The Washington Times - December 10, 2009, 08:23AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: White House’s Acorn cookies surprises Republican lawmaker, coal industry already under attack before EPA ‘finding’, and a new tipline targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  • Fox NewsWhite House’s Acorn Cookies Surprises Republican Lawmaker
    But at the Obama White House, “A” may be for acorn — as in acorn cookies served at Monday’s annual Christmas party. The chocolate cookies shaped like an acorn were quite a hit with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.”I didn’t expect to see such stark symbolism,” King said in an e-mail.
  • Hot Air: Coal industry already under attack before EPA ‘finding’
The announcement of new powers to regulate carbon dioxide will allow the EPA to hammer the energy sector, particularly coal production and coal-burning electrical plants.  However, environmental activists have hardly sat silent on the sidelines before the EPA “finding” that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are a danger to human health.  
KFYI NewsA new tipline targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The U.S. Department of Justice has set up a tip-line as part of its investigation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.