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1:00 AM ET, August 10, 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 …
Mark Pazniokas / Hartford Courant:
Lieberman Defiant In Defeat  —  With the nation watching, Connecticut Democrats thronged to the polls in unexpectedly high numbers Tuesday to reject Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and endorse his anti-war challenger, Ned Lamont.  —  Lamont, a first-time candidate for statewide office …
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
Washington Post:
Democratic Leadership Welcomes Lamont
Discussion: Whiskey Bar and PinkDome
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Democrats Back Lamont in Race in Show of Unity
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Daily Kos
Mike Allen / Time:
Why the Republicans Are Loving the Lieberman Loss
Kat / WesPAC:
Urge Joe Lieberman to help Democrats
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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 …
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.
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 …
John McIntyre / Real Clear Politics:
Dems Move Closer to McGovern's Losing Formula
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.
James Poniewozik / Time:
Reuters' Altered Photos: Overhyped?  Dangerous?  Both  —  Every time a straight-news journalist alters a fact—even something as picayune as the color of a bomb blast—it convinces people that the media must lie about big things as well  —  When I saw the doctored Reuters photograph …
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.
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.
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:
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 …
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
CBS News:
Iranian Leader Speaks To Mike Wallace  —  Exclusive Interview Will Air On '60 Minutes' Sunday At 7 P.M. ET/PT  —  (CBS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Mike Wallace in Tehran on Tuesday in a rare, exclusive interview with a Western reporter.
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Richard Engel / MSNBC:
Lebanese village moves into hospital
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
40,000 troops poised to enter Lebanon
John Batchelor / New York Sun:
Prelude to War  —  Why is America waiting to be attacked by Iran?
Discussion: Hot Air and TigerHawk
Michelle Malkin:
Be on the lookout  —  Northeast Intelligence Network seems …
Little Green Footballs:
Down the Rabbit Hole  —  A reader asked me to look …
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Discussion: TAPPED and Daily Kos
Richard Morin / Washington Post:
More Evidence That Lefties Have the Right Stuff
Discussion: The RBC and Political Animal
Alan Cooperman / Washington Post:
Muslim Charities Say Fear Is Damming Flow of Money