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LIVE AT FIVE: 08.13.14

Posted on | August 13, 2014 | 16 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Ebola Death Toll Tops 1000 In West Africa

Father Miguel Pajares being moved from an airplane to an ambulance at Torrejon Air Base. Father Pajares later died.

WHO says use of experimental treatments, vaccines is ethical given the magnitude of the crisis
Canada donates Ebola vaccine to WHO
Nigeria races to halt Ebola spread in overcrowded Lagos

No Progress In Gaza Talks
Defense Minister Yaalon warns IDF to be ready for resumed hostilities

130 More American Advisors Sent To Northern Iraq
Has Maliki’s bid to keep power collapsed?

Minnesota GOP Picks Johnson, McFadden For Governor, Senate

Jeff Johnson expresses joy at the primary results; he’ll face Governor Mark Dayton in November

Mike McFadden will take on Al Franken in what’s likely to be a big-spending race

Hawaii Democrats’ Feud Deepens As Re-Vote Set

White House Eases Ban On Lobbyists

Federal Judge Upholds Key Parts Of Maryland Gun Control Law

Colorado Aims To Produce More Legal Pot

Journalists, Scientific Groups Accuse EPA Of Muzzling Scientific Advisors

Obama Calls Missouri Shooting Death “Tragic”, Urges Reflection

Pentagon Considering Rescue Mission For Trapped Mountaintop Iraqis?

Asian Crude Near 13-Month Trough On Brisk Supplies: WTI $97.20, Brent $102.80
Fleetcor To Buy Comdata For $3.45 Billion
US Stocks Dip In Light Trading With Ukraine In Focus
Soy Rises From Contract Low, Corn Eases On Record US Output
Wellpoint Changing Name Back To Anthem
Kate Spade Takes Hard Hit After CFO Conference Call
“Candy Crush Saga” Maker’s Stock Plummets After Bitter-Tasting Report
Nothing Surprising In Apple’s Diversity Numbers
Microsoft To Launch Two XBox One Editions With Bundled Games
HTC Bringing Its In-House Apps To The Rest Of Android
Twitter Introduces Video Advertising

Ballmer Closes The Deal: Ex-Microsoft Exec Buys L.A. Clippers

Rumors are already circulating about the team’s new mascot…

Pays $2 billion to Shelly Sterling after husband Donald ruled mentally incompetent

Jon Lester & The A’s Put A Stop To Royals’ Streak, 11-3

Rookie Pino Hammered As Astros Cruise To 10-4 Win Over Twins

Volquez Stays Hot, Pirates Top Tigers 4-2

Haren Notches Win #10 As Dodgers Beat Braves 4-2

Stanton Shines As Fish Edge Cards 6-5

Pineda To Start For Yankees Tonight Despite Rainout In Baltimore

Angels Pound Phillies 7-2

Owners Want A Debate Over Selig’s Successor, Not A Coronation

Mariners Beat Jays 6-3, Now Tied With Detroit For Second Wildcard

Padres Top Rockies 4-1

Tony Stewart Still Under Investigation For Death Of Kevin Ward Jr.

Taylor Homers In Major League Debut As Fister, Nats Roll Over Mets 7-1

Lauren Bacall Dead At 89

“You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve?”

Legendary actress dies peacefully at her home in New York

Robin Williams Commits Suicide; Hangs Himself, No Note
Was money trouble the cause?

Nicky Hilton Engaged To BF James Rothschild

Original “Veronica Mars” Cast Coming Back For Web Spinoff

“Aquaman” Movie Hooks Two Writers

Allison Williams Begins Flight Training For “Peter Pan”

“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall To Star In Kubrick’s “God Fearing Man” Miniseries

Jessica Simpson Throws Sister Ashlee A “Bohemian” Bridal Shower

Dog The Bounty Hunter Vows To Hunt Down War Machine

Jay-Z Pulling Out All The Stops To Save His Marriage To Beyonce

“Real Housewives Of Orange County” Bali Brawl – First Look

Christy Mack: War Machine Almost Killed Me – 18 Broken Bones, Ruptured Liver

Casey Kasem’s Kids Still Worried About His Body

Japan’s Economy Shrinks As Tax Hike Slams Spending
Surprisingly Weak PRC July Money Data Casts Doubt On Recovery’s Durability
Turkey Planning Aid Flotilla For Gaza
Ukraine Vows To Stop Russian “Aid” Convoy Heading For Border
Modi Accuses Pakistan Of Waging “Proxy War” Against India
Vatican Calls On Muslim Leaders To Condemn Christian Persecution In Iraq
Two Dead As Earthquake Shakes Ecuador’s Capital
Narendra Modi’s Quiet Beginning Dims India’s Hopes
South Africa’s Ramaphosa Says Miners’ Deaths Were Collective Failure

