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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.23.13

Posted on | January 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Likud/Israel Beitanu List Wins; Let The Arithmetic Begin

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Coalition wins 31 seats in Knesset; maneuvers begin with invite to Shas
Final Israeli election results
Yeir Lapid Leaps From Obscurity to Power Broker As Head Of New Yesh Atid Party

Obama Won’t Oppose House GOP Plan To Suspend Debt Limit
Proposal removes limit through May 18

President’s Lofty Inaugural Ideals Run Smack Into Reality
White House struggles to explain how sweeping rhetoric on climate change, gay rights gets translated into specific action



POLITICS
GOP Insists Tying Members’ Pay To Budget Is Constitutional, Will Force Vote Today

Speaker John Boehner

Rep. Dave Camp’s bill would withhold pay from Senate until they pass a budget

New Documents Cast Shadow On Legacy Of LA’s Cardinal Mahony

Hasidic Counselor Gets 103 Years In Abuse Case

Mistakes Raise Questions On Texas’ Women’s Health Program

Marco Rubio Blasts Roe v. Wade As “Blatant Judicial Activism”

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk Quits

Senator Lautenberg Calls Mayor Booker “Misbehaving Child”

Cuomo Proposes $143 Billion Budget For New York

General Allen Cleared In Petraeus E-Mail Case



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Surges On Optimism About Global Economy: NYMEX $96.57, Brent $112.18
Asian Stocks Mostly Lower As Japan Skids
Banks, Commodity Stocks Boost S&P 500 To Five-Year High
Microsoft Joins Effort To Take Dell Private
Prosecutor Asks 50 Years For Peregrine’s Wasendorf
Software Growth Boosts IBM’s 4Q Earnings
Walmart Toughens Supplier Policies
Bethesda Opens Beta Signups For “Elder Scrolls” MMO
Apple’s iPhones Top-Selling Smartphones In 4Q 2012
DARPA Takes Aim At Space Junk
Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 8 Tablet For Mobile World Conference
Keon And Peak: First Firefox OS Phones Revealed
AT&T Buys Alltel’s Retail Wireless Operations
Intel’s Desktop Motherboard Operation To Shut Down Within Five Years



SPORTS
Jerry Rice Sides With Tim Brown In Super Bowl Sabotage Claim

Brown and Rice during media day before Super Bowl XXXVII

Wide receivers claim Oakland’s coach Callahan threw the game for his old boss Gruden

Brodeur Notches 120th Shutout As Devils Sink Flyers 3-0

NFL Lifts Saints Coach Payton’s Suspension

Backstrom’s Turnover Leads To Wild’s First Loss

“Kyrie Irving Happened”: Celtics Fall To Cavs 95-90

Power Play Fizzles As Wings Lose 2-1 To Stars

Jets Turn Into Juggernauts Against Capitals, Win 4-2

Former Players Urge Hall Of Fame To Add Marvin Miller

Former Nationals OF Elijah Dukes Arrested For Failure To Appear In Court



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Beyonce Lip-Synched At The Inauguration

Beyonce Knowles pretending to sing at the Inaugural

Kelly Clarkson, on the other hand, sang.

Shakira: It’s A Boy!

ABC Yanks “Apartment 23″, Doubles Up On “Happy Endings”

Lindsay Lohan Rejects Massive Offer From “Dancing With The Stars”

Daniel Gilles Set As Lead In “Vampire Diaries” Spinoff

Brandi Glanville Calls LeAnn Rimes “Insane”, Rimes Gets Nasty Right Back

New Kids On The Block Hit The Road With 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men

Bill Hader To Reprise David Hasselhoff Role In “Baywatch” Movie

“Boy Meets World” Spinoff Could Bring Back “Saved By The Bell”



FOREIGNERS
UN Security Council Slams Norks, Tightens Sanctions
Netanyahu Touts “Broadest Coalition Possible”
Start Of Something Big? Russia Pulls 100 Citizens From Syria
Nations Join Mali Effort To Reclaim Timbuktu
Algeria Defends Its Tough Response To Hostage Crisis
How “Le Pong” Engulfed Kent And Sussex
Polls Open In Jordanian Parliamentary Election
Cameron’s EU Referendum Pledge Is Testament To Power Of UKIP
India: It’s Time UN Observers Left Kashmir



BLOGS & STUFF
Weekly Standard Blog: Reid – Filibuster Rule Change Coming Later This Month
Ed Driscoll: This Is Going To End Well
Bryan Preston: Left Scolds Golfer Phil Mickelson – You’re Lucky To Pay So Much In Taxes!
Robert Tracinski: Barack Obama Is Boring
Gateway Pundit: Missouri Sheriffs Pledge Not To Enforce Obama’s Gun Laws
The Hill: Paul Ryan Accuses President Of Punting On Debt Crisis
Lonely Conservative: American F-16′s Headed For Muslim Brotherhood’s Egypt
NRO Media Blog: NBC/WSJ Poll Misleads On Roe V. Wade
American Thinker: Media Trumpets Poll That Shows Majority Wants To Keep Roe V. Wade – Whatever That Is
Weasel Zippers: More People Watched W’s Second Inauguration Than Obama’s
The Crawdad Hole: You Can’t Argue With A Bigot
The Lid: James Taylor On Guns – “Americans Need To Make Some Sacrifice[s] To Our Freedoms”
Legal Insurrection: Veteran Stands Up For Second Amendment At Chicago Anti-Gun Forum
Samizdata: Sir David Attenborough Would Like Us To Die Soon (Sort Of)
Protein Wisdom: In The Midst Of Texas School Shooting, CNN Reporter Trolls Twitter Users For Photos


Yesterday I misidentified Prince Harry as the Prince of Wales. This title is actually held by his dipstick father, Prince Charles. No doubt I was indulging in some unconscious wishful thinking. Carry on.

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