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Water Cooler Archive: May 2011


  • Cain godfathers SC GOP debate-impresses primary voters

    Herman Cain, former CEO of God Father Pizza, went from relatively anonymous among GOP primary voters to a Republican presidential candidate everyone is buzzing about following his performance at the first Republican presidential debate in South Carolina. Published May 6 2011

  • Dept. of Ed. regulations on for profit education shrouded in shadiness

    U.S. Education Department's new regulations on for profit schools has become enshrined in what could very well be a huge pay-off for hedge fund short sellers and publicly funded universities like Iowa State, a school that recently named a new public policy institute after Senator Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat. Published May 5 2011

  • Libs Always Put Government First

    One of the most disturbing trends among lefties these days is the assumption that virtually everything — money, property, civil rights — start with government and are the government’s to dole out or withhold as the government sees fit. Published May 4 2011

  • Bradley Manning's luxurious life at Leavenworth

    Wikileaker Bradley Manning is living large at Leavenworth. Better call off that UN torture investigation. Published May 4 2011

  • Trumka to union members: We're being targeted

    AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed Communication Workers of America (CWA) union members on a conference call Tuesday evening and relayed his concern about the current battle across the United States over union collective bargaining power, immigration, and education among other issue. Published May 3 2011

  • Lieberman to Obama admin: Stop using 'soft terminology' to reference 'Islamic extremism'

    The phrase "war on terror" is being bandied about more by both press and Capitol Hill lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, referred to the killing of Osama bin Laden as a "a turning point in the war on terror." Senator Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, told me he thinks that "it's silly" for the Obama administration to have referred to the war on terror with soft terminology. Published May 3 2011

  • Lieberman: Lets take a second look at restrictions on detainee interrogations

    Senator Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Independent and Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, spoke with me about his thoughts on enhanced interrogation techniques used on terrorist detainees and believes that restrictions on interrogators should be given a "second look at" in light of the information that led to the death of Osama bin Laden. Published May 3 2011

  • Sen. Graham: This is not a time to celebrate water boarding

    Some Republicans are speaking out on the effectiveness of the enhanced interrogation techniques that they believe were key in helping to locate and kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but Senator Lindsay Graham, South Carolina Republican, parts with GOP lawmakers who are supporting the use of the interrogation method known as water boarding. Published May 3 2011

  • Osama Bin Laden won’t be on the Democratic ticket in 2012

    Taking down Osama bin Laden will not guarantee Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012. In fact it would be surprising if Mr. Obama received any long-term political benefit from this victory in the war on terrorism. Published May 2 2011

  • U.S. Navy: 'No country would accept bin Laden's remains'

    According to reports, Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden "received a Muslim ceremony" and was buried at sea. The elite Navy military team known as "SEAL Team 6" killed bin Laden with a bullet to the terrorist's leader's head in an operation that reportedly involved at least 44 U.S. Navy SEALs. Published May 2 2011

  • Osama’s Fishy Fate

    Hastily dumping Osama bin Laden’s body into the sea was a critical mistake in an otherwise brilliant operation. The conspiracy theories are already spinning about why the corpse had to be gotten rid of so quickly. Published May 2 2011

  • Bin Laden's death brings out cheering supporters of Obama and Bush

    Upon the world hearing the news that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. military forces late Sunday evening, large crowds began gathering both in front of the White House and New York's Times Square. Composed largely of college students, the crowd of people at the White House celebrated with flags, signs, silly string, patriotic music, and politics. Published May 2 2011

  • No Class -- Obama Snubs Bush, Praises Himself on bin Laden Takedown

    President Obama did not credit George W. Bush's counter-terrorism efforts in his statement on Osama bin Laden. But he sure talked about himself a lot. Published May 1 2011

  • Obama makes proclamation for 'Loyalty Day'

    President Barack Obama made a presidential proclamation on Friday declaring that Mat 1 become known as "Loyalty Day." Published May 1 2011

  • (video) Trump moves on from birther issue

    Donald Trump attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington on Saturday night and found himself getting roasted by President Barack Obama who referenced Mr. Trump's insistence on seeing Mr. Obama's long form birth certificate. Published May 1 2011