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6:25 PM ET, August 9, 2006


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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 …
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: Power Line
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 …
Joshua Micah Marshall / Time:
Lieberman Lost the Old-fashioned Way
New York Times:
Lieberman Begins Race as Independent
Discussion: LamontBlog and Redstate
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Winners and losers
John / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman attacks Democratic party as full of "extremists" …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kat / WesPAC:
Urge Joe Lieberman to help Democrats
Discussion: Firedoglake
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.
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
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.
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."
3 of 11 missing Egyptian students found  —  1 arrested in Minnesota, 2 others surrender in New Jersey … Three of 11 missing Egyptian students has been picked up - one in Minneapolis, Minn., and two in Manville, N.J., NBC News' Pete Williams reported.  —  The FBI confirmed the discovery …
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.
Boston Herald:
$tingy thanks for Iraq duty: Funds for tuition waivers MIA  —  Lawmakers have slammed the classroom door shut on Massachusetts soldiers home from Iraq and seeking to go to state college, failing to cough up $8 million needed for crucial tuition waivers.  —  Army and Air National Guard soldiers expecting …
Hotline On Call:
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 …
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 …
Rasmussen Reports:
Rhode Island Senate: Chafee Lagging by 6  —  Chaffee (R) 38%, Whitehouse (D) 44%  —  Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, marginally leading his Democratic opponent in previous surveys, is trailing for the second Rasmussen Reports election poll in a row.  Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse now leads 44% to 38% (see crosstabs).
Discussion: TAPPED and Daily Kos
Robert Cox / Examiner:
Dancing on Fidel's grave  —  WASHINGTON - From Manila to Berlin, Beirut to Kiev, Kirkuk to Tbilisi, citizens have taken to the streets to celebrate the end of dictatorship.  —  More recently, it has not been some far away foreign capital but the streets of Miami where Cubans turned Called Ocho …
USA Today:
Center for war-related brain injuries faces budget cut  —  Congress appears ready to slash funding for the research and treatment of brain injuries caused by bomb blasts, an injury that military scientists describe as a signature wound of the Iraq war.  —  House and Senate versions …
Discussion: Making Light and The Agonist
Richard Morin / Washington Post:
More Evidence That Lefties Have the Right Stuff  —  Left-handed men who attended at least a year in college go on to earn significantly more than their right-handed classmates — even more reason they'll be celebrating International Left-Handers Day on Sunday.
Discussion: Political Animal
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CBS News:
Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace
Discussion: PunditGuy
Editor and Publisher:
Photographer for 'Times-Pic' Arrested As He Begs Cops to Kill Him
Karin Laub / Associated Press:
Israel to push even deeper into Lebanon
Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Shiites Press for a Partition of Iraq
Edward H. Crane / Cato-at-liberty:
Lamont's Victory Exposes the True Nature of Campaign Finance "Reform"
Discussion: The Agitator and Hit and Run
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
The Lieberman Lesson  —  IF you asked Senator Joseph I. Lieberman …
Discussion: TAPPED and Daniel W. Drezner
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Worst Press Conference Ever
 Earlier Items: 
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David Keyes / Jerusalem Post:
Report: US sailor spied for Israel
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney's machine breaks down
Peter Wehner / Opinion Journal:
Democracy an Its Discontents  —  Birth pangs of freedom in the Middle East.
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Blogs for Bush
Bernard Lewis / Opinion Journal:
Does Iran have something in store?
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution