The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.15.13

Posted on | February 15, 2013 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Senate GOP Filibusters Hagel Nomination

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

“No information, no confirmation” draws blood; cloture vote fails 58-40 with four Republicans voting for

Body In Cabin Identified As Ex-Cop, Murderer
Dental exam provides positive ID

Senator Lautenberg Announces Retirement
Miserable fundraising, impending beatdown by Cory Booker no doubt factors



POLITICS
Bielat’s In: Will Run For Senate In Massachusetts

Sean Bielat debates Joseph Kennedy III in October 2012

Tarr nixes Senate run, Sullivan maybe in


Former San Diego Mayor Gambles Away Stolen Millions, Blames Brain Tumor

Obama Beefs Up Warnings Of Looming Sequester

Illinois Senate Votes To Legalize Gay Marriage

NRA Chief Fires Back At President

VFW Slams Pentagon’s Drone Medal

Tennessee Congressman Admits To Love Child After Errant SOTU Tweets

Former Democratic Rep Debbie Halvorson Gets Hammered by Own Party For Pro-Gun Views

Why Is Homeland Security Buying So Many Bullets?

Warren To Watchdogs: Bring More Banks To Trial



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Mixed On Euro Zone Growth Data: NYMEX $97.34, Brent $117.97
Is Heinz Buffett’s Last Big Deal? (Video)
Yen Firms As Market Awaits Currency Signals From G20
Icahn Discloses 12.98% Stake In Herbalife
CBS Profit Misses Estimates As Streaming Revenue Slumps
Tiffany Rings At Costco? Not Now, Or Ever, Jeweler’s Lawsuit Says
GM Profit Misses Estimates, Losses In Europe Deepen
Bump Sharing App Finally Enables Apple And Android To Do What Palm Phones Did Four Years Ago
iOS Hack Lets Users See Your Phone App, Make Calls
Facebook’s Graph Search Bars Adults Snooping For Minors
Google Play’s Privacy Policies Assailed By Developer
Tamagotchi L.I.F.E. App Review: Too Cute Not To Try
PlayStation 4: What We Expect, What It Needs, And Why



SPORTS
LeBron’s Streak Ends, Heat Pound Thunder Anyway

LeBron James completes his shot after a foul by Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka

Heat jump out to big lead, hold off Thunder to win 110-100

South African Paralympian Pistorius Faces Murder Rap

Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Hospitalized With Cancer

NASCAR’s Plot Thickens With Danica-Ricky Romance

Golden Rats Best #20 (Stinking) Badgers In OT

Fehr Scores Twice As Capitals Win Third In A Row Against Lightning

Avalanche Edges Wild In Shootout, 4-3

Dodgers’ Greinke Is A Baseball Junkie

Wilson Ramos Passes First Post-Surgery Catching Test



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Lady Gaga Cancels Tour For Hip Surgery

Performing at the MTV Europe 2010 Music Awards

Tore hip labrum, will refund all tickets


Bryan Singer Eyes Peter Dinklage For “X-Men: Days Of Future Passed”


SI Bikini Babes Defend Upton’s Curves


Pitt, Jolie To Release Wine Formerly Known As Pink Floyd

Chris Brown & Drake Sue Each Other Over Nightclub Brawl

LeAnn Rimes Sues Her Dentist For Screwing Up Her Teeth

Phillip Phillips’ Mom Popped For DUI

NYPD Probes 911 Calls Coming From Katie Couric’s Dead Husband’s Phone

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn Getting Closer

Britney Spears’ Rep Denies Eve’s Claim That Brit Didn’t Sing On Video



FOREIGNERS
Nork Nuke Test Turns Spotlight On Iran
Pope Benedict Gives Emotional Farewell; Vatican Reveals He Suffered Head Injury During Mexico Visit
Officials Say US Support In Mali Doesn’t Include Combat Troops
Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Assassinated In Syria; May Have Had Central Role In Arming Lebanon’s Hezbollah
India, France Sign $6 Billion Short-Range SAM Pact
Afghan Army Trains Women As Special Forces Troops



BLOGS & STUFF
1389 Blog: Putting Women In Infantry Combat And Special Forces Roles Flouts Common Sense
Michelle Malkin: Who Failed Chicago?
Neo-Neocon: This…Is Somewhat Encouraging
Lonely Conservative: Republicans Block Hagel Nomination, For Now
Allahpundit: On Second Thought, Susan Collins To Vote No On Hagel, Yes On Closure
NRO Corner: The Inhofe Position
Fred Kaplan: Why Republicans Can No Longer Be Trusted On National Security
Heritage Foundation: Senate Unveils Unserious Sequestration Proposal
Katrina Trinko: Boehner Says Obama Should Blame Senate Democrats For His Legislative Failures
Legal Insurrection: NYT’s Digital Trolling
Gateway Pundit: Missouri Democrats Introduce Gun Confiscation Bill That Gives Owners 90 Days To Turn In Weapons
The Right Scoop: Illegal Alien Sensitivity Training At The USDA
AmSpecBlog: Hagel At Rutgers
Breitbart: The Hagel Speech That “Wasn’t” – More Evidence Emerges Of Failure To Disclose
Weasel Zippers: Pelosi Opposed To Congressional Pay Cut Since That Would Undermine The Dignity Of The Office
Ed Driscoll: Marty Peretz Has Second Thoughts


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Comments

  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    I hope the conservative new media rallies to support Sean Bielat.

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    At least this time he won’t be competing against (1) a Kennedy and (2) a Presidential campaign.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Just for the record, I would never bash Kate Upton’s curves.

    I might rub them til the cops pulled me off, but never bash them…

  • Wombat_socho

    Well said, sir!

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Moral support, sure, he deserves that, and every honor for his service and character.

    But it makes no sense at all to spend $10 million to capture another Senate seat for under two years before it is certain to be lost back.

    If Elizabeth Warren, fake Indian, fraudulent law school faculty applicant, hypocritical mortgage buyer, and extreme leftist with no record of political experience or measurable achievement, can beat Scott Brown, it can only be a sign from God that Massachusetts should be written off completely.

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