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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.15.15

Posted on | January 15, 2015 | 17 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Rebels Launch Ukraine Offensive After Bus Shelling

Man walks by the wreck of a bus hit by rocket fire at a checkpoint near Volnovakha

Massive rocket fire from rebel positions continues
Ukraine seeks “terrorist organization” status for rebel groups
NATO urges Russia to stop supporting rebels
US offers $2 billion in financial support to Ukraine


Pope Leaves Sri Lanka After Preaching Reconciliation
Also becomes only the second Pope to visit Buddhist temple


Ohio ISIS Sympathizer Arrested For Alleged Plot To Attack Capitol
FBI arrests jihadi wannabee who planned to detonate pipe bombs, shoot survivors



POLITICS
IRS Chief Warns Of Refund Delays, Worse Customer Service

Koskinen sets a low bar for taxpayer expectations

E-mail to IRS employees whines about budget cuts



Obama To Propose Paid Sick Leave For Employees



Four Secret Service Execs Reassigned After Security Mishaps

VA Governor McAuliffe Urges Support For Economic Development

RNC Panel Censures Michigan Committeeman For Gay, Muslim Remarks

CIA Panel Clears Employees Involved In Senate Computer Search



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Rebounds On Weak Dollar, Drops In Asia On US Inventory Spike : WTI $48.14, Brent $48.13
Bank Of America, Citigroup Could Face Breakup Questions
Unscheduled India Rate Cut Sends Stocks Soaring
US Foreclosures Fall To Lowest Since 2006
Asian Stocks Rise, Led By India
Radio Shack Prepares To File For Bankruptcy
Google Translate Now Does Realtime Voice And Sign Translations On Mobile
Adobe Lightroom Mobile Arrives On Android
“Facebook At Work” Launches So You Can Never Not Be On Facebook
Tentative Agreement Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Collusion Case
New Nintendo 3DS XL Confirmed For February 13 Release



SPORTS
Bulls’ Rose Scores 32, Wizards Win Anyway

Rose is tough but Pierce comes through

Washington rallies for 105-99 win against Chicago

Habs Edge Blue Jackets, 3-2

Ducks’ Mariota To Enter NFL Draft

Magic Outrun Rockets, 120-113

Caps Blank Flyers, 1-0

Yankees Avoid Arbitration With Nova: One Year, $3.3 Million

Hawks’ B-Squad Beats Celtics, 105-91

A’s Swap Shortstop Escobar For Nats’ Tyler Clippard



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Naya Rivera Attempts To Remove Foot From Mouth After Racist Showering Comment

“It was supposed to be a joke”

“Glee” star and temporary “The View” host catches a ton of flak for “Showering…every day is such a white people thing” remark

Paddington Makes His Red Carpet Debut

Gwyneth Paltrow: Brad Pitt Was Too Good For Me

Ellen DeGeneres Fires Back At “Gay Agenda” Column

Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes Tribute Raises Eyebrows


Rosie Perez Leaving “The View”?

The Royals Join Twitter

Chris Kyle’s Widow Struggled With Having Her Husband Portrayed On Film

Taylor Lautner & Girlfriend Break Up

Keith Richards Calls Justin Bieber “A Wannabee”

Hail Caesar! Mariah Carey Signs On For Huge Vegas Payday

Gigi Hadid Is The New Face Of Maybelline



FOREIGNERS
AQAP Claims Credit For Paris Attacks, Says More To Come
Forgetting About The Victims In Nigeria
Divers Search For Bodies In Wreck Of AirAsia Jet
Obama, Cameron Vow United Front Against Islamic Extremists
US Court Dismisses Riot Lawsuit Against Indian PM Modi
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget As Hiroshima’s Mayor Calls For Peace
Pope Francis Praises Departing Italian President Napolitano
Jewish Leaders Skeptical Of European Leaders’ Tough Talk On Anti-Semitism
English Hospital Investigating Suspected Ebola Case



