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3:50 AM ET, August 9, 2006

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Hartford Courant:
Lamont Leads Senate Race In Early Returns  —  Challenger Ned Lamont is holding onto a narrow lead with 80 percent of Connecticut's precincts reporting.  —  The Greenwich millionaire was leading incumbent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman by three and a half points, with Lamont garnering 51.75 percent …
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William Branigin / Washington Post:
Polls Close in Conn. Primary  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, his political future on the line in Connecticut's Democratic primary, stumped for votes today in last-minute campaigning to turn back the challenge of a political novice in a race that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.
Robert Tanner / Associated Press:
Lieberman trailing in Democratic primary  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term in Tuesday's primary, battling to overcome a political newcomer and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war.  —  With 81 percent of precincts reporting …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Electionblogging: Lieberman vs. Lamont, Johnson vs. McKinney (Drudge calls it for Lamont) (Lieberman concedes, will run as independent) (McKinney loses — and sings!)  (Video of speeches added)  —  I wasn't planning to open this thread for another three hours but Karol sent me something so sweet, I had to share before we got scooped.
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Lieberman to go indy  —  While this race isn't officially over, it's pretty much over.  Lieberman just announced that he is running as an independent.  —  I know Democrats in DC, including many of Lieberman's allies, are horrified at that possibility.  Lieberman will tell them all to f**k off.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Lieberman Concedes Connecticut Primary to Lamont  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman came close but was unable to pull off a miracle comeback against challenger Ned Lamont in today's Democratic primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent.  —  In an emotional speech to his supporters …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Referendum on Iraq Policy  —  The victory of Ned Lamont over Joseph I. Lieberman, a three-term senator and former vice presidential candidate, was a vivid demonstration of how the Iraq war is buffeting American politics and of the deep hostility toward President Bush among Democrats.
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Gateway Pundit:
New York Times Busted in Hezbollah Photo Fraud!  —  ** Dead Men Walking!  From the New York Times photo essay by Tyler Hicks on July 27, 2006 comes this unbelievable fraud!  —  Click photos to enlarge for detail- notice the shorts... and the hat!  —  Bizzyblog forwarded the "Dead Guy w/ no dust" …
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Slublog:
The Passion of the Toys - Updated
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Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Why Lieberman's site is down  —  Two posts down it's clear that Lieberman's website isn't suffering from a Denial of Service attack.  —  But now I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman's site went down.  —  They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB.
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Greg Sargent / electioncentral.tpmcafe.com:
CT-SEN: Lieberman Aide Acknowledges There's No Evidence Of Lamont Hacking  —  I just got off the phone with top Joe Lieberman adviser Dan Gerstein, and he acknowledged to me that the Lieberman camp doesn't have any evidence that the Lamont campaign — or Lamont supporters …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Johnson declares victory over McKinney  —  Henry C.  "Hank" Johnson declared victory about 11:05 p.m. in his campaign against U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney.  —  Johnson had 59 percent of the vote compared with 41 percent for McKinney, with 89 percent of precincts reporting.
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Errin Haines / Associated Press:
McKinney Loses Runoff for Georgia Seat
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Incumbents McKinney, Schwarz Fall in Primaries
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Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Media Manipulating the War News?  —  Reuters announced Sunday it was suspending its relationship with Adnan Hajj, a freelance photographer in Lebanon who had worked for the British news service since 1993, because he doctored a photograph on the aftermath of an Israeli air strike in south Beirut.
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Dan Mangan / New York Post:
VANISH IN BIG APPLE  —  Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday.  —  The students - who were traveling …
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Mike Allen / The Allen Report:
Exclusive: DeLay Leans Toward Standing Aside, Endorsing Write-In  —  Ever since the mugshot taken when he was booked on money laundering  —  charges, former Congressman Tom DeLay of Texas has been grinning through his court appearances and resignation speeches.
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Fox News:
U.S. - French Alliance at the U.N. Reportedly Crumbling  —  UNITED NATIONS — The French-American alliance at the United Nations over a Mideast cease-fire agreement is crumbling, sources tell FOX News.  —  The French U.N. delegation has joined with Arab nations and is now calling for a complete …
 
 
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