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LIVE AT FIVESIX: 02.27.13

Posted on | February 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

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TOP NEWS
Huge Crowd In St. Peter’s Square For Benedict XVI’s Final Address

A packed Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican where Pope Benedict XVI holds his last general audience,

A packed Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican where Pope Benedict XVI holds his last general audience,

Crowd gathers to say goodbye to the Pope

White House Not Expecting Sequester To Be Averted
Administration remains committed to tax hikes, hopeful GOP will split

Major Nuke Powers End Talks With Iran
Interfax says no progress; sides agree to meet again



POLITICS
Hagel Confirmed As SecDef In Mostly Party-Line Vote

Your new Secretary of Defense, Forrest Gump

Your new Secretary of Defense, Forrest Gump

Four Republicans join Democrats in voting to confirm: Cochran, Johanns, Paul and Shelby

Anti-Gun Kelly Wins Democratic Primary For IL-2 In Chicago

Feds Free Illegal Immigrants In Cost-Cutting Measure

Gov. Christie Signs Bill Legalizing Online Gambling

Supremes Dismiss Challenge To Surveillance Law

Gay Marriage Moves To Illinois House On 6-5 Vote

City Councillor John Connolly To Run For Mayor Of Boston, Says City’s Salaries “Unsustainable”

Florida Foils Web-Based Voter Fraud Plot



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Mixed As Italian Political Deadlock Continues: NYMEX $92.81, Brent $112.89
Stock Futures Up; Bernanke, Italy In Focus
India Posts Optimistic Economic Projections Despite Slowdown
Euro Inches Higher, But Vulnerable To Italian Bond Auction
JP Morgan Chase To Slash $1 Billion In Costs, 4000 Jobs
Priceline’s Earnings Rise Along With Bookings
Wall Street Pay Rises – For Those Who Still Have Jobs
First Solar Seeks To Avoid Losing Ground After Backlog Slips 15%
Yahoo Edict On Working From Home Fires Debate
ISPs To Launch Anti-Piracy System Next Week
DoD Opens Mobile Networks To Apple, Google; Ends Blackberry Exclusivity
Gates, Zuckerberg Appear In Video Encouraging Kids To Code
Google’s Rubin Says Company Not Opening Retail Stores
Android Quitters Fuel UK WinPhone Growth
Tizen 2.0 Is Three Parts Android, One Part WebOS
Adobe Springs Emergency Flash Update, Says Hackers Hitting Firefox



SPORTS
Heat Cap Historic Month With Double-OT Thriller

Heat coach Spoelstra: "Those are video game numbers"

Heat coach Spoelstra: “Those are video game numbers”

End March with tough 141-129 win over Kings

Details Emerge On NHL Realignment Proposal

Hibbert Ejected After Warriors, Pacers Brawl

Kane Stays Hot As Jets Beat Rangers At Home

Hornets’ Late Push Not Enough To Avoid Loss To Nyets

Caps Blank Hurricanes 3-0

Clippers Rout Bobcats 106-84

Blue Jackets Fall To Stars In OT

Sliding Is Final Hurdle In Wilson Ramos’ Return



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Juliette Binoche Eyes “Godzilla”

Lots of love for the big lizard

Lots of love for the big lizard

French actress to join Legendary Pictures’ reboot

“Dancing With The Stars” Season 16 Cast Revealed

Seth McFarlane Says He’ll Never Host Oscars Again

Jennifer Aniston’s Diva Behavior On The Set

Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns After Pr0n Tape Surfaces

Carrie Fisher Hospitalized After Bipolar Episode On Cruise Ship

Julianne And Derek Hough Prep Starz Ballroom Dancing Movie



FOREIGNERS
Spanish PM Rajoy Rejects Calls For Resignation Over Allegations Of Corruption
Kerry, Lavrov Discuss Syria And Other Issues In First Meeting
Egyptian Hot Air Balloon Flight Ends In Tragedy Near Luxor
Italy Confronts Political Vacuum As Leaders Seek To Avoid Election
Human Rights Watch Accuses Sri Lanka Security Of Rape, Torture Of Tamil Detainees
Egypt’s Main Opposition To Boycott Vote
Fire In Kolkata Market Kills 19, 50 Injured; Trinamool Blames Left For Tragedy
France Rules Out Talks With Kidnappers
Tensions Rising With Norks, But Dennis Rodman Is There On Mission Of Peace



BLOGS & STUFF
Michelle Malkin: Have You Forgotten? World Trade Center Bombing, Twenty Years Later
American Conservative: Rand Paul Votes To Confirm Hagel
Atlas Shrugs: Betrayal – Names Of GOP Traitors On Hagel Vote
Andrew McCarthy: GOP Folderoo On Hagel Nomination
Bryan Preston: Democrat Super PAC Tweets Racist Attack
NRO Corner: Liberal Kentucky Super PAC Attacks Mitch McConnell’s “Chinese” Wife
Post Politics: Democratic Group Tweets About McConnell’s “Chinese” Wife, Sexual Orientation
Eliana Johnson: No CPAC Invite For Chris Christie Because Of “Limited Future” In GOP
Ed Morrissey: WaPo/Pew Sequestration Poll Question Oddly Missing An Option
AmSpecBlog: Boehner Tells Senate Dems To Get Off Their Ass
Marginal Revolution: What Republicans Are Thinking On The Sequester (One Man’s Guess)
Washington EXaminer: NAACP Sees No Foreseeable Future In Which Voting Rights Act Should Be Altered
James Taranto: Journalism That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Weasel Zippers: GAO report Finds Obamacare Will Add $6.2 Trillion To Deficit
Joel Kotkin: America’s Red State Growth Corridors
Michael Walsh: Welcome Wagon
Lonely Conservative: Bernanke Defends QE Forever


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