Tuesday Evening news roundup
From Weather Channel – Hurricane Isaac made its first U.S. landfall along the southeastern Louisiana coast on Tuesday evening and will continue to move very slowly near the Louisiana coast into Wednesday. Since Isaac is moving at a snail’s pace, the hurricane will pound the northern Gulf Coast with storm surge flooding, heavy rainfall, strong winds and possible isolated tornadoes through Wednesday.
Some RNC drama: “Mitt Romney’s supporters passed new rules governing future primaries over the loud boos of Ron Paul supporters and other conservative activists who had objected to what they said was a power grab by the party’s establishment leaders.”
Good call: “A panel of federal judges threw out Texas redistricting plans Tuesday saying the state failed to show the new political lines would not discriminate against minorities under the Voting Rights Act.”
As if it weren’t bad enough that Romney used Ohio coalminers as a prop, those same workers were required to attend the campaign event and forced to give up a day’s pay.
Akin won’t shut up: “Rep. Todd Akin’s campaign says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is putting a petty personal grudge ahead of the party’s interest in winning the Missouri Senate seat.”
Senior Romney adviser Ron Kaufman said this morning that, as far as he’s concerned, the Republican presidential nominee “is the Tea Party movement.” I suspect Tea Partiers might disagree.
My friends at the Washington Monthly have released their 2012 College Rankings. I may be biased — I worked at the Monthly for four years, but I consider these rankings the only ones that matter.
The new photos from the Mars Curiosity Rover are truly extraordinary.
And for reasons I don’t understand, Bill O’Reilly has decided it’s his turn to take cheap shots at Sandra Fluke.