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Water Cooler Archive: September 2010


  • Alan Grayson subpoenaed over tea party candidate

    Following a slew of bad press over libelous attack ads over his Republican opponent, Daniel Webster, Congressman Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, was handed a subpoena reports WDBO on Wednesday regarding a tea party candidate running as a third party candidate in Mr. Grayson's Congressional mid-term race. Published September 30 2010

  • Barney Frank on mid-term race: Right wing media targeted me

    Despite reports from local Massachusetts media, Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, remains confident he will win his re-election in November against his Republican opponent Sean Bielat. Published September 29 2010

  • Leahy: Allow retired justices to sit on SCOTUS

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, has proposed a bill that would allow for retired Supreme Court Justices to sit on the court by designation in cases where the active justice has recused. Published September 29 2010

  • GOP Senators weigh-in on Murkowski-Miller race

    As a follow up to yesterday's post reporting that Senator James Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, was the second Republican Senator (Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina was the first) to reveal he would have supported seeing Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, voted out of her leadership position on the Senate Energy Committee, here are other GOP Senators who gave their thoughts on the matter as well. Published September 28 2010

  • Grayson saved no schools says local Fla. school board chair

    As long as Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, is so fond of his distorted attack ads, what about his own campaign ads that put himself in a good light? It appears Mr. Grayson cannot tell the truth about himself either Published September 28 2010

  • Source video shows Grayson ad lied about Webster

    Compare and contrast the truth about his opponent that Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, is hiding and the lie that he is spewing all over the internet. Published September 27 2010

  • Inhofe voted against Murkowski keeping energy post

    When Bob Costa of the National Review asked Senator Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, about the senator's thoughts on Senator Lisa Murkoswki, Alaska Republican, keeping her committee positions, the Oklahoma Senator joined Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, and revealed to us he had voted against allowing Ms. Murkowski to keep her ranking member post on the Senate Energy Committee. Published September 27 2010

  • What’s missing from ‘The Pledge’

    Our citizens need jobs. We should not tinker with, but instead completely eliminate corporate and business income taxes. This will give the U.S. a competitive edge in job creation over most other countries. This would also make the cost of all goods go down because, duh, businesses pass on their taxation costs to consumers. It would also have the very salutary effect of eliminating the political favoritism of politicians, who crassly hand out this or that tax break to this or that industry, or subset within an industry. Published September 27 2010

  • Film on conservative women to be screened at Smart Girl Summit this week

    Citizen’s United premiered its film Fire from the Heartland in Washington D.C. last week at the Georgetown Loews theater. The film, which spotlights the rise of conservative women, includes commentary from Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio, and a number of conservative luminaries from Phyllis Schlafly to Ann Coulter among others. Published September 27 2010

  • 13 term PA Dem trailing challenger by 11 points in new poll

    The Times Leader published the latest election poll showing Rep. Paul Kanjorski, 13 term Pennsylvania Democrat, trailing his challenger Republican mayor of Hazelton Lou Barletta. Published September 26 2010

  • Alan Grayson falsely calls opponent a 'draft dodger'

    Congressman Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat, has released a nasty if not false television campaign ad against his Republican opponent Daniel Webster. In the TV Ad "Taps" is played in the background, while b-roll of military graves is shown. A voice-over says, that Republican candidate Daniel Webster didn’t "refuse the call to service." However, FactCheck.org discovered, after digging through some research, that Mr. Grayson's ad is completely false. Published September 26 2010

  • San Francisco Chronicle gives no endorsement to Boxer

    The San Francisco Chronicle may not be known for being as liberal as many of its residents in its hometown, but Senator Barbara Boxer, California Democrat, could not garner the endorsement of the paper her re-election this year. Published September 26 2010

  • Conservatives post web ad telling Murkowski: It's not your seat, Lisa

    Conservatives at the non-profit Let Freedom Ring have posted a web ad going after Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, hoping to raise enough money to put the ad on the airwaves in Alaska. Published September 26 2010

  • Sirhan book dedication sinks Ayers at the University

    1960's radical William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status from the University of Illinois when trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy highlighted a book, Mr. Ayers dedicated to, among other individuals, Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Mr. Kennedy's father, Robert F. Kennedy. Published September 25 2010

  • Comedian Stephen Colbert asked to leave committee hearing

    Apparently, Stephen Colbert's testimony did not go over so well with law makers on the hill. Mr. Colbert was asked to pack it up by Congressman John Conyers, Michigan Democrat, following a joke laden testimony at House Judiciary subcommittee hearing this morning. Published September 24 2010

  • Explosive testimony of Black Panther case

    Here is the prepared statement of Christopher Coates's testimony at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Published September 24 2010

  • DeMint slams GOP colleagues over propping up Murkowski

    Senator Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, was more than disappointed with his fellow GOP members in the Senate who decided, by secret ballot, to allow Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, to remain as ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Senator Murkowski lost her GOP primary to Joe Miller and is now running as a write-in candidate. Published September 23 2010

  • Wolf Protects Panther Mole

    U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf throws gauntlet in front of Attorney General Eric Holder, over testimony expected to be explosive Friday from a whistle-blowing lawyer on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. Published September 23 2010

  • Duke College Republicans under fire for allegedly ousting their chairman because he is gay

    The future of the College Republicans at the Duke University remains unclear after allegations that the club’s executive board removed a member because he is gay. Published September 23 2010

  • Miller's strong poll numbers likely kept Murkowsi in energy post

    Senate Republicans met on Wednesday afternoon and surprised political observers by allowing Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, to keep her post as ranking member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Published September 22 2010