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Water Cooler Archive: March 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: 43% have less than $10k for retirement...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: 43% have less than $10k for retirement,How the Labor Dept. finessed the jobs report, and 66% of Independents say Obama is to their left. Published March 9 2010

  • State legislatures fight back against Obamacare

    States across the country are beginning to take steps in the chance that the Democrats' health care legislation indeed becomes a reality. Published March 8 2010

  • Conyers bribery scandal sentencing

    Democratic congressman John Conyers' wife, Monica, former president of the Detroit city council, is set to be sentenced on Wednesday. There are reports the prosecutors are asking for four years or more in the slam. Published March 8 2010

  • Massa to resign on schedule

    CQ Politics is reporting Rep. Eric Massa (D - NY) will resign as originally scheduled. Published March 8 2010

  • PC(USA) releases part one of Israel-bashing report

    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is set to release likely anti-Israel recommendations for Middle East action  Published March 8 2010

  • Will Massa rescind resignation?

    Roll Call is reporting that disgraced Congressman Eric Massa (D - NY) who was scheduled to resign from office to day at 5 PM is "hinting" that he could rescind his scheduled resignation today. Published March 8 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Eric Massa slams Democrat leaders for ethics probe,Obama's Mid East horror show, and Massa attack. Published March 8 2010

  • Danny Glover: Boycott Hugo Boss at the Oscars

    Be on the look out for any Oscar attendees in Hugo Boss wear. Danny Glover is looking for them. The U.K. Telegragh is reporting Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover is up to his usual left-wing activism and calling on his fellow actors on the red carpet tonight to pins on their lapels reading "Keep the Hugo Boss Plant Open." Published March 7 2010

  • CBS: U.S.-born al Qaeda arrest news incorrect

    American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn was reported captured by Pakistani authorities, according to a breaking news report from the NY Daily News, but new reports are saying this may not be true.  Published March 7 2010

  • (Video) Romney: I only changed my mind on abortion

    Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke with Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace this weekend about 2012 presidential possibilities and Mr. Romney's views on abortion and same-sex marriage, which many have said he has flip-flopped on. Published March 7 2010

  • Hatch: Dems may push smaller health care bill through reconciliation

    On a bloggers conference call this afternoon Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah expressed his concern that Democratic leadership will manipulate parliamentary procedure and try to push through a smaller version of the health care bill through parliamentary rule manipulation and reconciliation. Published March 5 2010

  • Dishonest Alliance for Human Research Protection

    Today the Alliance for Human Research Protection deceived the members of its email list. Their email blast criticized The Washington Times for running an oped by a doctor who is a convicted felon. Fair criticism. If we had known, we wouldn't have run it. It isn't likely that we will run op-eds by the American Council on Science and Health in the future. Published March 5 2010

  • A note to readers

    On March, 4 2010, The Washington Times ran an oped by Dr. Gilbert Ross, medical director of the American Council on Science and Health, entitled "When senators play doctor." Dr. Ross has written for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Times previously. Dr. Ross did not disclose to the Times that he had been convicted of Medicaid fraud and, for a period of years, lost his license to practice medicine. Had the Times known these facts, we would not have run the article. Published March 5 2010

  • Mid-term campaign weekly round-up: March 5, 2010

    Mid-term election season is well under way, and 2010 is likely to be a remarkable year for a number of statewide elections with challengers taking on incumbents sitting in Capitol Hill offices and Governor seats across the country. The Water Cooler will begin a weekly round-up of some these races and other stories relating to the elections happening around the nation, so be sure to stop by and check out who may be running for office in your state. Since so much scandal from Capitol Hill to Albany is coming from New York lawmakers this week, let's take a look at some challengers who are already mounting campaigns in the Empire state. Published March 5 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Black leaders say Paterson should stay in office...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Black leaders say Paterson should stay in office,Rahm Emanuel is dead. he just hasn’t been told yet, and Religious left rallies for Obamacare’s final stand. Published March 5 2010

  • UPDATE: Paterson communications director resigns

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting New Governor David Paterson's staff will hold an emergency meeting today. The embattled governor is fighting pressure to resign from office after a story broke that he and state troopers allegedly tried to influence testimony of a witness in a domestic violence dispute involving a top aide, David Johnson. Published March 4 2010

  • Pence introduces constitutional amendment to limit spending

    Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, joined Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, in introducing a Spending Limit Amendment to the U.S. Constitution yesterday. Published March 4 2010

  • Off the beaten path online: Hoyer knew of Massa allegations...

    Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Hoyer knew of Massa allegations, Dems at risk of decades in desert, and Obama's malignant narcissism Published March 4 2010

  • Video: CNN's Rick Sanchez calls states' rights a 'racist term'

    Here is brilliance coming from CNN's Rick Sanchez who discussed the Texas GOP governor's primary last night and described Texas Governor Rick Perry's stance on states' rights as "racist."  It called the Tenth Amendment of our Constitution, Mr.Sanchez. Published March 3 2010

  • The Kremlin: Erdogan's role model?

    Erdogan appears to be following in Putin's thuggish footsteps.  Published March 3 2010