The Washington Times - March 18, 2010, 10:49AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Republicans ‘pissed’ they weren’t given CBO numbers,  Senator ‘Smiley’ Franken pulls no punches, honors memory of Irish PM’s mother — while she’s alive

  • The Hill: Republicans ‘pissed’ they weren’t given CBO numbers

Republicans are “pissed” Thursday about not having been provided with a copy of the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimate of the healthcare bill. 

  • MSNBC: Senator ‘Smiley’ Franken pulls no punches
Without humor to soften his acute observations, Franken’s naked sarcasm, short fuse and sense of showmanship ran amok, leading to public blowups with Republicans, private grievances among Democrats and attacks on senior Obama administration officials.
Fox News:  Biden slips, honors memory of Irish PM’s mother — while she’s alive
Vice President Biden added to his lengthy list of gaffes Wednesday when he took a moment to honor the memory of the Irish prime minister’s mother — a woman who’s very much alive.