Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Obama’s disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit, How ‘soaking the rich’ clobbers you, Gregoire seeks attorney to fight lawsuit backed by McKenna.
- Washington Post: Obama’s disregard for media reaches new heights at nuclear summit
Reporters, even those on the White House beat for two decades, said these were the most restricted such meetings they had ever seen. They complained to both the administration and White House Correspondents’ Association, which will discuss the matter Thursday with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
- NY Post: How ‘soaking the rich’ clobbers you
Just a decade ago, two-thirds of American tax filers still paid into the tax system. But both Democrats and Republicans have spent the last quarter-century inventing and expanding all kinds of voter-friendly tax breaks. Easy-to-use tax software has helped people get every dollar — something that was once less common, because it simply wasn’t worth the bother.
Seattle Times: Gregoire seeks attorney to fight lawsuit backed by McKenna
Gov. Chris Gregoire is demanding her own attorney to fight a lawsuit supported by Attorney General Rob McKenna challenging a key provision of the health-care overhaul passed by Congress.