Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: McConnell eyes majority, Birthday cake awaited suicide bomber, Pulling the plug on the “living” Constitution.
- Politico: McConnell eyes majority, bill repeal
Refusing to concede permanent defeat on health reform, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wants to “repeal the whole bill” and replace it with insurance reforms and other measures that could get bipartisan agreement.
- AP: Birthday cake awaited suicide bomber
CIA officers in Afghanistan were so eager to meet the spy they believed would help them crack al-Qaida’s leadership they planned a birthday celebration for his visit in December, current and former U.S. officials said.
American Spectator: Pulling the plug on the “living” Constitution
Barack Obama has long seen the U.S. Constitution as an obstacle to what he considers progress. In a 2001 interview that surfaced during the presidential campaign, he made this very clear: the Supreme Court under Justice Earl Warren had failed to break “free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution,” Obama mused on a radio show.