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Water Cooler Archive: April 2011

  • Obama Beyond Pathetic on BP Response

    One year later, the Obama administration continues doing more harm than good in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. Published April 20 2011

  • (video) Left wing DC activist to TWT: 'Drop dead'

    During a press conference last Thursday held by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray regarding his opposition to Congress's re-authorization of DC's school voucher program, an anti-school voucher activist became angry with me over questions I asked Mr. Gray. The re-authorization of the D.C Opportunity Scholarship Program is designed to happen through Congress's recent budget dealings. Published April 19 2011

  • "Next Year in al Quds"

    What do Passover and the Arab uprisings have in common? Everything, according to President Obama. Published April 19 2011

  • Duke lacrosse accuser charged with murder

    The Associated Press is reporting that Crystal Mangum, the stripper who falsely accused three players on the Duke men's lacrosse team in 2006 of rape, is being indicted on a murder charge. Published April 18 2011

  • RSC: Automatic tax increases if Congress allows Bush tax cuts to lapse

    The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released information on this Tax Day illustrating what the American tax payer can expect in terms of possible tax increases if the Bush tax cuts are not made permanent. The RSC also provided interesting new data on the U.S. tax code. Published April 18 2011

  • Boehner: DOJ funds should be cut to pay for DOMA defense

    Speaker Boehner today sent Minority Leader Pelosi the attached letter asking her to support a redirection of funds from the Department of Justice to support the House’s defense of the Defense of Marriage Act. Published April 18 2011

  • Report - 'London Taliban': 'Wear a headscarf or we will kill you'

    The UK's Daily Mail is reporting a disturbing story coming out of London about Islamic extremists who are threatening citizens with violence and death for not following sharia law. Published April 18 2011

  • Tornadoes in Southeast kill at least 45 and wreck hundreds of buildings, President Obama plays golf

    While the North Carolina governor and others make tours of the wreckage from the weekend, the president hit the links Published April 18 2011

  • Vandals break into Wis. office, steal petitions to recall Dem senator

    It was announced on Friday that activists gathered enough signatures to recall Wisconsin Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen. However, a mysterious break-in occurred at an office that held the the recall petitions for the Wisconsin Democratic politician. Published April 17 2011

  • (video) Leftists go nuts in Madison during Palin speech

    Wisconsin liberals protested former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend. Published April 17 2011

  • Where are Crystal Mangum's liberal supporters now?

    Being held on a $300,000 secured bond, 2006 Duke Lacrosse rape accuser Crystal Mangum sits in a Durham County jail cell after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The man Ms. Mangum allegedly stabbed on April 3 died of his injuries on Wednesday. The charges against Ms. Mangum have yet to be upgraded to murder. Published April 15 2011

  • Obama's twisted definition of fiscal responsibility

    President Barack Obama’s speech at George Washington University last week partially blamed George W. Bush’s prescription drug plan for the budget crisis. At the same time he expressed outrage at the Republicans who wish to downscale his own health care plan. Published April 15 2011

  • Ryan on Obama budget plan: The president is 'poisoning the wells'

    Congressman Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and architect of the GOP budget proposal, responded to President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday afternoon and called it a "political broadside from our campaigner-in-chief." He continued, "Now he wants to delegate leadership, yet again, to a new commission?" Published April 13 2011

  • Text of Obama's budget speech

    President Barack Obama, speaking from George Washington University on Wednesday afternoon, presented his budget plan to the country. Below is the full text of his speech Published April 13 2011

  • Rep.Sanchez mocks GOP freshmen lawmakers as dumb

    Representative Loretta Sanchez, California Democrat, joined liberal talk radio host Stephanie Miller on Wednesday morning and both women laughed it up when Ms. Sanchez described meeting freshmen GOP lawmakers for the first time. The conversation quickly evolved into calling new conservative lawmakers dumb and racist. Published April 13 2011

  • Prosser tells Kloppenburg: It's time you throw in the towel

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court race is getting to the point of ridiculousness. Though Assistant Attorney General Prosser felt perfectly comfortable to declare victory after leading by a little over 200 votes, she refuses to concede the state wide race after it was discovered she was actually 7,300 votes behind Justice David Prosser. Published April 13 2011

  • School choice returns to D.C.

    Understandably, a number of conservatives are not happy with the current budget deal Speaker of the House John Boehner, Ohio Republican, agreed to with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and President Obama late last week on Friday, but one good thing that Mr. Boehner did stand tough on through the budget dealings was bringing back the D.C. school choice program. Published April 11 2011

  • (video) White House's Plouffe ignores questions on 'kill team'

    The Obama administration remains silent on what’s being called the Afghanistan “kill team.” Senior advisor to President Barack Obama, David Plouffe, ignored a question from the Washington Times on Sunday about what exactly is the president’s response to recent developments to the Afghanistan kill team story. Published April 11 2011

  • Koran Burned in Iran (video)

    In this video from the Islamic Republic of Iran two dissidents make a Koran go up in flames, saying "Viva freedom!" Published April 11 2011

  • Sen. Sessions calls Obama budget 'Irresponsible'

    Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, released a statement on Sunday afternoon in response to President Barack Obama's spending plan. The Alabama senator called it the "most irresponsible spending plan any president ever put forward." Published April 10 2011