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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.05.13

Posted on | September 5, 2013 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Senate Committee Approves Resolution Authorizing US Strike On Syria

Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John paying close attention during today’s hearing…to his video poker game

Foreign Relations Committee votes 10-7 in favor with Sen. Markey (D-MA) voting “present”
“We Have Our Plans”: Putin Warns US Against Military Action, Calls Kerry A Liar On Syria
French PM: France Will Not Act Alone Against Syria
Syrian Christians Say Western Attack Could Make Things Worse



POLITICS
Obama Orders Veterans’ Benefits Extended To Same-Sex Couples

Not enforcing the law, again

Holder opines that DOMA’s unconstitutionality prevents enforcement of ban on benefits

Cleveland Kidnapper Hangs Himself In Prison

Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match With Voter

Oklahoma Governor Signs Extradition Order For Baby Veronica’s Dad


Massachusetts Atheists Seek Removal Of Public Schools’ Pledge of Allegiance

R.I. Governor Chafee Won’t Run For Re-Election

NRA Joins ACLU In Suit Against NSA

Wikileaker Seeks Presidential Pardon



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Oil Prices Retreat On Syria Inaction: NYMEX $107.23, Brent $114.91
LinkedIn Shares Drop On $1 Billion Stock Offering
US Trade Deficit Widens In July
US Car Sales Jump To Near Six-Year High On Recovery Hopes
McDonald’s Exploring Changes to Dollar Menu
Navistar To Cut 500 Jobs Following 3Q Loss
Samsung Aims To Redefine Future Of Smartwatches
Jawbone Unveils Mini Jambox: Big Sound, Small Package
Microsoft Wins Jury Ruling In Motorola Patent Case
Qualcomm Takes On AirPlay With AllPlay Wireless Streaming
Microsoft Says Most XBox One Pre-Order Supply Sold Out



SPORTS
Big Papi & The BoSox Blow Out The Tigers 20-4

David Ortiz after his seventh-inning dinger

Sox launch eight homers in epic rout; Oritz passes 2000-hit mark

A’ s Lay Beatdown On Darvish, Rangers; Remain Tied Atop AL West


Hawks Reward Hjalmarsson With Five-Year Extension

Cubs Claim Daniel Bard Off Waivers, Hope To Resurrect His Career

NASCAR Bans Racer’s Girlfriend For Slapping Rival

Astros Finally Win One Against Twins

Indians Beat Orioles 6-4 With Help From Lucky Chicken

J-Zim Leads Nats Past Phillies For Win #16



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Christina Aguilera: Maxim’s October Cover Girl

Slimmed down

Plus, an interview.


Emma Watson: British GQ’s Cover Girl

Scarlett Johansson Engaged

Lamar Odom Enters Rehab

Jack Nicholson Retires From ActingOr Maybe Not?

Gwen Stefani Pregnant With Baby #3 At 43

Snooki, Leah Remini, And The Rest Of The Cast Announced For “Dancing With The Stars” Seventeenth Season


Kris Jenner’s TV Crew Glad Her Show Got Cancelled

Clint & Dina Eastwood Split Up

“Big Brother” Star Aaryn Gries’ Black Valentine Comes Forward: “She’s Not Racist”

Fergie, Josh Duhamel After Baby Axl’s Birth: “All Is Good!”

Intruder Arrested At John Cusack’s Malibu Home



FOREIGNERS
Iranian President Wishes Jews “Shana Tovah” On Twitter
PRC Cops Suspect Aunt Of Horrific Attack On Boy
German President Gauck Visits WW2 Massacre Site Of Oradour-Sur-Glane
UK Parliamentary Porn Consumption Laid Bare In Official Figures
Senior Palestinian: Peace Talks With Israel Going Nowhere
Mexican Lawmakers Pass Education Reform
Pope Sacks Dominican Republic Nuncio Over Abuse Allegations



BLOGS & STUFF
The Looking Spoon: Obama’s Official Syria Propaganda Movie
Michelle Malkin: Gun-Grabbers Go Full Femme-A-Gogue In Colorado
Twitchy: Obama On The “Red Line” – I Didn’t Draw That. Somebody Else Made That Happen.
American Power: The Democrats’ “Smart Power” Lies In Ruins
American Thinker: The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Propaganda Push Pitted Against Pricey Premiums
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, September 4
Jammie Wearing Fools: “While Cory Booker is traveling the state and taking money from Hollywood celebrities, the people of Newark are besieged”
JustOneMinute: The Buck Stops Everywhere
Pat Dollard: Contradicting Obama Denial Of Ever Having Done It, Kerry Identifies Date ‘The President Drew The Red Line’
Protein Wisdom: All Your Choice And Your Labor Are Belong To Us (Or Some Identity Group Of Our Choosing)
Shot In The Dark: Say No
The Jawa Report: Meanwhile, In Libya…Remember Libya?
The Lonely Conservative: The Choom Gang Takes Over The White House
Megan McArdle: Frederik Pohl’s Great Stories And Sketchy Economics


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