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LIVE AT FIVE: 01.13.15

Posted on | January 13, 2015 | 8 Comments

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White House Admits Not Sending Someone To Paris Rally Was A Mistake

Josh Earnest, for once not defending the indefensible

Earnest refused to give details about discussions regarding the decision
Optics politics: Why Obama skipped the Paris rally
“Ambassadonor” Jane Hartley shows Obama’s solidarity
Doubling down: Charlie Hebdo’s next cover is another Mohammed cartoon

Nigerian Government Reduces Death Toll From Borno Attacks To 150
Claims local officials exaggerated scale of attacks
Cameroon repels Boko Haram attack, killing 143

Pope Calls For Pursuit Of Truth Over Sri Lanka’s Violent Past
Kicks off Pacific tour by seemingly appealing for reconciliation commission
Sri Lanka’s Catholics hope to heal war wounds

Paul Ryan: Not Running In 2016

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) at a campaign appearance with Mitt Romney in 2012

Wants to focus on his work; recently appointed chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee

Antonio Weis Withdraws From Consideration For Treasury Post

ISIS Allies Hack CENTCOM Twitter, YouTube Accounts

Administration Finally Issues Obamacare Tax Forms

Harris In, Newsom Out Of CA 2016 Senate Race

Van Hollen, House Dems Push For Tax Increases, Wealth Redistribution

Federal Judge Strikes Down SD Gay Marriage Ban

Albuquerque Tea Party Still In Limbo Five Years After Filing For Tax-Exempt Status

Crude Oil Extends “Disconcerting” Fall: WTI $45.36, Brent $46.73
PRC December Exports Beat Expectations, But Pressures Persist
Nikkei Leads Asian Shares Down, Following US Stocks
Cadbury Creme Egg Change Angers Chocolate Lovers
Wall Street Sinks On Sliding Oil; Gold, Bonds Benefit
Minnesota Sees Modest Crop Results
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Up 1% In Q4
Microsoft Blasts Google For Exposing Windows Bugs Before They’re Patched
Instagram Patches Flaw That Lets Anyone See Your Private Pics
GameStop Announces Plans To Use XBox One Server Cloud Technology
“Call Of Duty Online” Goes Live In China

Ducks Choke On Buckeyes 42-20

Ezekiel Elliott celebrates after a second-half touchdown

Four turnovers not enough for Oregon to stop Ohio State

Fox Fired As Broncos Coach After Four Winning Seasons

Flyers Ride The Lightning 7-3

Harden Scores 30 As Rockets Rout Nyets

Caps Edge Avs 2-1 For Sixth Straight Home Win

White Sox Avoid Arbitration With Viciedo

Celtics Hold Off Pelicans, 108-100

Nationals, Mets And Rays Reportedly Discussed Desmond Deal

Why Everyone At The Golden Globes Looked Uncomfortably Sweaty…

Amy Adams, because even by my low standards, those other women looked fugly.

…or not. (spoiler: the a/c was working after all)

Brian Williams “Not Fazed” By Daughter’s Sex Scene

Are Leo DiCaprio And Rihanna A Thing?

Angelina Jolie “Hurt”, “Upset” By Golden Globes Snub

Usher Gets Engaged To Longtime Girlfriend

Sony Honcho Amy Pascal Skips Golden Globes

Eminem Grants Wish to Terminally Ill Fan

Meet The Globes’ Mystery Winner, Ruth Wilson

France Deploys Over 10,000 Troops To Guard Vulnerable Sites
Divers Retrieve Crashed AirAsia Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder
Kerry Praises Pakistani Military
Administration Officials Say Cuba Has Freed 53 Political Prisoners
UK PM Cameron Suggests Banning Encrypted Apps
Former Mexican Mayor’s Wife Sent To Prison
Nigerian Archbishop Accuses West Of Ignoring Boko Haram
Pakistan National Security Advisor Accuses India Of Attacking Pakistan From Afghanistan
German Anti-Islamist Rally Swells After French Attacks
Pro-Democracy HK Newspaper Tycoon’s Home, Office Firebombed
Putin Uses Ukraine Tensions As Excuse To Skip Auschwitz Commemoration

