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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 10.30.12

Posted on | October 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
At Least 16 Deaths, 6.2 Million Without Power As Sandy Comes Ashore

Sandy engulfs the Inlet neighborhood of Atlantic City

NYC hit with 13-foot storm surge; tunnels, subways flooded
One Dead, One Missing, Fourteen Rescued As HMS Bounty Sinks
Sandy Slams South Jersey; Worst Yet To Come

Israel’s Governing Likud Party Merges With Ultranationalists
Union with Yisrael Beitenu expected to give Likud a majority in upcoming Knesset elections


Syrian Air Force Hits Rebels With 60 Air Strikes
Largest air offensive since start of war; 500 killed during recently expired “truce”



POLITICS
DC Shuts Down, Prepares For Sandy

DC Water passes out sandbags downtown

Feds, DC, suburban school districts shut down; panic buying ensues
Guards still on duty at Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

Brown, Warren Cancel Final Debate

Kagan Could Sway Supreme Court Decision On Copyright Case

Romney Victory Could Boost Brown’s Clout In Senate

Downstate Illinois Papers Endorse Romney

GOP Opens Fire On Obama’s Auto Bailout

Sandy Forces Political Pause With Seven Days Left

Democrats, GOP Prepare For Recounts, Court Challenges



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Continue To Slide As Sandy Damps Demand; NYMEX $85.37, Brent $109.04
Apple’s Scott Forstall Sacked After Refusing To Sign Maps Apology
Bank Of Japan Announces More Easing
Writeoffs, Restructuring Hold Down Deutsche Bank Profit Despite Surge In Revenue
Finance Ministry Miffed With RBI’s Lack Of Rate Cut?
Hitachi Buys UK Nuclear Power Projects
How Google’s New Nexus 10 Tablet Stacks Up Against iPad, Surface
Microsoft Takes Cover Off Mobile Software
Mobile Phone, Tablet Insurance Set To Flourish
Nokia Bringing Out New Lumia Phones For The Holidays
Wireless Operators Prepare For Sandy, But Will It Be Enough?



SPORTS
Crabtree, Moss Spark 49ers To 24-3 Crushing Of Cardinals

Crabtree scores again for the 49ers

QB Alex Smith nearly flawless

“Knuckleheads” Run Amok After Giants’ World Series Win

Harden Sets Stage For Season Of High Expectations In Houston

Sources Say Vick Still Starting For Eagles

Game On Dude Early Favorite For Breeders’ Cup


Winter Classic On Chopping Block As NHL Lockout Persists

Rex Ryan Sticking With Sanchez, But Tebow’s Role Expanding?

Cricket Australia Welcomes ICCApproval Of Day/Night Test Matches

LaRoche, Desmond Finalists For Gold Glove Awards



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
No Third Season For Anderson Cooper’s Talk Show

Anderson Cooper on the set

Poor ratings earn show the axe from WB syndication

Katie & Suri’s Pre-Hurricane Dinner

Olivia Munn Having a Blast On “New Girl”

Bankrupt Toni Braxton Accused Of Fraudulently Giving $53K To Husband

RZA To Direct Genghis Khan Biopic And Action Thriller “No Man’s Land”

George Clooney Sets Bill Murray, Daniel Craig, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin In WWII Drama “Monuments Men”

Lindsay Lohan Tells People Not To Panic Over Sandy

Nate Silver: One-Term Celebrity?



FOREIGNERS
Syrian Rebels Buying Arms & Ammo From Loyalist Forces
OSCE Monitors Criticize Ukraine Vote
Survivors Criticize Burma Government Over Sectarian Clashes In Rakhine State
Sandy Piles Further Misery On Haiti
Sicily Election Deals New Blow To Berlusconi
US Pushes Algeria To Support Military Intervention In Mali
Dutch Parties To Form Pro-Austerity Coalition
Ri Sol-Ju Reappears In Public



BLOGS & STUFF
Babalu: What NOT Standing Down Looks Like
Weasel Zippers: NPR Ties Sandy To Global Warming
Professor Bainbridge: Outsourcing FEMA
Moe Lane: Obama For America Encourages People To Go Phone Bank – In The Middle Of A Hurricane
Bob Krumm: Nate Silver, Out On A Leftward Limb
UK Telegraph: Nate Silver Is Partisan And Wrong
Pat Dollard: Mitt Romney Transforms His Campaign Bus Into Hurricane Relief Vehicle
Lonely Conservative: Labor Department Will Try Really Hard To Release Jobs Report On Time
Breitbart: Exodus – Inner-City Blacks Fleeing Obama And The Democrat/Liberal Agenda
Daily Caller: “Fast And Furious” A Deliberate Strategy Laid Out By Attorney General Holder
Conservatives4Palin: Latest Rasmussen – Romney Turns The Tide In Ohio, Up 7 Among Early Voters
Jammie Wearing Fools: Obama Fields Hard-Hitting iPod Questions During Radio Interview
Clayton Cramer: Obama Better Hope This Hurricane Is A Disaster
Weekly Standard Blog: Clinton – Obama’s Feelings Most Hurt Over Jeep Ad

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