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7:55 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
Lebanon's PM revises death toll from 40 to 1  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Monday that one person was killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern village of Houla, not 40 as he had earlier reported.  —  "The massacre in Houla …
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 …
Hezbollah backs decision to deploy Lebanese army in south
Discussion: PrairiePundit
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Lieberman Explains His Stance on Iraq
Joe Danborn / ABCNEWS:
Senator: Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election  —  Embattled U.S. Rep. Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election, Fellow Republican Says  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio Aug 7, 2006 (AP)— U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, dogged by an influence peddling probe in Washington, will not seek re-election, state Sen. Joy Padgett said early Monday.
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."
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
15 States Expand Right to Shoot in Self-Defense  —  In the last year, 15 states have enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense, allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution for murder.  —  Supporters call them "stand your ground" laws.
Angela K. Brown / Associated Press:
Sheehan Resumes Protest Near Bush Ranch  —  A year after her first war protest in President Bush's adopted hometown attracted thousands and reinvigorated the nation's peace movement, Cindy Sheehan resumed her vigil Sunday.  —  Under the blazing Texas sun, Sheehan and more than 50 demonstrators again marched …
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.
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Critics Say Politics Driving Immigration Hearings  —  When House leaders announced their plan to hold 21 immigration hearings in 13 states during the August recess, they said it demonstrated a commitment to battling illegal immigration and securing the border.
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 …
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
The Specialist  —  Watching the film An Inconvenient Truth was an odd experience.  Aside from  —  the fact that it is hardly a film at all, with no observable cinematics or  —  narrative to speak of, the reappearance of Al Gore in a starring role is  —  compelling.
Exposure to Degrading Versus Nondegrading Music Lyrics and Sexual Behavior Among Youth  —  Steven C. Martino, PhDa, Rebecca L. Collins, PhDb, Marc N. Elliott, PhDb, Amy Strachman, MAc, David E. Kanouse, PhDb and Sandra H. Berry, MAa  —  c University of California, Los Angeles, California  —  ABSTRACT
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.
Associated Press:
Texas GOP asks Scalia help on DeLay  —  WASHINGTON - Texas Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Monday to block an appeals court ruling that says the name of indicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay must appear on the November ballot.  —  Democrats are suing to keep DeLay on the ballot …
Discussion: The Stakeholder
New York Times:
Iraq Incident Was Fueled by Whiskey, G.I. Says  —  One of the soldiers accused in the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of the girl and her family said the incident took place after a morning of cards and whisky, when a member of his unit began pestering the group to kill some Iraqis …
Greg Gutfeld / The Huffington Post:
A Post on Fear, Fearlessness, and Fear of Fearlessness (Part One)  —  Hello everyone!  Because it's Monday, I'd like to refer to a little bit of history - namely the famous quote by a famous Democrat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt:  —  "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Siobhan Gorman / Baltimore Sun:
NSA risking electrical overload … WASHINGTON // The National Security Agency is running out of juice.  —  The demand for electricity to operate its expanding intelligence systems has left the high-tech eavesdropping agency on the verge of exceeding its power supply, the lifeblood …
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