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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.30.13

Posted on | September 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Shutdown Showdown

Speaker of the House John Boehner

Hours before deadline, neither GOP nor Democrats are budging


Justice Department To Sue North Carolina Over Voter Law
DOJ cites alleged racial discrimination


Rahul Gandhi Slams Move To Shield Convicted Politicians
Slams ordinance allowing convicted lawmakers to hold office, stand for election



POLITICS
ObamaCare’s Scope, Rocky Intro Signals Problems For Tuesday Start

A Tea Party member picks up brochures on the impact of ObamaCare at a meeting in New Hampshire

Administration claims it’s ready, even as more delays crop up

NSA Gathers Data On Us Citizens’ Social Connections

GOP Candidate For NYC Mayor Lhota Wants To Cut Taxes


Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Abortion Restrictions

Senator Coburn Calls Out Congress For Blowing Money On “Fruity” Grants

Wendy Davis Calls For More Spending

Stacy’s Crazy Cousin John Hires Syria Analyst Who Lied About Her Credentials

#2 US Nuke Commander Suspended Amid Gambling Probe



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Oil Tumbles On US Budget Impasse: NYMEX $101.71; Brent $107.81
PRC Manufacturing Growth Slower Than Expected
Stock Futures, Dollar Jolted BY Politics In US, Italy
Candy Crush Creator King Files For IPO
Apple Passes Coca-Cola As Most Valuable Brand
Siemens Cuts 15,000 Jobs
Goodbye Thumbsticks: Valve Unveils Steam Controller With PC-Like Trackpads
Intel Invests In Wearable Device Maker Recon
Poll: Sony’s PS4 Tops XBox One On Gamers’ Wish Lists
The Coolest Projects At The World Maker Faire
Why You Can’t Compare “Grand Theft Auto V” To The Movie Industry



SPORTS
Indians Await Winner Of Wildcard Tiebreaker

The Tribe celebrates at Target Field

5-1 victory over Twins clinches #1 slot in wildcard; #2 slot goes to winner of today’s Rangers/Rays game

Kipsang Breaks Marathon World Record In Berlin

Henderson Alvarez Closes Marlins Season With No-Hitter

Johnson Makes His Chase Case With Record Win At Dover

Rangers Beat Angels 6-2, Force Wildcard Tiebreaker

Patriots Hold Off Falcons, Now 4-0

Pirates Beat Reds 4-2, Get Home Field Advantage For Wildcard

Astros Lose To Yanks 5-1, Set Franchise Record For Losses; Worst Season-Ending Skid Since 1899

A’s Shut Out M’s 9-0 In Finale

Jags Support QB Gabbert Despite 37-3 Stomping By Colts; Tebow Time Yet?

Davey Johnson’s Return Ends With 3-2 Loss To Snakes



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Check Out Kaley Cuoco’s Engagement Ring!

Because Jennifer Lawrence looked like she was on Thorazine

Sportin’ a 2.5-karat diamond

Heather Morris Gives Birth To Baby Boy Elijah

Neil Patrick Harris Directing Magic Show “Nothing To Hide”

Liam Hemsworth Takes A Break From “The Hunger Games” For Breakfast

Real Housewives’ Melissa Gorga: It’s “Disgusting” That People Think I’m Promoting Marital Rape

Lisa Marie D’Amato Gives Birth To Baby Boy Dax

Zac Efron Breaks Post-Rehab Silence, Shares Photo Of Peru Trip


CBS’ “Unforgettable” Renewed For Third Season

Fox Nabs Damon Wayans Jr. Comedy Show

ABC Eyes “Modern Family” Spinoff

“Blind Billy” Returns In “Dumb And Dumber To” After Writers Track Former Child Star Down On Facebook

Christina Hendricks Covers Her Curves In Strawberries And Cherries At Charity Brunch

Reese Witherspoon Shows Her Support For Jessica Alba With Honest Company Bag



FOREIGNERS
Car Bomb Rips Through Peshawar Market, Kills 40
Boko Haram Slaughters Dozens Of Students
Netanyahu To Press Obama Not To Ease Sanctions Despite Rouhani’s Sweet Talk
Amanda Knox Retrial Begins Today In Italy
Modi Rips India’s Gandhi Dyanasty As Delhi Crowd Tops 100K
Italian Politics In Crisis After Berlusconi’s Latest Move
Early Poll Results Give Austria’s Grand Coalition A Second Term
Dozens Missing After Boats Caught In South China Sea Typhoon
Shin Bet Arrests Iranian Spy



BLOGS & STUFF
Aewl’s Abode: Thoughts On Ted Cruz
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Is Bill Maher The Stupidest Man On The Planet?
Dead Republican Party: Full Text Of Richard Nixon’s Acceptance Speech At The DeRP Convention In St. Petersburg, Florida
Rotten Chestnuts: Is Jesus A Liberal Or A Conservative?
Chicks On The Right: If You Thought Crack Was Wack, Just Wait
American Power: Boehner Attacks Senate “Arrogance” As Deadline Approaches #MakeDCListen
American Thinker: Separating The Kafirs From The Muslims
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – The Problem With Delaying
Don Surber: Weekend Scoreboard, September 27-29
Jammie Wearing Fools: Hide The Decline – Obama Approval Plummets To 39% In D+10 Reuters/Ipsos Poll
JustOneMinute: OK, So There Is Crying In Baseball
Pat Dollard: Shutdown Won’t Harm Republicans – “We Won Seats”, Tom DeLay Recalls
Protein Wisdom: “Carney ‘Would Totally Enroll In ObamaCare’ (Except He Won’t)”
Shot In The Dark: The Plan! The Plan! The Plan Is On Fire!
The Jawa Report: Twitter Officially Doing Business With Al Qaeda
The Lonely Conservative: The Syria News You Won’t Hear From The Mainstream Media
Megan McArdle: 11 Pieces Of ObamaCare Wisdom That Shouldn’t Be So Conventional


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