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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.01.12

Posted on | August 1, 2012 | 5 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Ted Cruz Wins Big In GOP Upset

Ted Cruz thanks his fired-up supporters on election night

Thrashes establishment candidate, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, by 13 points after placing second in primary

Obama Spends Heavily In Swing States
GOP spending on the rise as the MittStar enters firing range

WaPo’s Cilizza Calls For Portman To Be Romney’s VP
Kiss of death?

California’s Proposition 8 Defenders Take Their Case To SCOTUS

Recently retired district judge Vaughn Williams, who wrote the opinion striking down Proposition 8

Will Supremes grant cert on amendment defining marriage traditionally?

House GOP Won’t Extend Farm Bill

Chick-Fil-A Controversy Comes With A Side Order Of Passionate Opinion

Academics Pore Over Predictive Models For Presidential Election

Poll Finds Partisan Split On Gay Marriage

Potential Defense Cuts Would Spare Personnel

Metro Atlanta Voters Reject Transportation Tax

Obama Campaign Team Sees Hope In Third Party Candidates

Moderate GOP Congressman LaTourette To Retire

Crude Extends Losses, Weak PRC Data Weigh; NYMEX $87.97, Brent $104.69
US Raises Pressure For Eurozone Crisis Action
Fannie, Freddie: No Principal Reductions
Power Restored In Most Of India After Historic Failure
SEC Urges Reforms Of Muni Bond Market
Microsoft Shifts E-Mail Crown From Hotmail To
Dropbox Confirms It Was Hacked, Offers Users Help
Verizon No Longer Allowed To Block Tethering Apps, Gets $1.25 Million Fine For Trying
Apple TV Adds Hulu Plus
Digg Reboots With Added Twitter, Facebook Integration
“Star Wars” MMO Expands Free-To-Play Option This Fall
Square Enix Backs Kickstarter-Funded Console Ouya
Years Late, Millions Over Budget, FBI’s Sentinel System Finally On Line

Deadline Moves

Shane Victorino: now a Dodger

Dempster to Rangers, Pence to Giants, Victorino to Dodgers, Broxton to Reds

NHL Labor Proposal Under Review

O’s Wipe Out Yankees’ 5-0 Lead With 11-Run Rally

Miley Shuts Down Dodgers, Snakes Win 8-2

Tejada’s Error Sinks Harvey, Mets Lose To Giants

…And Then Some Stuff Happened At The Olympics

Strasburg Blasted In 8-0 Loss To Depleted Phillies

Taylor Swift, Conor Kennedy Dating?

Taylor Swift, Conor Kennedy


CBS Developing “Brady Bunch” Reboot With Vince Vaughn

“Kate The Great” Tops Vanity Fair’s 2012 Best Dressed List

Will Emma Watson Be Suiting Up For Some Time In The “Red Room Of Pain”?
Related: Angelina Jolie Wants Role In “Fifty Shades Of Grey”

Snoop Dogg Now Snoop Lion

Lindsay Lohan’s Bizarre Sex Scene Demand

Suri Dresses As “Little Mermaid” Ariel During Trip To Disneyland With Dad

More Slop About The Kristen Stewart Cheating “Scandal”

Blackout Fuels Doubts About India’s Economic Ambitions
Fighting In Damascus Nears Christian Quarter Of City
Human Rights Group Cites “Atrocities” In Burma
Anti-Putin Activist Charged With Stealing Timber
Philippines, Cambodia In Diplomatic Row Over Latter’s South China Sea Remarks
Panetta Upbeat On Egypt’s Future
Related: The Muslim Brotherhood’s patient jihad
Turkish FM To Meet With Barzani On Kurdish Rebel Activities In Syria
Taiwan, PRC On Alert As Typhoons Approach
Cuba Charges Spaniard In Dissident Paya’s Death

Da Tech Guy: Can We Stop Calling The Washington Post A “Newspaper” Now?
Moe Lane: Is Harry Reid Losing It?
Weekly Standard Blog: Ted Cruz Wins Runoff For Senate In Texas
Conservatives4Palin: Who’s Up For An Exciting Mitt Romney Bus Tour?
American power: latest Obama Campaign Ad Defames Romney As A “Felon”
Reihl World View: Breaking – Romney Kicks Obama’s App
Rush Limbaugh: Romney’s Trip So Successful Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Endorses Obama
Mitt Romney: Culture Does Matter
Michelle Malkin: Lying Obama PR Flack Apologizes To Krauthammer Over Churchill Bust Story
American Thinker: Romney’s Jerusalem Doctrine
Wizbang: Wall Photo Of Mitt Romney Gets Woman A Beatdown From BF
Right-Wing News: Black Pastors To Turn Against Obama Over Gay Marriage

SOTD: Postcard Love


5 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 08.01.12”

  1. Adjoran
    August 1st, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    It’s “World PMI Day” when most countries release their data on manufacturing indicators, and it’s been down, down, down, from China to Europe.  Still, markets chase hope that central bankers will choose to stimulate and inflate – in fact Treasury is leaning on the EU to do just that to enable the PIIGS to borrow at affordable rates.

    Of course the only reason those countries can’t borrow cheaply is they are incapable of repaying the money, which tends to make people hesitant.  Geithner should have submitted the problem to Turbo Tax or something.

  2. ‘NO, TAYLOR, NOOOOOOO!!! DON’T GET IN THE CAR!’ « The Camp Of The Saints
    August 1st, 2012 @ 8:44 am

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  3. Garym
    August 1st, 2012 @ 9:55 am


    He just wants a song written about him.

  4. Wombat_socho
    August 1st, 2012 @ 3:18 pm

     Kinda hard to write a song with your lungs full of water.

  5. Wombat_socho
    August 1st, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

     It’s the investment equivalent of sticking one’s fingers in one’s ears and running around screaming “LALALALALA ICAN’T HEEEEEEAR YOU!”