The Washington Times - January 1, 2010, 08:22AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: ‘Call off the dogs’, How did Obama fare in 2009? Don’t ask an Obamaniac!, and War? What war?

  • Politico: Ben Nelson to Henry McMaster: ‘Call off the dogs’
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) reached out Thursday evening to South Carolina GOP Attorney General Henry McMaster, the leader of a group of 13 Republican state attorneys general who are threatening to file suit against the Senate health care bill, and urged him to forgo any legal action, POLITICO has learned.
  • Vocal Minority How did Obama fare in 2009? Don’t ask an Obamaniac!
I also pointed out that I was far from the only one severely disappointed with the current president and his administration. Obama’s approval rating teetered around 50% since mid-July and has stayed below that since mid-November. 
Townhall: War? What war?
Now, in a sneaky move made on Christmas Eve, Treasury lifted the $400 billion cap on borrowing by the two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), at least through 2012. So you, the taxpayer, are on the hook for their losses over that time — maybe longer.