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4:50 AM ET, August 9, 2006

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Hartford Courant:
Lamont Leads Senate Race In Early Returns  —  Challenger Ned Lamont is holding onto a narrow lead with 80 percent of Connecticut's precincts reporting.  —  The Greenwich millionaire was leading incumbent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman by three and a half points, with Lamont garnering 51.75 percent …
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Robert Tanner / Associated Press:
Lieberman trailing in Democratic primary  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term in Tuesday's primary, battling to overcome a political newcomer and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war.  —  With 81 percent of precincts reporting …
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Polls Close in Conn. Primary  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, his political future on the line in Connecticut's Democratic primary, stumped for votes today in last-minute campaigning to turn back the challenge of a political novice in a race that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Johnson declares victory over McKinney  —  Henry C.  "Hank" Johnson declared victory about 11:05 p.m. in his campaign against U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney.  —  Johnson had 59 percent of the vote compared with 41 percent for McKinney, with 89 percent of precincts reporting.
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Lieberman to go indy  —  While this race isn't officially over, it's pretty much over.  Lieberman just announced that he is running as an independent.  —  I know Democrats in DC, including many of Lieberman's allies, are horrified at that possibility.  Lieberman will tell them all to f**k off.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Lieberman Concedes Connecticut Primary to Lamont  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman came close but was unable to pull off a miracle comeback against challenger Ned Lamont in today's Democratic primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent.  —  In an emotional speech to his supporters …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Referendum on Iraq Policy  —  The victory of Ned Lamont over Joseph I. Lieberman, a three-term senator and former vice presidential candidate, was a vivid demonstration of how the Iraq war is buffeting American politics and of the deep hostility toward President Bush among Democrats.
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11alive.com:
McKinney Staffer Grabs 11Alive Photog  —  In the hotly-contested race between Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and challenger Hank Johnson, polling officials expected turnout to pick up again in the final hour.  McKinney and Johnson put on a bitter fight for the Democratic nomination …
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Lamont Defeats Lieberman in Primary
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Errin Haines / Associated Press:
McKinney Loses Runoff for Georgia Seat
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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Incumbents McKinney, Schwarz Fall in Primaries
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Michael M. Grynbaum / Boston Globe:
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Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Why Lieberman's site is down  —  Two posts down it's clear that Lieberman's website isn't suffering from a Denial of Service attack.  —  But now I have the definitive answer as to why Lieberman's site went down.  —  They are paying $15/month for hosting at a place called MyHostCamp, with a bandwidth limit of 10GB.
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Gateway Pundit:
New York Times Busted in Hezbollah Photo Fraud!  —  ** Dead Men Walking!  From the New York Times photo essay by Tyler Hicks on July 27, 2006 comes this unbelievable fraud!  —  Click photos to enlarge for detail- notice the shorts... and the hat!  —  Bizzyblog forwarded the "Dead Guy w/ no dust" …
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Michelle Malkin:
"Fauxtography" alert: NYTimes and USNews  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  Case study number one: The NYTimes and the Lebanese pieta  —  Take a close look at the above photo.  (Pay close attention to his shorts, his dustless chest, muscular torso, the dust on his hands, and the hat tucked in the crook of his arm.)
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Media Manipulating the War News?  —  Reuters announced Sunday it was suspending its relationship with Adnan Hajj, a freelance photographer in Lebanon who had worked for the British news service since 1993, because he doctored a photograph on the aftermath of an Israeli air strike in south Beirut.
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Dan Mangan / New York Post:
VANISH IN BIG APPLE  —  Eleven Egyptian students who were supposed to travel to a Montana university after flying to JFK airport late last month disappeared in New York, spurring federal authorities to issue a nationwide alert, officials said yesterday.  —  The students - who were traveling …
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Fox News:
U.S. - French Alliance at the U.N. Reportedly Crumbling  —  UNITED NATIONS — The French-American alliance at the United Nations over a Mideast cease-fire agreement is crumbling, sources tell FOX News.  —  The French U.N. delegation has joined with Arab nations and is now calling for a complete …
 
 
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