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Water Cooler Archive: January 2010

  • Video: Ailes defends Beck, goes after Huffington for 'nasty' remarks on blog

    On Sunday, ABC’s This Week became pretty intense at one point, when president of Fox News Channel Roger Ailes and Huffington Post boss, Arianna Huffington went at it over Fox News host Glenn Beck’s style of broadcasting. (transcript and video below):     Published January 31 2010

  • (video) Obama on health care bill: Some provisions 'snuck in' might have violated pledge

    President addressed House Republicans in Baltimore on Friday and may have let something slip during his remarks on the health care bill. In this case, he casually mentioned  provisions that were "snuck in" to the bill, which violated a "pledge" regarding a repeated promise he made that Americans could keep their insurance if they wanted to. Published January 31 2010

  • Brown aide expects new Mass. senator to be seated by Feb. 11

    An issue that refuses to go away is the date that Sen.-elect Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, would be certified and sworn in as the state's new U.S. senator. Published January 30 2010

  • Obama amnesia: Fishy campaign donations in '08

    President Barack Obama made a number of accusations at his State of the Union speech on Wednesday. Chief among them was his attack on the Supreme Court, who sat a stone's throw away from him in the House chamber, for their decision to roll back a number of campaign finance laws last week. Published January 29 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: VIDEO - Stewart rips Matthews on “forgot Obama was black” moment

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Video: Stewart rips Matthews on “forgot Obama was black” moment, Mummified woman's daughter runs for office, and More airlines make large passengers buy two seats. Published January 29 2010

  • Obama to Eric Holder: Move terror trial out of NYC

    The New York Daily News is reporting the White House is seeking a new venue other than New York City for the upcoming Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 9/11 terror trial. Published January 29 2010

  • Video: Did Obama confuse U.S. Constitution with Declaration of Independence?

    Breitbart.tv (via Gateway Pundit) noticed President Barack Obama mixed up the language from our country's Constitution with the Declaration of Independence. Published January 29 2010

  • Obama: 'We cut taxes'- What? Is he serious?

    President Obama last night at his State of the Union speech touted that his administration cut taxes for Americans. This statement took a number of individuals by surprise, because Mr. Obama only provided a fraction of what he actually did. Published January 28 2010

  • NYC locale for KSM terror trial losing support from key Dems

    CNN's Andrea Mitchell is reporting that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D - CA) now agrees with New York's Mayor Mike Bloomberg about not trying confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. The New York Daily News is also reporting that Senator Chuck Schumer (D - NY) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D - NY) are also open to alternative sites other than New York's lower Manhattan federal court. Published January 28 2010

  • Senator Casey evades any stand on Obama's call to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'

    While GOP members on Capitol Hill, like Rep. Mike Pence (R - IN) and Senator Jim DeMint (R - S.C.) expectedly came out against the call for repealing the military policy, Senator Bob Casey (D - PA) told the Washington Times, Congress was still talking to Military experts about it. Published January 28 2010

  • Subsidy of the day: Commodity Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments

    The government is using taxpayer money to absorb farmers' losses--a system that, in practice, isn't as beneficial as some imagine. Published January 28 2010

  • Ben Nelson on Obama's SOTU 'horse-trading' remark: Who me?

    President Barack Obama made his State of the Union speech on Wednesday evening and hit a number of issues, including: education, terrorism, and health care reform. Mr. Obama did point out some of the faults of the health care legislation. He particularly pointed out the issue of "horse-trading" being used during the health care debate. Published January 28 2010

  • 2010 State of the Union Address - Live Blog

    President Barack Obama comes to Capitol Hill this evening to give his first State of the Union Address. Published January 27 2010

  • Bloomberg now says 'no' to trying KSM in NYC

    New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has done a 180 degree turn on agreeing to try 9/11 confessed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in downtown Manhattan. Published January 27 2010

  • Subsidy of the day: Avian Influenza Indemnity Program

    The Office of Animal and Plant Health Inspection has organized a subsidy program for poultry farmers whose products are compromised due to a number of diseases. Published January 27 2010

  • Dem Congressman: We're told not to call it a stimulus bill. We're calling it a jobs bill

    Naked Emperor News (via Breitbart.com) has posted a new piece of audio yesterday of Congressman Brad Sherman (D - CA). Mr. Sherman hosted a telephone townhall on Monday and told participants that he was told (among others) to not call the upcoming jobs legislation another stimulus bill. Published January 27 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Allen ‘not closing any doors’ to Webb rematch In 2012...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Allen ‘not closing any doors’ to Webb rematch In 2012, Video: Charles Krauthammer explains the hoax of the spending freeze, and Personhood Kansas launches campaign to amend Constitution. Published January 27 2010

  • VIDEO: AG Holder's November '09 remarks contradict NYPD's Kelly on NYC terror trials

    New York City's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently told a group of Young GOP'ers this January that no one from the Obama administration consulted with him prior the announcement that the trial for confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would be held in lower Manhattan. In fact, Commissioner Kelly also emphasized that the upcoming terror trials were "thrusted" upon the city. However, according to remarks Attorney General Eric Holder made to the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 18, 2009, he had consulted with both Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly already. Published January 26 2010

  • Sen. McConnell talks ideas on reducing government spending

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R -KY) took to the Senate floor this morning and gave alternatives to reducing government. (video and transcript incl.) Published January 26 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Lieberman says 'It’s possible' that he could run as moderate Republican in '12...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Joe Lieberman says "It’s possible" that he could run as moderate Republican in 2012 , Obama gets 'F' on stopping spread of weapons of mass destruction, and An open letter to Charles Johnson. Published January 26 2010