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LIVE AT FIVE: 06.02.14

Posted on | June 2, 2014 | 23 Comments

– compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Mixed Reaction To SGT Bergdahl’s Recovery For Those Who Consider Him A Deserter

Just how did Bergdahl wind up in the hands of the Taliban?

Anger in the ranks over his apparent desertion and the price paid to get him back
SecDef Hagel defends swap of terrorists for deserter

New EPA Rules Could Burn Coal State Democrats
EPA Proposes Cutting Power Plant Carbon Emissions By 30%


Co-Owner Of Philadelphia Inquirer Dies At 72
One of seven killed in Massachusetts plane crash



POLITICS
Hill Leader Vow Shinseki’s Resignation Won’t Dim Spotlight On VA

The Phoenix VA Medical Center – ground zero of the scandal

Bill to offer vets flexibility in health care

NSA Reportedly Collecting Millions Of Facial Images

California GOP Governor Primary In Dead Heat


Petition To Free Marine Sergeant Tahmooressi From Mexico Reaches 100K Signatures

Faux Activism: Recruiting Anti-Chevron Protesters For $85/Head

House Votes To Strip Funding From Justice Department’s “Operation Choke Point” That Targeted Legal Businesses

Minnesota GOP Endorses McFadden For Senate

Handel Endorses Kingston In Georgia GOP Senate Runoff



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Falls On Month-End Profit-Taking: NYMEX $102.71, Brent $109.41
Asian Stocks Higher After Record Wall Street Close
Walmart Profits From Amazon Book Feud
PRC Manufacturing Rises To Five-Month High
100 Billion Clues That Small Business Lending Has Turned A Corner
Cheniere Energy Of Houston Signs LNG Deal With Spanish Firm
Google Gets 12,000 Removal Requests On First Day After EU Privacy Ruling
WhatsApp Returns To WinPhone Store With New Features In Tow
Google’s Smartphone Factory To Close During Sale Of Motorola To Lenovo
“Watch Dogs” Goes To Bollywood
Security Enthusiasts May Revive Encryption Tool After Mystery Shutdown



SPORTS
Kings Edge Blackhawks In OT 5-4

Marian Gaborik celebrates with Alec Martinez after scoring in the third period

Defending champs knocked out; Kings to face Rangers for the Stanley Cup

Spurs Eliminate Thunder, Rematch With Heat For Championship Looms

Jimmie Johnson Continues The Domination At Dover


Red Sox Win Seventh Straight, Blank Rays 4-0

Machado Ends Feldman’s Nightmare With Grand Slam: O’s Win 9-4

Twins Beat Robertson, Yankees In The 9th

Buehrle Is First In MLB With 10 Wins As Blue Jays Top Royals

Bourn’s Sayonara Shot Gives Tribe Win And Sweep Of Rockies

Roll Tide: #2 Alabama Upsets #1 Oregon At Women’s College World Series

McCutcheon Leads Pirates To 5-3 Scuppering Of Dodgers

Yu Did It: Darvish K’s 12 As Rangers Blank Nats 2-0



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Ann B. Davis Dies, 88

Good night, sweet princess

Best known for playing housekeeper Alice on The Brady Bunch

Police Investigating Another Break-in At Miley Cyrus’ Place

Video Emerges Of Justin Bieber Telling Racist Joke At 15, Everybody Loses Their Minds

Shock: Melissa Etheridge Marries A Woman

Infamous White Trash Shitlord Levi Johnson Spawns Again

Antoine Johnson: If My Son Is Gay I’ll Make Him Straight

Jason Kennedy Gets Engaged To Lauren Scruggs

Adam McKay Pulls Out Of “Ant-Man” Director Negotiations

Jaime Murray Marries Bernie Cahill

Tom Mison Marries Charlotte Coy



FOREIGNERS
Reserve Bank Of India Likely To Maintain Key Rate
Taliban’s Mullah Omar Celebrates Prisoner Swap Victory
Brussels Jewish Museum Murder Suspect Planned To Film Attack
Seven Dead After Russian Helicopter Crash Near Murmansk
Bomb At Nigerian Soccer Match Kills Forty
Sudan Backtracks On Promise To Release Woman Condemned To Death For Apostasy
Kuwaiti Emir Makes Landmark Visit To Iran
With Ukraine Crisis Cooling, Obama Sets Off To Soothe Europeans
Former Leftist Guerrilla Chief Sworn In As President Of El Salvador
Cameron Warns EU Britain’s Out If Juncker Gets Presidency
Junta Deploys Soldiers In Bangkok To Thwart Anti-Coup Protests
Hong Kong Protesters March In Advance Of Tienanmen Anniversary
Iraq’s May Death Toll Hits 800; Two-Thirds Of Casualties Civilians
Mary, Baroness Soames, Last Child Of Winston Churchill, Dies Aged 91



BLOGS & STUFF
III Percent Solution: Egregious Violation Of The Fourth Amendment
Boned Jello: Maybe The Most Viral Video Of 2014
American Power: Taliban IEDs Started Being Placed More Effectively After Bergdahl Desertion?
American Thinker: A Most Successful President
BLACKFIVE: Big Problems With Bergdahl Deal
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: More California Jobs Moving To…Canada?
Conservatives4Palin: Larry Elder – White People Be Playing The Race Card
Jammie Wearing Fools: White House Official On Bergdahl’s Possible Desertion – “Frankly We Don’t Give A S**t Why He Left”
Joe For America: History Teacher Suspended For Teaching History
JustOneMinute: Undercuts?
Pat Dollard: 3000 Muslims Enter Italy Illegally Within 24-Hour Span
Protein Wisdom: Obama Hits Suburbs After Election
Shot In The Dark: Mark Andrews’ Ninety Seconds Of Hate
The Jawa Report: Soldier Who Claims To Have Served With Bergdahl Casts Doubt On The Official Version
The Lonely Conservative: Where In The World Is Dan Maffei?
This Ain’t Hell: The Military Reaction To Bergdahl Is Not Charitable
Weasel Zippers: Rep. Tipton Accuses EPA Of “Greatest Water Grab We’ve Ever Seen By Federal Government”
Megan McArdle: Obama Blowing Smoke On New Emissions Rules


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