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2:40 AM ET, August 10, 2006


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Perry Bacon, Jr / Time:
The Unmaking of a Senator: How Bloggers Pulled It Off  —  With Lieberman's primary loss, the netroots movement has established itself as a power center among Democrats.  But will its influence haunt the party in November?  —  Now that it has played a major role in helping to defeat Joe Lieberman …
New York Times:
Lieberman Begins Race as Independent  —  Ned Lamont announces his victory over Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary for United States Senate from his campaign headquarters in Meriden, Conn. More Photos >  —  Democratic leaders expressed strong support today for Ned Lamont …
Mike Allen / Time:
Why the Republicans Are Loving the Lieberman Loss  —  At a time when the GOP should be back on its heels, Connecticut voters' rejection of a centrist Senator gives the party a potentially powerful new weapon to use against the Democrats this fall  —  From Washington State to Missouri to Pennsylvania …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Back Lamont in Race in Show of Unity  —  Ned Lamont in Hartford on Wednesday, a day after his Senate primary victory.  Democrats were quick to line up to support him as the party's nominee.  More Photos >  —  With promises of both money and personal campaign appearances …
Discussion: AMERICAblog, Daily Kos and Mathew Gross
Stephanie Reitz / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Lieberman files to run as independent  —  HARTFORD, Conn. — Sen. Joe Lieberman filed to run for re-election in November as an independent, saying Wednesday it would be "irresponsible and inconsistent with my principles" to quit.  But Democratic leaders in Washington rallied around the man who beat him for the nomination, Ned Lamont.
Discussion: My Left Nutmeg
New York Post:
It's All About Who You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore  —  Let the resounding defeat of Senator Joe Lieberman send a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who supported the invasion of Iraq and who continues to support, in any way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war.
John McIntyre / Real Clear Politics:
Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula
Sky News:
Plane Terror Plot Thwarted  —  Police say they have disrupted a major plot to blow up planes in mid-flight with explosive devices smuggled aboard as hand luggage.  —  Sky News has been told the plan was to hit around a dozen planes over UK and US cities.  —  Police are said to have arrested 20 people …
'Plot to blow up planes' foiled  —  A terrorist plot to blow up planes in mid-flight from the UK to the US has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.  —  It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled on aircraft in hand luggage.  —  Police have arrested about 18 people …
Brendan Bernhard /
REUTERS' IMAGE PROBLEM  —  L.A. blog unmasks Hezbollah propaganda  —  It's been a good week for Los Angeles' most controversial political Web site, Little Green Footballs, widely reviled by some because it takes global Islamist terrorism more seriously than, say, a Dick Cheney hunting accident.
Michelle Malkin /
The Reuterization of war journalism
Discussion: One Cosmos and PrairiePundit
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:
Ned Lamont: Pink Diaper Baby With Silver Spoon In Mouth  —  MSM reporters repeatedly comment about how the anti-war Ned Lamont, now official Democrat Party candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, is paradoxically a wealthy businessman.  —  If these MSM reporters had any research skills …
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow  —  MR. SNOW: Good afternoon.  Let me get you apprised first of the President's day.  Also a couple of key issues I know you want to talk about.  I'll cover those first, and then we'll do questions.  —  The President this morning received his briefings from his national security team.
Agence France Presse:
September 11 — what year? 30 percent of Americans don't know  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Some 30 percent of Americans cannot say in what year the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington took place, according to a poll published in the Washington Post newspaper.
Bernard Lewis / Opinion Journal:
Does Iran have something in store?  —  During the Cold War, both sides possessed weapons of mass destruction, but neither side used them, deterred by what was known as MAD, mutual assured destruction.  Similar constraints have no doubt prevented their use in the confrontation between India and Pakistan.
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 …
Little Green Footballs:
Multi-Use Buildings  —  Unbelievable.  —  The building that we saw in two different photos on July 24 and August 5 ... was actually photographed first on July 18: … Here's another July 18 photo.  (Hat tip: hcq.)  —  The two later photos with their captions:
Iranians among Hizbollah combat dead: TV  —  JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been found among Hizbollah guerrillas slain by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, Israel's Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday citing diplomatic sources.
Justin Rood / TPMmuckraker:
Between Joe's Webheads, Stories Differ  —  I've spoken at length with the two men closest to Sen. Joe Lieberman's ((D/I?)  -CT) re-election Web site,, to understand at length what happened to the site yesterday morning.  Their versions appear to differ, although it's not immediately clear why.
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Jonathan Ariel / Israel Insider:
Analysis: Government and IDF racked by unprecedented leadership crisis
2 held on terror charge involving purchase of phones
Spiegel Online:
From Russia With Love?  —  Despite claims to the contrary …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Confederate Yankee:
Ghosts in the Media Machine
Richard Engel / MSNBC:
Lebanese village moves into hospital
Kristen Mack / Houston Chronicle:
Sugar Land mayor to be write-in for DeLay's seat
Discussion: PinkDome and Off the Kuff
John Batchelor / New York Sun:
Prelude to War  —  Why is America waiting to be attacked by Iran?
 Earlier Items: 
Michelle Malkin:
Be on the lookout  —  Northeast Intelligence Network seems …
Little Green Footballs:
Down the Rabbit Hole  —  A reader asked me to look …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Wired News:
Wired News Writer Faked Info
Discussion: The Shape of Days and Gawker
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
A Fight Against Terrorism — and Disorganization
CBS News:
Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace
Editor and Publisher:
Photographer for 'Times-Pic' Arrested As He Begs Cops to Kill Him