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LIVE AT FIVE: 11.13.12

Posted on | November 13, 2012 | 5 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Petraeus Scandal Rolls On As Focus Turns To Senate Inquiry

Petraeus and Broadwell

Broadwell’s home searched by FBI, Senate Intel Committee opens probe into FBI investigation


Obama Considering John Kerry As New SecDef
Did you know he served in Vietnam?


Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Leaving Microsoft
Sources say he wasn’t a team player



POLITICS
Thousands Of Long Islanders Still Without Power

Crews replace a power pole in Belle Harbor, NY

Government-run utility failing hard at restoring power


Not One Romney Vote In 59 Philly Wards?

Idaho Inmates Sue CCA

Bears, Budgets And Farmers Top Congress’ To-Do List

Turbo Tax Timmy Staying At Treasury Through Inauguration

States Petition To Secede From Union

Red Cross Runs Out Of Supplies Early, Further Frustrating Sandy Victims



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Continues To Slide As European FMs Postpone Release Of Greece’s Next Payment; NYMEX $85.01, Brent $108.46
Largarde, EU Clash Over Greek Debt Levels
US, Greek Worries Weigh On Asian Shares & Commodities
With Jefferies Deal, “Baby Berkshire” Deviates From Buffett
Black Friday Creeps Into Thanksgiving
Hostess To Close Three Plants After Union Strikes
Environmentalists Claim Many Coal-Fired Power Plants “Ripe For Retirement”
Corn & Soybean Production Estimates Increased
JC Penney Stock Drops To Lowest In Three Years Amid Pricing Plan Worries
Google To Refund Some Pre-Price Drop Nexus 7 Buyers
Google Unveils $199 Acer Chromebook
“HALO 4″ Launch Day Sales Break $220 Million
Google Reportedly Facing FTC Ultimatum Over Antitrust Suit
Six Intriguing Features In Blackberry 10
Why We Shoot: “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” And “HALO 4″



SPORTS
Bryce Harper, Mike Trout Named Rookies Of The Year

Mike Trout, AL Rookie of the Year

Trout youngest and Harper second-youngest winners of the award

Steelers Tip Chiefs In OT, 16-13; Roethlisberger Injured

LeBron James Scores 38 To Rally Heat Past Rockets, 113-110

Jeff Gordon Fined 100K, Docked Points, Placed On Probation For Wreck

Oates Tackles Learning Curve In AHL

Rondo Barely Misses Triple Double As Celtics Beat Bulls 101-95

Agreement On BCS Playoff Structure Reached

Massive Crowd Greets Aggies After Alabama Upset

Giants Sign Affeldt For Three Years, $18 Million

Carl Crawford Expected To Be Ready For Opening Day

Scott Boras Says Indians Ownership Doesn’t Care About Winning

Hockey Hall of Fame Reunites Sundin, Sakic

Thoughts, Observations And Leftovers On The Nationals



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lindsay Lohan’s Snub Of Baba Wawa For Leno “A Slap In The Face”

Old & Burnt/New Hot Mess


Veteran interviewer whines about starlet’s evasion


Related: Nicki Minaj Rips Walters Over Rumored Feud With Mariah Carey


Voice Of Elmo: I Did Not Have Sex With That Underaged Boy

Anne Hathaway Joins “Robocalypse”

50 Shades Of Divorce

E! Network’s “Married To Jonas” Renewed For Second Season

Facebook Couples Pages Make Brit Journalist Want To Barf

 James Wan In Talks To Direct “MacGyver” Movie



FOREIGNERS
New Syrian Opposition Group Recognized By Gulf Council
Syrian Jet Bombs Town Near Turkish Border
Dalai Lama Wants Thorough Probe Into Tibetan Deaths
Corruption Scandals Pushing PRC Leaders To Open Books
BBC Execs Could Face Discipinary Action Over “Newsnight” Error
Clegg Says Government “Absolutely Determined” To Deport Abu Qatada
$2 Billion In Zimbabwe Diamonds Plundered By Mugabe Cronies



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Red America Forced To Reconcile The Emerging Democrat-Secular Majority
Jawa Report: FBI Agent In Petraeus Case Under Scutiny For Sending Shirtless Pix Of Himself
Via Meadia: Is Philandering A Security Concern?
Wired: Petraeus Scandal Engulfs ISAF Commander, General Jones
Tim Blair: No Jokes Spring Immediately To Mind
Legal Insurrection: Will We Ever Again Hear The Whole Truth About Anything?
Lonely Conservative: So, What’s With This Secret Prison In Benghazi?
James Taranto: Broadwell And Benghazi
AZCentral: Democrats Take Two More Arizona Seats; Sinema, Kirkpatrick Win
NewsBusters: CBS’ Nancy Giles Says Whites Oppose Abortion “To Build Up The Race”
Patterico: Joseph Curl On What To Do Now
NRO Corner: Romney Political Director Claims “The Ground Game Worked Just Fine”

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    That Sen. John Forbes Kerry ['JFK' - get it?] might be Secretary Of Defense, given his despicable conduct during Vietnam, is rather fitting, I think, in this age of The New [Soviet] Man. Doubleplusgood, as it were.

  • Wombat_socho

    Another thumb in the eye of people who weren’t going to vote for him anyway.

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  • Chris

    can anyone say espionage?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1450068026 Brad Bettin

    Kerry for Sec Def? Let’s just cut to the chase & disband the military.

    If I was in the Senate, I’d quote Kerry’s Winter Soldier testimony right back at him – “given what you’ve said, how in the world could you expect our troops to put any confidence & trust in your leadership?”