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Water Cooler Archive: February 2012


  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Will Sec. Chu leave Obama admin post 2012?

    Obama administration Energy Secretary Steven Chu spoke to the Washington Times affiliated radio show America's Morning News and myself on Tuesday about his views on gas prices, what his plans were after the 2012 elections, and the green energy companies that are failing in the business world. Published February 29 2012

  • PICKET: Romney finds footing with primary wins

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney secured two primary wins on Tuesday night. In Arizona, a state Romney was expected to win and where his opponents did not spend valuable campaign time in, he received 43 percent of the GOP primary vote and all 29 delegates in the winner take all state. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was a distant second with 28 percent. Both former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, followed respectively with 16.2 percent and 8.4 percent. Published February 29 2012

  • PICKET: Gingrich camp launches 'Women with Newt Coalition'

    In an effort to help former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeal more favorable to female voters, the Newt Gingrich campaign created a new coalition known as 'Women with Newt.' According to a campaign press release, the coalition will be led by Mr. Gingrich's wife Callista, who is also president of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production company. Published February 27 2012

  • PICKET: Southern Keystone pipeline portion to be built by TransCanada

    The controversial Keystone Pipeline may not be null and void just yet. Various Canadian outlets are reporting that plans to build the southern leg of the pipeline are already in the works. Published February 27 2012

  • PICKET: Gallup - Most Dems believe healthcare law mandate won't pass legal muster

    The Gallup organization released polling data on Monday describing where attitudes are with the health care law. Published February 27 2012

  • PICKET: Obama's bad moves on infanticide come back to haunt him

    Since former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pointed out in the Republican presidential debate on Wednesday that President Barack Obama supported infanticide the media has been in an uproar. Many outlets are wondering where such an accusation could possibly come from. Published February 24 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Romney pushes for tax hike for top one percent

    At a campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of supporters. He made remarks about his tax plan which sounded suspiciously more liberal progressive minded than anything else. Published February 24 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum to Romney on earmarks: 'You don't know what you're talking about'

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney faced off in a heated exchange on earmarks at the CNN GOP presidential debate in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday. Published February 22 2012

  • GREEN: BREAKING NEWS: WA court strikes down law targeting pro-life pharmacists

    Washington pharmacists learned today they will no longer be forced by the state to violate their consciences by dispensing contraceptive/abortifacients like Plan B and ella. Published February 22 2012

  • PICKET: (AUDIO) David Brock responds to Daily Caller series on Media Matters

    Media Matters for America founder David Brock finally responded to someone about the Daily Caller series regarding allegations that Washington D.C. based non-profit has a plan of attack against the Fox News Channel that would include investigations into the personal lives of employees who work for the cable news channel. Published February 21 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Media Matters' David Brock runs from questions on organization's war on Fox

    Media Matters for America (MMFA) founder David Brock refused to talk to the Washington Times affiliated radio show America's Morning News on Tuesday morning about the series of stories The Daily Caller has been reporting on for the past week regarding his organization's aggressive plan to go after the Fox News Channel. Published February 21 2012

  • PICKET: (Video) Newt - Winning GA is 'psychologically important'

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich answered questions from reporters on Sunday about the status of his campaign should his campaign perform poorly in the upcoming March 6 Super Tuesday contests. Published February 20 2012

  • PICKET: Ohio A.G. DeWine retracts Romney endorsement and supports Santorum

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine endorsed former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum for president on Friday. A.G. DeWine was previously supporting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney after Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty withdrew from the race. Published February 17 2012

  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Rep. Waters mum on GOP demon charges

    Although, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, California Democrat, called House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, "demons" (h/t National Review via The Right Scoop) at a gathering of California Democrats recently, Rep. Waters had nothing to say about her bizarre insults on Thursday to the Washington Times affiliated radio show America's Morning News. Published February 16 2012

  • PICKET: RNC spokesman says chances of brokered convention same as 'space alien attack'

    Although there is much talk among political observers about the possibility of a brokered GOP convention in Tampa, Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer is not buying it. Published February 16 2012

  • PICKET: Megadeth frontman throws support to Santorum

    Heavy metal music frontman Dave Mustaine of Megadeth was interviewed by the online magazine Music Radar and gave his views about the upcoming 2012 presidential election. Published February 14 2012

  • PICKET: Gallup shows U.S. unemployment at 9%

    Gallup released new information on Monday showing that the unemployment rate has managed to creep back up to 9.0 percent. Published February 14 2012

  • PICKET: Obama camp tees up online 'truth team'

    The Barack Obama re-election campaign has created what they claim to be a "Truth Team." According to reports the group will be in charge of three different websites under the umbrella of BarackObama.com. These are: KeepingHisWord.com, Keeping GOPHonest.com and AttackWatch.com. Published February 13 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Palin doesn't rule out late entrant...'competition is good'

    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday and managed to even amp up her fans as she walked into Washington D.C.'s Wardman Marriott before her remarks. As Governor Palin left the hotel press and supporters waited for her near the lobby door. Published February 11 2012

  • GREEN: (VIDEO) Gov. Sarah Palin says Santorum not 'a threat' to Romney

    Governor Sarah Palin took time to answer a couple of questions on her way out the door from delivering a rousing speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee today. Published February 11 2012