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6:55 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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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 …
Discussion: Wampum
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 …
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.
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Lieberman Campaign: Pro-Lamont Hackers Crashed Site  —  Silly me — last night I turned off my BlackBerry so I could have a nice dinner with a friend.  Was I crazy?  On the eve of a hotly-disputed primary election?  Surely I would miss some minor flap exploding into high-dudgeon rhetoric …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Why the Lieberman Website Hack Story Is Nonsense  —  Ok, the story about the website hacking is nonsense.  First of all, I just talked to Tim Tagaris, and he says that the Lamont campaign is willing to send someone to Lieberman HQ to help put their site back online.
Dan Manatt / PoliticsTV.com Blog Channel:
LAMONT-LIEBERMAN VIDEO CENTRAL: Election Day
Discussion: Sirotablog and MyDD
Wonkette:
Lieberman Campaign's Website Woes Own Damn Fault
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Daily Kos
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Lieberman's Senate seat in voters' hands
Jonathan Finer / Washington Post:
Israeli Soldiers Find a Tenacious Foe in Hezbollah  —  Late last week while guarding a house in southern Lebanon that Israeli forces were using as a command post, Cpl. Matan Tyler received an unusual order from his commander: Watch out for guys wearing Israeli uniforms.
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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen / Los Angeles Times:
Israel's Way Out  —  Hezbollah and Hamas attacks have backed it into a corner.  Escalation against Iran and Syria might be the best hope.  —  FOR THE SECOND TIME in the long history of the Middle East conflict, an enemy of Israel has effectively said: We do not care what you do.
Agence France Presse:
Nearly all Palestinians back Hezbollah: poll
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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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 …
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 …
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:
Timothy Dwyer / Washington Post:
Army Ponders Amusement Venue, Hotel At Ft. Belvoir  —  Army officials say they are considering allowing a private developer to build a 125-acre entertainment, hotel and conference center complex next to a national Army museum at Fort Belvoir that could draw more than 1 million people a year to traffic-choked southern Fairfax County.
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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 …
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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 …
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.
 
 
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