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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.16.13

Posted on | January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
French, Malian Troops Go On The Offensive

French troops arrive at Bamako

French commit 2500 troops to Mali

Obama Gun Proposal To Look Beyond Mass Shootings
“Comprehensive approach” = more laws that already don’t solve the problem

Top Japanese Airlines Ground Boeing Dreamliners After Emergency
Battery problem latest in a string of teething troubles for high-tech airliner



POLITICS
Sweeping Limits On Guns Become Law In New York

NY Assemblyman Joe Lentol answers questions about his gun-control bill

NRA, GOP condemn bill as mere pandering to Cuomo’s presidential aspirations

Maryland’s O’Malley Plays “Me Too”, Readies Tough Package Of Gun Laws For Maryland

Sandy Funding Passes House; Offsetting Spending Cut Amendments Defeated

Senator Inhofe Opposes Hagel Nomination

Supremes Rule Floridian’s Floating House Is Not A Boat

Rep. Zoe Lofgren Introduces “Aaron’s Law” To Amend Computer Fraud And Abuse Act In Memory Of Aaron Swartz

Treasury To Tap Civil Service Retirement Funds In Latest Debt-Ceiling Move

Washington GOP Chair Urges Support For Defecting Democrat Senators; Defectors Will Give GOP Control Of State Senate For First Time In 8 Years



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Slides On Soft Demand: NYMEX $93.43, Brent $110.52
Japan Stocks Fall As Rising Yen Outweighs Machine Orders
Fitch Warns Of US Downgrade Over Debt Fight
Dell Buyout Could Be Announced Within Two Weeks
Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Stepping Down As CEO
Walmart Pledges To Hire Vets, Buy American
Facebook Unveils New Search Tool
Microsoft To Give Free TV Ad To Top-Voted WinPhone8 App
OkCupid Wants To Send You On A Crazy Blind Date
Apple Shares Tank On Weak iPhone 5 Sales Report
Five Notable New Features In Fedora Linux 18 “Spherical Cow”
Disney’s Biggest Stars Join Forces For Skylanders-Style Gaming Mashup
iPhone Tops Among Potential Buyers, But Samsung Surging
Oracle Patches Java, But Concerns Remain
Phone Tracking Tool Leads Authorities To Wrong Home – Constantly
Blackberry 10: The Underdog Is Coming After Windows Phone



SPORTS
Unranked Badgers Stun #2 Hoosiers, Take Over First Place In Big Ten

Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson drives to the basket against the Hoosiers

Wisconsin holds off Indiana for 64-59 win

Nyets Win Seventh Straight Against Raptors, 113-106

Mike McCoy Moves From OC Of Broncos To Chargers Coach

Knicks Recording Trash Talk To Protect Own Players

Rockets Can’t Recover From Third Quarter Collapse, Fall To Clippers 117-109

Hornets Come Out Shooting, Beat Sixers 111-99

Livestrong, Sporting KC Divorce Could Get Ugly

Ryder Plans Return To International Cricket, Even As Warnings Sound That NZ Could Be Shunned

Nationals Are All-In For 2013: Closer Rafael Soriano Inked



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Megan Fox Saves Herself

Megan Fox

Interview starts with crappy Aztec analogy and goes downhill from there

Taylor Swift Wants To Hook Up With Bradley Cooper – Who’s Just Not Interested

Jessica Simpson To Star In Semi-Autobiographical NBC Comedy


Lindsay Lohan Pleads Not Guilty – Shawn Holley To The Rescue

Amanda Bynes Gets Pierced

Elton John Welcomes Second Son

Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” Cancelled After Four Seasons

Charlie Sheen’s Going To Be A Grandpa!

Danica Patrick Files For Divorce

Oxygen Cancels Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies’ Mamas” Reality Show



FOREIGNERS
Mali’s Jihadis Dig In And Blend In For A Long War
Pakistani Supreme Court Orders Arrest Of Prime Minister In Bribery Case
Iran: Fatwa Against Nuclear Weapons Is Binding
PM Singh Says “No Business As Usual” With Pakistan
British Airlines Employee Wins Right To Wear Crucifix At Work From European Court Of Human Rights
“Canadian Society Is Our Heaven”: Imam Qadri Touts Islam, Democracy, Tim Hortons
Memories Of Its Own Civil War Damp Lebanon’s Desire To Help Syrian Refugees
US Downplays Report That Syria Used Chemical Weapons



BLOGS & STUFF
Weasel Zippers: NRA Ad Calls Obama An “Elitist Hypocrite”
Rush Limbaugh: GOP Doesn’t Have The Will To Stand Up To Obama On The Debt Limit
Beltway Confidential: The Only Times Obama’s Agreed To Cut Spending Are In Times Of Crisis
Atlas Shrugs: NY Punishes Law-Abiding Citizens – Cuomo Signs Nation’s Most Punitive Gun Legislation Into Law
Neo-Neocon: The Conspiracists Tackle Newtown
Viking Pundit: No More Hope & Change
Jim Treacher: Best Smoothie Bar In The World Charges Liberals $1 Extra
Pejman Yousefzadeh: The Empire Strikes Back
Allahpundit: State Department Investigation Confirms Assad Used Chemical Weapons Last Month
Power Line: Let’s Not Hand The Chinese Our Advanced Battery Technology
Israel Matzav: Obama Patronizes Israel (Again) And Threatens Too
Protein Wisdom: New Yorkers Who Own Three Or More Guns Now Felons

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