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LIVE AT FIVE: 12.23.13

Posted on | December 23, 2013 | 18 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Khodorkovsky: I’m Not Challenging Putin

Former oil tycoon and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Won’t be funding any opposition parties

Appeals Court Denies Stay On Utah Gay Marriage Ruling
10th Circuit denies stay pending hearing today

Senator Manchin: Obamacare Could Suffer “Complete Meltdown”
WV Democrat pushing for a one-year delay of the Abominable Care Act

GOP Finds Filibuster Alternatives To Fight Obama Nominees

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas: nomination rammed through on a party-line vote despite pending investigation

No more Mister Nice Guy now that nuclear option’s been employed

Lawmakers Battle Over Future Of NSA Snooping

Senate Hopefuls Uneasy In Montana

Judge Deals Blow To Obamacare’s Contraceptive Mandate

Huge Backlash Mounts Over Suspension of “Duck Dynasty” Star Phil Robertson

Huckabee To Decide On 2016 White House Run After Midterms

Cheerleader To Soldier: Philly Eagles Girl Turns In Pom-Poms For Rifle

Asian Oil Rises On US Economic Data: NYMEX $99.27, Brent $111.82
Weak US Card Security Made Target Easy For Hackers To Hit
Darden Facing New Investor Unrest
Oracle To Buy Responsys For $1.5 Billion
German Retailer Aldi Plans $3 Billion US Expansion
News Corp. Buys Social Media Startup Storyful For $25 Million
Apple Signs iPhone Deal With PRC’s China Mobile
RSA Comes Out Swinging, Denies Taking NSA Payoff To Backdoor Its Crypto
T-Mobile To Unveil Uncarrier 4.0 Strategy At CES
Google Back In EU’s Antitrust Sights
Research Shows How MacBook Webcams Can Spy On Their Owners Without Warning

Broncos’ Manning Sets NFL Record With 51st TD Pass

Peyton Manning acknowledges the crowd’s cheers

Also, Denver beats Houston 37-13

Dalton Shines As Bengals Rout Vikings, Clinch AFC North

Raptors Rally, Hand Thunder First Home Loss Of Season

Romo Flips The Script, Cowboys Stun Redskins Again

Canucks Edge Jets Even After Losing Luongo In 1st

Panthers Jolt Saints To Make Playoffs

Blue Jackets Rally Past Flyers But Lose Gaborik In First Game Back

Nats Sign Catcher Chris Snyder To Minor League Deal

Britney: I Think About Retiring

“Right now is my time to perform.”

Looking forward to kicking back in Louisiana

Taylor Swift Collaborating Again For Fifth Album

Three 6 Mafia’s Lord Infamous Dies, 40

Rachel Zoe Welcomes Second Son

Gabrielle Union Engaged To Dwyane Wade

Teresa Palmer Marries Mark Webber In Mexico

Selena Gomez “Happiest I’ve Been In A While” Since Canceling Tour

Ex-Danity Kane Singer D. Woods – I Got Screwed Out Of The Reunion

Demi Lovato – How Dare “X Factor” Joke About My Drinking Problem!

Kate Upton, Maksim Chmerkovsky Split Up After Six Months

Beyonce Holds Private Album Release Party At Dave & Buster’s In Times Square

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina Freed
Dennis Rodman Leaves The DPRK
Brits, Canadians Still In South Sudan City Evacuated By US
Thai Protesters Step Up Efforts To Disrupt Elections
Three Egyptian Activists Jailed For Role In 2011 Revolution
Protesters Clash With Turkish Police Over Corruption Scandal
Defiant Ukraine Opposition Continues Pro-EU Rallies
US Increases Pressure On Pakistan As PTI Blockade Continues
Bangladeshi Factory Owners Charged In Fire That Killed 112
White House Petition Launched To Free Imprisoned Vice-Consul
Ice Storm Leaves Canada With Widespread Power Outages

First Street Journal: The Success Of Socialism
The Looking Spoon: Pajama Boy – Spawn Of MSNBC?
American Power: Obamacare’s Radicalism Exposed
American Thinker: Phil Robertson’s Detractors Advance His Message
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Andrew Kaczynski May Be The Worst Person On The Internet
The Necropolitan Sentinel: Dan Savage Won’t Shut Up About Gay Sex, But Phil Robertson Is A Monster?
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, December 20
Jammie Wearing Fools: Democrats’ War On Women – “I Got A Boner When I Walked Into The Office Today When I Saw You”
JustOneMinute: Spreading The Wealth
Pat Dollard: Kid Rock Defends Phil Robertson – Time To Stop This Bullshit-Ass PC Game
Protein Wisdom: If You Don’t Like The Ruling Class, You Must Be A Hater
The Jawa Report: Tis The Season – Salvation Army Toy Giveaway Turns Violent
The Lonely Conservative: An Inner City Tea Party?
This Ain’t Hell: Re Bateman On Guns
Megan McArdle: Would You Pay $2500 For The Perfect Cup Of Joe?

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18 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 12.23.13”

  1. gntlman
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM LIVE AT FIVE: 12.23.13 #TCOT

  2. Citzcom
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:54 am

    LIVE AT FIVE: 12.23.13: – compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Khodorkovsky: I’m Not Challenging Putin Won’t be f…

  3. rsmccain
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    LIVE AT FIVE Your Essential Daily Headlines by @wombat_socho

  4. Rick Bulow
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    One of your links needs a lil bit of a correction Wombat. The Bengals are in the AFC North, not the NFC North. THAT gets decided when my Bears do battle with the Cheeseheads on Sunday

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  7. Dana
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Your Wombatness: The word is spelled ObaminableCare.

  8. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Just out of curiosity have any f you noticed the news out of Spain about the change in abortion laws?

  9. Wombat_socho
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    53 days until pitchers and catchers report…seriously, thanks for the correction!

  10. Wombat_socho
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    Not here. 🙂

  11. Wombat_socho
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    No! Link, please?

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  13. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Just Google Spain abortion news there’s plenty of links to choose from. There’s a real tumult going on over there. The conservatives reformed the law back to more like what it was in the eighties and the liberals are going bat shit insane over it. There have even been riots, and according to one thing I read, some violence. I didn’t think to save any links because I figured you’d know about it. The only reason I haven’t covered it is I am on a temporary hiatus and in the process of undergoing some major changes, plus I just haven’t had the time.. It doesn’t surprise me that you wouldn’t know about it though, as I guess it’s something the media here isn’t too anxious to publicize, for obvious reasons.

  14. Dandapani
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    I see what you did there!


    Dennis Rodman Leaves The DPRK”

  15. ThePaganTemple
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    Wombat, here’s a link from The Guardian-

    The new law restricts abortion to rape victims and to women who will experience “serious” physical or mental harm without an abortion. I know that’s probably still not enough for some anti-abortion folks but it evidently does represent a vast sea change from recent laws in Spain (and elsewhere) and should represent a welcome trend at least.

    Also noteworthy by the way is news that the lone abortion clinic in North Dakota this year had it’s lowest number of abortions on record, which is significant given the state’s relatively booming economy.

    BTW have a Happy Holiday Season HoHoHo

  16. Rick Bulow
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I know. And I have the fortune of being in the city where the current World Series Champs train too! It is going to be a madhouse here!

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  18. Wombat_socho
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 5:47 pm

    It’s today’s Ray of Hope!