The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVESEVEN: 08.23.12

Posted on | August 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Obama’s Divide & Conquer Strategy Versus Romney’s Focus On The Economy

The President sweet-talks part of his base

How’s that working? Not very well, apparently.

Romney’s Energy Plan: Independence By 2020
More oil & gas drilling, devolve some permitting to states



Tropical Storm Isaac A Threat To GOP Convention?
So far, no problem seen, but state emergency management is working closely with RNC



POLITICS
Washington’s Budget, Tax Impasse Could Make A Bad Economy Even Worse

Ground zero for the impending disaster

CBO projects contracting economy, increased unemployment if current standoff continues

Temple Massacre Has Sikhs Mulling (More) Gun Ownership



Akin Victory Seen As Difficult But Still Possible

Six Hidden Fault Lines In Obama Campaign

Networks Black Out Ann Romney’s Keynote Speech

Facebook Extends Its Reach Into US Politics With “I’m Voting” App

Fight Over Poll Hours In Ohio Isn’t Just Political



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Surges On Expected Stimulus, Gulf Storms: NYMEX $98.12, Brent $115.82
Gold Rallies To 16-Week High As Fed Indicates More Stimulus
PRC Manufacturing Activity Hits 9-Month Low
Sales Of Existing Homes Up 2.3% In July
Half Of Mortgage Holders Under 40 Also Underwater
FTC Approves Facebook’s Purchase Of Instagram
Sony Mobile To Cut 1000 Jobs, Move To Tokyo
Clumsy Computer Users Rejoice! The Washable Keyboard Is Here
Deathmatch: Windows 8 Versus OS X
Google Building Privacy “Red Team” After FTC Settlement
Facebook Messages Gets A Dual-Pane Makeover
How Nokia’s Asha-Series Basic Phones Are Buying Time For A Comeback
Beat Up Obama, Romney In “Infinity Blade” Creators’ New Political Game



SPORTS
Giants Sweep Dodgers With 8-4 Win

Giants SS Joaquin Arias racks up 5 RBIs including 2-run homer

Giants leave LA with 2.5-game lead in NL West

A’s Pitcher Colon Suspended 50 Games For Testosterone Use

PSU Ex-Prez Attacks Report’s Claims That He Covered Up Abuse

Jeter Suggests ESPN’s Bayless Ought To Check Himself For HGH Use

Mets Waste Another Fine Harvey Start, Lose To Rockies 5-2

Youngsters Pitch Snakes To Doubleheader Sweep Over Fish

Braves  Avert Sweep, Beat Detwiler & Nats 5-1



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kennedy Mom: Taylor Swift Crashed Wedding

Taylor Swift goes boating with Conor Kennedy over the weekend

“She’s no wedding crasher,” Swift’s publicist replies

Wills Not Impressed With Harry’s Nude Pix

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Lands Role In Mom’s Movie “Maleficent”

LL Cool J Lays Beatdown On Home Invader


Avril Lavigne Shows Off 14-Karat Engagement Ring

Unspeakable Armenian Indulges In Rear-End Action On LA Freeway

John Mayer Goes To Dinner Without Katy Perry

Ellen DeGeneres In Talks To Return For “Finding Nemo” Sequel



FOREIGNERS
PRC Telco Keeping Syria On The Internet
South Africa Mourns Victims Of Mine Violence
PRC Talks Tough With Japan But Reins In Senkaku Island Activists
UN Chief Brushes Off International Pressure, Will Attend Tehran Summit Of Non-aligned Movement
Death Toll From Intra-Muslim Fighting In Lebanon Climbs
Queen Not Amused By Harry’s Nude Romp In Vegas
Ethnic Clashes In Kenya Kill 52
US, Turkey Meet To Speed Assad’s End
Egyptian Tank Deployment Tests ’79 Treaty With Israel
Tokyo Re-Examines Cooperation With Seoul
NDA Sticks To Demand For PM Singh’s Resignation



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: The President’s Utility – How Chicago’s Exelon Reaped Stimulus Cash And Fast-Track Merger Approval From The Administration
WyBlog: Now We Know How To Spell Ohio In Austrian
Modicum Of Insanity: Look Who’s Jumped In On The Akin Pounding
Power Line: Are The Democrats Delusional On Abortion?
Lonely Conservative: Democrats Finally Settle On Convention Theme – It’s An Abortion Festival!
Jammie Wearing Fools: Bourbon Soaked-Lush Maureen Down Calls Paul Ryan “Just A Fresh Face On A Taliban Creed”
Wizbang: The First Rule Of Fight Club Is That You Do Not Talk About Fight Club
Kevin Williamson: Like A Boss
Ralph Z. Hallow: GOP Takes Tough Platform Approach
Gateway Pundit: Video Shows Obama On Board With Late-Term Abortions
Twitchy: “O-I-H-O” – Obama’s Dan Quayle Moment
NewsBusters: WaPo Reporters Claim Actual, Embarrassing Photo Was Really Photoshooped
Riehl World News: Lesbian Fakes Hate Crime To Advance Political Agenda
Jim Pethokoukis: No, Stephanie, Obama Hasn’t Created More Jobs Than Reagan
Weasel Zippers: Joe Biden Is Like “A Sunny Day”
Professor Bainbridge: Skeel On The Eroding Rule Of Law

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