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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.06.12

Posted on | December 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
TurboTax Timmy Says Administration “Absolutely” Willing To Go Over Fiscal Cliff

President Obama blowing smoke up ventral orifices at the Business Roundtable

White House adamant that the top tax rate must be raised


Syrian Loyalists Load Nerve Agent Into Bombs
Military awaiting Assad’s order


Software Pioneer John McAfee Arrested In Guatemala
Held for illegal entry; will be extradited to Belize



POLITICS
Speaker Has Strong Backing From House GOP

Speaker Boehner speaks to reporters after a caucus meeting

Republicans close ranks around the Speaker

Midnight Party As Pot, Gay Marriage Become Legal In Washington State
Will state’s congressional delegation defend the state’s pot law?

Illegal Immigration Drops After A Decade Of Increases

Fox News Puts Karl Rove On The Bench

CT, NY, NJ Governors Agree: Obama’s $50 Billion Disaster Recovery Bid Not Enough

Former Texas Congressman Jack Brooks Dies, 89



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Slump On Slack Demand, Fiscal Cliff Concerns: NYMEX $87.72, Brent $108.72
Foreclosure Sales Fall In Q3 Compared To Last Year
Citigroup To Cut 11,000 Jobs, Take $1 Billion Charge
Stocks Rise On Obama’s Optimistic Remarks
Charities Unite To Defend Deduction
Mortgage Deduction Popular, But Few Claim It
Sandy And Fiscal Cliff Play Havoc With Jobs Numbers
Deal Reached To End California Port Strike (Video)
Apple v. Samsung Verdict Reconsidered In Court
Apple Falls As Nokia Wins China Mobile Deal
Instagram Change Blocks Pix From Displaying Correctly On Twitter
iPad Mini Demand Outstrips Supply, But iMac Sales Weak
“Call Of Duty: Black Ops II” Passes $1 Billion In Sales In Just 15 Days
UN Summit Votes To Support Internet Eavesdropping
Virginia Crime Commission Pushes For Tougher Penalties On Texting Drivers
Verizon Loses Bid To Quash FCC Roaming Rules



SPORTS
Kobe Bryant Youngest To 30K Points

Kobe Bryant

Also, Lakers beat Hornets 103-87

NHL Continues Late Night Labor Talks

Garnett, Celtics Beat Timbermutts 104-94

Knicks Barely Edge Bobcats In “Warmup” Game, 100-98

Jets Stick With Sanchez – For This Sunday, Anyway

Dan Haren Signs With Nationals, Sean Burnett Signs With Angels



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jazz Giant Dave Brubeck Dies, 91

Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012, RIP

Dead of heart failure; led the only racially-integrated jazz combo in the Armed Forces during WW2

Brandi Glanville Slams LeAnn Rimes As Stepmom

Kate Middleton’s Hospital Falls For Prank Phone Call

Kate Hudson Planning A Surprise Wedding

Gabriel Aubry Started Thanksgiving Fight, But Won’t Be Prosecuted

Susan Luckey Dead At 74; Actress In “The Music Man”

Stephen Tobolowsky Out, B.J. Novak To Guest On “The Mindy Project”

Pregnant Jessica Simpson’s Weight Watchers Deal May Be In Jeopardy

Disney Springs For Johnny Depp-Produced Don Quixote Pitch

Miranda Kerr Reveals Her Grandma’s Tips For Keeping Husband Orlando Bloom Happy



FOREIGNERS
Four Killed, Over 350 Wounded As Muslim Brotherhood Clashes With Anti-Morsi Protesters
350 Dead, 400 Missing After Typhoon Hits Philippines
Drone Kills Three Suspected Jihadis As Suicide Bombers Attack Pak Army Camp Killing Three And Wounding 20
New Chicom Leaders Ban Red Carpets, Pomp, And “Empty Speeches”
Serbia’s NATO Ambassador Jumps To His Death From Brussels Car Park
Kasparov Predicts Putin Won’t Stay In Power Long



BLOGS & STUFF
John Podhoretz: A Losing GOP Hand
Legal Insurrection: Fiscal Cliff – The Christmas Strategy
Riehl World View: Boehner Has To Go
FreedomWorks: Boehner Removing Fiscal Conservatives From Committees
Ed Morrissey: Falling Back To The Debt Ceiling?
Joel Kotkin: The Blue State Suicide Pact
Jim Geraghty: Can Congress Hike Blue-State America’s Taxes The Highest?
Weasel Zippers: Harry Reid Denies Senate A Chance To Vote On Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan
The Blaze: Detroit Councilwoman Rants “We Voted For You, Obama, So Give Us Some Of That Government Bacon”
Rush Limbaugh: The GOP Seminar In Surrender
Power Line: Iron Dope
Wall Street Journal: The Underworked Public Employee

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Comments

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Harry Reid blocked a vote on Obie’s Fiscal Cliff scam. Only Mitch and Boehner can save it now, and I bet they do.

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  • Wombat_socho

    At this point I give less than no f*cks. Ask me again in three weeks when tax season starts and we’re trying to figure out what the IRS thinks Congress meant to say.