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LIVE AT FIVE: 04.22.15

Posted on | April 22, 2015 | 17 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Saudi Coalition Ends Yemen Air Strikes

Iranian convoy “one of the factors” in moving carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt closer to Yemen

US urges talks
Anti-Houthi militia say they’ll continue the fight
Navy warships deployed to Yemen could block Iranian weapons

After Protesting Land Bill, Rahul Gandhi Takes Up Net Neutrality
Congress VP coming on hard

Jurors See Defiant Bomber In Photo
Federal prosecutors call for death penalty

DEA Chief To Resign After Sex Party Scandal

Michelle Leonhart testifies before Congress

“Trailblazer for equality” under fire since IG report

DOJ Opening Civil Rights Probe Of Baltimore Police

Obama Frustrated By Fauxcahonta’s Hard Line On Trade

Ted Cruz: Soldiers Should Be Allowed Arms On Post

Senate Set To Vote Thursday On Lynch Confirmation

Deputy Blames Sheriff Joe For Disobeying Judge On Immigration Sweeps

House Panel To Hear Of Whistleblower Retaliation Within VA

Asian Crude Falls As Saudis End Yemen Airstrikes: WTI $56.09, Brent $61.66
Amgen Reports 51% Rise In Profit
Media Giants Balk At New Verizon TV Bundles
Yahoo Revenue Drops In Disappointing 1Q
IBM Shares Mostly Flat As Q1 Profits Beat Estimates
Kraft Mac & Cheese Goes Natural
Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers
White House Seeks Silicon Valley Help On Strong, Yet Breakable Encryption
Adobe Gives Lightroom A Power Boost In Latest Update
HP’s New Transformer Laptops Rocking Bang & Olufsen Audio
Google Change May Hurt Small Businesses

Backstrom’s OT Shot Brings Caps Even With Islanders

Capitals celebrate after Backstrom’s winning goal

Series now even 2-2 after 2-1 Washington win

Wall Leads Wizards To 2-0 Lead Over Raptors

Canucks Facing Hard Questions After Falling Behind 3-1 To Flames

Seven Homers, Three Grand Slams As Reds Win Slugfest Against Brewers 16-10

Jets Face Elimination In Game 4 Against Ducks

Astros Rally Past M’s For 6-3 Win, Best Start Since 2007

Yunel Escobar’s Sayonara Homer Gives Nats 2-1 Edge Over Cards In Extras

Charlize Theron: Mad Beautiful

“Mad Max: Fury Road” star takes it to the limit

The W interview: dogs, kids, and depressing movies

“Full House” Reboot: Will The Olsen Twins Appear?

Stanley Tucci Rounds Out “Beauty And The Beast” Cast

“Diva ” Dempsey All But Gone From “Gray’s Anatomy”

“Galaxy Quest” TV Series In The Works

Inside The Posh Boot Camp For Clueless Maids & Nannies

Andrew Garfield “In A Dark Place” Before Emma Stone Split

Letterman Cracks Sexist Joke, Audience Stunned

Jennifer Garner Talks Her Family’s Home Garden, Cooking For Her Kids

Sandra Lee Clams Up On Marriage During Wendy Williams Show

Bobbi Christina Breathing On Her Own?

Yemen President Hadi: Country To Exit Crisis Soon
Drone Lands On Roof Of Japan PM Abe’s Office
Three Dead As Powerful Storm Lashes Australia’s East Coast
Hong Kong Unveils Beijing-approved “Reform” Plan
Eleven Held In South Africa In Crackdown On Anti-Foreigner Violence
Taliban Annouces Spring Offensive In Afghanistan
Seoul Leaning Toward Letting Steinem, Other Crazies Walk Across DMZ
Nepal Bus Crash Kills 17 Indian Tourists, Injures Dozens
Former Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced To 20 Years For Role In Protesters’ Deaths
Obama Again Avoids Calling 1915 Armenian Killings Genocide

