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LIVE AT FIVE: 06.25.14

Posted on | June 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Baghdad Claims Successes In Anti-ISIS Fight

Meanwhile, John Kerry pleads with the Kurds

Officials say fighting continues at Baiji, border crossings retaken

Putin Asks Duma To Revoke Ukraine Military Force Authorization
A good will gesture to Kiev?

Japan’s Abe Fires His “Third Arrow”
PM promises to slash corporate taxes, reduce shelters

Cochran Squeaks Past McDaniel In Tight GOP Senate Runoff

Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel

Unofficial returns show Cochran ahead by 6600 votes

Rangel Claims Victory, Espaillat Won’t Concede

Beauprez Wins Colo. Primary, Will Face Hickenlooper In November

Lankford Wins Okla. Senate GOP Primary

Defrocked Methodist Pastor Who Performed Son’s Gay Wedding Reinstated

IRS Agrees To $50K Settlement For Leaking Marriage Group’s Donor List

Archivist Faults IRS For Not Reporting Loss Of E-Mails

Iraq Crisis Keeps Brent Over $114: NYMEX $107.50, Brent $114.29
Red China’s Stocks Drop To One-Month Low Before New Issues
Wall Street Drops As Traders Sell Blue Chips
US Set To Resume Crude Oil Exports After Four-Decade Ban
Hachette Acquisition Turns Up The Heat On Amazon
American Apparel Hires Outside Investigators
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Nine-Hour Outage
Montana Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Records
Google To Unveil TV Set-Top Box
Facebook Still Reigns Among US Teens
Google, Microsoft Clouds Now Cover MongoDB

Royals Get Kershawed At The K

No luck at the plate for Lorenzo Cain

Dodgers blank KC 2-0

Virginia Routs Vanderbilt 7-2, Forces Game 3 In CWS

Mets Rough Up Kazmir, Crush A’s 10-1

Archer Tagged For Five Runs As Rays Fall To Bucs Again

Kinsler Homers In Return, Tigers Stomp Rangers 8-2

Upton Brothers Both Go Yard As Braves Edge Astros 3-2

Blue Jays Hang On For Win After Yanks Boot Away Six-Run Rally

Zimmerman Jacks 2-Run Sayonara Homer After 15 Innings, Three Wiener Races

Emily Ratajkowski: The Bombshell Of Summer

Everything else was borderline NSFW

GQ’s cover girl for July

Gary Oldman Fires Back At ADL’s Anti-Semitism Charges

Katie Cleary’s Husband Suicides After She Was Photographed With Leo DeCaprio, Adrian Grenier

Fox Rebooting “Predator” With Shane Black

Justin Bieber Moves To Beverly Hills Condo – Which He’s Already Hotboxed

Justin Theroux Would Like To Bring Jennifer Aniston To The Afterlife

Hank Baskett’s Shemale Mistress Revealed

Pentatonix Joins “Pitch Perfect 2”

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes Joining Coen Brothers “Hail, Caesar!”

Lana Del Rey Ends Engagement To Barrie-James O’Neill

Good Girl Gone Bad!

Joan Lunden Has Breast Cancer

Miley Cyrus Has Enlisted Little Sister Noah As Her “Pussy Police”

Billy Joel Rescues Woman In Hamptons

Pentagon Says Advisers Arrive In Baghdad
Business Lobbies At Odds With Administration Over Russia Sanctions
Meriam Ibrahim Arrested At Airport
Her Majesty Declines Seat On Iron Throne
Italian PM Renzi Plans Economic Blitz
Cameron Taunted By Juncker Over “Lack Of Common Sense”
Le Pen, Wilders Fail To Forge Coalition In EU Parliament
Iron Dome Intercepts Two Gaza Rockets As Barrage Continues
Mexican Troops Capture Leader Of Tijuana Cartel

First Street Journal: The Brutal Choice In Iraq
Doug Powers: Koskinen
Twitchy: MD Dems Nominate Man Who Botched Obamacare Exchange For Governor
American Power: McDaniel Won’t Concede To Decrepit Race-Baiter Cochran
BLACKFIVE: SSG Ryan Pitts To Receive Medal Of Honor
Conservatives4Palin: Governor Palin Makes Sense Of A Revealing Primary Night With Hannity
Don Surber: Daily Scoreboard, June 24
Jammie Wearing Fools: MSNBC Shreds NYT, WaPo For Lack Of IRS Coverage
Joe For America: NYT Plays The Bully, Gets Punched Out
JustOneMinute: Where Is Nate Silver When The Times Needs Him? (Parts I AND II!)
Pat Dollard: New Poll Shows Majority Of Americans Believe IRS Deliberately Destroyed Lois Lerner’s E-Mails
Protein Wisdom: On Paid Maternity Leave
Shot In The Dark: Flexible
The Jawa Report: Cornhole Watch – Kassim Alhimidi, 26 Years To Life
The Lonely Conservative: White House Ignored Warnings Form Kurds On ISIS
This Ain’t Hell: More About That “Rousing Success” Called Obamacare
Weasel Zippers: “Why Aren’t We Putting Them On A Bus?”
Megan McArdle: Millenials Skip The Ring And Mortgage

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7 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 06.25.14”

  1. Adjoran
    June 25th, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    1. Putin is making nice to Ukraine because he has moved the borders and gauged the next fight as too costly at the moment, while he desperately needs the billions Ukraine owes for natural gas. His leverage is limited, as the pipelines to Europe, Russia’s biggest customers, cross Ukraine – so a cutoff would have to be universal, and Russia needs the cash flow.

    2. Japan is shooting arrows in the air. The best they can hope is that they do not fall back upon them. They should know by now the futility of the artificially low interest rate, high government spending, high deficits model. It just cannot work. And while established corporations have improved their profitability, the formation of new private capital is effectively impeded by this policy.

    3. McDaniel had the race won until the nursing home scandal. He handled it poorly, if he and the campaign are truly completely innocent, his reactions were disastrous (and he still barely lost). My contact in the area (not active in politics other than interested) relays the theory that he was trying to get the rumor about Cochran and his executive assistant promoted into the media without leaving fingerprints, and the idiots assigned to plant the story came up with the lame-brained and offensive idea of a picture of Mrs. Cochran on their own.

    The “Democrats crossed over” whine – which made Drudge – is also not supported by evidence. My pal says there wasn’t any big action in black precincts, but much higher than expected turnout in Republican precincts.

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  4. richard mcenroe
    June 25th, 2014 @ 10:03 am

    That and a hundred or so bus loads of Democrat voters turns the trick every time.

    The minute the GOP establishment started appealing to Democrat voters to defend an incumbent against the expressed will of the voters they lost all credibility with me.

    You and your “pal”, too.

  5. Wombat_socho
    June 25th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    It’s my impression from the various news items that the “third arrow” consists not only of a lowered corporate tax, but a scrapping of regulations and removal of tax shelters from various inefficient businesses. We’ll see if Abenomics is more than Krugman’s wet dream written in hiragana.

  6. Adjoran
    June 26th, 2014 @ 3:55 am

    My pal was for McDaniel. I would have been, but for the potential bomb to drop. It was a bit too close, and his reaction has not been that of someone with nothing to hide.

    My main concern is keeping the seat.

    You are complaining about a rule that has been in force in most of the South for over a century. We don’t register by party.

    But you think it’s unethical to ask for eligible voters to turn out for your candidate?

    What color is the sky in your world?

  7. Adjoran
    June 26th, 2014 @ 3:57 am

    I’ve heard the “deregulation” song before, but the book of rules keeps getting bigger.

    But private capital won’t jump in because of a few rule changes, interest rates must rise. Reward must equal risk, or no one takes the risk.