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12:55 AM ET, August 8, 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.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
A BRIDGE TOO WEIRD  —  The story of the day is Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj.  As I wrote earlier today, I think the most important issue here is not the faking of photographs, but the staging of photographs.  In that connection, reader Cathy Brooks has done a tremendous job of analyzing Hajj's photos.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Hezbollah backs decision to deploy Lebanese army in south  —  Lebanon will deploy its army in the south of the country after the Israel Defense Forces' withdrawal from the area, the Lebanese cabinet agreed Monday night, in a decision supported by all the ministers present …
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 …
New York Times:
Cease-Fire Draft at U.N. Falters Amid Arab Criticism
Discussion: LiberalOasis and The Corner
Hotline On Call:
Lieberman Campaign Website Hacked?  —  At, the following message appears:  —  "This Account Is Under Construction"  —  According to Lieberman's campaign communications director, Marion Steinfels, "Yep, we've been hacked."  —  "There's a coordinated effort to overloaded …
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.
Lindsey Tanner / Associated Press:
Sexual lyrics prompt teens to have sex  —  CHICAGO - Teens whose iPods are full of music with raunchy, sexual lyrics start having sex sooner than those who prefer other songs, a study found.  —  Whether it's hip-hop, rap, pop or rock, much of popular music aimed at teens contains sexual overtones.
Exposure to Degrading Versus Nondegrading Music Lyrics and Sexual …
Discussion: On Deadline and Hit and Run
Tim Arango / New York Post:
BUCK$ FOR BLOG: SOFTBANK PUTS $5M IN HUFF POST  —  A group led by venture capital firm Softbank is investing $5 million in the Huffington Post, an online news site and political blog owned by the pundit Arianna Huffington, The Post has learned.  —  The investment comes a little over a year …
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."
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.
Jesselee / The Stakeholder:
OH-18: Down Goes Ney
Discussion: Swing State Project and MyDD
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.
Judd / Think Progress:
Bush Dismisses Generals' Concerns: 'I Hear People Say, Well, Civil War This, Civil War That'  —  Last week, Gen. John Abizaid, the Commander of the U.S. Central Command, raised the prospect that Iraq could be sliding toward civil war.  Abizaid said, "I believe that the sectarian violence …
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...
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 …
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 …
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
New Registration Rules Stir Voter Debate in Ohio  —  Brittnay Wanzo, left, signs her name for Tai Smith, a voter registration worker, in Cleveland on July 21.  Ms. Smith registered 15 voters that day.  —  CLEVELAND — For Tony Minor, the pastor of the Community of Faith Assembly in a run …
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Lieberman says Connecticut voters who oppose him have forgotten …
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Lieberman's Last Minute Donations
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Memo: What Motivates The Republican Base
Discussion: Redstate and AMERICAblog
Kidnapper: I was sent to stop rescue force
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Do You Know Who Will Win Tomorrows CT Senate Primary?
Los Angeles Times:
Civilian Killings Went Unpunished
Discussion: Democracy Project and TalkLeft
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Greg Gutfeld / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Mary Pemberton / Associated Press:
Major Alaskan Oil Field Shutting Down
Anita Snow / Associated Press:
Elian Gonzalez Wishes Castro Well
Peter Brown / Real Clear Politics:
The Partisan Divide Over Iraq
New York Times:
Iraq Incident Was Fueled by Whiskey, G.I. Says
Mark Niesse / Associated Press:
Kennedy: Jury's Out on U.S. Democracy
Alec Baldwin / The Huffington Post:
The Specialist  —  Watching the film An Inconvenient Truth was an odd experience.