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9:15 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 …
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Lamont Defeats Lieberman in Primary  —  Ned Lamont, left, celebrated after winning the Connecticut primary.  Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, right, waved to supporters after conceding the race.  More Photos >  —  Ned Lamont, a Connecticut millionaire whose candidacy for the United States Senate soared …
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 …
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: Swing State Project
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.
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.
Robert Tanner / Newsday:   Lieberman Loses, Vows Independent Run
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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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Electionblogging: Lieberman vs. Lamont, Johnson vs. McKinney (Drudge calls it for Lamont) (Lieberman concedes, will run as independent) (McKinney loses — and sings!)  (Video of speeches added)  —  I wasn't planning to open this thread for another three hours but Karol sent me something so sweet, I had to share before we got scooped.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Incumbents McKinney, Schwarz Fall in Primaries
Errin Haines / Associated Press:
McKinney Loses Runoff for Georgia Seat
Discussion: Wizbang Politics
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Johnson basks in big victory over McKinney
Discussion: On Deadline
Carlos Campos / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney alleges voting irregularities
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and On Deadline
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney's machine breaks down
Discussion: CQPolitics.com
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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Ynetnews:
AP Beirut photo faces questions
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Randy Dotinga / Christian Science Monitor:
A blogger shines when news media get it wrong
Discussion: Liberty and Justice
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.)
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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" …
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
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 …
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 …
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Fox News:
U.S. - French Alliance at the U.N. Reportedly Crumbling  —  UNITED NATIONS — The French-American alliance at the United Nations over a Mideast cease-fire agreement is crumbling, sources tell FOX News.  —  The French U.N. delegation has joined with Arab nations and is now calling for a complete …
 
 
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David Keyes / Jerusalem Post:
Report: US sailor spied for Israel
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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
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Iraqi divisions halfway there
David Espo / Associated Press:
DeLay vows to take name off Texas ballot
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