The Washington Times - September 2, 2010, 09:11AM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Tax dollars for Muslims, Olbermann sarcastically ‘thanks’ Bush for starting troop withdrawal, Joe Miller’s upset win spurs tea party challenge to GOP.


The Obama Administration reportedly held a special workshop this week to help leaders of controversial Muslim groups acquire “direct access” to taxpayer funding for their activities. 
  • Newsbusters: Olbermann sarcastically ‘thanks’ Bush for starting troop withdrawal
On Wednesday’s Countdown show, responding to conservatives who wanted President Obama to give more credit to President Bush for apparent successes in Iraq, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann sarcastically thanked the former President and charged that the war in Iraq was Bush’s “false war.” He went on to claim that, “The neocons lied about Iraq to get us in there.”
  • NewsmaxJoe Miller’s upset win spurs tea party challenge to GOP
It wasn’t long ago tea party leaders worried about a GOP takeover. But after Joe Miller’s stunning win over GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska, sources now say the Republican establishment is concerned about a grass-roots movement whose power has expanded so rapidly that it now threatens the party’s political hegemony. 

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