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical: 3 Things About This Gubmint
Louder With Crowder: Liberal Media LIED About U.Mich. “American Sniper” Controversy
EBL: Mr. Earth Day 2015
Michelle Malkin: SleazeBob Menendez’ 36DDD Visa Program
Twitchy: Bill Nye Hitching Ride On Air Force One To Everglades For #EarthDay
American Power: Happy Earth Day! Americans Ditching ybrids, Electrics For SUVs
American Thinker: The Price Of Dhimmitude
BLACKFIVE: Someone You Should (Correctly Know – Shaina Hogan
Conservatives4Palin: Michael Bloomberg – I’m Giving $30 Million To Fight Reliable Energy
Don Surber: 5 Billion Gallons To Save Six Fish
Jammie Wearing Fools: Courage – Madonna Posts Tribute To Margaret Thatcher, Deletes It When Gay Fans Freak Out
Joe For America: William Shatner Suggests $30 Billion Pipeline From Seattle To California Will Solve Drought
JustOneMinute: Shelving The Smart Diplomacy
Pamela Geller: Judge Says Anti-Jihad Bus Ad Can’t Be Blocked By MTA
Protein Wisdom: US Court Recognizes Chimpanzees As “Legal Persons”
Shot In The Dark: Open Letter To Governor Scott Walker
STUMP: Obamacare Tax Watch – Things Are Going Great! Except For A Few People We Shouldn’t Care About
The Gateway Pundit: #LimbsUp #Don’tRoot – Tree Planted For Michael Brown Cut Down
The Jawa Report: Noooo Vinnie! Noooo!
The Lonely Conservative: Where Is Obama’s Outrage Over The Persecution Of Christians?
This Ain’t Hell: Women In Ranger School
Weasel Zippers: Administration Admits Granting Amnesty To Known Gang Member Who Went On To Murder 4 People
Megan McArdle: Lilly Pulitzer Turns Target Inside Out
Mark Steyn: When Charlie Met Julie


17 Responses to “LIVE AT FIVE: 04.22.15”

  1. M. Thompson
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30 am

    A triumphant return!

  2. Daniel Freeman
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:16 am

    Here’s an interesting point of note: Matthew Boyle of Breitbart has come out strongly pro-Walker, based largely on his stance of limiting not only illegal immigration, but also legal immigration. If you go to the main page (or especially the Big Government page), you will see several newer articles by him on the same theme, supported by Katie McHugh.

    Although Boyle at times reads like a campaign press release, Walker’s stance appears to be well-researched — including discussions with Sen. Jeff Sessions and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott — and makes a lot of sense to me. It also apparently polls well.

    I don’t know, I just wanted to point this out. It’s kind of early for a writer to go “in the tank” for a specific candidate. My spidey sense is tingling that there’s more to it than just being a fan, but I’m also hearing a counter-chime that it doesn’t mean he’s wrong. (Sorry for the mixed metaphors; it’s hard to put intuitions into words.)

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  4. Adobe_Walls
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:14 am

    All in for a candidate is what a lot of writers do. For instance ACE jumping feet first and all in for Perry last cycle. Others were supporting Herman Cain from the very beginning. All of the above isn’t the same as being in the tank, some writers prefer to be in the fight as well as reporting it. It’s good work if you can handle disappointment.

  5. Adobe_Walls
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:15 am

    Glad to see the news round up back.

  6. Wombat_socho
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    Glad to be back.

  7. Wombat_socho
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    Thank you!

  8. Neo
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    I see that the end of Saudi airstrikes is now followed by …
    more Saudi airstrikes.

    Second verse, same as the first
    A little bit louder and a little be worse

  9. Neo
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 11:38 am

    DEA Chief To Resign After Sex Party Scandal

    … and they said that nobody loses their job in the government.

    Notice how after ever scandal gets some footing, there is a loud retort that government managers can’t fire anybody so there is no responsibility in government .. which is followed by .. crickets

  10. Kirby McCain
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Knowing Obama, our navy will be escorting the Iranian ships to Yemen.

  11. Finrod Felagund
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 4:31 pm

    Glad to have you back.

  12. Daniel Freeman
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 5:08 pm

    With Alex Swoyer’s friendly interview of Carly Fiorina, I’m getting a clearer picture. It’s starting to look like Breitbart has encouraged (or at least allowed) its writers to pick a favorite and push them as much or as little as they want.

    Another part of the pattern is that they are mostly staying positive, helping to make a case for a candidate without bashing the others (except to highlight differences). If that was an instruction, it seems to me like a reasonable one — especially since the commenters do enough bashing anyway.

  13. Wombat_socho
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 6:42 pm

    You’re probably right.

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  15. Adobe_Walls
    April 22nd, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    I got no problem with this as long as they don’t deny it when called on it.

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  17. Daniel O'Brien
    April 24th, 2015 @ 7:24 am

    Welcome back!