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Water Cooler Archive: July 2013


  • They like him now: 'frat boy' now missing from the media narrative on George W. Bush

    It has to do with wise civility, perhaps, and some fabulous strategery. Former President George W. Bush, deemed either a “frat boy” or war monger by an unfriendly press for years, has re-emerged on the public radar, earning a growing number of positive reviews and rising approval ratings on par or even besting President Obama’s numbers. Published July 10 2013

  • Rick Perry in the White House? It's not impossible, some say.

    He's a wily showman. Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he would not seek re-election in an event that was more campaign appearance than sentimental farewell. Mr. Perry left both press and public with a Lone Star-sized cliffhanger. Mr. Perry did not reveal whether he planned a repeat run for the White House, but the pundits, pollsters and oddsmakers await his decision. Published July 9 2013

  • Grim reality: 21 percent of young American veterans are jobless

    Unsettling employment numbers for an overlooked demographic have been released by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. The reality: a fifth of the nation's young warriors are jobless. Published July 8 2013

  • Two thirds of Americans veto politics as a career for their child

    President, vice president, lawmaker? Forget about it. By a 2-to-1 margin, 64 percent to 31 percent, Americans would not like their child to go into politics as a career,reports Gallup poll analyst Jeffrey Jones. Published July 5 2013

  • July Fourth fantasy: 100,000 people hope they've won Rep. Steve Stockman's Bushmaster AR-15

    On Independence Day, Rep. Steve Stockman will journey to the Lone Star Gun and Indoor Range in Lumberton to draw the winning name in his free sweepstakes for a Bushmaster AR-15 personal defense rifle. In recent weeks, more than 100,000 signed up for their chance to win what the congressman describes as a potent symbol. Published July 3 2013

  • Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'this Independence Day feels different'

    Recent 'revelations' about the IRS and FBI are bringing long-overdue attention to the liberties the Founding Fathers worked so hard and sacrificed so much to provide and protect, Gary Johnson insists. Published July 3 2013

  • Limbaugh: Fox News wouldn't let me criticize GOP

    Did Fox News muzzle the voice behind the Golden EIB Microphone? According to Rush Limbaugh, the answer is "yes." Published July 3 2013

  • Voters agree: Founding Fathers would heartily disapprove of what goes on in Washington these days

    George Washington, Thomas Jefferson - those iconic men of American history and heritage would not be happy with what's going on in the nation's capital these days. That's what 82 percent of U.S. voters say, according to a Fox News poll released just in time for July Fourth. Published July 2 2013

  • Moms Demand Action march against the gun lobby on July 4

    Fireworks and barbecues do not lead the activities of Moms Demand Action this week. "Having gun sense is patriotic," declare organizers from the 100,000-member group founded last December after the Newtown shootings. Its membership will march in more than than a dozen cities on Thursday. Published July 1 2013