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Water Cooler Archive: January 2010

  • 2008 Flashback: Obama belittles McCain's call for spending freeze

    Courtesy of Naked Emperor News and Breitbart.com, a video clip from the 2008 presidential campaign shows then-Senator Barack Obama (D - IL) excoriating Senator John McCain (R - AZ) over suggesting a spending freeze. Reports on Monday, revealed that President Obama is calling for a three year freeze of non-security federal spending. Published January 26 2010

  • 'Protest votes' may hurt Bernanke confirmation

    The Senator from Illinois also noted that while some Senate Democrats are thinking of casting "protest" votes against the Chairman Bernanke, Senator Durbin stressed that there were other ways to show the country that the party cares about the dismal economic circumstances the nation is in. Published January 25 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: The 1994 nightmare...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The 1994 nightmare, Pro-life group struggles to find place on liberal campus, and Men are back. Published January 25 2010

  • Compare Obama's teleprompters in the classroom moment with 2006 Bush school visit

    President Barack Obama visited a sixth grade classroom in Falls Church, Virginia. What is particularly odd is Mr. Obama brought two teleprompters into the classroom along with the podium with the Presidential seal (video below) The White House describes the event of 30 sixth graders who were Mr. Obama's audience. Compare this video to the photo of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush visiting a grade schol classroom in 2006. Published January 24 2010

  • Ed Schultz (video): I told Robert Gibbs he's full of %*#@, and he's losing the base

    MSNBC's Ed Schultz went off on another rant yesterday at Minnesota Radio AM950 Blue State Bash. He went after not only conservatives like Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R - MN), and Sen. Jim DeMint (R - S.C.), he also attacked Sen. Joe Lieberman (I - CT) and Sen. Max Baucus (D - MT). At 4:33 in the video, he goes after White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Published January 24 2010

  • Israeli activists tell Rahm Emanuel to stay away from Kotel

    Reports from Israeli news outlets are reporting that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is being asked by right-wing activists to stay away from Kotel, when he arrives in Israel to celebrate his son's Bar Mitzvah. Published January 24 2010

  • NYC's top cop Ray Kelly on decision to have terror trials in NY: We were not consulted

    New York City's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the New York Young Republican Club on Thursday. Two hundred and fifty members of the organization were in attendance and mainly peppered the commissioner with questions regarding the upcoming 9/11 terror trials that are to be staged in lower Manhattan. Published January 23 2010

  • Pro-life advocates march on Washington

    March for Life 2010 makes it's way to Washington D.C. to mark the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade. Published January 22 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: White House caught in Democrats' crossfire...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: White House caught in Democrats' crossfire, Video-UK MEP blasts global warming as scam, and Democrats are Unsafe in any state. Published January 22 2010

  • McCain 'disappointed' with aspects of SCOTUS decision on campaign finance

    The Supreme Court on Thursday rolled back a number of fundamental provisions in the campaign finance reform legislation known as the 2002 McCain-Feingold law. The high court's 5-4 decision will allow unlimited corporate and union funds to finance their political advocacy projects. Published January 21 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Senate 2010: More shocks on the way...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Senate 2010 - More shocks on the way, Mass. delegation braces for GOP challenges, and Dems 'hysterical' as Obama retreats on health. Published January 21 2010

  • Louisiana lawmaker trying to make Obamacare illegal

     State Sen. A.G. Crowe plans to circulate a bill to make Obamacare illegal in Louisiana.  Published January 20 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Voters strongly oppose excise tax on ‘Cadillac’ health plans...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Voters strongly oppose excise tax on ‘Cadillac’ health plans, Swept off our feet, and Harry Reid promises to press ahead on health care. Published January 20 2010

  • Brown win, a blow to Obama, Specter, and other Dems

    Senator-elect Scott Brown (R-MA) pulled through an incredible and unthinkable victory tonight. Senator Arlen Specter (D - PA) loses the glow of being number sixty for the Democrats in the Senate. Published January 20 2010

  • The Massachusetts Miracle

    The message from the Bay State is clear -- stop!  Published January 20 2010

  • Coakley camp says tainted ballots with Brown vote being passed out, poll warden says voter error

    The Martha Coakley campaign has put out a release claiming ballots already marked with Scott Brown's name are being handed out. Before the Coakley camp released this information, I visited a polling precinct located at the Alexander Hamilton School in Brighton and the precinct warden told me about a similar circumstance, but he attributed it to voter error not a dirty campaign tactic Published January 19 2010

  • Audio- Ed Schultz doubles down: I'd vote 20 times during special Senate election

    Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer has a follow up on MSNBC's Ed Schultz's  desire for ballot stuffing today. Published January 19 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Winner may not be sworn in until February...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Winner may not be sworn in until February, Democrats' health care quest has soured, and Finger-pointing begins for Democratic insiders. Published January 19 2010

  • Video: Coakley dodges questions from media, hides behind labor

    After Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Monday, she quickly answered some questions from reporters but dodged issues regarding negative campaign tactics and reports that the White House is preparing for her loss on January 19. Published January 19 2010

  • Video - Chris Matthews: It looks like Brown 'by double digits'

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews appeared distraught this morning when he reported to Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski that Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos told him that Republican Scott Brown is leading Democrat Martha Coakley "by double digits"in all three "Bellweather areas" of Massachusetts. Published January 18 2010