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Posted on | December 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

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TOP NEWS
Indonesia Expands Search For Missing AirAsia Jet

Authorities monitor the search’s progress from Jakarta

Navy sends guided missile destroyer USS Sampson to assist
AirAsia’s brash CEO in spotlight after plane disappears
Missing plane didn’t have latest tracking technology




Is Ebola Here To Stay?
Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow
Why veterans of past Ebola crises underestimated this one

Some Boos Greet Di Blasio At NYPD Graduation
Bratton: Cops’ gesture of disrespect for mayor “inappropriate”



POLITICS
Obamacare Fines Rising In 2015

Buyers’ remorse?

IRS ready to collect; tens of millions still uninsured

Rep. Michael Grimm To Resign After Pleading Guilty To Felony Tax Evasion


Soldiers Forced To Relocate Wedding So Obama Can Golf

Incoming House Whip May Not Have Known He Was Addressing White Supremacists

Cuban Dissidents: US Keeping Details Of Prisoner Exchange Secret

Have A Question For The IRS? That’ll Be $42 And Twenty Minutes On Hold

Family Of Murdered Marine Suing Pentagon Over Alleged Coverup



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Crude Trading Near Five-Year Lows: WTI $53.76, Brent $58.02
Asian Shares Wilt As Worry Over Greece Saps Appetite For Risk
New Investment Values Xiaomi At $45 Billion
Wall Street Little Changed, But S&P Hits Record High
AirTran Makes Final Flight, Ending 21-Year Run
Shake Shack Applies For NYSE IPO
Chicoms Plug Loophole, Shut Off GMail
Hacker Claims You Can Steal Fingerprints With A Camera
Goodbye, IE? Microsoft Rumored To Be Working On New Browser For Windows 10
The Best Of CES 2014 Is The Reason We Shouldn’t Take CES 2015 Too Seriously
BART Cuts Wifi Service, Legal Threats Ensue



SPORTS
Sooners Searching For Answers After 40-6 Mauling By Clemson

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is not a happy man.

Clemson took early 27-0 lead in Russell Athletic Bowl and never looked back


Flames Edge Kings 2-1


Lions’ Suh Suspended For Playoff Game


Wild Sneaks Past Jets 3-2

Wizards Open Road Trip With 104-103 Win Against Rockets

Sens Snap Skid, Thump Sabres 5-2

Hogs Dominate Horns In Advocare Texas Bowl

Habs Hold Off Canes For 3-1 Win

The Nats’ Search For A Second Sacker Continues



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Sofia Vergara’s Engaged

Joe and Sofia

Got engaged on Christmas Day to “Magic Mike” actor Joe Mangianello


Taylor Swift, Laverne Cox, Beyonce Top List of Most Charitable Celebs In 2014

Porsha Williams Busted For Speeding

Lady Gaga To Be The Face Of Shiseido

Chris Rock’s Divorce Is Getting Messy


Miley Cyrus Joins The Schwartzeneggers For The Holidays

Christina Aguilera Rants In Disneyland

“Teen Mom” Actress Maci Bookout Pregnant With Second Child

Top 20 Most Pirated Movies Of 2014: “Wolf Of Wall Street” #1

Stan Lee Celebrates 92nd Birthday Surrounded By Family

David Geffen: I’m Being Stalked By Ex-College Football Player

Adele Scotches Breakup Rumors



FOREIGNERS
Saudis To Allow Foreign Investment In Bourse Starting In April
New Greek Crisis Stokes Fear Of Eurozone Fallout
US Airstrike In Somalia Targets Al-Shabaab Leader
Mumbai Attack Plotter Arrested Again In Pakistan Before He Can Leave Jail
Corruption Probe Roils Israeli Election Campaign
US Not Backing UN Palestinian Resolution
Islamic State Magazine Praises Sydney Gunman For “Daring Raid”
Jailed Al-Jazeera Journalists In Egypt Unlikely To Be Released Soon
UN Urges Burma To Grant Citizenship To Rohingya Muslims
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Faces Early Verdict



BLOGS & STUFF
Proof Positive: Ring Out The Old, Call 911 For The New
Doug Powers: Military Couple’s Wedding Not Allowed To Ruin Obama’s Golf Game
Twitchy: Where’s Harry? Prog Billionaires’ Donations Dwarf Koch Brothers
American Power: Hillary Clinton Faces Uphill Fight For White, Rural Vote
American Thinker: Non-Notable Deaths For 2014
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Makes Gallup’s “Most Admired” List For Seventh Consecutive Year
Don Surber: Citizen’s Arrest, Texas Style
Jammie Wearing Fools: LAPD Ambush – Police Call Off Massive Search For Gunman
Joe For America: Education In 2014 – Five Reasons Why Sending Your Child To Public School Is Child Abuse
JustOneMinute: Addition By Division
Pamela Geller: Major Christmas Terror Plot Foiled In Australia
Shot In The Dark: Degrees
The Gateway Pundit: Five Assassination Attempts On Police And Firefighters Since NYC Executions
The Lonely Conservative: Obama Already Promising To Veto GOP Bills
This Ain’t Hell: 2014 Blue Falcon Stolen Valor Tournament Fecal Four
Weasel Zippers: Lib Crank Joan Walsh – The Police Are “Predators”, Most Violent Protesters Are White
Megan McArdle: Everything We Don’t Know About Minimum Wage Hikes
Mark Steyn: Fairy Tales Of Diversity


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