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LIVE AT FIVE: 10.22.12

Posted on | October 22, 2012 | 9 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Former Senator, Presidential Candidate George McGovern Dies, 90

Senator George McGovern, 1922-2012 RIP

WW2 vet became anti-war candidate in 1972; was crushed by Nixon, carrying only Massachusetts and DC. Remembered for changing Democratic convention rules to reduce party bosses’ power, work with Bob Dole on global hunger issue. Died in hospice after long illness


Swing State Poll: Women Give Romney The Edge In Swing States
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows Romney leading in twelve battleground states

Overnight Fighting In Beirut Pits Shiites Against Sunnis
Fighting sparked by Friday’s car-bomb assassination of anti-Syrian intelligence officer Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan



POLITICS
Candidates To Debate Foreign Policy Tonight

Arguing foreign policy during a referendum on the economy

Lynn University plays host to the third presidential debate; Iran and Libya sure to be major discussion points

Paul Ryan Tells Iowa Rally Victory “Within Our Grasp”

Absent Rep. Jackson Surfaces, Asks Supporters For Patience

Scott Brown Tells Volunteers Don’t Relax Yet

Romney Campaign Says Obama’s Out Of Ideas

The Real “War On Women” Is Being Waged By Obamacare

Polls Show McCaskill Leading Akin In Missouri

 Administration’s Excuses For Benghazi Attack Not Holding Up



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Drops Despite Mideast Tensions: NYMEX $90.52, Brent $110.78
Japan Exports Fall 10% On Strong Yen, Trouble With PRC
Report Says News Corp Looking at Chicago Tribune, LA Times
Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Reserves Larger Than Expected?
Euro Halts Slide; Loonie Skids To Two-Year Low
Yahoo! CEO’s Comeback Plan Focuses On Technology, Not Media
Expired Farm Bill Costs Dairy Farmers Money
AMD Bundles Marquee PC Games With Its Radeon Video Cards
“Haunts” Kickstarter Failure Highlights Shortcomings Of Crowdfunding
Best Buy Prices AT&T Nokia, HTC WinPhones At $149, $99 For Pre-Orders
Microsoft Readies Office 365 University Bundle For Q1 2013 Release
“Bioshock Infinite: Beast Of America” Trailer Released
XBox 360 Hits 70 Million Sales Worldwide



SPORTS
Giants Pound Cardinals 6-1 To Force Game 7 In NLCS

Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong

Carpenter doesn’t cut it for Cards

Patriots Escape Defeat By Jets In OT

BCS Provides A Different Kind Of Political Football

Steelers Turn Up D To Beat Bengals

Texans Blow Out Ravens 43-13

John Farrell Gets His Dream Job In Boston

Raiders Rally To Beat Jags In OT


NHL Cancels More Games, Players Get Some Relief From Escrow Checks

Giants Land Final Blow In Thriller Against Redskins

Lynx Succumb To Fever, Fail To Repeat As WNBA Champs



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
It’s A Boy! Adele Reportedly Gives Birth Friday

Adele, early on

Second child for partner Simon Konecki; the singer’s first

Lindsay’s Entire Management Team Behind Dad’s Intervention?

SNL Parodies Brad Pitt’s Chanel Ad

Jennifer Esposito On Leave From “Blue Bloods”, Slams CBS for “Shameful Behavior”

“Gossip Girl” Cast Says Goodbye

Christina Aguilera Gets Plump $3 Million Offer From “BIG” Women Dating Site

All Other Crises Having Been Solved, President Obama Gives Jay-Z Parenting Advice

Stephen Colbert Gets Cameo In “The Hobbit”



FOREIGNERS
Brazilian Newspapers Give “Freeloader” Google News The Boot
Fidel Castro Attacks “Lies” About His Health
Thousands Of Lebanese Mourn General Killed In Car Bomb Attack
ROK Bans Civic Group’s Attempt To Send Anti-Nork Leaflets Via Balloons
Car Bomb Kills 10 In Christian Quarter Of Damascus
US, Iran Deny Plans For Nuke Talks
Pope Canonizes Seven Saints, Including Kateri Tekakwitha
Spain’s Popular Party Holds Galicia; Nationalist Parties Gain In Basque Country
Israel Enforces Gaza Blockade Against Activist Ship



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Is It Still an October Surprise If We Already Know What It Is?
Legal Insurrection: Remembering McGovern
NRO Corner: Obama, Media Preparing To Slam Romney For Flip-Flops On PRC?
Ed Morrissey: Romney, Obama Tied In new NBC/WSJ Poll
Breitbart: UN Warns Americans Not To Elect Mitt Romney
Jawa Report: Best Endorsement For Mitt Romney
Weasel Zippers: Obama Holds Conference Call With Black Ministers, Including Jeremiah Wright, About Getting Out The Black Vote
Lonely Conservative: Did The Administration Just Recognize Iran’s Right To Nukes?
No Quarter: has Obama Just Shot Himself In The Foot On Iran?
Power Line: Iranian Mullahs Panic At Prospect Of Romney Victory
Weasel Zippers: Even Michael Bloomberg Thinks Liz Warren Is A Radical Socialist
New York Post: Obama Campaign Accepted Illegal Foreign Web Donations, May Be Hiding More
Gateway Pundit: Obama Campaign Reduced To A Tarp On A Car
Ace of Spades: Sandra Fluke Draws Massive Crowd To Reno Rally (Okay, It Was Ten People)

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    McGovern was a great man, a war hero as a pilot, although thoroughly delusional in his politics. He recognized this in part in his retirement when he found the regulations on his small business venture of an inn/restaurant onerous, and admitted that any member of Congress should first experience what the businessman does before permitting the regulatory morass.

    He was also no more qualified to be President that any other career legislator.

    The fact that he was the chairman of the commission which reformed Democratic Party rules and nomination processes after the disastrous 1968 convention enabled him to win the 1972 nomination. He worked the primaries and caucuses in traditionally Republican states, which his opponents ignored as hopeless, accumulating in the process so many delegates that he entered the convention with a functional, if not actual, majority.

    Note that Obama followed the same path, as Hillary Clinton neglected building any organizations in “red states” because she was already thinking only of the general election. Obama swept most of those contests, which gave him the nomination.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    McGovern is proof that what it takes to be a hero in war is not what it takes to be level-headed in thought.

    He was a grinning Dupe.

  • Quartermaster

    He was a great man to the moonbat left, which he was responsible for empowering. To the sane, he was just a grinning dupe who was used by the Communists to defeat us in Vietnam, and anywhere else we fought to advance or protect the interests of the United States. He betrayed everything he fought for in WW2.

  • Adobe_Walls

    The story Breitbart covered about the UN warning the US not to elect Mitt Romney is an outrage. It should be the top story on every newscast and every paper. Did you know there will be UN observers at some polling places? Romney should station a couple predator drones hovering just outside the UN headquarters building in plain site after he’s elected. It’s important that we gather intel on all foreign threats.

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Yup.

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  • Neo

    McGovern had a great piece in the WSJ a few years back describing his attempt at running a business, a restaurant. After dealing with a myriad of regulations, he determined that most politicians should be required to run a business before going into politics.

  • Wombat_socho

    The experience seems to have made him into a Libertarian in his later years.

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