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LIVE AT FIVE: 11.15.12

Posted on | November 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Obama Presses For Higher Taxes, But Adds Caveats

President Obama

Claims he’s open to new ideas

President, GOP Clash Over Benghazi, Rice
“Go after me,” he challenges McCain, Graham after block of Rice nomination threatened

FBI Agent Involved In Petraeus Scandal Has Been A Hero
Agent Humphries played key role in stopping terrorist attack on LAX



POLITICS
House GOP Re-Elects Boehner As Speaker, Chooses Rodgers As Conference Chairman

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)

Replaces Hensarling; Cantor and McCarthy also re-elected to leadership posts

Colorado Shooter Trial Delayed After Halfhearted Suicide Attempt

Pelosi Stays On As House Minority Leader

Jindal Slams Romney For “Gifts” Remark About Minorities, Young Voters

Obama Claims He’ll Prioritize Jobs, Economic Growth Ahead Of Climate Change

Nudists Sue To Stop SanFran Supervisors’ Vote On Public Nudity Ban

Reid Can’t Revive Cybersecurity Bill Loathed By Businesses, Privacy Activists

No Health Care Exchanges For Louisiana



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Back Over $86 As Mideast Tension Increases; NYMEX $86.34, Brent $109.61
Texas Instruments To Lay Off 1700
Dollar Weakens As Fed Minutes Suggest More Bond Buying
Yen Falls Most In Eight Months Against Dollar On Japanese Election
Hostess To Liquidate If Bakers’ Strike Continues
Corzine To Blame For MF Global Collapse
Dow Ends At Five-Month Low On Fiscal Cliff, Global Fears
Buffett’s Berkshire Sells Most Of J&J, GE Stakes
Starbucks Bags Teavana In $620 Million Deal
Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage Capacity
HTC, Nokia WinPhone 8 Devices Hit The Market
Samsung Extends Lead In Smartphone Sales As Market Expands
Nexus 4 Sold Out On Google Play Ahead Of T-Mobile Launch
FCC May Ease Media Cross-Ownership Rules



SPORTS
R.A. Dickey Wins Cy Young Award

meme says it all :)

NL Cy Young winner led league in K’s with 230; Mets’ first 20-game winner since 1990
Also, some dude from the Rays won the AL Cy Young, but who cares?

Teammates Rip Tebow Anonymously; Jets’ Chemistry Still Sucks

Suns Fall To Bulls In OT As Boozer Scores 28

Rondo Injures Ankle, But Barbosa Rallies Celtics For Win

Grizzlies Maul Thunder, Win Sixth Straight

Tigers Add Big Bat, Sign Torii Hunter Away From Angels

Olympic Soccer Star Hope Solo Marries Jeremy Stevens Just Hours After His Court Appearance On Assault Charges

Walker’s Jumper Lifts Bobcats Over Timbermutts 89-87

Nationals Add Tony Tarasco To Davey Johnson’s Coaching Staff



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million To Red Cross For Sandy Relief

Lady Gaga on tour in Brazil

“Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.”


Tom Hardy Game For “Splinter Cell” Movie

Danielle Staub Returns To “Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Stephanie Arrested After Suspected Heroin OD

Sandra Bullock, Camilla McConaughey Take Kids On A Play Date In New Orleans

Channing Tatum Named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive

Guy Fieri’s NYC Restaurant Bashed For “Inedible, Greasy, Ruinous” Food In Scathing NYT Review

Skarsgard Swings Into Front Of “Tarzan” Pack

Evan Rachel Wood To Star In “10 Things I Hate About Life”

Madonna Succumbs To “Gangnam Syle” In New York

Kirstie Alley, Gilles Marini Eliminated From DWTS All Stars



FOREIGNERS
IDF Strikes Gaza Rocket Arsenals, Sites; Iron Dome Takes Out One-Third Of Incoming Jihadi Missiles
Xi Jinping Takes PRC Helm
For Syria Opposition, Encouragement But No Endorsement
Woman Dies After Abortion Request Refused At Irish Hospital
Clinton Says Australia Doesn’t Have To Choose Between PRC, US
Japan Heads For Polls As Uncertainty Lingers
McAfee Flees From Belize Authorities
Putin Spokesman Denies Bad Back Rumors
Israel: Oslo Accords Finished If Palestinians Seek Upgraded UN Status



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: Romney Blames Defeat On Obama’s Gifts To Supporters
Sense Of Events: Investigate The FBI
American Power: Tampa Social Scene At Center Of Petraeus Scandal
Beltway Confidential: Actually, Susan Rice DID Say The Benghazi Attacks Were Spontaneous
Lonely Conservative: Bill Bennett Agrees – The Culture Is The Problem
Jawa Report: A Tired Old Big Government Czar Offers A Tired Old Solution
Ed Morrissey: Was Question About Pelosi’s Age Out Of Line?
Protein Wisdom: White House Secession Petitions Reach 675,000 Signatures, 50-State Participation
James Pethokoukis: European-Style Austerity – Obama’s New “Balanced” Debt Plan Is 73% Tax Hikes
Allahpundit: Israel, Hamas Now Locked In Twitter War, Also Actual War
Reihan Salam: The Political Economy Of Fiscal Trade-Offs
Andrew Kohut: Misreading Election 2012
Legal Insurrection: The Lessons Of 2012 May Not Be What Operation Demoralize Says

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  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Ed Henry: Mr President, what orders did you give to protect the safety of our people @ Benghazi?

    Obama: The matter is under investigation.

    The guy doesn’t even know what HE ordered himself. God help us all.

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    Lindsey Graham is so much better when attacking Democrats. It’s what got him to the Senate in the first place – he was one of the House Impeachment Managers in the case against Lyin’ Bill.

    And if only John McCain had run in 2008 with the aggressiveness he’s showing now . . .

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    If Guy Fieri is having trouble with his NYC eatery, maybe he should call Gordon Ramsay or Robert Irvine – they are good at turning things around.

  • Wombat_socho

    The problem with Senator Graham is that we can’t seem to keep him pointed i the right direction, much like his mentor, Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John.
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    Or that Bourdain fellow. I hear he has some experience in the restaurant business.