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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.25.13

Posted on | February 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
President Tries To Panic Oklahomans Over Sequester

The President addresses a crowd of locals in this Mel Brooks dramatic re-enactment

Karzai Orders U.S. Units Out Of Key Province
Special Forces accused of torture

Your 100% Bile-Filled Oscars Live Blog
Burn, Hollywood, Burn



POLITICS
Markey, Lynch Scramble For Signatures As Deadline Nears

Only days left to gather petition signatures

Farrakhan Focuses On Economics In Chicago Speech

Supremes To Hear Arguments In Maryland DNA Case

19 Teenagers Arrested After Rampage Shuts Down Chicago Mall

Budget’s Bottom Line: New Jersey Needs Revenue Bonanza

Senators Close In On Gun Background Check Agreement

Forrest Gump At The Treasury

Voting Rights Act Faces Supreme Court Challenge



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Stagnant Over The Weekend: NYMEX $93.02, Brent $114.19
Yen Rises On Word of New BOJ Chief (Video)
KFC Unveils Tighter QC In PRC To Rebuild Brand After Chicken Scandal
MasterCard To Expand Digital Wallet Service Beyond NFC
Bernanke Said To Minimize Asset-Bubble Concern At Dealers Meeting
Barnes & Noble Weighs Its E-Reader Investment
Will The Dreamliner Fly Again?
Seattle Times To Begin Charging For Full Digital Access
Yahoo’s Meyer Bringing Remote Employees Back To The Office
Regulators Examining Big Banks Over Payday Loan Enabling
Mozilla To Launch Firefox Phones In July
Intel Mobile Moves Include Refocus On Android Tablets
Hands On With Samsung’s New Galaxy Note 8
HP’s Android-Powered Slate 7 Tablet Is Cheap, And It Works, But Is That Really Enough?
Firefox To Spit Out Third-Party Cookies
Pinterest Hacked, E-Mail Addresses Compromised



SPORTS
Blackhawks Stretch Streak To 18 With Blue Jackets Shutout

Crawford: 28 saves FTW

Crawford: 28 saves FTW

Blue Jackets fall to 5-18-2 after going 0 for 5 in power plays

Heat Survive Cavaliers Comeback, Keep Streak Alive

Brodeur Pulled Late As Devils Fall To Jets

Jimmie Johnson Returns To Victory Lane At Daytona

Carmelo Anthony Guides Knicks Past Sixers To Snap Skid

Iginla Scores Two As Flames Edge Coyotes

Hard Feelings Already Ratcheting Up In AL East; Granderson Out For Ten Weeks With Broken Arm

Thunder Thump Bulls, Re-Sign Derek Fisher

Red Wings Clobber Canucks 8-3

Christian Garcia Undergoes MRI For Arm Tightness
We reported last week that Pudge Rodriguez has rejoined the Nationals as special assistant to the GM; he has in fact rejoined the Rangers. We bitterly regret the error. :(



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Christina Applegate Gets Married

Christina and Martyn

Christina and Martyn

Gets hitched to daughter’s baby daddy, Martyn LeNoble


Simon Cowell Looking For Love After Split From Carmen Electra

Suge Knight MIA From Court, Arrest Warrants Issued

Elton John Finishes New Album, Eyes September Release Date

Jenny McCarthy: One Last Thing


Moving On Swiftly: Harry Styles Looking Forward To Second Date With Model Millie Brady

Quvenzhane Willis From “Beasts Of The Southern Wild” To Play Title Role In “Annie” Remake

Charlize Theron Helps Security Guard Who Suffered Seizure

“Modern Family” Star Sofia Vergara Cancels Oscar Plans After Hospitalization



FOREIGNERS
Power Returns To Pakistan Cities After Nationwide Grid Collapse
Raul Castro Re-Elected President Of Cuba
Park Geun-Hye Takes Office As ROK President
Markets Brace For Crucial Italy Election
Conservative Candidate Takes Power As Cyprus Verges On Bankruptcy
Morsi’s Call For April Vote Won’t Calm Egypt’s Streets
UK Cardinal To Fight “Inappropriate Acts” Claims



BLOGS & STUFF
Atlas Shrugs: Post-American President – Karzai Orders SF Out Of Wardak Province
This Ain’t Hell: If It Is Sunday It MUST Be A Silly?
Ed Driscoll: Hollywood Sucker Punch
Weasel Zippers: Bloomberg’s Big Gulp Ban To Outlaw Two-Liter Soda Bottles
Via Meadia: Tom Friedman Gets Mexico Right
Legal Insurrection: NYT’s Rutenberg Uses Blowtorch On Free Beacon While Defending Think Progress
The Weekly Standard Blog: NYT Fronts Expose On Goldfarb
NewsBusters: WaPo “Guppy” Ezra Klein Lamely Claims 2012 Win Allows Obama To Break Tax Pledge, Include Tax Hikes In Sequestration
Protein Wisdom: NYT Comes Up With New Categories Of People Who Should Be Barred From Second Amendment
Lonely Conservative: Latest ObamaCare News (It’s All Bad)

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