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Water Cooler Archive: August 2010


  • Who wants peace?

    In light of the murder of four Israelis, Netanyahu should boycott today's peace talks. Published August 31 2010

  • Joe Miller: McAdams is a 'dyed in the wool leftist'

    Joe Miller, Alaska Attorney, and Republican Senate candidate, continues to wait out the final results of his close Republican primary race against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Mr. Miller is part of a group of conservative Republicans this election season who have been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and overcame insurmountable odds against establishment politicians in both parties. They have been ostracized by liberal media outlets as either irrelevant or too extreme, but with more of these candidates proving critics wrong, a potential new GOP freshman class could very well shake things up on Capitol Hill. Published August 31 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Democrats seek separation from Nancy Pelosi...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: BP’s imbalanced, uncharitable funding, Democrats seek separation from Nancy Pelosi, Pennsylvania court: Guardians can't pull the plug on mentally disabled people. Published August 31 2010

  • BP Ignores Charities in Favor of Government

    BP still can't get it right. Rob Bluey of the Heritage Foundation reports that BP is funneling aid money through government rather than through charities that do a better job with it. Published August 31 2010

  • Video: White House refuses to say if Obama will credit Bush on Iraq

    As troops pull out from Iraq, President Barack Obama will address the United States tonight on the U.S.'s engagement in the middle eastern country. Published August 31 2010

  • Miller confident of victory in final ballot count

    The final hours of the Alaska Republican Senate primary between Senator Lisa Murkowski and attorney Joe Miller could be coming to a close tomorrow. The incumbent, Ms. Murkowsi, appeared blind-sided and did not realize how in danger her seat truly was until it was too late. Almost one week after primary Tuesday passed, about 20,000 absentee ballots need to be counted. As of Monday evening, Joe Miller leads Ms. Murkowski by a 1,600 votes. Published August 31 2010

  • Cornyn tells Miller NRSC will remain neutral

    When I last spoke to the NRSC communications shop on Thursday, I was told the NRSC would support Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican. If her challenger, Republican Joe Miller won the primary, though, the NRSC would then support Mr. Miller. Published August 30 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Mosque developer has long rap sheet...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Brewer blasts Obama over submission to UN specifying AZ immigration law, Maine wind farm not soothing to all ears, Mosque developer has long rap sheet. Published August 30 2010

  • EPA's Jackson: We'll make more regulations on emissions

    Democrats on the Hill have not been successful at passing a climate change bill yet and many believe such legislation will not be possible unless the bill is put forth during a lame duck session following the November mid-term elections. In the meantime, the Environmental Protection Agency's Lisa Jackson appears to be looking for ways to legislate climate change regulations if the Congress cannot deliver a bill. In an interview with NPR's Liane Hansen on Sunday, Ms. Jackson talked about what the EPA plans on doing in the absence of climate change legislation. Published August 29 2010

  • Beck D.C. rally brings out praise and numbers

    Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck's 8/28 rally on Saturday brought out a massive number of people on Washington D.C.’s Mall. The crowd stretched from the Lincoln Memorial all the way past the reflecting pool Published August 29 2010

  • Rasmussen: Some Senate races move to 'leaning Republican'

    Rasmussen is reporting the three way Florida Senate Race matching up Governor Charlie Crist, a former Republican turned Independent, Republican Marco Rubio, and Democrat Kendrick Meek has gone from being a toss-up to leaning Republican. Rasmussen points out other races that have been moved from or to the toss-up category Published August 29 2010

  • NRA nixes Harry Reid

    Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, could not gain the endorsement from the National Rifle Association. Last month the NRA floated the idea that Mr. Reid may very well get their endorsement for his re-election run. Perplexed conservatives were astounded and demanded answers from the NRA. Perhaps membership voices were heard loud and clear on Friday at NRA headquarters in Virginia. Published August 28 2010

  • Video: Rep. Alan Grayson finds kids to sing his praises

    Not to be outdone by President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign ads of children quite literally singing Mr. Obama's praises, Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, put out an ad recently showing small children chanting, "Alan Grayson saved our school." Hardly impressed, Republicans have their own ad (video below) looking to remind voters about their Florida Congressman and bring Mr. Grayson back down to earth. This tactic of Mr. Obama's and now Rep. Grayson was snickered at in 2008, what exactly makes Mr. Grayson think it will help him in 2010, when the issue is no longer about hope and change but about jobs and the economy. Published August 27 2010

  • Video: Gov. Daniels on the price to pay for Obamacare

    ndiana Governor, Republican Mitch Daniels, spoke to the Heritage Foundation, a Washington D.C. conservative think-tank, about the high cost of the recently passed Democratic health care bill. Mr. Daniels offered up some of his own ideas on health care that he believes would not be so intrusive in Americans' lives. Published August 27 2010

  • More bad news numbers for Dems

    More bad news for Democrats. Rasmussen is reporting that voters trust Republicans more on 10 of the most important issues regularly tracked by the polling company. Published August 26 2010

  • Sesame Street's 'Palestine' should stay wishful leftist thinking

    A Sesame Street clip mentions the country of "Palestine," but recent Palestinian actions show the PA doesn't deserve a state. Published August 26 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: China plants flag in south sea amid disputes...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: China plants flag in south sea amid disputes, Democrats privately fear House prospects worsening, New forecast shows Democrats losing 6 to 7 Senate seats. Published August 26 2010

  • Primary Tuesday: Results

    Results are still coming in for the close primary race between Senator Lisa Murkowsi and attorney Joe Miller. Senator John McCain manages to pull out a decisive victory against former congressman and talk show host J.D. Hayworth, Ben Quayle emerges as the winner in an Arizona congressional primary, Rick Scott defeats Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, and more. Published August 25 2010

  • Primary round up Tuesday

    A number of congressional and gubernatorial primaries are happening in different areas of the country today. Below are a sampling of some of the races to watch for. Published August 24 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Justice Department seeks ebonics experts...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Justice Department seeks ebonics experts, NY synagogues bomb plot trial to begin, America's first Muslim college opens this fall. Published August 23 2010