The New York Senate voted 38-24 against legalizing gay marriage Wednesday. The 30 Republicans that unanimously voted 'no' on the measure were joined by eight Democrats. Democrats hold the Senate majority by one seat.
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Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Reversing Obama on the KSM trial, Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal, and All the Prez's climategate deniers
Virginia enacted a restaurant smoking ban Tuesday that's similar to laws in D.C., Maryland and countless other states and cities.
Looks like a fellow Democrat has concern with the president's handling of the the cap and trade issue upon Mr. Obama's trip to Copenhagen. Senator Jim Webb (D - Va.) wrote to the administration last week warning President Obama that the White House does not have unilateral power to commit the United States to any standards agreed upon at the upcoming climate change conference in Denmark.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Chris Matthews calls West Point the 'enemy camp', Slain Washington cop was Tea Party activist, and Feds are steering charity dollars to ACORN
It looks like our military members may need to start lawyering up before they go into battle. As the war on terror transforms into further legal courtroom battles. The Washington Times editorial page describes the latest outrage.
Mark Tuesday as a historical day for politics in Baltimore and Atlanta. In both cities, current and future mayors take center stage. Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was found guilty of embezzlement and voters in Atlanta will choose a new mayor in a runoff election.
Andrew Sullivan mans up after lame personal attack on Krauthammer
Senator Kent Conrad's (D - N.D.) office insists that he his words were "taken out of context" when he talked to a CNS News reporter about his thoughts on trying professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civil court.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Huckabee and O'Reilly on the cop-killer clemency, why scientists lie and what to do about it, and Christmas music was banned in a New Jersey school district.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan denied any lobbying effort has been afoot over the pending legislation known as the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA). Secretary Duncan responded to The Washington Times's question about violating the 2009 Omnibus Act, by asking others to lobby on behalf of the pending student loan legislation.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Seven stories Barack Obama doesn't want told, Forty percent of Democrats say they are unlikely to vote in the 2010 elections, Gallup released a new poll today saying Americans still lean heavily against health care reform legislation.
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg spoke with press on Wednesday during a trip to Washington D.C., and told reporters he remained confident that New Yorkers would be safe during the 9/11 trials in downtown Manhattan.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: "Fed" was written Ashley Todd-style, less than ten percent of Obama's cabinet has private sector experience, and 40.91 percent of your Thanksgiving dinner is brought to you courtesy of the government.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Blanche Lincoln's health care delay is a ruse, the three main television news networks refuse to cover "Climate Gate;" however, Boston's media's coverage about the climate gate emails were buried in the pages of The Boston Globe.