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Posted on | December 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Obama Fixes Max Baucus Problem By Shipping Him Off To Beijing

Senator Max Baucus, D-Montana

President to name Blue Dog Senator ambassador to PRC

Advisory Panel Tells Obama To End NSA Phone Dragnet
One of five recommendations regarding the “rogue” intel agency


US Ignored Requests To Resolve Consul’s Maid Issue
SecState Kerry apologizes for humiliating treatment of Khobragade



POLITICS
Obama Advisor Podesta Under Fire For Comparing GOP To Jonestown

Head of the Center for American Progress can’t leave his mudslinging ways behind

Remark made while encouraging Obama “to rule like a Third World dictator”

Interim Minnesota Exchange Head Answers Conflict Of Interest Questions

Rep. Fleming: Best “Fix” For Obamacare Is A Mercy Killing

Ohio Secretary Of State Finds 17 Non-Citizens Cast Ballots In 2012 Election

Obenshain Concedes Virginia AG Race To Herring



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Slips Toward $109 As Dollar Rises On Fed Stimulus Tapering: NYMEX $97.73, Brent $109.35
Global Markets Rise After Fed’s Decision To Unwind Stimulus
Secret Service Probing Potential Target Data Breach
Housing Starts Jump To Highest Level Since February 2008
Astra Zeneca Pays $4.1 Billion To Buy Bristol Myers Out Of Diabetes Alliance
Holiday Shopping Season Proves Disappointing So Far
Frustrated Users Complain About SkyDrive Issues After Windows 8.1 Update
Will 2014 Be The Year Of Windows Phone?
LG To Launch World’s First All-In-One Chrome Computer
Research Shows How MacBook Webcams Can Be Activated Without User’s Knowledge
Comedian Gets Revenge On Loud Mobile Phone Users



SPORTS
FCC Proposes Ending Blackout Rules

Chargers fans in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants.

Only one of 224 NFL games blacked out this year; Feds mull change since leagues no longer get most of their revenue from ticket sales

Penguins Top Rangers With Sutter’s Lone SO Goal

Timbermutts Tame Streaking Blazers, 120-109

#10 Huskies Upset By Stanford At Home, 53-51

Jagr Passes Howe On Game Winner List As Devils Rout Senators

Clippers Overpower Pelicans 108-95

Tea Party Members Have Serious Beef With Braves’ New Stadium

The Rumor Mill: Nats Seeking Backup Catcher? Infield Help?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Demi Lovato Leaving “X Factor”

Demi Lovato

Plans to spend 2014 completely focused on her music


Phil Robertson From “Duck Dynasty” Suspended For “Anti-Gay” Remarks

Paul Rudd To Star In Marvel’s “Ant-Man”

2 Fast, 2 Furious? Eva Mendes, Ryan Goslin Take Relationship Timeout



Pippa Middleton Announces Engagement To Boyfriend Nico Jackson

Joaquin Phoenix To Play Lex Luthor?

Hugh Jackman In Talks For Blackbeard Role In “Pan”

Jay Leno In Demand; CNN’s Zucker Among Suitors

Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga Sing Duet On “The Voice” Season 5 Finale

Will Ferrell Explains Why There’ll Never Be An “Elf” Sequel

R. Kelly Hates On The Haters Who Hate That He Hate-F*cks Teens

Evangeline Lilly – Orlando Bloom Lied About Us Getting Wasted Together



FOREIGNERS
Rebels Take South Sudan Town After “Coup Attempt”
Muslim Brotherhood Rejects Terrorism Charges Against Morsi
Putin: Russia Will Take “Tough Steps” To Guard Its Arctic Interests
India’s FM Khurshid Wants “Friend” US To Drop Case Against Khobragade
Tokyo Governor Resigns Over Bribery Scandal
Angela Merkel Appeals For “More Europe”
Thai Protesters On The March Again
Indian Media Welcome Historic Anti-Corruption Bill



BLOGS & STUFF
Proof Positive: President Selfie Is 111th Most Important Man In History
Dead Republican Party: New #FreeKate Charges On The Way?
The Looking Spoon: The Team To Bring In If You’re Afraid America Is Too Big To Fail
Michelle Malkin: While America Sleeps – The Crony Obama Donors In Charge Of DHS
Twitchy: Selective Outrage – GLAAD Slams Phil Robertson After Letting Alec Baldwin Slide
American Power: Leftist Character Assassins Now Remorseful Over Destruction Of Mitt Romney
American Thinker: The Decline And Fall Of Political Discourse
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Walt Kowalski Meets Pajama Boy
Don Surber: Saving Obamacare Is A Pretty Easy Task
Jammie Wearing Fools: Pajama Boy – The Obama Machine’s Id
JustOneMinute: Ironic Genius At The WSJ
Pat Dollard: Pelosi Says Lacking “Sufficient Documentation” Not Enough Reason For Deportation
Protein Wisdom: Ohio Democrats – “If You Like Your Children, You Can Keep Your Children”
Shot In The Dark: Conscripted
The Jawa Report: When The Obvious Becomes Controversial
The Lonely Conservative: Senate Dems Refused To Cut Illegal Alien Welfare To Spare Military Retiree Cuts
This Ain’t Hell: Anger Understandable, But Cool Thinking Needed
Megan McArdle: More Obamacare Delays. Surprised?


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