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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 12.21.12

Posted on | December 21, 2012 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Boehner Cancels Plan B Vote In Face Of Conservative Revolt

Speaker of the House John Boehner

NYT misses opportunity to blame Norquist, Tea Party for this

Putin Defends Russian Syria Policy
Condemns US for toppling Qaddafi and leaving Libya in chaos

Cory Booker Explores 2014 Senate Run
Not eager to tangle with popular Christie for governor’s chair



POLITICS
Defense Bill Emerges From Conference Committee, Draws Varied Reactions

Look! A helicopter!

Bipartisan agreement between Senate and House likely to be signed by Obama despite grumbling and threats

Indicted State Chemist’s E-Mails Reveal Close Personal Ties To Prosecutors

Judge Hears Arguments, Defers Judgment On Oakland Pot Dispensary Case


Jake Tapper Moves To CNN As Washington Bureau Chief

Marine Pleads Guilty To Urinating On Taliban Corpse

Anti-NRA Campaigners Go After Hotels Offering NRA Member Discounts

Sen. Ayotte Expresses Concern With Hagel’s Positions On Iran, Israel

Congressmen Call For National Travel Boycott Of Mexico Over Jailed Marine



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Drops As Fiscal Cliff Optimism Fades: NYMEX $89.41, Brent $109.78
NYSE Agrees To Sell Itself To Futures Exchange ICE
Wishing On A Weak Yen Seen As LDP Returns To Power In Japan
Third Quarter GDP Revised Up As Jobless Claims Increase
S&P Downgrades Cyprus On Default Fears
Parliamentary Commission Calls From Breakup Of UK Banks
Existing Home Sales Jump To Three-Year High
Moody’s Warns It May Join S&P In Downgrading US
Nokia, RIM Settle Wi-Fi Patent Dispute
Instagram Does An About-Face
Apple Kills A Kickstarter Project
Facebook Testing Pay-To-Message Feature
Google Sells Motorola Set-Top Box Business For $2.35 Billion
Brazilian “iphone” Runs Android
FCC Approves AT&T 4G Spectrum Grab



SPORTS
NHL Moves Closer To Cancelling Season

Deputy NHL commissioner Bill Daly

But…but…Bill Daly tells Hockey Night In Canada Radio there’s going to be a season!

Quick Start Helps LeBron James, Heat Put Mavericks Away Early

Jabari Parker Picks Duke

BYU Rides Defense To Win In Poinsettia Bowl

Rangers Sign A.J. Pierczynski To One-Year Deal


Hickson Scores 18 Points With 18 Rebounds As Blazers Beat Nuggets 101-93

Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson: Four Years, $52 Million

Tom Gorzelanny Signs Two-Year Deal With Brewers



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
LeAnn Rimes Sings On “X Factor” Despite Illness

LeAnn Rimes

Sick, or drunk?

Former Olympian Admits To Double Life As $600/Hour Call Girl

Simon Cowell Confirms He’s Dating Carmen Electra

Five Things You Don’t Know About Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo

Justin Bieber Threatened With Philippines Ban After Ridiculing Manny Pacquiao

Unspeakable Armenian Complains Instagram’s New Policy Could Destroy Her “Career”

Katherine Heigl Excited Over Adoption Of Daughter Adelaide

Rapper Fat Joe Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion Charges



FOREIGNERS
Vladimir Putin Holds Marathon Annual Press Conference
Egypt’s Chief Prosecutor Retracts His Resignation
Jordan Warns Jihadis Are Hijacking Syrian Revolution; Israel, Jordan Could Be Next Targets
Narendra Modi To Be Sworn In As Gujarat Chief Minister On Boxing Day
UN Sanctions Two Iranian Companies For Running Guns To Syria
UNSC Authorizes Intervention Against Malian Jihadis
PRC Ships Enter Disputed Waters For First Time Since LDP Regains Power In Japan
As Election Nears, Likud Party Revels In UN, US Censure Of Settlements



BLOGS & STUFF
Doug Powers: Taxpayers Will Lose Around $14 Billion In Selloff Of GM Stock
Weekly Standard Blog: Harry Reid’s Plain On The Fiscal Cliff – “We Are Not Going To Do Anything”
Power Line: Plan B Fails; GOP Moves Closer To Political Cliff
Lonely Conservative: Millionaire Tax Portion Of Plan B Shelved For Lack Of Support From GOP
NRO Corner: Gays, Cuban-Americans, Hezbollah Victims – Everybody Hates Chuck Hagel
Alan Dershowitz: Hagel – The Wrong Man
Gateway Pundit: Former SC Governor Mark Sanford Plans Run For House, May Face Ex-Wife In Primary
Jihad Watch: Muslim Neighbors Of Toulouse Mass Murderer Acclaim Him As “Hero, A Martyr Of Islam”
American Thinker: New Political Reality – Independents No Longer Decide National Elections
Protein Wisdom: Ann Coulter Makes Herself Useful
NRO Corner: Maple Syrup Mystery Solved


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