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Water Cooler Archive: May 2011


  • PICKET: Hoyer stands by Weiner on Twitter scandal

    Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, likely hopes the story surrounding his Twitter account and a lewd photo that was publicly sent to a college girl in Seattle from it would go away. Published May 31 2011

  • PICKET: New Cain campaign video shows he can take on spontaneous flip-cam moments

    I'm really digging this new Herman Cain video that his presidential campaign just released. What other Republican candidate for office features Think Progress's Lee Fang doing his thing with the flip cam in a GOP primary promotional video? Published May 31 2011

  • PICKET: Rep. Weiner hires lawyer to clear up Twitter mess

    Congressman Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, found himself in an uncomfortable position answering questions about his Twitter account over the weekend. Published May 30 2011

  • PICKET: Report - Obama's limo clocked at 110 mph

    The U.K.'s The Daily Mail is reporting President Barack Obama's armored plated limousine was reportedly clocked going 110 mph. Published May 28 2011

  • PICKET: President's autopen-signature on bill questioned by congressman

    Following Congress' passage of the extension of the Patriot Act came the autopen-signature of the bill, because the president was in Europe at the time of passage and the Patriot Act was about to expire. Published May 27 2011

  • PICKET: Sec. Duncan responds to critics of gainful employment rule

    The Washington Times caught up with Education Secretary Arne Duncan last week and asked Mr. Duncan why the Department of Education felt the need to rush through a rule to be imposed upon for-profit schools, when the creation of the rule itself is still being investigated by his Department's Office of the Inspector General. Published May 26 2011

  • PICKET: Dems use NY 26 Medicare smokescreen to bash Ryan budget

    Capitol Hill Democrats celebrated their victory in New York's 26th Congressional District on Wednesday by clubbing the budget plan of Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, over the heads of the GOP. Published May 25 2011

  • PICKET: Zogby poll shows Cain overtakes Romney and leads GOP primary field

    Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain star meter is rising among the field of GOP presidential primary candidates undeclared Republicans. According to the latest Zogby Poll, Mr. Cain has passed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Published May 24 2011

  • PICKET: State Department says Jerusalem is separate from Israel

    Arutz Sheva asks in it's headline, "Does Obama Think Jerusalem is Outside Israel?" and reports that "the State Department wording of an official statement that implied that Jerusalem – including its western parts - is not a part of Israel." Published May 23 2011

  • PICKET: Fox News hits back at New York Magazine's smear job

    Somebody at Fox News is in deep trouble with the cable network's chairman Roger Ailes. In a New York Magazine article published on Sunday evening, named and anonymous sources reportedly close to the channel tore apart Fox News Channel's management and on-air personalities. Published May 23 2011

  • PICKET: Newt says Obama can't buy re-election

    Former Republican Speaker of the House and now GOP presidential primary candidate Newt Gingrich spoke to The Washington Times on Sunday in D.C. about his campaign. The former House Speaker hit rocky roads at the launch of his campaign last week, when he made critical remarks about the budget plan proposed by Republican Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. Published May 23 2011

  • PICKET: Preacher's radio network airs pre-recorded health show at time of predicted apocalypse

    The world is still spinning despite the apocalyptic end California preacher Harold Camping predicted. At 6 PM EST this Saturday evening, Camping's Family Radio network played a pre-recorded show on heart health, according to airchecked.com. Published May 21 2011

  • PICKET: Cain is in

    Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, is officially a Republican primary candidate for the 2012 presidential elections. Mr. Cain announced his candidacy in Atlanta to crowd of 15,000 supporters on Saturday. Published May 21 2011

  • PICKET: Siena poll shows Hochul with 4 point lead over Corwin in NY 26

    A new Siena poll shows Democrat Kathy Hochul leading Republican Jane Corwin by four points in New York's 26th district special election . Published May 21 2011

  • PICKET: NY 26 GOP Candidate Jane Corwin defends platform

    Western New York businesswoman and Republican Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, the GOP candidate running in New York's 26th Congressional District special election, gives a preview of the political environment GOP'ers running in 2012 will likely end up facing. From handling attacks on her support of the budget plan proposed by Congressman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, to fending off a third party candidate who could very well eat into her numbers at the polls on Tuesday, Ms. Corwin is provides a clear picture on her stances. Published May 20 2011

  • PICKET: GM says it doesn't endorse Shanghai GM's involvement in Chinese Communist propaganda

    GM insists that it does not endorse the marketing activities of their company's Chinese joint venture that sells GM cars and promotes Communist propaganda filmmaking. Published May 18 2011

  • PICKET: GM denies any 'organizational ties' to 'joint venture' Shanghai GM

    GM's inclusion of Shanghai GM all over annual reports and press releases makes it terribly tough to believe the U.S. automaker is not tied to SGM and to treat SGM as just a random separate company who came out of nowhere and is running around using the Cadillac logo to help promote a Communist film is just as un-believeable. Published May 18 2011

  • PICKET: (video) Rep. Allen West on Obama: 'I can't stand the guy'

    Congressman Allen West, Florida Republican, went after President Barack Obama on Saturday, saying he couldn't "stand the guy." Published May 18 2011

  • PICKET: GM's Cadillac logo sits on Chi-Com hammer and sickle banner

    As a follow up to my previous post, a disturbing banner that included not just the Communist hammer and sickle symbol but U.S. tax-payer funded GM's Cadillac logo as well. The image was captured in April by China Auto Web. The banner is promotion for the GM sponsored Communist propaganda film "The Founding of a Party." Published May 18 2011

  • PICKET: GM sponsors and celebrates soon to be released Chi-Com propaganda film

    In late 2010, General Motors agreed to sponsor a propaganda film celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP made film titled (translated to English) “The Birth of a Party” or “The Great Achievement of Founding the Party" is set to premiere all over the Communist nation on June 15. Published May 17 2011