The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 10.31.12

Posted on | October 31, 2012 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
East Coast Looks To Rebuild After Sandy

The aftermath

Millions without power, NYC flooded

Preference Cascade In Effect, Y’all: Romney Heads Into Democratic Strongholds
Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania in play

Disney Buys LucasFilms For $4 Billion
Star Wars VII in production



POLITICS
Globe Poll: Dead Heat In Massachusetts Senate Race

Brown, Warren brief reporters from same spot in Westport

Brown leads 45-43, within margin of error

Federal Aid Okayed For NY, NJ

Christie Rips Atlantic City Mayor For Failure To Evacuate

Twitter Proves To Be Lifeline During Sandy, Despite Pranksters

Gay Marriage, Pot And Immigration Measures On Ballot In Many States

What You May Have Missed During Sandy


Will Mia Love Ride Romney’s Coattails Into The House?

Romney Outraises Obama By $21 Million In First Half Of October

Congressman Bob Turner (R-NY) Loses House In Breezy Point Fire



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Mixed In Aftermath Of Sandy; NYMEX $85.86, Brent $108.99
Wall Street Reopens After Two-Day Sandy Shutdown
Yen Off Highs, Euro Supported After Italian Debt Sale
Sandy’s Cost May Hit $50 Billion
Ford Profit Beats Forecast On North American Margins
Marchionne Maps Out Fiat Revamp
Kennedy, Newark Airports To Reopen After Storm Closures
Insurers, Property Owners Tally Sandy’s Damage
Amazon Pits Kindle Fire HD Against iPad Mini
One Benefit Of Sandy: Gawker, HuffPo Knocked Offline
“Grand Theft Auto V” Launching In Spring 2013
Sandy Takes Out 1 In 4 Cell Towers In Ten-State Area, FCC Says Outages Could Get Worse
California Cracks Down On App Developers Over Privacy
Google Upgrades GMail Interface To Something More Like Chat



SPORTS
Dallas Stuns Loaded Lakers In Opener, 99-91

Kobe Bryant goes for the basket in the first half

Mavericks show star-studded Lakers what this team thing is all about

Celtics Cool To Former Teammate Ray Allen, Get Burned By Heat Anyway

Orioles Lead Gold Glove Voting

Stoudemire Out 6-8 Weeks For Knee Surgery

White Sox Turn Down Youkilis’ $13 Million Option

Leyland To Return As Tigers’ Manager

Peavy, White Sox Sign Two Year/$29 Million Extension

Nationals’ LaRoche Wins Gold Glove At First Base



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Oh, The Embarrassment!

Katie Holmes

Revelers with “Free Katie”, “Save Suri” shirts seated next to Holmes & daughter

How Joe Simpson’s Wife Discovered His Affair With 21-Year-Old Boy Toy

Kelsey Grammer: We Took 3-Year-Old To Playboy Mansion Party Because We Couldn’t Find A Sitter

Unspeakable Armenian In New Sex Tape Scandal

Octomom Checks Into Rehab, Leaves Kids With Nannies

Tom Hardy’s Method Acting Driving Charlize Theron Crazy On Mad Max: Fury Road

Does Taylor Swift Already Have A New Boyfriend?



FOREIGNERS
Syrian Rebels Assassinate Loyalist Air Force Commander
Two Gurkhas Shot By Afghan Cop
Bahrain Bans All Opposition Rallies
US, EU Push For Better Relations Between Kosovo, Serbia
Cash-Strapped Scotland Yard May Sell HQ
Anti-Austerity Party Does Well In Sicily Elections
ROK Activists Send Leaflet Balloons North
Polish Investigators Find Explosive Traces In Wreckage Of President’s Plane
Sendai Airport Reopens With WW2 Bomb In Runway
South African Census Shows Big Disparities In Wealth Remain



BLOGS & STUFF
WyBlog: Oh, Goody – Barry Is Coming To New Jersey
Commentary: Obama’s Response To Sandy A Contrast To Benghazi
NewsBusters: MSNBC Ridicules Romney For Collecting Food, Supplies For Sandy’s Victims
Lonely Conservative: As The Storm Raged, Liberal Media Was Politicizing Hurricane Sandy
Conservatives4Palin: Al Gore Claims Sandy The Result Of Global Warming
Weekly Standard Blog: Liberals To Romney – Only We Can Politicize Hurricane Sandy
Allahpundit: Obama On BenghaziThe Hurricane – “We Leave Nobody Behind”
Jawa Report: Disney’s…Star Wars VII?
Weasel Zippers: Michelle Obama Says 10-Year-Olds Should Be Working Obama Phone Banks
Rich Lowry: The President’s Insulting Campaign
Power Line: Romney Launches Final Week Blitz
Investor’s Business Daily: A Department Of Business Is None Of Obama’s Business
Breitbart: Facebook Censors Navy SEALS To Protect Obama On Benghazi
Bret Stephens: Obama And Other Has-Beens

Comments

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    By history, it is difficult to be optimistic about Scott Brown. An incumbent with late numbers under 50% is in trouble. It’s too bad Massachusetts is ready to send the radical Elizabeth Warren to Washington, but they kept Teddy in office for decades so no outrage seems so great.

  • Wombat_socho

    Agreed. Once you’ve voted for a pseudo-aristocratic murderer, there is no bottom.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    On the bright side, McCaskill & Tester are under 50%, too.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Brown has run too far to the Left. With this campaign, he has committed the final act of abandonment of the people who got him elected. And he has not shown any charm in his debates, just snark and sarcasm.

    So…
    (1) He’s alienated the TEA Party and their allies in a state where Willard doesn’t stand a chance of winning, so there are no coattails to be grabbed.
    (2) Faced with the choice of a Democrat and a ‘Democrat’, the nimrods in the Bay State will choose the Democrat.

    It was Scottie’s to lose and it seems he’s done so.

  • Wombat_socho

    I’d like to wait until the bodies are cold to do the post-mortems, if you don’t mind.

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