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Water Cooler Archive: April 2010


  • Democrats dodge questions on party connections to Goldman Sachs

    At a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, dodged questions from reporters about his party's close ties to Wall Street, while he attacked the GOP for the Republicans' Wall Street connections. Published April 20 2010

  • Louisiana news blog looks at possible assailant of Jindal aide

    Allee Bautsch, a Louisiana GOP fundraiser for Gov. Bobby Jindal, was released from the hospital today. She and her boyfriend Joseph Brown endured an April 9 brutal attack by individuals outside of Brennan's, a restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter. Mr. Jindal's office released a statement today announcing Ms. Bautsch's release from the hospital. Published April 19 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: New 'Jews for Palin' group takes aim at Obama...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Unexpected unemployment chart of the day, Extra tax refunds giving consumers a short-term boos, New 'Jews for Palin' group takes aim at Obama. Published April 19 2010

  • Pres. George Washington's $300,00 late library book fee

    Australia's Herald Sun reports our first president of the United States George Washington has a late book fee at the New York Library that became as massive as $300,00. Published April 19 2010

  • Boxer: Backers should have tea partiers' enthusiasm

    Sen. Barbara Boxer told supporters this weekend to get as excited as the "tea party people are." Published April 18 2010

  • Pataki 2012?

    Former Governor of New York Republican George Pataki could be eyeing a run for 2012. A New York GOP insider told me today that Mr. Pataki seems to be considering a presidential run. Published April 16 2010

  • When the left projects their violent streak onto conservatives

    In another example of the left projecting their issues on to conservatives comes the latest report about the brutal attack on a Louisiana Republican fundraiser and her boyfriend outside a fundraising event where Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal was in attendance. Published April 16 2010

  • Charity, gratitude and the role of government

    Voluntary charity is a solid American virtue, but the conditions of who is helped, when and how should not be dictated by government.  If government provides food for a family, which Americans believe is proper if others do not step up, it should come from existing government funds, not from an increase in taxes.  Americans believe government is already encroaching too much on activities best left to individual citizens and voluntary organizations. Published April 16 2010

  • Hot issue cool brains

    Apparently university administrators are so busy fighting global warming that they can’t take the time to read the Climategate e-mails that show that the science behind the theory is corrupt.  Published April 16 2010

  • Video: Washington, D.C. tax day tea party rally

    A Washington D.C. tea party rally on April 15 took place in Freedom Plaza. Another tea party protest was held nearby in front of the Washington Memorial. Below are a few videos of activists and curious liberals engaging tea party protesters Published April 15 2010

  • AP: Obama mocks tea party protesters

    MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day. Obama told a fundraiser in Miami on Thursday that he's cut taxes, contrary to claims of protesters. He says he's been a little amused over the past couple of days when people at the rallies complained about taxes. Quoting the president: "You would think they'd be saying thank you." Published April 15 2010

  • Iowa young conservatives organize themselves

    Young conservatives are using the President Barack Obama's many communication, outreach, and organizing strategies to get young voters on the right fired up and involved. The Iowa Dream Project is a solid example of what conservatives in every state should do to, if they want their voices heard. Published April 15 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: AP admits Rep. Heath Shuler did not hear tea party racial slurs...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: AP admits Rep. Heath Shuler did not hear Tea Party racial slurs, The 'crash' that burned, No time behind bars for Imam in NYC subway-plot. Published April 15 2010

  • GOP laughs at Dems who claim ownership of largest tax cuts in history

    A day after Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, claimed the Democrats are responsible for cutting taxes for 98% of the American people, the GOP has answered back. Published April 14 2010

  • Boston police favor unions over tea party activists

    Here's some video I shot at today's Boston rally. it's the Boston Police supporting the local bus driver's 8751 union. The lieutenant calls the union counter-protesters "the good group" and says he supports their concerns. Published April 14 2010

  • We call it 'indefensible-borders chic'

    Just in time for Israel's Independence Day an Israeli artist creates a necklace shaped like Israel--but it features neither Gaza nor the West Bank.  Published April 14 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama's disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit, How 'soaking the rich' clobbers you, Gregoire seeks attorney to fight lawsuit backed by McKenna Published April 14 2010

  • Gingrich: Odds are even that Boehner will be speaker

    Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, from Georgia, addressed the Heritage Foundation's weekly blogger briefing on Tuesday and discussed everything from energy policy to the 2010 midterms. I asked Mr. Gingrich, “With the 2012 presidential elections, what should prospective GOP candidates start doing right now if they want to be taken seriously later?”  Published April 14 2010

  • Rasmussen poll contradicts Reid's assertion on health care law's appeal to Americans

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, spoke to reporters today at his weekly press conference.  Mr. Reid laid out the legislative agenda for the upcoming work session, which included: financial regulatory reform, food safety, looking into the Citizen's United legislation, and energy legislation. Published April 13 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Lieberman: 'Thank God' political momentum now with GOP

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:  34% say they or someone close to them part of tea party movement, Lieberman: 'Thank God' political momentum now with GOP,  House Republican leader Boehner says repealing pro-abortion health care top priority. Published April 13 2010