Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama’s approval rating lowest yet, Congress’ declines, buying votes with water, Obama to Dems: Our fates are tied to health bill.
- Gallup: Obama’s approval rating lowest yet, Congress’ declines
President Barack Obama’s job approval is the worst of his presidency to date, with 46% of Americans approving and 48% disapproving of the job he is doing as president in the latest Gallup Daily three-day average.
- Investors Business Daily: Buying votes with water
The water spigots are back on, at least temporarily, in California’s Central Valley. Turned off to protect a tiny fish, they happen to be in the districts of two congressmen “undecided” on health care reform.
Fox News: Obama to Dems: Our fates are tied to health bill
Obama is telling nervous Democratic lawmakers that their political fates are linked to the health care bill’s passage, discouraging the notion that they can save themselves by opposing it, House members say.