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4:51 AM ET, August 10, 2006

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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 …
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BBC:
'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 …
CNN:
UK airport delay after plot foiled  —  LONDON (CNN) — Major delays are expected at all UK airports after the nation's threat level was raised to "critical" when police disrupted a plot to blow up planes in mid-flight.  —  The British Home Office on Thursday raised the country's alert level to …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Scotland Yard busts "major plot" …
Discussion: CNN.com
Sky News:   Passengers Facing Chaos
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 …
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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 …
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Dead With Ned  —  WHY LAMONT'S VICTORY SPELLS DEMOCRATIC DISASTER.  —  Listen to the MP3 audio version of this story here, or sign up for Slate's free daily podcast on iTunes.  —  Political analysts tend to overinterpret the results of isolated elections.
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Redstate Network / Redstate:
Michael Moore starts a war for peace  —  The Democrat fringe has its scalp, and now it wants a stack of casualties.  This arrived in my Inbox this morning, and it is replicated on the web site of filmmaker/author/philosopher/ political scientist/media mogul/acrobat/beer taster Michael Moore:
Brendan Bernhard / laweekly.com:
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.
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Michelle Malkin / Townhall.com:
The Reuterization of war journalism
Discussion: One Cosmos and PrairiePundit
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.
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Associated Press:
Mike Wallace Says Iranian President an 'Impressive Fellow'
Discussion: CBS News
MSNBC:
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 …
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Michelle Malkin:   Be on the lookout  —  Northeast Intelligence Network seems …
Michelle Roberts / Associated Press:
Katrina homeless in search of trailers  —  CHALMETTE, La. - It has been 11 months since Hurricane Katrina hit and Janice Tambrella still does not have a home.  She doesn't even have a trailer of her own.  —  Tambrella is currently jammed in with 10 other relatives in a single trailer delivered to a luckier relative.
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:
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, joe2006.com, 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
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.
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 …
Spiegel Online:
From Russia With Love?  —  Despite claims to the contrary, leaders in Tehran are apparently still pushing forward with research into uranium enrichment with the aid of laser technology.  A Russian engineer recently told SPIEGEL that Iran has received help from his countrymen with a program …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and The Asylum
 
 
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Little Green Footballs:
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A Fight Against Terrorism — and Disorganization
Rasmussen Reports:
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