Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Unwelcome spotlight falls on Obama chief of staff, What is “reconciliation” and why is it a threat?, High court to hear Gitmo leak appeal of O-4
- AP: Unwelcome spotlight falls on Obama chief of staff
No-drama Obama was bound to get fireworks when he chose the expletive-spewing, hotheaded, never-at-rest Rahm Emanuel to be his White House chief of staff. The only questions were when — and how big.
- Human Events: What is ‘reconciliation’ and why is it a threat?
During last week’s health summit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid uttered a remarkably dishonest and, in retrospect, ironic statement, claiming that “nobody is talking about reconciliation” to pass the health bill.
AP: High court to hear Gitmo leak appeal of O-4
A Navy lawyer sentenced to six months behind bars for sending the names of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a human-rights attorney is set to appeal his conviction to the U.S. military’s highest court.