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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.02.13

Posted on | January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
House Approves Fiscal Cliff “Compromise”

Republicans oppose bill 85-151; Democrats push it through 172-16
When will we ever get spending cuts?

Great Successor Calls For Better Living Standards & Weapons For Norks
Lotsa luck with that, chubby.

France’s Hollande Vows To Revive Supertax
Still plans to raise top rate after 75% tax struck down on technical grounds



POLITICS
Minimum Wage Gap Between States Grows Wider

A fistful of dollars, not coming to a paycheck near you

Washington State went to $9.19/hour yesterday, other states also bump minimum wages

Maine Says F. Lee Bailey Too Crooked To Practice Law

Colorado Pot Clubs Celebrate The New Year With Newly Legal Weed

Pennsylvania Governor To Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Chicago’s Cardinal George Opposes Proposed Gay Marriage Bill

Alaska Senators Join Chorus Of Pols Rejecting Congressional Pay Raise

SecState Clinton Getting Blood Thinners To Dissolve Clot

Drilling Rig Grounded On Kodiak Island Provokes Usual Chorus Of Whining About Arctic Drilling



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Rises To Two-Month High On Fiscal Cliff Optimism; NYMEX $91.81, Brent $111.11
Asian Stocks Rise, Yen Sinks As US Passes Budget Deal
Singapore Avoids Recession With Q4 Growth
Tribune Company Exits Bankruptcy
Lights Go Out On 75-Watt Bulbs
AA Flight Attendants Poised To Approve US Air Merger Plan
Game Over: Zynga Shuts Down PetVille, Ten Other Games
iPhone 6, iOS 7 Start Showing Up In Usage Logs
Intel To Unveil Set-Top Box, TV Service At CES
Open WebOS Ported To The Nexus 7 Gives Us The Touchpad Go That Might Have Been
Wary Of Instagram-Like Backlash, Foursquare makes Privacy Tweaks



SPORTS
Nuggets End Clippers’ Win Streak At 17

Denver forward Danilo Gallinari knocks the ball loose from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan

Swarming defense key to a 92-78 win for Denver

#13 Seminoles Beat NIU 31-10 In Orange Bowl

Rays Avoid Arbitration, Sign David Price To One Year/$10 Million

Stanford Wins Rose Bowl, Beats Badgers 20-14

Blazers Spoil Stoudemire’s Debut, Beat Knicks 105-100

Andy Reid: Fired By Eagles, Hired By Cardinals?

NHL Lockout: Neither Side Saying Much, But There Appears To be Progress

Pistons Hold Off Kings 103-97 For Third Straight Win

Jets Fire GM Tannenbaum, Keep Coach Ryan



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Scarlett Johansson On Marriage

Scarlett Johansson

“It isn’t important. I’m not having kids any time soon.”

Unspeakable Armenian Not Suffering From Morning Sickness
The rest of us are nauseous enough, thanks

Paparazzo Killed In Hit & Run While Trying To Snap Bieber’s Ferrari

Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris Tie The Knot


Strictly Hush-Hush: Len Goodman Gets Married Again

Jennifer Lawrence: Addicted To Junk Food & Reality TV

Ryan Seacrest: Hosting New Year’s Eve Without Dick Clark “Surreal”



FOREIGNERS
Thousands March Against Hong Kong Leader C.Y. Leung
61 Killed In Ivory Coast New Year’s Stampede
Venezuelans On Edge Amid Shifting Signals On Chavez’ Condition
Israel Eases Some Restrictions On Gaza
NYT Reporter Denied Visa, Kicked Out Of PRC
Teenage Indian Student Busted By Singapore Cops After Bomb Threat
Is India’s Government Serious About Amending Rape Laws?



BLOGS & STUFF
Gateway Pundit: Fiscal Cliff Deal Actually Adds $4 Trillion To National Debt
Protein Wisdom: Define “Postmodern Compromise”
ZeroHedge: Putting America’s Tax Hike In Perspective
NRO Corner: It’s Not Gridlock, It’s Collapse – Our Crisis Is Political, Not Economic
Legal Insurrection: Group Claims To Have Hacked Subscriber Database Of NY Newspaper That Published Gun Owner Map
Weasel Zippers: Assploding Irony – Journal News Hires Armed Security Guards After Publishing Map Of Gun Owners
Power Line: An Optimistic Take On The Cliff Deal
Breitbart: Hollywood Gets Tax Incentive Extension
NewsBusters: Michael Moore’s New Year’s Resolution
Ed Driscoll: CNN Rings In The New Year
JustOneMinute: Obamacare – The War On Marriage Continues

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Scarlet Johansson is right. If she is not having kids, why would marriage be important?