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LIVE AT FIVE: 03.07.14

Posted on | March 7, 2014 | 3 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Crimea Approves Plebiscite As Tensions Rise

Crimeans speak out on plebiscite

Tatar minority announces boycott
Obama urges Putin to pursue diplomacy

Two Die In Venezuela As Protests Continue
Maduro severs ties with Panama

Second Baby Cured Of HIV?
Are high doses of retroviral drugs the answer?



POLITICS
GOP Optimism, Agenda Emerge At CPAC

Ted Cruz opens with “principles” speech

Christie and Jindal also address conference


Democrats’ Bid To Censure Issa Fails

Army’s Top Sexual Assault Prosecutor Accused Of Groping


Rubio Presses For Assertive Foreign Policy

Guns On Campus Bill Passes Idaho House, Awaits Governor’s Signature

Gillibrand’s Military Sex Assault Bill Flops In Senate

Poll: Most Voters Oppose Troop Cuts

Bill Clinton Cashes In On Non-profit Hospital



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
WTI Nears $102 In Asian Trade On Intensifying Ukraine Risk: NYMEX $101.80, Brent $108.10
Safeway, Albertson’s Announce Merger
S&P 500 Ends Day At Record High
Staples To Close 225 Stores
Boeing To Freeze Pensions For 68,000 Non-Union Employees
Jobless Claims Drop To Three-Month Low
Disney Interactive Lays Off 700, Bids Adieu To Social Gaming
Shaq Seeks Crowdfunding For New “Shaq Fu” Game
Team Behind “Watch Dogs” Says Game Needed More Time
New Oscar Mayer App For iPhone Wakes You Up To The Smell Of Bacon
Privacy Groups Want Probe Of Facebook’s WhatsApp Purchase



SPORTS
Surgeon Frank Jobe dies, 88

Dr. Jobe with his most famous patient

Pioneered elbow ligament transplant that became known as Tommy John surgery after its first attempt

Heat Fall Flat Against Spurs, Lose 111-87

Stars To Retire Modano’s #9

Broncos Dump Aging DB Champ Bailey

Avs Clip Red Wings In OT


#6 Villanova Takes Big East With 77-70 Defeat Of Xavier

Blackhawks Rout Blue Jackets 6-1

Adams Leads UCLA Past Washington 91-82

Kings Top Jets, Extend Streak To Six

Nationals Have At Least Two More Years To Enjoy Ian Desmond



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Duggar Daughters Tell All In “Growing Up Duggar”

Avoiding men, censoring their thoughts

Homeschooling doesn’t mean immunity to body image problems


Belle Knox Gets Scandal Advice From Sydney Leathers

Ireland Baldwin Splits From Boyfriend To Concentrate On Work And School


Nia Long Graces The April “Essence” Cover

The Feud Is On Between Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus

Lupita Nyong’o Spotted Cuddling Up To Somali Rapper K’naan

Andrew Garfield, Batkid Equally Upset About Scrapped Oscars Segment

Jennifer Lawrence “Relieved” She Didn’t Win Another Oscar

Sin City 2: Eva Green Is Dangerous Temptress In New Trailer

Lena Headey On Returning To “300″ And Other Topics



FOREIGNERS
Kashmiri Students Jailed For Sedition After Cheering Pak Cricket Team, Freed After Uproar
Al-Saadi Gaddhafi Extradited To Libya By Niger; He Didn’t “Keep Quiet”
UN Refugee Chief: Western Central African Republic “Cleansed” Of Muslims By Christian Militias
UN Expresses Concern Over Reports Of Excessive Force In Venezuela
Hollande’s Ex Trierweiler Wins Privacy Suit Over Bikini Pictures
US-Based News Anchor Quits Russian Network On Air
Save The Children PSA Imagines Civil War In UK
Pussy Riot Members Burned, Bruised In McDonald’s Attack
Car Bombs In Central Syria Kill 17
Tunisian President Lifts State Of Emergency Dating To January 2011
Israeli Navy Raid On Gaza-Bound Ship Blocks Smuggling Route
Voters Think Scottish Yes Vote Will Cause Chaos



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: The New York Times Editors And World Peace
Proof Positive: Moby Vlad
Michelle Malkin: The Inevitability Of Obamacare For Illegal Aliens
Twitchy: “Top Men!” Lucianne Goldberg Retweet Nails It – Is This Obama’s Next Ukraine Move?
Jerry Pournelle: Crazy About The Crimea (h/t Ace)
American Power: 23% Of Americans Say Obamacare Has Hurt Them Or Their Families
Blackfive: Busted – A Tale Of Corruption And Betrayal In The City Of Brotherly Love
Conservatives4Palin: Jeffrey Lord – The Myth Of The Best And The Brightest And The Vindication of Sarah Palin
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, March 6
Jammie Wearing Fools: National Crisis Averted – Obama Going On Vacation After All
Joe For America: Krauthammer – Obama Foreign Policy Delusional
JustOneMinute: Who Writes Their Material?
Pat Dollard: Issa – Cummings Got Committee Job By Promising Democrats He’d Keep Me From Accomplishing Anything
Protein Wisdom: What I Would Have Posted If I Had Posted Anything Today
Shot In The Dark: The Wind Beneath The Right Wing
The Jawa Report: Natch – IRS Employs Cop Convicted Of Tipping Off Terror Suspects
The Lonely Conservative: Bobby Jindal – May Be Time To Revisit the Assumption That Obama Is A Smart Man
This Ain’t Hell: Half Of Marine Units Not Deployable
Megan McArdle: Spare Me Your Transparency, Please


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