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6:00 PM ET, August 7, 2006


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Reuters withdraws all photos by Lebanese freelance  —  Source: Reuters  —  LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Reuters withdrew all 920 photographs by a freelance Lebanese photographer from its database on Monday after an urgent review of his work showed he had altered two images from the conflict between Israel and the armed group Hizbollah.
Reuters admits to more image manipulation  —  News organization withdraws photograph of Israeli fighter jet, admits image was doctored, fires photographer.  Reuters pledges 'tighter editing procedure for images of the Middle East conflict'  —  Yaakov Lappin
Eliana Johnson / New York Sun:
Reuters Yanks Doctored Photograph
Discussion: USS Neverdock and Hot Air
Redstate Network / Redstate:
Do You Know Who Will Win Tomorrows CT Senate Primary?  —  IF YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN TOMORROW'S DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL PRIMARY IN CONNECTICUT, YOU ARE ONE STEP AHEAD OF ME.  —  Tomorrow, all eyes will turn to Connecticut, to see if upstart candidate Ned Lamont can knock off former Vice …
Associated Press:
Lieberman shows signs cutting into Lamont lead, poll shows  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, fighting for his political survival, appears to be cutting into challenger Ned Lamont's lead the day before Connecticut's Democratic primary election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
New York Times:
Lieberman Explains His Stance on Iraq  —  Senator Joseph I. Lieberman directly confronted the anger roiling the Democratic Party over Iraq yesterday, making a last-ditch attempt to explain his support for the war and to win back doubting voters in Connecticut before the state primary election tomorrow.
Martin Peretz / Opinion Journal:
Lieberman  —  The "peace" Democrats are back.  It's a dream come true for Karl Rove.
Airstrike kills 40 says Lebanon PM  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Lebanon's prime minister said Monday an Israeli airstrike on the southern village of Houla left 40 people dead.  —  "An hour ago, there was a horrific massacre in the village of Houla in which more than 40 martyrs were victims …
Eric Heyl /
Ney drops out of fall race  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Entangled in the scandals involving former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, embattled U.S. Rep. Robert Ney is ending his re-election bid.  —  Although Ney had vowed to stay in the race even if he is indicted, the Ohio Republican decided last week to bow out.
Joe Danborn / ABCNEWS:
Senator: Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Jesselee / The Stakeholder:
OH-18: Down Goes Ney
Discussion: Swing State Project and MyDD
Brett Arends / Boston Herald:
Hatin' on Hillary: N.H. Dems lambaste Clinton  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. - Dick Bennett has been polling New Hampshire voters for 30 years.  And he's never seen anything like it.  —  "Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician."
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select Their Favorite People On The Right (2006 Edition)  —  Right Wing News emailed more than 225 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a list of whom they considered to be their "Favorite People On The Right."  Representatives from the following 51 blogs responded...
Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
Arab World Finds Icon in Leader of Hezbollah  —  The success or failure of any cease-fire in Lebanon will largely hinge on the opinion of one figure: Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah, who has seen his own aura and that of his party enhanced immeasurably by battling the Israeli Army for nearly four weeks.
Confederate Yankee:
Shaking the Dead  —  Not a PhotoShop, but quite obviously staged for Reuters cameraman Ali Hashisho's benefit, adding drama to the already dramatic picture of a hand protruding from the rubble.  Pay special attention to the section of concrete-reinforcing iron rebar just over the victim's hand.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Hot Air
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
Hizbullah UAV shot down off Haifa coast  —  F-16 fighter jets shot down a Hizbullah Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Monday night 10 kilometers off the coast of Acre.  A high-ranking IAF officer said that it was possible that the UAV was loaded with explosives and was on its way to crash into a sensitive installation in northern Israel.
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Number of Black Lobbyists Remains Shockingly Low  —  Robert G. Drummer has been a lobbyist for a long time.  He represents the American Moving and Storage Association and the City of Atlanta.  But one thing has not changed since he first left Capitol Hill as an aide in 1995 …
Scott Michels / US News:
For Gays, New Math  —  Rethinking tactics after a series of setbacks nationwide  —  After the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court legalized gay marriage in 2003, and gay and lesbian couples began to wed in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., soon after, it seemed to Lisa Stone that a new era was sweeping the country.
Kidnapper: I was sent to stop rescue force  —  IDF releases video of interrogation of Hizbullah member involved in kidnapping of two soldiers  —  The IDF has released film from an interrogation of a kidnapping of two soldiers on the northern border.  —  "My role was to stop the tank backup …
Discussion: Vital Perspective and Power Line
New York Times:
Cease-Fire Draft at U.N. Falters Amid Arab Criticism  —  Efforts to speed adoption of a draft resolution to halt the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah faltered at the United Nations on Sunday while sharp criticism of the measure rang out across the Middle East.
Discussion: LiberalOasis and The Corner
Kirstin Downey / Washington Post:
Feeling Unwelcome, Some Gays Vacate Virginia  —  November Ballot Ban Helps Fuel Migration  —  Edel Quinones lived in Virginia for 10 years, but early this year, he sold his Arlington townhouse to move to the District.  —  "It felt like I wasn't welcome anymore," he said.
New York Times:
A Disciplined Hezbollah Surprises Israel With Its Training, Tactics and Weapons  —  On Dec. 26, 2003, a powerful earthquake leveled most of Bam, in southeastern Iran, killing 35,000 people.  Transport planes carrying aid poured in from everywhere, including Syria.
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
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Joel Mowbray / Washington Times:
White washing Islamists
Discussion: Bookworm Room
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Discussion: MyDD and Hotline On Call
Christina Bellantoni / Washington Times:
Democrats mum on 'corruption'
John Schwartz / New York Times:
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Discussion: JustOneMinute and TAPPED