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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.23.14

Posted on | January 23, 2014 | 12 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
“Thousands” Brave Cold To Join March For Life

Pro-life demonstrators march down Pennsylvania Avenue


Annual protest of Roe v. Wade adds adoption to the mix

Texas Executes Mexican Cop-Killer Despite State Dept. Whining, Foreign Protests
Executed for 1994 murder of Houston policeman


Treasury Secretary To Congress: My Bad
December estimate too optimistic; now says Congress needs to raise debt limit by late February



POLITICS
Former EPA Official Briefs Congress On EPA’s Project To “Modify The DNA” Of Capitalism

Former EPA official & convicted fraudster John Beale

Institute For Energy Research seizes on “smoking gun”; e-mails show cozy relationship between EPA, green groups

Conservative Super PAC To Fund Secretary Of State Hopefuls

Christie Drawing Increased Hispanic Support Despite Scandals

Obama Comments Not Meant To Endorse Weed Legalization, White House Claims

Independent Review Board Condemns NSA Phone Data Collection As Illegal, Calls For Its End

Energy Secretary Brushes Aside Speculation On Ending Oil Export Ban

Virginia’s New Attorney General Won’t Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Pentagon Relaxes Rules On Religious Apparel, Facial Hair



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Profit-Taking Pulls Asian Crude Down From US Highs: NYMEX $96.42, Brent $107.95
Asian Shares Lower After Weak PRC Data
Icahn Increases Pressure On Apple, Raises Stake To $3 Billion
IBM Drags On Dow, But Stocks Mostly Rise
Target To Drop Health Insurance For Part-Timers
Hyundai Profit Misses Estimates On Strong Won, ROK Slowdown
Descent Of Man: How Texting Stops Us Walking Tall
Google Dismisses Eavesdropping Threat In Chrome Feature
PRC Blames Hackers For Internet Disruption; Experts Say It Was Probably Censors
Valve Releases SteamOS Beta
Microsoft Offers To Store Foreign Users’ Data Outside US



SPORTS
Tanaka Of The Yankees

Japanese ace joins Yankees’ rotation

Signs seven-year, $155 million deal

Flames Edge Coyotes, Stop Seven-Game Home Slump

Jefferson Outduels Griffin As Bobcats Beat Clippers

Jokinen Scores Two As Pens Rally To Crush Canadiens

Grady Sizemore Returns To The Majors With The Red Sox

Wings Edge Blackhawks In Shootout 5-4

Federal Baseball Lexicon, 2014 Edition



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Selena Gomez On “Really Bad Split”

Needs a boyfriend who’s not threatened by her success

The Seventeen cover girl’s interview. No loss of IQ required.

Patti LaBelle On “Little Heifers Who Can’t Sing”, Why She’s Not A Diva

Love Won’t Keep Them Together: Captain & Tennille Divorcing

Bill Cosby Returning To NBC, Will Star In Family Comedy

Tension On “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Set As Director, Author Clash


Vanessa Paradis “Not Bitter” Over Johnny Depp’s Engagement To Amber Heard

It’s A Girl For Jenni “JWoww” Farley

Leah Messer To Reveal Daughter’s Muscular Dystrophy On “Teen Mom 2” Premiere

Jonah Hill Took Just $60K For “Wolf Of Wall Street” So He Could Work With Scorsese

Shia LeBeouf Claims Recent Bizarre Behavior Was “Performance Art”

Lorde Texts Taylor Swift For Advice

Lena Dunham Helps Man Sell Couch On Craigslist

“I’m Not Your Daddy, So Back Off!” Eddie Murphy On The Attack

NBC Shelves “Murder She Wrote” Reboot



FOREIGNERS
Ukraine Opposition Gives President Election Ultimatum
Defiant Rob Ford Attacks Toronto Council On Drinking, Tax Hikes
ROK Economic Growth Slows
India Police Accuse Village Elders Of Ordering Woman’s Gang-Rape
Israel Busts Al-Qaeda Plot To Bomb US Embassy In Tel Aviv
Abe: No Heroes Buried At Yasukuni Shrine
Pakistani Shiites Rally For Third Day Of Protests, Refuse To Bury Dead From Bus Bombing
Putin Spokesman: Russia Won’t Intervene In Ukraine Protests
South Sudan Blasts Calls To Put Country Under UN Trusteeship
PRC Dissident Rejects Court’s Authority, Refuses To Defend Himself
Syrian Peace Talks Open With Vitriol



BLOGS & STUFF
Proof Positive: Showdown At The AC Corral
First Street Journal: More Foreign Policy Brilliance From John Francois Kerry
The Looking Spoon: It’s A Good Thing Liberals Think Gender Is An Artificial Construct, So This Shouldn’t Offend Them
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Meet The Obama Voter Running As A Republican In California
Michelle Malkin: Lessons For Shove Guv Andrew Cuomo
Twitchy: “So Full Of Sh!t” – Wisconsin Lawmaker Slammed For “Profane” Reaction During Scott Walker Speech
American Power: Older Americans Finding Community At McDonald’s
American Thinker: Obama The Ingrate
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Congrats To Cover Oregon, The Worst State Exchange!
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin – NAACP Leader Shows True Colors
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, January 22
Jammie Wearing Fools: Another Obamacare Success Story – Disabled CA Woman Signs Up For Obamacare, Can’t Find Doctor
Joe For America: Scott Walker Tells Wisconsin, Here’s An $800 Million Tax Cut – It’s Your Money
JustOneMinute: The Ten Thousand
Pat Dollard: Obama Celebrates 41 Years Of Abortion – An “Opportunity To Fulfill Dreams”
Protein Wisdom: Planned Parenthood Claims Healthcare Inequality Undeniably Tied To Racism
Shot In The Dark: 14:59
The Jawa Report: Guy Who Got Stuck In Antarctic Ice Gets Award For Super-Accurate Global Warming Model
The Lonely Conservative: GOP Senators Tell Sebelius To Stop Calling Medicare Benefits Free
This Ain’t Hell: Jay Kerwin Meets Don Shipley
Megan McArdle: Better Isn’t Happening At Sears


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