Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: AP admits Rep. Heath Shuler did not hear Tea Party racial slurs, The ‘crash’ that burned, No time behind bars for Imam in NYC subway-plot.
- Newsbusters: AP admits Rep. Heath Shuler did not hear Tea Party racial slurs
Rep. Heath Shuler is denying a report that he heard racial slurs yelled from a crowd of angry health care protesters outside the U.S. Capitol.
Our tipsy medical administrative assistant in Chicago aside, it appears that tea party crashers simply aren’t showing up in the numbers that Democrats hoped for … or for that matter, showing up as anything resembling competent crashers at all.
Associated Press: No time behind bars for Imam in NYC subway-plot
An Afghanistan-born imam who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against New York City subway stations will not go to prison but must leave the country within 90 days, a judge ruled Thursday.