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LIVE AT FIVE: 05.17.13

Posted on | May 17, 2013 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Second IRS Official Resigns As Obama Appoints New Commissioner

New acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Wurfel

New acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Wurfel

Head of tax-exempt and government entities division Joseph Grant goes under the bus

Obama Claims Ignorance Of IRS Targeting Probe
President denies knowing about TIGTA report

Pelosi Claims GOP Attacks On Obama Based On Fear
“And because he’s strong and because he’s effective, they make him the object of their political action…But I have great confidence in him.”



POLITICS
House Group Hammers Out Bipartisan Immigration Deal Despite Democratic Brinksmanship

Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Douchenozzle

Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Douchenozzle

Group comes to an agreement despite Becerra’s grandstanding, but will it survive the House Judiciary Committee?

Uzbek National Held In Bomb Plot


Arson Not Ruled Out In West, Texas Fertilizer Blast

Marshals Lost Track Of Terrorist Suspects In Witness Protection

Ft. Campbell Sex Abuse Response Chief Arrested In Domestic Dispute

Judge Lets Arizona’s Refusal To Issue Driver’s Licenses To Illegals Stand

Senate Committee Endorses Perez On Party-Line Vote

Michele Bachmann Revels In Obamacare Repeal Vote

BLM Takes Heat Over Revised Fracking Regulations

Senate Unanimously Confirms MIT’s Moniz As New Energy Secretary



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Briefly Rises Above $95, Slips In Asian Trade On Continued Crappy Economic News: NYMEX $94.90, Brent $103.78
Walmart US Sales Weak, Outlook Below Analysts’ Forecast
Claims For Jobless Benefits Rise Sharply
American Airlines Offers Early Boarding To Passengers Traveling Light
Massachusetts Loses 1400 Jobs In April, Unemployment Remains At 6.4%
Yahoo In Talks To Acquire Tumblr
Congress Wants Answers From Google On Privacy Impact Of Glass
WinPhone Steals Third Place From BlackBerry
Facebook Struggles To Satisfy Investors About Mobile Earnings
Tim Cook Tells Congress How To Tap His Overseas Cash
Pebble Nabs $15 Million In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And PebbleSports API To Spur Development
Apple Fights Back In E-Book Antitrust Case
“Metro: Last Light” Is A Dark, Gritty Shooter
Using Science To Reform Toxic Player Behavior In “League Of Legends”
PSA: The Original “Karateka” Is Now Available For iOS And Android



SPORTS
Pacers Can’t Close The Deal

Paul George and Jason Chandler scramble for a loose ball

Paul George and Jason Chandler scramble for a loose ball

Knicks get lucky, take Game 5 85-75

Exit Becks: David Beckham Retiring At Season’s End

Short-Track Legend Dick Trickle Commits Suicide, 71

Bruins Take Game 1 From Rangers In OT

M’s Prevail Over Yankees After Pettitte Leaves With Injury

Giants Climb Out Of 6-0 Hole To Beat Rockies

Reid Ryan To Replace George Postolos As Astros President

Verlander Rocked For Eight Runs In Tigers’ 10-4 Loss To Rangers

Sharks’ Torres Suspended For Series After Head Shot On Kings’ Stoll

Nats’ Wednesday Night Loss To Dodgers Overshadowed By Injuries To Detwiler, Ramos



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
The Prime Of Miss Emma Watson

"...oozes old school glamor." Oh, yes.

“…oozes old school glamor.” Oh, yes.

The W interview.

Kanye West Rants At Surprise Adult Swim Concert: “I Ain’t No M*****F***** Celebrity”

Warrant Issued For Former NFL Star Chad Johnson’s Arrest

Prince Harry Is The One For Me, Says Miss USA

“It’s Always Sunny” Actress Mariann Gavelo: “My Ass Is Unreal”

SOS SNL!

Avril Lavigne: “Men Like A Chase!”

Bea Arthur Nude Painting Sells For Nearly $2 Million

Will.i.am On New Britney Spears Album: “We Start Next Week”

Chloe Moretz Parties Poolside In Hollywood



FOREIGNERS
Obama Stays Cautious On Syria As Erdogan Presses For Urgency
Russia Says Iran Must Take Part In Proposed Syria Talks
With Steel Magnate Sharif Back In Power, Pakistan Looks To Build
Hollande Vows Reform As Critics Grow Louder
Sectarianism In Iraq Stoked By Syrian War
Venezuela Hopes To Wipe Out TP Shortage By Importing 50 Million Rolls
Pope Francis Blasts Global Financial Order As “Cult Of Money”
Hamas, Hezbollah Members In NY Cigarette Smuggling Ring
Russian Economy Grows At Slowest Rate Since 2009



BLOGS & STUFF
Leather Penguin: Whites Defend Federal Profiling Of Minorities
First Street Journal: From Around The Blogroll
Fred Bauer: When Pencil Pushers Attack
Sarah Palin: Scandalous Hat Trick
Chicks On The Right: Is It Just Me?
Allahpundit: CIA Asked AP Not To Expose Yemen Terror Plot Bust Until White House Could Crow Over It
Lonely Conservative: Well, Now We Know Why DOJ Was Spying On The AP
WaPo Fact Checker: Boxer Claim That GOP Budgets Hampered Benghazi Security Gets Three Pinocchios
Conservatives4Palin: IRS Official Who Oversaw Unit Targeting Tea Party Groups Now Heads Obamacare Office
Powers Line: Meet The New Oppressor, Same As The Old Oppressor
Sense Of Events: Obama Critics Need To Stick To The Mountains And Ignore The Molehills
Stanley Kurtz: Obama’s Bulworth Fantasy
Peggy Noonan: This Is No Ordinary Scandal
National Review: Scandal Is Not An Agenda
Mary Katherine Ham: Good News! John Edwards Is Returning To The Speaking Circuit
LifeNews: Planned Parenthood’s New Abortion Ad Campaign? “Your Baby Will Thank You”
Weasel Zippers: DC Considers Mandatory $250K Insurance Policy For Gun Owners
Just One Minute: Obama’s Outrage On IRS – Hey, I Might Get Audited Someday!


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