Proof Positive: Before You Argue The Point, Know Your Bible First
Michelle Malkin: Media Cowards And The Cartoon Jihad
Twitchy: “Grade A Hypocrisy” Sally Kohn Says We Must All Be Careful Not To Infringe On Liberty
American Power: Who’s Printing The New Charlie Hebdo Cover And Who Isn’t
American Thinker: The New Privileged Class – Illegal Immigrants
BLACKFIVE: Book Review – Dark Skies By Matthew Dunn
Blackmailers Don’t Shoot: The Unspeakable Crime Of Noticing Things
Conservatives4Palin: Go Ration Yourself, Ezekiel Emanuel
Don Surber: This Isn’t National News? EVIL.
Jammie Wearing Fools: Dumbest Story Of The Day From WaPo – “France Has Strict Gun Laws. Why Didn’t That Save Charlie Hebdo Victims?”
Joe For America: 2,000 Black Lives In Nigeria Don’t Matter
JustOneMinute: Lafayette, We Are Not Here
Pamela Geller: Hamas/CAIR Demands Fox Drop Those Speaking The Truth About Jihad
Protein Wisdom: Hey, What Happened To The Phrase “I’m Not Anti-Semitic, I’m Anti-Zionist”?
Shot In The Dark: Do You Remember…
The Gateway Pundit: Ralph Peters – “Yesterday President Obama Chose The Side Of Terrorists!”
The Jawa Report: Sandcrawler PSA – Islamic Terrorism And You
The Lonely Conservative: Beware Democrats Promising Gifts To The Middle Class
This Ain’t Hell: Two More Female Marines Dropped From Infantry Course
Weasel Zippers: The VA Strikes Again – Veteran Dies Of Cancer After Waiting A Year For Screening
Megan McArdle: Obama’s College Plan Bows To Elites
Mark Steyn: The Trouser Press

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8 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 01.13.15”

  1. Neo
    January 13th, 2015 @ 8:33 am

    Secret Service said they were not asked about planning a trip

  2. CrustyB
    January 13th, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    After six years, the Obama administration learns to behave like adults and owns up to a mistake. Maybe they’ll learn to chew with their mouths closed and cover their faces when they sneeze next.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 13th, 2015 @ 9:54 am

    and not pick their noses in public…and then eat it.

  4. gothamette
    January 13th, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    Obama couldn’t have gone because the security would have been a nightmare, but the way he behaved – he as good as ignored the march. He could have given a television address supporting the march and sent Kerry. Why did he ignore the march?

    Because he doesn’t care about the issue. He’s given speeches in which he says that this kind of terrorism is like junior varsity as opposed to Kobe. I mean, really. He is completely immune to understanding the issue.

    If a kid lunges at a cop and gets himself killed in the process, that’s a different matter. That, he feels on a gut level.

    He just doesn’t care. And when you don’t care about something on a gut level, it shows.

  5. Art Deco
    January 13th, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

    I do not blame him for not traveling to France and would not if he were sparing in his travel.

    Harry Truman presided over some of the most consequential diplomacy of the post war period. He traveled abroad 3x in 8 years: once for a courtesy visit to Mexico, once for a courtesy visit to Canada, and once for the Potsdam Conference.

    Re Obama, it’s difficult to believe that more than about a half-dozen visits abroad he made during his first term were beneficial and useful. What do we have these diplomats for? (I mean the professionals, not the bundlers and lapsed museum curators).

  6. Daniel Freeman
    January 13th, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

    Re: “ISIS Allies Hack CENTCOM Twitter, YouTube Accounts”

    I see three troubling possibilities. They are not all troubling in the same way or to the same degree, but none are good.

    1. The #CyberCaliphate jihadist hackers actually have some basic capacity to hack accounts and dox people. That isn’t the same as being able to attack computerized infrastructure, but it builds the necessary skills, experience, and toolsets that could lead to that.

    2. #Anonymous is willing to do a “false flag” attack to make their declaration of cyberwar on jihadists seem more serious and necessary.

    3. The U.S. gov’t is willing to do a “false flag” attack to make their cybersecurity funding requests seem more serious and necessary.

  7. Proof
    January 13th, 2015 @ 3:47 pm

    It would have been great if Obama had gone and stood shoulder to shoulder with world leaders against terrorism.
    It would have been understandable if Biden, or Kerry, or another high ranking official had gone.
    It would be the Obama administration if they put more value in a photo op with a basketball team rather than put in even a symbolic gesture of opposition to Islamic terrorism.

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