Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Climate Alarmist Blames This Weekend's Blizzard On Global Warming, Film Review - Avatar, and Citadel Broadcasting Files For Chapter 11.
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Republican Senators hammered away tonight at the huge Medicaid deal for Nebraska that is seen as a trade off for Sen. Ben Nelson's vote for the Senate health care bill. With the addition of Mr. Nelson, the Democrats now have 60 votes to break a GOP filibuster on the Senate floor, end debate, and vote on the health care bill.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) today took shots at those who are not supporting the health care legislation. During a floor speech, he excoriated Senate GOP members for holding up the pending health care bill and accused their supporters of being birthers and fanatics in right-wing militia and Aryan support groups.
The Washington Times reported last night Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) had told reporters no deal was agreed to after he emerged from a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and other Democratic leaders. He went on to say health care talks were ongoing. What he failed to mention through all of his rhetoric about pro-life language in the bill was the huge Medicaid pay off to Nebraska being slipped into the health care bill. Essentially, the federal government will pay for Nebraska's new Medicaid recipients. The provision is worth about $45 million for the first decade.
An ironic blizzard, as predicted.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) emerged from evening talks with Democratic leaders over his reservations on the health care bill still pending in the Senate.
Since I posted some audio of Senator Al Franken (D-MN) sending me to his press secretary recently, Mr. Franken has acted up quite a bit on the Senate floor in an unusual fashion for a freshman senator
This morning comes a stunner -- a new poll shows that those without insurance think they would be worse off under the Dems plan.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Byrd's coal comments rock W.Va., Pelosi Bars Republicans from Copenhagen Press Conference, and MSNBC's Chris Matthews Slams the Left as Not Real Democrats.
Greenpeace ships in Copenhagen unwittingly host a banner that mocks them when opposition group members board their ship and unfurl a sign decrying the "environmental" organization's tactics.
Relentless pro-Obama partisanship is costing the activist group with Libs.
This morning NPR carried a whopper I just can't believe.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Nelson says his vote is not for sale, don’t believe the hype about the plug-in car, and Schumer "regrets" his slur of a flight attendant.
Senator Jim DeMint (R - S.C.) had no regrets with the GOP's strategy today, when Senator Tom Coburn (R - OK) asked for Senator Bernie Sanders (I - VT) seven hundred and sixty-seven page single payer health care amendment be read by the clerk.
Bloggers' reactions to the likely cost in taxpayer dollars of moving 100 Guantanamo prisoners to an Illinois facility.