The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 07.30.13

Posted on | July 30, 2013 | 11 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Nationwide Child Prostitution Sweep Rescues 105 Kids

Unidentified man arrested in Atlantic City

Mostly girls, aged 13-17; 150 pimps also arrested

Swiss Train Crash Kills Driver, Injures 35
Head-on collision; no cause given



Lake County, Florida Propane Plant Explodes
Nobody killed, but five Blue Rhino employees seriously injured



POLITICS
North Carolina Governor Signs Law Tightening Rules For Abortion Clinics

NC Governor Pat McCrory with legislative leaders

Law requires abortion clinics to meet same standards as other outpatient surgery clinics

Senate Confirms James Comey To Head FBI

Former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton Dies, 96

San Diego Mayor Wants City To Pay Legal Fees In Sexual Harassment Cases

Arkansas School District Training Teachers, Staff As Armed Security Guards

Woman Arrested For DC Cathedral Vandalism

Obama Remarks About Keystone Spark Ire, Concern For Pipeline’s Future

ObamaCare Call Center Workers Angry About Being Offered Jobs Without Health Benefits



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Eases Ahead Of Fed: NYMEX $104.28, Brent $107.32
Hudson’s Bay Buying Saks For $2.4 Billion
Sony Earnings Face Setback As Loeb Criticizes Movie Unit
Fast-Food Workers Kick Off Multi-City Strike For Higher Pay
Dollar Edges Higher, Aussie Tumbles On RBA Comments
Herbalife Shares Rise Following Positive Earnings Report
Ballmer’s Take On Weak Surface RT Sales
Twitter Looks To Simplify Abuse Reporting After Rape Threats
Vimeo And Redbox Instant Coming To Chromecast; Plex, HBO Go Next?
Google Shuts Down Shopper, Google+Local App For iOS
Apple Faces New PRC Worker Abuse Claims



SPORTS
George “Boomer” Scott Dies, 69

Coined the term “taters” for home runs

Played first base for Red Sox “Impossible Dream” 1967 squad


Papelbon Wants Management To Blow Up The Phillies

Rangers Blast Two In Ninth To Beat Angels 6-5


Former Cubs Pitcher Frank Castillo Dies, 44

Jason Giambi’s Walk-Off Homer Gives Tribe Dramatic Win Over White Sox

Astros Deal Closer Veras To Tigers For Top OF Prospect Vasquez

If A-Rod Appeals, Selig Ready To Exercise Commish Powers For Ban

Mets Shell Marlins Bullpen For Two Three-Run Innings, Rally To Win 6-5

Twitter CEO Commits Recruiting Violation

Nats Pitching Coach Steve McCatty Okay After Atrial Fibrillation



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Alyson Hannigan, Alexis Denisof To Renew Vows

Celebrating their tenth anniversary

Former “Buffy” co-stars still very much in love

Teresa & Joe Giudice Facing 50 Years For Fraud, Tax Evasion

Lindsay Lohan To Guest Host “Chelsea Lately” August 5

Leah Remini On Co$: “No One Is Going To Tell Me How I Need To Think”

Drugs Seized From Bieber’s Tour Bus Connected With Singer

Cumulus Deal Doesn’t Cloud Outlook For Limbaugh, Hannity

Britney Spears/Katy Perry Collaboration Revealed!

Film Review: “The Canyons”

Lindsay Lohan “Cuts Toxic Friends”

J-Lo’s “Voice” Goes Unheard

“The View” Has Its Eye On Hoda

Taylor Swift Goes Paddleboarding

Christina Aguilera Shows Off Her Shrinking Figure



FOREIGNERS
Syrian Loyalists Hack Thomson Reuters Twitter Feed
Taliban Gunmen Storm Pakistan Prison, Free Hundreds
EU’s Ashton Meets With Ousted Egyptian President Morsi
SA Government: Mandela Still Critical, But Improving
Six Killed As Bombs, Gunfire Hit Kano
Seeking To Enforce Visa Rules, UK To Require $4600 Bond For Visitors From Six Former Colonies
“Fifty Shades” Effect Leaves Many In A Bind
Hamas Orders Closure of Gaza Media Outlets



BLOGS & STUFF
Michelle Malkin: Colonel Bud Day, RIP
Twitchy: No Joke – Congressional Black Caucus Recommends Sheila Jackson-Lee For Head Of Homeland Security
Allahpundit: Quinnipiac Poll – NYC Dems Want Sagging Weiner To Pull Out
American Power: Hillary Clinton Fuming Over “Carlos Danger” Comparisons
Howard Dean: ObamaCare’s Rate-Setting Won’t Work
Power Line: Dr. Dean Says “I Told You ObamaCare Rate-Setting Won’t Work”
PJ Tatler: Latest Radical Republican To Rip ObamaCare Is…Howard Dean?
Kathryn Jean Lopez: What The Pope Did And Didn’t Say On The Plane
Israel Matzav: Abu Mazen’s Future Apartheid State – “Not One Jew In Palestine”
Gateway Pundit: Everyone “Must Have Some Skin In The Game” – Obamas Staying At $7.6 Million Vacation Home
Ed Driscoll: Well, It Sounded Good At The Time
Natalie Solent: A Public Intellectual Shares Her Thoughts For The Public Good
Marco Rubio: Shut Down ObamaCare, Not The Government


Vox Popoli: Combat Barbie Wear

Comments

  • NeoWayland

    Um, the numbers don’t seem to work on that first story.

    Nationwide sweep, 70 cities.

    150 arrests? 105 kids freed?

    On average, that’s a little more than two arrests per city and less than two kids per city.

    I’m not saying there might not be a problem. But this story is certainly saying that the FedGovs don’t have any idea where to look for it.

  • richard mcenroe

    Alyson by all accounts I’ve heard has the filthiest sense of hunor and levelest head of the whole Buffy alumni.

  • richard mcenroe

    I’m going on the hope it’s the start of the op. After all Holder and Barry Tray-Tray weren’t about to let them START in DC…

  • Wombat_socho

    Hey, the NYDN did the reporting, I’m just linking.

  • Wombat_socho

    And the most babelicious (aside from Eliza Dushku), too.