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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.05.14

Posted on | February 5, 2014 | Comments Off

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
CBO: Obamacare Will Push 2 Million Workers Out Of The Job Market

Approved!
(with apologies to Mike Williamson)

White House argues reduction in work force is a good thing

Turkish Deputy PM: Progress In Talks With Israel
Still no agreement on weregild for Turks killed in Mavi Marmara incident


Russia Has Had About Enough Of Your Free Speech Bullshit
With political protests banned from Olympics, Russia plans to block dissidents from attending even as spectators



POLITICS
After Three Years Of Talks, Farm Bill Finally Passes

An Illinois farmer walks along his cornfield

Most of $100 billion/year budget allocated to food stamps; bill ends direct subsidies to farmers in favor of crop insurance

Alaska To Vote On Legalizing Pot


NY State Delays Common Core Tests

Boehner: Immigration Still Iffy For 2014

Obama Forgot To Consult DOJ Before Claiming No Corruption At IRS

Navy Opens Investigation Into Reactor Training Cheating

Texas Exonerated More Inmates In 2013 Than Any Other State

S&P Cuts Puerto Rico Bond Ratings To Junk



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
America’s Polar Vortex Pumps Up Asian Crude: NYMEX $97.59, Brent $105.88
Microsoft Gets Style Shift As Nadella Replaces Ballmer
JPMorgan To Pay $614 Million Fine In Mortgage Fraud Cases
Wall Street Bounces Back As Bargain Hunters Move In
Asian Stocks Higher On Modest Rebound In Japan
WSJ: Radio Shack To Close 500 Stores
Microsoft Buys $15 Million Stake In Foursquare
OpenDaylight Debuts Hydrogen Open-Source SDN Platform
Apple, Microsoft, Mobile Carriers Pony Up For Obama’s School Broadband Plan
Evernote Adds Descriptive Search With Filters And “Everyday Language” To Mac App
Satellite Hotspot Will Leave No Stone Unturned To Get You Wifi



SPORTS
Boozer & The Bulls Bounce Back

Carlos Boozer shoots over the Suns’ Channing Frye

Bulls defuse Suns explosive offense in 101-92 win; stops Phoenix’ win streak at five


Thorburn Lifts Jets To 2-1 Win Over Canes

Journalists Find Incomplete Hotels, Other Unpleasantries In Sochi

Nash Returns, But Lakers Lose To Timbermutts Anyway

Bourque Helps Habs Shut Down Flames


Pacers End Streak Of Losses In Atlanta At Twelve

Sens Edge Blues In Shootout

#8 Kansas Shakes Off Sluggish Start To Beat Baylor

Iginla, Lucic Lead Bruins To 3-1 Win Against Canucks

#18 Kentucky Tops Mississippi 80-64

Thomas Makes 20 Saves As Lightning Down Leafs

Ex-NBA Star McGrady Tries His Hand At Baseball

Nationals Still Interested In Oliver Perez



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Taylor Swift’s Dating Tips

“I would repeat all the same mistakes”

Glamour’s March cover girl dishes on the one thing she won’t do in relationships


NYPD Arrests Four In Hoffman Death

The Paltrow Affair

George Zimmerman To Take On Rapper DMX In The Boxing Ring

Katy Perry Blows Thousands On Strippers After The Super Bowl


Baba Wawa Defends Woody Allen

“He Was Sleeping With Half The Women In Hollywood”

George Clooney On The Epic Battle To Make “Monuments Men”

Netflix Renews “House Of Cards” For Season Three

Candice Patton Cast In CW Pilot “The Flash”

Gwen Stefani Calls Herself “Chunky” In 1983 Photo, Gets Slammed For “Body Shaming”

Jenelle Evans Of “Teen Mom 2″ Pregnant With Second Boy



FOREIGNERS
US Reportedly Curtails Drone Strikes In Pakistan
Russia Says Syria Will Ship More Chemical Weapons For Disposal
Rival Koreas Discuss Resuming Family Reunions
Libya Says Qaddafi Regime’s Chemical Weapons All Destroyed
Rwanda Genocide Trial Opens In Paris
Thai Opposition Seeks Annulment Of Election, Disbanding Of Ruling Party
Suicide Bomber In Peshawar Hotel Kills Nine
Scottish Parliament Votes To Allow Gay Marriages
EU Corruption Draining 100 Billion Pounds/Year From European Economy
New Afghan Law Protects Abusers Of Women
Turkish PM Erdogan Campaigns At Berlin’s Tempodrom



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: Another One Bites The Dust
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Atlantic – Philip Seymour Hoffman Died Because We’re Not Canada
Doug Powers: CBO Revises Estimates On Obamacare Again – It’s Going To Be As Big A Disaster As Opponents Warned
Twitchy: Josh Barro Unloads On “Anti-Intellectual” US Conservatives; “Hicks” Fire Back
Chicks On The Right: Honoring America In An American School May Offend Non-Americans, Just FYI
American Power: LBCC Tiered Tuition Scam Makes Front Page Of LA Times
American Thinker: GOP Amnesty – The Final Last Straw
Blackfive: The End Of American Exceptionalism?
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Obamacare Watch – Consultants Say Obamacare Is Affordable…If You Ignore All Those Other Costs
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Thanks Rep. Gosar For Standing Up For Everyday Americans
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, February 4
Jammie Wearing Fools: Woman Who Can’t Afford Own Birth Control Scrapes Up Money For Congressional Run
Joe For America: Ohio Late Term Abortion Clinic To Remain Open Despite Not Meeting Standards
JustOneMinute: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Pedophile
Pat Dollard: Ryan, Gowdy In Secret Amnesty Talks With Chuck Schumer
Protein Wisdom: Electability, Respectability, Realism
Shot In The Dark: Caucasus Night
The Jawa Report: Heartache – Taliban Going Bankrupt As Wealthy Saudi Donors Send All Their Cash to Syria
The Lonely Conservative: National Debt Grew $6.666 Trillion During Obama’s Presidency
This Ain’t Hell: Obama Says GI Bill Is Welfare
Megan McArdle: Learning From Iraq, Katrina, And Other Policy Disasters


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