The Other McCain

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Posted on | August 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Maybe He Is, Maybe He Isn’t

Akin testing support among anti-establishment Republicans, evangelicals and pro-life voters; continues to resist calls to drop out from Romney, GOP establishment

Scott Brown Presses GOP To Be “More Inclusive” On Abortion
Unhappy over proposed pro-life platform plank

Deval Patrick Stumps For Obama In The Midwest
Campaigning in Iowa and Wisconsin for embattled president



POLITICS
Paul Ryan Barnstorms Across Pennsylvania

At the American Helicopter Museum

Stresses the economy, Obama’s hostility to small business; protesting Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) heckled by Ryan’s audience

Secret Service Arrests Armed Washington Man Over Alleged Obama Threat

USDA Eyes Whether Tainted Beef Entered Food Supply

Kaiser/WaPo Poll Says Independents Favor Cooperation, Unhappy With Political System

Paul Ryan’s Economic Thinking More Like Reagan Than Tea Party



Lawsuit Filed Over California School District’s Sex Ed Course

FBI Investigated Congressional Skinny-Dipping In Israel

Livni Says Israel Should Stay Out Of US Politics



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Near Three-Month High As US Stockpiles Fall; NYMEX $96.87, Brent $114.60
European Shares Slide On Japan Data As Greek Meetings Loom
Asian Stocks Decline On Japan Trade Deficit, Greek Bailout
Dell Outlook Gloomy As PCs Slump
Apple, Facebook Fall As Tech Sector Drags Market Down
Stocks End Lower On Profit-Taking After Dow Hits Four-Year High
Soy, Corn Futures Soar On Declining Production Estimates
T-Mobile To Launch New Unlimited Data Plan
Windows 8: The Metro Mess
XBox Live Adds NBC News
Verizon Giving WinPhones Another Chance?
India Cracks Down On Internet After Communal Violence
Layoffs Hit PopCap; “Nintendo Power” Magazine Folds



SPORTS
Lincecum Stifles Dodger Offense, Giants Win 4-1

Hector Sanchez tags A.J. Ellis out at home

Jints extend lead in NL West to 1.5 games

Wainwright Gets 12 K’s In Shutout, Cards Crush Astros 7-0

Snakes’ Saunders Pounded For 9 Earned Runs As Fish Win Again, 12-3

Angels Halt Skid, Beat Red Sox 5-3

Reds Prospect Billy Hamilton Steals Record 146th Base

Eagles Get Good News On Vick’s Ribs

NHL, Players Association Looking For Way Out Of Impasse

Strasburg Dominates, Flores Homers As Nats Beat Braves Again



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Avril Lavigne Engaged To Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger

Chad Kroeger, Avril Lavigne

Secret six-month courtship culminates in engagement for Canadian rockers

Prince Harry Gets Wild And Nekkid In Vegas

Michael Strahan To Join Kelly Ripa As Co-Host



Cruise/Holmes Divorce Officially Final

Mariah Carey Irate At Prospect Of Sharing “American Idol” Judge Table With Nicki Minaj

Amanda Bynes Chalks Up Fifth Wreck In A Month

Natalie Portman Strips Down For Sexy Dior Ad



FOREIGNERS
Greek PM Pleads With ECB For More Time
Hackers Hit Moscow Court That Convicted Pussy riot
Russia Says Syria Has No Intention of Using Chemical Weapons
Ecuador’s President Says Assange Sex Claims Not A Crime In Ecuador
Syrian Fighting Spreads To Tripoli In North Lebanon
Leading Iranian Cleric Calls On Iran To Avoid War With Israel
South African Mine Shooting Could Spell Trouble For Ruling ANC
Romanian Court Quells Bid To Oust President



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Obama And The Econuts Conspire To Keep Gas Prices High
Conservatives4Palin: Akin Accuses Romney Of Exploiting Situation For Political Gain (Audio)
American Power: GOP Platform Rejects Rape & Incest Exceptions For Abortion
Power Line: Will Michigan Be Competitive?
Lonely Conservative: Paul Ryan Happy To Cling To His Guns & Religion
Wake Up America: Romney Sees Seven-Point Gain In Wisconsin After Ryan Pick
iOwnTheWorld.com: Here Come The Lefty Word Spinners
Allahpundit: Obama To Upstage GOP convention By Unleashing Garrulous Idiot In Tampa
Moe Lane: Today’s Surprisingly Challenging Photoshop Fodder
Gateway Pundit: Obama Blew Half A Million In Stimulus Cash On MSNBC Ads
Jawa Report: Canadian Boxer Turned Jihadi Killed In Dagestan
Jihad Watch: Robert Spencer On Jihad At The DNC
Legal Insurrection: Is Liz Warren Tanking?
Red State: DC Circuit Court Tosses Out EPA Pollution Rule

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