The Washington Times - January 21, 2010, 07:38AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Senate 2010 - More shocks on the way, Mass. delegation braces for GOP challenges, and Dems ‘hysterical’ as Obama retreats on health.

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In fact, it is likely that the Republicans will gain at least 3 to 5 Senate seats in November. Even more startling, in the aftermath of the Massachusetts special election, Republicans would do even better IF the general election were being held today.

Scott Brown’s Senate victory Tuesday sent shock waves through the Massachusetts congressional delegation, many members of which saw key communities in their districts vote overwhelmingly Republican.

Fox News: Dems ‘hysterical’ as Obama retreats on health
Top Democrats said they would press ahead despite growing doubts among rank-and-file members that they can pass a bill they’ve been laboring over for nearly a year. A host of ideas offered in recent days have lost favor.