D.C. Council member wants to raise D.C. gas tax to pay for Metro--despite poor service, federal, local money pledges
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Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Former Rolling Stone’s child lover says raise the age of consent, Bisexual men sue gay group, claim bias, Take the painkiller and go home.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, dodged questions from reporters about his party's close ties to Wall Street, while he attacked the GOP for the Republicans' Wall Street connections.
Allee Bautsch, a Louisiana GOP fundraiser for Gov. Bobby Jindal, was released from the hospital today. She and her boyfriend Joseph Brown endured an April 9 brutal attack by individuals outside of Brennan's, a restaurant in New Orleans' French Quarter. Mr. Jindal's office released a statement today announcing Ms. Bautsch's release from the hospital.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Unexpected unemployment chart of the day, Extra tax refunds giving consumers a short-term boos, New 'Jews for Palin' group takes aim at Obama.
Australia's Herald Sun reports our first president of the United States George Washington has a late book fee at the New York Library that became as massive as $300,00.
Sen. Barbara Boxer told supporters this weekend to get as excited as the "tea party people are."
Former Governor of New York Republican George Pataki could be eyeing a run for 2012. A New York GOP insider told me today that Mr. Pataki seems to be considering a presidential run.
In another example of the left projecting their issues on to conservatives comes the latest report about the brutal attack on a Louisiana Republican fundraiser and her boyfriend outside a fundraising event where Louisiana's Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal was in attendance.
Voluntary charity is a solid American virtue, but the conditions of who is helped, when and how should not be dictated by government. If government provides food for a family, which Americans believe is proper if others do not step up, it should come from existing government funds, not from an increase in taxes. Americans believe government is already encroaching too much on activities best left to individual citizens and voluntary organizations.
Apparently university administrators are so busy fighting global warming that they can’t take the time to read the Climategate e-mails that show that the science behind the theory is corrupt.
A Washington D.C. tea party rally on April 15 took place in Freedom Plaza. Another tea party protest was held nearby in front of the Washington Memorial. Below are a few videos of activists and curious liberals engaging tea party protesters
MIAMI (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's amused by the anti-tax tea party protests that have been taking place around Tax Day. Obama told a fundraiser in Miami on Thursday that he's cut taxes, contrary to claims of protesters. He says he's been a little amused over the past couple of days when people at the rallies complained about taxes. Quoting the president: "You would think they'd be saying thank you."
Young conservatives are using the President Barack Obama's many communication, outreach, and organizing strategies to get young voters on the right fired up and involved. The Iowa Dream Project is a solid example of what conservatives in every state should do to, if they want their voices heard.
Today's Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: AP admits Rep. Heath Shuler did not hear Tea Party racial slurs, The 'crash' that burned, No time behind bars for Imam in NYC subway-plot.