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Water Cooler Archive: June 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Issa to Holder - 'You are not a good witness'

    Congressman Darrell Issa, California Republican and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, joined fellow judiciary committee members on Thursday during a hearing to question Attorney General Eric Holder on a range of issues. Mr. Issa, grilled AG Holder over failing to comply with the subpoena his own Oversight Committee sent the Justice Department regarding the thousands of documents relating to the botched ATF gun walking operation known as Fast & Furious. Published June 7 2012

  • PICKET: Chambliss demands DOJ inquiry into 'SWAT-ting' incidents against bloggers

    Senator Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday demanding an investigation into the recent “SWAT-ting” incidents of conservative bloggers. Published June 6 2012

  • PICKET: Report - Woman slaps Mayor Barrett for conceding too early

    Mayor Tom Barrett's concession speech, following his loss to Republican Governor Scott Walker, did not make one local Wisconsin woman happy with the Milwaukee Democrat. According to WISN 12 News, a woman "slapped" Mayor Barrett for conceding the Gubernatorial recall race too early. Published June 6 2012

  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Liberals attempt to explain away Walker WI win

    Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in American history on Tuesday night to survive a recall election. The gubernatorial recall, pushed by unions and other left-wing progressives, was originally touted as something Democrats could count on winning by their own allies. In fact, many believed this would demonstrate how effective the unions could be for the Barack Obama campaign this year. Published June 6 2012

  • PICKET: Talk of recount permeates WI recall race

    The Wisconsin Gubernatorial recall election could very well mimic results seen two years ago when Republican Scott Walker won the governor's office. According to the Associated Press, Governor Walker defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by five points and sources are telling the Drudge Report that the rematch today between the two men could produce similar results. A recount would be triggered if one of the two leads by one half of a percentage point of less. Published June 5 2012

  • GREEN: Occupy DC meets U.S. marshals in controversial eviction

    Occupy DC and U.S. marshals clashed today at a residence in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Marshals were executing an eviction ordered by the DC Superior Court. Members of the Occupy movement locked arms and legs and blocked the path of law enforcement with the intention of forcing the cops to physically remove them from the property. Published June 5 2012

  • PICKET: WI AG warns voter fraud can be 'easily' committed in badger state

    Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, spoke with Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren on Monday about maintaining integrity in the voting process when people go to cast their votes today during Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall. Published June 5 2012

  • PICKET: Bloomberg says nay to Coke but yea to pot

    The New York Times is reporting New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo will propose on Monday to state legislators in Albany to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Published June 4 2012

  • PICKET: DOJ to monitor Wisconsin recall election

    The Justice Department will be monitoring polling activities in Milwaukee during the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday. Published June 4 2012

  • PICKET- Gallup reports majority of Americans 'dissatisfied' with opportunities in next generation

    A Gallup posted a new poll (USA Today/Gallup) on Monday showing six in ten Americans are "dissatisfied" with the opportunities available to them in the next generation. Gallup points out that both older and younger Americans responded negatively to this question. Published June 4 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Trumka laughs off idea of Walker win

    The Washington Times affiliated radio program America's Morning News (AMN) received a hearty laugh from AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka in mid May, when he was asked if a victory in Wisconsin for Republican Governor Scott Walker against Democrat Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday, during the recall election, meant the labor union leader would consider resigning. Published June 4 2012

  • PICKET: (VIDEO) Axelrod on WI recall - Dems have 'army of lawyers' in WI 'ready to protect' vote

    David Axelrod, Obama campaign 2012 strategist, spoke with reporters on Sunday about the Walker recall election in Wisconsin and told the Washington Times affiliated radio program America's Morning News, "We're well represented in Wisconsin." Published June 4 2012

  • PICKET: Poll - Romney seen as more 'mainstream' than Obama

    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is seen as more 'mainstream' than President Barack Obama. Published June 3 2012

  • PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's

    The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman. Published June 1 2012