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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.24.14

Posted on | December 24, 2014 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Bush The Elder Hospitalized In Houston

The former president turned 90 in June

Experiencing shortness of breath; will be held at Houston Methodist Hospital for observation

Tornadoes Rip Across Southeast
Four killed

NYPD Union Boss Escalates Criticism Of City Hall
“That blood on the hands starts at the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor,” Lynch said Saturday
Protesters reject Di Blasio’s call for hiatus



POLITICS
Sheriff Joe’s Bid To Block Obama’s Amnesty Rejected

Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal District Judge holds sheriff has no standing to sue

Merry Christmas! FEMA Demands Flood Victims Return Checks

NORAD Prepares To Track Santa


Court Rules Against Greens Seeking EPA Regs For Lead Bullets

Florida Gay Marriage Ruling In Legal Limbo

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Issa Probe Fails To Link White House To IRS Scandal

Navy Investigates: Did Bin Laden’s Shooter Reveal Classified Info?



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Bearish As Dollar Strengthens: WTI $56.83, Brent $61.41
Dow Breaks 18,000
Keurig Announces Massive Recall
Japanese Stocks, Dollar Up As Robust US GDP Lifts Holiday Mood
US Economy Grows Most Since 2003 On Consumer, Business Spending
FTC Sues Data Broker Over Consumer Info Sold To Scammers
Rockstar Patent Sale Latest Sign Of Cooling In Smartphone Litigation
Google, Microsoft Battle Marriott’s Plan To Shut Down Personal Wifi
ITC To Investigate Samsung’s Complaints Against Nvidia
Latest Firefox Phone Has Transparent Shell
New Versions Of Classic Games Helped Nintendo Rally In 2014



SPORTS
Lillard’s Three Forces OT; Scores 40 As Blazers Top Thunder

Damian Lillard shoots in front of the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook

Portland rallies, beats OK City 115-111

Habs Rally, Beat Islanders 3-1

Cavs Thump Timbermutts, Lose Varejao

Leafs Blank Stars 4-0

Nyets Storm Back To Beat Nuggets

Coyotes Rout Oilers 5-1

Sixers Rally From 23-Point Deficit To Beat The Heat

Jets Stop The Unstoppable, Thump Blackhawks 5-1

Kobe-Less Lakers Stun League-Leading Warriors

Red Wings Score 4 In 3rd, Rally Past Sabres

Bledsoe Gets Triple-Double As Suns Beat Mavericks

Bruins Get Revenge On Predators, 5-3

Rose’s Bulls Top Wall’s Wizards, 99-91

Nats Sign Veteran Reliever Heath Bell To Minor League Deal



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Kim Dickens Cast In “Walking Dead” Spinoff After “Gone Girl” role

“Treme” alum will play lead in “Cobalt” project

Companion series expected to be set in California


Hayden Panettiere, It’s A Girl!

Cameron Diaz Engaged To Benjie Madden

Amy Adams’ Silence On Sony Hack Gets Her Booted From “Today”


Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton Split

Documentary Confirms Michael Rockefeller Eaten By Cannibals

Russell Crowe: Older Women Can’t Find Work In Hollywood? A Myth

Clint Eastwood’s Divorce Is Final

Katherine Waterston From “Inherent Vice” Lands Female Lead In Steve Jobs Film



FOREIGNERS
Prosecutors Seek Detention Of Former KAL Exec in “Nut Rage” Case
Aussie Anti-Terror Police Arrest Two A Week After Sydney Siege
Tribal Rebels In Assam Kill 34
Norks’ Internet Partially Restored After Outage
Shinzo Abe Reelected As Japan’s Prime Minister; LDP Coalition Wins 2/3 Majority In Diet
Rebels Say New Ukraine Peace Talks To Be Held Today
Algerian Army Kills Man Behind Frenchman’s Beheading
French Troops On Patrol In Dijon, Nantes And Tours After Recent Attacks
BJP Wins Majority In Jharkhand, Will Play Kingmaker In Kashmir
Agreement Reached In Northern Ireland Talks



BLOGS & STUFF
Louder With Crowder: Michelle Malkin’s Epic Teardown Of Michelle Obama And Jeb Bush (Video)
Michelle Malkin: All Life Matters – Jahi McMath’s Journey
Doug Powers: Charles Rangel Caught In Flat Out Lie, Sun Rising In East Mean It’s Another Normal Day
Twitchy: NYC Landmarks Go Dark To Honor Fallen Police Officers
American Power: Heidi Klum’s Sharper Image Too Sexy For Vegas
American Thinker: Black Conservative Son Educates Father On Democrats’ Race Lies
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin – “God Bless Rev. Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse”
Don Surber: Palin Rules Don’t Apply To Al Sharpton
Jammie Wearing Fools: Communists, Al Sharpton To Keep Protesting Despite Di Blasio’s Plea
Joe For America: Merry Christmas, Your Pension is History
JustOneMinute: Brilliant Sleuthing Uncovers Violent Protesters!
Pamela Geller: NYPD Cop Killer Worked For Hamas Affiliate ISNA
Protein Wisdom: The Big Lie Of The Anti-Cop Left Turns Lethal
Shot In The Dark: Insert Narrative Here
The Gateway Pundit: NYC Cop Killer Had Pocket Full Of $100 Bills, But No Job Or Home
The Jawa Report: Islamic State Of Losers Surrounded At Sinjar
The Lonely Conservative: Protesters Crash Memorial Service For Slain NYPD Officers
This Ain’t Hell: Army Times – The Military’s Shift Left
Weasel Zippers: Obama Administration Crams In A Whopping 1200 Regulations Right Before New Year
Megan McArdle: If Single-Payer Can’t Work In Vermont…
Mark Steyn: A Lesson From Luke


I’ll be out of town and off the internet until Sunday, possibly Monday; y’all behave yourselves.
Thanks again to everyone who bought stuff through my Amazon links, and to those of you that picked up the book.
Merry Christmas to one and all!


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