Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina is facing 37 counts of ethics violations from the state's ethics committee for using state money to fund personal trips and purchase flight upgrades.
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Scott Fenstermaker, attorney for a terrorist suspect in the 9/11 trial joined Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly last night. When O'Reilly asked Fenstermaker if the attacks of September 11th was an act of murder, the defense attorney refused to answer.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The seven big lies about the stimulus are revealed, Olbermann whines about media coverage of Glenn Beck, and the University of Minnesota makes educators pledge their political allegiance.
An ongoing ideological battle between the nation’s Roman Catholic Church and Representative Patrick Kennedy, D-RI, continues to push national headlines. The latest flare up occurred Sunday when Rep. Kennedy announced Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin told him “not to take communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me communion.” The feud between Bishop Thomas J. Tobin and Kennedy centers around the Representative’s stance on abortion and its placement in healthcare reform.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The SEIU threaten home health workers in Fresno, the Colorado GOP creates their own "Contract for America", and Saturday Night Live mocks Obama agin this week.
The healthcare showdown in the Senate starts Saturday. Floor debate on the bill will not open unless Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can get all 58 Democrats and two Independents to vote to allow debate to begin on Saturday. Three Democrats have been on the fence about allowing the debate to begin. However Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson stated he will vote in favor of debate on Saturday. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana have yet to publicly commit.
The American Spectator held its annual Robert L. Bartley dinner last night at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. The dinner included speeches from the Spectator’s President Alfred S. Regnery, it’s Editor-in-Chief R. Emmet Tyrell, and Republican Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Jesse Jackson says black men 'can't vote against health care, Reid's health care plan could leave 24 million people uninsured in 2019, and fuzzy math is being used in the Senate health care bill.
Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement last week that New York City will host the terror trials for suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and 4 suspected co-conspiritors has ignited furious debate across the political spectrum. Democrats overwhelmingly support the decision, with the exception of one embattled local governor, but Republicans say the trial would grant the wishes of Mohammed and put the city's security at risk.
The House GOP transparency initiative launched recently and is composed of five House Resolutions.
Perhaps the Speaker of the House should have looked closer to home. Breitbart.tv has posted video footage of angry UCLA students rioting outside of an administration building. Students are protesting the thirty-two percent tuition hike the school is proposing.
Sen. Charles Schumer's (D - NY) support of the Obama administration's use of the civil court system to try terrorist suspects is odd to say the least. Immediately following attacks on September 11 in December, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss the idea of prosecuting terrorists in military tribunals. According to the hearing's transcript, Schumer was in favor of military tribunals to try terrorist suspects
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Sarah Palin gave Oprah her biggest audience in two years, Hillsdale College explores charter school opportunities, and Harry Reid proposes a tax on cosmetic surgery.
The Washington, D.C. based Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has put together a new video asking why Al Gore refuses to debate the global warming issue.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:House Republicans are asking the AARP to retract the organization's health care endorsement, Democrats continue to lose independents, and a list of 100 things global warming has "allegedly" caused.