BLOGS & STUFF
Louder With Crowder: Second Amendment, Liberal Edition!
Michelle Malkin: Hey, How’s America’s Rail Security Doing?
Twitchy: Devastating TPM “Scoop” Spawns #TedCruzCrimes Hashtag Game
American Power: After Paris Attacks, Obama To Enlist “Social Service Providers” To Fight Terrorism
Conservatives4Palin: Muslims Establishing No-Go Zones In America
Don Surber: Top Five Liberal Lies Disguised As Math. EVIL.
Jammie Wearing Fools: Boston Globe – “Would Anyone Have Noticed If Bartender Succeeded In Poisoning John Boehner?”
Joe For America: Obama’s Mideast Wildfires Engulf The West
Pamela Geller: Muslim Teen From Portland Accused Of Threatening To Blow Up Store “In The Name Of Allah”
Protein Wisdom: Is Desiring A Reduction In Legal Immigration “Anti-Immigration”?
Shot In The Dark: The Good News…and The Bad News
The Gateway Pundit: Obama DOJ Caught Targeting Legal Gun Dealers
The Jawa Report: Total Boatload Of Irony
The Lonely Conservative: Obama Targets Oil & Gas Industry
This Ain’t Hell: James Cooper Thomas – Another Phony Vietnam Veteran/Author
Weasel Zippers: Ratings For Lena Dunham’s “Girls” Continue To Tank
Megan McArdle: Spending More Money Won’t Fix Our Schools
Mark Steyn: Where’s The Lead In The Pencil?



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Comments

  • Ruy Diaz

    “Taylor Lautner and Girlfriend Break Up”.

    Life is so hard on lesbian couples.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    If Naya Rivera is black, it must be by the “even one drop” standard.

  • Hank Wu

    Via attempted financial linkages in the form of loans from the US, George Soros has been very active in terms of attempting to suck the US further into the conflict in Ukraine. Will Americans be so easily fooled?

  • http://youtu.be/ZGPHeP32hLU CrustyB

    Naya Rivera Attempts To Remove Foot From Mouth After Racist Showering Comment

    I’m confused. Am I supposed to be offended as a white person that she’s implying that we shower multiple times a day, or am I offended as a non-white person that she’s implying that I don’t shower multiple times a day? Or am I offended as a black and/or Puerto Rican that a black Puerto Rican is being held accountable as a non-white person for something she said?

  • Wombat_socho

    She’s Puerto Rican, so yes.

  • Wombat_socho

    Embrace the healing power of “and”, as Moe Lane likes to say.

  • PPs43

    IRS Chief Warns Of Refund Delays, Worse Customer Service

    The IRS can keep my next pitiful refund if the congress will completely and permanently defund the agency and authorize my state to collect a fair flat tax, a very small part of which will then be shared with the feds.

  • Daniel Freeman

    We missed this one on Monday. I only saw it because it’s local: Portland teen accused of threatening to blow up NE Portland deli ‘in the name of Allah,’ court records say. He really needed a cigarette, and they didn’t sell loosies.

  • http://doofenshmirtz-evil-inc.blogspot.com/ PCachu

    “IRS Chief Warns Of Refund Delays, Worse Customer Service”

    Which I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the tax code makes not so much as a lick of sense, even to the people who are supposed to enforce it.

  • Wombat_socho

    Didn’t read the article so didn’t realize they were lesbians.

  • Wombat_socho

    Pamela Geller’s got you covered, see above.

  • Wombat_socho

    Oh, it makes sense after a fashion, but then so did Frankenstein’s monster, which was assembled in a similar fashion.

  • Ruy Diaz

    No! Taylor Lautner is a man. He just doesn’t dress like one.

    If you are punking me, well played.

  • Wombat_socho

    No, I was serious. Didn’t realize you weren’t.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Aha! Didn’t see that, and can’t read it now. “Website is offline | 523: Origin is unreachable”

  • Ruy Diaz

    Wait, Naya Rivera is ‘black’? Where, in the universe of the super one drop rule?

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