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10:30 PM ET, August 7, 2006


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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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Right Angle and PrairiePundit
New York Times:
Cease-Fire Draft at U.N. Falters Amid Arab Criticism
Discussion: LiberalOasis and The Corner
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
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 Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Bush: Civil War this, civil war that...
Discussion: Making Light and Lean Left
Noel Sheppard /
Cokie Roberts Shocks George Stephanopoulos: Lamont Victory Disaster For Democrats  —  Something amazing happened on ABC's "This Week" Sunday: Cokie Roberts practically floored host George Stephanopoulos with the political truth that most impartial individuals already know (video to follow).
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Gawker, Captain's Quarters and Peaktalk
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 …
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 …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Is It the Drunk or the Drink Doing the Talking?  —  DID Mel Gibson mean it?  —  Did he mean it when he said, according to a sheriff's report of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, that "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world"?  Or when he asked the arresting deputy, "Are you a Jew?"
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 …
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:
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.
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.
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 …
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
A BRIDGE TOO WEIRD  —  The story of the day is Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj.
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Civilian Killings Went Unpunished
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Major Alaskan Oil Field Shutting Down
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Elian Gonzalez Wishes Castro Well
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Kennedy: Jury's Out on U.S. Democracy
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