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5:50 AM ET, July 15, 2006


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Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
IDF confirms warship hit by explosive-laden UAV  —  A Hizbullah strike on an IDF warship off the Lebanese coast damaged the ship severely, The IDF confirmed to The Jerusalem Post late Friday.  —  Earlier reports disagreed regarding the extent of the damage, with the IDF initially reporting that the ship was largely unharmed.
Laura Rozen / American Prospect:
The Rules of the Game  —  An American mediator with Hezbollah interprets the signals from Tel Aviv and the Lebanese militia group.  —  Mark Perry is co-director of the Conflicts Forum, a Beirut-based nongovernmental organization that has, over the past three years, put former senior American …
Agence France Presse:
US, major allies differ in response to Israeli attack  —  Major US allies condemned the ferocity of Israel's military attack on Lebanon, revealing a clear split with Washington's moderate call for restraint.  —  Cries of alarm mounted worldwide after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered armed forces …
Bill Roggio / Counterterrorism Blog:
The War Widens, Hezbollah Strikes Egyptian, Israeli Ships with UAVs  —  The conflict between Israel and Hezbollah has escalated, as Hezbollah has conducted two sea strikes against an Israeli warship and an Egyptian civilian ship, possibly a cruise liner.  While initial reports are stating …
Anthony Shadid / Washington Post:
Israel, Hezbollah Vow Wider War  —  At Least 66 Dead in Lebanon; Militia Strikes Warship at Sea  —  BEIRUT, July 15 — The leader of Hezbollah promised an all-out war Friday after Israeli warplanes attacked his residence and Hezbollah's main headquarters in an apparent assassination attempt …
Nasrallah vows to strike south of Haifa, says Israel chose 'all-out war'
Josef Federman / Associated Press:
Israel Says Hezbollah Drone Damages Warship
Discussion: Defense Tech and Pajamas Media
Pamela Geller Oshry / Atlas Shrugs:
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and protein wisdom
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Taking A Stroll Through The Garden Of Half-Truths  —  I've had a chance to review the lawsuit filed on behalf of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson, and it has an amusing take on reality that I heartily recommend to all interested parties.  Quite frankly, the defense will have a delightful time if this ever gets to court.
Associated Press:   Former CIA officer: Cheney, Rove engaged in 'whispering campaign'
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:   Valerie Plame Wilson, Ready for Her Close-Up
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
About Those Poison Pills...  UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
It's Our War  —  WHY IS THIS ARAB-ISRAELI WAR different from all other Arab-Israeli wars?  Because it's not an Arab-Israeli war.  Most of Israel's traditional Arab enemies have checked out of the current conflict.  The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are, to say the least …
Washington Post:
The Mideast Erupts  —  Israel is entitled to retaliate.  And then what?  —  WHEN ISRAEL withdrew its troops from southern Lebanon in 2000 after more than two decades of occupation, it also issued a warning: Any cross-border provocations by Hezbollah, the militant Shiite group, would elicit a severe military response.
Associated Press:
Olmert: Operation will stop when Hizbullah disarms
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Walter Pincus /
Fighting back against the PR presidency  —  The Summer 2006 issue of Nieman Reports is about 'Reflections on Courage.' Veteran Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus thinks that Washington editors and reporters should be brave enough not to cover any statements made by the president …
Stabbed in the Back!  —  The past and future of a right-wing myth … —Hagen to Siegfried  —  Die Götterdämmerung  —  Every state must have its enemies.  Great powers must have especially monstrous foes.  Above all, these foes must arise from within, for national pride does …
Lieberman has $4.3 million for re-election bid  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, facing a strong Democratic primary challenge, said Friday he has nearly $4.3 million cash on hand for his re-election campaign.  —  Lieberman raised $1.3 million in the three-month period ending June 30 …
Brad / The BRAD BLOG:
BREAKING: DNC'S VOTING RIGHTS INSTITUTE ISSUES STATEMENT CALLING FOR 'MANUAL COUNT' OF ALL BALLOTS IN BUSBY/BILBRAY ELECTION!  —  Filed by Brad Friedman from San Diego...  In a harshly worded statement, the DNC's Voting Rights Institute has issued a statement condemning the administration …
Greg Moore / The Democratic Party:
DNC Voting Rights Institute on CA-50 Special Election
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Associated Press:
Uproar Leads Democrats to Pull Flag-Draped Casket Ad  —  ROCK HILL, S.C. — Democrats pulled an Internet ad that showed flag-draped coffins Friday after Republicans and at least two Democrats demanded it be taken down on grounds the image was insensitive and not fit for a political commercial.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
John W. Dean / Boston Globe:
Triumph of the authoritarians  —  CONTEMPORARY CONSERVATISM and its influence on the Republican Party was, until recently, a mystery to me.  The practitioners' bludgeoning style of politics, their self-serving manipulation of the political processes, and their policies that focus narrowly …
Val Prieto / Babalu Blog:
The persistence of [time] rumors.  —  We're going on day four of the latest fidel castro is dead rumors.  Here are a couple more uncorroborated reports and speculations:  — Hugo Chavez supposedly took an "urgent flight" to Cuba yesterday afternoon along with other high ranking Cuban officials.
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Susan Schmidt / Washington Post:
Abramoff Lobbying of White House Probed
Discussion: MyDD and Bring it On!
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Radical Shiite Cleric Hints at Militia Attacks to Protest Israel's Actions
Sweetness & Light:
AP Skews Another Poll To Say GOP Will Lose Congress
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:
The Eternal Hope  —  The expectation that the American Jewish voter …
Kevin / LA Observed:
News-Press reporters unionize, confront publisher
Discussion: Poynter Online and Matt Welch
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
A Sluggish 2nd Quarter for Newspaper Industry
Janny Scott / New York Times:
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Marc Caputo / Miami Herald:
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