The Washington Times - February 22, 2010, 01:18PM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Five freedoms you’d lose in health care reform, Obama presidential approval index rating: -19, and O’s Bayh-way to hell, and AP source: NY terror suspect flushed bomb material.

  • CNN: Five freedoms you’d lose in health care reform

A close reading of the two main bills, one backed by Democrats in the House and the other issued by Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Health committee, contradict the President’s assurances.
  • Rasmussen:  Obama presidential approval index rating: -19 
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 22% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. That matches yesterday’s result as the lowest level of strong approval yet recorded for this President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. 
AP: AP source: NY terror suspect flushed bomb material
A law enforcement official says a Colorado air shuttle driver accused of a homemade-bomb plot against New York City flushed the explosive materials down the toilet.