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LIVE AT FIVE – 07.21.11

Posted on | July 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Debt Limit Impasse Continues

White House press secretary Jay Carney

Cap, cut & balance seemingly doomed in Senate; McConnell plan likely to die in House with 70 on record opposing it. President now says he’s open to a short-term deal


Atlantis’ Final Landing Scheduled For Today
Mission Control plays Kate Smith’s “God Bless America” as wake-up music for Shuttle crew

Texas Executes Mark Stroman For “9/11 Revenge” Shooting Spree
State & federal supreme courts refused final appeals



POLITICS
As Bachmann’s Poll Numbers Rise, So Does Scrutiny

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Questions raised about legislative experience, migraines

Romney, Obama Show Rare Interest In California

House Ethics Panel Brings In Outside Counsel For Waters Case

Elizabeth Warren Fuels Speculation That She’ll Challenge Scott Brown

Minnesota Shutdown Ends With Signing Of $35.7 Billion Budget

GOP Presidential Candidates Hold First Twitter Debate

Spat Between Wasserman-Schultz & West Isn’t Just Political, It’s Personal



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Euro Moves Higher On Greece Deal, Eyes On Eurozone Summit
Wells Fargo To Pay $85 Million Over Mortgage Abuses
American Airlines Adds Airbus
Study Says US Shale May Weaken Iran, Russia
Asian Shares Mostly Lower On PRC PMI
Wall Street Drops On Global Debt Woes; Banks Drag
iPad Could Cannibalize Macintosh Lines
Lenovo Unveils Three Tablets
Senator Kohl Calls For AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Block
Tablets Using Windows Outsell RIM’s Touted Playbook



SPORTS
NFL Players Fail To Vote; Season Still On Hold

NFLPA President Kevin Mawae and rep George Atillah talk to reporters

Season can start on time if deal done this week

Angels Rally For 9-8 Win, Stop Rangers’ Winning Streak

Yao’s Playing Days Over, But Time With Basketball, Not So Much




Angel Pagan Hits Sayonara Homer To Lift Mets Past Cardinals, 6-5

Lincecum Loses Duel Of Aces, Dodgers Win 1-0

Dodgers, MLB Spar Over Loan Proposals

Texas’ Longhorn Network Raising Hackles Around Big 12

Werth Breaks Slump, But Nationals Fall To Astros 3-2



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Ben Will always Be In Jen’s Corner

Marc, J-Lo, Lupe and Ben

How Ben Affleck helped Jennifer Lopez with her crumbling marriage

Jennifer Aniston Rocks A Little Black Leather Dress

Zach Braff: I’m Not Gay

Kim Kardashian Sues Old Navy Over Look-alike

“Grey’s Anatomy” Star Eric Dane Checks Into Rehab

Britney: Ex-Bodyguard Is Lying About Drugs, Farts And Showers


Gwyneth Paltrow, Who Doesn’t Believe In Religion, Is Raising Her Kids Jewish

Leonardo DiCaprio Dumps Blake Lively – Because His Mum Doesn’t Approve

Kelsey & Camille Grammer Settle Custody  РFor Now

Snooki, Rob Kardashian, Christina Milian In Talks For “Dancing With The Stars”



FOREIGNERS
Wendi Deng’s Charlie’s Angel Moment Boosts Husband’s Image
The “inevitable” Taiwanese animooted version
Lindsay Hawker’s Japanese Killer Gets Life In Prison
PM Cameron Drags Labour Opponents Into Hacking Scandal In Raucous Commons Session
“Death Squads” In Streets Of Homs (Video)
Spratly Islands Row: Philippine Trip Irks PRC
British “Taliban Fighters” Arrested In Afghanistan
Commonwealth Prosecutors Seek Seizure Of David Hicks’ Book Profits



BLOGS & STUFF
National Review: Gang Of Six Disaster – Worst Plan So Far
PJ Tatler: Allen West stands By Remarks On Wasserman-Schultz
Lonely Conservative: Obama Says Debt Crisis “Self Created” But Still Fails To Identify Problem
Ed Morrissey: Obama To Accept Short-Term Deal?
Confederate Yankee: Unfunny Former Comedian Distorts Study For “Gotcha” Moment In Senate
Michelle Malkin: The Migraine Maelstrom
Don Surber: President Perry?
Boston Herald: Experts Agree Palin & Bachmann Being Held To Higher Standard
Big Hollywood: Numbers Don’t Lie – “The Undefeated” Had A Remarkable Box Office Debut
Weasel Zippers: Steny Hoyer (D-MD) Horrified That Balanced Budget Amendment Would Make It Virtually Impossible To Raise Taxes

Watts Up With That?: This Looks Like A Job For Green Helmet Guy
Gateway Pundit: Dems Wrong Again – Obamacare Didn’t Stimulate Job Creation, It Killed It
France 24: Lebanese Belly Dancer Performs With Israeli Heavy Metal Band; What Could Go Wrong?

Zilla Of The Resistance: Take Your “Death Of Right-Wing Blogs” Proclamation And Shove It!


Aaaand that’s it for Thursday. Stay cool out there, y’all.

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