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Water Cooler Archive: May 2010

  • VIDEO: Calderon on illegals in Mexico: We send them back

    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon attacked Arizona's immigration law during his visit to the White House and later during his speech to Congress. Yet, many have wondered what gave Mr. Calderon the chutzpah to criticize U.S. immigration policy and one of its state immigration policies, considering Mexico is known for its harsh immigration laws in the world. CNN's Wolf Blitzer challenged the Mexican president last night over the issue. Published May 20 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Chuck Schumer next Senate Democratic leader?...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Chuck Schumer next Senate Democratic leader?, Blumenthal's Vets, Holder and Napolitano give Mexican President standing ovation for bashing the Arizona law. Published May 20 2010

  • Local Blogs Round-up: Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary

    Local Blogs Round-up: Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Primary Published May 19 2010

  • Links Round-up: Kentucky Senate Primaries

    Links Round-up: Kentucky Senate Primaries Published May 19 2010

  • GOP loses Pa. special election to self-professed pro-life Dem

    Hopes were high for Pennsylvania Republican candidate Tim Burns to pick up a long-held Democratic congressional seat in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday evening, but by 10:45 p.m. he had conceded the election to Democrat Mark Critz, a former aide to the late Rep. John P. Murtha, in the special election to fill Murtha's 12th District seat.  Published May 19 2010

  • Burns campaign manager: voting problems in PA county not surprising

    Voting problems in the Pennsylvania special election on Tuesday for the late Jack Murtha's congressional seat causes a stir. Published May 18 2010

  • Ariz. utility commissioner hits back at Los Angeles

    In what looks to be a "the door swings both ways" scenario, Hot Air's Ed Morrissey reports that Arizona Utility Commisioner Gary Pierce wrote Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a letter calling out the Los Angeles City Council boycott of Arizona. Published May 18 2010

  • Souder Resigns: Stutzman may be a contender

    Stutzman may be a contender. Published May 18 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Four immigration issues that are too hot to handle...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Four immigration issues that are too hot to handle, Arizona passes law banning multilingual requirement for businesses, Only in Philly: Black Panther on the ballot Published May 18 2010

  • Video-Richard Blumenthal: 'When I served in Vietnam...'

    In a number of local newspaper articles, Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal presented himself as a Marine reservist who served in the Vietnam War, but The New York Times recently revealed that Mr. Blumenthal's representation of his service in Vietnam did not match what the newspaper discovered. Published May 18 2010

  • L.A. City Council stays silent on severing ties with firms doing business in Iran

    While the LA City Council did urge the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency to scrutinize its light rail related contracts to ensure that they did not engage with companies doing business with Iran - but the City Council has never taken such a stand with Iran as it did with Arizona. Published May 17 2010

  • Sanctuary city politicians likely think SB 1070 will force their hands

    After interviewing Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes about his vote to terminate Arizona contracts doing business in the city, I compared Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law and the California penal code that pertains to law enforcement and immigration. I was surprised to find out that both states require their law enforcement agencies to handle illegal aliens similarly. Published May 16 2010

  • Calif. penal code pertaining to immigration similar to Ariz.'s SB 1070

    The Los Angeles City Council's vote to boycott Arizona caused more consternation than anything else. L.A. City Council members voted an overwhelming 13-1 to terminate any city contracts with Arizona (worth about $7.7 million) as did other American cities who have considered resolutions to protest the Arizona law or seek boycotts. Among these cities are San Francisco and St. Paul, Minn. Published May 15 2010

  • Ricky Schroder Honored by GI Film Festival as a Hollywood Patriot

    Actor Ricky Schroder is in Washington, D.C. for the G.I. Film Festival (GIFF) which honors the heroic stories of U.S. armed forces and their successes and sacrifices for freedom around the world.  Published May 14 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Chris Christie destroys reporter for calling him confrontational...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Chris Christie destroys reporter for calling him confrontational, Eradicating autism through death, Eradicating autism through death Published May 14 2010

  • Video: Rep. Darrell Issa and others grill Holder over bribe claims and refusal to say 'radical Islam'

    Attorney General Eric Holder had a tough time finding words Thursday afternoon when Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee took Attorney General Eric Holder to task over ignoring the Congressman's inquiries regarding an alleged bribery scandal between the White House and sitting Democratic Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak. Published May 13 2010

  • Without IDF checkpoints, GPS directions potentially deadly

    Israel has been removing its checkpoints due to U.S. political pressure - but now GPS systems advising motorists to take shorter routes in the West Bank leave non-Arabs unprotected in dangerous areas.  Published May 13 2010

  • Audio: Sen. Boxer's answer to energy crisis: end oil drilling and check your tire pressure

    At a press conference today Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrats, along with Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat, and Senator Jeff Merkley, Oregon Democrat, presented legislation calling for a permanent ban on oil drilling off the West Coast. Democratic Senators Patty Murray of Washington and Ron Wyden of Oregon, while absent at today's presser, are also part of the coalition, according to Senator Boxer. Published May 13 2010

  • Sen. Boxer calls Arizona immigration law 'hurtful'

    The Los Angeles City Council became the largest city to date to boycott Arizona over the state’s newly passed immigration law known as SB 1070. The City Council voted 13 -1 to ban the city of Los Angeles from doing business with Arizona unless the legislation is repealed. The boycott means almost $8 million in contracts will be terminated. Published May 13 2010

  • Video: Swedish cartoonist known for Mohammed sketch attacked at lecture

    Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist, who angered Muslims after sketching the Prophet Mohammed in 2007 with the body of a dog, was said to be assaulted on Tuesday at a lecture he was giving. Published May 13 2010