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2:55 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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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 …
Associated Press:
Lieberman Cuts Into Lamont's Lead  —  U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, fighting for his political survival, appears to be cutting into anti-war challenger Ned Lamont's lead the day before Connecticut's Democratic primary election, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.
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.
Steve / The News Blog:
Why is Lanny Davis lying about you?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and James Wolcott
Ana Marie Cox / Time:
Is Kos Really the Kingmaker?  —  He says no. But if Joe Lieberman loses …
Discussion: Macsmind
Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
On Day Before the Vote, Lieberman Exudes Relentless Optimism
Discussion: Demagogue
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 …
Discussion: MyDD
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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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Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Texas Republicans abandon DeLay fight
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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.
Agence France Presse:
Nearly all Palestinians back Hezbollah: poll  —  RAMALLAH, West Bank (AFP) - Nearly all Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza back Hezbollah against Israel and would oppose the unconditional release of captured Israeli soldiers to shorten the war, a poll has showed.
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Jonathan Finer / Washington Post:
Israeli Soldiers Find a Tenacious Foe in Hezbollah
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.
New York Times:
A Truce for Lebanon  —  It is now 26 days since Hezbollah and Israel began their latest combat — a very long time for the world to allow such a deadly conflict to rage in the Middle East powder keg.  Yet the fighting still continues.  Diplomats still dither over cease-fire details.
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Shlomo Shamir / Haaretz:
Blair confident of UN cease-fire resolution by Wednesday
Discussion: EU Referendum and Morning Coffee
Reuters:
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Roy / alicublog:
NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY.  We must be getting close to pulling out of Iraq: the New York Post today stacked up two articles explaining that the situation is hopeless, and that this is all the Iraqis' fault.  —  John Podhoretz has inherited his father's annoying habit of numerating wars that do not exist.
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
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.
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
 
 
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