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LIVE AT FIVE: 04.22.14

Posted on | April 22, 2014 | 21 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Administration Ordered To Release Secret Drone Assassination Memos

The late Anwar al-Awlaki

Appeals Court panel holds DOJ can’t withhold memos after making statements about the drone program

State Department Cites Photo Evidence Showing Russian Spetsnaz Troops In Ukraine
Biden Arrives In Ukraine To Show US Support

Administration May Cut US Troops In Afghanistan Below 10,000
Gen. Dunford says less than 10,000 would have trouble defending themselves, supporting Afghans; Defense looking at options that could leave as few as 5,000 troops there after the end of 2014



POLITICS
AG Holder To Advise President To Widen Clemency Guidelines

The Attorney General speaks in NYC on April Fools’ Day

Could result in release of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from prison


Maryland Gov. Candidate Suggests Iraq War Vet Opponent Not Up For “Real Job”


Clinton White House Lawyer Named Top Counsel To Obama

Report: White House, HHS Involved In Soliciting Money For Pro-Obamacare Group

Philly Prep School Grads Arrested, Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring In Tony Suburbs

Spy Agencies Told To Plug Media Leaks



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Ukraine Crisis Weighs On Oil: NYMEX $104.27, Brent $109.84
Botox Maker Allergan Targeted For Hostile Takeover
Netflix To Raise Prices After Adding Customers, Profits
All Quiet On Asian Front As Ukraine Fears Bring Caution
Wall Street Advances; S&P, NASDAQ Book Fifth Straight Gain
Supremes Skeptical In Pomegranate Juice Dispute
Nokia-Microsoft Deal To Close Friday
Comcast Blasts Netflix For Opposition To TWC Merger
Explore The Bridge Of “Star Trek: Voyager” With Oculus Rift
AT&T To Expand Ultra-Fast Fiber Network To 21 More Metropolitan Areas
Happy 25th Birthday, Game Boy!



SPORTS
American Meb Keflezighi Wins 2014 Boston Marathon

Holds off Kenya’s Wilson Chebet

First American to win the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer in 1983

Grizzlies Muscle Past Thunder In OT To Even Series

Blackhawks Blank Blues 2-0 In Game Three

Knicks Fire Entire Coaching Staff

Pens Rally, Edge Blue Jackets 4-3, Now Up 2-1

Kipnis’ Blast Lifts Indians Past Royals

Angels Get The Best Of Clippard In The 8th, Beat Nationals 4-2



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
In Alleged “Vodka-Fueled” Interview, Lindsay Lohan Admits Dating A Married Dad

Doing X at Coachella?

KODE magazine scraps e-mailed Q&A in favor of interview with “trusted source”

Julia Roberts On Her Family And Fame

Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Secretly Dating?

Terry Richardson Rep Denies He Propositioned Emma Appleton In Exchange For Vogue Shoot

Lea Michele Has Wardrobe Malfunction During Video Shoot

Tom Hanks Teams With Steven Spielberg On Cold War Thriller

Family & Friends Say Goodbye To Peaches Geldof

Kenya Moore Speaks Out About “Real Housewives” Brawl With Porsha Williams

“Game Of Thrones” Director Talks About Controversial Scene

Jay-Z: Alleged Extortion Plot Over $20 Million Master Recordings



FOREIGNERS
South Korean Ferry Body Count Reaches 104
Outcry As Syria Sets Presidential Election Date
Nepal Government To Set Up Relief Fund For Sherpas
US: No Plans For Kerry To Return For Last-Minute Bid To Save Moribund Middle East Peace Talks
Hundreds Killed In Latest South Sudan Violence
Nork Nuke Site Shows Increased Activity
147 Japanese Politicians Pay Private Visit To Yasukuni Shrine Before Obama’s Arrival; ROK, PRC Predictably Butthurt
Public Figures Claim PM Cameron Risks “Alienation” After Saying UK Is Christian Nation
Kachin Rebels Call For US Role In Burma Peace Talks
Queen Elizabeth Turns 88
Long may she reign.



BLOGS & STUFF
First Street Journal: The Simple Virtue Of Common Sense
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Sharpton Says That Jesus Fellow Was A Lot Like Obama
Michelle Malkin: Dear Mike Pence – Don’t Pull A Huckabee On Common Core
Doug Powers: For Those Longing For The Days Of Solyndra, DOE Ready To Spend $4 Billion To Do It Again
Twitchy: Amanda Marcotte Claims High School Senior Harassed Miss America By Inviting Her To Prom
American Power: Anti-Semitism And Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions
American Thinker: But Seriously, Just How Slow-Witted Is John Boehner?
Conservatives4Palin: John Hinderaker – Why You Should Be Sympathetic Toward Cliven Bundy
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, April 21
Jammie Wearing Fools: The Better Homes And Gardens Of Populist Democrats, Part One
Joe For America: RINOs Caught Raising Funds From Democrat Machine Again
Pat Dollard: #WarOnWomen – 10,000 Rape Kits Go Untested For Years In Democrat Rat Hole Detroit
Protein Wisdom: FascistBook – Facebook Shuts Down “Everytown For Gun Safety” Page
Shot In The Dark: The Barricades Fall – A Little
STUMP: Public Pensions Watch – Illinois Reform Pushing Out Senior Professors
The Jawa Report: Successful American Author Whines About Lack Of Liberty
The Lonely Conservative: Chicago Doctoring The Crime Rate To Mask Democrat Party Failures
This Ain’t Hell: LT Sage Santangelo – Still Whiny
Megan McArdle: Are Obamacare’s Latest Numbers Good Or Bad?


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  • CrustyB

    (sigh). I dunno. I’m not so sure about getting married to Lindsay Lohan now. I might have to call it off.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It is generally not a good idea to even date crazy…

  • Anon Y. Mous

    That Lohan pic is provocative, but for those that actually want to read the article, it is here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2609600/Lindsay-Lohan-admits-affair-married-father-vodka-fuelled-interview-fashion-magazine.html

    :)

  • McGehee

    OT for Wombat_socho: When I come to the TOM home page (using Cyberfox on Windows 8.1) I get the mobile version. When I click to get the desktop version instead, I get… the mobile version.

    Individual entry pages load desktop as they should, though.

  • pabarge

    It’s 4/24. Where are you guys? Napping? Vacation?

  • texlovera

    Hope everything is OK over in Virginny…

  • Escher’s House

    Is the site dead? No updates or additional posts since Tuesday. What gives?

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    Same problem here. I’m using Firefox and site updates don’t show.

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    Site seems to have browser issues ….

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    On Mozilla, the site loads updates till this blogpost, but IE loads updated mobile version. Chrome works just fine, no issues.

  • McGehee

    Which would be why I addressed my comment to Wombat_socho, and not to you.

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    Yeah, but anyone can read it & choose to respond (however inanely) if they so wish.

  • Escher’s House

    Thank you. I use Firefox too and have no intention of switching.

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    Just sent an email to Wombat to make sure they are aware of the issue.

  • pabarge

    Chrome – not perfectly here. I see nothing after this post.

  • http://ak4mc.blogspot.com/ McGehee

    You always go for the gold in that regard.

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    Twitter has a DM feature for private communication, Disqus doesn’t have it yet. It doesn’t have a “Block” feature as well, so you’ll have to bear with me for now.

    It appears we have been keeping our distance quiet admiringly so far…it seems the last time you responded to my comments, was more than 2 years ago.

  • https://twitter.com/AnaMyID Anamika

    The site is up and running on all Desktop browsers for me now, thanks to tech folk at ToM. I believe it’s the same for others.

    Regrading Chrome…now I think of it, it might have worked for me only because I turned off images and Javascript in my browser settings.