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Posted on | July 13, 2012 | 6 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Freeh Report Rips Penn State

Joe Paterno - burning in the SPECIAL Hell

Former FBI director shows Paterno, former PSU president knew about abuses

Biden Urges Black Voters To Reject Romney
Claims Romney administration would threaten blacks’ voting rights

Syrian Army Kills 200+ In Tremseh
Shelling followed by execution-style killings by pro-Assad irregulars



POLITICS
Berdoo Bankruptcy: Aggravated By Criminal Acts?

A city worker empties trash cans in San Bernardino

Police, sheriff’s department and DA investigating city gov’t; financial documents allegedly forged to cover up city’s desperate position

Midwest Cherry Crop Destroyed By Weather



Closing Arguments Set To Begin For Texas Voter ID Trial

Dick Cheney Hosts Romney Fundraiser, Blasts Obama

Drudge Tips Condi Rice For Romney Veep Pick

Maine Governor Compares IRS To Gestapo

Obama Trying To Keep Virginia Blue



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Continues Rise As PRC Meets Growth Expectations: NYMEX $86.17, Brent $101.38
PRC Economic Data Questioned, Power Use Slows
Geitner May Have Known About LIBOR Scandal In 2008
Italian Bonds, Stocks Fall After Moody’s Downgrade
United Deal For Boeing 737s Worth Nearly $15 Billion
Stocks Close Lower On Gloomy US Economic Outlook
Wells Fargo Pays $175 Million To Settle Bias Lawsuits, Denies Wrongdoing
Bank Of Korea Cuts 2012 Growth Outlook
Former Media Star Digg Sells For Just $500K
Microsoft Disables Windows Sidebar, Gadgets Due To Security Risk
“Angry Birds” Coming To Samsung Smart TVs
US Retail Video Game Sales Drop 29%, Seventh Month Of Declines In A Row
Doctors Say Facebook, Skype Lead To Rise In Plastic Surgery



SPORTS
Clippers’ Griffin Out Of Olympics With Knee Injury

Blake Griffin

Torn cartilage in knee knocks him off squad

Jacoby Ellsbury’s Return Gives Hope To Stumbling Sox

Durant Scores 24 As Team USA Crushes Dominican Republic In Exhibition

Selanne Ready For Another Year With Ducks

Dodgers Start Second Half With Kemp, Ethier Back

Saudi Arabia Sends Women To Olympics

Nationals Second-Half Storylines



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Steven Tyler Confirms He’s Leaving “American Idol”

Steven Tyler: going back to Aerosmith


“…it’s time to let go…before she boils my rabbit.”
Related: J-Lo: “Maybe It’s Time For Me To Go”

Demi Moore Not Speaking To Her Daughters

Kate Upton Denies Boozing At Tigers Game

Cruise Lawyer Threatening National Enquirer With Lawsuit Over “House Of Horrors” Cover

Lindsay Lohan, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey Have A Slumber Party

Justin Bieber Sued For $9 Million: “Screaming Fans Destroyed My Ears”

Trailer For “Oz, The Great And Powerful” Out

Pink: Partying Naked Has Changed Since Becoming A Parent



FOREIGNERS
ASEAN Summit Breaks Down Over South China Sea Dispute
Thai Court Rejects Petitions Against Constitutional Change
Clinton Moves To Bear-Hug Egypt’s Morsi
Twenty Police Officers Injured In Belfast As Marching Season Begins
100 Killed In Nigerian Gasoline Tanker Explosion
The Murder Of Yasser Arafat
EU Pressures Romanian PM Over Political Unrest
Lopez Obrador Files Legal Challenge To Void Mexican Election
Rabbis, Imams Agree German Circumcision Ban Is Violation Of Religious Freedom



BLOGS & STUFF
Wall Street Journal: A Fine For No Crime
Jammie Wearing Fools: That Crashing Sound You Hear Is The Obama Narrative Du Jour Imploding
Power Line: The Obsession With Bain Continues
Q&O: Quote Of The Day, WTF Edition
NRO Corner: FactCheck.org Says Romney Not Involved In Bain Capital During Olympics
Rush Limbaugh: Could It Be Condi For VP?
Allahpundit: Obama Says His Problem Is Poor Messaging
Lonely Conservative: Delusional President Says His Biggest Mistake Is Not Telling a Good Enough Story

Weasel Zippers: New Documents Show Multiple Witnesses Told FBI Zimmermann Not Racist
Legal Insurrection: PPP Poll Says Cruz Tops Dewhurst In Texas GOP Senate Runoff
Radio Equalizer: Libtalker Malloy Pretends To Call Satan For Update On Breitbart
Hit & Run: A Conservative/Progressive Carbon Tax Plot?
Moe Lane: NAACP Not Feeling The Love From Obama
Fausta: Integration Through Welfare Dependence – SNAP To The Parque Alegria Dole
The Conservatory: Unnamed Reporter Asks Valid Question About Obama’s Records, Blows Follow-Up

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