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5:35 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 …
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: Power Line
Kos / Daily Kos:
CT-Sen: Winners and losers
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Lamont Defeats Lieberman in Primary
John / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman attacks Democratic party as full of "extremists" …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
New York Times:
Lieberman Begins Race as Independent
Discussion: LamontBlog and Redstate
Kat / WesPAC:   Urge Joe Lieberman to help Democrats
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:   NYT: Lamont Builds Insurgent Win On Support of Wild-Eyed, Kos-Krazed... Moderates
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 …
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:   The Contingency of "Truth," redux
Little Green Footballs:
WaPo Covers Reuters Scandal, Quotes CAIR
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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 …
Egyptian students disappear in U.S.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
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.
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.
NY Daily News:
Win for the wackadoo wing
Discussion: Wizbang Politics
Conn Carroll / Blogometer:
8/9: Nightmares and Dreamscapes  —  Savour this moment.  Cable exec Ned Lamont's (D) CT Dem primary win over Sen. Joe Lieberman (D) may well be the last time for a long time that bloggers from the left and right are genuinely pleased with the exact same election result.
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 …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney's machine breaks down  —  It was once thought she had an invincible political machine that could turn out the masses on command.  —  Late Tuesday night, that machine looked broken and her forces in disarray as six-term 4th District congresswoman and perennial firebrand Cynthia McKinney …
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
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Discussion: Dr. Sanity and Blogs for Bush
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
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