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4:30 PM ET, August 9, 2006

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John McIntyre / Real Clear Politics:
Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula  —  Democrats lost the 2004 presidential election over leadership on national security.  Last night's win by anti-war Ned Lamont over pro-war Joe Lieberman, while joyous for the far-left netroots crowd, is a bad harbinger for future Democratic Party prospects nationally in 2008 and beyond.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Exit Poll Results  —  Political Wire obtained a copy of the exit poll last night done by CBS News and the New York Times that provides some interesting insight into the views of Connecticut Democrats who voted in the primary yesterday.  —  Key findings:  — As expected, the war …
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 …
Martin Peretz / The New Republic:
LAMONT'S UNSAVORY SUPPORTERS:  —  So Ned Lamont did defeat Joe Lieberman.  But Lamont won by just under four percentage points, a far cry from the huge margins he'd captured in the polls just a week ago.  Lieberman's concession speech was also a declaration of intent to run as an independent …
Discussion: TAPPED
New York Post:
LIEBERMAN'S LOSS: JOE WILL RISE AGAIN  —  REPORTS of Joe Lieberman's political death are (as Mark Twain once said of rumors of his own demise) "premature and grossly exaggerated."  Lieberman has lost a battle, but he can still win the war running as an independent.
Discussion: Austin Bay Blog and Power Line
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Winners and losers
John / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman attacks Democratic party as full of "extremists" …
Discussion: Sirotablog and The Huffington Post
New York Times:
Lieberman Begins Race as Independent
Discussion: LamontBlog, Redstate and Daily Kos
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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 …
11alive.com:
McKinney Supporters, Media Scuffle  —  Outgoing Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returned to her campaign headquarters to address her supporters after midnight Tuesday, soon after some of her staffers scuffled with news photographers.  —  During her concession speech, McKinney said her mother …
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CNN:
Poll: 60 percent of Americans oppose Iraq war  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq, the highest number since polling on the subject began with the commencement of the war in March 2003, according to poll results and trends released Wednesday.
Germanm / TheWorldNewser:
George Stephanopoulos: Can Karl help Joe?  —  According to a close Lieberman adviser, the President's political guru, Karl Rove, has reached out to the Lieberman camp with a message straight from the Oval Office: "The boss wants to help.  Whatever we can do, we will do."
Joshua Micah Marshall / Time:
Lieberman Lost the Old-fashioned Way  —  He was out of touch with voters.  And he's not alone.  His defeat foreshadows an upheaval to come in November  —  So who brought Joe Lieberman down?  Was it the liberal blogs?  Was Lieberman the first political casualty of the Iraq War?  —  Both.
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NY Daily News:
Win for the wackadoo wing
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Where The Lattes Reign  —  If there was a way to obtain the per capita income and racial demographics of each Connecticut town, some politico cartographer wizard out there could have a field day portraying the economics and ethnicity of this race.  Ned Lamont, scion of the Eastern Establishment …
Discussion: Political Arithmetik
Peter Wehner / Opinion Journal:
Democracy an Its Discontents  —  Birth pangs of freedom in the Middle East.  —  Recent elections in the Middle East discredit the Bush administration's efforts to promote democracy in that region, according to a line of argument.  On "Meet the Press," Tim Russert summarized the criticism this way …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Blogs for Bush
 
 
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U.S. Newswire:
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Rhode Island Senate: Chafee Lagging by 6
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Richard Morin / Washington Post:
More Evidence That Lefties Have the Right Stuff
Conn Carroll / Blogometer:
8/9: Nightmares and Dreamscapes
Karin Laub / Associated Press:
Israel to push even deeper into Lebanon
Boston Herald:
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Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
Muslim Charities Say Fear Is Damming Flow of Money
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Worst Press Conference Ever
USA Today:
Center for war-related brain injuries faces budget cut
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Robert Cox / Examiner:
Dancing on Fidel's grave
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Fouad Siniora / Washington Post:
End This Tragedy Now  —  Israel Must Be Made to Respect International Law
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Left or Right, Israelis Are Pro-War
Bernard Lewis / Opinion Journal:
Does Iran have something in store?
Spc. Rick Rzepka / mnf-iraq.com:
Iraqi divisions halfway there
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution