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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.14.16

Posted on | January 14, 2016 | 2 Comments

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TOP NEWS
AT LEAST SIX DEAD AS BOMBS, GUNFIRE RIP JAKARTA

A police APC parked near the scene of an attack in central Jakarta

President Widodo urges public not to panic or speculate who is behind attacks

Three Winners Reported In $1.5 Billion Powerball Drawing
Winners in California, Florida and Tennessee

Al Jazeera America To Shut Down
Herring Boradcasting, owners of One America News Network, has already expressed interest



POLITICS
TRUMP, CONSERVATIVE PUNDITS HIT BACK AT HALEY FOR SOTU “RESPONSE”

Governor Nikki Haley, R-SC

Ingraham, Limbaugh, Coulter join Trump in expressing unhappiness with Haley’s speech
Meanwhile, White House praises her courage

Did Ted Cruz Fail To Disclose Bank Loans In His 2012 Senate Run?


NJ To Debate Raising Smoking Age To 21

Clinton Has Sanders On Defensive Over Health Care

SecDef Carter Lauds Push Against Daesh In Speech To Troops

Analysis: Obama Twisted Facts In SOTU Speech



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Slides To Another Twelve-Year Low As Iran Prepares To Re-Enter Market: Brent $29.73, WTI $30.53
GE Moving HQ To Boston
Fed’s Beige Book Sees Economy Expanding As Wages Remain Flat
FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potato
Uber Receives Nearly $2 Billion From Chinese Firms
Anheuser-Busch Selling $46 Billion In Bonds To Finance Merger
Snoop Dogg Would Like Bill Gates To “Fix His Sh!t”
Google Creates Virtual Reality Division
Samsung To Make Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 Chips
Amazon Web Services To Go Head To Head With Microsoft Azure In Canada
Amazon Wants To Be Your Game Store: Prime Members Now Get %20 Off New Releases



SPORTS
NOTORIOUS MISERS, MARLINS NONETHELESS SPLASH OUT ON DEE GORDON

The NL batting champ celebrates after scoring the winning run in a game against the Red Sox last year

Tightfisted Miami spends $50 million over five years on Gordon’s extension

Browns Hire Hue Jackson, Manziel Probably A Goner

Bennett Scores Four As Calgary Burns Panthers

Durant Leads Thunder Past Mavs After Westbrook’s Ejection

Blue Jackets Beat Leafs 3-1

#9 Duke Blows Double-Digit Lead, Loses To Clemson

Warriors Fall To Nuggets Despite Curry’s 38

Flyers Surge Late To Edge Bruins

Nats, Ramos Avoid Arbitration, Agree To One Year At $5.35 Million



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
JESSICA SIMPSON BRINGS THE HEAT

From demure full-length dress to sheer miniskirt in one day

Hints that more children may be in the offing

Friends Reunion Coming To NBC

Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Fling Already Fizzled

Gwen Stefani Is Returning To The Voice

NBC Exec: Jimmy Fallon Doesn’t Have A Drinking Problem


Former NFL Star Lawrence Phillips Found Dead In His Cell

Former Nickolodeon Star Charged With DUI

Amber Heard In Talks To Star In Aquaman

Stars Bring Glitz & Glam To Biennial UNICEF Ball



FOREIGNERS
Iran Apology Video Counters Obama Narrative On Release Of Captured Sailors
Turkey Says Istanbul Bomber Was Listed As Refugee
Projected Win By Taiwan’s Tsai Prompts Head Tilts From Beijing To D.C.
Kurdish Rebels Hit Police Station In SE Turkey; Five Killed, 39 Wounded
Suicide Attack On Pakistan Polio Clinic Kills 15
More Aid Heading To Besieged Syrian Town
Senior British Minister Hints He May Campaign To Leave EU
Denmark Extends Border Checks, Debates Immigration Reform
Guatemala Uncertain As Comedian Takes Office As President
Israeli Foreign Ministry Summons Swedish Ambassador Over Wallstrom’s Encouragement Of Terror



BLOGS & STUFF
EBL: Bubble Hillary
Proof Positive: Obama’s Potemkin Town Hall On Gun Control
Da Tech Guy: Cologne And Philly Remind Me Of The Church’s Sex Scandals
The Political Hat: Dishonest Words, Dishonest Truth, And Dishonest Arrests
Michelle Malkin: Powerball’s Biggest Winner? Government
Twitchy: Hillary Rates Eric Holder One Of America’s Finest Attorneys General


American Power: St. Louis Gives Up On NFL After Bitter Loss Of Beloved Rams
American Thinker: The Left’s Endgame Hits The Wall
Conservatives4Palin: Ted Cruz – This Was Less A “State Of The Union” And More A “State Of Denial”
Don Surber: Chelsea Joins Family’s Business, Immediately Lies
Jammie Wearing Fools: ISIS’ Latest Slaughter Puts The Lie To Obama’s Happy Talk
Joe For America: Policing Animal Rights For Profit, Indianapolis Style
JustOneMinute: Who Kidnapped Charles Blow?
Pamela Geller: Iran Releases Humiliating Video, Photos Of Our Sailors
Protein Wisdom: Meanwhile, In Portlandistan…
Shot In The Dark: Why We Fight, Part I – History
The Gateway Pundit: Ted Turner Jr. Says Hillary, Obama And Sanders All Saying The Same Thing As The Soviet Union
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – 100 Ways To Attack The Groin
The Lonely Conservative: Says The Man Who Sat For Interview With Cereal Girl
This Ain’t Hell: Ninth Circuit Overturns Part Of Stolen Valor Law
Weasel Zippers: Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson Endorses Ted Cruz
Megan McArdle: You Can’t Be Neutral In A Public-Sector Union
Mark Steyn: The Stupid Party Gets Stupider


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