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9:30 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
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.
Hotline On Call:
SuperTuesday Donut Hole  —  The 2006 Connecticut Democratic primary, according to one pollster who has been monitoring turnout today is turning into a "donut primary."  The suburbs are outstripping Democratic cities in voter interest in the race between Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont.
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
Dan Manatt / PoliticsTV.com Blog Channel:
LAMONT-LIEBERMAN VIDEO CENTRAL: Judgment Day
Discussion: Sirotablog and MyDD
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
What The "DOS" Story Is About  —  I just talked with Eddie …
Discussion: The News Blog
Bob Geiger / Democrats.com:
Lieberman's Dog Gets Fleas — Joe Blames Lamont
Discussion: Firedoglake
Wonkette:
Lieberman Campaign's Website Woes Own Damn Fault
Discussion: Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars
Tim Tagaris / Ned Lamont for Senate:
Statement on Joe's Website [221]
Mark Blumenthal / Mystery Pollster:   A LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY
Susan Haigh / Associated Press:
Lieberman's Senate seat in voters' hands
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 …
Gateway Pundit:
New York Times Busted in Hezbollah Photo Fraud!  —  ** Dead Men Walking!  From the New York Times photo essay by Tyler Hicks on July 27, 2006 comes this unbelievable fraud!  —  Click photos to enlarge for detail- notice the shorts... and the hat!  —  Bizzyblog forwarded the "Dead Guy w/ no dust" …
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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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:
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: Don Surber and Discourse.net
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Slublog:
The Passion of the Toys - Updated  —  In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence.  —  He was wrong.  —  As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence.  And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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 …
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.
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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Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Bombings, Shootings in Baghdad Kill 31
Stephen Bainbridge / Examiner:
Who killed the electric car?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Another bogus photo? …
The Australian:
Brian Wimborne: Left in perversity
Discussion: sisu
Associated Press:
C'mon kids, let's go to Army World!
Asia Times:
The loser in Lebanon: The Atlantic alliance
Discussion: Whiskey Bar and Taylor Marsh
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Media Manipulating the War News?
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Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
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Discussion: Andrew Sullivan
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Gallup:
Americans Rate Television News and Talk Personalities
Mary Williams Walsh / New York Times:
Public Pension Plans Face Billions in Shortages
Dan / Riehl World View:
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White House:
President Bush and Secretary of State Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis