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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.08.13

Posted on | August 8, 2013 | 8 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Bashar Al-Assad: Not Dead Yet

Al-Assad with the Syrian Grand Mufti

Dictator shown on state TV after reported rebel attack on his convoy

Obama Cancels Meeting With Vladimir Putin
Criticizes Russian anti-gay legislation


Residents Ordered To Evacuate As SoCal Wildfire Rages
6000 acres burned near Banning



POLITICS
New ObamaCare Rules For Congressmen & Staffers

“Great deeds are done at night!”

Lawmakers and staffs not getting out of Obamacare after all

Two More Women Come Forward With Filner Accusations

Fort Hood Trial Is Study In Bizarre Twists

Second Widow Joins Fight For Hotshotter’s Benefits

Weiner Allegedly Hurls “Grandpa” Remark During AARP Forum

Obama To Meet Troops At Camp Pendleton

#SharkWeek: Dead Shark Found On NYC Subway Car

Pentagon May Revise Benefits to Unmarried Gay Couples

GOP Revives “Penny Plan” As Alternative To Sequester For Balancing Budget

Banks Sue Richmond, Caifornia Over Plan To Seize Mortgages Through Eminent Domain



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Up Slightly In Asian Trade As PRC Imports Hit Record High: NYMEX $104.58, Brent $107.52
Asian Stocks Post Biggest Decline In Six Weeks
Groupon Matches Quarterly Profit Forecasts
Yen Rises To Seven-Week High Before BOJ Decisions; Pound Gains
Time Warner Beats Profit Estimates As Ad Revenue Surges
JPMorgan Faces Civil, Criminal Probes Over Mortgages
Treasuries Snap Two-Year Loss before $24 Billion Ten-Year Note Sale
Smartphones Don’t Make Smart Babies
Publishers Urge DOJ To Rethink Apple E-Book Remedies
Google Boosts Phone Security, Rolls Out Android Device Manager
T-Mobile US Reports Largest customer Growth In Four Years
Facebook Borrows From Twitter’s Playbook With Trending Topics
Oculus Hires Doom Creator John Carmack As CTO



SPORTS
Tony Stewart To Miss At Least Three Cup Races With Broken Leg

Tony Stewart

Chase chances up in smoke after dirt-track crash

Fox Sports Signs 12-Year Deal To Televise US Open Starting In 2015

Running Rangers Swipe Seven In 10-3 Whipping Of Angels

Jerry Wolman, Eagles And Flyers Owner, Dies At 86

Cubs Stun Phillies In Ninth

Luna Rossa Beats Artemis Racing In Opening Race Of America’s Cup Challenge Semifinals

Dodgers Knock Out Shelby Miller, Shell Cardinals 13-4

Papa Grande Era Over (Again); Tigers Release Former Closer Valverde

Timbermutts’ Muhammad Booted From Rookie Transition Program

Jay Bilas Forced NCAA Into Hiding

Birds Pound Padres 10-3

Red Sox Rally In Ninth To Beat Astros 7-5

Pirates Still The Best, Top Marlins 4-2

Braves Finish Nationals With 6-3 Win, Sweep



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Jennifer Aniston: Stop Asking Me About Babies!

On the set of “We’re The Millers”

Tired of journalists’ questions on the subject

Adrienne Bailon: Britney Spears “Can’t Hold A Conversation”

Drake Calls Amanda Bynes’ Tweets About Him “Weird And Disturbing”

Laila Ali Apologizes To Unspeakable Armenian


“Two And A Half Men”: Amber Tamblyn To Play Charlie’s Daughter

Transgender Person Sues BET For Forcing Him Into Mens’ Clothes

“CBGB” Trailer: Go Inside “The Greatest Rock Club Ever”

LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian Get Reality Show With “Duck Dynasty” Producer

Cops Probe “Die Hard” Bieber

Robin Thicke Gets First #1 Album On Billboard Chart

Lindsay Lohan Has SOBER Family Fun Night

Paula Deen Turned Down “Dancing With The Stars” Offer

“War Hero” Wins Young Beauty



FOREIGNERS
International Flights Resume After Nairobi Airport Blaze
Muslims Celebrate Eid With Prayers, Feasting
US, EU Call For End To “Dangerous Stalemate” In Egypt
PRC Dissident Records Rallying Cry While In Detention
Work On New Railway Line Digs Up London History
Chicoms Test Japan On Island Claims After Philippine Success
Vemezuelan Supreme Court Rejects Capriles’ Election Appeal
Hamas Drops Call For Destruction Of Israel From Manifesto
Defense Minister Antony Blames Pak Army for Line Of Control Killings, Talks Put On Hold



BLOGS & STUFF
The Looking Spoon: The Gaffe Obama Made With Jay Leno That’s Going Largely Unnoticed
Michelle Malkin: Three Forgotten Facts About The Fort Hood Attack
Twitchy: #HeadLocksFullOfWomen? Debbie Wassermann-Schultz Posts Her Stupidest Tweet Ever?
Ace Of Spades: Walmart – We’re So Proud Of “The Nation” For Finally Raising Its Minimum Wage To The Actual Legal Minimum Age
Moe Lane: Have I mentioned Lately That I Hate The Phrase “Low Information Voters”?
Via Media: President Obama Should Snub Putin, But Not Over Snowden
Robert Zubrin: Give Snowden Immunity
Weasel Zippers: Leaked IRS Manual Details DEA’s Use Of Hidden Intel
Betsy Woodruff: Texas Tea Partiers Want Gohmert To Primary Cornyn
Thomas Sowell: Barbarians At The Campus Gates
Ed Morrissey: GreenTech Lobbied WH Aide Involved In Solyndra Deal
Byron York: Why Isn’t Rick Santorum The 2016 GOP Frontrunner?
Allahpundit: Chris Christie – The GOP’s Least Wanted
NewsBusters: AP’s Russ Bynum Covers Up Obama’s Gulf Ports Gaffe
Stephen Kruiser: An Examination Of Obama’s Economic Speechapalooza From Outside The Cult


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