There’s a massive (70 meters wide), man-made circular structure, between 2,000 and 12,000 years old, at the bottom of the Sea of Galilee . And nautical archeologists are trying to raise the hundreds of thousands of dollars it will take to go down and find out what it is.
More updates here.
King5.com: “Washington State Patrol confirms an I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed and at least two cars with people inside are in the water.”
Here’s the twitter feed of a local reporter covering the story.
10:34 PM: Here’s an image of what is identified by Bridgehunter.com as I-5 Skagit River Bridge. I want to stress. I’ve linked to this image based on what appears to be the correct bridge based on available news reports. Keep that caveat in mind. (On the link above, note the less than desirable inspection ratings for the bridge.)
10:41 PM: Here’s an image of the actual collapse. Appears to be same bridge as above.
As you know, TPM has aggressively covered the ‘voter fraud’ and vote suppression beat for years. Actually, the first time I dedicated a big part of the site to one such story was in 2002 - as part of Tim Johnson’s senate reelection campaign in South Dakota. (There was a Deputy Campaign Manager or Spokesman on the campaign by the name of Dan Pfeiffer.) So more than ten years. I want to flag something that came out of Ohio today. It’s a big deal though I doubt it will get much notice. And special thanks to longtime TPM Reader EH for flagging it to my attention.
One of the big threads of the 2012 national election was the big efforts by Republican legislatures, governors and secretaries of state to push voter suppression efforts - whether it was voter ID or curtailing early voting or whatever else. Even if you’re on the other side of this argument - though it’s hard to consider it much of an argument - Republicans were in control in a lot of critical swing states and went for the rafters in their fight against ‘vote fraud’. And at the center of that was Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.Read More →
Who could have imagined that a Senator who came into office on a commercial morphing his opponent into Osama bin Laden would declare Obama speech a victory for terrorists.
TPM reporter tags along on subway ride with Anthony Weiner, helpfully spills water on voter Weiner is trying to court.Read More →
A friends who’s a member in good standing of the DC scandal bar chimes in on his take on the IRS scandal …
Here’s how I see the IRS scandal at present. The biggest problem is that no one really knows the facts. Russell George is a nice and honest guy, but any IG who would let a supervisor sit in all the interviews w/her subordinates isn’t really ready for prime time. He also probably didn’t do a world class job on email review etc.Read More →
Maine’s Tea Party Gov. is moving out of the State House over an argument about a flat screen TV.
NY Gov. Cuomo: “Shame on us,” if New Yorkers elect Anthony Weiner Mayor.
RNC Chair Priebus: You don’t plead the fifth if you’re innocent. Watch.
A TPM reader checks in from the Boy Scouts of America’s national meeting in Texas, where the national council will vote today on whether to lift the ban on gay scouts:Read More →
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