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3:40 PM 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.
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Lieberman 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 are down too …
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.
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.
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Lieberman's Senate seat in voters' hands
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Steve / The News Blog:
Why is Lanny Davis lying about you?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and James Wolcott
Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
On Day Before the Vote, Lieberman Exudes Relentless Optimism
Discussion: Demagogue
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 …
Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Texas Republicans abandon DeLay fight
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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.
Discussion: Political Animal
Agence France Presse:
Nearly all Palestinians back Hezbollah: poll
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 …
Discussion: Defense Tech
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Markus / The Paradigm Shift:
AOL Search Data Shows Users Planning to commit Murder.
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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11alive.com:
Runoffs Begin in Ga. Primaries  —  Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday for Georgia's primary runoff election.  A number of statewide issues should be decided Tuesday, including the seat for the Fourth Congressional District, where incumbent Cynthia McKinney is running against challenger Hank Johnson.
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Blue Crab Boulevard
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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.
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 …
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 …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"After the public realizes I'm right ... my chances of getting a job will be better."  —  The Badger Herald — which is mostly on summer hiatus — has a new article on the Kevin Barrett controversy.  The student reporter, Joanna Pliner, obtained this quote from UW Provost Patrick Farrell …
New York Times:
Biggest Oil Field in U.S. Is Forced to Stop Pumping  —  BP began shutting down the nation's largest oil field yesterday after an inspection detected heavy corrosion and a small leak in a critical pipeline in its Prudhoe Bay operation in Alaska.  The emergency drove already-high world crude oil prices to just under $77 a barrel.
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 …
 
 
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Roy / alicublog:
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Ilan Marciano / Ynetnews:
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Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Aide insists Romney is just being civil
Discussion: Hotline On Call
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Public Pension Plans Face Billions in Shortages
MSNBC:
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Feds Hunt For 11 Egyptians Missing In U.S.
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Steve Paulson / Salon:
The believer  —  As the longtime head of the Human Genome Project …
Reuters:
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Washington Post:
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