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Water Cooler Archive: October 2010


  • Blumenthal: 'Unwise' for Congress to adjourn before tax vote (audio & video)

    Connecticut's U.S. Senate candidates, State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, and former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, a Republican, debated again on Thursday. Both took on one another on the issue of tax cuts. Published October 7 2010

  • Blumenthal says cap and trade is 'dead' (video)

    Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, a Republican, sparred with Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, in their second debate. In this clip they discussed the Cap and Trade legislation that was debated on Capitol Hill this past year. Published October 7 2010

  • Nevada Senate race spills over into Colorado

    The covert recording of Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle by her opponent (now running un-endorsed and not recognized by any national tea party organization on a Tea Party line, though), Scott Ashjian, has become a smear tool used by Colorado Democratic candidate Michael Bennet against his own GOP opponent. Published October 7 2010

  • Panther Pincer Movement

    Members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights draft two letters to Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding transparency and cooperation. Published October 7 2010

  • Report showing weak Hispanic turnout for Dems hardly surprising

    The Pew Hispanic Center released a survey showing Hispanics are less motivated to vote in November. Published October 7 2010

  • Upcoming Blumenthal - McMahon debate sold out

    Thursday's Connecticut U.S. Senatorial debate is sold out and is being hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County at the Continental Manor in Norwalk. Published October 7 2010

  • Olberman broadcasts odd satire of O'Donnell

    MSNBC's Keith Olberman airs strange segment lampooning Christine O'Donnell. Published October 6 2010

  • NFL calls timeout on latest Feingold ad

    The National Football League is up in arms over Wisconsin incumbent Senator Russ Feingold's latest campaign ad Published October 6 2010

  • Rep. Weiner nervous about re-election?

    Surprisingly, Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, seems scarily elusive this campaign season. Mr. Weiner has been representing New York’s 9th Congressional District since 1999, and one wonders if frustration with liberal Democrats in Congress may have reached Mr. Weiner’s neck of the woods this time around. Rep. Weiner could very well be facing a tougher re-election cycle against GOP challenger Bob Turner. Published October 6 2010

  • Kirk takes stand on free speech

    Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has vowed freedom of speech will be used to its fullest against Democratic opponent Alexi Giannoulias Published October 5 2010

  • Nevada debate moderators use social networking on state Senate race

    The Nevada Broadcasters Foundation is partnering with YouTube in an effort to inspire Nevada's internet users to join the state's political discussions. Published October 5 2010

  • Fargo's mayor feeling good about Pomeroy

    Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker endorses Democratic House of Representatives candidate Earl Pomeroy Published October 5 2010

  • NY State GOP Chairman on Hoffman: He's a patriot

    New York's 23rd Congressional District has one less candidate running his campaign now. Doug Hoffman dropped his bid to run on the Conservative line in the race against Democrat Congressman Bill Owens and Republican challenger Matt Doheny. Mr. Hoffman previously ran against Mr. Owens in a special election against Mr. Owens when former Republican Congressman John McHugh vacated the seat about one year ago. Published October 5 2010

  • CNN's Sanchez drowned in his own pity party

    CNN fired Rick Sanchez last week following a rant the now former CNN anchor made on a radio show, when he wondered if Jews are truly favored more in the media. After calling comedian Jon Stewart a bigot, Mr. Sanchez said, "Everyone who runs CNN is a lot like Stewart, and a lot of people who run all the other networks are a lot like Stewart, and to imply that somehow they, the people in this country who are Jewish, are an oppressed minority? Yeah." Published October 5 2010

  • One Nation attendees remain unsure about November

    Liberal activists gathered in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon and participated in the “One Nation Working Together” rally. Attendees roared and chanted often in response to speakers’ various remarks, but uncertainty about the November elections still permeated throughout the group. Published October 4 2010

  • Las Vegas Review Journal endorses Angle

    The Las Vegas Review Journal, Nevada's largest paper, has endorsed Republican candidate for Senate Sharron Angle. Published October 3 2010

  • Phelps family to protest military funerals at Arlington National Cemetery

    On Wednesday the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), known for spewing vitriol at the fallen during military funerals, will have their day at the Supreme Court, when the justices will consider if the group's practice of picketing military funerals with offensive signs and insulting rhetoric of both the fallen soldiers and their families crosses the line of free speech. This will be Justice Elena Kagan's first week on the job at the Supreme Court. Published October 3 2010

  • Gallup: Dems lose hispanic voters

    Well here is a punch in the stomach to those who pandered to Hispanics over the summer by bashing Arizona and its Republican Governor Jan Brewer for passing the immigration law known as SB 1070. According to the latest report from Gallup, Hispanics have peeled off from Democrats in August and September. Published October 1 2010