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11:45 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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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.
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
What The "DOS" Story Is About  —  I just talked with Eddie …
Discussion: Mystery Pollster and The News Blog
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Lieberman Campaign: Pro-Lamont Hackers Crashed Site
Discussion: Daily Kos and Outside The Beltway
Dan Manatt / PoliticsTV.com Blog Channel:
LAMONT-LIEBERMAN: Election Day Video
Discussion: Sirotablog and MyDD
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
Discussion: Don Surber
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.)
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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Electionblogging: Lieberman vs. Lamont, Johnson vs. McKinney (Drudge calls it for Lamont)  —  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.  —  Consider this an open thread for all things related …
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
And the Winner Is...  (You can follow results of the race here at WTNH)  —  8:28 pm — With 4% of precincts reporting, it's 60/40 Lamont.  Chris Bowers is standing in front of the TV cheering.  Should give you some idea of the sentiment in the room.  —  8:42 pm — 7% of precincts reporting.
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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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: Power Line, Cox & Forkum and Jay Currie
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Asia Times:
The loser in Lebanon: The Atlantic alliance
Discussion: Whiskey Bar and Taylor Marsh
Jesselee / The Stakeholder:
What a Surprise  —  Today the Tom DeLay saga in Congress seems to be officially coming to a miserable, pathetic end.  But first a moment of reflection.  —  So for several weeks now, the DeLay camp has been huffing and puffing, seeping the word out that if Tom DeLay gets stuck on the ballot …
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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:
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Public Pension Plans Face Billions in Shortages  —  In 2003, a whistle-blower forced San Diego to reveal that it had been shortchanging its city workers' pension fund for years, setting off a wave of lawsuits, investigations and eventually criminal indictments.  —  The mayor ended up resigning under a cloud.
Dan / Riehl World View:
Qana Exposed  —  If you read this post, view the images and watch the short slow motion video, I believe you will come to clearly understand how Hizbollah manipulated the scene at Qana.  Also, quite possibly, you'll see how they succeeded in adding to the body count of dead children there.
Patrice Hill / Washington Times:
Big Oil reinvests big profits to tap costlier reserves  —  Big Oil's record profits attract attention and outrage, but an independent study has found that oil companies do exactly what economic textbooks say they should do with all that money: They invest it in oil exploration and development efforts …
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.
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.
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.
 
 
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