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Posted on | January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Despite French Airstrikes, Jihadis Continue Advance In Mali

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

Shortage of ground troops makes defense problematic


Obama Weighs Executive Action On Guns
Nineteen possibilities for executive orders


Thousands Rally For Second Day In Islamabad
“Last chance to save Pakistan”?



POLITICS
NY Senate Passes Package Of Tougher Gun Laws

Adams calls for Congress to follow NY example, ban already-illegal assault rifles

Assembly expected to vote early today

Obama, GOP Issue Challenges On Debt Limit

Newtown Parents, Residents Form “Sandy Hook Promise” Group


Swartz’ Suicide Fuels MIT Probe, Petition To Fire Prosecutor

Military Suicides Hit Record High In 2012

Sandy Relief Bill Faces Big Test Today In House

California’s Independent Legislative Analyst Gives Jerry Brown Good Marks On Budget



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Up On Completion Of US Pipeline: NYMEX $94.05, Brent $111.79
UPS Drops Bid For TNT Express
Japan’s Nikkei Index Hits 32-Month High, Other Asian Markets Mixed
S&P 500 Drops As Apple Loss Offsets Dell Gain; Crops Lead Commodities Higher
Treasuries Gain For A Second Day On Debt Ceiling Impasse
Radio Shack Calls Off Mobile Venture With Target
USDA To Begin Offering Farm Microloans
Has Apple’s Innovation Engine Stalled?
“Red October” Cyberattack Found By Russian Researchers
Study: Smartphones Outpacing Tablets In Data Consumption
Homeland Security Still Advises Disabling Java, Even After Patch
PRC Adds 51 Million Internet Users In 2012
Uber Taxi-Hailing App Lands In DC
Amazon Instant Video Now Available On The Wii
Diablo 3 Patch Preview, Dueling Detailed



SPORTS
LeBron James’ Missteps Cost The Heat As Jazz Prevails

Miami’s LeBron James

Utah gets hot, contains late Miami rally for 104-97 win

Armstrong Admits Doping On Oprah

Clippers Win Without Chris Paul, Beat Grizzlies 99-73

USC Fires Hoops Coach O’Neill

Visnovsky A No-Show At Islanders Camp, Won’t Leave Russia’s Continental League

Bulls Shut Down Hawks In 97-58 Rout


Rajon Rondo Paces Celtics In Win Over Bobcats

Black Caps Capitulate On “Tour From Hell”

Where Have You Gone, Chris Marrero?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Brad Cooper: I’m Not Dating Jennifer Lawrence

Brad Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence

“I could literally be her father.”

Lindsay Lohan Fires Her Attorney

Jodie Foster: I’m Not Retiring, Speech Speaks For Itself


Britney Steps Out In “Love” Sweatshirt After Split

Matt Lauer Tells NBC Bosses To Release Ann Curry To CNN

Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller Expecting Baby #2

Zack Snyder Shoots Down “Star Wars” Development Rumors

Maggie Smith Returning To “Downton Abbey” For Season 4

Brazilian Waxing Makes Crab Louse Endangered Species



FOREIGNERS
France Seeks Arab Backing For Mali Campaign
Nick Clegg Warns PM On EU Referendum
Indian LGen Parnaik: Pakistan Always In Denial, Always Fabricating Things
19 Killed In Cairo Rail Accident
Afghans Want Village Police Trainers Out
Gang Rape Victim’s Mother Calls For Death Penalty
UN Human Rights Chief Calls For Investigation Of Norks
Snow Forces 3400 To Spend The Night At Tokyo Airport
Olmert Accuses Netanyahu Of Wasting Billions On “Security Delirium”



BLOGS & STUFF
Gateway Pundit: Obama White House Readies 19 Executive Orders On Gun Control
Jake Sullum: How False Urgency Creates Stupid Gun Laws
Rick Moran: Are Republicans Crazy, Or Just Irresponsible?
Power Line: Obama Plays Hardball On Debt Ceiling, But Can’t Escape His Past
Weekly Standard Blog: The Sophist
Questions And Observations: The Debt Ceiling – Orwell Just Missed It By A Few Years
Althouse: Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech Isn’t Nutty Or Incoherent
NRO Corner: Those New Gun-Control Polls
Ed Driscoll: You Kids Are So Damn Screwed
Patterico: WSJ On The Swartz Plea Bargain
Protein Wisdom: Mark Levin Reacts To Obama Presser – “We Have An Imperial President”
Weasel Zippers: Rep. Stockman Threatens Obama Impeachment Over Guns

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