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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.07.13

Posted on | August 7, 2013 | 9 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Obama Tells Leno “We Don’t Have A Domestic Spying Program”

“You’re from the government and you’re here to help us? Right.”

NSA efforts are “mechanisms that can track a phone number or an e-mail address that is connected to a terrorist attack … That information is useful.”

Former President Bush Has Surgery For Artery Blockage
W going home today

Fort Hood Shooter Admits To Killings Right Away
Claimed to be doing it to protect Taliban in Afghanistan



POLITICS
SecDef Hagel Cuts Civilian Furlough Days To Six From Eleven

Defense Secretary Hagel at a NATO meeting in Brussels

Money gained from shifting money between accounts


Suspect In Alabama Terror Plot Changes Plea To Guilty


Romney Warns Against Government Shutdown

Nurse Says Filner Demanded Date In Exchange For Helping Wounded Veteran

Judge Cuts Wikileaker’s Potential Sentence To 90 Years

Facebook CEO Calls For Immigration Reform

Despite City’s Bankruptcy, 16 Compete In Detroit Mayoral Primary

Rep. Tom Cotton’s Entry Promises Hot Senate Race In Arkansas



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Mixed In Asian Trade: NYMEX $105.36, Brent $108.08
US Charges BoA With Fraud Over Mortgage-Backed Securities
Fed May Cut Bond Buying As Early As Next Month
India Shares Open Lower On Rupee Weakness
Icahn Increases Stake In Dell As Shareholder Vote Nears
Stocks Fall As Retailers Disappoint
Facebook Changes News Feed To Kill Updates From Your Boring Friends
Microsoft Unveils Push-Button App Generator For WinPhone
IBM To License Power Chips To Keep Them Relevant
Google Revamps Search To Feature In-Depth Articles
Nokia Mocks iPhone Camera In Lumia 925 Advert



SPORTS
Verlander, Kelly Help Tigers Extend Winning Streak To Ten

Justin Verlander delivers

Detroit beats Cleveland again, 5-1

Blackhawks’ Shaw To Auction Stitches For Cancer

KU Coach Won’t Shut Door On NBA Future

Sale, White Sox Topple Skidding Yankees

“Fountain Mom” Makes Giant Splash At Royals Game

Knuckleballer Wright Knocked Out Early In Debut, Red Sox Win Wild 15-10 Slugfest Against Astros Anyway

Harrison’s Walk-Off Homer Lifts Pirates Past Fish, 4-3

Lolo Jones Toys With Drug Testers

Tensions Flare And Benches Clear After Harper Plunked; Nationals Lose Anyway



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Meryl Streep To Play Chief Elder In “The Giver”

Meryl Streep

Joining Jeff Bridges in movie version of Lois Lowry novel

Usher’s Son Hospitalized In ICU After Nearly Drowning

Dustin Hoffman’s Cancer Treatment Successful

Terrence Howard’s Ex Gets Restraining Order After Being Sucker Punched

Donald Glover To Create, Star In Music-Themed FX Comedy Series Project

Raven-Symone Quietly Outs Herself As Lesbian

HBO Developing Comedy Series To Star Issa Rae

Oprah Winfrey Finally Comments On The Paula Deen Mess

Amanda Bynes’ Mother Asks Judge To Close Courtroom For Next Hearing

Depp, Bruckheimer Blame Critics For “Lone Ranger” Flop

GQ Talks Porn With “Lovelace”‘s Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard



FOREIGNERS
Major Fire Closes Kenya Airport
Drone Strike Kills Six Suspected Militants In Yemen
Blast Kills 11 Children At Pakistani Soccer Game
Protesters Head To Thai Parliament Before Amnesty Debate
Japan Launches Biggest Warship Since WW2
Norks Vow To Reopen Kaesong Complex Minutes After ROK Threat To Close It Forever
Mass Demonstration In Tunis Demands Islamist Government Resign
Muslim Leaders: Let Telangana Protests Not Dampen Eid
Mugabe Party Vows To Boost Black Ownership Of Zimbabwe Economy
Argentine President Fernandez Renews Claims To Falklands At UN



BLOGS & STUFF
Troglopundit: Maybe Congress Could Just Avoid The Whole Obamacare Mess By Cutting Their Hours To Part Time Like Every Other Employer In America
Doug Powers: RNC Threatens To Cancel Debates On CNN, NBC Over Hillary Agitprop; Networks Yawn
Twitchy: “Know Why Men Like Boobs?” Ace Teaches Amanda Marcotte The Facts Of Life With Hilarious Results
Victor Davis Hanson: Obama’s Watergates
Weasel Zippers: Charges Filed Against Suspect In Benghazi Attack
PJ Tatler: POTUS To Leno – “Spies? What Spies?”
Stephen Kruiser: Think Progress Thinks White Economic Supremacy Same As 1963, Or Something
Schweikart & Folsom: Obama’s False History Of Economic Development
Power Line: Recovery’s Over – Was It Good For You?
Marginal Revolution: Has The US Labor Market Adjusted?
Atlas Shrugs: Obama To Meet With MuBro Officials In The White House?
John McCormack: The One Thing Wendy Davis Said She Knew About Gosnell Is Wrong
Peggy Noonan: Why Christie Is Wrong


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