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Posted on | January 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Graham: Delay Brennan Confirmation Until Benghazi Questions Answered

John Brennan, nominee for CIA director

Banks’ Mortgage Settlement Draws Skepticism
Consumer advocates question effectiveness of $8.5 billion settlement

Jack Lew For Treasury?
Obama’s chief of staff proposed as Geithner’s successor



POLITICS
Immigration Enforcement Spending Tops FBI, ATF

ICE agents lead an illegal off to custody

Report shows spending on ICE outstrips all other Federal law enforcement agencies combined

Former DHS Boss Tom Ridge Says Hagel A Good Choice

Nanny Bloomberg Working With Biden’s Gun Control Task Force

Supremes To Hear Gay Marriage Cases In March

Eleven States Get Failing Grades From School Reform Group

Gun-Free Zones: A Dangerous Place To Be

Hillary Clinton Back At Work

Piers Morgan, Alex Jones Face Off



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Retreats Amid Weak US Demand: NYMEX $92.98, Brent $111.01
Sears CEO Stepping Down
PRC Commodity Imports Seen Rising As Economy Revs Up
Euro Rises Against Dollar After Japanese Finance Minister Comments
PRC’s Chicken Provider Probe Presents Problems For KFC
Massachusetts AG Coakley Fines National Grid For Payroll Woes
Samsung Estimates Record-Breaking $8.3 Billion Profit
Panel Proposes Dissolving/Privatizing LI Power Authority
Qualcomm CEO Details A “Born Mobile” World At CES
Intel At CES: More Performance, Less Power, And X86 Everywhere
Sony Uses Studio To Press Ultra-HD Advantage
Tegra 4, Gaming Dominate Nvidia’s 2013 Plans
AT&T Expands To Home Security
Huawei Jumps Into Phablet Race With Ascend Mate



SPORTS
Crimson Tide Routs Fighting Irish For Third National Championship

Coach Saban hoists third BCS trophy in four years

Alabama crushes Notre Dame 42-14, and it wasn’t even that close

Knicks Getting Rep For Thin Skin After 102-96 Loss To Celtics

RGIII May Have Torn Ligaments

Lakers Lose Howard, Gasol Indefinitely To Injuries

Lance Berkman Signs One-Year, $11 Million Deal To DH For Rangers

Bucks, Skiles Part Ways

Wizards Pull Off Shocking Upset Of Thunder, 101-99

Adam LaRoche Non-Update #8: Mandatory Weekly Update



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Split?

Taylor Swift sails off to the airport

Couple calls it quits in Virgin Islands

Lindsay Lohan Dodges Legal Bullet Again

Baby On The Way For Jensen Ackles

Dina Lohan’s Shocking Abuse Allegations

Al Roker Admits Pooping Himself At The White House

Bethenny Frankel Demands Child Support

Heidi Klum: The Heidi Chronicles

Ryan Lochte Gets E! Reality Series

Guillermo Del Toro Turned Down Shot At Directing “Star Wars VII”



FOREIGNERS
Google’s Schmidt Kicks Off Tour Of North Korea
Chicoms Challenge Censorship With Strike, Protest
Delhi Gang Rape Case: Court Met In Secret, But All Of India Was Watching
Ghana Inauguration Proceeds While Opposition Pursues Legal Appeals
Pope Asks World To Intervene In Syrian Conflict
Japan Summons PRC Ambassador Over Senkaku Dispute
Karzai To Visit Obama On Friday
PRC Hints At Ending Gulags
Constitutional Fight Over Chavez Status Intensifies
Berlusconi Joins Center-Right Coalition For Italy’s Next Election
Coptic Christmas In America Marred By Concerns Over Those Left Behind In Egypt



BLOGS & STUFF
Allahpundit: Chuck Hagel – America’s New Drone Czar?
Weasel Zippers: Hagel Claims “Not One Shred Of Evidence I’m Anti-Israel”
Bill Kristol: Panic Among The Hagelians
Israel Matzav: Reactions To Hagel Nomination Fast & Furious
AEIdeas: Eight Questions For Chuck Hagel
JustOneMinute: The Trillion Dollar Question
Power Line: Krugman’s Trillion-Dollar Fantasy
Marginal Revolution: Should We Mint The Platinum Coin?
Ed Driscoll: Like A Hurricane
Sense Of Events: Football Hillary Caption Contest
IBD: Hugo Chavez Hit By Cuba’s Surgical Strike
Gateway Pundit: Crowd Laughs As Chicago Teachers Union President Rants About Killing The Rich
Legal Insurrection: There’s A Psychological Term For What The Journal-News Is Doing

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