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10:30 AM ET, August 9, 2006

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Hartford Courant:
Lamont Leads Senate Race In Early Returns  —  Challenger Ned Lamont is holding onto a narrow lead with 80 percent of Connecticut's precincts reporting.  —  The Greenwich millionaire was leading incumbent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman by three and a half points, with Lamont garnering 51.75 percent …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
A Referendum on Iraq Policy  —  The victory of Ned Lamont over Joseph I. Lieberman, a three-term senator and former vice presidential candidate, was a vivid demonstration of how the Iraq war is buffeting American politics and of the deep hostility toward President Bush among Democrats.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Suburban Guerrilla
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Lieberman Concedes Connecticut Primary to Lamont  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman came close but was unable to pull off a miracle comeback against challenger Ned Lamont in today's Democratic primary, losing 52 percent to 48 percent.  —  In an emotional speech to his supporters …
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Lieberman to go indy  —  While this race isn't officially over, it's pretty much over.  Lieberman just announced that he is running as an independent.  —  I know Democrats in DC, including many of Lieberman's allies, are horrified at that possibility.  Lieberman will tell them all to f**k off.
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Polls Close in Conn. Primary  —  Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, his political future on the line in Connecticut's Democratic primary, stumped for votes today in last-minute campaigning to turn back the challenge of a political novice in a race that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.
New York Times:
Revenge of the Irate Moderates  —  The defeat of Senator Joseph Lieberman at the hands of a little-known Connecticut businessman is bound to send a message to politicians of both parties that voters are angry and frustrated over the war in Iraq.  The primary upset was not, however …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Electionblogging: Lieberman vs. Lamont, Johnson vs. McKinney …
Robert Tanner / Newsday:   Lieberman Loses, Vows Independent Run
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Lamont Relied On Net Roots — And Grass Roots
Discussion: Dinocrat
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Blogger Takes Aim At News Media and Makes a Direct Hit  —  Charles Johnson could tell there was something wrong with the news photo the minute he saw it.  Something about the three plumes of black smoke rising over the buildings — smoke just doesn't curl that way, pirouetting in unison.
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Michelle Malkin:
"Fauxtography" alert: NYTimes and USNews  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  Case study number one: The NYTimes and the Lebanese pieta  —  Take a close look at the above photo.  (Pay close attention to his shorts, his dustless chest, muscular torso, the dust on his hands, and the hat tucked in the crook of his arm.)
New York Times:
Bloggers Drive Inquiry on How Altered Images Saw Print  —  A photographer has been accused of doctoring a photo of an Israeli air raid on Beirut.  The manipulated image, left, and the original picture, right.  —  As of yesterday afternoon, Adnan Hajj was the most-searched term on the Technorati Web site …
Ynetnews:
AP Beirut photo faces questions
Discussion: The Jawa Report and PoliPundit.com
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Johnson declares victory over McKinney  —  Henry C.  "Hank" Johnson declared victory about 11:05 p.m. in his campaign against U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney.  —  Johnson had 59 percent of the vote compared with 41 percent for McKinney, with 89 percent of precincts reporting.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Johnson basks in big victory over McKinney  —  Working on about 90 minutes sleep, Hank Johnson, the Democratic nominee for the 4th District Congressional seat, visited television news studios early Wednesday, beginning a series of interviews about his win over U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Incumbents McKinney, Schwarz Fall in Primaries
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Left or Right, Israelis Are Pro-War  —  As Israel's war with Hezbollah finishes a fourth difficult week, domestic criticism of its prosecution is growing.  Yet there is a paradoxical effect as well: the harder the war has been, the more the public wants it to proceed.
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Washington Post:
Israel Shuffles Command of Lebanon Offensive
Discussion: Political Animal and On Deadline
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution  —  The Bush administration has drafted amendments to a war crimes law that would eliminate the risk of prosecution for political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel for humiliating or degrading war prisoners …
Fouad Siniora / Washington Post:
End This Tragedy Now  —  Israel Must Be Made to Respect International Law  —  A military solution to Israel's savage war on Lebanon and the Lebanese people is both morally unacceptable and totally unrealistic.  We in Lebanon call upon the international community and citizens everywhere …
 
 
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Excerpts: Lieberman's Concession Speech
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CNN:
Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Iraq war
David Keyes / Jerusalem Post:
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Fox News:
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