen Parties In NY, Hotel Room Not Trashed

James Franco Still Pursuing Amanda Seyfried Even After “Lovelace” Wraps

Rielle Hunter Says She & John Edwards No Longer A Couple



FOREIGNERS
Fierce Fighting Rages Close To Damascus, Assad Admits Country Is At War
120 Rescued As Asylum-Seekers’ Boat Sinks
Morsi Names Six VPs Including Woman, Christian; Resigns From Muslim Brotherhood Party
Officials In PRC Forced Abortion Case Made To Resign
Heavy Rains, Mudslides In Bangladesh Kill 50
Tower Housing Big Ben To Be Renamed Elizabeth Tower To Honor Queen
Abu Hamza Confession Proves Pakistani Involvement In Mumbai Terror Attack
Lords Reform Fractures Tories As Backbenchers Dissent



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: One Step Closer To Skynet
Nice Deb: Steny Hoyer Indicates Contempt Vote Will Be Bipartisan
Hit & Run: CNN Contributor, Journalist Of The Year Asks “Why Do People Need to Know So Much Darn News that the Government Would Rather They Didn’t Know?”
Doug Ross: Holder Also Withholding Documents He Shared With Terrorists
Rush Limbaugh: Regime Refuses To Enforce Border, Tells Arizona To Go To Hell
Sarah Palin: “Death Panel”, Three Years Later
Ed Driscoll: Convention Clusterfark Bad Omen For Dems?
Atlas Shrugs: Women In The New Egypt? “Please God. Please Make It Stop.”
Lonely Conservative: Obama Prepping Thousands Of Lawyers For November Election
American Thinker: Chicago Homicides Leap 38% In One Year
Jawa Report: Jay Carney Pretends Obama Not Booed In Boston Despite Transcript
Weekly Standard Blog: We’re From The Government, And We’re Here To Help You Lose Weight

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

     A Democratic Convention without McCaskill is like a circus without cotton candy.  But even the head of the DCCC is advising members in potentially competitive seats that “Charlotte might be a nice trip, but why leave your districts?”  They can’t even raise enough money for it – they already cut it back from 4 days to 3, with the excuse they would have a gala kick-off and welcoming party at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.  But a combination of financing and the prospect of lots of empty seats in that big arena have even nixed that.

    Yeah, the Democrats are lagging in money as incumbents in the White House and Senate because they are doing so well.  House candidates and McCaskill are avoiding the Convention because Obama is such a great candidate.  Uh-huh.

    Even with redrawn lines, the meat of Rangel’s district was once Adam Clayton Powell’s.  He was rather open about cashing in, and complained the attention was just because he wasn’t rich enough to hide his gratuities like most.  Congress finally expelled him, and a couple of months later, his district sent him back in a landslide.

    I have to respect the guy, though, he didn’t try to sneak around it and he wasn’t shy about speaking his mind.  When challenged as to how his district voted for him after his corruption expulsion, he answered, “In Harlem growing up, the only thing people could afford was the Saturday afternoon matinee double feature.  And what did the hero of all those westerns look like?  Handsome, light skin, thin lips, curly hair, mustache – man, that’s gotta be Adam Clayton Powell!”

    Rangel is his worthy heir.

    Hatch won 2-1.  Told ya.

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  • Wombat_socho

     Good thing I didn’t bet any of that money I don’t have on that race, eh?