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2:40 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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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.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Electionblogging: Lieberman vs. Lamont, Johnson vs. McKinney (Drudge calls it for Lamont) (Lieberman concedes, will run as independent) (McKinney loses — and sings!)  (Video of speeches added)  —  I wasn't planning to open this thread for another three hours but Karol sent me something so sweet, I had to share before we got scooped.
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Swing State Project
Hotline On Call:
SuperTuesday Donut Hole  —  The 2006 Connecticut Democratic primary, according to one pollster who has been monitoring turnout today is turning into a "donut primary."  The suburbs are outstripping Democratic cities in voter interest in the race between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont.
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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Greg Sargent / electioncentral.tpmcafe.com:
CT-SEN: Lieberman Aide Acknowledges There's No Evidence Of Lamont Hacking  —  I just got off the phone with top Joe Lieberman adviser Dan Gerstein, and he acknowledged to me that the Lieberman camp doesn't have any evidence that the Lamont campaign — or Lamont supporters …
Wonkette:
Lieberman Campaign's Website Woes Own Damn Fault
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.)
Slublog:
The Passion of the Toys - Updated
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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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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.
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Investor's Business Daily:
Jihad Journalism?  —  Media Bias: Need a little anti-war, anti-Semitic buck-up?  Try some Reuters coverage.  The British news outlet will be only too happy to oblige.  —  Over the weekend, a Reuters photographer was caught trying to make one of Israel's defensive attacks against Hezbollah …
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Randy Dotinga / Christian Science Monitor:   A blogger shines when news media get it wrong
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 …
Discussion: Cox & Forkum, Power Line and Jay Currie
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Asia Times:
The loser in Lebanon: The Atlantic alliance
Discussion: Whiskey Bar and Taylor Marsh
Mike Allen / The Allen Report:
Exclusive: DeLay Leans Toward Standing Aside, Endorsing Write-In  —  Ever since the mugshot taken when he was booked on money laundering  —  charges, former Congressman Tom DeLay of Texas has been grinning through his court appearances and resignation speeches.
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
Best of the Web  —  Jihadis Playing Possum  —  Back in May 2002, we noted that the Israel Defense Forces had provided a reconnaissance video showing a staged funeral of a Palestinian at the "refugee camp" in Jenin, supposedly the site of an Israeli massacre.  As Ha'aretz reported at the time:
 
 
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federalreserve.gov:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Open Market Committee …
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen / Los Angeles Times:
Israel's Way Out  —  Hezbollah and Hamas attacks have backed it into a corner.