The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

LIVE AT FIVE: 04.21.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Fatal Clash At Ukraine Checkpoint Shreds Easter Sunday Ceasefire Attack by Ukraine paramilitary forces, or provocation by Russian security forces? Dozens Of Suspected Jihadis Killed In Yemen By Drone Strikes Strikes follow AQAP leader’s pledge to fight Pope Francis Prays For Peace In Syria, Ukraine During Easter Address Celebrates […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.12.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS CIA Pushes Back Against Senate Spying Accusations Senator Feinstein Takes Feud With CIA Public Cold War Media Tactics Fuel Ukraine Crisis Former Soviet Agitprop worker Atbashian sees echoes of Cold War in Ukraine debate Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Search Widens Passengers carrying stolen passports identified POLITICS David Jolly Says […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.11.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Ukraine May Have To Go Nuclear, Says Kiev MP Rizanenko and others say Clinton-era Budapest memorandum was supposed to prevent Russian incursions Pope Francis Goes On Retreat, Takes The Bus “I’m not a Superman,” Pope says Snowden Speaks At SXSW Calls for public oversight of U.S. spy programs POLITICS […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.10.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Crimean Rallies Turn Violent Massive rally in Kiev to celebrate Taras Shevchenko’s birthday, mourn the dead Mexican Forces Kill Drug Lord Nazario Moreno Head of “Knights Templars” gang was supposedly killed in 2011 Search Continues For Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet No sign of debris spotted from the air POLITICS […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.07.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Crimea Approves Plebiscite As Tensions Rise Tatar minority announces boycott Obama urges Putin to pursue diplomacy Two Die In Venezuela As Protests Continue Maduro severs ties with Panama Second Baby Cured Of HIV? Are high doses of retroviral drugs the answer? POLITICS GOP Optimism, Agenda Emerge At CPAC Christie […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.05.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Kerry Visits Ukraine Bearing Roses, $1 Billion Energy Aid Meanwhile, Putin orders troops conducting training on Ukraine border to return to barracks Abortion Barbie Wins Primary, Continues March To Certain Doom Trails Abbott by 11 points, $19 million Mardi Gras 2014 In New Orleans: Cold & Rainy Unseasonable weather […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 03.04.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Russia Tightens Hold On Crimea With 16,000 Troops Russia Tells UN Yanukovych Asked For Intervention Rumsfeld on Ukraine: It Is U.S. Weakness That Has Shaken The World Blade Runner Trial Underway Live broadcasts miss bizarre off-camera turns Train Station Rampage Further Strains Ethnic Tensions In PRC Authorities blame Uighur […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.26.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Joe Biden: Hillary Clinton Won’t Affect My Decision About 2016 Sees experience in administration as an advantage Venezuela’s Maduro To Meet Opposition Leader Meeting with Capriles hoped to calm bloody rioting Obama Tells Karzai US Planning Full Withdrawal From Afghanistan Pakistan Official Warns “Zero Option” Could Lead To Afghan […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.25.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Ukraine Charges Former President Yanukovich With Mass Murder Other former ministers also sought in deaths of protesters Thai Army Chief Warns Country On Brink Of Armed Conflict Warns antigovernment protesters, pro-government red shirts against further escalation PM Yingluck Rules Out Stepping Down Philippines Drug Raid Shows Mexican Cartels’ Presence […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.24.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Yanukovich Flees, Tymoshenko Freed In Stunning Reversal Of Fortune Whereabouts of former President unknown; clashes continue in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea. U.S. Warns Russia To Keep Military Out Of Ukraine Acting President Turchynov stresses “European choice” Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo” Guzman Arrested In Mazatlan Flipped aides, wiretaps and […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.12.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Tea Party Loses As House Passes Clean Debt Increase Bill passes house 221-201, with only 28 GOP votes for; list of Republicans supporting bill here Yellen: Bad Jobs Reports Won’t Change Tapering Fed’s stimulus program will continue Little Progress In Syria Talks No agreement on agenda, much less anything […]

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.11.14

– compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Ambassador Powell Makes A U-Turn Decision to meet BJP contender for PM marks reversal of US policy AAP Shifts Focus, Levels Corruption Charges Against Modi EU Alarmed At Swiss Immigration Vote Swiss, European leaders react warily to vote White House Delays Employer Mandate McConnell calls on Administration to throw […]

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