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11:05 PM ET, August 8, 2006

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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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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 …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Lieberman Alleged Hack Attack "Disrupted Entire Campaign"  —  I just got off the phone with the internet consultant to Joe Lieberman's campaign, Dan Geary.  And he says that the site has been "fatally compromised" by an unknown hacker.  In addition, all email addresses with the Joe2006.com domain …
Robert Tanner / Associated Press:
Sen. Lieberman Trailing in Conn. Primary  —  With more than half the precincts counted Tuesday, Sen. Joe Lieberman struggled in his bid for a fourth term, battling to overcome a primary challenger and escape payback from his own party for supporting the Iraq war.
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Lieberman Campaign Says Web Site Hacked  —  Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was locked in a battle with an anti-war challenger in the nation's most closely watched primary race Tuesday, accused his opponent's supporters of hacking his campaign Web site and e-mail system.
Bob Sullivan / MSNBC:
Lieberman campaign site, e-mail hacked  —  Senator's office accuses 'political opponents' for the cyberattack … Bob Sullivan  —  On the day of perhaps the toughest political battle of his life, Sen. Joe Lieberman finds himself fighting a challenge in an unexpected battlefield - cyberspace.
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 …
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
What The "DOS" Story Is About  —  I just talked with Eddie …
Discussion: Mystery Pollster and The News Blog
Dan Manatt / PoliticsTV.com Blog Channel:
LAMONT-LIEBERMAN VIDEO CENTRAL: Judgment Day
Discussion: Sirotablog and MyDD
11alive.com:
McKinney Staffer Grabs 11Alive Photog
Discussion: Dignan's 75 Year Plan
Wonkette:
Lieberman Campaign's Website Woes Own Damn Fault
Discussion: Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars
William Branigin / Washington Post:   Polls Close in Conn. Primary
Bob Geiger / Democrats.com:
Lieberman's Dog Gets Fleas — Joe Blames Lamont
Discussion: Firedoglake
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  —  In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence.  —  He was wrong.  —  As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence.  And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Another bogus photo? …
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 …
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.
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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:
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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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Removes Search Data on Group of Web Users  —  AOL removed a list of the Web search inquiries of 658,000 unnamed users from a public Web site over the weekend, after bloggers complained that the information was so detailed and personal that it could compromise the users' privacy.
Gallup:
Americans Rate Television News and Talk Personalities  —  ABC's Diane Sawyer tops the list  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The assumption that on-air personalities are valuable components of television news and talk programming is beyond dispute.  The latest validation of this old principle comes …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org, TVNewser and Romenesko
Richard Clarke / Popular Mechanics:
Background on the Project  —  The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering.  Today, nearly five years later, hundreds of books and thousands of Web pages are devoted to the idea that the U.S. government encouraged, permitted, or actually carried out the attacks.
federalreserve.gov:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to keep its target for the federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent.  —  Economic growth has moderated from its quite strong pace earlier this year, partly reflecting a gradual cooling of the housing market and the lagged effects …
 
 
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The Australian:
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Associated Press:
C'mon kids, let's go to Army World!
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