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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.18.12

Posted on | December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
President Makes New Proposal To Narrow Gap On Cliff

Speaker Boehner walks back to his office after a meeting with the President

Obama’s proposal calls for $1.2 trillion in increased revenue, $1.2 trillion in spending cuts

Chief Nanny Bloomberg Appeals Again For More Gun Control
No indication Obama is listening

South Africa’s Zuma Faces Challenge For ANC Leadership
Deputy President Motlanthe aspires to Chairman’s post



POLITICS
Medal Of Honor-Winning Hero, Senator: Daniel Inouye Dies, 88

Senator Daniel K. Inouye, 1924-2012, RIP

Won Medal of Honor with legendary 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WW2; became Hawaii’s first Congressman and senior Senator

Former Massachusetts State Chemist Indicted

Pennsylvania, NJ Dems Call For Stricter Gun Control

Governor Haley Picks Rep. Tim Scott To Fill DeMint Seat In Senate

Obama Expected To Nominate Kerry To Succeed Clinton As SecState

Fort Hood Suspect To Appear In Court For Hearing

Hagel Draws Fire For His Position On Israel



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Remains Below $87 As US Fiscal Concerns Drag On; NYMEX $86.66, Brent $107.82
Stocks Advance With Commodities On Signs Of US Budget Progress
Morgan Stanley Fined $5 Million Over Facebook IPO
Farmers Worry About Dairy Prices As Deadline Nears, And Obsolete 1949 Ag Act Provisions May Be Revived
McDonald’s Might Be Open This Christmas
Clearwire Accepts Sprint Bid At $2.97/Share
Too Big To Jail? Critics Question Why Bank Execs Don’t Face Money Laundering Charges
Judge Denies Apple Request To Ban Samsung Phones
Celebrity Hacker Gets Ten Years For E-Mail Hack
Facebook Takes On Foursquare And Yelp With “Nearby”
IBM Predicts Computers That Embrace The Five Senses
Google, FTC Near Deal To End Probe
If Hulu’s Still For Sale, The Price Just Went Up



SPORTS
Titans’ Defense Delivers In 14-10 Win Over Jets

Jets QB Tim Tebow gets sacked by Titans LB Zach Brown

Tennessee’s defense forces five turnovers from Sanchez, sacks Tebow once

Linsanity Returns To The Garden

Cy Ya Later: Mets Trade R.A. Dickey To The Blue Jays

Red Wings’ Cleary: Nearly Everyone Will Vote To Disband NHLPA

Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew To One-Year Deal

Grizzlies Overcome Slow Start To Beat Bulls

Giants Sign Reliever Casilla To Three-Year Extension

Australian Quicks Secure Dramatic Test Win



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
It’s Official: Zooey Deschanel Divorced

Zooey Deschanel and ex-husband Ben Gibbard

Both waived claims for spousal support

Brooke Mueller Out Of Rehab

NBC Honchos Considering Jimmy Fallon To Take Over “Tonight Show”

Channing And Jenna Dewan-Tatum Expecting First Child

New Questions Surrounding Amy Winehouse’s Death

Ricky Gervais In Talks To Star In “Muppets” Sequel

TLC Delays “Best Funeral Ever” In Wake Of School Shootings

Britney To Bow Out Of “X Factor”?

Universal Sets “Skyfall” Scribes To Work On “Kojak” For Vin Diesel



FOREIGNERS
Reform-Minded PRC Shuns Stimulus
Speculation On Bashar Assad Exit Grows As VP Says Loyalists Can’t Win
Overwhelming Majority Of Diet Members Support Amending Japan’s Constitution To Allow Collective Defense
Park Geun-Hye On Verge Of Becoming ROK’s First Female President
PRC Detains 101 For Spreading Mayan Doomsday Rumors
Israel Approves East Jerusalem Settlement Construction
Cleanup Begins After Tornado Devastates Fiji
Berlusconi’s Love Life Lost In Translation



BLOGS & STUFF
Valley Of The Shadow: In The Crosshairs Of Stereotypes – Mental Illness, Being Goth, And Being Republican
Allahpundit: Obama Concedes On New, Higher Income Thresholds For Tax Hikes
Weasel Zippers: Obama Makes Fiscal Cliff Counteroffer
NRO Corner: Obama’s Counteroffer
Megan McArdle: There’s Little We Can Do To Prevent Another Massacre
Joanne Jacobs: “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”
Doug Powers: Senator Dukakis? That’s A No
Twitchy: University Of North Alabama Boots Football Player For Racist Tweet About Obama
Gateway Pundit: St. Louis County Police Chief Says Arm The Teachers
Protein Wisdom: Going On The Offensive
Atlas Shrugs: US Ambassador Tells Georgia To Vote For A “Palestinian” State
Jawa Report: Fate Of Hostage Journalist In Syria Unknown
Larry Pratt: Eliminate “Gun-Free Zone” Regulations

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    Re: Former Mass. state chemist indicted

    If ya can’t trust the government… Oh, wait.