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4:15 PM ET, August 8, 2006

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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 …
Discussion: Wampum and Majikthise
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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.
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.
Discussion: journals, Taylor Marsh and Eschaton
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
And Away We Go....  TRex and I are in Connecticut and we'll be reporting from the ground all day on the Lamont/Lieberman race.  Already there are reports that there have been attempts to disrupt access to Lamont campaign offices, and Lieberman has imported street teams from Congressional Black …
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 Outside The Beltway
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and protein wisdom
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.
Bob Geiger / Democrats.com:
Leiberman's Dog Gets Fleas — Joe Blames Lamont
Discussion: MyDD
Brendan Loy / The Irish Trojan's Blog:
Apparent DoS attack takes out Lieberman website
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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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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 …
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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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.
Discussion: Political Animal
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Jonathan Finer / Washington Post:
Israeli Soldiers Find a Tenacious Foe in Hezbollah
Agence France Presse:
Nearly all Palestinians back Hezbollah: poll
Richard Clarke / Popular Mechanics:
Background on the Project  —  The first conspiracy theories about September 11 began to emerge while the wreckage was still smoldering.  Today, nearly five years later, hundreds of books and thousands of Web pages are devoted to the idea that the U.S. government encouraged, permitted, or actually carried out the attacks.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Ilan Marciano / Ynetnews:
Livni: Siniora must wipe away his tears and start acting  —  Foreign minister says in special Knesset discussion, in which families of kidnapped soldiers participate, that Israel is paying for weakness of Lebanese government.  Knesset speaker, MK Itzik, attacks war critics and decisions …
 
 
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