The Washington Times - November 18, 2009, 06:22AM

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.  

  • The HillHouse GOPers ask AARP to retract endorsement of healthcare bill
    A report predicting House Democrats’ healthcare bill might affect Medicare coverage has prompted some Republican leaders to ask the AARP to consider rescinding its endorsement of that legislation. 
  • Politico: Dems alarmed as independents bolt party

Mounting evidence that independent voters have soured on the Democrats is prompting a debate among party officials about what rhetorical and substantive changes are needed to halt the damage.

  • Opposing Views100 Things Global Warming is ‘Allegedly’ Causing

Late for a party? Miss a meeting? Forget to pay your rent? Blame climate change; everyone else is doing it. From an increase in severe acne to all societal collapses since the beginning of time, just about everything gone wrong in the world today can be attributed to climate change. Here’s a list of 100 storylines blaming climate change as the problem.