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LIVE AT FIVE – 04.19.11

Posted on | April 19, 2011 | Comments Off on LIVE AT FIVE – 04.19.11

TOP NEWS
“Negative” Rating For US Debt Sends Jolt Through Debt Limit Debate

S&P turns thumbs down on the political class

Obama Administration flacks downplay announcement – unexpectedly!
Japanese cabinet ministers apparently still believe we’ll pull this out

 

Arizona Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill
Criticizes bill as poorly written and unlikely to survive legal challenges

BP: Oil containment firms may join forces
MWCC, Helix to combine different control systems, work together



POLITICS
Obamas Earned $1.7 Million In 2010, Paid $454K To IRS

Just your everyday average married couple filing joint

For those scoring at home, that’s an effective tax rate of 26%, down from the top marginal rate of 35%.

L.A. Birdcage Liner Wins Two Pulitzers

Inquiry Clears McChrystal Of Wrongdoing In “Rolling Stone” Flap

Interior Secretary Salazar To Make Cape Wind Announcement In Boston

Former Maryland Governor William Schaefer Dies, 89



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Asian Stocks Fall As US Credit Outlook Cut
Citigroup 1Q Profit Sags As Revenue Shrinks And Expenses Balloon
US Hurries To Sell GM Stake
Yen Strengthens Against Dollar, Euro On Sovereign Debt Concerns
Oil Falls, But Gas Prices Still Rising
Microsoft Takes Patent Fight To Supreme Court
ITC Staff Recommends Siding With HTC, Nokia Against Apple In Phone Patents Suit
Jesse Jackson Jr. Blames the IPad For All America’s Problems



SPORTS
Adelman Out As Rockets Coach

Former Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman

Coach and team agree to part ways after four seasons

Bright Lights Of Playoffs Vexing To Migraine-Prone Wade

Zdeno Chara Returns, Leads Bruins To Win In Montreal

Boucher, Flyers Stop Sabres

Dodgers Desperate For Offense, Call Up Jerry Sands

Penguins Beat Lightning, Take Lead In Playoffs

Pirates Smother Reds 9-3, Win Third Straight Road Series



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
A Guided Tour Of Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood. Wipe drool off keyboard. Repeat.

Esquire spends an afternoon with the enigmatic actress and her tattoos.

Your Obligatory Charlie Sheen Link For Tuesday

Kate Hudson’s Pregnancy Brain – Like Being Stoned

Nick Cassavetes Out As “Gotti” Director

Lindsay Lohan: Good Friday? Good Excuse!

James Franco/Winona Ryder Pic “The Stare” Launches Waterstone

Once More, With Feeling: Joss Whedon Revisits “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”

Stallone: I’m Not Directing “Expendables” Sequel

Ali Fedotowsky Gets Head Stapled After Kayak Accident



FOREIGNERS
Nigerian President Re-Elected, Violence Continues In Northern Provinces
Thousands March In Syria In Protest Of Eight Slain
With US In Support Role, NATO’s Libya Mission Going In Circles
TEPCO Considers Air Cooling For Fukushima Reactors
Taliban Sympathizer Kills Two At Afghan Defense Ministry
Kiev Summit To Seek Funds For New Chernobyl Containment
Ivory Coast Confronts Issues Of Immigrant Identity


BLOGS & STUFF
Kevin Williamson: Enron Writ Large
Cubachi: DeMint Threatens Filibuster On Debt Ceiling Vote
Weasel Zippers: Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) Says He May Not Back Obama In 2012; Disappointed Over Lack Of Progress On Immigration AmnestyReform
American Power: What Trump Wants
Moe Lane: Answering Two Questions With One Answer
Arutz Sheva: Obama, The Interpreter Of The Passover Message
AmSpecBlog: More InJustice
Jihad Watch: King Demands Answers From Holder On Decision Not To Prosecute CAIR, Other Co-Conspirators In Terror Funding Case
The Blaze: Why Are Bloggers Accusing Glenn Beck Of “Taking Content” Without Attribution?
theblogprof: Michigan AFSCME President Threatens To “Weaponize” Government Jobs (Video)
John Fund: Wisconsin’s Election Snafu Is A National Wake-Up Call
Legal Insurrection: It’s Now Patriotic To Call Paul Krugman A [email protected]%$#%! Hypocrite

— compiled by Wombat-socho

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