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Posted on | January 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
FBI Raids Menendez Donor’s Office

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

HHS IG also on scene; possible Medicaid/Medicare fraud by Dr. Melgen?
Senator Menendez Denies Prostitution Allegations

Georgia Declares State Of Emergency After Deadly Storms Sweep Through Midwest, Southern States
Two dead, dozens injured, thousands without power

Witnesses At Senate Hearing Tangle Over Background Checks
Feinstein whines that she’ll hold own hearing after gun supporter witnesses in the majority at yesterday’s hearing



POLITICS
Another Chicago Gun Control Success

Hadiya Pendleton, 15. RIP

Her death #42 in Chicago’s bloodiest January ever

Giffords Urges New Gun Laws At Hearing: “You Must Act”

Chuck Hagel’s Charm Offensive


Obama Tells Telemundo He Expects Gun, Immigration Bills In Six Months

Controversial DOJ Chief Criminal Lanny Breuer Leaving

Military Judge Rejects Defense Arguments In Fort Hood Shooter’s Court-Martial

FBI Raid On Doc’s Office More About Medicare Than Menendez?

Senator Barrasso Files Bill To Freeze NLRB Rules, Suspend Decisions



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Trades Near Four-Month High As Fed Continues Asset Purchases: NYMEX $97.89, Brent $115.07
Asian Shares Off Highs, Fed’s Stimulus Underpins Markets
U.S. Economy Closes In Fourth Quarter
Million-Dollar Home Sales Hit Five-Year Peak In California
Boeing Defends Dreamliner Batteries
Gold Rallies After Drop In U.S. GDP
Time, Inc. To Lay Off Six Percent Of Workforce
Treasuries Ease After Debt Auction
Facebook Moving Fast On Mobile, Spending Tons On Everything
Blackberry Maker Unveils New Line And New Name
Surface Pro Set To Launch At Best Buy NYC February 8
When Did Alicia Keys Break Up With Her iPhone?
Microsoft’s Dell Billions Have Windows 8 Strings Attached
Firefox To Block Content Based On Java, Reader, And Silverlight
Nintendo Makes Drastic Cut To Forecast
Google Sync Gets A Few More Months On WinPhones
Sex App Claims To Help You Mix Business With Pleasure
Valve Releases Steam Greenlight Update, Brings With It A Handful Of Improvements



SPORTS
Raptors Get Gay

Small forward Rudy Gay, formerly a Grizzly

Toronto acquires Memphis’ leading scorer and a center as part of three-team trade with Detroit

Nyets Humbled By Heat In 105-85 Blowout

Cullen Scores Two As Wild Hands Blackhawks Their First Loss

A-Rod Rents Out His $38 Million Miami Mansion

Clippers’ Deep Bench Decisive In 96-90 Whipping Of Timbermutts

Pierce Leads Celtics To 99-81 Thumping Of Kings

Tyson Chandler Scores 21 As Knicks Beat Magic

Gio Gonzalez Denies PED Use



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kate Micucci Lands Role On “Big Bang Theory”

Kate Micucci and Kunal Nagyar

“Raising Hope” actress to play Raj’s love interest

Ron Jeremy In Hospital With Heart Aneurysm

Judge Lautner Tells LiLo: “I’m Glad To See You’re Feeling Better”

Rihanna Comes Clean About Chris Brown Romance

Tim McGraw: Why I Quit Drinking And Changed My Life

Miley Cyrus: Doing Yoga In A Bikini

Dr. Phil Dishes On Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Interview

The “Pulp Fiction” Oral History



FOREIGNERS
Former Porn Star Climbs CCP’s Political Ladder (Video)
Japan’s PM Abe Shrugs Off Global Criticism Over Latest Stimulus Steps
Israeli Airstrike Smashes Syrian Arms Convoy; U.S. Informed; SA-17s, SCUDs, Or Anti-Ship Missiles?
El Baradei Calls For Talks With Morsi, Military As Rioting Continues
French Troops Take Kidal, Last Jihadi Holdout
UN Appeals For More Aid, Halt To Syria Fighting
Masked “Black Bloc” A Mystery Factor In Egyptian Unrest
Zimbabwe Down To Its Last $217
Syrian Opposition Leader Open To Talks With Assad
Poisoning Feared In Deaths Of Malaysian Pygmy Elephants
Anti-Drug Pact Latest Casualty Of Soured U.S./Russian Relations



BLOGS & STUFF
Bryan Preston: Of Course Obama Goes Skeet Shooting All The Time – Meaning Twice
Right Scoop: Dishonest Dick Durbin Smears NRA At Hearing
Weekly Standard Blog: The Cost Of Obama’s Regulatory Explosion
AmSpecBlog: A Look At The Latest GDP Numbers
Pat Dollard: Israeli Airstrike Hit Building Holding Advanced Antitank Missiles Intended For Hezbollah
Israpundit: Strike Targeted Syrian Military Research Center
Marco Rubio: Applying Conservative Principles To Immigration
Stephen Kruiser: This Explains A Lot – Chicom Hackers Have Been Getting To NYT Computers For Four Months
Gateway Pundit: Administration Takes Steps To Implement Obamacare Mandate Tax
NRO Corner: “Starting Point” Meets Its Ending Point
Ed Driscoll: The Fundamental Things
Washington Free Beacon: Hagel Taught Anti-Israel Courses At Georgetown
Protein Wisdom: ZOMG!!! Hot Weather Causes Gun Violence!!
Laura Ingraham: Sen. Vitter Calls Rubio’s Immigration Plan “Amazingly Naive”
Lonely Conservative: Dems Still Blaming GOP For Dismal Economy


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