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Posted on | February 4, 2014 | 8 Comments

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TOP NEWS
Tech Firms Reveal Secret US Demands For Data

File photo shows server racks at a Google data center; Agent Smith not shown :v

Google, Facebook, others reveal data requested by secret FISA court


Christie Reiterates: No Role In Lane Closures
Acknowledges federal subpoena during radio show



Israelis Take Kerry’s Boycott Remarks As Threat
Strategic Affairs Ministers Sheinitz: “Israel will not negotiate with a gun to its head.”



POLITICS
Fractures Emerge Between Obama, Congressional Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is opposed to President Obama’s prime trade initiative

Senate Democrats also want Keystone pipeline approved as they eye the 2014 elections


Senator Hatch Rebukes IRS Over Reinstatement Of 2013 Performance Bonuses



Auditors Say VA Lacks Control Over Its Own Data, Leaks Could Result

Recruiting Fraud, Kickback Scandal Rock Army

Treasury Secretary Asks For Bipartisan Approach To Debt Ceiling

Farm Bill Survives Test Vote In Senate, Faces Heavy Criticism

Democrats Introduce Bill To Temporarily Fix Net Neutrality



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Drops On Weak Manufacturing Data From US, PRC: NYMEX $96.64, Brent $105.98
Asian Shares Extend Rout As Shares Slide In Japan
Chattanooga VW Plant Vote Will Settle Union Question
Suspected Data Breach At Holiday Inn, Marriott Hotels
Layoffs Expected At Disney Interactive
Trader Joe’s Bails On NE Portland Store
CEO Of iOS News App “Paper” Tells Facebook To Stop Using Their Name
Google Chromecast SDK Lets App Developers Supersize Their Apps For TV
Facebook Turns Ten, But Are Its Days Numbered?
Sprint Brings Push-To-Talk To More Android Devices
Apple Building Its Own Content Delivery Network?



SPORTS
Cooney Scores 33 As #1 Syracuse Tops Notre Dame

Trevor Cooney carries the Orange offense

No other Syracuse player reached double figures

Hendricks Lifts Oilers To 3-2 Win Over Sabres

Griffin Scores 36, Clippers Fall To Nuggets Anyway

Red Wings Shut Out Canucks In Tortorella’s Return

Nyets Hold Off Sixers 108-102, Snap Three-Game Skid

Pens Edge Sens 2-1

Mets Sign Kyle Farnsworth To Minor-League Deal

Avalanche Bury Devils With Third Period Rally, Early OT Shot

Mavs Rout Cavs 124-107

#6 Villanova Rolls To 20th Win

Fister Avoids Arbitration, Signs For One Year, $7.2 Million



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Laura Prepon Returning For “Orange Is The New Black” Second Season

Well, most of it.

Creator Jenji Kohan says series moving to more of an ensemble cast


Taylor Swift Bumrushed By Obsessed Fan At London Concert

Miley Cyrus Doesn’t Care What You Think

Justin Bieber Sex Tape Shocker


“Teen Wolf” Books Dylan Sprayberry For Season Four

Prosecutor Wants Chris Smith Jailed Now

Fremantle Media To Adapt “American Gods” As Dramatic Series

Warner Brothers Already Working On Sequel To “The Lego Movie”

Kevin, Danielle Jonas Welcome Baby Daughter



FOREIGNERS
Ireland Must Do More To Tackle Corruption, EU Warns
Student With Rifles Kills Two In Standoff At Moscow School
Al-Qaeda Breaks Ties With Syrian Affiliate
Mandela’s $4 Million Estate To Be Split Among Family And Trusts
Thai Opposition Challenges Ballots In Court
Susan Rice Blasts Israel For Criticizing Kerry
Knox Judge Faces Allegations Of Impropriety
Syrian Air Strikes Kill At Least 18 In Aleppo
More Than 50 Jihadis Killed In Iraq’s Anbar Province
Saudi King Decrees Punishment For Jihadis
US, EU Officials Push For Ukraine Aid Package



BLOGS & STUFF
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Anyone Remember Heroin Chic?
Doug Powers: Obama Tells O’Reilly Administration Scandals Keep Surfacing Because Fox News Keeps Reporting Them
Twitchy: “Dana Loesch Is My Hero” Conservative Superstar Totally Kills It On The View
American Power: Montreal Woman Dies After Hijab Caught In Escalator
American Thinker: Why Gays Have So Much Influence Over Our Culture
Blackfive: ROTC Cadet Spit On At Phoenix Open
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Jesse Myerson Doubles Down On Stupidity
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Exchange Screwup? Sucks To Be You.
Conservatives 4Palin: Sarah Palin – “Please Remember Prayers For Chris Kyle’s Family”
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, February 3
Jammie Wearing Fools: Another Obamacare Success Story – Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care In Washington
Joe For America: Donations To Karl Rove’s Groups Drop 98% After Targeting Tea Party
JustOneMinute: Woody Allen
Pat Dollard: Muslim Arrested For Arson Attack On Gay Nightclub Was Also State Department “Cultural Ambassador”
Protein Wisdom: Suddenly Serious Topic – Is The GOP On A Suicide Mission?
Shot In The Dark: Grandma Bea
The Jawa Report: Sandra Fluke Contemplates Run For Congress
The Lonely Conservative: Common Core Panelist – “The Children Belong To All Of Us”
This Ain’t Hell: To Karzai, Taliban Are “Brothers”, Americans Are “Rivals”
Megan McArdle: Obamacare Wonks Flunk Data Analysis


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