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LIVE AT FIVE: 09.30.14

Posted on | September 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Leung To Protesters: Beijing Won’t Back Down

Protesters flood Hong Kong’s central financial district Monday

Urges protesters to clear the streets for public safety
Hong Kong Police defend handling of protests
State Department reacting cautiously to protests
Protesters turn deaf ear to Leung, pep up “Umbrella Revolution”


All Eyes On The Outcome Of PM Modi’s Visit With Obama
India Inc. has high hopes

Ghani’s Administration To Sign US/NATO Troop Deal
Would allow allied troops to stay in-country after this year



POLITICS
Intel Community Refuses To Go Under The Bus Quietly

Sources say Obama was told about ISIS threat 18 months ago

Swift backlash from lawmakers, intelligence officials to Obama’s 60 Minutes blame-shifting


Mayor De Blasio To Expand New York’s Living Wage


DOJ To Ban Religious, Ethnic Profiling In National Security Cases

VA Settles With Phoenix Whistleblowers

Tax Breaks Worth Billions Set To Expire Without Congressional Action

Supremes Uphold Ohio’s New Limits On Early Voting

Report: IRS Bungles Collection Of Unpaid Taxes



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Ample Supplies, Weak Demand Continue Pushing Asian Crude Lower: WTI $92.82. Brent $96.39
Asian Stocks Follow Wall Street Down
Ford Shares Tumble On Lower Profit Outlook For 2014-5
Supervalu Reports Fresh Hacking Incident
American Apparel Names New Interim CEO
Gold Poised For Worst Month In Fifteen On Strong Dollar
Behind Ello Hype, A Facebook Rebellion Brews
Alleged Mobile Spyware Sellers Cuffed In US
FCC Expected To End Sports TV Blackout Rule
Is HP’s $200 Stream Laptop The Future Of Windows Computing?
Samsung Courts Gamers With 27″ Curved Monitor



SPORTS
Party Like It’s 1985: Royals Make Playoffs For First Time In 29 Years

Not football season yet in KC

Facing the slumping A’s tonight for the AL wild card


Patriots Embarrassed By Chiefs On Monday Night Football

Astros Hire A.J. Hinch As Manager


Chiefs’ Husein Abdullah Penalized For Touchdown Prayer

Neutral Arbitrator To Hear Ray Rice Appeal

Twins Finally Fire Ron Gardenhire After 13 Years

Dover Installs Catch Fence For 2015 NASCAR Season

Amway Coaches Poll: Alabama Takes #1 From Florida State #rolltide

US Prospects Could Dominate 2015 NHL Draft

American University To The Rescue: College Sponsors Late-Night Metro Service For Playoffs



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
The Girl Next Door Finds Her Edge

Reese Witherspoon stars in “Wild”

Vogue’s October cover girl – the real Reese?

Amanda Bynes Arrested For DUI

Robert Pattinson’s New Girlfriend Subjected To Racial Abuse Online

Brad Pitt On The Cover Of UK GQ In November

Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan’s Injuries On His Failure To Wear A Seat Belt

Rapper’s Father Gunned Down, Hospitalized In Atlanta

Matt Bomer Joins Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe In “The Nice Guys”

“Kitchen Nightmares” Star Threatens Restaurant Patron With Knife

Avril Lavigne Celebrates Birthday Without Chad Kroeger Amid Marriage Woes



FOREIGNERS
India’s Central Bank Holds Interest Rate Steady For Fourth Straight Meeting As Inflation Fight Rages On
ISIS Jihadis Within Two Miles Of Baghdad
Netanyahu Links Hamas, ISIS
Spain’s Constitutional Court Nixes Cataloonies’ Independence Referendum
Japan Suspends Search For Volcano Victims At Mount Ontake
Rebel Attacks Threaten Ukraine Truce
Australian Police Arrest Man For Funding Syrian Terror Group
Modi: Indian Muslims Will Fail Al-Qaeda
Japan PM Shinzo Abe Vows To Keep Close Watch On Tax Hike Effects
Sunday Mirror Facing Probe Over “Sex Sting” Of Tory MP



BLOGS & STUFF
Doug Powers: Who’s Up For A Human Rights Lecture About Ferguson From The Ayatollah Khamenei?
Twitchy: “Dear Bestie” – Ace Gives Lefties A Taste Of Their Own Creepy Medicine
American Power: Dead Dunkin Donuts Worker Touted As Symbol Of America’s Low-Wage Workers
American Thinker: Poverty In The Black Community Is The Result Of Culture, Not Racism
BLACKFIVE: The Paradox Of The “Advisor”
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Rule 5 Monday With Anna Kendrick
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin – “Obama’s Praise Betrays Us”
Don Surber: Obama Realizes He Was All Wrong
Jammie Wearing Fools: Oklahoma Headchopper’s Family Speaks Out – He’s A “Good Kid” And A “Great Person”
Joe For America: How’s That “Yemen Strategy” Working Out, Barack?
JustOneMinute: Who Didn’t Let The Dogs Out?
Protein Wisdom: MSNBC’s Harris-Perry Cruises Down That River In Egypt
Shot In The Dark: Liberal Math
The Gateway Pundit: O’Keefe Strikes Again – Drops Election Fraud Investigation, Promises More October Surprises
The Jawa Report: Second Oklahoma Beheading Threat And Firing Is Utter And Total Coincidence
The Lonely Conservative: Nearly $100 Million Spent On Stage Production For One 18-Minute Obama Speech
This Ain’t Hell: Fighting Ebola
Weasel Zippers: NC Democrat Overcome With White Guilt Says He’s Ashamed Of His “Whiteness”
Megan McArdle: Obamacare’s $73 Billion Question


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Comments

  • scarymatt

    “The transit authority said it has entered into a partnership with American University to pay for the extra service.”

    Whaaa? Apparently, the Nats are too cheap to pay for extended service like other local teams normally do. More info here:

    http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2014/09/29/american-university-is-the-latest-metro-savior-for-the-nationals/

  • NeoWayland

    I’ve said it since ’97. Hong Kong will be remembered as “The City That Ate A Country.”

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  • Wombat_socho

    I heard on the local news radio station (WTOP) that the Lerners would have gladly footed the bill but MLB put the arm on them to find a sponsor.

  • Wombat_socho

    Hope you’re right, but I don’t think the CCP has actually softened up much since Tienanmen.

  • NeoWayland

    I have faith in the free market.

    For 170 years, Hong Kong has run the most practical, effective and ruthless free market on the planet. China needs Hong Kong and it’s people desperately.

    Right now, this is about saving face. Making long term plans is part of Chinese culture, but adapting plans and moving quickly is part of Hong Kong culture.