The Washington Times - July 2, 2010, 12:37PM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: House Democrats ‘deem’ faux $1.1 trillion budget ‘as passed’, After Senate Committee hearings, pro-lifers say reject pro-abortion Elena Kagan,Oakland braces for possible riots as verdict approaches.

  • Human EventsHouse Democrats ‘deem’ faux $1.1 trillion budget ‘as passed’
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Last night, as part of a procedural vote on the emergency war supplemental bill, House Democrats attached a document that “deemed as passed” a non-existent $1.12 trillion budget. The execution of the “deeming” document allows Democrats to start spending money for Fiscal Year 2011 without the pesky constraints of a budget.


  • Life NewsAfter Senate Committee hearings, pro-lifers say reject pro-abortion Elena Kagan
 Now that the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of pro-abortion Supreme Court selection Elena Kagan have concluded, pro-life organizations say the panel should reject Kagan’s nomination. They say she has been exposed as a hardcore pro-abortion activist.

CNN: Oakland braces for possible riots as verdict approaches
Police are bracing for riots in Oakland, California as a verdict nears in a racially-charged murder trial of a white former police officer accused of killing an unarmed black man.