Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Schumer tangles with a flight attendant, Iran ups the nuclear ante, and is the White House using base-closure process to extort Nelson’s vote on ObamaCare?
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Howard Dean dealt a blow to Senate Democrats today, when Greg Sargent at The Plum Line reported that Howard Dean called for the Senate health care bill to be killed.
Now in its second week, the Copenhagen climate conference has drawn dozens of NGOs whose staffers are doing up-to-the-minute, on-the-ground blogging and reporting. There's ample reading, on the heels of the "Climategate" scandal. to be had from both sides of the global-warming opinion spectrum. Here are a few sites to follow.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Congress Approves Funding for D.C. Abortions, Overseas Providers, Prez's lovefest with Wall St. 'fat cats', Olbermann’s Conniption: 'There is No Liberal Media'.
Senate Democrats caucused this evening and discussed the details of the health care bill still sitting in the Senate. The Democrats are waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to score the bill, so most Senators in the Democratic caucus remain silent until the CBO gives some answers.
A civil complaint against members of New Black Panther Party accused of intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place in November 2008 was dismissed by the Justice Department in a cloud of controversy.
After Senator Al Franken (D-MN) became official among his ninety-nine other colleagues, political observers and fans alike are still waiting for the former Saturday Night Live comedian to be the outrageous guy he was known for prior to coming to Washington. Strangely enough, Congressman Alan Grayson (D –FL) is saying everything people would expect Mr. Franken would have blurted out by now. Mr. Franken has offered up bills, amendments, and chaired Senate floor debates without any wild fanfare. So what’s up?
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Dems cancel their Copenhagen trip, Harry Reid and slavery, and Why "Merry Christmas" matters to America.
Back in November, I discovered a 2001 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing transcript where Senator Chuck Schumer (D - NY) said it would be "ludicrous" to try Osama bin Laden in New York City's downtown federal court. However, today, Mr. Schumer is welcoming the trial of professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York's southern district within downtown Manhattan
Off the beaten path online: Journalist bullied by UN cops over climategate question at Copenhagen...
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Journalist bullied by UN cops for asking Climategate question at Copenhagen press conference, a Rasmussen poll says 49% of Nevadans have a very unfavorable view of Harry Reid, and special Democratic voting counties would get protected Medicare benefits
Last week university officials enforced a policy banning platic, multi-colored Nerf guns on campus after a game of Humans vs. Zombies erupted Dec. 1. The game is a glorified version of Nerf tag that can last for days.
Satirical sports blogging site, eTrueSports.com, posted this about Tiger Woods Thursday...
Sometimes, a bag of Doritos can be a delightful snack for the office in the middle of day. Recently, I looked more closely at the back of a bright blue bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and saw a photo of a young man. My first reaction was Doritos was spearheading a missing persons campaign similar to what dairy companies used to do, when they would place photos of missing children on their milk cartons. In this case, Frito Lay took a turn into the political realm.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: White House's Acorn cookies surprises Republican lawmaker, coal industry already under attack before EPA 'finding', and a new tipline targets Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Rep. Mike Burgess (R - TX) wrote to President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan today, referencing today's Washington Times editorial on Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Assistant Deputy Secretary Kevin Jennings, and the congressman requested Mr. Obama dismiss Mr. Jennings from his job as the Department's Safe School's Czar. Mr Burgess addressed his concerns on the presidential appointee.