Doug Powers: David Axelrod Says Biden, Kerry, Hagel And Clinton Made “Tragically Bad Decision”
Twitchy: Jimmy Fallon Makes An Obama Joke And Liberals Don’t See The Humor In It
Hogewash: Game Over!
Popehat: Bloggers Defeat Brett Kimberlin’s Vexatious Defamation Case In Maryland
Night Shift Politics: Brett Kimberlin’s Biggest Mistake
American Power: “This Isn’t Mexico…This Is America”
American Thinker: The Facebook Factor In The GOP’s Battle To Take The Senate
Conservatives4Palin: Have You Taken Your Obama Loyalty Oath Yet?
Don Surber: Political Scoreboard, August 12
Jammie Wearing Fools: Oh Well – Obama Killing Democrat Hopes In November
Joe For America: Colonel Allen West Answers The Question “What Is The Message Of Conservatism?”
JustOneMinute: I’ll Tell You What “Horseshit” Is
Shot In The Dark: Swirling About The Drain
STUMP: Public Pensions Watch – Tales Of Incompetent Politicians In Charge Of Pensions
The Gateway Pundit: All Arrested Looters In Ferguson Rioting Were From Outside Ferguson…And Had Criminal Records
The Jawa Report: War Porn – US Strikes ISIS
The Lonely Conservative: Obamanomics – US Wages Down 23% Since 2008
This Ain’t Hell: Strikes In Iraq Don’t Go Far Enough
Weasel Zippers: DHS Reports Obama Administration Released 600+ Illegals With Criminal Records Before Sequestration Took Effect
Megan McArdle: What Your Car Says About Your Credit

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16 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 08.13.14”

  1. RS
    August 13th, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    Good Morning, Wombat. I think your headline for the military advisors has the country wrong. It’s “Iraq,” not “Iran.”

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  4. richard mcenroe
    August 13th, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    Maybe I’m not getting into the spirit of the thing, but I would have sold the Clippers to a Boer.

    Oh, well, at least the Microsoft guy kept thousands of American minorities out of his business with H1B visas…

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 13th, 2014 @ 10:46 am

    Indians (from India) are the fastest growing segment of illegal aliens. Many are visa overstays from the H1B visa program.

  6. M. Thompson
    August 13th, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    The story about the MN GOP is true but incomplete.

    The one race where there was a desire from legislators and activists for the endorsed candidate to lose, the St. Michael-Albertville area State House seat currently held by Dave Fitzsimmons, who withdrew at the convention.

    Eric Lucero challenged Fitzsimmons solely on the grounds of his vote for the same-sex marriage bill. Fitzsimmons voted for it to be on the conference committee to maintain a vital religious freedom amendment.

    Lucero packed the caucuses and convention in his district, and reports noted how new these people were to the process. He also had misleading letters from various pressure groups to convince people. Kevin Kasel ran against Lucero because of the distrust of him in the base. Kasel was endorsed by many area legislators due to the distrust Lucero generated.

    When it came down to it last night, Lucero won with 64% of the vote. My prediction: Lucero will be a one term guy who will be the odd man out of the Republican Caucus in the next legislature.

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  8. Wombat_socho
    August 13th, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    It’s all Kurdistan up there anyway, amirite? 😉

  9. Wombat_socho
    August 13th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    We only have so much room and can’t drill down to the state legislatures. If you want details on MN politics, I recommend Mitch Berg’s Shot In The Dark blog.

  10. Alan Markus
    August 13th, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

    Hey I am a little bit concerned that RSM has not chimed in after yesterday’s developments. Understand his need to take a break from this, but would be nice to know that everything is OK – considering what he has been up against!

  11. richard mcenroe
    August 13th, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

    I knew that twenty for beer money was a mistake.

  12. RS
    August 13th, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    Kurdistan, Turdistan. Tomato, Tomahto.

    : )

  13. RS
    August 13th, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    For some reason, your comment reminded me of this.

  14. Wombat_socho
    August 13th, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    O ye of little faith.

  15. K-Bob
    August 14th, 2014 @ 5:33 am

    So evidently Robin Williams hung himself in the main house with a rope, and not “somehow, with something else” in the garage.

    Basically, his last joke wasn’t funny. Even though there’s like, a “Clue” reference in there.

    Maybe we’ll all get it eventually.

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