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Posted on | December 30, 2015 | 5 Comments

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TOP NEWS
MISSOURI ASKS RIVERBANK RESIDENTS TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND AS FLOODING CONTINUES

Death toll rises to 13 as of Tuesday, up from six over the weekend

State is on track to break records set in 1993, when 800 levees were breached

Carrier Harry S. Truman Has Close Call With Iranian Rockets
Live fire exercise with unguided rockets conducted within 1500 yards by Iranian Navy

Norks’ Top Official In Charge Of ROK Relations Dies In Car Crash
Kim Yang Gon’s death may further impair relations between the Koreas



POLITICS
TEXAS ASKS SUPREME COURT NOT TO REVIEW ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION CASE

Illegals seek help from Mexican Consulate in preparing deportation deferment paperwork

Texas AG says Obama’s DAPA program illegal and unconstitutional; injunction recently upheld by 5th Circuit

Former NY Governor Pataki Drops Out Of GOP Race

Kasich: Tamir Rice Protesters Need To Be Heard


O’Malley’s Iowa Event Draws One Voter

SeaWorld Sues California Commission Over Orca Breeding Ban

NH Union-Leader Publisher: Trump Will Be Soundly Beaten For Nomination

Homeland Security Push Could Make Some IDs Invalid For Flying



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Crude Slumps Towards $37 As Weak Outlook Prevails: Brent $37.46, WTI $37.22
Asian Stocks Erase Gains As Oil Rally Fizzles
Home Prices In Twenty U.S. Cities Rose In November
Buffett Subsidiary Faces Renewed Misconduct Claims
Whole Foods Pays $500K To Settle Pricing Dispute
DuPont To Cut 1700 Jobs In January
Twitter Hires New VP Of Diversity & Inclusion From Apple
Samsung Smart TVs To Be Internet Of Things Compatible In 2016
LG, Samsung Reportedly To Supply Screens For Apple
Google’s Issues In The Fast-Growing Indian Market



SPORTS
CHIP KELLY FIRED BY EAGLES

Former Ducks coach hoist by his own petard

Eagles missed playoffs for second straight year; Kelly’s player moves a disaster

Clemson Sends Three Home From Orange Bowl For Failing Drug Tests

Bruins Offense Ignites To Crush Sens 7-3

Thunder Tops Bucks 131-123

Islanders Run Wild On Leafs, 6-3

James Scores 34, Leads Cavs Over Nuggets

Blue Jackets Whip Stars, 6-3

Ex-Yankee 2B Stephen Drew Signs With Nats



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
ELODIE YUNG HEATS UP DAREDEVIL‘S SEASON 2 AS ELEKTRA

Last seen in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Also coming to the Netflix series – the Punisher.


Glee Star Mark Salling Arrested For Child Porn

Guns N’ Roses To Reunite For Coachella, Possible Stadium Tour


Dave Grohl Spins Tunes On Date Night

Jeremy Renner Finalizes Divorce, Will Pay $13K+/Month In Child Support

Stars Support Charity At Russell Simmons’ Party

Rocco Says Madonna Treated Him As A Trophy, Not A Son

What New Year’s Eve In NYC Was Like In The 1950s



FOREIGNERS
Daesh Suffers Double Blow With Fall Of Ramadi, Loss Of Leaders To Air Strikes
Thousands In Scotland Without Power As Storm Strikes
Voters In Central African Republic Hoping For Stability
Accord Over Cubans Stranded In Costa Rica Sparks Fear Of Illegal Migrant Wave
Eight Survivors Found Five Days After Chinese Mine Collapse
Burkina Faso’s First New President In Decades Sworn In
Al-Qaeda Training Camps Reappearing In Afghanistan?
NSA Spying On Netanyahu Also Snooped On Members Of Congress
Red China, Taiwan Inaugurate Hotline As Relations Improve
Russia Names Chechen As Mastermind Behind Nemtsov Assassination; Cover-up Suspected



BLOGS & STUFF
EBL: Nature Vs. Nurture
American Irony: Fourteen New Year’s Resolutions For Liberals
Proof Positive: In Defense Of Samuel L. Jackson
Doug Powers: Obama To Spend 2016 Wrapping Up Legacy As “The Irony President”
Twitchy: Baltimore Leads 2015 With Highest Murder Rate Per Capita; 23 Were Children

American Power: Radical Founder Of Femen Brazil Renounces Feminism, Declares Herself Pro-Life, And Apologizes To Christians
American Thinker: Clinton’s Bimbo Eruptions Vs. Trump’s “Sexism”
Conservatives4Palin: The Democrats’ Theme For 2016 Is Totalitarianism
Don Surber: Pundit Of The Year – Dilbert Creator Scott Adams
Jammie Wearing Fools: Belgian Cops, Soldiers Threw Orgies While Terror Suspects Were On The Run
Joe For America: Planned Parenthood Says HIV-Infected Have No Obligation To Tell Their Sex Partners
Pamela Geller: Mob Rips Apart Woman Falsely Accused Of Burning Koran
Shot In The Dark: Some Good News
The Gateway Pundit: Breaking Poll – 40% Of Blacks Back Trump, 45% Of Hispanics
The Jawa Report: Good Gun Control Dead End Edition
The Lonely Conservative: Video – 2015, The Year Students Went Completely Insane
This Ain’t Hell: Air Force Academy Ignores Mikey And The MRFF
Weasel Zippers: Trump Corrects NBC Host – Clinton Affair With Monica Lewinsky Not “Alleged”
Megan McArdle: The Force Awakens Has A Perfection Problem
Mark Steyn: A Tale Of Two Bills


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Comments

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    With respect to the whole Israel spy issue: meh. It’s been known for a while they are extremely aggressive in intel collection. If you’re going to get agents in on everyone else, expect your mail to be read.

  • Durasim

    One “Glee” star is dead from a drug overdose. Another is now arrested for child pornography. Can’t wait for the ten year “Where Are They Now?” cast reunion.

  • Durasim

    The liberals and SJW’s have been clutching their pearls over a supposed spate of mosque fires and other acts of mosque vandalism. Though it seems some of the perpetrators are not of the demographic they would have preferred them to be.

    http://www.chron.com/houston/article/Federal-officials-arrest-man-in-connection-with-6727623.php

  • Wombat_socho

    Except that the NSA is legally prohibited from snooping on Americans. This goes beyond collecting metadata; is DIRNSA going to claim the Congressmen were terrorists?

  • Gringao

    Flooding in Missouri is bad, bad, bad. I live in STL and getting around even in the high and dry areas is a chore with all the shut down roads and bridges.