The Washington Times - February 9, 2010, 10:25AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: First Lady: President Obama has had a “phenomenal first year, Nelson to support filibuster on Becker, and Econuts now insist third-hand smoke is bad for you.


In an interview broadcast Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” she said getting things accomplished in heavily politicized Washington is “a constant struggle.”
  • Hot Air:  Nelson to support filibuster on Becker
One of the holds involved Craig Becker, the nominee for the National Labor Relations Board, opposed by Republicans for his strong ties to the unions and the suspicion that Becker might try to push the limits on behalf of Big Labor.
Gateway Pundit: Econuts now insist third-hand smoke is bad for you
You know smoking is bad for you. You know inhaling someone else’s smoke is bad for you. Now a US study says third-hand smoke — tobacco residue clinging to surfaces — is also bad for you.