The Washington Times - February 26, 2010, 07:57AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Charlie Rangel ruling puts Nancy Pelosi in a jam, Obama campaign arm focuses on talk radio, and Rep. Paul Ryan to Obama: ‘You’re not listening’ to the people.

  • Politico: Charlie Rangel ruling puts Nancy Pelosi in a jam
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The House ethics committee’s decision to admonish New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel over improper corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean leaves both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ethics committee itself facing some difficult questions.
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  • Politico:  Obama campaign arm focuses on talk radio
he Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America has quietly launched an initiative aimed at making Obama supporters’ voices heard on the largely conservative airwaves.
Breitbart.tv: Rep. Paul Ryan to Obama: ‘You’re not listening’ to the people
The president not that long ago ran on the theme of fiscal sobriety. During the 2008 campaign, he took advantage of the public anger over the Bush deficits that had climbed to an aggregate of $2.5 trillion over eight years. Now, though, he looks to trump Bush’s eight-year record of red ink in his first two years.