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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 12.20.12

Posted on | December 20, 2012 | Comments Off

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
House GOP Plans Vote On Fiscal Cliff Plan B

President Obama and Speaker Boehner

Reid already committed to defeat bill in Senate; Obama promises veto


Park Geun-Hye Becomes ROK’s First Female President
Calls for reconciliation after tight race

Obama Names Philly Police Commissioner To Gun Violence Discussion Group
Commissioner Ramsey a long-time proponent of tighter gun-control laws



POLITICS
The Case For Colleen Hanabusa

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI)

Probably the most important being that she was the late Senator Inouye’s pick as his successor

Porked-Up Sandy Relief Bill Storms Into Senate

Obama Vows Fast Action In Push For Gun Control

Judge Robert Bork Dead At 85

Texas School District Attracts Attention For Armed Teacher Policy


Another Key Apple Patent Gets The Kibosh From Patent Office

Some Jerk From Chicago Named “Time” Person of The Year

Lame Duck Scott Brown Reverses Stance On Assault Weapon Ban

Senators Feinstein And McCain Condemn “Zero Dark Thirty”



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Rises On Diesel, Heating Oil Demand, Baseless Optimism Over Budget Talks: NYMEX $89.98, Brent $110.36
Bank Of Japan Loosens With Pledge To Address Inflation
Strike Looms At East Coast, Gulf Ports
Wall Street Falls As Budget Talks Sour, But Hope Remains
LIBOR Scandal May Have Cost Fannie And Freddie $3 Billion
GM To Buy Back 200 Million Shares From Treasury, Taxpayers Hosed Again
Fedex Earnings Fail To Deliver
IRS Commissioner Warns AMT Will Hit 100 Million Taxpayers If Not Patched
Videogame Maker THQ Files For Bankruptcy
US Expands Child Online Privacy Law To Cover Apps, Social Networks
Instagram, Facebook Stir Online Protests Over Privacy Policy Change
UK 4G Bidders Revealed
Tweet Archives Now Available On Twitter
Now Get Foursquare Recommendations From Facebook Friends
Windows 8, Blackberry 10 Won’t Win Any Smartphone Wars
Game Over: Thousands Of Sex Offenders Booted From Online Gaming Platforms



SPORTS
Clippers Thrash Hornets 93-77

Hornets center Robin Lopez, right, pulls in a rebound as the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan watches

Victory over New Orleans extends Clippers’ win streak to 11

Angels Trade Kendrys Morales To M’s For Left-Hander Jason Vargas

Paul Pierce Scores 40 To Snap Celtics’ Skid

Hawks Cough Up 41 To Durant As Thunder Rolls

Knicks Bury Nyets In Garden, 100-86

Jets Ready To Rid Themselves Of Sanchez; Could Vick Be His Replacement?

Harden Leads Rockets To Blowout Of Sixers

Rendon, Giolito Headline “Baseball America” Top Ten Nats Prospects List



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Snooki Says Her Wild Past “Isn’t Such A Big Deal”

Snooki Pollizzi and son Lorenzo

Settling happily into life as mom

Tim Tebow, Camilla Belle Break Up

Miley Cyrus Grabs Stripper’s Butt During Raunchy Birthday Celebration

Sam Donaldson Busted For Drunk Driving

Taylor Swift & Mom Stock Up On Holiday Munchies

LiLo Blames Clogged Trailer Toilet On “Scary Movie 5″ Producers

Ben Affleck Falls Out Of “Focus”

“Pumped Up Kicks” Yanked From LA Airwaves After Newtown Massacre

Rose MacGowan Cast In “Once Upon A Time” As Young Cora

Jessica Simpson Reveals Her Weight Watchers Body

Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Pilot Enlists “Nashville” Actress Chloe Bennet



FOREIGNERS
PRC Arrests Almost 1000 Doomsday Cult Members
Narendra Modi Set For Record Third Term In Gujarat, Bolsters PM Prospects
Banghazi Report Forces Resignation Of Four State Dept. Officials
Russia Moves Forward On Law To Ban US Adoption Of Russian Children
It’s The Beginning Of The End For Al Assad
UN Halts Vaccine Work In Pakistan After Two More Killings
Politics, Laws Weigh On Islamic Finance In India
Entwistle Payout Raises Questions About Judgment Of BBC Trust, Says MP
Angry Protests Continue In Delhi Over Gang Rape



BLOGS & STUFF
The Looking Spoon: The Boehner/Obama Joint Christmas Card
Allahpundit: Oh Well, Boehner’s Plan B Already DOA In The Senate
NRO Corner: Boehner’s Gambit
Power Line: The Real Hagel Record
Washington Free Beacon: Rejecting Chuck Hagel
NRO: Newtown Answers
American Power: The Post-Newtown Witch Hunt
Legal Insurrection: It Being Necessary To Cut Through The Second Amendment Blather Before We Lose Our Rights…
Moe Lane: Market Reacts Predictably To Gun Control Threats
Gateway Pundit: Wal-Mart Runs Out Of Semi-Automatic Rifles
Weasel Zippers: Obama Says Climate Change Will Be Among Top Three Second-Term Priorities
Protein Wisdom: Barber Shop Conversation About Newtown Shootings Ends In Shots Fired At Customer
Clayton Cramer: Nice Collection Of Videos About The Problem Of Mental Health Care
Twitchy: Gun Rights Advocates Furious As Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Gun Sales
NewsBusters: NYT Editorial Celebrates Sole Black Senator As “Token”, Human Equivalent Of Poll Tax
Lonely Conservative: NYT Calls Senator Tim Scott “Token”

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