The Other McCain

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LIVE AT FIVE: 02.12.14

Posted on | February 12, 2014 | 8 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho


TOP NEWS
Tea Party Loses As House Passes Clean Debt Increase

Speaker Boehner

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 else




POLITICS
Conservative Support Divided In Crowded Georgia Senate Primary

Clockwise from top left: Rep. Jack Kingston, Rep. Paul Broun, Rep. Phil Gingrey, and former Secretary of State Karen Handel

Will divisions in the primary cost the GOP a seat?

Governor Inslee Suspends Executions In Washington

Obama Defends Repeated Tweaks To Abominable Care Act

Marijuana Remorse

Holder Urges States To Restore Voting Rights To Ex-Cons

House Votes To Cancel Cuts To Military Pensions

Lawmakers Accuse Administration Of Flouting Law By Releasing Asylum Seekers

Navy Yard View Finds Local Cops Often Block Feds From Doing Full Security Clearances

House GOP Fighting Treasury Decision To Limit Political Activities Of Tax-Exempts

John Walsh Sworn In As New Senator From Montana, Replacing Baucus



THE ECONOMY, STUPID
Brent Edges Toward $109 On Strong PRC Trade Data: NYMEX $100.32, Brent $108.72
TreeHouse Sues Green Mountain, Keurig For Blocking Competition
Feds Use Emergency Powers To Put More Propane In The Pipeline
Big Lots Steps In As Hostess Thrift Outlet
CVS Caremark 4Q Profit Jumps More Than Twelve Per Cent
Chick-Fil-A Goes Antibiotic-Free
Microsoft Addresses Critical IE Vulnerabilities On Patch Tuesday
Mozilla To Sell Advertising In Firefox Browser
Twitter Reportedly Working On Facebook-Like Site Redesign
With $100 Million Buyout Deal, Klout Suddenly Popular Again
“Flappy Bird” Creator Dong Nguyen Pulled Game Because It Was Too Addictive



SPORTS
With Astros Addition Of Nolan Ryan, Rangers Rivalry Not A Joke Any More

Then-Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan and Astros President Reid Ryan at Rangers Ballpark, July 5 2013

“I think the future is bright for Houston, and I’m looking forward to my involvement.”

James Scores 33 As Heat Beat Suns

Matt Lauer Takes Over For Ailing Bob Costas, Is Immediately Ridiculed

Joakim Noah Has Triple-Double In Bulls’ Defeat Of Hawks

Yankees’ Newest Star Welcomes Biggest Stage

Salukis Fall To #4 Wichita State 78-67

Michigan Gets First Win At Ohio State Since 2003

Deng Scores 22 As Cavs Avenge Loss To Kings

Browns CEO, GM Leave Team In Stunning Shakeup

Releford’s Three-Pointer Lifts Alabama Over Ole Miss

Nationals Top Five Spring Training Storylines: Fifth Starter?



FAMOUS FOR BEING FAMOUS
Shirley Temple Black Dies At 85

Good night, sweetest princess.

Hollywood’s biggest little star

Child star turned diplomat died Monday at her home


Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma

Kristen Stewart Shuns The Married Director She Once Dated

Unspeakable Armenian’s Sister Assaults Dance Floor With Blunt Object



Cops Say Justin Bieber Jail Video Shows Him Pissing In Cell

David Cassidy’s Wife Files For Divorce

Famed Photographer Refuses To Do Vogue Shoot Of Unspeakable Armenian

Selena Gomez Thanks Fans For Rehab Support With Wine Photo

Fox’s “Gotham” Casts The Penguin, Alfred

Liam Hemsworth, Nina Dobrev Atlanta Bar Sighting Sparks Romance Rumors

Soleil Moon Frye, It’s A Boy!

Bieber’s Vandalism Conviction Could Make Him Persona Non Grata In U.S.



FOREIGNERS
PRC Exports Jump, But Markets Cautious On Data
Pentagon Unconcerned Over Iranian Warships In Atlantic
Obama Honors Hollande At Lavish State Dinner
At Norks’ Suggestion, Koreas Reopen Dialogue
Triple Explosions Kill Eleven In Peshawar Cinema
Penguin India To Recall, Destroy Noted American Scholar’s Work On Hinduism
Rival Cyprus Leaders Resume Peace Talks
Modi To Brew Bonhomie With Voters At Chai Pe Charcha Today
Australian Police Find $163 Million Worth Of Meth In Kayaks From PRC
Canada Charts Comfortable Course To 2015 Surplus
Italy, U.S. Team Up To Crack Down On Mafia Drug Smuggling
Ford Nation: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Launches Own YouTube Channel
With UK Flood Waters Rising, Politicians Bicker Over Who’s To Blame



BLOGS & STUFF
Dead Republican Party: Final Post
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: Spiral Galaxies From The Hubble Telescope
Proof Positive: Barack Obama, Economic Genius
First Street Journal: Economics 101 – The More Government Tries To Run Businesses, The More It Fouls Up
Doug Powers: Obama Administration – Employers Aren’t Getting Rid Of Workers Because Of O-Care, And They’ll Have To Sign Papers To Prove It
Twitchy: “F*ck Shirley Temple” Lefties Bash Late Republican Star, Smear Her As “Roaring Racist”
Best Of Cain: Redskins Respond To Senators’ Name Change Demands – Why Don’t You Do Your Actual Job?
Tammy Bruce: Happy Birthday, Korematsu v. United States!
American Power: Obama Rewrites Obamacare
American Thinker: Obama Twerks America
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Thanks Supporters And Friends For Birthday Wishes
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, February 11
Jammie Wearing Fools: Di Blasio Intervenes When Friend Is Arrested, Spares Him Time Behind Bars
Joe For America: What Do Liberals Say To A Black Conservative?
JustOneMinute: Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Pat Dollard: Intel Chiefs Say Al Qaeda’s Not On The Run
Protein Wisdom: Over The Past Few Weeks…
Shot In The Dark: What Would It Take To Lose Tenure In The University Of Minnesota System?
The Jawa Report: Science! Ancient Egyptian Landspeeder
The Lonely Conservative: Radical Environmentalists Carry Torches To Oil Executive’s Home
This Ain’t Hell: Why This Stuff Matters
Megan McArdle: Facebook Puts A Downer On Upworthy


Megan’s The Up Side of Down is out!


Comments

8 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 02.12.14”

  1. richard mcenroe
    February 12th, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    Tampering, not “tapering”?

  2. richard mcenroe
    February 12th, 2014 @ 11:34 am

    Oh, and America lost, not just the Tea Party. Guess Bony showed us, hey? Pay attention here: Boehner passed a bill his base did not want with the almost-exclusive help of the opposition party. He should resign immediately.

  3. K-Bob
    February 12th, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    One of the Live at Five headlines is about “Gotham”.

    Is that going to be a series, sort of like “Smallville” in the way it develops Bruce’s character-building moments over a lot of stories?

  4. Wombat_socho
    February 12th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

    More like Batman 90210, from the articles I’ve seen about it. Apparently the teenage versions of all the Batman characters are going to be attending the same high school in Gotham City. This will surely end well, he said sarcastically.

  5. Wombat_socho
    February 12th, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

    I link, you deride. 😉

  6. Wombat_socho
    February 12th, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

    I agree, but fortunately or unfortunately that’s up to his constituents, who ain’t us.

  7. Radical Environmentalists Carry Torches To Oil Executive’s Home | The Lonely Conservative
    February 12th, 2014 @ 11:14 pm

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  8. K-Bob
    February 13th, 2014 @ 2:02 am

    Crap. Oh well. Maybe they’ll clean it up in post.