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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.06.14

Posted on | January 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Record-Setting Cold Temperatures Blow Into Midwest, Northeast

Icy roads and high winds make travel treacherous

Polar vortex spurs wind chill warnings from Montana to Alabama

Election-Year Politics Shaping Congressional Agenda
Democrats want minimum wage hike

South Sudan Peace Talks Delayed Amid Fresh Gunfire
Capitol residents on edge from rumors of rebel advance



POLITICS
Liz Cheney Abandons Senate Bid

Official announcement expected today

Stumbling campaign faced wide poll lead by incumbent Enzi



Utah Gun Maker Turns Down $15 Million Deal With Pakistan


Rand Paul: Kentucky Health Exchange Also A Mess, Gave His Son Medicaid

Environmentalists Pin Hopes On Obama’s Executive Orders

President’s Birthday Gift To First Lady: Time Alone In Hawaii

Kerry Vows Support For Iraqi Government In Fallujah But Won’t Send Troops



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Rebounds On Bargain Hunting: NYMEX $94.13, Brent $107.13
JPMorganChase Nears $2 Billion Deal In Case Related To Madoff
Yen Gains In Asia On Investor Caution
American Vehicles Jump Decades With Best Sales Since 2007
US Office Vacancy Rates Unchanged Amid Sluggish Job Growth
Liberty Media Bids For Full Ownership Of Sirius XM
Five Questions About The Future Of Tech That CES 2014 Will Answer
Roku TV Unveiled: TV Sets With Roku Streaming Built In
Nvidia Updates Mobile Processor With PC-Level Graphics Boost
HP Takes Android Over Chrome For New Slate 21 Pro All-In-One
Drone Maker Parrot Gets Playful



SPORTS
Legendary Padres Broadcaster Jerry Coleman Dies, 89

“The Colonel” had been the Padres’ broadcaster since 1972

Former Yankees infielder, Marine pilot saw action in WW2, Korea. Tony Gwynn: “He was just how you should be. He represented all the good while being so humble. He never boasted about himself. Jerry’s one of the best human beings you’ll ever want to meet.”

Kaepernick Bares Arms, Tats, And Toughness For Victory At Lambeau

Third Straight One-And-Done Leaves Nothing But Disappointment In Cincinnati

Canucks Sign 43-Year-Old As Emergency Backup Goalie

#20 Colorado Upsets Undefeated #10 Oregon

Oilers End Lightning’s 5-Game Win Streak

Are The Nationals Done Building This Winter?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Ke$ha Enters Rehab For Eating Disorder

“[I need]…to learn to love myself again. Exactly as I am.”


Blames producer Dr. Luke for disorder: “He called me fat”

“Hangover” Star Justin Bartha Marries Trainer Lia Smith In Hawaii

“Young & Restless” Star Michael Muhney Fired For Groping Co-Star’s Breasts

Liam McIntyre Marries Erin Hasan

Phil Everly Of The Everly Brothers Dies, 74

Lisa Robin Kelly From “That 70s Show” – Death Ruled Accidental Drug Overdose

Universal To “Retire” Paul Walker’s “Fast & Furious” Character

Instagram Star Jen Selter Has An Enviable Butt  – And 1.3 Million Followers

Women Of “Banshee” Go Wild In Las Vegas

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua: Some Cultural Groups Are Just Better Than Others

Snow Freezes New Equinox Ads

Palm Beach Coconuts Change Look



FOREIGNERS
Activity In India’s Services Sector Shrinks, But Hiring Picks Up
Bangladeah’s Ruling Awami League Wins Boycotted Poll
Sunni Tribal Militias Lead Drive To Eject Al-Qaeda As Iraqi Army Holds Back Troops
Israeli Arabs Reject Liberman’s Bid For Land Exchange With Palestinians
Hun Sen Moves To Suppress Cambodian Opposition
Hospital Chief: Ariel Sharon’s Condition Stable, But Prognosis Grim
Pope Francis To Visit Holy Land In May Amid Peace Push
India’s Aam Aadmi Party To Contest Lok Sabha Elections
Travel Industry Worried Over Continuing Thai Unrest



BLOGS & STUFF
American Power: Antarctic Global Warming Scientists Risked Lives Of Paying Tourists On Chartered Russian Vessel That Couldn’t Break Ice
Proof Positive: Bright Idea and It’s Girl Scout Munchie Time!
Dead Republican Party: Diversity Is Divisiveness In Disguise
Michelle Malkin: Obama’s Afghanistan Mess
Twitchy: “Early Favorite For Weirdest Of 2014″ – New Old Spice Ad Creeps Out Consumers
American Power: “Everything Starts With Karl Marx And Ends With The Democrats”
American Thinker: The Denaturalization Of America
Blackfive: Al Qaeda Back In Charge Of Fallujah And Ramadi
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Don’t Even Think Of Making Changes
Don Surber: Prospects For 2014 Are Encouraging
Jammie Wearing Fools: “Affordable” Obamacare – Woman With Chest Pains Skips X-Ray After Discovering She Has A $5500 Deductible
JustOneMinute: TimesWatch, With A KausWatch Bonus
Pat Dollard: Kerry Reportedly Offering US Troops To Secure Borders Of “A New Palestinian State”
Protein Wisdom: Let’s Just Finally Come Out And Say It, Shall We? All Penetration Is Rape
Shot In The Dark: The Thing About Obama Supporters
The Jawa Report: US Sends Icebreaker To Free Icebreaker Sent To Free Global Warming Nuts
The Lonely Conservative: Senator Ron Johnson Suing Over Obamacare Exemptions For Congress
This Ain’t Hell: A Damn Nice Gesture
Megan McArdle: Can’t Get Tenure? Then Get A Real Job


The FMJRA will be posted tomorrow night.


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