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Posted on | January 4, 2013 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Boehner Barely Survives As Speaker

House Minority Leader Pelosi yields the gavel to reelected Speaker of the House Boehner

Ten Republicans withhold votes, cutting margin to three; Pelosi also suffers five defections

Disputes Brewing If Chavez Too Sick To Attend Own Inauguration
Venezuelan government says president suffering from severe lung infection

Argentina Reasserts Claims To Falklands
President Kirchner releases letter calling on UK to obey UN resolutions, talk about islands’ sovereignty



POLITICS
First Faux-Indian Senator Sworn In As 113th Congress Convenes

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes the oath of office

Some moron from a family of drunks, politicians and rapists (BIRM) also sworn in

MSNBC Wets Itself Over “Diversity” Of 113th Congress

IL Senate Democrats Wave White Flag On Gay Marriage, Gun Control Bills

Feds Approve Health Insurance Exchanges In Seven More States

First Hindu Congresswoman Takes Oath On Bhagavad Gita

Senator Mark Kirk Makes Dramatic Return After Stroke

Boehner Says No More One-On-One Meetings With Obama

Administration Delivers Delayed Regulatory Agenda; Could Cost $123 Billion To Implement



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Slip On Profit Taking After Fiscal Cliff Rally: NYMEX $92.92, Brent $112.14
Google Beats The Rap
ADP Estimates 215,000 Jobs Created In December
Welcome To The Fiscal Farce
Nordstrom, Costco Report Higher December Sales
Stocks Drop After Fed Signals End To Bond Buys
Spam Canner Hormel Buys Skippy Peanut Butter From Unilever
Can Waze Save Apple Maps?
Samsung Still Rules US Mobile Market
LG, Panasonic, Sony TVs Will Use Android Phones As Remotes
Sprint Set To Unleash Prepaid Service This Month
Snapchat’s Vanishing Photos: The Latest Photo Sharing App
Minecraft Achieves 5 Million XBox Downloads, 17.5 Million Total



SPORTS
Ducks Run Past Wildcats At Fiesta Bowl

Ducks RB De’Anthony Thomas returns the opening kickoff 94 yards for a TD

And then they ran up the score to 35-17 over Kansas State

McNabb Says Eagles Shouldn’t Hire Kelly (Video)

Knicks Steamroll Spurs 100-83

Andy Reid, KC Chiefs Nearing Deal

Penn State’s O’Brien Stays Put After Interview With Browns

New Day, Same News In NHL Lockout Talks

Even Sergio Romo Gets Hosed By The TSA

Murray Chass To Give Up Hall Of Fame Ballot After One Last Dumb Vote

Unsigned Kyle Lohse Hasn’t Talked To Cardinals In Months



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jenny Craig, Medifast Uninterested In Unspeakable Armenian As Spokesthing

Unspeakable Armenian: REJECTED

Jenny Craig looking to promote “real weight loss for real women”. ‘Nuff said.

Kelly Clarkson: Weight Loss Is For Love

Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Split Again

Bethenny Frankel Still Living With Jason Hoppy After Legal Separation

Frank Ocean Busted For Weed On The Go, Driver’s License Confiscated

Lindsay Lohan Paid $100K To Party At Posh London Gala On New Year’s Eve

Britney Spears Working On Next Album

Blacks Turn Out In Force For Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”



FOREIGNERS
Former Delhi Policewoman Says Criticism Of Police In Gang Rape Case Well Deserved
Delhi Rapists Charged With Kidnapping, Rape And Murder; Police Will Seek Death Penalty
State Department Warns Richardson, Schmidt Not To Visit North Korea
Morsi Aide Rapped Over Call For Jews To Return
Suspect In NY Subway Bomb Plot To Be Extradited From UK To US
Malala Yousafzai’s Father Given Consulate Post In Birmingham; Family To Stay In UK
Mexican Troops Kill Twelve In Zacatecas Gunfight
Rebels Threaten To Quit Congo Talks
It’s Cash Only At The Vatican After Bank Of Italy Cuts Off Credit Card Processing



BLOGS & STUFF
Power Line: Better Late Than Never – Boehner Swears Off Secret Deals
Hit & Run: Boehner Re-Elected Speaker But Loses Libertarians’ Votes
Just One Minute: Kevin Drum On Lead And Crime
Hot Air: Pelosi Tells GOP “You Really Ought To Take Back Your Party”
Fred Barnes: The President Who Wants It All
Via Meadia: US Electricity Use Falls As Economy Greens
Bryan Preston: Are Women No Longer Allowed To Fight In Al Jazeera’s “War Room”?
Media Decoder: Time Warner Cable Says They’ll Keep Open Mind On Reinstating Al Jazeera (Formerly Current TV)
Sense Of Events: Americans Are “Liberal-tarian”
Breitbart: FBI – More People Killed With Hammers, Clubs Each Year Than Rifles
Gateway Pundit: Former Dem NYC Mayor Candidate Mark Green Equates Gun Owners To Child Molesters
Israel Matzav: “Unprecedented Support For Israel,” My Tuchus
American Power: Online Pay Models In 2013
NRO Corner: Clinton Adviser Rips Fox News Producer For “Asinine” Question

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  • http://alanye.com/ Dai Alanye

    Regarding the Hindu with the Bhagavad Gita, as a Saxon-American I’m thinking of running for Congress in order to swear my oath on a copy of Beowulf.

  • http://twitter.com/ilovegrover Thane_Eichenauer

    “State Department Warns Richardson, Schmidt Not To Visit North Korea”

    Just because the US Government has (a reasonable) beef with North Korea is no reason why former government officials and business officials should not. While I admit the possibility is unlikely it is possible that private individuals might just manage to inspire an interest in freedom where the officials representatives of the US government have not.

  • http://twitter.com/ilovegrover Thane_Eichenauer

    Perhaps someone can convince Penn Jillette to run for congress. He could swear (and how) his oath on a copy of “God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales”.

  • Wombat_socho

    I’d give him an hour on the floor of the House (max) before he went Preston Brooks on some half-senile idiot.

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