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Posted on | December 14, 2012 | 6 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Susan Rice Withdraws As Candidate For SecState

UN Ambassador Susan Rice and SecState HIllary Clinton

Lies about Benghazi made it impossible for her to be confirmed; way now open for John F’ing Kerry*


Direct Talks On Fiscal Cliff Yield Same Result
White House refusing to budge on top tier rate increase, entitlement preservation


Russian Foreign Ministry Walks Back Bogdanov’s Speech On Syria
Says DFM just quoting opposition, not expressing policy



POLITICS
Booker: Acclaimed Nationally, Still Slogging In Newark

Newark Mayor Cory Booker with a constituent

Potential candidate for governor still putting out political fires at home in Newark


Army Sergeant Sentenced To Life In Stockade After Colorado Killing


Friday Throwdown: Massachusetts State House Dominoes

Hagel Tops Obama’s List To Replace Panetta At Defense

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Noise Law

Deposit Insurance Bill Blocked In Senate

Senate Takes Steps Toward Banning Stalking Software

Hillary For Mayor? Not So Fast, Say New Yorkers



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Dip As Traders Take Profits: NYMEX $86.15, Brent $109.02
Euro Stocks Edge Higher As PRC Data Inspires
Yen Slips To Nine-Month Low On Anticipated BOJ Easing
Sprint Offers $2.1 Billion For Clearwire And Its Spectrum
Walmart, Kroger Among First-Round Bidders For Hostess Brands
Barcode Co-Creator Norman Woodland Dies, 91
US retail Sales Up 0.3% In November, But Department Store Sales Tumble
Wheat, Cattle Close Higher; Corn, Soybeans Dip
New Google Maps Boasts Big Improvements
CANUKUS Powers Refuse To Sign UN Internet Treaty
iPhone 5 Officially Goes On Sale In PRC
App Turns Video Clips Into Instant Movie Videos
Best Buy Joins Staples In Flogging Surface



SPORTS
Bengals Keep Pace In AFC Playoff Hunt, Bury Eagles 34-13

Bengals QB Andy Dalton gets sacked

It’s unanimous: Bengals didn’t win, Eagles gave it away


Josh Hamilton Signs With Angels For Five Years, $125 Million

Carmelo Anthony Injured As Knicks Beat Lakers 117-106

Dempster Reportedly Signs With BoSox For Two Years, $26.5 Million

Big East Hoops Breakaway On The Horizon?

Brazil’s Soccer Image Licked In The Shins With Violence-Marred Copa

Rutgers Suspends Hoops Coach Three Games For Bad Behavior

Plenty Of Laughs As Braylon Edwards Rejoins Jets

Duncan Fletcher Can’t Escape Criticism For India’s Disastrous Performance

Franchise-Based T20 League Coming To West Indies

MASN/TV Revenue Argument Update From The WaPo’s James Wagner



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis Secretly Engaged

Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde

Planning wedding in Kansas City

Liam Hemsworth Unleashes Beatdown In Street Brawl

L.A. Reid Not Returning For Third Season Of “X Factor”

LiLo Owes $16K For Storage Locker, Faces Auction

Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Get Far, Far Away For Her Birthday

Bon Jovi Ecstatic Over Golden Globe Nomination

Garrett Hedlund To Star In “Tron 3″

Jenni Rivera’s Remains Identified, Turned Over To Family

Baba Wawa Names David Petraeus Most Fascinating Man Of 2012

Daniel Radcliffe: Harry Blotto?

Amar’e Stoudemire Marries Longtime GF Alexis Welch In Secret Ceremony At Home

In Truth, Ravi Shankar Couldn’t Stand The Hippies



FOREIGNERS
Norks Mark Rocket Success With Huge Rally
IAEA Confident Of Nuclear Deal With Iran
Egyptians Speak Out On Constitutional Referendum
Knife-Wielding Man Slashes 22 Children In PRC’s Henan Province
Reuters Journalists Accuse Israeli Troops Of Assault
Brawl Erupts As Ukraine Parliament Tries To Pick Speaker
Israeli Foreign Minister Faces Indictment On Lesser Charges
LDP On Course To Win Majority In Japanese General Elections
Russian Protest Leader Navalny Faces New Charges
Thai Red Shirts Protest Leaders Go On Trial
Hmas Cry Of Victory Rings Hollow For Battered Civilians



BLOGS & STUFF
Allahpundit: Susan Rice Withdraws From SecState Consideration
AmSpecBlog: What Really Sank Susan Rice?
Weasel Zippers: Obama Likely To Nominate Anti-Israel RINO Chuck Hagel As SecDef
Israel Matzav: Bad News For Israel – Obama Wants Hagel At Defense
NR Online: Hagel For Defense?
John McCormick: Purge-Worthy?
Jawa Report: Democracy Win! Death Star Petition Reaches Critical Mass
NRO Corner: Some Spending In Sandy “Emergency” Bill Doesn’t Start Until 2018
Allahpundit: Cavuto Cuts Off Dem Rep When She Won’t Offer Any Spending To Cut
Glenn Reynolds: Where Big GOP Bucks Could Matter
Power Line: A Modest Proposal
NRO Agenda: Kate Zernike’s Unflattering Portrait Of Cory Booker


*Who apparently served in Vietnam.

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Comments

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I had to resort to a google search to confirm that Booker is actually a Democrat. Even his stupid wikipedia page only refers to him speaking at the Dem convention, or participating in Dem organizations. It never comes out and says he is, in fact, a democrat.

    What the heck is it with Dems not ever getting that fact in a report? Republicans always have an “(R)” right next to their name, or the word “Republican” right in front of it.

  • Finrod Felagund

    FYI, the Glenn Reynolds link to the NY Post article is messed up.

  • Wombat_socho

    Well, if they started doing that, we wouldn’t be able to play “Name That Party!” any more, would we?

  • Wombat_socho

    Fixed, thanks!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Heh. I like Smitty’s thing about putting a ‘D’ after your name. I may start doing that.

    Something like K-Bob (D-Reality).

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