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10:10 AM ET, August 8, 2006


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Lanny J. Davis / Opinion Journal:
Liberal McCarthyism  —  Bigotry and hate aren't just for right-wingers anymore.  —  WASHINGTON—My brief and unhappy experience with the hate and vitriol of bloggers on the liberal side of the aisle comes from the last several months I spent campaigning for a longtime friend, Joe Lieberman.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Lieberman and Lamont Battle to the Wire  —  As Connecticut voters prepared for their highly anticipated Democratic primary today, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and Ned Lamont, the two rivals for United States Senate, used sharply different tactics yesterday to gain a final advantage in a contest that appeared to be tightening.
Washington Post:
House Incumbents at Risk, Poll Finds  —  Percentage of Americans Who Approve of Their Representative Has Fallen Sharply  —  Most Americans describe themselves as being in an anti-incumbent mood heading into this fall's midterm congressional elections, and the percentage of people who approve …
John / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman says Connecticut voters who oppose him have forgotten September 11 and are soft on national security  —  How dare he.  —  Now Joe Lieberman is the only Democrat who apparently cares about national security.  Just ask him. … (Politics TV has the video.)
Av Harris / Reuters:
Lieberman closing gap in Democratic showdown: poll
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Joe Lieberman's Political Fate Will Be Decided Today
Discussion: Washington Post and The Indepundit
Lin Noueihed / Reuters:
Lebanon demands ceasefire  —  BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's prime minister, choking back tears, demanded a "quick and decisive ceasefire" on Monday after an Israeli air raid that he said killed more than 40 civilians sheltering from fighting in a southern village.
Lin Noueihed / Reuters:
Lebanon says Israeli air raid kills 40
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Jerusalem Post:   Saniora reverses claim of 40 dead
Associated Press:
Polarizing McKinney tries to galvanize her backers in runoff  —  ATLANTA - U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, one of the most polarizing political figures in Georgia, will have to galvanize voters in her base and beyond in a runoff election Tuesday to keep her House seat.
McKinney, Johnson On-the-Air
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Andrea Rodriguez / Associated Press:
U.S. Asked to Not Interfere in Cuba  —  Leftist intellectuals and human rights activists from around the world pleaded with the United States on Monday not to interfere with Cuba while Fidel Castro recovers from intestinal surgery, and Cuba's parliament speaker warned the U.S. would face dire consequences if it did.
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 …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
AOL Takes Down Site With Users' Search Data  —  AOL issued an apology yesterday for posting on a public Web site 20 million keyword searches conducted by hundreds of thousands of its subscribers from March to May.  But the company's admission that it made a mistake did little to quell a barrage …
New York Times:
Counterinsurgency, by the Book  —  AS we all know, war has changed.  In the 21st century it is dominated by irregular and unconventional ways of fighting.  Al Qaeda demonstrated this on 9/11, and the bloody wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are only further corroboration.
Steve Paulson / Salon:
The believer  —  As the longtime head of the Human Genome Project, Francis Collins is one of America's most visible scientists.  He holds impeccable scientific credentials — a medical degree as well as a Ph.D. in physics — and has established a distinguished track record as a gene hunter.
Court told US troops gang-raped Iraqi girl  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military court in Baghdad heard graphic testimony on Monday of how three U.S. soldiers took turns raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl before murdering her and her family.  —  At the hearing into whether four U.S. soldiers …
White House:
President Bush and Secretary of State Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Since the crisis in Lebanon began more than three weeks ago, the United States and other key nations have been working for a comprehensive solution that would return control of Lebanon …
Hotline On Call:
Lieberman Campaign Website Hacked?  —  At, the following message appears:  —  "This Account Is Under Construction"  —  According to Lieberman's campaign communications director, Marion Steinfels, "Yep, we've been hacked."  —  "There's a coordinated effort to overloaded …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Does This Sound Familiar?  —  Stop me if you've heard this one before.  Eleven foreign students from a Muslim nation get off a plane in New York, walk down the street, and turn into a national security problem (via Flopping Aces): … Now we have eleven young Muslims from a country known …
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Jihad Watch
Paul Boutin / Slate:
The Myth of the Living-Room PC  —  WHY YOU DON'T HAVE AN APPLE ITV.  —  Moments before Steve Jobs took the wraps off his supercharged new Macs in San Francisco today, he took a minute to talk up the company's recent successes.  As numbers flashed on the big screen behind him, Jobs reviewed the latest stats on his retail stores.
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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Vinnie / The Jawa Report:
The You Can Be A Reuters Stringer Too! Karnival
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Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Texas Republicans abandon DeLay fight
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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CT-Sen: Credit given where credit is due
Richard / EU Referendum:
Death is a commodity  —  Qana - the director's cut see here.
Human Rights Watch and false moral equivalence
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Thomas E. Ricks and "Fiasco"
Republicans' Best Hope? Stop Imitating Democrats: Kevin Hassett
Discussion: Redstate and Economist's View
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New York Times:
Massive Manatee Is Spotted in Hudson River
Sen. George Allen turns to Plan B
Discussion: Daily Kos and PinkDome
Spitzer Expands Lead Over Faso to 53 Points; Beats Faso by 11 …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Just once, let them fight till someone loses
Discussion: Cold Fury
Lindsey Tanner / Associated Press:
Sexual lyrics prompt teens to have sex
Hindrocket / Power Line:
A BRIDGE TOO WEIRD  —  The story of the day is Reuters photographer Adnan Hajj.
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
New Registration Rules Stir Voter Debate in Ohio