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Daily Kos: Why Lieberman Website Crashed

Aides to Sen. Joe Lieberman accused Ned Lamont’s campaign Tuesday morning—with no evidence—of attacking and bringing down Lieberman’s website. But Markos (of Daily Kos) seems to have found the real culprit: Lieberman’s $15-a-month web hosting company went down, along with all its clients. (Thanks to reader “publius” for the link.)
Check out Lieberman’s unfounded accusations
What an oddly petty conclusion to a race that has hinged on the most consequential of all topics.

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You Won?t Have Ney to Kick Around Anymore

Rep. Robert ?Bob? Ney (R-Ohio) announced he would not seek reelection in November.  Ney, who has been under investigation for corruption related to Jack Abramoff, was pressured by the House Republican leadership to step down at the end of his term.

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AOL Exposes Users

America Online recently released the search queries of more than 650,000 of its users for ?research? purposes.  The data contained three months’ worth of searches that were attached to unique user IDs.  No names were included with the release, but private information was easily gleaned from some of the queries.

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Now Hezbollah Stands Accused of War Crimes

Just a few days after reporting that Israel was committing war crimes against Lebanese civilians, the watchdog group Human Rights Watch has accused Hezbollah of similar crimes inflicted upon Israeli noncombatants.

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Lebanese PM Rejects U.N. Cease-Fire Plan

From the AP: “Lebanon’s government rejected a U.N. cease-fire plan backed by President Bush on Monday, demanding Israel immediately withdraw even before a peacekeeping force arrives and promising to send 15,000 troops to take control of the Hezbollah stronghold along the border.”

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Lieberman’s Last Stand: Scare Tactics

With mere hours to go before the Connecticut primary vote, Sen. Joe Lieberman said a victory for challenger Ned Lamont would send a message to the country: ?In the Democratic Party, there?s no room for strong-on-security Dems.?
Actually, a victory for Lamont would send a message that there’s no room in the party for Dems who coddle President Bush as he exploits the so-called war on terror to launch imperialist misadventures.

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Greenwald: Neocon Policy, R.I.P.

In the above photo, arch neoconservative William Kristol takes a pie in the face while delivering a pro-Iraq war speech in 2005. Bestselling author Glenn Greenwald describes (Salon, ad wall) how pundits like Kristol are on the run everywhere—after their bloodthirsty, imperialist policies have proved disastrous for America and global stability.

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More on the Army’s Fired Gay Linguist

He had one of the most sought-after skills in the entire U.S. arsenal: a working knowledge of Arabic. And the Army discharged him for being gay—after subjecting him to witch-hunt-style questioning. ABC News interviews him. (Earlier: original story)

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GOP PR Firm Hid Authorship of Al Gore Satire

An anti-Al Gore / global warming video recently appeared on YouTube. It posed as an amateur work, but was in fact created by a slick Republican public relations firm that shills for Exxon.

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Bush Staffers Consulting With Christian Apocalyptic Fiction Author

Joel C. Rosenberg, who writes “Left Behind”-style books about the apocalypse, told the Washington Post (scroll down) he was invited to the White House last year to talk current events and biblical prophesy, and has been in touch with several staffers since. (Above photo a satire.) [h/t: Tiny Revolution]

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