Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: The security around the 9/11 terror trial is being questioned, the Obama administration's focus on health care reform has distracted the White House and its allies from the country's unemployment problem, and conservatives are demanding an investigation of SEIU president Andrew Stern.
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A little used prison in Thomson, Ill., located 150 miles west of Chicago, is emerging as the favorite setting to house suspected terrorists currently held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Proponents say the prison would reportedly bring thousands of jobs to Thomson, Ill., where the prison is located, while opponents say the security risk is far too great.
Not surprisingly, the American Medical Association took umbrage to our recent editorial of titled "A proud legacy trashed."
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was never mirandized, New York has Senator Schumer to thank for the NYC terror trials, and the CDC Task Force says that sex-ed is better than abstinence but won’t release full data to the public.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: A British politician believes his countrymen should be given a personal carbon allowance, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Ct.) falls behind possible challengers for 2010, and Sen. Harry Reid might have to think about packing up his office in Washington as well.
Senator Linsey Graham (R - S.C.) was censured by an executive Republican Party committee in Charleston County on Monday for his support of legislation Republicans on Capitol Hill have generally fought against.
Opening remarks in the criminal theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, a Democrat, delivered Thursday.
New York’s 23rd Congressional District race supposedly concluded last week when conservative candidate Doug Hoffman conceded the race to Democrat Bill Owens, when the Hoffman campaign was told it was down 5,335 votes with 93% of all the county precinct votes tallied. However, the Post Standard, a local paper in Syracuse, is reporting that after recanvassing of all the ballots, NY-23’s race has tightened even further.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Recanvassing shows that the NY-23 race has tightened even after Bill Owens was sworn in, Medical marijuana gets support from the American Medical Association, and Sen. Jack Reed (D - RI) manages to find constitutionality in the health care mandate.
Pfizer recently announced it plans to vacate its research and development facility in New London, Connecticut and move to nearby Groton. The Hartford Courant reports that the pending loss of Pfizer's headquarters, "could also complicate New London's effort to redevelop the Fort Trumbull area... "
Republican Governor Jodi Rell announced that she will not seek reelection when her term expires in 2010. Rell has enjoyed relatively high poll numbers during her term, even through state budget difficulties. Her decision has sent the state's GOP scrambling to find a candidate with enough name recognition to win the office in a laergely Democratic state.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: UPS is trying to get FEDEX reclassified under federal law, Pro-Abortion House Dems solidify opposition to the conference report with the Stupak amendment, the Constitutional contempt of the health care mandate.
Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao may become synonym on Capitol Hill for "lonely vote." During the narrow passage of the House's healthcare reform bill on Saturday, Cao was the only House Republican to vote in favor of the bill.
David Frum nails it today. A favorite target of conservatives (including myself at one point), Mr. Frum gets it right on his blog post about how our tip-toeing around the issue of racial pro-filing resulted in the Fort Hood disaster.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: New York Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava resigned from her leadership post, Joe Biden is the unknown vice president, and Chris Matthews cannot figure out why contacting terrorists would be considered a crime.