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1:50 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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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.
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
All In  —  It is 2:30 am, and I am still blogging live from the New Haven Lamont HQ.  It will be time to wake up here at around 5 a.m. People are still in the office working.  Maybe I won't get any sleep tonight.  It would be a small price to pay.  —  Before I type anything else …
Steve / The News Blog:
Why is Lanny Davis lying about you?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and James Wolcott
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 …
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Bloomberg:
Republicans' Best Hope? Stop Imitating Democrats: Kevin Hassett
Discussion: Redstate and Economist's View
Av Harris / Reuters:
Lieberman closing gap in Democratic showdown: poll
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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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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
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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.
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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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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hotline On Call
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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  —  After Republicans lose their ballot fight, the erstwhile GOP leader ponders a surprise move  —  Ever since the mugshot taken when he was booked on money laundering  —  charges, former Congressman Tom DeLay of Texas …
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
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.
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Aide insists Romney is just being civil  —  He defends joke in S.C. on war of `Northern aggression'  —  It used to be that when Governor Mitt Romney hit the road, he made jokes about his home state of Massachusetts and the out-of-touch views of residents here.
Discussion: Hotline On Call
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.
Discussion: Ankle Biting Pundits
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.
Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Texas Republicans abandon DeLay fight  —  WASHINGTON - There will be no replacement for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on the November ballot.  —  Delay's name will remain on the ballot, unless he withdraws from the race for the Houston-area House seat he vacated earlier this year.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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.
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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Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: Talkin' about a revolution
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Mark Preston / CNN:
Embattled Ohio lawmaker drops out of race
Shakira Contest / kfoxtv.com:
Feds Hunt For 11 Egyptians Missing In U.S.
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
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Media Matters for America:
Endnotes in Coulter's latest book rife with distortions and falsehoods
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