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Will Massa rescind resignation?

Roll Call is reporting that disgraced Congressman Eric Massa (D - NY) who was scheduled to resign from office to day at 5 PM is "hinting" that he could rescind his scheduled resignation today.

Danny Glover: Boycott Hugo Boss at the Oscars

Be on the look out for any Oscar attendees in Hugo Boss wear. Danny Glover is looking for them. The U.K. Telegragh is reporting Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover is up to his usual left-wing activism and calling on his fellow actors on the red carpet tonight to pins on their lapels reading "Keep the Hugo Boss Plant Open."

(Video) Romney: I only changed my mind on abortion

Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this weekend about 2012 presidential possibilities and Mr. Romney's views on abortion and same-sex marriage, which many have said he has flip-flopped on.

Dishonest Alliance for Human Research Protection

Today the Alliance for Human Research Protection deceived the members of its email list. Their email blast criticized The Washington Times for running an oped by a doctor who is a convicted felon. Fair criticism. If we had known, we wouldn't have run it. It isn't likely that we will run op-eds by the American Council on Science and Health in the future.

A note to readers

On March, 4 2010, The Washington Times ran an oped by Dr. Gilbert Ross, medical director of the American Council on Science and Health, entitled "When senators play doctor." Dr. Ross has written for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Times previously. Dr. Ross did not disclose to the Times that he had been convicted of Medicaid fraud and, for a period of years, lost his license to practice medicine. Had the Times known these facts, we would not have run the article.

Mid-term campaign weekly round-up: March 5, 2010

Mid-term election season is well under way, and 2010 is likely to be a remarkable year for a number of statewide elections with challengers taking on incumbents sitting in Capitol Hill offices and Governor seats across the country. The Water Cooler will begin a weekly round-up of some these races and other stories relating to the elections happening around the nation, so be sure to stop by and check out who may be running for office in your state. Since so much scandal from Capitol Hill to Albany is coming from New York lawmakers this week, let's take a look at some challengers who are already mounting campaigns in the Empire state.

UPDATE: Paterson communications director resigns

The Wall Street Journal is reporting New Governor David Paterson's staff will hold an emergency meeting today. The embattled governor is fighting pressure to resign from office after a story broke that he and state troopers allegedly tried to influence testimony of a witness in a domestic violence dispute involving a top aide, David Johnson.