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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.28.14

Posted on | January 28, 2014 | 8 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Snowden Claims “Angry Birds” Are Working For The NSA

The popular game has been downloaded 1.7 billion times.

NSA denies accusations of snooping on smartphone game for personal info

Farm Bill Cuts Food Stamps By $800 Million
Also scraps direct subsidies in favor of crop insurance


Yushchenko Bends On Protest Laws, Offers Amnesty
Harsh laws limiting protests to be scrapped; protesters who seized Justice Ministry to receive amnesty



POLITICS
Republican Senators Pitch Obamacare Reform

Senators Coburn and Burr

Blueprint would scrap individual mandate, coverage requirements, and make state exchanges optional, among other changes

White House Vows Veto Of Obamacare Abortion Funding Ban

California Denies Law License To Plagiarist Stephen Glass

Western States Face Water Rationing As Feds Reduce Water Flow

Chuck Schumer Wants Tracking Devices For Autistic Kids

Florida High Court Okays Medical Marijuana Initiative



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Futures Steady As Stockpiles Weigh On Prices: NYMEX $95.71, Brent $106.69
Dollar Mixed Ahead Of Fed Meeting
Caterpillar Forecast Tops Estimates As Construction Recovers
Can Debit Cards And Microloans Save The Postal Service?
Asian Stocks Swing Between Gains And Losses On PRC, Fed News
US Steel Loss Widens As Shipments Fall
Google Sees Less Geeky Future With New Glass Designs
Microsoft To Rename SkyDrive OneDrive, Retain Logo
Google, Samsung Forge Global Patent Deal
ROK Says No To Bloatware
Microsoft Buys “Gears Of War” Franchise



SPORTS
Pierce Scores 33, Nyets Lose Anyway

Pierce loses the ball after being fouled by the Raptors’ John Salmons

Toronto edges Brooklyn 103-102


Bruins Best Islanders, 6-3

San Francisco Bulls Of The ECHL Go Out Of Business

Zambrano Apologizes For Venezuela Dustup


Fleury Slams The Door Shut Again As Pens Silence Sabres

Love Scores 31 As Timbermutts Beat Bulls

Hurricanes Rally Past Blue Jackets, 3-2

Clippers Wrap Road Trip With Rout Of Bucks

Danny Espinosa Confident He Can Win Back Second Base



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Ashley Benson’s Rules For On-Screen Nudity

There are rules?

Cosmo’s cover girl for March


Beyonce Slammed By Parents: “It’s A Sad Day When We Can’t Even Let Our Kids Watch The Grammys”

Quentin Tarantino Suing Gawker Over Leaked Script

Heidi Klum And Martin Kirsten Split

Elizabeth Banks To Direct “Pitch Perfect 2”


Jonathan Banks From “Breaking Bad” Joins Prequel “Better Call Saul”

Ariana Grande: Bieber Needs Help, Not Punishment

Ramona Singer, Husband Mario Separate

Tom Hanks Joins Paul Rudd For Spot-On “Bosom Buddies” Parody

Rosie O’Donnell Returns To “The View”

Scarlett Johansson’s Sexy Super Bowl Commercial

Sean Lowe Marries Catherine Giudici



FOREIGNERS
Egypt’s Supreme Council Of The Armed Forces Empowers Field Marshal Al-Sisi To Run For President
Mexico Legalizes Vigilante Forces, Nabs Cartel Leader
Animal Rights Wackos Pester Pope After Peace Doves Attacked
Large Israeli Delegation Including 54 MKs, Marks Holocaust Day At Auschwitz
Boko Haram Attacks In Nigeria Leave 74 Dead
Report Claims Norks Exterminated Relatives Of Purged Uncle
US Airstrike In Somalia Targets Jihadi Leader
Thieves Steal Reliquary Containing John Paul II’s Blood
Rahul Gandhi Accuses Gujarat Government Of Abetting 2002 Riots
Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen Condemns Ruling AK Party’s Actions



BLOGS & STUFF
Tony Katz: There’s No Such Thing As A Living Wage
First Street Journal: When Teachers Cover Up Other Teachers Molesting Children
Michelle Malkin: It Begins – Afghanistan Releases Dangerous Jihadis Over US Objections
Twitchy: Michelle Obama Asks For $10 Donations To Help “Protect Obamacare”, Guffaws Ensue
American Power: More Americans Getting Sick Of Militant Homosexual Agenda
American Thinker: Democrats Are Playing The Knockout Game
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Don’t Help Your Friends!
Conservatives4Palin: Keep Your Doctor, Change Your Senator – @MonicaForOregon
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, January 27
Jammie Wearing Fools: The Future Under Obamacare – Man Found Dead In ER After Waiting Eight Hours For Doctor
Joe For America: Rand Paul Calls Out Bill Clinton As A Sexual Predator
JustOneMinute: They Lost Me At “Hello”
Pat Dollard: Must See – Michele Bachmann Takes On Bernie Sanders
Protein Wisdom: Compare And Contrast
Shot In The Dark: Chanting Points Memo – Will Susan Perry Ever Stop Treating Readers Like Junior High Kids?
The Jawa Report: Al Qaeda Unionizes In Syria
The Lonely Conservative: Dems Pushing For Minimum Wage Pay Their Interns Nothing
This Ain’t Hell: Generals Gone Wild
Megan McArdle: Will Legal Pot Mean Fewer Drug Addicts?


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