The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.25.12

Posted on | July 25, 2012 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Romney Blasts Obama For “Betrayal” Of National Security In VFW Convention Speech

Mitt Romney pressing the flesh in Reno

Assails administration for leaking in pursuit of political gains

Rare Miss For Apple As iPhone Sales Cool
Only second time in ten years company has missed expectations

Number Of Civilian Refugees Grows As Fighting In Syria Moves To Cities
Assad regime concentrating on stamping out rebellion in Aleppo, Damascus



POLITICS
Obama Still Trying To Explain “You Didn’t Build That” Comment

President Obama addresses the VFW

Romney attacks on Obama’s understanding of capitalism gain traction as the latter’s campaign desperately spins

New Orleans Accepts Federal Plan To Clean Up Police Department



Senate Democrats Learn Nothing From DISCLOSE Act Debacle, Push Constitutional Amendment To Overturn “Citizens United” Decision

Hundreds Protest Over Anaheim Police Shootings; City Asks For Federal Probe

Feinstein Does A Booker On National Security Leaks

NY Congressional Candidate’s Father Arrested For Bribery

NJ Supreme Court Exempts State Judges From Increased Contributions To Health Insurance, Pension Funds



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Recovers Slightly On Mixed Economic News; NYMEX $88.50, Brent $103.42
NY Fed Mum On Braclays’ Admission Of LIBOR Rigging
AT&T Gets A Boost On Rising Smartphone Use
Euro Hovers Near Two-Year Low As Spanish Worries Continue
Spain Feeling Debt Heat, Greece Way Off Bailout Terms
Dow Marks Triple-Digit Loss Three-Peat
Walmart Joins Target In Opposing Credit Card Swipe Fee Settlement
The New Fear Index: Treasury Yields Hit Record Low Below 1.4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Banned In Europe
Apple To Release Mountain Lion OS Today
Google Agrees To EU Antitrust Deal Outline
Comcast Debuts Xfinity Platinum Internet
AOL’s PLAY App Might Be The Best Cross-Platform MP3 Player
After Malware Scare, Apple Makes First Appearance At Black Hat Conference



SPORTS
Astros Trade Wandy Rodriguez To Pirates For Prospects

LHP Wandy Rodriguez, formerly of Houston

Astros get two promising pitchers and a solid outfield prospect to help with ongoing rebuilding effort

Team USA Routs Spain In Exhibition Hoops, 100-78


NASCAR Suspends Allmendinger For Failing Backup Drug Test

Buchholz Hangs Tough, Aviles Delivers In 9th As Red Sox Top Rangers 2-1

Predators Match Flyers’ 14-Year Offer, Keep Weber In Nashville

Big Donkey Slams Homer #30 As Chisox Rout Twins 11-4

Gio Bounces Back As Nats Solve Knuckleball, Beat Mets 5-2



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Christian Bale Shows Awesome Class

Christain Bale sits with shooting victim Carey Rothman

Visits shooting victims, hospital staff, unprompted by studio
Warner Brothers to make “substantial” donation to victims

Police Called To Katherine Jackson’s Home After Fight

Kristen Stewart Cheats On Boyfriend Rob Pattinson With Married Director Of “Snow White”

Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74; Played George Jefferson In “All In The Family”, “The Jeffersons”

“Modern Family” Cast Sues As Contract Negotiations Turn Ugly



FOREIGNERS
Philippines Refuses To Budge Over South China Sea Row
Ghana’s President John Atta Mills Dead At 68
Egypt’s Mursi Names Little-Known Water Minister As PM
Zimbabwe PM: Mugabe Will Accept Election Result
Ethnic Riots Sweep Assam Province; Army Shoots Four Rioters
Australia Gives Up Bid To Seize Jihadi’s Book Profits
ROK President Makes Public Apology For Corruption Scandals
Tajikistan Government Launches Offensive Against Rebels After General Murdered
Up To 50 Arrested At Paya Funeral As Family Continues To Insist Death Was No Accident



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: Obama Invokes Daughters In Defense Of Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Services
The Lid: ABC Shows Once Again That It’s A Mickey Mouse News Organization
Q&O: Obama Tries To Use The Middle Class To Spin Increasing Taxes On The “Wealthy”

Legal Insurrection: DiFi Accuses White House Of Classified Intel Leaks, Then Does A Booker
Hit & Run: SCOTUS Ruling Means ObamaCare Will Cover Fewer People, Cost A Little Less
Protein Wisdom: The Ruling Class Vs. The Rest Of Us
Da Tech Guy: Demoralized As Hell D+11 Poll Edition
Jammie Wearing Fools: Bloomberg Thinks Maybe Cops Should Go On Strike Until We Disarm The Public
Veronique De Rugy: The Price Of Gun Control
Clayton Cramer: You Didn’t Build That Massacre…
Althouse: Could Gary Johnson Be This Year’s Ralph Nader?
Allahpundit: Aurora Victim’s Brother Tells MSNBC’s Dyson He Doesn’t Want To Talk About Gun Control
Lonely Conservative: Two Prominent Solyndra Figures Now Fundraising For Obama

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  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Excellent work, sir.

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