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9:40 PM ET, August 9, 2006


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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  —  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 …
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 …
Stephanie Reitz / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Lieberman files to run as independent
Discussion: Hotline On Call and My Left Nutmeg
Kat / WesPAC:
Urge Joe Lieberman to help Democrats
Discussion: Firedoglake and Taylor Marsh
New York Post:
Phil Singer /
Statement from Senators Reid and Schumer
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 …
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.
Discussion: PSoTD and Bring it On!
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.
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."
Editor and Publisher:
Photographer for 'Times-Pic' Arrested As He Begs Cops to Kill Him  —  NEW YORK A photographer for the Times-Picayune of New Orleans who has undergone severe personal trauma since Hurricana Katrina hit was arrested Tuesday after trying to get police to shoot him to death.
Michelle Roberts / Associated Press:
Katrina homeless in search of trailers
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and Facing South
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
A Fight Against Terrorism — and Disorganization  —  Early this summer, a new strategy for combating terrorism, described by its authors as "revolutionary" in concept, arrived on President Bush's desk.  The highly classified National Implementation Plan for the first time set government-wide goals …
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
Muslim Charities Say Fear Is Damming Flow of Money
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.
Discussion: Whiskey Bar
Wired News:
Wired News Writer Faked Info  —  Wired News has removed three articles from its website after an internal investigation failed to confirm the authenticity of a source used in the stories.  —  "Tribal Curse Haunts Launch Pad" (June 27, 2006), "NASA Boosts Heart-Monitoring Tech" (July 7 …
Discussion: The Shape of Days and Gawker
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
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 …
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Little Green Footballs:
Down the Rabbit Hole  —  A reader asked me to look …
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Discussion: New York Times and Big Lizards
Bernard Lewis / Opinion Journal:
Does Iran have something in store?
Iranians among Hizbollah combat dead: TV
15 soldiers killed Wednesday in south Lebanon
Discussion: and On Deadline
CBS News:
Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace
Discussion: Jihad Watch, PunditGuy and TVNewser
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NY Daily News:
Win for the wackadoo wing
Richard Morin / Washington Post:
More Evidence That Lefties Have the Right Stuff
Discussion: Political Animal
Hotline On Call:
Where The Lattes Reign
Boston Herald:
$tingy thanks for Iraq duty: Funds for tuition waivers MIA
Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
Shiites Press for a Partition of Iraq