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4:50 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
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 …
Martin Peretz / Opinion Journal:
Lieberman  —  The "peace" Democrats are back.  It's a dream come true for Karl Rove.  —  We have been here before.  Left-wing Democrats are once again fielding single-issue "peace candidates," and the one in Connecticut, like several in the 1970s, is a middle-aged patrician …
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.
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 …
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."
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
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.
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.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
If a report falls in a forest...  To update an item from late last week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee issued a sweeping indictment Friday of the Bush White House's casual approach to law-breaking in a report called, "The Constitution in Crisis."
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 …
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
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